I'm a big fan of Michael's posts these days. Good and thorough without sounding like some tinfoil-FoxNews drone. But anywho, onto the article that was linked.
If you don't want to read it in it's entirety, at least watch this 44 second video of what life is like in places we like to poke fun at and think we know what's what. Actually, I dare you, because I for one am proud to live here in the US of A. But what worries me is just how laid-back and comfortable we've become as a nation.
I mean is there anywhere here in the continental US where one moment you are filming a wedding, and the next scrambling for a bomb shelter?