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#29460 - 07/26/04 06:42 PM The UKs advice on terrorism
joblot Offline
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Registered: 02/21/03
Posts: 258
Loc: Scotland
Three years after 9/11 the British Government has finally produced a pamphlet on what to do in the event of a terrorist attack. A copy of which will be sent to every house hold in Britain.

http://www.preparingforemergencies.gov.uk/booklet/index.htm

I haven't read all of it yet, but it seems very much to reinforce what has been said on this forum - without the emphasis on knives and guns.
Listening to a few TV interviews with Joe Public, most people will glance through it and throw it away <img src="/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
Others complain that the 8.3 million pounds spent on it would have been better spent else where.
It makes me angry to think, that if the worst does happen, those people will probably be the first to blame the government for not doing enough, but refuse to take advice and take a few simple precautionary measures.
How can anyone complain about the "nanny state" when people refuse to take responsiblity for their own lives?. <img src="/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> The attitude seems to be - " it won't be me, and anyway they'll take care ot it"

Maybe we will have to learn the hard way....

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#29461 - 07/26/04 07:02 PM Re: The UKs advice on terrorism
Anonymous
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I see they have the same emphasis on "Call 999" that we have for "Dial 911" for assistance. Unfortunately, too many people are lulled into a sense of imminent security and/or assistance by thinking that they can rely on this "public service" instead of preparing and acting on their own.

Alas, our emergency response system has been proven quite fallable and easily overwhelmed.

How is your emergency system?

~Sarah

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#29462 - 07/26/04 11:13 PM Re: The UKs advice on terrorism
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Registered: 11/14/03
Posts: 1224
Loc: Milwaukee, WI USA
Joblot:

This is exactly why I said on a previous post, tell the people who know you prepare and will be prepared that you will not help them. The shock of having a friend or aquaintance who could help telling them they will not help will induce more participation on their part, or at least when the excretement hits the oscillating member, they will not bother you out of embarrassment or because they know you will not be there for them.

Tough to do, but better for them and you.

Bountyhunter

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#29463 - 08/01/04 04:53 PM Re: The UKs advice on terrorism
Johno Offline
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Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 212
Loc: Scotland
There is a more humourous, if politically challenging version at: Alternative Site
Johno


Edited by Johno (08/01/04 04:55 PM)
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#29464 - 08/01/04 07:13 PM Re: The UKs advice on terrorism
Anonymous
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Thanks, Johno, that was a fun read.

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#29465 - 08/01/04 07:15 PM Re: The UKs advice on terrorism
joblot Offline
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Registered: 02/21/03
Posts: 258
Loc: Scotland
Briillant!! <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

It reminds me of this....on a related theme:

http://www.coxar.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

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#29466 - 08/01/04 07:40 PM Re: The UKs advice on terrorism
frenchy Offline
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Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 1320
Loc: France
Really funny !

and I don't even understand every joke/allusion ..... <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#29467 - 08/02/04 02:33 PM Re: The UKs advice on terrorism
Anonymous
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Bloody brilliant that!

Thank you!

~Sarah

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#29468 - 08/03/04 05:49 PM Re: The UKs advice on terrorism
Anonymous
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Unfortunately, the UK government seems to have taken that spoof site way, way too seriously ...

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#29469 - 08/03/04 06:11 PM Re: The UKs advice on terrorism
bountyhunter Offline


Registered: 11/14/03
Posts: 1224
Loc: Milwaukee, WI USA
I wish I could comment on the British (And Californians.), but the threads I do so on, always seem to be getting shut down.

Since the threads are more important to me than my own little jabs, I will not comment.

Bountyhunter <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

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