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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:59 AM
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Color-Coded Threat Level Advisory Under Attack
Color-Coded Threat Level Advisory Under Attack

The often-spoofed, color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System may get an overhaul moving from five colors to three in a bid to win the public trust.

The nation has been at Yellow, an elevated significant risk of terrorist attacks for three years. International and domestic flights have been at an Orange high risk of terrorist attacks for the same period.

A proposal by the Homeland Security Advisory Council, unveiled late Tuesday, recommends removing two of the five colors, with a standard state of affairs being a guarded Yellow. The Green low risk of terrorist attacks might get removed altogether, meaning stay prepared for your morning subway commute to turn deadly at any moment.

The Threat Level advisory system was set up in 2002 in the wake of the 2001 terror attacks and has changed 17 times the last in 2006. It has never been lowered to Green low risk of terrorist attacks or the Blue general risk of terrorist attacks.

There is currently indifference to the public Homeland Security Advisory System and, at worst, there is a disturbing lack of public confidence in the system, the council wrote Janet Napolitano, the Homeland Security secretary.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/09/threatleveladv...
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:02 AM
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1. I thought we were at Mauve.
:shrug:
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Nuclear Unicorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:07 AM
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3. Fuscia
Although we may have to raise it to lavender or coral if things continue to deteriorate.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:09 AM
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6. Maybe things will get mellow and we can lower it to burnt umber.
Always a good color to have on the palette.
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Nuclear Unicorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:35 AM
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9. How do we signal that?
Stick a light bulb in Max Baucus' nose?
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Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:06 AM
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2. They need colors indicating False Flag...oh, wait, already got those:
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:08 AM
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4. Oh noes, the dreaded Chartreuse Threat!
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:09 AM
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5. Something like a "Boehner Orange" should be considered
Very visible, but soft as shit.
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flor de jasmim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:12 AM
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7. How about a color called "Be vigilant violet"?
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Nuclear Unicorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:38 AM
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10. With a jazz accompaniment
Because everybody likes sax and violets.

Sorry, bad pun, wa-a-a-ay too much coffee this morning. I'm all giddy.
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FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:21 AM
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8. How about "normal" and "oh, shit!"
"normal" - a terrorist attack may happen.

"oh, shit!" - a terrorist attack just happened.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:25 AM
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11. Plaid Alert!!!
There are some normals problems, some big problems and some down right ape shit problems.

I'll be over here playing the bagpipes.

:rofl:
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