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Now it's Australias turn to get silly

As of March 31, Australia will be following the US/UK lead in banning a lot of stuff on international flights.

Full details are here: http://www.news.com.au/travel/story/0,23483,21267630-27977,00.html

I don't know about you, but in my mind the terrorists have already won in a lot of respects, considering how much they have forced us to change as a result.

What's worse is that according to the news article, "Federal authorities are also investigating whether the restrictions should be applied to domestic flights."

Oh dear.

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paradigmshifty
Feb. 22nd, 2007 03:14 am (UTC)
What's even sadder (and stupider) is that it's apparently been proven that you can't actually do what they're attempting to stop by this ban.

(If I'm wrong on the proof thing please let me know. I have only heard this and cannot vouch for its veracity.)
mareth_redorb
Feb. 22nd, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
designadrug posted this link last year:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/08/17/flying_toilet_terror_labs/

It pretty much covers off why the bans are pointless, although I can't vouch for the site's veracity.
rantinan
Feb. 22nd, 2007 05:19 am (UTC)
;ve heard it CAN.. but not from people who i trust
turner23
Feb. 22nd, 2007 05:49 am (UTC)
yeah. maintain that rage.

an aspect of this that i was exposed to, while i was traveling?

it's about money. it's about jobs.

the airport security divisions now have jobs for life. they don't want to lose them, so upping the security measure and showing they don't have enough staff to implement them, means that they get paid more, as well as swelling their ranks with more workers who will happily agree that they are only doing their job.

which, of course, makes things only more expensive to bribe and graft your way through.

when i was in arizona the local university had degrees in homeland security.....

the fiend
terror is an industry.
verdigriis
Feb. 22nd, 2007 07:51 am (UTC)
What really scares me is that in the UK I hear they've banned books on flights, because of the explody badness you could somehow squish between the pages.

I will not watch the horrid inflight movie! Gah! If I don't have a book on a long flight I instantly morph into an actual terrorist and blow up the plane with my mind just for something to do.
enkorvaks
Feb. 22nd, 2007 11:21 am (UTC)
You know, if this goes domestic as well, it may well be time to strip off and walk through security naked. I wonder how that will be treated, especially if you use the excuse "I was just trying to show that I had nothing to hide".
draquin
Feb. 23rd, 2007 12:25 am (UTC)
There's always the Body Cavity Search...
crazyjane13
Feb. 23rd, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
JJJ had a rather hilarious report about this the other day that nearly sent me off the road with laughter.

Jay was speculating that - since colostomy bags are permitted - he could put his stew into one, take it on the plane and then ask the flight attendants to heat it up.

Until the Doctor pointed out that it had to be, erm, "attached".
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