OT- Re: World Trade Crash and a bit about computers

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Wed Sep 12 12:36:39 2001

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From: "Sellam Ismail" <foo_at_siconic.com>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: OT- Re: World Trade Crash and a bit about computers

> On Wed, 12 Sep 2001, Richard Erlacher wrote:
> > Perhaps we don't all see it that way, but it could be argued.
> > Nonetheless, I don't feel that letting someone look in my carry-on
> > luggage to make sure I don't have guns, knives, bombs, etc. is a
> > reasonable infringement, partiticularly since I've effectively agreed
> > to allow this invasion of my privacy as part of the contract
> > associated with air travel.
> I don't think it is a reasonable infringement either, but when they start
> checking up my ass everytime I want to get on a plane, then I'll just stay
> home.
I should have been more clear ... apparently ... I don't feel it's an
infringement on my liberty at all, letting them check inside my carry-on
luggage. I agree to such examination of the contents of my carry-on and person
when I sign up to travel by air.

The authorities check inside my briefcase and cause me to empty my pockets into
a tray for inspection every time I go into the courthouse. That's been the case
since the first day of the Neil Bush trial on 1/15/91. I used to carry a 1.25"
long "Swiss-Army" knife on my keychain, mainly for the nail-file and scissors.
I have to turn that in when I go to court, and reclaim it when I leave the
courthouse. It's probably a good thing, though, else I might have been tempted
to clip the judge's eyebrows ...
> > I'm sure the "essential liberty" to which Ben was referring didn't
> > include the liberty to be irresponsible or selfish to the extent that
> > it risks social order and encourages terrorists by overtly hiding them
> > in our midst.
> Of course not, but it gets at another fundamental truth, which is that you
> cannot solve the problem by hiding it under a bandage.
I'm not sure I understand what you mean, here.
> Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
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