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Friday, July 22, 2005

SPECIFIC instructions for avoiding terrorist attacks

Bob Harris notes that subway bombings and the like are so frightening because they seem so completely random. He suggests the following precautions:
Be very wary of anyone or anything random around you.

If you're on the street, and some random guy walks by, don't just be a victim -- protect yourself. Run.

Any random-looking package should be considered suspicious. Point these out to police when you see them.

Random buildings will be the terrorists' next logical target. Avoid them.

If you see any random object, alert others. Scream if you must.

And if confronted by any random situation, don't do anything random in response.

This will only make things worse.

Instead, go somewhere specific. Do specific things with specific people, and await rescue.