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  •  and remember: security is everyone's biz. (44+ / 0-)

    If you go to the event, expect access to be via entrances where people will be checked out for items that could be trouble.   Wear light clothes, nothing bulky.  Don't carry a knapsack or other item of that kind that'll hold up the line to get checked out.  If you need to carry water, meds, etc., use a fanny pack for the meds and carry the water bottle in your hand.  

    The point is a) to keep the line moving quickly, and b) to not waste the security peoples' time dealing with you, since they have much more important things to worry about, like Glenn Beck zombies who might be out to do serious harm.  

    Even if it's wide-open access to the event: dress in light clothes and don't carry a knapsack or anything like that, because whoever is checking out the crowd will have to spend a few seconds looking at you that they could be spending on something more important.  

    Also, about those Beck zombies who might be real danger:  All of us are the neighborhood watch when our elected officials are speaking in public.  Be aware of who is around you, and be willing to speak up or raise a shout if you see something that looks like serious trouble.  

    Show you care - be aware!

    •  Light clothes: nothing doing (4+ / 0-)
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      DaleA, wishingwell, Overseas, Matt Z

      I am a dialysis patient and we are notoriously cold. The rally is outside at Husky Stadium and I need my warm clothes.

      My fanny pack is in the barn and I can't get it out, unfortunately, but I have a bag I will probably carry over with my water and medication packets in it. It is mesh and easy to see through, so you'll see there's nothing threatening in it, and it will hold warm clothes later if I dress in layers (which is likely).

      It is likely to be in the 30s tomorrow morning and there is NO WAY I am going to Husky stadium dressed in nothing but lightweight pants and a lightweight t-shirt.

      Living kidney donor needed; type B, O, or incompatible (with paired donation). Drop me a note (see profile).

      by Kitsap River on Wed Oct 20, 2010 at 11:15:15 PM PDT

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