Airports give 11 cases of unopened deodorants to homeless

According to CNN, “Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport planned to give 11 boxes of surrendered items to the city’s human services department, which will give the unopened bottles of shampoo, toothpaste and other items to homeless shelters.”
Okay, this shit makes no damned sense whatsoever. If this stuff is potentially explosive, why give it to the homeless? If it’s not, why not let people take it on the damned plane?
Especially since it’s now clear that the UK terrorists weren’t anywhere near carrying out their plot, and had even worked themselves up to a “dry run.” Most of them didn’t even have passports, let alone airline tickets. So confiscating all the liquids was pointless, since there was no real expectation that any actually attack was imminent.
Come the fuck on. This is obviously nothing more than a political ploy to make it seem like they’re doing something, and it’s fucking ridiculous.
As I said from the very beginning — it’s all bullshit and fearmongering. And nothing but politics, politics politics.
I wonder when the airlines, who’ve taken the brunt of this latest political ploy both in security chaos and stock plummets, will start to backlash against the White House.

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iPods and Gatorade

From CNN:

CNN: “Terrorists planned to use MP3 players and energy drinks to blow up as many as 10 jetliners bound for the United States, authorities said Thursday. A senior congressional source said it’s believed the plotters planned to mix a ‘British version of Gatorade’ with a gel-like substance to make an explosive that they would possibly trigger with an MP3 player or cell phone.”

Okay. I’m dying to see the Make Magazine blog post about how to mix an iPod and Gatorade to create “Mass murder on an unimaginable scale.” I’ll bet that post gets Dugg.
I’m not Bill Nye or anything, but I have read Adventures From the Technology Underground. Something seems a bit wrong to me about this.
Boing Boing points out that they’re disposing of the confiscated liquids by pouring them out in large trash containers in the airport, amid crowds of people — complete with pictures of security guards doing this. If they’re explosive, isn’t that dangerous? I smell fish.

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