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The Northerner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 02:31 PM
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Color-Coded U.S. Terror Alerts to Be Replaced by Specific Warning System
The U.S. is abandoning the color- coded terror-alert guide adopted by the Bush administration in favor of a system designed to provide more specific warnings, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.

The new system will recommend what actions should be taken to guard against a specific threat, Napolitano said in a speech today at George Washington University in Washington. The department will begin phasing out the color codes today and end the system in April, she said.

We will provide whatever information we can so you can know how to protect yourselves, your families and your communities, she said.

The color coding, lampooned on such comedy shows as Saturday Night Live, has been criticized as being too vague by lawmakers, security analysts and travelers since its adoption after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. In November, a senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity said scrapping the color codes was under consideration.

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-01-27/color-coded-u-s-terror-alerts-to-be-replaced-by-specific-warning-system.html
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foxfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 02:35 PM
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1. Well, that just tickles me pink.
:P
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:17 PM
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2. I thought those went out with GWB anyway. I don't remember any
alerts since the dim son left office.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:18 PM
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3. But will they be any more credible?
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