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    Quote Originally Posted by genglandoh View Post
    Title: Police evacuate the Louvre in Paris after bomb threat grips France on election day
    Link: http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/...aris-terrorism
    Bomb threat forces evacuation of Toledo Jeep plant

    http://www.wlwt.com/article/bomb-thr...icials/3230147

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    Bombs trigger evacuation of 50,000 people in Hanover.

    About 50,000 people in Hannover have been evacuated from their homes while experts defuse three British bombs dating from World War Two.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39828327
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Bomb threat forces evacuation of Toledo Jeep plant

    http://www.wlwt.com/article/bomb-thr...icials/3230147
    Wow, sad.

    From the link: Ironically, there is one report that shows Ohio is the number one state for school threats.

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    I'm not sure that is ironic...
    School shootings are moronic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genglandoh View Post
    Just came back from another trip and still no police with automatic rifles at the following airports
    1. Cleveland
    2. Minneapolis–Saint Paul
    3. Phoenix
    4. Detroit
    The list grows of US airports with no police having automatic rifles.
    1. Cleveland
    2. Charlotte NC
    3. Wilmington NC

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    small town peace officers here in the states

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    Quote Originally Posted by genglandoh View Post
    The list grows of US airports with no police having automatic rifles.
    1. Cleveland
    2. Charlotte NC
    3. Wilmington NC
    Oh my 3 airports out of how many airports in this country?

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    Since I started this thread I have been in the following Airports and have seen no police with automatic rifles.
    I have traveled most of my business career and I have NEVER seen a Police Officer at an US Airport with and Automatic Weapon.

    1. Cleveland (multiple times)
    2. Atlanta (multiple times)
    3. Washington National
    4. Bangor Maine
    5. Minneapolis–Saint Paul
    6. Phoenix
    7. Detroit
    8. Charlotte NC
    9. Wilmington NC
    10. Tallahassee FL

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    It was scheduled to end in July but the France Government decided to extend it for the 5th time.
    2 years for constant troops in the streets with automatic weapons.

    Title: France Extends State of Emergency to Nov. 1
    France introduced the state of emergency in the aftermath of the November 2015 terrorist attacks across Paris which left over 100 people dead.
    The state of emergency has since been extended five times. For each extension, civil rights groups have raised concerns and urged its suspension.
    Link: https://financialtribune.com/article...gency-to-nov-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by genglandoh View Post
    Since I started this thread I have been in the following Airports and have seen no police with automatic rifles.
    I have traveled most of my business career and I have NEVER seen a Police Officer at an US Airport with and Automatic Weapon.

    1. Cleveland (multiple times)
    2. Atlanta (multiple times)
    3. Washington National
    4. Bangor Maine
    5. Minneapolis–Saint Paul
    6. Phoenix
    7. Detroit
    8. Charlotte NC
    9. Wilmington NC
    10. Tallahassee FL
    They're in their cruisers, firing pins removed, trigger locks installed, ammo in a seperate, locked compartment, magazines limited to three rounds.
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    Ever notice how the RWWN flock together to resurrect crap posts? Seems that coming up with something new is totally beyond them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Brennan View Post
    Ever notice how the RWWN flock together to resurrect crap posts? Seems that coming up with something new is totally beyond them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdh View Post
    They're in their cruisers, firing pins removed, trigger locks installed, ammo in a seperate, locked compartment, magazines limited to three rounds.
    Thank you for supporting my posts.
    Police in the US do not normally carry Automatic weapons like they do in France.

    In this day and age of rioters using all sorts of weapons I have no problem with Police having the option of calling in backup with Automatic Rifles.
    But I do not think the Police should be walking around with Automatic Rifles as a normal every day event the way they are in France.

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    Last couple times I was in Tennessee I saw a few people in Walmart shopping with a pistol on their hip.

