Monday, July 21, 2008

"Tampering With Your Agonizer Is A Federal Offense"

The promotional video makes it appear that the manufacturer has been pitching this product for more than five years, and TSA finally appears receptive:
A senior government official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has expressed great interest in a so-called safety bracelet that would serve as a stun device, similar to that of a police Taser®.
Wow. They really haven't run out of ways to make air travel less pleasant.

Query: What if the terrorist has the temerity to stick a credit card between the electrodes on the agonizer safety bracelet and his skin? Or, can you imagine, what if the terrorist takes the bracelet off?

If in 2000 I told you to take all the stupid in the world, distill it, and pour it into government agencies, would you have imagined that you could achieve a bureaucracy as short-sighted and incompetent as that created by G.W. Bush?

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