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Commentary :: Human Rights
Homeland Security Sweepst... Grant
14 Jul 2004
Modified: 04:31:34 PM
Homeland Security is the new trough from which hogs of all parties will feed and its your hourly wage filling that trough.
When reading HOMELAND SECURITY pronounce in a booming impressive voice that must be all knowing.

Town nearby just got $45,000 to buy a 4X4 police pickup truck to patrol all 1.5 miles (combined) of dirt roads.

State Police now patroling MA. powerlines in helicopters and on dirtbikes for HOMELAND SECURITY, so far only 14 year olds on dirt bikes arrested, and several horse riders bucked.

Railroad tracks in Ma. now to be patrolled by police forces on specially equiped (read overpriced) ATV's as part of HOMELAND SECURITY. Anyone Mt Biking along tracks will be questioned and possibly hauled in.

Police Forces up and down the coast buying Jet Skis and similar water craft with HOMELAND SECURITY money.

Police Forces purchasing snappy new uniforms and hats with HOMELAND SECURITY money. Some departments as small as 30 personell spending upwards of $50,000.00 on new dudes.

Small town Police Forces purchasing sniper equipment that isnt even common for the Marines and Army. You guessed it using HOMELAND SECURITY money.

Taser weapons soon to be legal for cops in Ma. Again you guessed it part of the push is HOMELAND SECURITY.

Please Add on your HOMELAND SECURITY fleecing and abuse stories.

"The emperor has no clothes"
"the HOMELAND Security Guards have beautiful new uniforms, great titles, star wars equipment, but they are fast a sleep with donuts in their mouths."

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Re: Homeland Security Sweepst... Grant
14 Jul 2004
Also, though Bush waves "Homeland Security" everywhere, as far as I know he still has not funded boarder patrol, and has actually cut funding for it. Ports complain that he cut their money too. How exactly does this help? Well the answer is clear my friends. The terrorists are already here, so we need not protect from an invasion, but rather from the administration.
Re: Homeland Security Sweepst... Grant
15 Jul 2004
How much does a black helicopter cost..????
Re: Homeland Security Sweepst... Grant
15 Jul 2004
All the mentioned additional security measures are typical for the rest of the developed world. We (the united states)are now living like the europeans, security wise. It is unfortunate and may not be right, but it is neccesary.
Snowcone cheats beware
15 Jul 2004
Late word.

Home land security has added a new Snowcone security division. Over 12,000 uniformed and highly trained snowcone inspectors will be on the lookout for anyone substituting grape for lime.

there is speculation they will also investigate shaved ice and popsicles.
Re: Homeland Security Sweepst... Grant
15 Jul 2004
Hay there Me!

Bout 1 to 15 million for the helicopter then probably about $5,000 per can of special SECURITY paint also known as Rust Oleum, to non security specialists.