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    Interesting in a holy shit! kinda way.
    Map of terrorist activity.
    Map of "school incidents".
    Map of illegal alien activity.

    One can see one's meathook future approaching on little cat feet. The last two are US-centric....
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    I've seen the 'terrorist' activity map before. It still shows tenuous info - 20yr old with souvenir WW2 grenade, marketing ploy gone wrong - hardly terrorist activities. As long as everyone is scared we can still spend money on guns!
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    What I learned from those maps... absolutely nothing is happening in Nebraska.
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    ......I thought it was going to be a map to Warren's place....
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    ......I thought it was going to be a map to Warren's place....

    Hah! Surely he lives on Danny the Street so no human can pester him...
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2008
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    An example from the school one:

    “It didn’t directly threaten anyone — or anything,” said Lynne Maslowski, director of student services for the School District of the Menomonie Area (SDMA). “Basically, the student wanted to be at a different school in a different district, and then there was a drawing.”

    So... it wasn't really a threat? On a threat map? I think it's just preying on people's fears that they're never safe ever. I can't remember who said it, but it's something akin to "if you frighten people enough you can get them to do or believe anything."
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    @synthsapien

    I want to live on that street!
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      CommentAuthorRabbit
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2008
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    @ stevewallace : I hear you on that one, except nothing is happening practically in my whole country!

    Why can't Canada be as interesting as the US?
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      CommentAuthorzoem
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2008
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    Those are the ugliest maps I've ever seen. The content may well be interesting, but once they burned through my retinas, I could no longer see to figure it out.
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      CommentAuthorWaxPoetic
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2008
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    @stevewallace - i don't know about "nothing", but i see what you mean.

    thing is, most of our meatpacking industry is staffed by undocumented workers. Christmas time a few years back there was a raid in Grand Island - that was great for the state's PR - take a bunch of parents away (as in really far away) from their children, many of whom were born here and had no where to go, right before the Christmas holiday. i know that the little flashy things are about events that happening RightNow, but i suspect a certain level of omission. then again, this is a state that does business with Cuba contrary to US's embargo. they are weird here.