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Re: Fwd: Price of Gas; Now Duct Tape

I'm with you, Eva, even though I am safely tucked away in the boondocks.
Americans have notoriously short memories and huge narcissistic tendencies.
If we weren't in the midst of the 9/11 tragedy like you were, then we can
pretend it never happened and that it won't happen again.  I don't know
where this duct tape thing started, but everyone I've heard on NPR or PBS
has said to forget about it, whether they're from the administration, from
the private sector, or rescue organizations.  Duct tape may be silly, but
the situations people are trying to prepare for are not.  Stay safe, Eva--my
thoughts are with you.

Linda in Wyoming

> That's all well and good for all of you who live in the boondocks
> [personally--I envy you a little bit right now], but I'm a little bit
> worried about the mornings when I'm running to court & go to hop on the
> subway when one of these @@**&&!!@@**!! bastards detonates a breifcase
> of vx, mustard or saran gas or a dirty bomb, or whatever is the weapon
> of mass destruction of choice.
> No, I haven't bought plastic or duct tape. I just don't have enough time
> on my hands to try to construct a 'safe room', plus I don't think it
> would work.
> In a message dated 2/14/2003 1:11:15 AM Eastern Standard Time,
mtalt@hort.net writes:
> > Even if some group slips past our numerous and costly assorted
> > government agencies in charge of security, their goal would be high
> > numbers and those are only found in major urban areas, so anybody in
> > a small town upwind of a major city has more chance of getting hit by
> > a car crossing the street than suffering from a terrorist attack.  In
> > fact, even those of us living in areas that present lovely targets
> > need to simply get on with life and worry about what we need to worry
> > about, which does not include going into panic mode about
> > terrorist
> > attacks.  Remember the story about Chicken Little...
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