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Proud2BAmurkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:26 PM
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so are they going to check geriatric PISS BAGS for explosives now?
what a joke
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:27 PM
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1. Why would Cheney have explosives?
:evilgrin:
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:27 PM
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2. Anything to make my flight safer, I'm for.
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we can do it Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:31 PM
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4. Are You Serious? Just Askin'
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 01:41 PM
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10.  Are you serious?
Why wouldn't anyone want their flight to be safer??
Unless they have some sort of death wish.
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 06:11 PM
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17. Then you won't mind the mandatory disrobe and cavity search n/t
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madame defarge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:31 PM
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6. There are NO guarantees for safety whatsoever!
The real question is, do you feel safer now than you did pre-9/11? What about security in airports before you get through security??? What about security on trains? On buses? At sports events? In shopping malls? There are no guarantees for safety anymore anywhere, thanks to this total failure of an administration. :grr:
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 01:47 PM
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13. Its about airline safety ( in this day and age) I'm talking about and not
about the failures of Bushco.
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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:32 PM
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7. It doesn't make your flight safer
it just creates an illusion.

A recent test of security at airports showed that you can get through with fake IDs with ease.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 01:50 PM
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14. Yep. Kabuki. Window dressing. A facade.
The security holes around each flight are as abundant as swiss cheese. :shrug:

Airline travel is now a sado-masochistic Disneyland.

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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 01:52 PM
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15. Well, let 'em give me an illusion
...and are you saying we should have stricter security or less security at airports? I don't follow your thinking.
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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 07:33 PM
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19. If a person is prepared to die
in order to penetrate security, they will. Banning liquids isn't making us safer, just making it look like they are doing something by annoying people.

How much diginity are people willing to sacrifice in order to be "safe".

What is next? Anal and vaginal exams? A terrorist could certainly store explosive there.
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 06:12 PM
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18. Walking is safer. nt
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:29 PM
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3. they are fine if a fellow traveler takes a sip.
stooopid. "I am going to blow this up so can't drink it, but my buddy, who will also die, will take a sip to show it is ok."
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:31 PM
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5. The embarrassment factor has probably scared a lot of older people away
already.. No more anonymity..

There was a time when you could order "open" tickets with an amount and you could fill in any name..kind o=f like blank checks..

Lots of my business clients bought them in case they had a sudden trip pop up..

These days flying is a total pain in the ass..and it would take another free trip to Tahiti or a dire emergency to get me on another plane..
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:34 PM
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8. are they seriously?
that is really really cruel

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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:50 PM
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9. Bush approach to airport safety as well thought out as Iraq invasion
It's all for show. Every passenger plane also carries some cargo, which is NOT screened. The thoroughness of the screeners goes in fits and starts. The definition of what is "dangerous" is ludicrous. A pen or pencil is potentially as lethal as a nail scissors. Hell, someone could snap off one of those flimsy seat trays and have a jagged plastic weapon. Bush(Cheney) made a decision to go for the big macho show and invade Iraq, instead of spending the available moneys and military manpower to secure the ports, the coastlines, chemical plants, oil facilities, nuclear plants and public utilities.

The only real solution to the problem of terrorism is to attack the root causes - overpopulation, poverty and hopelessness, which leaves the masses vulnerable to religious extremists - Karl Marx had it right, religion is the opiate of the masses, both here and abroad.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 01:43 PM
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11. You have to taste it in front of TSA types.
Ewww, sorry. Even I found that in poor taste.

(and yet, I'm posting it. Hmmm)
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 01:46 PM
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12. next up, liquidating your assets will be suspect. nt
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:05 PM
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16. Well they already treat the elderly as potential
terrorists so why not? I've seen them yank the shoes off a 90 year old wheelchair bound woman, then force her to "stand" (with the aid of two TSA goons), then wand her. All the while her daughter, who was also a senior, was getting felt up nearby and calling out "Why are you doing that to my mother? She's an alzheimer's patient. Please leave her alone..." to no avail.

Makes me ashamed to be an American if this is what we've come to.
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