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Comment by Ian Mason on September 23, 2012 at 10:00pm

The next threat is said to be bomb implants, put in place by a surgeon. Imagine what kinds of examination/search that will lead to. :(

Comment by sk8eycat on September 23, 2012 at 9:41pm

Steph, re:TSA searching infants and toddlers...somebody got the idea that drugs or bomb components could be smuggled inside the kids' Pampers.  Yeah.  Right.  Something really lethal, like baby poop. 

Comment by booklover on September 23, 2012 at 6:45pm

cute pic Steph! lol

Pat, you know, that old lady on the plane in the wheelchair could have washed and conditioned everyone to death. lol ;)

Comment by Steph S. on September 23, 2012 at 6:03pm

Comment by Steph S. on September 23, 2012 at 5:58pm

That's a funny lol booklover!! Love it!

I agree sk8eycat - the country is nuts with all the airport searches and scans. Craziness!

You have a point - they want their "minions" to not use their brains and just do what they are told to do. They do not give any thought to it at all. Have you also noticed that they pat down 4 year-olds? I've seen them search preschoolers  - as if they are a threat to the passengers. All insanity.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 23, 2012 at 4:22pm

Pat, I think the people they hire for these jobs are so stupid and inflexible that the only way they can function is "by the book."  In everything.  Maybe that's the way the Powers That Be want it.

Comment by Pat on September 23, 2012 at 12:30pm

sk8eycat, it's not confined to the US. A few years ago, when Shrub II was the Prez, I was at Heathrow Airport in London. A British lady, who appeared to be around 80, and in a wheel chair, was being yelled at and publicly humiliated for trying to bring one bottle each of shampoo and conditioner in her carry on luggage. Yeah, she posed a real threat to me and all the other passengers!!!

Comment by sk8eycat on September 22, 2012 at 10:29pm

Pat, re: airport paranoia  The previous administration used fear to control people.  The "Security" people were so inept and ill-trained (I don't know if they still are) that they would have qualified for one of those "Priceless" jokes that floats around the net.  They wouldn't have recognized a terrorist wannabe if one whacked them over the head with a Qu'ran.

One woman I know, who was almost 80 years old at the time, 4'11", and legally blind, was pulled out of line and searched (this was before they installed pornograph machines).  She was with a group of LA Dodger fans who were flying from Chicago to Denver to go to an effing baseball game! 

Oh, and she's Nisei...spent a good part of her childhood behind a barbed wire fence due to another brand of good old USA patriotic paranoia.  It's a wonder she didn't flip out, or have a stroke.

This country has gone totally nucking futz.

Comment by booklover on September 22, 2012 at 5:50pm

I agree Steph!  I have better things to do with my time! And money! :)

Comment by Steph S. on September 22, 2012 at 4:34pm
Sk8eycat I hope you feel better soon!
Glad you don't have to go to that reunion. They are a waste of time in my opinion. You can find better things to do with your time.
 

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