The Liquid World

Posted on August 12, 2006 

The Liquid World

You want to stop people from blowing up planes with sophisticated explosives and detonators? Start confiscating pills and car keys.

That’s my reaction to the news that we’ve foiled a plot involving fluid explosives and flash cameras. Airport security teams are confiscating liquids, gels, and lotions. Britain is banning iPods and cell phones. At Dulles, a passenger was ordered to peel her banana.

The new no-liquid rules make an exception for prescription medicine. Do you think I can’t make a prescription label on the color printer at my office? Do you think I can’t empty and refill capsules?

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