Give until it hurts

I jumped on a fight to Vegas last year and spent 6 days in line just to get through security. That’s right. I said a “fight” to Vegas. I fought to get in the “short line,” as if there is any way to know the short line when they split you up to lunge towards the screening centers. People are cordial but pushy. That extra 30 seconds getting through the conga line means EVERYTHING, apparently. But my issue is shoes. Why take off shoes? It makes no sense. No other country makes you do this, and Israel, in particular, is far more subject to terrorist subversion. No hysterical measures in Israel. And those 6 ounces of fluids. Die, infidel! More on this next time, but I believe this is insane, an attempt to keep us cowering in fear for no reason. Who profits from this? Political Traveler – OUT!

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  • Raoul on July 15, 2013 at 7:18 pm said:

    Interesting perspective about airport security. I agree that the US spends too much time and effort on security. Some, as you point out, are laughable. It isn’t a foolproof system and with each new plot that is uncovered, new layers of restriction are imposed on the traveler. I think it’s a matter of preventing one disastrous incident vs. security-torture of a million safe incidents. Where to draw the balance is up for debate. I think this precarious balance will be the rationale in implementing the Biblical prophecy of the “mark of the beast.”

  • Barbara B. on August 15, 2013 at 7:21 pm said:

    Who cares about shoes? There was a cartoon where people were flying naked for security reasons. Maybe we should give that more thought. Then I’d really feel safe … albeit insecure.

  • Terry on October 20, 2013 at 2:09 am said:

    Flying naked. Now that’s true terrorism. I don’t mean to belittle national security efforts and the very real ongoing threat of hijackings and mayhem. I’m just concerned that the Feds will apprehend a terrorist sewing nail clippers into his underwear. Guess what we’ll have to remove and put on the conveyor next?

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