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When fear creeps into our lives

April 21, 2013

Brian and I were in Los Angeles this weekend for the Opening of the new Rattlestick production of “Slipping,” by Daniel Talbott. We landed around 4:30 p.m. on Monday at JFK International Airport....

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Apr-21-13 7:57 AM

Of course, we're are vulnerable -- we're always, always, always vulnerable to randomness -- violence, accidents or close calls. its a statistical fact and a fact of life.

But the truth is your have a better chance getting injured or killed in a car accident than by a terrorist act, anywhere in this country.

And in fact, given our population and the number of terrorist acts, successful or not since 9/11, we have been very, very, very safe.

It's your self-centric sense of vulnerability, despite proof to the contrary, which is exasperating and perpetuating fear. You would do well to emulate the Isrealis who have dealt with this stuff more than we could ever imagine and yet, they go on as stoic as ever, not crippled by fear.

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Apr-21-13 9:01 AM

Sarah lives in a major city. The WSJ had a map of terrorist attacks and number, the east coast was high in attempts . rural areas are next to nothing. Its part of the ambience of living in the city , you know diversity.

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Apr-21-13 10:51 AM

Hilarious, liberals invite the snakes into the country and then complain they don't feel safe anymore.

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Apr-21-13 10:59 AM

"I thought back to when I first moved to New York. I was waitressing at a restaurant in Hell's Kitchen called Social Bar & Grill. I was working a few blocks away when an attempted bombing took place around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2010 in Times Square. When I overheard patrons talking about the situation around 9 p.m., I told the manager on duty I wanted to go home (I lived in Queens at the time).

He was taken aback. "You can't go," he said. I was the only waitress on duty and the bar was packed. I left anyway..." A totally ridiculous reaction, and certainly not good for the old job resume', is it? That's how terrorists win.

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Apr-22-13 8:10 AM

mikedavis, you summed it up in a nutshell, excellent. Libs are slow learners aint they ?

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Apr-22-13 10:18 AM

Please, Observer, stop giving this woman a space in your newspaper to feed us her inane garbage. She is living in "the city", and is completely out of touch with western NY, and reality in general. I don't care if she went to FSU, I have a low opinion of most FSU students from "cities" to begin with. And if you think the residents enjoy hearing stories about "life in the city" from this self-indulgent, self-important, baby-killing, drivel-writing turd you're flat wrong. Please, Sarah, stay in "the city" enjoy "city life", terror threat included, as we here in WNY enjoy the freedom of country life without your type cluttering it up for us.

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Apr-24-13 7:40 AM

One thing i have noticed on these bombings. Do not run to a window to see what happened. many people do and get injured that way.

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