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Linkdump for October 21st

by Rob Friesel
  • at The Atlantic (November 2008):

    Schneier and I walked to the security checkpoint. “Counter terrorism in the airport is a show designed to make people feel better,” he said. “Only two things have made flying safer: the reinforcement of cockpit doors, and the fact that passengers know now to resist hijackers.” This assumes, of course, that al-Qaeda will target airplanes for hijacking, or target aviation at all. “We defend against what the terrorists did last week,” Schnei er said. He believes that the country would be just as safe as it is today if airport security were rolled back to pre-9/11 levels. “Spend the rest of your money on intelligence, investigations, and emergency response.”

    (via kapowee)

  • I don't necessarily agree but the math is certainly there.
  • via p373: anyone else starting to get the sense that these rallies are inciting actual physical violence?
  • Consumerism Commentary
  • via Ajaxian

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