[ExI] Behavioral Screeners

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Sun Apr 6 09:34:44 UTC 2008

ablainey at aol.com wrote:
> Even with naked passengers, no luggage and behavioural screening, It's 
> still just a matter of time before wannabe martyrs start swallowing 
> condoms full of C4.
> As with all terrorist threats, the only solution is to remove the 
> intent. That is the hard part and any thing else is just a short term 
> stop gap solution waiting to be circumvented.
> Still, naked flights get my approval !

The best solution is to stop being so gullible to the message of the 
terror mongers.  The US administration would have us believe that we are 
facing a very higly organized international terror cabal that would put 
the old Cold War spy and intelligence networks to shame.  We have been 
led to believe there are terrorist cells replete with sleepers 
everywhere.  We spent a LOT looking all over the Afghanistan mountains 
for the purported highly sophisticated underground command and control 
bunkers to coordinate it all.  The result?  We found squat.  Pretty much 
all the supposed terrorist cells uncovered in the US have turned out to 
be nothing or very very little.   Yet what has been accomplished?  
Besides the biggest bureaucratic boondoggle and super pork barrel in US 
history, the DHS being created and a trillion or two poured out in Iraq 
and Aghanistan to basically pound sand and in the case of Iraq make the 
country and its people a lot worse off than they were, what else has 
been accomplished?   The what else is that everyone is up in arms and 
thinking in terms of terrorist behind every bush to this very day.   
Perfectly rational wonderful people have had their thinking and 
priorities all screwed up for years.   The administration has got away 
with bold power grabs, out and out illegal activity and pretty much 
wiping its collective ass with the Constitution.  We the people have 
pretty much just gone along as we bleat "whatever it takes to keep us 
s-a-a-f-e".   What a charade, a farce, a tragicomic dark and depressing 

Please wake up.  It is no Muslims, or Al Qaeda (pitiful little group of 
fanatics it really is) that you need to worry about.   It is the end of 
all freedom as you know or have known it.  It is living and being pushed 
about constantly by fear.  It is sinking into a deep dark place where we 
forget about a bright future along with our freedom and turn our not 
inconsiderable intellects to every possible threat and search for, 
Einstein help us, some "final solution".  

Pull up!  We are auguring in! 

- samantha

> Alex
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com>
> To: ExI chat list <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
> Sent: Sat, 5 Apr 2008 19:21
> Subject: Re: [ExI] Behavioral Screeners
> At 10:44 AM 4/5/2008 -0700, Spike wrote:
> > > ...maybe not even their own clothing...
> >
> >With that notion you may have hit upon the way to save the airline industry.
> >They would sell skerjillllions of tickets with that alone.  People would
> >make round trips for no reason.  Hell, even *I* would enjoy my otherwise
> >boring business trips.  Furthermore, that could keep the really hard core
> >radical Presbyterians off the plane, they being far too proper for such
> >friendly skies.
> Radical Presbies should be happy to fly, because I envisage something 
> like a neck to foot opaque white nightie in 10 or more sizes 
> available to boarding passengers, plus hospital booties and long 
> johns. They'll look like probationary angels boarding their heavenly 
> flights. No naughty views available (except to the militant celibate 
> clergy hired to keep a close eye on those changing into their flight 
> garments--and no, Spike, you would not be eligible for one of these 
> underpaid positions).
> Damien Broderick 
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