En-Lugal wrote:Indeed, your analogy was very simple. Unfortunately, it had nothing to do with what I actually said.
at1with0 wrote:You said that since the TSA has failed to prevent some people from carrying firearms on airplanes that somehow shows that the TSA is not effective.
Considering what it is they're trying to prevent, yes. So what you're saying is that a 9/11 style attack is acceptable every few months then? If responsible citizens hadn't pointed out these security breaches, that's exactly what would have happened. If these citizens had been less than upstanding, well. Of course it continues to happen and security risks that are pointed out continue to be ignored, while more stringent and ineffective measures continue to be added.
at1with0 wrote:I am saying that an agency need not be 100% effective to be of great benefit to society.
That might fly, pun intended, if we were talking about loss prevention at walmart or valet parking.
at1with0 wrote:Besides, the TSA has been 100% effective in preventing 9/11-type attacks.
Actually, law-abiding citizens have been 100% effective in preventing 9/11 type attacks.
DIss0n80r wrote:You forgot to add, "Thank God he shot a bunch of little kids and teachers instead."
capricorn wrote:First of all rath, you may want to revise your quote above, greeney said that, not me. But in any case, I completely agree with it, so you might as well just leave it.En-Lugal wrote:
Not according to the quote. But regardless of who said it, the statement is still wrong.
But you probably are offended by my saying that? Because honestly, almost all I see here is absurdity and paranoia. Hey, you think the aliens are behind the gay agenda? They want us to stop breeding and go extinct, so they're using gays to destroy us from within.rath wrote:No you don't because your still making the same mistake .... your miss interrupting the information based on a flawed understanding of the Australian facts & figures.
you mean misinterpreting?
All I am doing is regurgitating the same information from the website you sent me which shows the facts... and that is your country is increasing in violence despite giving up your guns. But you don't want to look at the facts, you just want to stick your head in the dirt.
rath wrote:No you don't because your still making the same mistake .... your miss interrupting the information based on a flawed understanding of the Australian facts & figures.
capricorn wrote:you mean misinterpreting?
capricorn wrote:God knows what he would have done had he not had access to guns, probably something even worse, ala Timothy McVeigh