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False Alarm? Alert Partly Based on Lies [ABC News]
The informant described a detailed plan that an al Qaeda cell operating in either Virginia or Detroit had developed a way to slip past airport scanners with dirty bombs encased in shoes, suitcases, or laptops, sources told ABCNEWS. The informant reportedly cited specific targets of government buildings and Christian or clerical centers.Oy. I haven't noticed "dissipated alarm" around here... 1 comment(s)
Why is it a problem to raise the threat level before giving the informant a polygraph? I think this is a good idea!Add a comment...
Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness. The page links to PDF chapters of a guide to being prepared for various extreme circumstances such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and more. Of current interest is its section on man-made hazards, containing a chapter on National Security Emergencies.
Repeat, that's Twentieth Century Fox Home Video. Not exactly an indie studio that can't afford a proofreader.
<shudder> I'd be ashamed to work there.
New Safari beta (v60). Talking Points Memo now renders properly, and selected text appears to be draggable (though it takes a bit of practice). Woo.
Officials: Safe Room Is Not No. 1 Priority [Washington Post]
"I'm not going to tell people not to [prepare to construct a safe room], but there are so many other things that people have not done," said Randall Larsen, director of the private Anser Institute for Homeland Security... "Creating a communications plan, having an extra supply of important prescription drugs, getting a good supply of diapers or infant formula if you've got infants."Sally Quinn also recommends a respirator mask (especially for Metro riders), among other things: We Can Do Better Than Duct Tape by Sally Quinn [Washington Post]
The government needs to tell the public that everyone should have an N95 mask (which costs $1) with them at all times.Speaking as a DC Metro resident, this sure is distracting. 1 comment(s)
FYI - per Home Depot's website, an N95 mask is a toxic dust filtration mask that you wear when sanding painted surfaces. My guess is this is readily available at any hardware store. Given that I ride the L in Chicago every day to work, I'll be getting these over the weekend...Add a comment...
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