New Terrorism Warning System Has No Colors

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Yes, you are going to have to read words before deciding how scared to feel about your impending death-by-terrorist. There will be only two levels — "elevated" and "imminent" — and warnings will carry information on "what to do, what to prepare, what to look for and how to get more information," as Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano explained today. Unlike the old system, in which the country was always at an elevated or heightened state of alert, which quickly made the entire thing meaningless, Napolitano said no current terror threats would qualify for a warning under the new system. In other news, Napolitano will be accused of not taking the threat of terrorism seriously in 3, 2, 1 ... [MSNBC]