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  •  No, the exception proves that it is not (5+ / 0-)
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    the exception, in this case.  Can you imagine if we pulled all fundie white men with neo-Nazi tatoos aside?  

    Republicans want to take our country back; Democrats want to take it forward.

    by DrJeremy on Mon Dec 28, 2009 at 08:35:43 PM PST

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    •  Have any fundie (1+ / 0-)
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      white men with neo-Nazi tattoos bombed an airliner recently?  

      •  Are we trying to solve yesterday's crimes (3+ / 0-)
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        or tomorrow's?

        Republicans want to take our country back; Democrats want to take it forward.

        by DrJeremy on Mon Dec 28, 2009 at 08:46:23 PM PST

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        •  I thought the purpose (1+ / 0-)
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          was to prevent tomorrow's crimes. In which case, our airline security "system", regardless of what Neopolitano says, is a joke. 75-year-old men crippled with arthritis get patted down, wanded, made to remove theirs shoes, and have their prescription drugs scattered all over the belt.  While a young Muslim man with no baggage and no passport, who pays for a one-way ticket with cash, waltzes through armed with explosives.

          A little common sense would go a long way....  

          •  I think we agree, except that no one without (0+ / 0-)

            a passport gets on a plane, and most business travelers don't check bags.  And men, while they are much more likely to be criminals than women, shouldn't be targeted for their religion or skin color.  Now, if we want to target all men, that works for me, because women just don't commit as many crimes, so why am I always, "randomly" targeted?  Because women don't fight back or cause trouble the way that white men do, you know, the ones who blow up Federal office buildings or kill doctors.  FWIW, this joker was Muslim, but he wasn't an Arab, he was Black.  So are we going to start treating all African Americans like criminals?

            Republicans want to take our country back; Democrats want to take it forward.

            by DrJeremy on Mon Dec 28, 2009 at 09:23:43 PM PST

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            •  Perhaps the news report (1+ / 0-)
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              was wrong, as so many are, but tonight I heard it said that an older man was with this most recent would-be bomber, attempting to explain to security why this young man had no passport.  I'm paraphrasing (but assume someone else here heard it, too) this as something like: He's from Sudan and in Sudan they don't bother with passports."  

              •  I haven't heard this, so who knows, but the (1+ / 0-)
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                guy was from Nigeria, on a flight from Nigeria.  Also, you don't get on a plane without a passport, even if Yoda is vouching for you.

                Republicans want to take our country back; Democrats want to take it forward.

                by DrJeremy on Mon Dec 28, 2009 at 09:36:01 PM PST

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                •  Yes, he was from Nigeria, (2+ / 0-)
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                  at least as far we know now, which is why the Sudan reference was so bizarre. The person being interviewed said he was standing just a few feet away while this conversation took place and heard every word of it.  He had been on the plane and appeared to be plenty disgusted with security.  

                  We'll either hear more of this or it will pass away as an urban legend.

          •  'our' airline security "system"? (1+ / 0-)
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            75-year-old men crippled with arthritis get patted down, wanded, made to remove theirs shoes, and have their prescription drugs scattered all over the belt.

            young Muslim man with no baggage and no passport, who pays for a one-way ticket with cash, waltzes through armed with explosives.

            so let me get this straight. of the millions of americans who travel each day are you alleging more 75 year old crippled men get stripped searched than muslim men? how many planes have gotten blown up lately anyway? this is sounding really racist to me.

        •  both. n/t (0+ / 0-)

          Consider adopting a homeless pet at PAWS.org (Progressive Animal Welfare Society)

          by hikerbiker on Mon Dec 28, 2009 at 09:41:23 PM PST

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