I have no issues with having to participate in measures and activities that sort of make sense, even if I disagree with them, but I have serious problems when required to participate in the overtly stupid; such as airport security, for example. I believe this whole exercise in so-called "Security" is nothing more at best, than a continuance of operate conditioning being shoved down our throats by those that support the new world order, and at worst, it is Pavlovian conditioning designed to see just how many burning hoops we, as a people, will jump through on the command of our self-appointed keepers. How in the hell does a $7.00 tube of tooth paste present a threat to anyone on an airplane? Since that one idiot blew his toes off, has anyone actually ever found a bomb in somebody's shoe? How many planes have been brought down by a bic lighter? Does my pen-knife really threaten your security that badly? I'm still thinking about how a 16 ounce bottle of over-priced drinking water can take out a plane? Maybe we could drown the flight attendant with it and depress the pilot into suicide, since he would not get laid that night? While I surely understand the need to have federal laws against counterfeiting for example, I miss the logic in prison time for sneaking a cigarette in the toilet, regardless of how many rabid anti-smokers are on the plane. There just seems like there should be more potential for harm than second-hand smoke, to justify our tax dollars being spent to prosecute and imprison a nicotine addict. It is my contention that the federal .gov is deliberately making air travel cumbersome and difficult for an entirely different agenda than they would have us believe. Follow me here for a minute; the up and coming is a preflight approved passenger card (read : National I.D.) or a chip that says you have been pre-screened. It is a back-door to where they have been headed for a while. Make it too difficult to go there on your own, and you'll jump at registering to make it easier by just getting a little I.D. chip. You watch; betcha dinner we'll see that one before the election.