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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Fly The Very Unfriendly Skies?

Just when you thought you’ve heard it all...From the Armageddon Stupider By The Day Department: A senior government official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has expressed great interest in a so-called safety bracelet that would serve as a stun device, similar to that of a police Taser®, leading us to believe that the acronym actually stands for "Department of Homeland Stupidity" or very possibly the "Department of Homeland Sadism."

According to this promotional video found at the Lamperd Less Lethal website, the bracelet would be worn by all airline passengers.

This bracelet would:

• take the place of an airline boarding pass• contain personal information about the traveler

• be able to monitor the whereabouts of each passenger and his/her luggage

• shock the wearer on command, completely immobilizing him/her for several minutes.

So is the government really that interested in this bracelet? Yes!

If this actually comes to pass, my flying days are OVER. I've let them force me to buy doll sized toiletries, and Ziploc bag them, run barefoot through the airport, sneer at me while they feel me up, wave electric wands over my privates, rifle through my suitcases and carry on bags, dump out my purse, get whuffled and blown on in the sniffer machine, X-rayed so strangers can see my boobs and aging bootay ~ but I'll be goddamned if I'm going to submit to random electroshock's and the fear of such.

I hear Nero fiddling away...this once proud land has stooped so low, turning willingly into her worst enemies. FUBAR.

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