From the Tabloids
By: Steve Fowler
While our magazine is dedicated
to electrostatics, we feel we have no choice but to voice our theory
on the Anthrax attack in Florida. If our theory is true, we could
not live with the consequences if we did not make every effort to
get it known and make the authorities aware. If we can think of
this, they already have.
The recent anthrax scares in the AMI
building in Florida causes us to review the security of our everyday
lives. This attempt to contaminate the offices of the publishers
of the tabloids like the Globe and the National Enquirer was in
our opinion a move of genius but misguided in its knowledge of the
actual working of the tabloids. These tabloids are not printed in
Florida. They are printed at very few locations around the country
(one in our town of Spartanburg) . These terrorists thought they
would spread the spores of anthrax over millions of papers at every
check our station in our country. They were wrong but now they know
how the tabloids are printed. These tabloids may present the greatest
threat to the USA from bio terrorists. There is no other single
location where the introduction of pathogens could be spread across
millions of people within a few days.
The real threat is at the printing
presses for these tabloids. One person who sprinkles the spores
on the end of the printing press for these tabloids could conceivably
contaminate millions of people. The CDC in Atlanta says that these
spores must be of a certain size to be delivered as airborne pathogens.
Any person who fans through a tabloid causes dust or any particle
to become airborne. This threat must be taken seriously by the Federal
Government. It represents a greater threat than aerial or truck
Fowler Associates has informed the
FBI and White House of this threat but to date has received no response.
If any of our readers has any clout with their representatives,
please make them aware of this threat before we see not 6,000 deaths
but many many more.
We propose that the printing companies
who print mass publications become as secure as our airports. No