Posts about “homeland security”

Homeland Security Is Funny

If you have set yourself on fire, do not run. Making fun of “homeland security” still makes me giggle. I remember when I first saw these hysterical warnings just after 9/11. They made me laugh until I cried. A half a decade later I still smile when I see them. Every now and again I’ll

Anti-Terrorism Kits

This month in Maxim magazine there is a special Anti-Terrorism section. One page details several excellent gadgets you can buy to protect yourself from … well … bad guys. Check out some of the crazy stuff you can buy: SpySite: a ton of cool toys the URL says it all … Approved Gas

Airport Security

I can’t remember where I found this one, but Checking Out the Checkpoints – The curious irrationality of airport security is a great editorial.

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