Will they learn? Nah.
Apparently the unnameable Icelandic volcano's endless roar is getting tiresome for the People Who Count. Even worse, it now appears that Eeyore, like his fellow Icelanders
, is likely to keep on talking without pause.
The People Who Count, accustomed to jetting around the world at the drop of a hat, are finding themselves confined to quarters like the rest of us and they're pissed.
PWC weren't hampered by the tyranny imposed after 9/11, because their Gulfstreams aren't under TSA regulations. The purpose of those regulations, after all, was to prevent Shanksville from happening again, not to prevent the Twin Towers from happening again. We must take pains to allow all Soldiers of Allah
to cut through the line carrying any damn thing they want, but we must NEVER AGAIN allow non-Mohammedans to have any weapons that might possibly stop the Soldiers of Allah. The Christmas Day attempt by Abdul bin Underpants was a real wake-up call for TSA, because the infidel Dutch movie producer was still able to stop the heroic Nigerian jihadi.
Gulfstreams are exempt from all this because the people who ride in them are all enemies of Western Civilization in one way or another. Thus there's no chance of a conflict, no chance of an infidel defender accidentally getting on board.
This time, however, the limitation is applied to all flights, and the PWC are chafing. No special privileges, no diplomatic immunity. Nobody in Europe flies. No Christians, no Communists, no Wall Street Mafiosi, no Mohammedans. Nobody.
It appears that some of them are even considering a change in their habits.
Well, Polistra has the answer for anyone wishing to change. This new "Telephone" device makes it possible to converse with people in distant places without actually moving your body to the distant place,
and the latest versions let you see the other conversants and exchange text information at the same time.