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Richard D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:48 AM
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The British are doing the halo thing now
Isn't this too bloody transparent? Do people fall for this sh*t?

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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:51 AM
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1. Makes a better target sheet at the range, anyway.
:evilgrin:
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:55 AM
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2. *snarf*
:thumbsup:
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ikri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:59 AM
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3. Probably trying to revive his image


(ok so that's not really Jack Straw. The actor, Terrence Hardiman, is just eerily similar)
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:19 PM
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8. Superb! Jack Straw meets Doctor No.
The halo thing seems to get done several times - from Brown's speech on Monday:

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Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:00 PM
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4. That's the "O" in Labour.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 12:07 PM by Taxloss
It's the photographer's doing, not the stage designers.

On edit:

A clearer picture. I see Blair's halo has slipped ...

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ElectroPrincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:00 PM
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5. Oh mahn!
I was hoping that you just forgot to capitalize ... that we could, instead, see some awesome ass-kicking pictures of the Royal Marines doing High Altitude Low Oxygen (HALO) parachute jumps at 30 up-teen thousand feet.

Bummer ... All we get is that Brit puke who speaks for Tony the Poodle. Those military acronyms stick in my brain. :(
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:06 PM
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6. "Jumping out of a perfectly good aircraft is not a natural act."
;)
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ElectroPrincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:15 PM
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7. Too funny Ben!
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 12:19 PM by ElectroPrincess
BTW nice to catch you here. :blush:

Truth be told, that is the ONLY way I will fly in the future.

My poor mother who weighs 100 lbs. soaking wet and is humped over with osteoporosis at the age of 79 y.o. ---> was FORCED to stand up from her wheel chair as they wanded her twice, then actually patted her down. DAMN! Don't you feel safer that a little bitty old woman isn't carrying something dangerous in her hair bun?!?

Don't even get me started with what my older brother had to go through because he has one of those metal (Cheney's got one) type gadgets that can restart his heart due to enlargement from congestive heart failure. :P

Yes Fellow American Patriots, the Baltimore Washington Airport security team is on the job keeping you safe from decrepit little old ladies and middle age men with heart failure.

Feeling safe America? :puke:

Nope, the only way I board a plane is to later exit with my parachute. :hi:
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:56 PM
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9. They want to look inside my shoes...
But you could hide a REALLY big bomb in a body cavity, and they would never find it. So what is the point?
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ElectroPrincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:41 PM
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10. It's just sad ... but there are a few gullible little old people around us
who believe these gyrations are "Keeping us safe." That's cool as long as they don't unduly harass the weak. My dear mother who has probably less than a year at most to live, should NOT be forced to stand up for 8 minutes to first be wanded and then patted down. She's nothing but a bag of bones and it took all my restraint not to say something because WE ALL KNOW WHY - Don't question authority, especially at airports.

No, it's a dance - just wish the people hired would be more considerate of the *clearly* sick and aged.
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