For some unknown reason, longtime Turdite StevenBHorse was watching the U.S. morning program called The Today Show earlier today. The discussion there caught him by surprise and I think it will surprise you, too.
The discussion centered around yesterday's "technical glitches" that all seemed to occur nearly simultaneously at:
- United Airlines -- the biggest US airline
- The NYSE -- the biggest US stock exchange
- The Wall St Journal -- one of the biggest financial media websites
- ZeroHedge -- one of the largest alternative financial media websites
What's remarkable about the discussion is how one host admits "would they ever tell us if this was an actual cyber attack"? She then adds "the market was already down 250 points".
Another host admits to immediately asking herself "do I have enough cash?" and she goes on to admit, at the astonishment of her colleagues, that she maintains a "go bag" complete with "cash, mace and MREs".
In the end, I'm not sure what to make of this. If 25% of this panel is at least considering the current, tenuous state of affairs often enough to actually store a "go bag"...well, maybe that's actually good news. Can you imagine if 25% of the entire population was alert and aware enough to do the same? At the same time, the looks of incredulity and scorn on the faces of the other three would indicate that, as a society, we've got a long ways to go.
Anyway, thanks to Mr Horse for bringing this to our attention. Have fun watching and I look forward to reading your comments.