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kindly provided by the Office of Mr. Guardans.

Oye, vatos, dees English sink todos mi ships, chinga sus madres, so escuche: el fleet es ahora refloated, OK? — The War Nerd
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Sep 7th, 2007 at 01:30:16 PM EST
Financial Times: Policy limiting liquids on aircraft challenged (September 6 2007)
European legislators called for a review of the continent's anti-terrorism policies yesterday, including the scrapping of limits on taking liquids on board aircraft.

While Franco Frattini, the justice commissioner, hailed arrests in Germany and Denmark as a "fantastic result" that proved the value of the European Union's actions since the September 11 2001 attacks, the European parliament rounded on him for trampling on civil liberties and presiding over mismatched legal measures.

MEPs also voted to force the European Commission to publish the secret regulation limiting air passengers to five 100ml bottles of fluid, which has increased queues at airports, saying that unless it had a valid reason it should be scrapped.



Oye, vatos, dees English sink todos mi ships, chinga sus madres, so escuche: el fleet es ahora refloated, OK? — The War Nerd
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Sep 7th, 2007 at 01:33:14 PM EST
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I note that Mr Guardans has somehow become 'Italian.' Good old FT ...

So why the F-prompt can't they even publish these regulations? Anyone?

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by Number 6 on Mon Sep 10th, 2007 at 09:25:30 AM EST
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We'll soon find out
If the Commission does not comply within three months it can be taken to the European Court of Justice.
I suspect the reason will be something like "Blah blah national security blah blah".

I'm writing to the FT to correct the howler about Mr. Guardans.

Oye, vatos, dees English sink todos mi ships, chinga sus madres, so escuche: el fleet es ahora refloated, OK? — The War Nerd

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Sep 10th, 2007 at 09:41:07 AM EST
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El Pais: La Eurocámara pide que se pueda subir a los aviones con líquidos (06/09/2007)El Pais: The European Parliament demands that liquids be allowed on planes (06/09/2007)
El agua de Lourdes seguirá sin poder ser transportada a mano por los peregrinos de la línea aérea creada por el Vaticano, después de que ayer la Comisión Europea hiciera oídos sordos a la petición del Parlamento Europeo de relajar o derogar las medidas que restringen drásticamente el transporte de líquidos, geles y sustancias semejantes en las cabinas de los aviones. "Una derogación sin alternativa supondría un riesgo que no estoy dispuesto a hacer correr a los pasajeros", indicó en un comunicado el comisario de Transportes, Jacques Barrot. "Y tampoco quiero asumir el riesgo de exponer al sector aéreo a las consecuencias económicas de un atentado".Holy water from Lourdes will still be banned from being transported in pilgrims' hand luggage on the Vatican's airline, after the European Commission yesterday lent a deaf ear to teh demand by teh European Parliament to relax or repeal the measures severely restricting the carrying of liquids, gels or similar substances in plane cabins. "A repeal without an alternative would imply a risk that I am not prepared to make passengers take", stated Transport Commissioner Jacques Barrot in a communication. "And I also don't want to take the risk of exposing the air transport sector to the economic consequences of an attack [by terrorists]".
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El eurodiputado español Ignasi Guardans (CiU), punta de lanza de los críticos, insistía ayer en que diversos expertos han mostrado en audiencias en la Eurocámara la imposibilidad de detectar explosivos líquidos con los escáneres. Pero Barrot -apoyado, entre otros, por los socialistas y populares españoles- no acepta el argumento.The Spanish MEP Ignasi Guardans (CiU), spearheading the critics, insisted yesterday that various experts have shown in hearings before the EP that it is impossible to detect liquids with X-ray scanners. But Barrot—supported, among others, by the Spanish Socialists and People's Party—does not accept the argument.


Oye, vatos, dees English sink todos mi ships, chinga sus madres, so escuche: el fleet es ahora refloated, OK? — The War Nerd
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Sep 7th, 2007 at 01:45:14 PM EST
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Sorry to deviate from your serious subject, but the story of the confiscated water from Lourdes, reminds me of a small amusing story.  My parents in law were touring Europe in the 1970s and stopped in Britain to visit my wife, 4 yrs old daughter, and I during one leg of their trip. My mother-in-law, a devout Catholic, had obtained a bottle of the famous water from Lourdes for her mother, an even more devout Catholic, and left it with us while she visited the British Museum.  Our most unholy 4 yr old discovered the water and played with it until the container was empty.  Upon discovering this horror my wife asked her father, an atheist, what to do.  He instructed her to refill the container with tap water and forget the whole thing. She did and everyone was happy - Catholics and atheists alike.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Sat Sep 8th, 2007 at 10:02:49 PM EST
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Nice!
Of course what we atheists fail to comprehend is the power of belief. :) (Luke 8:40 or thereabouts.)

(Was this before they started adding flouride? Surely that would have been detected.)


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by Number 6 on Mon Sep 10th, 2007 at 09:02:47 AM EST
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Detected by whom?

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Tue Sep 11th, 2007 at 02:35:53 PM EST
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Irish Times: MEPs call for end of rule limiting liquids on aircraft (September 6, 2007)
MEPs have called on the European Commission to abolish the anti-terrorism rules which restrict the amount of liquids airline passengers can carry in their hand luggage.
Behind subscription wall.

Oye, vatos, dees English sink todos mi ships, chinga sus madres, so escuche: el fleet es ahora refloated, OK? — The War Nerd
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Sep 7th, 2007 at 01:47:24 PM EST
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