I've had some dodgy cheese and pickle sandwiches and survived. If I hadn't then one death from food poisoning wouldn't really be classified as a terrorist attack, unless of course it was a politically significant figure such as a head of state and I'm not reall sure how often one appears on the menu at the White House. As for an officer thinking an image was dodgy then he would ask certain questions and PNC check the person in question if the individual was not known then if there was no reason to detain him further then asking him to delete an image would not be an unreasonable request. If the "photographer" objected a senior officer could be brought in to make a decision one way or the other.No-one, and I really do mean no-one can state categorically that a cheese and pickle sandwich has never been used, or ever will be, in the preparation of a terrorist act. In the current political climate it is an act of sheer folly to discount the possiblility.
See how stupid that sounds?
So a police officer would think an image was dodgy enough to ask someone to delete it, but not dodgy enough to investigate further? Really? Especially in "the current climate"?
Actually my first post on this subject was self-deprecating, if you can be bothered to read it properly and wasn't abusive in the least. I think I was actually 5th in line to make a comment on a common, and frankly, on a forum, irrelevant grammatical error. Unless of course it was an English Language Forum. I even managed to slip in a spelling mistake. A difference of opinion does not mean someone is a troll and a lively debate on almost any forum is surely a good thing. The last time I was accused of being a troll was on a military website I joined in order to gain information on something. A member on there posted some photos of an Israeli air attack on a UN compound in Palestine using white phosphorous bombs. All I said was that I thought it was a PR own goal and received a load of abuse. From their comments it was plain I wasn't allowed to have beliefs of my own. I didn't even get round to saying that I thought it was either an appalling error of navigation or a deliberate and murderous attack on in international aid post. Is that the case here? Is it a matter of people being told they might not, possiblly, on odd occasions be allowed to do something they want to do and are in the process of throwing their collective dummies out of the pram?Damn it - you're too quick Ben, I was just typing something similar involving something slightly more obscenely biological
Thebeard - I'm not sure what your agenda is - but you seem to want to argue just for the sake of it!
(just to remind people your initial post on this thread was to be abusive towards this websites owner over his potential misuse of an apostrophe)
I think you need to accept that your slightly 'offbeat' view of the world is somewhat different to people that actually understand the topic.
I am merely engaging in a debate. "I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."