Saturday, December 27, 2003
On the Orange Alert: although Las Vegas would be an obvious target for Islamist terrorists, the level of visible security was limited to a few more police officers on the beat, and security guards checking out cars going into hotel parking lots. Credit to law enforcement for a relatively transparent presence, or criticism for a nonexistent presence? I'm not anti-terrorism expert, so don't ask me, although I'm pretty sure that essentially last-minute security heightening is infinitely less effective than good human intelligence over at the FBI and CIA.
And as for Mad Cow, well, I'd buy American beef if I can buy it in Canada, but I can't anymore. But hey, I consumed copious amounts of beef when they found that BSE case in Alberta, so I think that speaks pretty much for itself. And to all those Canadians going through a massive case of schadenfreude: go eat yourself... ...or maybe some beef.Starting from January 4th, I will be blogging from Mississauga, Ontario. Preparing to get there will consume much of the remainder of 2003. Blogging, hence, will remain occasional and of relatively low analytical skill.