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Airlines: It was a nice trip. 
18th-Nov-2010 09:49 am
Inspired by this piece, and the letter from UCSF about problems with radiation in TSA applications and the incapacity of TSA to distinguish what passengers pose, and do not pose, a problem, I think it's time to call flying quits. I have friends who work for airlines, and airports, and I understand that if my point of view becomes more general, it will hurt them. But truthfully, there's nothing I can't do in my car, and I want to avoid problems with my daughter and incompetant, self-assured people who would act toward her in a manner that I encourage her to resist with slaps and kicks.

Because I would back her up. As I should. And I hit harder, and would destroy more machinery.

And I'd rather not pay to replace that which shouldn't be there in the first place.

UPDATE: Further comments of interest. Finally, a summary from Bruce Schneier, a security expert, who says the new stuff won't catch anybody, but it's interesting theater.
19th-Nov-2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
If I hadn't already spent almost $400 on a ticket to fly to Chicago next week, I'd be say I won't fly again until the airline security becomes rational and intelligent, not paranoid and reactionary. So next Monday I'll be able to say it.
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