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    LAX



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    Fort Lauderdale Airport

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    Logan Airport in Boston



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    Not sure what the point is, but there have been troops with automatic weapons in European airports at least since the mid-1970s. Germany in particular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan McCosh View Post
    Not sure what the point is, but there have been troops with automatic weapons in European airports at least since the mid-1970s. Germany in particular.
    And now there are here as well, regardless of whatever blinders the OP is wearing.
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    Obvious question,which parts of France have you visited for comparison genglandoh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    Obvious question,which parts of France have you visited for comparison genglandoh?
    I can ball park it...

    BTW I was just in San Pedro Sula, Honduras for three days (3rd in the world for murder per capita) and saw more automatic weapons in the Atlanta airport prior to leaving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    Obvious question,which parts of France have you visited for comparison genglandoh?
    Paris, at least once. Went to Cardiff and London on the same trip. Reported on his return that his Significant Other was cacking it.
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    6. Phoenix
    You were in Phoenix and didn't look me up? I'm crushed.

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    What's the problem if the police is properly armed according to the current situation? In my work I fly weekly between airports in Sweden and about monthly to airports in the rest of Europe (mostly Norway but also France, the UK, Germany, Finland, the Netherlands and Switzerland). I don't pay attention to the armament of the security personnel at the airpoirts because they pose no threat. In my work I move regularly in and out of military compounds so I'm used to being inspected by men an women with assault rifles. Such armarment does not raise any warning flags par se. The type of armament used by security personnel in different countries differ depending on customs and on the current threat level. Assault rifles at an airport in Greece may be equivalent to pistols in the UK, for the same threat level. Why make an issue of it? The don't follow US regulations.

    Europe is generally safe. I don't understand the purpose of this thread; discouraging turism by US wooden boat enthusiasts to Europe? This thead is just stupid.

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    This thread is just stupid.
    What more need be said?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ERGR View Post
    What's the problem if the police is properly armed according to the current situation? In my work I fly weekly between airports in Sweden and about monthly to airports in the rest of Europe (mostly Norway but also France, the UK, Germany, Finland, the Netherlands and Switzerland). I don't pay attention to the armament of the security personnel at the airpoirts because they pose no threat. In my work I move regularly in and out of military compounds so I'm used to being inspected by men an women with assault rifles. Such armarment does not raise any warning flags par se. The type of armament used by security personnel in different countries differ depending on customs and on the current threat level. Assault rifles at an airport in Greece may be equivalent to pistols in the UK, for the same threat level. Why make an issue of it? The don't follow US regulations.

    Europe is generally safe. I don't understand the purpose of this thread; discouraging turism by US wooden boat enthusiasts to Europe? This thead is just stupid.

    Erik
    I agree. I generally have felt safer in Europe than the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Ross View Post
    You are not being observant. I'm traveling this week, including through Cleveland. I'll bet I can take a picture of a police officer with an automatic weapon this week.

    You're entitled to your fear, but it is untethered from reality. Look at crime rates in Ohio and France. You're at much higher risk at home than abroad. And, once more, you're more likely to die of a lightning strike, a mosquito bite, a bee sting, a fall in your tub, or a car accident than by a terrorist or an illegal alien. I'm sorry that doesn't fit your narrative or the President's, but it's true.
    Apparently you're a weapons expert, if it is holstered, it's a semi automatic weapon, unless their holstering an uzi, highly unlikely, if their carrying what appears to be a military type rifle it could be an automatic weapon, have yet to see any of that type in a US airport.

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    I consider the armament the security personnal display publicly to be mostly for show, to reassure the public. The public in different countries expect different reassurance to show that their politicians are taking the situation seriously whatever the situation is, hence different armament in different countries. I expect that the true and meaningful airport security is hidden from my eyes. Until proven wrong I will continue to believe that airport security is handled by professionals and that I am safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccmanuals View Post
    Fort Lauderdale Airport


    Thank you for supporting my posts.
    Police in the US do not normally carry Automatic weapons like they do in France.

