I don't know if this can be considered political, and if so, I apologize for starting the thread, but I just read that the US Postal Service will be "offering potassium iodide pills to their mail carriers to protect against thyroid cancer in the event of a radiological emergency". Radiological Emergency?!?! Is this going to cause a slight panic among those who are already paranoid about the next terrorist attack against us? Are people going to start stock piling potassium iodide pills "just in case"? I live in Chicago, and I work and live very close to downtown, so if something was to happen here I'd be affected regardless to what it is. And Chicago has been mentioned as a possible terrorist target. I've accepted this fact, and refuse to live my life any differently (except for keeping my eyes open more). At lunch, I overheard people talking about moving to the suburbs in fear of a nuke going off in the loop after reading that article. Granted, all things changes after 9/11, but that seems a little extreme to me. The thought of a nuclear device going off anywhere is frightening, even on a small scale. And watching The Sum of All Fears this weekend didn't help . How likely is this? Freddy C.