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Sunday, April 25, 2004

How do you spell 'Paranoid' H-O-M-E-L-A-N-D-S-E-C-U-R-I-T-Y

came across this at work through a link a homepage for a university in Texas. Apparently all Texans must be on the lookout for 'suspicious' stuff like:
-Someone showing unusual interest in utilities, government buildings, historic buildings or similar infrastructure. Pay particular attention to someone photographing, videotaping, inquiring about security, drawing diagrams or making notes about such facilities. If they say they are architecture students don't believe them
-Suspicious or abandoned packages, luggage or mail in a crowded place, such as an airport, office building or shopping center. If you find an unclaimed bag in the middle of Lubbock or some other little cowtown, its probably a bomb left by the A-rabs, not just a bag of dirty laudry someone forgot while loading their car
-A stranger loitering in your neighborhood or a vehicle cruising the streets repeatedly. Are you sure those guys in the black and white car are really cops? Maybe the IDs are fake. They could be terrorists! or worse, students from out of town!
-Someone peering into cars or the windows of a home. Only terrorists, criminals and salesmen are curious to know if anyone is home
-A high volume of traffic going to and coming from a home on a daily basis. Obvious the sign of a drug dealer, terrorist, amway distributer, large family or popular teenager
-Someone loitering around schools, parks or secluded areas. Only terrorists spend time hanging out in the park
-Strange odors coming from a house or building. Tell the Special Agent in Charge of the armed seige that your goulash always smell like that, I'm sure he'll understand
-Open or broken doors and windows at a closed business or an unoccupied residence. How do I know its an unoccupied residence if I don't look in the windows?
-Someone tampering with electrical, gas or sewer systems without an identifiable company vehicle and uniform. Like the FBI agent that is installing your phone tap

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