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Neal Boortz - Neal's Nuze
2006-08-11 - 10:28 a.m.
Well, the airlines have made it a bit easier to travel. As our own Bindyree reports, electronics are still allowed in carry-ons.
I understand her relief - would YOU trust luggage handlers with your laptop? And if you have your cell phone on you, it's easier to call those who are picking you up if there's a delay.
As for gels/liquids/etc. ... we're talking about shipping a CARE package of stuff she uses down here. I'll keep it safe, she can use them when she visits, and when she goes home I'll put them away again.
You know, I'm wondering if a doctor's note will help in some circumstances. If you absolutely HAVE to have water (say, if you're diabetic), you should be able to get a doctor's note that will let you carry a bottle of Aquafina. I've taken sealed bottles of water to an Angels game before. No trouble at all. Maybe that's all it would take: the bottles of whatever would have to be brand new, factory seal-intact, never-been-opened product. All that means is, you can't decant a small amount into your own bottle. Would that be such a burden? Especially if you don't fly that much?
Otherwise, I smell a possible lawsuit brewing. "I get terrible headaches when I fly. I must have my Advil. I'm going to sue the airline for...[Dr. Evil]...one hundred billion dollars!! [/Dr. Evil]"
Where's Monk when you need him?
Speaking of security:
From Neal Boortz' website comes the following report:
Many of these terrorists were British born. British citizens. Most of these are believed to be children of Pakistani immigrants. So, there's that European problem with Muslim immigration raising its ugly head again. Reports are that two of these bums were converts to Islam.
What else stands out here? Well, there were no 78-year-old blue-haired grannies on the list. There were no families traveling with children. There were no young mothers with children in tow.
Somewhere there's an article about the links of a whole bunch of terrorist incidents. I'll have to look for it.
UPDATE: Brin found it...naturally, because it was in her blog that I saw it in the first place. Here's the link.
Something to think about, huh?
I have another game day coming up. I hope to learn some new games, play a few old favorites...and a new one.
Be seeing you...if I haven't totally offended you with the above commentary.
2 comments so far
Bob - 2006-08-11 16:11:08 - http://shadowgm.diaryland.com
Dave - 2006-08-12 05:37:05 - http://tooold2bcool.diaryland.com
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