Tuesday, July 8, 2008

"Want some torture with your peanuts?"

It's too early for this:

A senior government official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has expressed great interest in a so-called safety bracelet that would serve as a stun device, similar to that of a police Taser®. According to this promotional video found at the Lamperd Less Lethal website, the bracelet would be worn by all airline passengers.

This bracelet would:

• take the place of an airline boarding pass

• contain personal information about the traveler

• be able to monitor the whereabouts of each passenger and his/her luggage

• shock the wearer on command, completely immobilizing him/her for several minutes

The Electronic ID Bracelet, as it’s referred to as, would be worn by every traveler “until they disembark the flight at their destination.” Yes, you read that correctly. Every airline passenger would be tracked by a government-funded GPS, containing personal, private and confidential information, and that it would shock the customer worse than an electronic dog collar if he/she got out of line?

Jesus H. Motherfucking Christ.

Once again, I am surprised at my lack of cynicism. I am also reminded of something a friend of mine used to shout at passerby from cars: "Sheep! You are all sheep!"



IE said...

OH that is TOTALLY unacceptable. I hope a good number of us would refuse to fly if this bracelet deal became reality.

Anonymous said...

Can I get 'em for my kids? Why? Oh, no reason.......!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh. Alex.

Dennis said...

Yes, Alex.

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