Twitter Replaces Police Work, Declares Jihad

‘When heavy snowfall threatened to scupper Paul Chambers’s travel plans, he decided to vent his frustrations on Twitter by tapping out a comment to amuse his friends. “Robin Hood airport is closed,” he wrote. “You’ve got a week and a bit to get your shit together, otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!!” Unfortunately for Mr Chambers, the police didn’t see the funny side. A week after posting the message on the social networking site, he was arrested under the Terrorism Act and questioned for almost seven hours by detectives who interpreted his post as a security threat.’
Check it out in the Independent. Now, I wonder if those police, whose ‘jobs’ involve reading twitter and 7 hours ‘questioning’ a random member of the public, read I mean, they obviously have the time. There’s only one way to find out! I hereby declare that I, Heinrich Bivouac, Internal Silage Manager of Knitting Systems Inc., will utterly destroy Robin Hood Airport in a week and a bit, once I work out where the hell it is! Doncaster? Where’s that???

Barry Kavanagh writes fiction, and has made music, formerly with Dacianos.

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