Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Airport stupidity, er, I mean security

Oh, thank the TSA, we can now take toothpaste and personal lubricant in our carryon!

Of course, only 3 oz containers, and only in a clear quart ziplock bag.
The FBI and other laboratories tested a variety of explosives and found that tiny amounts of substances so small they fit into a quart-size plastic bag can't blow up an airliner, Hawley said at a news conference at Reagan National Airport.
Because, as we know, the terrorists never work in teams
Passengers will have to take out the clear bags with toiletries in them so they can be checked separately by the X-ray machine. Though the machines can't identify whether a substance is an explosive, they can pick out anomalies that may indicate a substance is intended for use in a bomb.

Let me get this straight - we can't even tell if it's an explosive?

So this regulation exists so we all feel better? Or just because they can?

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