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Black Bart was a professional thief whose very name struck fear as he terrorized the Wells Fargo stage line. From San Francisco to new York, his name became synonymous with the danger of the frontier. Between 1875 and 1883 he robbed 29 different stagecoach. Amazingly, Bart did it all without firing a shot. Because a hood hid his face, no victim ever saw his face. He never took a hostage and was never trailed by a sheriff. Instead, Black Bart used fear to paralyze his victims. His sinister presence was enough to overwhelm the toughest stagecoach guard.

Today fear & terror have another name! Al Qaeda & terrorism....they to paralyze their victims w/ FEAR!

Illustration: 30 years ago researchers at Johns Hopkins University reported that the greatest fears of grade-school children were:

1. Animals 2. Being in a dark room 3. High places 4. Strangers 5. Loud noises.

Today, 2004, kids are afraid of :

1. Terrorism (Al Qaeda) 2. War 3. Disease 4. Divorce 5. Death

Truth is so are adults!

In today’s world...flying planes into sky scrapers - suicide (or homicide) bombers on buses or in malls

-images of war on TV

- the be-heading of innocent civilians Nicholas Berg Paul Johnson Jr. Kim Sun-il

- Are becoming common images in the News.

Black Bart has a new name:.... Osama bin Ladden / Al Qaeda & terror-ism, striking fear deep into the hearts of people.

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