Category Archives: Overreacting to Threats

The Stupid Bomb

The Brits have a holiday they used to celebrate but they don’t much bother with now – Guy Fawkes Night. Few people now remember the Gunpowder Plot and why it’s important to hate the Pope – he seems harmless enough … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Urge to Overreact to Prove Your Seriousness

Okay, it was Paris, at Charles De Gaulle International Airport (CDG – or Charlie to some, or Chuck). It was the morning of December 23, 2001 – standing in line to check the bags full of Christmas presents for the … Continue reading

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