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As a side note, I got a nice Enumerable class in my TS utilities now! Wondering what to do... can't just drop it on CP (without explanation), nor do I feel like creating CodePLex project for it, what to do, what to do?!
Bus stations and railway stations carry more frieght and passengers too. The number of incoming and outgoing passenger load is all the more high. But the security and frisking is all the more high at airports. But nothing concrete has still been established in terms of security and hijacks anywhere in the world!
But nothing concrete has still been established in terms of security and hijacks anywhere in the world!
That is what it appears to the public.
There is huge amount of 'intelligence' going on in the background which is steering these decisions. I was on a security course with work a few years back and it was interesting to hear that the [..........censored...........] were currently [..........censored...........]
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Fear & the ability to instil fear & outrage - the objectives of terrorism.
Blow up a train or bus most people are going to survive. Try and take over a bus or train and the driver just needs to stop for people to escape. Now imagine you are on a plane - the victims are effectively trapped and at the mercy og the terrorists, if they take down and everybody dies. The media will report a plane incident much more than the other modes of transport. To increase the effect, chances are this is going to be an international incident - multiple nationalities so the "message" is going to be sent far and wide.
My guess is that if reporting of terrorist incidents was completely banned the threat would be mostly removed - this isn't about killing people, it's about creating a climate of fear and disruption. To this end many of the of the security procedures are actually doing what the terrorist wants. I certainly wouldn't want to travel to the US under the current paranoia nut-job levels of security checking.
The amount of energy necessary to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.
I am Canadian. Mexicans live in Mexico. We live on the North American continent. I am NOT an American. Americans are those who live in the United States of America. Calling them USians is just plain stupid.