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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:29 PM
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Can you blow up a plane with MakeUP?
Just on Fox, a congressman (they didn't put his name up) said he talked to a woman today and she said they took away all her makeup at an airport search.

That would be about enough for me to grab my stuff and say the hell with flying on your damn planes.

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KyndCulture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:31 PM
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1. They opened my sealed box of tampons and dumped em out . nt
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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:37 PM
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2. Well tampons do absorb liquid - did they believe you would squeeze them
out and mix up a concoction to make a WMD?

I feel that all those people waiting in long lines at the airports should demand a refund for their fares and walk out in mass and demand an end to this intrusion of their personal privacy. This is pure BS.

What good are people's belongings once they have been fingered by strangers who you really don't know where their hands have been or if they have been washed?
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madame defarge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:40 PM
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3. Are you ready for a revolution now???
Seriously, how much more can we take??? I mean, it may seem insignificant to some, but this inability to travel with carry-on luggage that contains personal items will only last so long before people will just flat out refuse to fly. How long before them impose the same restrictions they're imposing in the UK right now -- no laptops, electronic devices, cell phones, handbags allowed as carry-ons? How long before this takes down the airline industry? How long before we say we've had enough???

I'm seriously rethinking a trip to China in September. It's not because I'm afraid to fly. It's because I refuse to be inconvenienced anymore by this fucking regime. It's just not worth it.
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JackintheGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:57 PM
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6. Just yesterday there was a thread about carry-ons
and a sizable number of DUers said we should do away with it all together. Boarding would be faster and easier, tempers wouldn't flare so hysterically, etc. :wtf: If DU was running for public office it'd be tarred a flip-flopper.

What I have noticed with some interest is this: there has been NO mention of books. I haven't heard anybody say that books are not allowed. Now, I do an increasing amount of flying - and overseas, too. I'm not talking 7 hours to Paris; I'm talking 20+ to Asia. I would be OK without my laptop, my iPod, my gameboy, dried fruit/jerky, but god help me if I'm not allowed to take along a couple of books!

Is this a comment on the relative safety of books, or an indication that nobody reads anymore? And :wtf: am I supposed to do for 22 hours on the way to Delhi? They'll give me water, but I can only maturbate in public so much.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:44 PM
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10. In the UK it's now
no newspapers, magazines or books of any description.

Yes I too recall the thread from yesterday and boarding should indeed be easier once people have adjusted.
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:42 PM
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4. Light blue eye shadow worn from
lid to brow should be considered a terrorist threat.


:P
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mrsadm Donating Member (192 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:05 PM
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8. this is really frosting me, too
I take a diuretic for high blood pressure. I really need to have bottled water with me on a flight longer than 1 hour. And who's checking the security of what the airline puts on board as drinks?

No books or magazines allowed? What are you supposed to do, stare forward in the fully booked plane for hours and hours? How cranky are the children going to be without crayons and dvd's and games?

Do you carry your tampax to the bathroom in the plastic bag or out of the bag, which one is it?

Extra eyeglasses not allowed? HUH?

I've traveled to Europe many times and before 9/11 the security there at airports was very tight. What they would do is NOT treat everyone like a terrorist or drug smuggler, but they had very well trained people talk to you and size you up before you got on the plane. I wish the TSA in the US would figure out how to do that instead of harrasing every traveler. Oh wait - it's probably cheaper to pay someone to rifle through every woman's purse, than to train some experts.
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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:07 PM
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11. Blue eyelids are scary but I'll be damned if it's right to prevent a woman
from having her makeup with her while traveling.

I have been ill for years and without makeup I look like I'm near death. I will not be seen in public without makeup.

(Your cats are gorgeous.)
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Jack from Charlotte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:29 PM
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15. LOL!
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:51 PM
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5. Katherine Harris probably can. Her or Tammy Faye,
Regular women, no.
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:02 PM
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7. You can damage a plane with very small things
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 01:04 PM by TrogL
Explosives come in small packages. Innocuous looking fluids can be combined to create toxic substances.

My grade 11 chemistry teacher started his year with a bang by doing exactly that - taking innocuous looking stuff and creating smoke, fire and explosions out of them.

...and no, I'm not going to get down to specifics.
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Snivi Yllom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:14 PM
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9. no but they can hide explosives in makeup containers
disguised as makeup
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:20 PM
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12. Yes, you can.
You can hide crystalline explosives in any product that is in liquid or powder form (compacts, blush, etc, are simply compressed powder). And, make-up is a very common, overlooked item in a carry-on.

I did hear that some airports were offering people padded envelopes to address and that they were shipping the items to passengers' homes for free. I think that's very decent! My first thought when I heard about the make-up was that I'd probably have to miss my plane to go to a post office - I admit that make-up is my one splurge and what I'd probably have in my bag would be worth more than the cost of changing my flight!!
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:26 PM
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13. Too much foundation & eyeshadow applied to the cockpit, can
cause the plane to go go into an uncontrolable dive.
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:28 PM
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14. The bigger story here is that
they waited 5 days before telling us about it. That's 5 days
that all kinds of makeup, toothpaste and cough medicine made it
through airport security without being confiscated.

That is, if one is to believe the threat was real.
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