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    Wednesday, December 14, 2005

    US Air, er, Land Marshals...

    Stardate 5008.2

    I saw a headline on MSN that made me chuckle. It would seem that in their insecurity, the US is going to create "Viper" (Visible Intermodal Protection and Response - so it should really be VIPR) teams consisting of several Air Marshals, a sniffer dog for bombs, several transportation security inspectors and a local law enforcement officer. These teams will be a mix of undercover and marked security folks. They will patrol subways, train stations and other mass-transit areas.

    The thing that gets me, is that they are still "Air" Marshals. Why not call them "Tunnel" Marshals, or "Transit" Marshals, or maybe just "Insecurity" Marshals...

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