Here is an excellent article from Bruce Schneier about the day to day effects of the “War on Terror”. He points out the many many ridiculous suspected acts of terrorism, and the absolutely mind numbingly stupid act of rewarding those who over react. This not only is an incredible waste of time and resources, but it only serves to further install fear of the abnormal in the general populace. This has been one of my major frustrations for the last 3 or 4 years, and I hope that more people will see the absurdity of this kind of behavior, and chastise our public officials for acting like paranoid delusionals with a CYA mentality.