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Old 09-12-06, 06:23 AM   #1
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NYT suggests ending all carry ons, on aircraft.

We all want to not be hijacked. Of course, I do think Americans are sligtly obsessed with fear mongering. "Paranoia will destroya ya." If safety eventually required and was proven to need such measures, guess we'd have to live with it.
But today's editorial suggested only way to gurantee security is to go on without any hand luggage. Next they will require we go on naked. Hope they at least give us a toga.
Do you think such measures are necessary. Would it effect your flying. It would mine. Some trips would be useless. Labtops are vital for much of our travel.
If airlines insured the contents in their holds, maybe it would not be so severe. But,they do not.They loose it you are screwed. I know, they almost once lost my $200o bike. I'd just been screwed. I am sure they will treat laptops no differently. What do you think.
Many companies such as the NYT's send it's employees on planes with company laptops. Wonder if the airline lost a company laptop, if they'd hold the employee responsible?
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Old 09-12-06, 06:38 AM   #2
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GO NAKED I'm THERE!!! HEE HEE Just playing. I think its crazy that this is their only idea of making the airlines safe. I mean come on, we can send a man to the moon but we can't make our airlines any safer?? This is a serious problem. I only fly for fun (meaning to go somewhere fun). I think there are much better ways to make the airlines safer without invading the complete privacy of one.
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Old 09-12-06, 06:39 AM   #3
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Answer: comapny planes and charter flights.

It's expensive as hell, but it will end most of this retardedness.

I'm sick of feelgood rules and legislation....a terrorist could just as easily put explosives up his rectum, detonator included, and pull it out in a lavatory. I guess we should ban lavatories and make everyone have enemas as well....

Really, this is as good a reason as any to promote high-speed trains. Still not as fast as a plane, but so far the regulations covering them have less suck to them.
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Old 09-12-06, 06:45 AM   #4
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I liked the idea of this article. A sure-fire way to keep airplanes safe!
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Old 09-12-06, 06:52 AM   #5
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Yeah - he rocks

Absolutely stupidity. If anything take some pages from the El-Al security handbook, they seem to have this down pretty well despite being the largest target in the aviation field.
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Old 09-12-06, 09:28 AM   #6
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How about if instead everyone above the age of 5 is issued a Louisvill Slugger before boarding. No more terrorist problems that way, end of story.
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That reminds me of an old episode of "All in the Family" Archie Bunker's solution to hijackings (usually to Cuba in those days) was to give everyone a handgun as they board, collect em as they deplane.
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Old 09-12-06, 11:39 AM   #8
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That reminds me of an old episode of "All in the Family" Archie Bunker's solution to hijackings (usually to Cuba in those days) was to give everyone a handgun as they board, collect em as they deplane.
Not a bad idea, actually, what with modern pressurized airplane safe Subsonic rounds! The only problem is that you know the guy with eyes popped and carrying Soldier of Fortune rolled up in his back pocket that sat next to you your last flight?(This is the generic you, by the way!) He's issued one too!
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GO NAKED I'm THERE!!! HEE HEE Just playing. ...
Hey, that sounds like A.troll's line.

Interesting idea, but take a close look at all those other people in the terminal, and imagine how much worse it would be to sit next to someone who's mucho repulsive.

On the other hand, the airlines could come up with an entirely new pricing structure - charging more for seats near attractive people. The composition of the First class section could be changed dramatically...

ok - shutting up...
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If clothes are outlawed on airplanes, only airplanes will have clothes on outlaws!


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Old 09-12-06, 12:24 PM   #11
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The day they ban carryons is the day I stop bringing any type of valuables on board (including laptop, cellphone, etc.). And if that happens, I might as well stop flying altogether.
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Bah, it's all fear-mongering to make it easier to strip more of our freedoms away... the tighter you squeeze your hand, the more sand escapes through your fingers...
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Old 09-12-06, 12:31 PM   #13
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For starters, they ban carry ons. They should at least insure expensive items they make us put into the hold. W/o a laptop, the purpose of many of my trips would be impossible.
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Maybe they will expect us to lock up our arse, so we can't pull the bomb out; as someone here earlier suggested.
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