“no liquid or gelonton allowed” means if u wona take a yogurt with u on a flight for a quick sak or some water or something NOW U CANT, so u gota go and buy a frikin bottle of water from them for like 5 buks before ur flight takes off
That is not a “lame rule”. The reason that you aren’t allowed to bring liquids or gels is because terrorists were planning on mixing several specific liquids and gels to try to blow up planes, or at least set them on fire. (Source)
The United States is at war, and I don’t just mean because we have troops fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. We were attacked on 9-11 without any provocation. Security measures must be taken to try to deter further terrorist attacks. (I’m not saying the measures that have been taken are the “best” or “most convenient”, but I believe we must beef up our security and security measures.)
Which is worth more, the $5 you might have to spend on a bottle of water on a plane, or approximately 100 lives that could be lost if terrorists are able to detonate a liquid bomb mid-flight?
I’m not trying to rude, so I hope I’m not coming across that way. It’s just my opinion that there are some “small” sacrifices that we can make to try to better protect ourselves from attack. I’d prefer it if the measures taken will be convenient for me and not cost me extra time, etc., but in my opinion, we can sacrifice a little bit to try to save lives. So, essentially, I support extra security measures, but not if they become “too invasive” (like spying on US citizens), etc.