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Yet another argument against flying: DHS wants mandatory shock bracelets

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Who decides when to use these?


    Fuck it. Amtrak wins.

    The Washington Times reports:

    Based on the comments under the story, even the Washington Times' readers think this is a little too far down the slippery slope.
  2. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Six more months and it's over.
  3. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    This might be the worst idea in the history of ideas.
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Why? Are we doing away with DHS?
  5. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Where can one wear such a delightful device? Ankle, neck, balls? Passenger's choice?

    It reads like an Onion story or a forwarded email that would be debunked by Snopes.
  6. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Are they serious? Lord.
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    This is one idiot, now.

    And it is the WashTimes.

    Though this seems the kind of idea that will wither and die once exposed to sunlight.
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Bingo! That was my plan. We have sources in the media. :)

    Here's the company web site, with extraordinarly creepy video demonstration: http://www.lamperdlesslethal.com/video_gallery.asp?video=http://www.lamperdlesslethal.com/video/EMDsafetybracelet.flv&title=
  9. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    This is a great idea, what could possibly go wrong?

    So, I can't turn my cellphone on, but 200+ electronic monitoring devices are ok?
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Were Hitler alive today, he would have LOVED this one.
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I guess they're lying about that whole "personal electronic devices" thing really screwing with the avionics and communications systems.
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    They're looking to err on the side of caution, to be sure.
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