I've been reading about how useless airline security is and all the problems and now this sort of thing is added to the pile. Man you have to be so vigiliant, especially against the people who are supposed to be "protecting" you. We keep surrending our freedoms to feel more safe and this is all it gets.
I'd rather just take my chances without all the security BS thanks.
Europe is very lax, I had a sissors in my carry on that i forgot about they saw it during x-ray and took it out I figured they'd take it off me and said "oh, can I not bring that on"? They had a little chat and gave it back to me. I then proceded to highjack the flight halfway home just to highlight the problem... Or did I fall asleep? I think I feel asleep.
I also had a spliff of wacky tobacy in the same pocket.
I think I'm going to get one of those "Dirty Underwear" safe thingies.. not for the folks at the hostels, but for the TSA neanderthals.
Luckily, I carry anything of value in my cabin baggage, and even then, I put my wallet, phone, money, etc. in my jacket before putting it on the x-ray conveyer. That way they can go through all the crap in my bag, but they generally leave my valuables alone.
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I agree with you all. I kept anything I really DIDN'T want stolen/lost/"misplaced" on me and let them find it the hard way. lol. I mean if you want to do some damage you're always going to be able too. Whether or not you have metal tweezers or some "paint" ain't going to make one difference except MAYBE weeding out a few retards who couldn't have pulled it of anyways.
We're in the carry-on-anything-precious category - I always assume I'm never going to see my checked bags again, so only travel with stuff I can live without. The diaper bag I use as a carry on hardly ever has more than three diapers in it, but it's always full of cameras, wallets, ids, etc...
This is really sad, that this is what we've come to as a society, you know? Voyd's paranoia sounds more and more like the only way to go.
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However, the AP "global press" - which has no problem covering his love life in minute detail - somehow deemed this story "unnewsworthy" and has REFUSED to give it any coverage at all! So, "all about ratings?" Or...all about spoonfeeding the public select elitist propaganda and burying the TRUTH?
In our first conversation with the Associated Press they strongly indicated that they would be running a story on Sheen's comments
However, after talking with Jeff Williams of the LA Associated Press office it became clear what the policy was.
Williams' attitude was brash and arrogant in saying (to paraphrase), 'I know all about Charlie Sheen and I don't care what he says.'
Asked if the story was newsworthy in comparison with the milquetoast Santana piece, Williams responded by saying 'we're not going to run anything.'
Asked again if the story would be newsworthy if it wasn't attached to the 9/11 information and was just Sheen criticizing Bush, Williams barked 'you're not gonna bait me!' and slammed the phone down.
Seriously, you can google this story and there is NO MENTION by the AP or major news outlets on it! This is one of the biggest crimes of our generation - and yet it gets less real investigative coverage than OJ Simpson and Monica Lewinsky??? THE NOOSE KEEPS TIGHTENING, FOLKS! They DON'T want us to find out the truth. They want us to simply lay down and SUBMIT!
This crap is realy crazy, ya know? But what can anyone do, I guess it's better than a bunch of planes gettin' blown up. Guess all we can do is go on our trips expecting this crap to happen, allow more time for extra security, and try not to bring anything to valuable to tempt the thivin' basterds! If it's not the street scum picking pockets in Rome, it's the security people at the airport.
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