Would you find this control bracelet acceptable?

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Control by bracelet?

  1. Yes, if you aren't doing anything wrong, why worry about it?

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  2. No freaking way!

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    Washington Times - Politics, Breaking News, US and World News - "Want some torture with your peanuts?" by Aviation Security
     
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    I've pretty much opted out of flying altogether.

    With the chunnel and the tunnel they're considering between Alaska (is that right?) and Siberia, I think I'll just take really long road trip vacations from here on out.
     
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    Ok, this does it for me. I'm never flying again. Obama's plane:

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    "MD-80s series planes are some of the oldest aircraft that U.S. airlines are flying today, and their age means they're more likely than newer planes to require maintenance. The same type of plane was at the center of this spring's mass flight cancellations, when Delta and American cancelled thousands of flights to reinspect wiring on their MD-80 series aircraft.

    The Air Transport Association has approximately 470 MD-80 series aircraft registered to their member airlines, the vast majority of which are operated by Delta and American. According to John Eakin, aviation safety consultant and president of Air Data Research in Helotes, Texas, MD-80 planes actually encompass a number of different aircraft models."

    I'm through with flying. It's just too dangerous on too many levels.
     
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    Maybe they can fix it so the bracelet kills you peacefully before the plane crashes.
     
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    But I don't WANT to die!
     
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    I have felt this way about airplanes since 9/11....I flew 10 to 20 times a year previous to 9/11/01 and have only flown once, in 2004, since then.
     
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    The nice thing is the bracelet would keep you from knowing. If they can figure out how to make it painless, of course.
     
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    Somehow I doubt it would work that way. Someone would have to know the plane was going down, and I think if anyone else knew, the passengers would too....and if whomever is in control of the bracelet made a mistake (whoops, I was SURE that plane was going down!) well too bad.

    I feel like I'm playing pretend like I did when I was a kid....
     

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