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making faces at the airport could get you arrested.

If you thought the whole 1984 George Orwell thing was just fiction, take a read here:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20298840/site/newsweek/

Turns out that if your “body language” or “facial expression” indicates that you are a “risk”, the “Behavior Detection Officers” (No, I’m notmaking that up – I wish I were)  will be watching for you, and will be ready to whisk you away to who knows where for who knows how long (We can count on the fact that it will be long enough to make you miss your flight, thereby ensuring that you will be grumpy, angry, pissed off, and of course, will then trigger the next behavior detection officer you happen to meet….).

So, you still think the cops need a reason to arrest you? Yep, they do. But now the reason ca be as simple as “I didn’t like the way (s)he looked”.

But hey, remember: these are “trained professionals”. They get a whole 16 hours of training to ensure that they really know what they are doing. That way they can really tell if you’re just running late and grumpy, or if you have a neutron bomb hidden in your shorts. So there ya go. You thought airport cops were power tripping pricks before? Now they have full authority to do whatever they want to you for absolutely no reason. And there isn’t anything you can do. Have a nice trip.

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  1. […] to a tip off from The Anonymous SoapBox I found while tag surfing, I learned from MSNBC/Newsweek about the new Behaviour Detection Officers […]

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