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We use the phrase when we're about to Share Too Much Information. It's a warning to the squeamish, or the non-interested.

But when is information too much?

I was talking to Sydb about the national security warnings, and the possibility (probability?) that we'll start treating them like weather forecasts. Ten percent chance of terror, scattered violence. Etc.

Which leads me to create my first poll.

Poll #44366 Too Much Information

How much would you like to know about National Security Threats?

I want to hear about all threats, no matter how vague the warning.
I want to hear about threats when there are specific enough details.
I want to hear about threats that have been thwarted, after the fact.
I'd rather threats be handled completely behind the scenes - I don't want to hear about them.
Other (Answer in comments).

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well, it wouldn't let me vote. It already showed the answers. I am not sure, but I think I would like to know when real information is recieved. Amorphous danger warnings will dull response. IMO

Well that's just weird. Maybe it's because I answered my own poll?

If you click on the poll number at the top of the poll, you'll get a live journal page that offers you the choice of changing your answer, by clicking on "Fill Out Poll."

Or, just click here.

Just wanted to explain my answer, which was that I didn't want to hear about it at all. It's kind of the MIB philosophy of the only reason I carry on with my peaceful (I don't think they actually said "pathetic" like I thought, I *think* I was being cynical) life is because I don't know about the alien ship that's about to destroy the world, and it's the MIB's job to take care of it in such a way that I never know about it, and thus never *worry* about it or future attacks. I'd like to just have the knowledge that if there are threats, they're being taken care of, and I don't need to know what the threat was and especially *is*. If I hear about it, even after the fact, that let's me know for sure that it *is* happening, and then I start wondering when it's going to happen *again*. If I don't hear about it, I can pretend that it never happened and can't happen. :) This is one of those times when I definitely think the ostrich with it's head in a hole is the best approach, at least for me.

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