Let's get real on Terrorism

I for one am heartily sick of all the extra security particularly on domestic flights. The terrorists are winning if we have to go to all this expense and bother. Now in the US it is even worse after the Pantsbomber tried to hijack a plane. The TSA has even tried to arrest some bloggers and steal take their hard drives.

But let’s put some perspective into the subject. Let’s face the game changed with 9/11. Now if you are on a plane that gets hijacked you may as well go for the hijackers, either way dead is dead. It is now assumed that the trip is one way and into the ground. I know I would rather die on my feet than sitting patiently in seat while crazy f**ked up people try to do some damage. But what are your real chances of being involved in an airliner hijacking.

Fortunately BoingBoing has answered that for us. As you can see we are spending billions of dollars on a problem that statistically is non-existent.

More chance of being hit by lightening than being hijacked

More chance of being hit by lightening than being hijacked

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