Airport Security Revisited  

keithcancook 60M
10710 posts
8/17/2005 6:12 am
Airport Security Revisited

I realize that getting the kinks out of a system takes time, but some things are just ridiculous. For example children whose names are the same or somewhat similar to names on the Federal "no-fly list" are being prevented from flying. We are talking infants and toddlers here. Children under 2 yrs. do not need tickets, but many parents buy them so they will have their own seat. That gets these youngsters entered into the system and "voila" they can become suspected terrorists. Flights are being missed as parents franticly try and fax passports and other documents to TSA bureaucrats.

TSA instructs the airlines not to deny boarding to children under 12, or select them for extra security checks, but this common sense policy has not prevented some overeager officials from barring them until all the "i's" are dotted and the "t's" are crossed.

While I understand that some cutoff age needs to be determined, I think that 13 yr. olds are still too young to be considered dangerous. (unless of course you live with one!)

GleesFlakyShawl 50M
1620 posts
8/17/2005 8:37 am

well keith, everybody decide the level of paranoia ur comfortable to live with....

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
8/17/2005 12:11 pm

well, LOL!, you do live in the "land of the free" ...

[blog freelove999]

rm_EE407 41F
3903 posts
8/17/2005 1:34 pm

well... not sure what to add to this one, except follow Waggypolly's lead.

MrsGreenhenky 37F

8/17/2005 5:59 pm

Ifa waggy lassie dinny spell it out ah will ha tee.Look a israel fer ta like ta see how young ta suicidy bombers kin be.Aye if yees can wrap yer wee handy round a ak47.Yees din kin be able ta blow uppa plane.Yees is also more susceptba ta ideas.Sad ba true fer sure.

sexyeyes375 47F

8/17/2005 8:43 pm is sad how our world changed with 9/11, but other countries have been living this reality for centuries... it would be nice to have the luxury of trusting again. I agree, this seems like common sense, especially in the under 5 to 10 year olds.

on a lighter note.. you just shouldn't name your kid Joseph Stalen or Adolf Hitler.. or Anita Woody or I.P. Rivers...

rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
8/18/2005 12:06 am

Other countries and cultures have been using children for years as convienient booby-traps, if you will, against their enemies. That said, most of the people hired as TSA screeners have no special skills. Looking at their application and hiring process they really don't have that many requirements to be hired. They have to take a basic test and that's about it. So, there's a good chance your average high school dropout could be the person scanning your luggage.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.

Philosophy_N_Sex 49M/47F

8/18/2005 11:53 am

glad we did not name our kid ahmed or abdul..

playtime44uandi 52M
6545 posts
8/19/2005 5:44 am

I work for an airline, I was amused to hear that one of the guys at work, with a common name, was on the ban list. Maybe I should be glad for my uncommon last name. We go through a 7 yr back ground check before were hired. with all this technology they still cant keep all the info straight.

~We'll Leave The Light On~

taodoug65 51M
262 posts
8/21/2005 4:46 am

This is another reason why government officials in the US should refrain from snorting coolant out of their cars. or dry humping the VP

PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
8/21/2005 11:28 pm

Gods... bad enough with boarding for a flight to a non-US country from here. I hate having to deal with guys who have (to quote George Carlin) "a double-digit I.Q. and a triple-digit income".... and the income thing is literal here! I don't even want to think about goingg to the US, but I need to be able to travel there.

Interesting note: when the bombs went off in Spain, millions around the world protested marching in the streets. This did not happen with the London blasts, much less the Sept. 11 attacks....

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

interested13563 53M
2557 posts
8/22/2005 11:36 am

Interestingly enough, even though all countries are
concerned and take measures, it is only the self-proclaimed
"land of the free" that has gone to such ridiculous limits.
And it is mostly there that passengers are treated
so rudely and with so much suspicion. Elsewhere
people are much less afraid and have more important
issues to consider. I have just experienced that as I
came back from a trip to Europ. You can draw your own
conclusions from that - I will not spell out my own.

beewulf9 38M

9/15/2005 1:59 pm

I found the added post about a 13 year old being dangerous only in their own home to their own family members to be funny. Thank you.

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