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  •  The consequences are no different regardless of (3+ / 0-)
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    how a terrorist attack occurs. People, corporations and governments ARE going to be blamed. There is no measure possible to keep that from happening. Ratifying and maintaining the idiocy of shoe checks isn't going to provide any liability shield, and it is not and will never be possible to check for everything.

    The problem 'apologists' for shoe checks face is that an infinite number of things are just as likely as a shoe bomb. If you want to make an argument for continuing shoe checks, sadly, you have to also make an argument for why a shoe bomb is more likely  (or poses a greater danger) than any other scenario, and no such argument is going to be a reasonable, much less a plausible one.

    I may not have to deal with a lawsuit, but I could be killed in a terrorist attack on a commercial airliner, since I do fly, and I'd rather be the plaintiff in a lawsuit than a dead person, so please don't discount my argument on the basis that I don't have 'skin in the game.' I do, and I still say shoe checks are idiotic and indefensible.

    "The opposite of war isn't peace, it's CREATION." _ Jonathan Larson, RENT

    by BeninSC on Sun Jun 21, 2009 at 03:26:37 PM PDT

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