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The New Terrorist Threat

August 15th, 2006 by Laura Moncur in News

“You don’t watch the news, do you?”


“Well, there was a new terrorist plot that they stopped in London. At first I thought it was just propaganda, but it looks like the real thing.”


“Yeah. They won’t let you bring any liquids or pastes in your carry-on luggage. I guess the guys were going to assemble a bomb with the chemicals in shampoo bottles or something. You have to check your toiletries or they will just throw them away.”

“Great… I swear. It’s not worth it to fly anymore. Man, we’ve got a trip to San Antonio next month. I don’t want to have to fly with all this hassle. I wonder if we can drive it instead.”

“I’m just glad we drove to Vegas.”

If fear is the spur to prevent danger, then the media is doing the world a service. Somehow, I think it’s not…

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