Fighting the Last War: Toner and Ink Cartridges Prohibited from Overseas Flights

By: Monday November 8, 2010 3:58 pm

When I did stand-up a hundred years ago, I used to do a joke about how aviation security was always a few steps behind the terrorists. First someone tried to light a bomb in his shoes, and now we all have to take our shoes off before getting on the plane. Then someone tried to use liquids to make a bomb, so we can’t bring large quantities of liquids on the plane. I can’t wait for the day terrorists try to put a bomb in a baby. Because then we won’t be allowed to bring a baby on the plane. And who could argue with that?

 

Failed Mail Bomb Attack Shows Vulnerabilities With Cargo Screening

By: Sunday October 31, 2010 7:00 pm

A few updates in the thus-far failed mail bomb plot that the President spoke about on Friday. (By the way, notice how that wasn’t a feature of this midterm election campaign whatsoever, that the fear card was never played, even with the announcement of an attack on the Friday before the election?)

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