Thursday, November 25, 2010

Yellow Alert

In the years since it was instituted, the terror color alerts have been among the dumbest things we have seen the government do. The risk was almost always yellow. Apparently a risk of yellow means less than a 1 in 2000 chance of a terrorist attack. However no one wanted to be the idiot who set the alert to green right before a terrorist attack. Every so often they raised it, but again it was useless. A verbal description of what happened and what people should do about it would serve better in all cases.

In a stunning bout of what could almost pass as intelligence by the U.S. government it was decided wasting a decade on such a silly system was enough. Yes, they are eliminating this useless system entirely.

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