Tuesday, January 20, 2009

We're from the Government, . . .

. . . and we're here to help you. Remember how the Feds assured us that the Patriot Act would never be used irresponsibly? Yeah. Right.

In-flight confrontations can lead to terrorism charges - Los Angeles Times: "At least 200 passengers have been convicted of felonies under the Patriot Act, often for behavior involving raised voices and profanity. Some experts say airlines are misusing the law.
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In one case, a couple was arrested after an argument with a flight attendant, who claimed the couple was engaged in 'overt sexual activity' -- an FBI affidavit said the two were 'embracing, kissing and acting in a manner that made other passengers uncomfortable.'"

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those darned snoggin' terrorists!

Anonymous said...

If "Snakes on a Plane" taught us anything, it's that when couples fornicate on airplanes, the terrorists win.

Ali Karim said...

People should read Orwell's 1984 as all this type of stuff is predicted - even Government control of banks....

Ali