Well it happened again. Despite government’s best efforts to scare the crap out of everyone just prior to Independence Day in the USA, there was NO terrorist attack. Nothing happened. But we did get to hear all about that “increased chatter” that “authorities” were aware of. And we got glimpse of highly militarized police.

Notice that before real terrorists strike nobody picks up any chatter. No worries about Charlie Hebdo. No warnings to beachgoers vacationing in Tunisia. The police are doing their normal chores of upholding the law by answering 911 calls and writing tickets for various infractions.

If authorities in the USA really thought there was going to be an attack of some sort, they’d be way ready and may not even bother to scare ordinary citizens about it.

Perhaps someone somewhere decided that every now and again we need a little spookin’ … Just enough so we can’t feel 100 percent alright at a fireworks display. Just enough so lots of police can walk around with big menacing weapons for all of us to see and for the TV news to report.

I hope we never again have to bear an attack like 9/11. But if one were to happen, you can safely assume we won’t get any advance notice.

Back in December I thought that my years of reporting about the ongoing fracking debate in New York State had ended with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision that hydraulic fracturing and the Empire State did not make a good fit.

Fast forward to this week, and like the proverbial phoenix, the pro v con battle is back in the headlines. Back in my headlines! I wonder if it will last for very long this time, or if this latest development merely constitutes “aftershock.” Stay tuned.

 

My mid-day radio story is all about local (Albany NY) participation in National Bike To Work Day.

Pictured here is Dennis Gaffney – aside from being a member of the Mayor Kathy Sheehan admin here in New York’s Capital City, Dennis knows a thing or two about cycling! And he’s one of the most helpful and pleasant PR people I’ve dealt with in my long radio career.

And what a great day for cycling. I opted against biking to work myself, for two very good reasons. (1) I don’t have any saddlebags or any way to carry my stuff I need for work. And, (2) I hate my bike helmet. I need to get one more like Mayor Sheehan’s… the nice folks at the Downtube promise they can fix me up with the right equipment.

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This article came to my attention via fellow media-blogger Christina Nicholson. Check out my contribution in the “comments” section!

Come to think of it, I blogged about this as well!

I have been informed that as of today, I’ve been on twitter for eight years. Time flies, as does the twitter bird.

You can follow me on Weibo. I’m also on Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, WeChat and SnapChat. Google and ye might find. If you’re lucky…

 

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