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Title: Global Map of incidents of terrorism, etc.
Post by: scamandrius on October 04, 2007, 01:33:22 PM
This was recently forwarded to me.  Click on the link and you get a map of the world with various icons to denote government activities, terrorist attacks, bomb threats, etc.  I don't know how accurate this is (if at all), but just lookin in the left hand corner of what is going on, it really makes me glad for my "uninteresting" life.

See what you think.  http://www.globalincidentmap.com/home.php
Title: Re: Global Map of incidents of terrorism, etc.
Post by: Sophie on October 04, 2007, 01:48:23 PM
No it is not that accurate.Spain for example is not included and it does suffer from terrorist attacks. So I guess, it is rather worse than that.Now that I have a better look though, it seems that it is a constantly updated map so, it could be accurate for the time being.
Title: Re: Global Map of incidents of terrorism, etc.
Post by: Fr. George on October 04, 2007, 01:56:32 PM
Now that I have a better look though, it seems that it is a constantly updated map so, it could be accurate for the time being. 

That seems to be its purpose - to give a current picture of recent terrorist activities, not a full historical map.
Title: Re: Global Map of incidents of terrorism, etc.
Post by: TinaG on October 04, 2007, 01:58:57 PM
I can't tell the timeframe, but I find it hard to believe Russia doesn't score even one little flame icon given the number of Chechen terrorist acts in the relatively recent past.
Title: Re: Global Map of incidents of terrorism, etc.
Post by: Sophie on October 04, 2007, 02:04:28 PM
That was my point, Spain has had recent terrorist attacks - minor in comparison to other countriesĀ“ - but I think this map has the memory of a fish, it seems it only reflects the very latest incidents.
Title: Re: Global Map of incidents of terrorism, etc.
Post by: Veniamin on October 04, 2007, 02:12:09 PM
That was my point, Spain has had recent terrorist attacks - minor in comparison to other countriesĀ“ - but I think this map has the memory of a fish, it seems it only reflects the very latest incidents.

Uh, the settings right underneath the map say that it's for the last seven days.
Title: Re: Global Map of incidents of terrorism, etc.
Post by: Sophie on October 04, 2007, 02:23:21 PM
Right, this is my point.Seven days is good but it is short.We had an explosion only last week, and the map shows Spain clear which is actual but it is deceiving because ETA is active here, just takes its time between attacks.So I guess, it could happen to other countries.
Title: Re: Global Map of incidents of terrorism, etc.
Post by: Veniamin on October 04, 2007, 02:26:30 PM
Right, this is my point.Seven days is good but it is short.We had an explosion only last week, and the map shows Spain clear which is actual but it is deceiving because ETA is active here, just takes its time between attacks.So I guess, it could happen to other countries.

Which would defeat the apparent purpose of the map.  By having such a short time frame as the default (and it's adjustable), it indicates the map is supposed to be an indicator of where incidents are occuring now, not where they've happened historically.
Title: Re: Global Map of incidents of terrorism, etc.
Post by: Sophie on October 04, 2007, 02:31:52 PM
You are right of course. Setting the map on a 30 day span shows a far more disconcerting reality.
Title: Re: Global Map of incidents of terrorism, etc.
Post by: Fr. George on October 04, 2007, 02:33:44 PM
Right, this is my point.Seven days is good but it is short.We had an explosion only last week, and the map shows Spain clear which is actual but it is deceiving because ETA is active here, just takes its time between attacks.So I guess, it could happen to other countries.

Just scroll down and change the map settings to "30 days" instead of "7".  Then Spain will have a few spots.

I think leaving it at 7 Days is good, though, because it reinforces the fact that suspicious activities (and terrorist-type stuff) is happening very frequently.  While it could be used to stir up fear and whatnot, I think it's good to realize what is going on to maintain an awareness of what our brethren are suffering, how thankful we should be to God, and how vulnerable we truly are.
Title: Re: Global Map of incidents of terrorism, etc.
Post by: Sophie on October 04, 2007, 02:35:46 PM
And to conclude, what I mean to say and hope to get my point through is that the map indicates only something which in my opinion is rather bigger. The reference to the map was purely for the sake of it being used as reference.
Title: Re: Global Map of incidents of terrorism, etc.
Post by: Sophie on October 04, 2007, 02:37:17 PM
This is why I said thirty days, please let us not split hairs.It is an opinion, you know.
Title: Re: Global Map of incidents of terrorism, etc.
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on October 04, 2007, 03:06:07 PM
please let us not split hairs.It is an opinion, you know.

But, my dear sister, that's what this site is all about. We very innocently become members thinking we'll learn something about Orthodoxy and then...it hits us; this person just said something incorrect and we must, we must at all costs, correct them. Often it doesn't really matter at all but that's not the point. We can't let another second go by without correcting them. And not only must we correct them, we must do it in a condescending manner by beginning with, "Uh,...". You must not have read the purpose as stated in the agreement form. I mean.. Uh, did you not bother to read the agreement form in it's entirety?!  ;)
Title: Re: Global Map of incidents of terrorism, etc.
Post by: Cephas on October 04, 2007, 03:44:07 PM
+ Irini nem ehmot,

I suddenly feel compelled to correct you of something... but what?  :D
Title: Re: Global Map of incidents of terrorism, etc.
Post by: Fr. George on October 04, 2007, 04:49:18 PM
But, my dear sister, that's what this site is all about. We very innocently become members thinking we'll learn something about Orthodoxy and then...it hits us; this person just said something incorrect and we must, we must at all costs, correct them. Often it doesn't really matter at all but that's not the point. We can't let another second go by without correcting them. And not only must we correct them, we must do it in a condescending manner by beginning with, "Uh,...". You must not have read the purpose as stated in the agreement form. I mean.. Uh, did you not bother to read the agreement form in it's entirety?!  ;)

Or I wrote my post before she wrote hers, but didn't post it until a minute and a half after hers.

Oh, that would be splitting hairs.

But indirectly condemning someone for pointing something out that another poster may have missed on the site they were looking at, that isn't condescending, is it? ;)
Title: Re: Global Map of incidents of terrorism, etc.
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on October 04, 2007, 05:11:24 PM
Or I wrote my post before she wrote hers, but didn't post it until a minute and a half after hers.

Oh, that would be splitting hairs.

But indirectly condemning someone for pointing something out that another poster may have missed on the site they were looking at, that isn't condescending, is it? ;)
Relax, friend, I wasn't referring to you.  ;) Feeling guily 'bout something?  :o  :D
Title: Re: Global Map of incidents of terrorism, etc.
Post by: Fr. George on October 04, 2007, 05:26:56 PM
Relax, friend, I wasn't referring to you.  ;) Feeling guily 'bout something?  :o  :D

Nah... just ornery.
Title: Re: Global Map of incidents of terrorism, etc.
Post by: Ian Lazarus on October 04, 2007, 05:43:37 PM
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Nah... just ornery.

I see that alot here in the South, and everytime I do, it sounds like the person is looking to relieve himself.

I know that aint what it means, but, it just sounds like it.