One of the many lucrative benefits of having my world-view is the near-infinite supply of “I-told-you-so’s”. Now, that doesn’t mean too much in the big picture; every man jack among us is staring down the barrel of The Gun:
As Ken Schoolland noted in the ?Escalating Crimes? chapter of ?Jonathan Gullible,? as long as an individual continues to resist a law, the penalties? severity will rise. Death is the final punishment if the disobedience doesn?t stop, even if the original offense was minor. Every law is backed by a gun.
But I take my comfort where I can find it.
And this fits the bill. This particular copy of the story is funny in ways beyond the 20-second blurb I heard this morning, but the main thesis made me a happy, laughing commuter:
Anyone trying to sneak a knife onto an airplane could be fined $250 and a passenger with an explosive could get as much as $10,000 under new guidelines. …”Fines may help awaken a sleeping population here,” said David Stempler, president of the Air Travelers Association.
The TSA is now a self-confessed permanent failure. Told ya so.
The Plan may not work, but if you beat the tar out of the proletariat, at least they’ll stop making fools out of you, like Nate did:
A 20-year old college student, Nathaniel Heatwole of Damascus, Md., has created a huge furor over the leaky state of aviation security and raised the prospect of angry hearings in Congress. To point out weaknesses in the aviation security system, Heatwole says he deliberately carried box cutters and other paraphernalia such as matches, bleach and modeling clay (to simulate explosives) through security and onto six Southwest Airlines B737 jets. The items were contained in Ziploc-type plastic bags and concealed in the aircraft lavatory.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was clueless until two of the packages were discovered weeks after they were placed aboard the aircraft by airline technicians called to troubleshoot malfunctioning lavatories.
In general, the harder the whip comes down on us peasantry, the more miserable the failure of the government plan in question. And that’s all that this “Homeland Security” nonsense is ever going to be.