Security is clearly a big issue after the Boston Marathon terrorist attack. What the public in general and single individuals in particular need is bomb sniffing dogs. By the tens of thousands.
Not sure if we have a reliable number on how many dogs we have a household pets. So far only police and military have bothered to breed and nurture dogs for bomb sniffing. But clearly police forces should ramp up their K9 units. Dogs are not that expensive. Dogs can move quickly. Dogs and plain clothes officers can move around without creating too much attention.
You have cops patrolling in cars and working grids. Increase the foot patrols with bomb sniffing dogs especially in public areas.
Do you manage large facilities and events such as football stadiums, sporting and concert venues hire security with bomb sniffing dogs. Pretty soon when you come to work a dog will sniff you before you enter the building. Subways, airports, train stations you name it. Man’s best friend.
A lot of service men have avoided death and wounds because of dogs.
Are you rich and have a lot of toys? Are you worried about bombs. Get a family pet trained to sniff out bombs.
By the way if you run a hardware store and someone is buying a lot of nails and ball bearings make sure he/she is on security camera with good facial recognition. Take note of what plastic they use to pay. Check the parking lot security cam and get the license plate. Tell them to have a nice day. Most people respond instinctively by looking up, maybe smiling and wishing you the same. Mark that time point on the camera scan and call security.
Don’t let the bastards get you down.
George Gutowski writes from a caveat emptor perspective.