Terrorist Attack Risk Quiz
Want to gauge your chance of catching or dying from a biological or chemical terrorist attack? Or a bomb or other attack? Just take this quiz:
Now count the items you checked. If you have ticked off as many as 20 of these questions, there's an overwhelming probability that something else would get you before you ever got near a terrorist attack of any kind.
In fact, there's very little chance, even if you didn't check ANY of the above, that you would be the victim of a terrorist. You have more chance of being the victim of someone else who has ignored the above items.
Thousands and thousands of people die every day in traffic and other accidents, of electrocution, of AIDS, hepatitis and other preventable diseases, from smoking disorders, complications from diabetes or as the result of high cholesterol or high blood pressure, or from drug overdoses or taking contaminated drugs, or by being murdered by their spouse, lover, partner, co-worker, or even just a stranger who they engage in a dispute. We don't get hysterical unless it's a mass murder scene such as Columbine, and for the larger part, do not take the simple preventative steps suggested in the above quiz.
So, calm down, put it in perspective, and take normal precautions as outlined by the authorities. Forget stocking up on antibiotics and gas masks. This is a useless and expensive exercise in false reassurance.
Stock up instead on extra food and bottled water, pet supplies and necessary prescriptions and personal needs. Buy hurricane shutters, or prepare storm cellars, install deadbolts or alarm systems (or train a dog), replace non-GFI outlets near water sources. Make sure you have a smoke detector in every room. Have your furnace checked.
Insist that your car doesn't move unless everyone is quiet and has their seat belt fastened. Keep your vehicle and its tires in good condition. Pull over and park before you make or take a call on your cellular. Take away the kid's bicycles, skates, etc. if you catch them without their helmets on. Take away your teenager's car if you find they have driven without a seatbelt or after drinking, or have been speeding. Make with tough love.
Improve your own diet and that of your family. Drink only in moderation. Don't smoke!!!!!!!!
You'll live a lot longer if you take precautions against these real, present dangers.
And while you're doing these things, support our government's determination to wipe out these vicious and demented terrorists so we can all - in the the USA and other parts of the world - enjoy life more fully.