Living in Fear


I heard on the new tonight that the local airport authority here in Hong Kong is going to get in line with the security theatre prevalent in the US and ban the transportation of all liquids in the cabin.

This is completely stupid, and indicates how much people will give in to fear in order to feel safer.

If some random bunch of terrorists could make a bomb capable of taking out an airliner from two 100ml tubes of otherwise innocuous liquids, they'd have made a scientific breakthrough on a par with that of the Manhattan project. They wouldn't need to blow up a single flight, they could just put Exxon out of business!

This is nothing but security theatre: giving the appearance of increasing security but not actually doing it.

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