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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:26 AM
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Box Cutters & Liquids bring the most powerful nation to its knees.
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 11:27 AM by Philosoraptor
Oh brother, we have the most complex and sophisticated and expensive department of security and we have the greatest military on earth and the most expensive and sophisticated and complex weapons of mass destruction and we have the president on the ball 24/7 and we now cower in fear of box cutters and liquids.

Talk about David and fucking Goliath.
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:27 AM
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1. FEAR THE SHAMPOO!
I think I'll make that my new mantra.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:29 AM
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3. And if you think shampoo is dangerous, just think of the havoc
a large bottle of Jergens Original Scent hand lotion could do.
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:30 AM
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4. In or on the right hands... ANYTHING IS A WEAPON! n/t
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:34 AM
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10. including boogers?
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:38 AM
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16. I can envision it.
you break down the cabin door and threaten the pilot with a loogie, think about it.
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:54 AM
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20. They can cause life threatening scratches...
Especially if they've been flash frozen with an Dr. Sholl's all-in-one wart removal kit.
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:56 AM
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22. If you spot anyone with a fuse hanging out of his nose...
SCREAM!!!
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:19 PM
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26. I'm thinking they could quite simply obscure the pilot's view by...
flicking it on the windshield!

FEWLS! FEWLS! THE DANGER LURKS ALL AROUND!

:hide:
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:38 AM
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18. Wrap your head with Duct Tape and it won't get dirty.
Watch out for the crop dusters being driven by frog men.

Always try and stand in a strain, just so you'll look busy!

Always put your best foot foreward and never let them see you sweat.

We are at WAR!
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:29 AM
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2. That's it! I'm throwing out my Avon-for-men sample collection...
Not only does it burn when I slap it on... It could destroy AMERICA!
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:30 AM
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5. Fascinating how the weapons of the terrorists have evolved...
From boxcutters to handlotion and hydrogen peroxide. How can we keep up with their technology?
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:32 AM
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6. i forgot shoe bombs and wheelchair bombs......n/t
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:36 AM
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12. I'm afraid to fly again
I am very single minded sometimes. The last time I flew, I was coming form a trade show and was in a hurry focused on getting an earlier flight. It never occurred to me that the freebies I picked up as I was leaving the show were box cutters! Then I had an odd sample gizmo in my purse as well. That was perfectly harmless, but could be taken as a component for something else. I must be on twenty lists by now.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:32 AM
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7. Just think what a few backpacks could do at major shopping malls
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 11:33 AM by TomInTib
on the day after Thanksgiving or Xmas Eve.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:37 AM
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14. or at Heathrow airport ...today
no ned to even involve planes
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:32 AM
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8. Just wait until they get even BIGGER weapons!
Like bolt cutters!

Before you know it, we'll have a portabella mushroom cloud!
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kittenpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:33 AM
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9. Next it will be Q-tips...
just think if the fuzzy cotton ends were removed... you could get the poking of a lifetime!
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:35 AM
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11. i suggest locking all passengers in chains & straightjackets.
of course, they will all have to be pharmaceutically induced to sleep through the whole flight, so that no one can attempt to do anything.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:36 AM
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13. Where we get the idea that we're the most powerful nation in the world,
I don't know. Our idea of creating wealth right now is printing paper money and convincing everyone that it has value because we say it does. Beyond that, we are a slave to our death machines and our driving machines and our housekeeping machines. We'll be the first country to go down in a global event because we've forgotten how to take care of ourselves on the most fundamental of levels.

Powerful nation?
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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:37 AM
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15. Then there was some asshole with a car and an AR-15 or somesuch
who basically shut down a city for a month or so. Some guy with some powder who crushed the mail system pretty hard. There's no absolute safety anywhere, so I keep wondering how far we'll go in giving up freedom for the illusion of it.
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Sinti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:38 AM
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17. A properly trained man needs no weapon - he is a weapon
You would think if they wanted to hijack more planes they'd get trained in kung fu and such... just saying :)
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sgxnk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:44 AM
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19. your praying mantis style
is no match for my TIGER CLAW

and kung fu sucks

when a kung fu practitioner has any success in MMA, i might change my mind

ground fighting baybee
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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:55 AM
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21. You can pop an eyeball out with your thumb.
Imagine what you could do with a Bic pen.

I'm just sayin'...
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Sinti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:10 PM
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25. My point exactly :) n/t
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:21 PM
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27. You should just SEE all the havoc I've caused with my middle finger!
Really!
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:59 AM
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23. Two words for you: BREAST IMPLANTS!
Now the possibilites there are endless!
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newspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:02 PM
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24. well, I'm still not buying the boxcutters
they had to have had a bomb or something else to scare the passengers--cause I know personally not only men but some women, who could kick ass if it was only boxcutters!!!!! We're talking about 50-100 passengers on a plane with what? three to five terrrorists with boxcutters? I don't buy it!!!!!
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:28 PM
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28. Are they tugging tampon strings yet? Hope not.
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