Monday, September 12, 2005

rolling power outages a day after video threat

so i was doing some studying at home and getting ready for a meeting and the power went out. i didn't think anything of it. i thought it may have just been my apartment, because i live in an old apartment building. as i went outside into my hallway, i realized it wasn't just my apartment, but my floor, as i traveled from the 5th floor to the first, i realized it was our whole building. as i was at the front desk, i learned from the radio that the guys were listening to, that it was rolling power outages in the whole city. all of this just a day after the surfacing of this terrorist video tape.

it hasn't taken long for different news sources to report the power problem. reuters seems to have reported it just a minute after it happened. cnn followed up saying how the police department "went on full alert". also tying the fact that "the blackout came a day after ABC aired a videotape of a purported al Qaeda member making terrorist threats against Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia."

just now the la times put out an article basically saying the same things with a few more details. it is funny that the times article was written by an associated press writer and not someone from the la times.

right now i am just posting this info, but i have a meeting now. i have a lot of reflections from these events.


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