Tuesday, July 08, 2008


Check out how awesome the Dept. of Homeland Security is becoming! They're actually toying with the idea of having passengers wear these Electro Muscular Disruptors which everyone on board would have to wear to check on and off of flights. Get a little unruly and you could be convulsing into submission.

I have no desire to pay a lot of money to become an airline prisoner for a few hours. Check out the Washington Times article here

and the makers of the device's promotional video here

Fuck you Dept. of Homeland Security!

Here's a blurb from the manufacturer's site to help clear up some misinformation:

The bracelets remain inactive until a hijacking situation has been identified. At such time a designated crew member will activate the bracelets making them capable of delivering the punitive measure - but only to those that need to be restrained. We believe that all passengers will welcome deliverance from a hijacking, as will the families, carriers, insurance providers etc. The F-16 on the wingtip is not to reassure the passengers during a hijacking but rather to shoot them down. Besides activation using the grid screen, the steward / stewardess will have a laser activator that can activate any bracelet as needed by simply pointing the laser at the bracelet - that laser dot only needs to be within 10 inches of the bracelet to activate it.


nate said...

what if a terrorist got a hold of a tricksy laser pointer?

Phogan said...

I dunno, a "F-16 on the wingtip" just might be enough to reassure me. No need for silly bracelets.

So does this mean the end of the world is near?! No, not yet? Aight, fine.

CAMacKinnon said...

Tourism just disappeared.

I think they spell out the whole problem with their own video: Technology is only as good as the person using it.

Can the EMD technology be used to trigger an explosive device?