My grandfather and father both used the expression “horse sense*” as in, “It doesn’t make horse sense.” In other words, even the brain of a horse could figure this out. The following things don’t make horse sense to me.
1. That in the United States of American an adult can be clearly and emphatically told by the police not to… Continue reading
We all accept risk every day. We try to make informed decisions about the level of risk to which we are exposed.
We drive our cars. We know tens of thousands of people die in the US every year in car accidents. Yet, we drive our cars. We drive them at ridiculous speeds. We choose to go well above the… Continue reading
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I never cease to be amazed at how powerful fear is. Today, going through security from Canada to the US was the most astoundingly absurd security process I’ve ever experienced. It took an entire hour just for security, not including immigration.
Each individual person went through the metal detector. But why? They were going… Continue reading
The title, from the question at the end of the quoted material below, is a sickening wake up call we need to all feel in our national collective stomach. We are flushing our civil liberties down the toilet for an invisible threat that some are speculating was killed several years ago.
You know those airport scanners that can see through… Continue reading
So apparently, the wretched experience that is international travel just got even worse: no getting out of your seat for the last hour of flight, no electronics for the entire flight, and only one carry on bag, every passenger gets a full body pat down. Who the hell wants to put up with this! I’m sick of the hassle! It’s… Continue reading
I am delighted to report that United Airlines lost a whopping 21% last quarter! I couldn’t be happier after the way they treated me: charging me more for my bag to return home than they charged for the entire ticket. I swore then, and I have gone out of my way to keep this promise, I will never fly on… Continue reading