*to Hanlon's razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

"That'll be $5.50 for the enema."

File this under 'WTF?!': our idiot cousins now charge inbound travellers a 'security fee' to be 'scanned' and sexually assaulted.  It wasn't stupid enough to make me go through your immigration when I was transferring to a third country, since the 90s?  Guess why American airports and airlines get no more of my business?  Even my politically-disengaged wife now agrees with my six year, and counting, ban on travel to the Great Vulgarity.

And isn't it interesting that domestic white right wing terrorism, that doesn't fit the 'us against them' narrative, gets so little press?  Yet a CIA/FBI plot to snare Somali Muslims does?  The Spokane bomb was supposed to be 'sophisticated': read that as 'special forces' training coming home to roost.

Of course, my own country, client state and fuel tank to the Great Vulgarity, had its spy agency surveil 'The Greatest Canadian' Tommy Douglas though most of his career.  This back when we were not entirely a creature of the US (we miss you, Pierre and Lester).

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