The Continuing Cheapening of the Word "Terrorism"
Illegally diverting water is terrorism:
South Australian Premier Mike Rann says the diversion of water from the Paroo River in Queensland is an act of terrorism during a water crisis.
Anonymously threatening people with messages on playing cards, like the Joker in The Dark Knight, is terrorism:
Giles County deputies arrest two county teenagers they say made terroristic threats to people on playing cards.
Investigators say 18-year olds Brian Stafford and Justin Dirico left eight threatening playing cards at the Pearisburg Wal-Mart on Saturday, August 9th. The cards read "9 people will die" and "9 people will suffer" with the date 8-15-08.
A ninth card was found on a car at the Dairy Queen on Sunday, August 10th.
EDITED TO ADD (8/26): In the UK, walking on a bicycle path is terrorism.
Posted on August 18, 2008 at 11:39 AM • 43 Comments