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The US govt. has heightened the security talk heading into a holiday weekend. Better safe than sorry ? Some might say that but it seems like there have been 100 such occasions (watch out for 9/11/2015) where the alerts were raised. It's like crying wolf or the sky is falling. Yes there is crazy stuff happening around the world, especially in the middle east. Those who work in this capacity in the US seem to have done a good job keeping an eye on the issue.
Keep issuing warnings and eventually you can say I told you so. However, if nothing happens after 100 times when warnings were made, you begin to lose credibility.
Today there were reports of gun shots at a navy facility in DC. After a quick inspection, no gunman was found.
(Locally) Today in Columbus, Ohio a plane on the way from St. Louis to DC was ordered to land in Columbus because of a passenger who was making threatening remarks. Other passengers must have been upset because they we 85% of the way to their destination. Plane was emptied and passengers were questioned. Dogs sniffed luggage and no bad things were found.
With this holiday involving loud sounds, big crowds, night time celebrations and travel...... I imagine those involved in looking for problems will have their hands full.
Hopefully everyone will have a safe holiday.