Aviation security mostly show?

Bruce Schneier weighs in - the money quote:

Our current response to terrorism is a form of "magical thinking." It relies on the idea that we can somehow make ourselves safer by protecting against what the terrorists happened to do last time.

It gets worse. In reaction to the the most recent case where the plot was foiled by a passenger who jumped up from his seat and extinguished the fuse, airlines tell passengers that new security rules will keep them in their seats. That should be productive!

Last week's attempted terror attack on an airplane heading from Amsterdam to Detroit has given rise to a bunch of familiar questions.

(link) [CNN.com]

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Judge not lest ye be judged?

No kidding ...

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.
John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, first Baron Acton

The past year has been marked by a series of moral transgressions by powerful figures in political, business and celebrity circles. New research from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University explores why powerful people -- many of whom take a moral high ground -- don't practice what they preach.

(link) [EurekAlert!]

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