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    The True Odds of Airborne Terror Chart

    I don't fly 'cos I'll only end up soiling myself - however for those who do:


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    Ah, security theatre how I loathe thee.

    Let's screw up travels for millions of people, make business travel a bloody minefield for anyone needing to transport electronic equipment (switches/routers/etc), randomly change the rules at stupidly short notice all to pretend that we can catch someone.

    Who needs terrorists to disrupt society when the government will do it?

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    Who needs terrorists to disrupt society when the government will do it?
    Or ALL governments.......

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    That's why terrorists do it, not (mainly) because of the loss of life, but because of the FUD and disruption to our lives.

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    Interesting stuff.

    Odds of me ending up sitting next to the weirdo who is rocking back and forth and muttering to himself = 1 in 1.

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    Oh god! We must protect ourselves from this terrible life ending scourge that is lightning! Billions must be spent on special hats. I propose they're made of tinfoil...

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    Why do they always look like you would expect in press photos. They are so easliy stereotyped!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    ....but because of the FUD and disruption to our lives.
    So........Microsoft are terrorists? To the Batphone!

    Sadly, very few governments have the balls to say "it's business as usual, you're more likely to get eaten by the beast of bodmin than assploded in a terrorist attack".
    Last edited by pete; 8th January 2010 at 11:42 AM.

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    sorry it been upgrade to an iphone!!!

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    I remember reading a quote after the most recent attempt (can't find it now unfortunately) from a security consultant who opined that by far the most effective change in aviation since the 2001 attack is that passengers now know how they should deal with airborne attackers.

    Specifically, lynch them as fast as possible, because you've everything to lose if you don't.

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    It's not just governments who spread FUD. After the Cumbria train crash in 2007, Carol Vorderman was being interviewed (think it was a review of the papers thing) and made some stupid comment about how dangerous train travel had become. If a woman who is supposed to be good at maths can't see the basic stats involved, what chance has anyone else got!

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