John Gilmore, not exactly the *least* quiet person in the world (more power to him), was ejected from a plane for wearing a button labeled "Suspected Terrorist". The article says it best, but here's the part I liked best:
Annie [his "sweetheart"] later told me that the stewardess who had gone to fetch her said that she thought the button was something that the security people had made me wear to warn the flight crew that I was a suspected terrorist(!). Now that would be really secure.
Because it makes plenty of sense to stick a label on someone, then PUT HIM ON THE PLANE.
I swear we need an IQ stick to beat people with.Posted by Ted Stevko at July 19, 2003 03:51 PM | TrackBack