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    In Which NTodd Says His Peace

Sunday, December 21, 2003
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Wonder If DHS Will Hire Me?

The Department of Homeland Security clearly needs a webmaster who is on the ball. CNN:

The United States raised its terror threat level from yellow (elevated) to orange (high) on Sunday, citing a "substantial increase" in intelligence pointing to threats during the holidays season that are "perhaps greater now than at any point" since 9/11.

Yet this is what shows up on the DHS website:

So, Secretary Ridge, will you give me a job to keep your site updated?


[Update: Seriously, this is just a stupid, stupid system. I still don't know what the hell I'm supposed to do in response to the Orange level. Is this when I have to get out the plastic sheeting and duct tape? Should I turn in swarthy people to the local authorities? Dunno. Yesterday's Boondocks says it all for me:

What confuses me is that we're safer now that Saddam was captured, right? So why the elevation? What's that you say? We're not? Ah. so Howard Dean wasn't crazy afterall. And apparently most of us are on board with him:

Dean has said that while he applauds the U.S.' capture of Saddam, it will not make the U.S. any safer, and most voters agree. 85 percent of Democratic primary voters think the threat to the U.S. will either rise or stay just as it is following Saddam's capture -- a feeling shared by 78 percent of all voters nationwide.

Happy Holidays from the DOD and DHS.]

[Update, 12/22, sometime this afternoon the DHS finally updated their website:

Now I feel more secure.]

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