For the past week or so, I've been hearing a particular ad on Denver radio stations about water tampering. In a very calm and tranquilizing voice, a woman says something to the effect of -
"if you see someone tampering with a fire hydrant, or a city water supply, call authorities immediately. It's up to all of us to stay safe."
Did she just tell everyone in the greater Denver area that there's NO SECURITY at the City Water Supply? and does this strike anyone else as a particularly self-defeating ad?
Here's an idea - why don't' we just paint a big red X on the water treatment center roof so that at least terrorists can find it easily from the sky, and save everyone the trouble of watching by land.
As far as fire hydrants, If someone will tell me what to watch for, I'll definitely monitor the one in my yard, but can you really poison the water supply at a fire hydrant? It seems like that attempt would be kind of obvious, what with the water geyser that would shoot out into the street and all... but I don't really know enough about it to be able to reason it out. I only know enough to have my imagination carry me away with all the horrible things that could (probably not) happen.
And here's the scary part. Well the terrorist thing is the scary part... but here's the OTHER scary part. If *I* can figure out that this ad is possibly getting out more and different information than was intended, shouldn't our elected officials and the crazy person who thought this as was a good idea be able to figure that out, too?
I mean, I'm not the brightest crayon in the knife drawer, but you know.