Are Food Trucks Terrorist Threats? The FDNY Seems to Think So.

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We knew the Wafels and Dinges truck was too good to be true!

According to a recent PowerPoint presentation obtained by the research group Public Intelligence, the Fire Department of New York has been warning its members to keep their eyes out for food trucks of all shapes and sizes. The reason? Well, with more than 3,100 of these guys roaming the streets in large vans each year, a black market for permits is a viable reality. And what's synonymous with the black market? Terrorism.

Unfortunately, the presentation, entitled "Food Trucks: A Transient Hazard," makes a few good points. Sorry in advance but this is the kind of story that you wish you never heard.  

For starters, think about the number of food carts in heavily populated areas, like Times Square and FiDi. You know how many halal trucks are downtown? A lot. Believe me. 

Then think about the "high-profile" areas they can enter with ease. Also, the Department of Homeland Security is mentioned in the presentation as saying that a food truck is about the same size as a surveillance van. Like the ones the Nixon administration followed Woodward and Bernstein with, except much more dangerous.

OK, we'll stop because we're scaring ourselves. Yeah, food trucks could be possible terrorism threats. Watch the presentation yourself and go on with your day. Just don't tell the guys over at Fork in the Road about this. Please.

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DumboJumbo
DumboJumbo

Every few months we hear about how another huge terrorist plot was uncovered... usually by government "informants" who helped with the planning, funding and weapons. It's the perfect excuse to keep soldiers armed with machine guns in Times Square, to keep giving the cops hundreds of millions of dollars, to keep bombing countries overseas, to keep American citizens under surveillance, and to just do whatever the fuck they want. It is in fact the GOVERNMENT who is terrorizing this country. Sadly, every right that has been taken away from us since 9/11, was taken away by our government (and the civilians who allow that to happen).Viva la revolucion ! 

brendan.macwade
brendan.macwade

In the days following 9/11, I feared that NYC would become a lot like Tel Aviv, with car bombs going off all over town. In front of Broadway theaters. In crowded areas. In front of people waiting in line for Apple products (the iPod was released in the fall of 2001). But once smart people like me realized that there were no active or sleeper cells anywhere in the region, and that explosives became far more difficult to obtain in the weeks following the attacks (and that the hijackers didn't live here, but rather attacked us from 'out of town'), I realized that any report mentioning potential terror threats is like reporting the sky is blue. More important, the threats themselves are very small. Smaller than being hit by a taxi or subway. Smaller than being raped. Smaller than being mugged. Wicked small. Carry on.

thisguyspostsarestup
thisguyspostsarestup

You post the dumbest comments on eveery article. Literally every post i read of yours is stupid.

thisguyspostsarestup
thisguyspostsarestup

Glad you think im a republican, cop, who is jewish and pro israel. Keep the dumb posts coming.

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