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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 11:28 AM
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20. the focus on airports doesn't seem myopic to most NYers I am afraid
I'm just sorry all the out of towners who jumped on the "it happened to all of us" bandwagon nine years ago now regret it.
i fly frequently enough and notice dimwitted drunk or exhausted people ignoring signs and explainations of procedures all the time. The line comes to a halt. They have to be constantly reminded, and they annoy me, not the agaents.
And expecting them to watch over who put which cell phone into which basket, seriously? How in the world would they do their own jobs?
I wish they would limit this security to major hubs myself, but it really amazes me that so many would be happy to do without. Easy for them to say.
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  -I always feel like I need a shower after going through the security line. MindPilot  Jan-16-11 09:49 PM   #0 
  - K & R  kentuck   Jan-16-11 10:03 PM   #1 
  - Expect a "visit" from the predictable hand-full... declaring  hlthe2b   Jan-16-11 10:09 PM   #2 
  - Of course...and it didn't happen TO me either.  MindPilot   Jan-16-11 10:20 PM   #4 
  - We are rapidly becoming a Fascist Police State.  Odin2005   Jan-16-11 10:20 PM   #3 
  - Hey. Sounds like TSA is really trying.  LisaL   Jan-16-11 10:24 PM   #5 
  - Certainly the first time I've known them to admit...  hlthe2b   Jan-16-11 10:27 PM   #6 
  - I'm sorry about what you observed  Frances   Jan-16-11 11:04 PM   #7 
  - So, these "people who caused this" tell us to jump, and we  LisaL   Jan-16-11 11:07 PM   #8 
  - The problem is our reaction to the act; not the act itself  MindPilot   Jan-16-11 11:12 PM   #10 
  - I'm the 57 year old partner (thanks, dear)  Joanie Baloney   Jan-16-11 11:09 PM   #9 
  - It's Sunday morning in Vegas; we're hungover and broke.  MindPilot   Jan-16-11 11:21 PM   #11 
  - Just remember, if you are go through the body scanners...  demodonkey   Jan-17-11 12:42 AM   #12 
  - Have they ever caught anything?  arikara   Jan-17-11 02:59 PM   #22 
     - They caught people with pot.  LisaL   Jan-17-11 04:48 PM   #26 
  - I do not understand why people are submitting to this.  snot   Jan-17-11 02:45 AM   #13 
  - What solution do you propose?  MindPilot   Jan-17-11 08:52 AM   #14 
  - They could use explosive-sniffing dogs.  intheflow   Jan-17-11 10:18 AM   #19 
  - and they do not work on a popular type of explosive. oh well.  bettyellen   Jan-17-11 11:29 AM   #21 
  - the focus on airports doesn't seem myopic to most NYers I am afraid  bettyellen   Jan-17-11 11:28 AM   #20 
  - I'm not an "out of towner"  Joanie Baloney   Jan-17-11 04:30 PM   #23 
     - you are to NYers, who is who I was explicitly referring to. and much of the nation  bettyellen   Jan-17-11 08:27 PM   #30 
  - They're working on it.  snot   Jan-17-11 09:48 PM   #31 
  - Bingo!  kentuck   Jan-17-11 09:04 AM   #15 
     - Again, what do you propose?  MindPilot   Jan-17-11 09:17 AM   #18 
        - Like I said, if one can't boycott, one could at least  snot   Jan-17-11 10:02 PM   #32 
  - We're in trouble.  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-17-11 09:06 AM   #16 
  - It makes me want to have a cigarette.  11 Bravo   Jan-17-11 09:15 AM   #17 
  - They really freaked out in Houston when they X-rayed my laptop case and saw half a rack of pork ribs  slackmaster   Jan-17-11 04:37 PM   #24 
  - Ha!  Joanie Baloney   Jan-17-11 04:48 PM   #25 
  - I have to head to the FL panhandle area  tinymontgomery   Jan-17-11 05:14 PM   #27 
  - I flew through Dubai recently where patdowns were mandatory for everyone.  Starbucks Anarchist   Jan-17-11 06:01 PM   #28 
  - Well, the terrorists will not bother to recruit good looking females ...  spin   Jan-17-11 06:23 PM   #29 

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