Rescue Ideas Discussion - Do you have an idea that could help save lives?

Review by my3cents on 2001-09-22
In the midst of a national tradegy, some people are asking the question, "What could have been done differently?". We want to hear from our readers if you have any ideas or suggestions that could be implemented in the future to help save lives. All entries will be forwarded to the appropriate government and commercial agencies.
Comments:11 Replies - Latest reply on 2001-10-11
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-09-22:
I think skyscraper towers need to have some sort of escape options for people stranded near the top, like in the terrorist attacks last week.
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-09-22:
I think the airlines should consider enforcing the cockpit doors. Possibly even allow pilots to keep a gun in the cockpit!
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-09-22:
I agree about the skyscraper escape option. People need at least one option to get down in the event that that internal structure of the building is blocked off. I suggest some sort of standardized slide pole be required on each corner of tall buildings to allow escape from fires, etc down to a safe level.
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-09-22:
I don't know if it is feasible to require such things of skyscrapers. There are also many safety issues to be addressed when considering these alternative solutions.
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-09-23:
Yeah, America should stop sticking their nose into other countries business!
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-09-24:
In 1969 I said the US had made a big mistake in siding 100% with Israel, because the Moslems never forgive or forget, AND THEY HAVE THE OIL.
People thought I was crazy. It turns out I wasn't.
They bought Saudi Arabia and Iran, until the Shah was toppled by a wizened old man in a turban. Saudi Arabia could be a surprise, of the nasty kind. If there is an uprising in Pakistan (God forbid), the leader who takes power will possess atomic bombs. The Chechen may sabotage the Russian approach, so the whole area is a tinder box. The principle of Summa (brotherhood) is very strong among Muslims; beware, Western world. God bless America. Please, God, do bless her.
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-09-27:
Guns in the cockpit. That is all I have to say.
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-09-29:
Allow the pilots to carry stun guns. Real guns are too risky.
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-10-02:
Many terrorist entered the country through visas=we have fraud of idenities in many ways going on --each department of student visas and immigration should have very special investigators to make sure the correct people let into our country are really the same people the passports claim who they are.The borders also of the united states should always have a constant vigil.
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-10-04:
I think the scary part is how people can just walk across the US border in many parts of Canada. It is quite impossible to enforce every mile of our border. What if someone just walked one of those suitcase nukes into the US?
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-10-11:
I think people need to just be more aware of things around them. If everybody paid a little more attention, no terrorist could stand a chance in this country!

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