Defused Bomb

Mar 24th, 2004, 04:01 PM
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Not to mention that we knowingly accept the risk of an auto accident every time we get behind the wheel. But most of us are less willing to accept the risk that the plane we're on will be flown into a building by a terrorist.
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Mar 24th, 2004, 04:08 PM
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Exactly. But, even with airplanes we still have a liberty vs. security tradeoff. Just look at all the weapons that have been confiscated from air travelers post-9/11. Even improved security is far from foolproof.

It's been suggested in jest that people be required to fly naked -- or pass through airport security naked -- but that cuts to the heart of the liberty vs. security debate. If, hypothetically, requiring people to go through security naked would result in close-to-foolproof security, how many people would be in favor of it? (besides, of course, exhibitionists )
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Mar 24th, 2004, 04:17 PM
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Indy, in Tallulah's bio, she said she was named after the falls.
She was much quoted as Dorothy Parker
"ït's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls, don't have time.
"I'll come to make love to you at 5 o'clock. If I'm late, start without me."
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Mar 24th, 2004, 04:17 PM
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And what kind of people would be applying for the screener jobs? Scary thought!
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Mar 24th, 2004, 04:33 PM
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I was going to purposely watch the CNN news programme today, but I had not the chance. Currently, I find no news on the bomb found under the Basil-bound train. (I purposely used a split infinitive to p*ss off St. Cirq).

Determined prescriptive grammarians build strong enemies on message boards. (here I use the prepositional phrase as adverb, O my transitive patterns with modifiers!)
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Mar 24th, 2004, 05:04 PM
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Indy,

Uh .......

Maybe because drunk drivers don't *intend* to kill and Muslim fanatics *do*?

Just a thought ....

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Mar 24th, 2004, 05:43 PM
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ThinGorjus: Did you also confuse Basel with a fragrant herb? Or are you just geographically challenged?

I don't care how many infinitives you split since unlike others you don't pay me to fix them.
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Mar 24th, 2004, 05:46 PM
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I'm just curious. Is the direct train from Paris to Basil also called the Pesto Express?
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Mar 24th, 2004, 06:15 PM
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Patrick, I think it's called , THE SAGE Coach.
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Mar 24th, 2004, 11:29 PM
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In case anyone hasn't read the actual article:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...plosives_found
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