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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 01:46 PM
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7. Most of us are "searched" one form or another
Edited on Fri Jan-06-06 01:56 PM by YOY
I have made know my feeling about the taking off of one's shoes very vocally in line.

"One twitchy freak tries to light his gasoline soaked shoes on a plane and now the rest of us have to waste our time..." I mean did you see a picture of the "shoe bomber"??? Did he look right in the head??? Do you think the fact that his shoes both looked and smelled (not in the normal way) funny might have had something to do with it???

You want to search this freak? Go right ahead?

Taking one's shoes off is a waste of time. A magnetic detector is just fine by me as is security keeping an eye open for suspicious (of all colors please) characters. Searching a granny's purse so they can confiscate and destroy nail clippers is a waste of everybodys' time, energy, and money (and reminiscent of a fascist state...)
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  -Should we be searched before boarding airplanes? Beelzebud  Jan-06-06 01:36 PM   #0 
  - I don't see a problem with metal detectors, but search is a  MemphisTiger   Jan-06-06 01:38 PM   #1 
  - Define "searched"  uppityperson   Jan-06-06 01:39 PM   #2 
  - Ok cool. done.  Beelzebud   Jan-06-06 01:41 PM   #3 
     - I've no problem with metal detector and x-ray bags  uppityperson   Jan-06-06 01:50 PM   #8 
     - do you fly???  obxhead   Jan-06-06 01:51 PM   #9 
     - Trouble is friend, the current system is waaaay beyong metal detection  MadHound   Jan-06-06 02:17 PM   #16 
        - and that's even an understatement  slaveplanet   Jan-06-06 04:04 PM   #25 
  - your question is too broad  Bill McBlueState   Jan-06-06 01:42 PM   #4 
  - how 'bout - FUCK NO  skylarmae   Jan-06-06 01:43 PM   #5 
  - If you're in a wheelchair, it's almost an autopsy  Ezlivin   Jan-06-06 02:49 PM   #24 
  - I have no problem being searched before boarding an airplane. But...  Poll_Blind   Jan-06-06 01:45 PM   #6 
  - *THAT*, of course, was the actual crux of the debate.  Tesha   Jan-06-06 02:15 PM   #14 
  - Most of us are "searched" one form or another  YOY   Jan-06-06 01:46 PM   #7 
  - I voted yes  DBoon   Jan-06-06 02:09 PM   #10 
  - Actually, you said much more than you've admitted to.  Tesha   Jan-06-06 02:12 PM   #11 
  - I will probably be flamed for this , but oh well  William769   Jan-06-06 02:13 PM   #12 
  - Not a flame, but a comment.  benburch   Jan-06-06 02:19 PM   #18 
     - I own a car  William769   Jan-06-06 02:26 PM   #21 
        - Try walking from Chicago to Washington DC...  benburch   Jan-06-06 02:41 PM   #23 
  - Nope!  benburch   Jan-06-06 02:14 PM   #13 
  - Since airlines are private institutions they can really do as they please  Zynx   Jan-06-06 02:17 PM   #15 
  - It's a bit ambiguous...  Tesha   Jan-06-06 02:19 PM   #17 
  - Thats how I see it.  Beelzebud   Jan-06-06 02:20 PM   #19 
  - Yes or No is too broad!  rd_kent   Jan-06-06 02:22 PM   #20 
  - The problem is *ALWAYS*...  Tesha   Jan-06-06 02:26 PM   #22 
  - Absof*ckinglutely!  AZBlue   Jan-06-06 04:32 PM   #26 
  - This is an excellent and serious question, part of a far larger question.  Silverhair   Jan-06-06 04:42 PM   #27 

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