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.
Although it seems to have been overlooked by the media, it is hard not to conclude that Islamist acts of terror are not usually preceded by specific threats, and Islamist threats are not usually followed by attacks. This is basic psychological warfare, and usually works well – authorities in target states must not ignore the threats, and defending against the threat of attack for an indeterminate time frame is costly as well as stressful.