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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Darkmage
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2006-10-20

No, he's saying strengthen the doors, hire some air martials, and let everyone get on with life without being molested. There hasn't been an alqaeda strike in Australia due to good police work/intel sharing. Security scanners won't do squat if a terrorist decides to get on a plane, land in your country and drive a bulldozer down a crowded shopping mall. You think you're safer but you're not. They can strike at any time from any place.

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foregam Member since:
2010-11-17

I believe air marshals on board will actually make the situation worse. Then you won't need to smug a gun on board, you'll just take it from the guy who has it and you'll pass all checks clean in the first place.

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