|eveline lubbers on Thu, 26 Jun 2003 00:16:02 +0200 (CEST)|
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|[Nettime-nl] terrorisme voortaan verzekerd?|
Wat late night thoughts bij de brief die ik vandaag in mijn bus vond, en met mij -vermoedelijk- heel Nederland. (in het engels want eigenlijk voor een andere lijst) Today I found this very weird document in my (snail)mail box, and I think everybody else in Amsterdam (or the country) got it. It says 'Important Information' on the front in several languages, and 'this is not a commercial message' <as in 'this is not spam'> It appears to be an agreement between virtually all insurance companies in the Netherlands who have agreed that from now on we can claim damages caused by terrorist attacks. We are advised to keep this documents with our insurance administration. Covered are 'terrorism' and 'evil infections' as in biological warfare. In short, we are now all insured against 'the risk of terrorism.' Terrorism is defined as 'violent acts or behaviour in an attack, or a serie of related attacks resulting in injuries, damage to health or even death, and/or damage to property/things and/or damage to economic interests, when proven is that this attack or attacks -organized or not- have been planned or done to realize political and/or religious and/or ideological goals.' Reading all this, I'm still not sure if this document is a hoax, a joke or serious. You would expect to get a personalized letter from your own insurance company about matters like this. And is this not an open invitation to activists and/or terrorists to go ahead? Now that the damage is controlled, or will be refunded, covered and taken care of - what would keep them from doing their thing. I'm not immeadiately thinking about Bin Laden's evil cousins, who take deathly victims as collaterol damage, but what about animal liberators? GMO-weeders? Environmentalists against the airport or highspeed trains? This agreement could be interpreted as a ticket to ride. Or are we being provoked to be arrested later? gr eveline --------------------------------- NEW PHONE NUMBER: Nieuw telefoonnummer: After April my mobile will be my office number: ++ 31 6 479 669 05 Mijn mobiel blijft nog even mijn kantoornummer. http://www.evel.nl
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