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February 15, 2005

Government Morons

Governmental morons.

Ban matches and lighters from all flights? Stupid.

The motivated terrorists will just stick them up their ass or something anyway.

And you're just going to piss off smokers and other people who carry lighters. You're currently prohibited from putting them in checked luggage, meaning you have to carry them on your person or in your carry-on. If you stop allowing that, anyone with a lighter or matches is going to get stuck buying matches or a lighter at their destination and then being grossly wasteful as they're forced to throw away their perfectly-good firestarter when they make their return flight.

This "Richard Reid would have blown up a plane if he had a lighter" crap is absolute bullshit. HE COULD HAVE BLOWN UP THE PLANE WITH MATCHES. OR EVEN FLINT! OR A PIECE OF WOOD AND SOME TWINE! He could have even used a self-detonating device, requiring no flame whatsoever.

Terrorists will terrorize. Period. Bending over backwards to inconvenience ourselves in hopes of achieving an unattainable goal (stopping terrorism) is just plain dumb.

How many more terrorists have tried to take a plane in American airspace since September 11th, 2001? How many attempted it before that?

Stupid, stupid, stupid.

He who gives up [even in]essential liberty...

Posted by Colin at February 15, 2005 5:48 PM

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