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Perhaps you don't fly much? One doesn't push grandpa in his wheelchair onto the plane...

...the farthest you might get is to the end of the skyway before having to transfer to the airline's narrow aisle chair to your seat. You, your grandpa and his chair would have been scanned and checked and the chair, if it's his, goes elsewhere.

My old mother was thoroughly frisked and her power chair taken mostly apart before she got thru security at different times. She didn't ever seem the terrorist type to me - I'm her son and may have been biased - but the TSA folks clearly didn't want to take any chances on this elderly disabled grandma.


I am no fan of the TSA. I think it is expensive security theatre. Another time my wife and I were detained for nearly 30 minutes -and nearly missed our flight- because they "found" a pair of blunt plastic child scissors in the art travel kit we had along (traveling with two little kids)

On the other hand, I lost two good friends "that day". And I had traveled several times thru the Portland airport (pre 9/11) "security" where Mohammed Atta had slipped past. So we clearly needed some better system...
Posted by FailureToCommunicate | Tue May 15, 2012, 10:42 AM (0 replies)

Happy Birthday Pete! I feel lucky to have sung with him -as millions have-

starting around early Newports, but also to have sung FOR him (at a songwriters workshop) and to have 'worked' with him (at Clearwater... trying to keep up with him on litter patrols)

A great human being who still is still going strong like the Energizer Bunny.





thanks for the thread


Posted by FailureToCommunicate | Fri May 4, 2012, 09:16 AM (0 replies)
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