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posted on Aug, 20 2002 @ 05:34 AM
just thought I'd tell you about an interesting little post September 11th thing that happened to me last week.

Heading out to Spain I took my hand luggage to the check out and noticed a sign showing all the things I couldn't take on board.

These included guns knives and Zippo lighters, scissors, one of those metal nail files and a few other bits and bobs, you know, just in case I decided to stab the pilot to death or alternatively give him a manicure.

As the lady sent my bags through the x-ray (which incidentally contained a plasma globe and some spice holders in the shape of blasting rods bound together with electrical tape) she asked if I had any of those items and I replied (sincerely) that I did not.

so collecting my bag which seemingly contained a small nuclear device and some dynamite I walked through the check in into the departure lounge and into the boots duty free shop..........................where I bought a Zippo lighter, a pair of scissors, one of those little metal nail files all of which I placed in my hand luggage and unhindered walked onto the plane.

posted on Aug, 20 2002 @ 05:44 AM
Well, maybe that shouldn't be funny. It's kind of sad that we go about security in such a stupid manner.

The good news is we have the air-marshall on flights now, and they are well trained with a pretty fair amount of weapons marksmanship.

posted on Aug, 20 2002 @ 10:07 AM
How funny (and sad).

Never thought I would say this to you, lupus, but thanks for sharing.

posted on Aug, 20 2002 @ 10:13 AM
It's ashame, 3000 people dead and our security is still a joke.We Americans really need to wake up and realise it can happen again.I t will happen again.I think they need to come up with a plan to search people before they get in the airport.

posted on Aug, 20 2002 @ 02:15 PM
Great to read Lupe, just shows that security inconviences the honest people more than those who really want to cause trouble ....

posted on Aug, 21 2002 @ 09:43 AM
IMHO, the only way to truly secure the airports is to bring in the Military. I know, I know...
I really don't want to see dudes in cammies with automatic weapons in the airports, but how else can we secure them?
The Military, (in general) are a professional bunch, well trained, etc. They are the only ones capable of doing the job, (again, my opinion).
As we speak, the airports hire private security agencies. How do they choose which one to use? The lowest bidder...
Lets say, Security Specialists, Inc. will do the job for 10.00 per man hour. Then, Wackenhut comes along, (for those not in the know, Wackenhut is the "cadillac" of security forces, they do all the nuclear plants, etc.), and says "We are the better, more trained people for the job". It's true, but they will charge 16.00 per man hour.
Which one are they going to choose?

Sadly, even in these trying times, money still talks, and bullsh1t still walks...

Let the flames begin....

posted on Aug, 21 2002 @ 09:54 AM
Nav, we've already GOT dudes in cammies in the airports and they're carrying automatic weapons. Or some sort of weapon.

All the airports I've flown out of in the past year have had the National Guard there at the check-in area - including the little bitty airport at Hilo, Hawaii. They're all armed and they all look like they mean business.

posted on Sep, 6 2002 @ 07:34 PM
holy jeez...
you actually HAVE a nuclear device! lucky, lucky boy


dude that is so stupid! if you where a terrorist you could have killed thousands of people!!!!!! damn...

posted on Sep, 7 2002 @ 02:21 AM
concerning the US media and the blanket of ignorance that has fallen upon much of the American populace with regard to anything that is going on:. is a handy little list

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