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  •  This is relatively local news for me (2+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe, rscopes

    And it was pretty clear from the interviews that they did that this scenario was chosen precisely because it WAS implausible.

    The idea is to train for various acts of terrorism and so they had several elements they wanted to practice: - threat to a dam - hostage taking - injuries to civilians - car/bus explosion

    There's a real problem with choosing something plausible, because first of all, it constricts your thinking too much, and secondly, singling out a likely group is never a good idea.

    The training wasn't wasted, nor was the amount of money inappropriate. A threat to a dam (human as well as natural, as in an earthquake) is a significant possibility. Hostage taking is a perennial favorite. Of course, large amounts of civilian injuries while a situation remains dangerous is something our first responders need to be prepared to handle.

    It wasn't about pot.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Mon Nov 22, 2010 at 08:10:08 AM PST

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