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One Man's "Fake Bomb" is Another Woman's "Art"

September 21, 2007

Boston authorities are still afraid of battery powered circuit boards with flashing lights. — Simpson was “extremely lucky she followed the instructions or deadly force would have been used. … She’s lucky to be in a cell as opposed to the morgue.”MIT coed with fake bomb ‘art’ arrested

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  1. September 24, 2007 10:01 AM

    Here’s the quote which concludes the article: “[State Police Maj. Scott] Pare praised the booth attendant and said the incident is a reminder of the terrorism threat confronting the civil aviation system. ‘In this day and age, the threat continues to be there,’ he said. ”

    Look. It should be clear to anyone that just because you’re scared of something doesn’t mean that the something “continues to be there.” The logic is amazingly faulty: just because someone wore a harmless shirt into an airport and police over-reacted (or “strongly” reacted, depending on your position) means that “the threat” continues?

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