We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Why is it the NYT always feels a need to point out to every terrorist living here and abroad where they could strike next? It seems that in this day, when all Americans must put their national security concerns first, an article should not be published until after the problem has been addressed and rectified. But then, I am just a suburbanite watching the world blow itself up from afar. Another discovery I have made about myself and I am sure I will get a lot of grief for it but I don't really care is that I am guilty of racial profiling; I would rather be wrong about thinking someone looks like they could blow up a bus and have to apologize than having to pray for their victims. In this century, the rules are changing the way the game of life is played. From the NYT:
While there have been no intruders found in the underwater tunnels, homeless people and others have been found wandering onto the tracks and into regular subway tunnels underneath the streets and have been arrested or ejected from the system. Experts said that a constant police presence around the tunnels may be necessary, no matter the expense. "At its root, while the immediate purpose of terrorism is to kill or harm people, its ultimate purpose is to frighten or demoralize," said Arnold M. Howitt, the executive director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at Harvard, who has written extensively about domestic preparedness. "Having people die in a tunnel, particularly if it were flooded, would be a dramatic statement and a propaganda victory for terrorists."Click here: Who's Watching the Underwater Tunnels? - New York Times