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December 23, 2011

"As I waited at security with my fake boarding pass,"

"a T.S.A. agent had darted out and swabbed my hands with a damp, chemically impregnated cloth: a test for explosives. Schneier said, “Apparently the idea is that al-Qaeda has never heard of latex gloves and wiping down with alcohol.” -- Does Airport Security Really Make Us Safer?

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 23, 2011 9:56 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Get real. Can anyone look at the shoe bomber and believe al-Queda knows to wash its hands? This stupid test as stupid as it is is design to catch, well, stupid people. And it might.

Posted by: ErisGuy at December 24, 2011 7:04 AM

TSA - Tyranny Serving Apparatchiks

Posted by: monkeyfan at December 27, 2011 2:16 PM

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