About how many terrorist bombings occur on airliners in any given year?
OK. Remember that answer.
Now: About how many rapid depressurization events occur on airliners in any given year?
You don't know? It's between 40 and 50 per year.
Which makes it completely brainstampingly stupid that the FAA has ordered — quietly, behind the scenes, and without public notice or discussion — that emergency oxygen masks and their oxygen generators be removed from airliner bathrooms, lest terrorists figure out a way to use one to blow up the plane.
Yes, just when you thought they couldn't possibly overreact any further, the bureaucrats who squander our tax dollars for a living have come up with something new to wet their pants over while running around in circles screaming that the sky is falling. Any time now. Honest! Would we lie to you? It's for the chiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiildren!
But don't worry. They assure us that "Rapid decompression events on commercial aircraft are extremely rare".
Yeah, well, terrorist bombings on aircraft are at least 40 to 50 times rarer. This is the same kind of "logic" that leads zealots of the Church of Offensively Loud Motorcycle Exhausts to assert that "Them helmet things will kill ya!", because they heard a story once about a rider in Tennessee, or maybe it was Oklahoma, no, wait, Montana, or perhaps Iowa, who [insert freakishly improbable series of events here] and died, because, you know, he was wearing a helmet when the Peterbilt crushed him.