Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Nov 2010 22:34 UTC
In the News As none other I know how problematic it is to discuss matters related to politics on the web. However, every now and then, there's no way around it, and this is one of those moments. There's this thing going on at airports in the US, and while many will see it as a separate issue, the body scanner issue, and the sad stories it has spawned, are symptoms of a far larger problem that is a direct threat to everything we've fought for during and since the Enlightenment.
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Terrorist won !!!
by dvhh on Wed 17th Nov 2010 01:19 UTC
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Basically all these security measure helps for spreading out the fear of dying of a terrorist attack (even my wife have such kind of fear), when I think I would have more chance of dying of an electrical incident or of cancer or food poisoning (or boredom).

Even japan have such security measure, when in the last 20 years they only had 1 terrorist attack (a bad one, I admit), but right now they are restricting the weight of package that are to be send to the US to less than 500g because of the fear of terrorist attack.

What if the "moderns" countries tried to suppress the problem at the root, by helping developing country more than they are helping the financial institution (not all of them were bank as I remembered).

Back to our issue, the TSA "security" measures (along with laptop inspection that could stretch over weeks), makes me think that some country where human rights aren't that much respected treat their travelers way better than this. I should probably start to invest into a video-conferencing commpany !!!

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RE: Terrorist won !!!
by Lennie on Wed 17th Nov 2010 01:54 in reply to "Terrorist won !!!"
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They sure did.

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