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Some Liquids Allowed on Planes

Thanks to new regulations, small travel-size portions are now OK. As far as we can tell, however, snakes are still verboten.

Posted on Sep 25, 2006 READ MORE


Robert Scheer: Spinning Old Threats Into New Fears

Investigators have known for a decade about terrorist plots to bring down passenger jets with liquid explosives. So why, all of a sudden, did Bush ban most liquids on flights?

Posted on Aug 15, 2006 READ MORE


Worst Timing Ever for Bush & Co.

While the British plane-bombing suspects allegedly were planning their attacks, the Bush administration was seeking to quietly divert funds for developing new technologies that could have scanned for liquid explosives.

Posted on Aug 12, 2006 READ MORE


liquids in public
From Boing Boing

Mixing Explosive Liquids in a Crowd

Like, we don’t know, but ... it may be a bad idea to combine potentially explosive liquids in trash bins near big crowds. (h/t: Boing Boing)

  • Also, John at AMERICAblog wants to know: If liquid explosives were suspected back in a 1995 plane bombing plot, why have liquids been allowed on planes since then, and now suddenly they’re not?

    Posted on Aug 11, 2006 READ MORE


  • Liquids on a Plane
    From craphound.com

    First Snakes, Now Liquids (on a Plane)

    It was looking like snakes were going to be the biggest threat to planes this summer, but energy drink bottles filled with explosive liquids turned out to be the real problem.

  • Check out the TSA’s hours-old official ban on liquids on planes.
  • Update #1: The terrorists were apparently “planning to smuggle hydrogen peroxide-based liquid/slurry explosives” (whatever that is) in the bottles, according to U.S. News.
  • Update #2
  • Someone came up with a fitting graphic (above)

    Posted on Aug 10, 2006 READ MORE


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