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"You can't professionalize unless you federalize",
April 9, 2002 9:53 AM   Subscribe

"You can't professionalize unless you federalize", we were told. So, this is a professional case of giardia, I guess. Still, the kid COULD have mentioned that the muck was a project, and not his favorite tonic.
posted by dwivian (4 comments total)

 
I'm not sure which disturbs me more, government-emboldened petty tyrants run wild, the systemic demise of common sense and good judgment, or the ease and willingness with which huge numbers of people allow themselves to be cowed.
posted by rushmc at 10:10 AM on April 9, 2002


If you don't drink infected creek water, the terrorists have... aw, forget it.
posted by RylandDotNet at 10:18 AM on April 9, 2002


What exactly are these clowns protecting the citizenry from anyhow? Convenience? If the cockpit is secured then the plane can't be hijacked with box cutters meaning that at worst a terrorist could cut up a few citizens before being subdued by 200 others. Airline security is the first time that I've felt like the citizens are really being conditioned for totalitarianism.
posted by shagoth at 11:09 AM on April 9, 2002


Geez. Giardia is a serious health risk, and among the most painful things you can experience.

Proof once again that the sorts of people who are willing to work as two-bit rent-a-cops are exactly the sorts of people who should never, ever be allowed to work as a two-bit rent-a-cop.

[Aside: I recall some MeFi'er was taking a flight a few months back, with her kid. Curious as to what all happened for her...)
posted by five fresh fish at 1:42 PM on April 9, 2002


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