A Good Question

questionmarkThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security has banned from carry-on luggage all "beverages, shampoo, sun tan lotion, creams, toothpaste, hair gel, and other items of similar consistency." This is in response to the foiled plot to blow up planes with chemical bombs smuggled on board disguised as drinks. The response sounds sensible, I suppose, but this BoingBoing post has me raising a Spockian eyebrow.

While in line at security checkpoints in American airports, any liquids found with passengers are being poured into receptacles. If the fear is liquid explosives, isn't it incredibly dangerous simply pour potential explosives into receptacles in the middle of a crowded airport?

Chew on that one for a while.

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