Tag: Security theatre

Note The Passive Voice…

A large area of Knaresborough was sealed off from 5pm until about 8.30pm last night. Children were kept in school and people were told to stay in their homes or businesses. North Yorkshire Police had been told there was an…

Naked lie

Back in February I wrote a very angry sweary blog post about airport scannersand about how the Australian federal government had decided that they’d be installed at all Australian international airports, and I explained, not for the first time, how…

No, Mister Coe, I expect you to die

It was on the news here the other day that residents in expensive apartments in East London are up in… well, not arms exactly because they don’t have any, but up in something because someone’s suggested arming their apartment block…

Be scanned or be banned

Rage warning – the article that prompted this post provoked one of the Angry Exile’s periodic descents into red mists, from where only the sound of his his almost incessant swearing could be heard. This post therefore contains greater than…

Bogeymen

Click for linky Wiley Miller’s Non Sequitur nails it yet again, as does Cracked.com with a list of four reasons why instead of treating terrorists like evil masterminds and making getting on a plane ten times as big a pain…