posted on May, 1 2021 @ 02:17 AM
Once upon a time long long ago I worked for a branch of NSA. Yep, you had to have the background check and top secret security clearance and learn how
to talk without moving your lips !! (joke about the lips but you just might be surprised) ... I spent two years surrounded by some of the most
paranoid spooks you can imagine... Paranoia seemed to be a trait greatly valued as the more paranoid the higher the individual seemed to advance above
a GS 12 pay grade. I was just a pilot who went out and gathered information and turned it over to the spooks both in country and that which was
transmitted back to the puzzle palace in Langley and D.C. so I was not trying to move up in the organization.
The only reason I give this little bit of back ground is because of the article I came across about an individual being kicked off a commercial
airliner because he did not take a bite of his food and chew after securing his mask back upon his face. It just trigger me about all the borderline
sick and paranoid people I once knew who could make decisions of life and death for others while barely being able to function with out their rigid
support network of institutionalized SOP (standard Operating Procedures) to refer to. I remember thinking way back when "thank god these people are
not in charge of national policies other than in an advisory capacity." I Partly felt this way because they could think of stuff a normal person would
never consider doing much less acting upon.
One night in a secure compound ...and I do mean secure with guards, dogs on patrol inside the fence, and concertina wire on and around the fence I had
finished a game of pool with a G.S. 16 and we both decided it was time to hit the head (bathroom) before out next game. Once in the bathroom and idle
chatter I mentioned our security status had moved up a notch. Strickened, he looked left, right, up down and even checked under the sink before
saying some of the leadership of Russia had left the Kremlin and no one knew where they were.. (come to find out many had gone to the black sea for
some R&R)... This was not an act on his part but the real deal for him to open his mouth about anything about the elevated status the base was now on.
I was lucky as I did my thing and the mission logs and paperwork were stowed in a satchel which I turned over to the highly secure operations
building...more concertina wire armed guards and a narrow pathway where we were told to never get off the path.. All was located inside the already
secure base where housing and the officers club was located.
I guess I felt like venting a little bit but the crazies are running the mad house IMO. Once they get hold it is like trying to get a Tiger to let go
of it's prey.
A man was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight because he didn’t wear his mask in between eating bites of food, which according to the TSA
is now a federal mandate.
“I, Avi Mandel, just got kicked off a plane because I wasn’t wearing my mask in between bites while I was eating,” said Mandel in a video shot
immediately after the incident, which occurred while the plane was waiting to take off from Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington International
“The way I was treated was absolutely absurd. It was crazy and it wasn’t fair,” Mandel subsequently told WJZ, explaining that he had opened a
pack of Twizzlers but was then told to mask up by a flight attendant who immediately “ran away.”
A loudspeaker announcement was then made to all passengers telling them, “Everyone who’s eating has to wear masks in between bites.”
The plane then returned to the terminal and Mendel, who said he remained calm throughout the incident, was escorted off by security.
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