Non-terrorism terrorism

Jenny - posted on 05/08/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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What's up with the recent NYC incidents?

The RFK shut down the other day with the abandoned UHaul and this my inbox from CNN tonight:

-- NYPD official: Suspicious package that prompted Times Square evacuation contained water bottles.

Has there not been false alarms before? What is with the Breaking News treatment of it now?

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LaCi - posted on 05/08/2010

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They just shut down the census bureau processing center in my neighboring city over red jello. When I read the article I was thinking it was a suspicious jello cup lol, turns out it was the pink fruity powder. The ultimate terrorist attack, right? "NOW YOU'LL NEVER COUNT PEOPLE! BWAHAHAHA"

The conspiracy theorist in me says : republicans are behind it all, to make everyone paranoid about terrorism again. After all, there was no breaking news or terror alert when bush had control of the situation right? Now that we have our socialist, baby eating president who hangs out with the enemy and wants to bring troops home terrorists are in full strike. I mean, who wouldn't be afraid? with flaming underpants and smoking vehicles filled with party supplies we must be under attack.

That's just my personal paranoia though. :)

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I don't get it either... I guess the country is just still paranoid with post-9/11 fears that have been stimulated from the attempted car bomb in Times Square last week. That's really the only thing I can think of...

On another note, my oldest (7) was listening to NPR with me in the car yesterday and asks "Why is there never any happy news?" And I have to say that I want to know the answer too! I want to hear about happy stuff as well as the bad!

Jenny - posted on 05/08/2010

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Well the first one is really what caught my eye. The oil spill was front and center. That is a catastrophic event that will affect us for at least hundreds of years and the story was vacated for an abandoned Uhaul. My immediate thought on the NYC story breaking was that BP was behind it. The training alone reaks of incompetance.

Jodi - posted on 05/08/2010

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Maybe the same reason we hear about drunken footballers antics every weekend - because they've run out of any real news and mistakenly think we care about this stuff :P

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