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Doesn't seem that way to me. I'm looking out my window at planes taking off.

Posted by K | October 30, 2008 11:15 AM

Eyeball guy causing a commotion?

Posted by AJ | October 30, 2008 11:20 AM

Other local news reports security breach and it's now over.

Posted by S. | October 30, 2008 11:25 AM

Some dickhead was probably late for his flight and bolted the security checkpoint. It happens at least daily.

Posted by Toe Tag | October 30, 2008 11:25 AM
Posted by K | October 30, 2008 11:26 AM

Also note the image of an atom over the Iranian flag.

Scaremongering at its finest.

Posted by Steve | October 30, 2008 11:34 AM

dang, wrong comments section. heh.

Posted by Steve | October 30, 2008 11:37 AM

A Stranger Genius award winner must have been on the premises.

Posted by CommonKnowledge | October 30, 2008 11:43 AM

Someone is a fucking idiot:

The lockdown began at about 9:37 a.m. when a passenger's bag set off an alarm during primary screening and the passenger became separated from the bag, said Transportation Security Administration spokesman Dwayne Baird.

The lockdown remained in effect while security officials reviewed surveillance video to try to match the bag with the missing passenger.

Once the passenger was found, the bag went through secondary screening and was determined not be a security threat.

The lockdown was then lifted, at about 10:30 a.m.

Posted by max solomon | October 30, 2008 11:56 AM

If you haven't read The Atlantic's piece on why airport security theater is a total sham, you should do so now:

Airport "security" isn't security at all; it's a show put on to fool the public. A real terrorist can easily get aboard any plane without any trouble at all any time he wants. No-fly lists, ID checks, baggage screening, liquid restrictions -- they're all bullshit. Pour gasoline in a bottle marked "contact lens solution" and you can carry it right through, for starters.

Posted by Fnarf | October 30, 2008 12:07 PM

@10: B-but Fnarf, next you'll be telling me the Placebrex my doctor prescribed to curb my Homeland Security-related panic attacks aren't actually helping!

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 30, 2008 12:54 PM

I don't know about you, but methinks blogger Jay could score us some low-grade hydroponic pot.

Posted by hohoho green giant | October 30, 2008 1:21 PM

I knew I shouldn't have left that laptop running the ticking time bomb animation.

Sorry ....

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 30, 2008 2:10 PM

Fnarf, I'll assume you already read Ask The Pilot, but if you don't, you can find him here. He always has something...animated to say about current "security" measures from a pilot's POV.

Posted by laterite | October 30, 2008 2:10 PM

and, actually, Fnarf's right.

the only really effective security is the passengers being willing to toss a blanket on top of hijackers and pummel them into submission.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 30, 2008 4:04 PM

superwill in seattle...

@13 normal for you... (i.e.: NOT FUNNY)

@15 i'm SURE you're right. what, were you an air marshal, or did you teach that technique to all the brave people who protect the passengers?

no wait! i'll bet YOU invented it!
please tell us what the training was like, 'cause i KNOW that you're the expert of everything!

just STFU already, you pathetic douche.

Posted by you fucking douche | October 30, 2008 10:00 PM

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