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Old 01-01-2010, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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We're stuck between a rock and a hard place. These guys will be let through, in future, and perhaps they will be successful, because we're deathly afraid of committing the worst thing imagineable in this PC-addled society: profiling. Better to have a few hundred dead and a few more thousand lives devastated by the loss than, heaven forbid, offend someone.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:36 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Er, I remember being in Munich and Zurich airports pre-9/11 and there were german shepards and submachine gun totting police everywhere. And I was closely scrutinized on entry and exit.
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Yes. Munich has had its share of terrorism.

As I mentioned earlier in the thread, in December of 1974, during the time of the Troubles, I was patted down very carefully by British security personnel.
And my first night in London, a bomb exploded on Oxford Street.
Since then, London has undergone different terrorism.

Wherever you go on this globe, there is going to be risk involved.

Do I believe that our TSA is doing a brilliant job?
Um, no.
Are new security measures going to keep me from flying?
I doubt it--especially now that I have a kid living in Paris.
But I am writing my congressman today.

NeilinVA, it seems to me that we could learn a lot from Israeli security.
I am no strategist but it sure makes sense to have circles of real security around airports. Spending the time and trouble on developing more interception points could really make a difference for the airplane and its passengers.
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:56 AM
 
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We're stuck between a rock and a hard place. These guys will be let through, in future, and perhaps they will be successful, because we're deathly afraid of committing the worst thing imagineable in this PC-addled society: profiling. Better to have a few hundred dead and a few more thousand lives devastated by the loss than, heaven forbid, offend someone.
I couldn't agree more.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:10 PM
 
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Today's NY Times:
Documents send mixed signal on airport scanners
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Olympus Mons, Mars
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effective IMMEDIATELY the TSA has implemented the following dress code for ALL passengers

http://www.icecglobal.com/images/dresscode.jpg (broken link)
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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On a recent flight from Seoul to LAX, we encountered additional security. The Koreans really know how to handle themselves. A moblie security team patted down and hand-searched the luggage of every single passenger. We were the last 2 on the plane and the second they had finished with our carry-on's they were snapping shut their tables and RUNNING to the next gate.

I don't think I've EVER seen an American TSA agent RUN . Mostly they seem to busy themselves practicing small talk with other agents, taking coffee breaks, and screaming at passengers for no good reason.
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:44 AM
 
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Not being able to use the bathroom facilities for the last hour is going to be QUITE inconvenient! On the one hand they tell you to drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.....but then...they won't let you use the toilet???!!! This is beyond amazing to me. I'm flying into the US in a few months...do I bring a big paper cup??? Wet yourself or be arrested upon arrival...ridiculous!
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:47 PM
 
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no problems, more limitations and regulations safer will i feel. one thing though bothers me: the underwear bomber should have been on the no fly list. there were warnings about him coming from his own father which never made it to the lists. how do we make sure people are doing their jobs?
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:19 AM
 
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Flying is safer than you think
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