Thursday, December 21, 2006

Three point four ounces

SO I'm travelling on a plane again today, and once again, I got to enjoy first hand the incompetence of the TSA.

Is seems that since I last flew, deodorant is no longer the threat to mankind that it used to be. A few months ago it would not be allowed on board a plane at all, but apparently deodorant is less of a threat now, and they are and they are letting it on the planes again.

Well, 3.4 ounces anyway.

Where the fuck they pulled 3.4 ounces from I'd love to know, but apparently you are now allowed to have toiletries on you, so long as the amount is less than 3.4 ounces. Oh, and it has to be in a clear ziplock bag. Unbelievably, people ahead of me in line were being told they had to leave the line, walk over to the store, buy a ziplock bag (for 20 cents a bag, I might add), and get back in line. I have no idea what the fuck difference it makes if the deodorant is in a clear ziplock bag or not, but that was the rule and it was being very stricly enforced.

So put your 3.4 ounces in a ziplock, and you're good to go.

This experience raises a few questions. Are these rules based on any logic in any way whatsoever, or are these idiots just pulling this shit out of their asses? Will we ever see a day when the flying restrictions are not completely arbitrary? Will I be able to take 8.7 ounces of deodorant with me on the plane next time I fly?

And lets not forget the the most important question.

How the fuck am I supposed to feel safe on a plane when it is obvious that these poeple have no clue?

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

fsi-language-courses.com

Found a pretty cool site. I'll let the intro speak for itself.

Welcome to fsi-language-courses.com, the home for language courses developed by the Foreign Service Institute. These courses were developed by the United States government and are in the public domain.


linky

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Paramilitary Drug Raids

SO I found a website that has an interactive map of botched paramilitary drug raids, and descriptions of the consequences, with an absolutely inordinate amount of innocent civilian deaths.

Scary stuff.

linky

Note to The Man: The evidence suggests that your hired thugs and murderers are incapable of doing their job right, and that they shoot first and ask questions later.

So do I.

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After all the bullshit...

SO unless you've been living under a cave, you've probably heard about the arrests and the super scary terrorist plot to sneak explosives on board airplanes disguised as toiletries. This plot is the reason that I have to throw away all my food and water, the reason I can't carry my laptop, the reason I have to check baggage every time I fly instead of using a carry-on, and the reason that all my flights take that much longer because I have to wait for my bag at baggage claim every time I fly because apparently deodorant poses an imminent danger to the free world.

And now it turns out that after all the bullshit that we all went through, the guy's case got dismissed because there wasn't enough evidence to prosecute him with, all he had was a couple of bottles of peroxide.

Un. Be. Lieveable.

Somewhere in Afghanistan, Osama is laughing his ass off.

BBC has the story - linky

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