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Friday, August 11, 2006

Delta Airlines responds

In-flight bottled water: $9.

Comments (1)

There is nothing more valuable than monopoly power. Exactly!

Still, the ability to sell bottled tap water anywhere is already a tribute to the power of advertising and/or a mere reflection of the gullibility (or fear) of consumers.

I wonder if there is a market for 9 dollar water bottles from covered reservoirs, where we could issue revenue bonds that are dependent upon the same for 20 years, like metered parking spaces, to fund something like [Fill In The Blank].

The PR could be limited only to the notion that our water bottles are a bargain because they are a full gallon each, thus becoming the single sufficient and necessary rational public purpose to sustain the government action in court.

Posted by: Ron Ledbury at August 11, 2006 11:40 AM

That's almost as bad as the $5 United, Northwest and Alaska are charging for those little bottles of crappy Chilean "Cabernet."

Posted by: Frank Dufay at August 11, 2006 02:11 PM

Liquids on a Plane

This is all about training people to become slaves. It has been proven over and over that these measures will not help prevent terrorism, and the government itself has even admitted this.

Now the TSA slobs and wannabe brownshirts have us mixing our "potentially explosive liquids" into bins inside the airports. If you believe the dodgy science that suggests that these liquids can be ignited by calling up your mom or whacking on a bit of Led Zeppelin on your MP3 player then they better clear the airports pretty quick because those bins full liquids could go up any second. Great, marvelous, lets get mixing them in bins then!

Sir, I'm going to have to take this bottle of water away from you since it might be a liquid explosive, and I'm going to have to mix it with all of these other bottles of possibly liquid explosive, and I'm going to have to dump them all in this trash can. Thank you for trading your liberties.

This CYA is so easy to get around. Try taping a ziploc bag under your pants and see if it sets the metal detector off. What if I just peed on the floor of the plane? This is so rickockulous. And 30% of the population is still on message: What do you do if there's another fake terror alert? Give up our liberties! Yay!

Posted by: samuel.l.jackson at August 11, 2006 10:29 PM

Watch for these bins to cause the next cso...wonder how explosive it will be when it mixes with the sewage already in the Willamette....yeah..this is gonna be fun!

Posted by: thaddeus at August 11, 2006 11:53 PM

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