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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-26-10 12:12 AM
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52. If it is a civil right to be able to get on a plane that is safe, then
Edited on Fri Nov-26-10 12:13 AM by sabrina 1
you might want to ask yourself why there are so many plane crashes where so many more people have been killed throughout the history of flying, than any terrorist could dream of. Do you really think you can make flying safe?

Do you know what the odds are of a terrorist blowing up a plane, against say, dying in a plane crash?

If you want planes to be safe, I'm afraid that is very wishful thinking on your part and you probably should never have been flying, now or ever.

We can never be safe, and those who are willing to give up their rights in a futile attempt to be 'safe' deserve neither safety or rights, as someone famous once said.

Please, do me a favor, stop giving away MY rights because of your irrational fear of a threat that is so miniscule the world is laughing at us for how easily frightened we are in the 'Home of the Brave'.

I am not afraid of dying in a plane crash but it could happen and it is far more likely to happen because of 'pilot error' than by 'terror'. I will not be manipulated by fear when there is no reason to be.

You are at far greater risk of harm every day when you drive your car. What should we do about that? And if this government really cares about saving lives (forgive me for laughing) then why have they allowed 440,000 Americans to die for lack of adequate health care since 9/11? How many again died of a terror attack since then? The money spent in the last year on these useless machines would have saved so many of those lives. Do you see how illogical this is?

Americans need to stop being such cowardly, whimpering, scared rabbits. It's embarrassing. But the government and their corporate masters love their frightened citizens. Since Democrats caved after six years of Bush being unable to do it, and installed those grotesque machines in our airports, Rapiscan CEOS have made a small fortune.

Let's keep making them richer, so they can buy more of our elected officials.

Sorry, but this kind of illogical thinking and irrational fear and the ease with which people can be manipulated, makes me ill sometimes.
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