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Terrorists On A Plane As Unlikely As Snakes

Researchers have revealed that your chances of getting on a plane that has a potential terrorist are far far lower than your chances of getting struck by lightning. “Therefore, the odds of being on given departure which is the subject of a terrorist incident have been 1 in 10,408,947 over the past decade. By contrast, the odds of being struck by lightning in a given year are about 1 in 500,000,” says FiveThirtyEight.

Meanwhile, the TSA is taking even greater steps to destroy anyone’s desire to ever get on an airplane or ever travel to the U.S. again. They want to prevent any electronic devices from being in the cabin during international flights into the U.S. Everyone will be patted down before boarding, and, you also cannot get up during the last hour of the flight or even use a blanket during this last hour. You tell me, is there really any level of risk we should give up these rights for?

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Daily Goodness

Daily Goodness

Quote of the Day:
“Things are more like they are now than they have ever been.” -Gerald R. Ford

Fact of the Day:
There is no solid evidence that the $5.6 billion annual cost of airport screening is effective in preventing terrorist incidents. –Source

Today’s Holiday:
Annual Soapy Smith Wake in Alaska and Hollywood.

Link of the Day:
101 picnic dishes that take under 20 minutes. Yum.