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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:42 pm 
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POLITICAL ESSAYS
While Backs Were Turned
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April 9, 2005
New York Times
Two States Get High Marks for Five-
Day Antiterrorism Exercise
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The two states are CN and NJ.
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"...Butch Colvin, director of the
Department of Homeland Security's
national exercise program, said the
responses in both states had been
'admirable.'
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"'I'm not the typical fed who sugar-
coats things,' Mr. Colvin said on
Friday during a news conference at
New Jersey State Police headquar-
ters in West Trenton."
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Oh, sugar!
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What about Homegrown Adventurers,
those who caught on to 9/11 style
crimes-without-fingerprints?
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They're around.
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Howdya know?
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April 9, 2005
New York Times
Major Water Main Ruptures in New
Jersey
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"More than 350,000 residents in
three counties of north-central
New Jersey were left without water
or with low water pressure last
night after a major water main...
ruptured in the afternoon...."
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"[A spokeswoman for New Jersey
American Water] said the cause of
the rupture was...undetermined and
might not be known for several
days."
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Back to the first newsstory, which
quotes the chairman of the House
Homeland Security subcommittee on
intelligence:
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"To deal with an incident after
the fact is not our first priority.
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"Our first priority is to prevent
an incident."
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A-HA.
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When I heard that 'one line story' about 350,000 people in NJ being without water I first thought of how difficuly that has to be with no back-up source of water. My second thought was, hmmm, have they found the cause of the problem?

I know water outages are common, but with the fear mongers pushing us to always be afraid it is so easy to chalk everything up to evil forces. We certainly have them running rampant in Bush's America.


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Whenever I read about "fear tactics" and how lately anything bad happening in our country is attributed to "evil," I can't help but think of the Salem Witch Trials and how a general madness ruled the land at that sad time.

Similar intelligence levels are held by those leading our nation presently.

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