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Old 02-11-2002, 10:29 PM
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Unhappy FBI is warning of new attacks...

Stay safe everyone! I am begining to wonder why I live so close to a nuclear power plant
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Old 02-11-2002, 10:52 PM
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I must have missed this one. Anything specific? I think the terrorists are doing this purposely in hopes we will get complacent about all the warnings and then they will pounce. Hope I'm wrong.
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Old 02-11-2002, 11:32 PM
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Actually, this warning was very specific and even mentioned suspects by name. They said some of the attacks could come as early as tomorrow. ...I hope it proves to be fake..
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Old 05-20-2002, 02:49 AM
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more warnings today. just noticed about it when I was reading todays newspaper
this time, they (the FBI etc.) are saying it could be as big or bigger then 9/11
here's some links about it:
http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/05/18/alq...ter/index.html
http://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/...ism/index.html

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Old 05-20-2002, 09:02 PM
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David - I was just reading about these new warnings. It's hard to tell how much of this is false info, politics or real threat. Oh well...I have ceased to worry. Besides, if they hit the local nuclear reactor I will finally have an entry for that "Glow" Gallery challenge! (...sorry about the cynical humor)
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Old 05-20-2002, 09:20 PM
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One is prudent to pay attention to the information released, but , it is well to consider that Terrorist activity is as much Psychological as physical. The anticipation of what MIGHT happen can cause more damage in terms of lost productivity, disorginization and stress related problems than an actual physical occurance. The goal of Terrorism is to demoralize, disrupt and create fear in as many people as possible, and threats accomplish this because they are vague, non specific and even if seeming specific, are still generalized enough to cause anyone, regardless of location, to become disquieted who hears of them. If a specific type of orginization is mentioned, as was the case a while back with Banks, prudence dictates to shut them down...and look at the disruption caused..not only when they were closed, but in the days following the re-openings. It is best to be aware of what is going on around you, report anything out of the ordinary and, like David said, stop worrying. Life is to be enjoyed, not feared. Being alert is the best policy... by being prudent and wary you can avoid snakebite, frostbite and the charms of Saloon girls. Tom
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Old 05-20-2002, 09:59 PM
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Being alert is the best policy... by being prudent and wary you can avoid snakebite, frostbite and the charms of Saloon girls. Tom
Montana must be a rough place!
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Old 05-20-2002, 10:08 PM
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Besides, if they hit the local nuclear reactor I will finally have an entry for that "Glow" Gallery challenge! (...sorry about the cynical humor)
Greg - the was a suitable smilie for that one

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One is prudent to pay attention to the information released, but , it is well to consider that Terrorist activity is as much Psychological as physical
Sooo true. getting everybody scared is exactly what the terrorists are trying to accomplish, so you can't let being scared and paranoid take over your life (unless you're the CIA or FBI).

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Old 05-20-2002, 10:18 PM
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What they are doing is waiting patiently until we get used to all the false warnings and get complacent. Then they attack us again just as we let our guard down.
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Old 05-20-2002, 10:50 PM
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I have to admit to being a bit paranoid. I seem to be the type of person who is constantly running a worse case scenario in my head (My older brother made me watch way too much Twilight Zone as a kid!).

When I was a child I was always paranoid about nuclear bombs going off...when I was in college and taking astronomy classes, I convinced myself that a giant asteroid was about to hit earth...and now, after September 11th (and even before), my doomsday scenario of choice involves biological and nuclear terrorism. I guess that means they are getting to me. Of course, as an artist, all that anxiety is sort of fuel for the fire.
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