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Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Git along, little flightpath...

According to what Bruce Schneier tells us, you just can't get away from the old ways:
Want to help fight terrorism? Want to be able to stop and detain suspicious characters? Or do you just want to ride your horse on ten miles of trails normally closed to the public? Then you might want to join the George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) Airport Rangers program. That's right. Just fill out a form and undergo a background check, and you too can become a front-line fighter as Houston's airport tries to keep our nation safe and secure. No experience necessary. You don't even have to be a US citizen.

No; it's not a joke. The Airport Rangers program is intended to promote both security and community participation, according to the official description. It's a volunteer mounted patrol that rides the horses along the pristine wooded trails that form the perimeter of the 11,000-acre airport.
He's right, it's no joke. Here's the round-up on it.

John Wayne would be so proud.

(Thanks to pardner Thagg for the...ummm...steer...)