    All there were not normal for these Airports but happened during a heightened level of security.
    1. Los Angeles Airport (LAX)
    These images are from Sept 11 2011.
    Many security threats across the country on that date.

    Title: F-16s scrambled in two flight incidents
    In the first incident, the Transportation Security Administration was notified of passengers allegedly behaving oddly on American Airlines Flight 34 from Los Angeles International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, said TSA spokesman Greg Soule.
    Link: http://www.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/09/11...ces/index.html

    2. Fort Lauderdale Airport
    This image was from January this year when the Airport had a shooting killing 5 and wounding 6.

    Title: Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: New details on shooting suspect, victims' conditions
    Link: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/for...107-story.html

    3. Boston Logan Airport
    The first image was from Aut 10th 2006
    Massachusetts State police patrol with automatic weapons inside a terminal at Logan International Airport in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006. The response to the terrorist threat announced Thursday produced long lines at airports as security officials scrambled to put new measures in place and passengers faced perplexing new restrictions, including a ban on carrying liquids onto aircraft.
    http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2006/aug/10/104213/

    The 2nd image was also on Jan 6 2017 when Fort Lauderdale had a shooting killing 5 and wounding 6.
    Link: http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/ne...re-id631155104

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wilkinson View Post
    I can ball park it...

    BTW I was just in San Pedro Sula, Honduras for three days (3rd in the world for murder per capita) and saw more automatic weapons in the Atlanta airport prior to leaving.
    I have to call BS on this one.
    I have visited Atlanta 3 times this year and traveled thru the Airport making connection 2 other times.
    So I have been in the Airport 8 times just this year.
    I have NEVER seen a single Automatic Weapon in the Atlanta Airport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    small town peace officers here in the states

    Not your typical town in the US.
    It was taken during the Ferguson Riots and it was criticized for using military equipment.
    It proves my point that this type of military equipment is NOT used everyday the way it is in France.

    Title: Ferguson violence: Critics rip police tactics, use of military equipment
    Link: www.cnn.com/2014/08/14/us/missouri-ferguson-police-tactics/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan McCosh View Post
    Not sure what the point is, but there have been troops with automatic weapons in European airports at least since the mid-1970s. Germany in particular.

    The point of this thread was to explain to people the troop levels in France has increased a lot due to the recent Terror attacks.

    Title: April 15 2016 Thousands of troops on Paris streets but are they France's new Maginot line?

    Troop presence in France hit 10,000 after Paris attacks. Many welcome them, but others fear it is a ‘political anti-anxiety measure’
    Link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...s-france-safer

    Title: 13 December 2016 French parliament votes to extend state of emergency until after 2017 elections
    Link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...2017-elections

    Title: 50,000 police officers mobilised to protect polling stations over fear of terror attack during French election
    Thousands of police officers supported by military units will be deployed across France as the country prepares to go to the polls this week to elect its next president.
    Link: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7687736.html

    Title: France Extends State of Emergency to Nov. 1
    France introduced the state of emergency in the aftermath of the November 2015 terrorist attacks across Paris which left over 100 people dead.
    The state of emergency has since been extended five times. For each extension, civil rights groups have raised concerns and urged its suspension.
    Link: https://financialtribune.com/article...gency-to-nov-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by genglandoh View Post
    The point of this thread was to explain to people the troop levels in France has increased a lot due to the recent Terror attacks.
    In case you haven't noticed, to many here Europe represents what the USA should be. I agree that there are many things Europeans and their governments do that I'd like to see more of here in the States. Not everything, but alot.

    But to those who really want to be like Europe, the idea that things aren't always perfect seems to threaten their whole image of the place. I don't know why, but for whatever reason, even the smallest amount of negativity on the subject invokes a strong response from that crowd. So, you get a thread like this one.

    If you'd restrict all your negative commentaries to the USA, you will find acceptance and peace in the Bilge. They like to flog themselves in a self-cleansing ritual here... it's an old white guy thing.
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