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City of Boston get a grip

Thursday, February 01, 2007

If you saw a Lite Brite sign showing a cartoon character would you think it was a bomb?

Well some idiot hit the panic button in Boston when a bunch of LED signs showed up around town. Turns out it was a promotion for some cartoon show and nothing else. The city said it spent in between $500,000- $1M investigating it. More info here or here.

The lite brite boards had been placed in 10 cities, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, to promote the late-night cartoon and a coming film. The light boards had been in place for two to three weeks, and there had been no complaints from other cities, she said.


This is the kind of stuff that makes me sad about the state of fear in America right now. This is exactly the kind of thing real terrorist organizations want. They want us to be scared of everything and anything and in turn continue to scare lawmakers into taking more Civil liberties away from the American Public. By doing this the terrorist will have won and they did'nt even need to crash any planes or plant any bombs. Another example - How about the numerous F-16 Fighter jets and Blackhawk helicopters flying around the Super Bowl this week in Miami.

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