on a billion blogs today. I finally read the whole thing, and my stomach is a mess. I felt scared to death.
Oh yeah, Mama, don't read it. I'll never get you on a plane in September.
I, too, had read this scary article. I then signed up to Womenswallstreet.com in order to get updates on this story. Just got the confirmation of my FREE registration. They made a donation to the The Breast Cancer Research Foundation as an "added benefit." Top notch organization in my book!
Thanks for helping to get the word out on this issue...
Posted by: beckie at July 16, 2004 11:45 AM (AaBEz)
So, Richard Reid the shoe bomber only was unsuccessful because he couldn't ignite his improvised device...yet according to the Transportation Security Agency its okay to take four books of matches and two butane lighters in your pockets as you board an airplane.
* "Consistent with Department of Transportation regulations for hazardous materials, passengers also are permitted to carry no more than four books of matches (other than strike anywhere matches) and no more than two lighters for individual use, if the lighters are fueled with liquefied gas (BIC-or Colibri-type) or absorbed liquid (Zippo-type). 49 CFR 1540; http://www.tsa.gov/interweb/assetlibrary/68_FR_9902.pdf
Boy do I feel safer.
Posted by: rfidtag at July 16, 2004 12:05 PM (XxIKf)
I still can't believe that this happened 2 1/2 weeks ago and not one thing in the news about it.
My guess is they don't want to stir up patriotic thoughts this close to the election.
Posted by: Machelle at July 16, 2004 01:54 PM (ZAyoW)
I read that too, and took a number of items from it.
1) Yes, they are still trying to kill us.
2) The awareness among passengers is acute.
3) People are ready and willing to act.
4) If they are now limited to blowing up planes in mid-flight and not using them as missles anymore, their capabilities have been set back.
5) We are winning, but still in a fight.
Posted by: John at July 16, 2004 04:37 PM (+Ysxp)
Well, you shouldn't have told me not to read it! Now I have some decisions to make! You know me--I like to be informed!
Posted by: Nancy at July 16, 2004 04:52 PM (+jEfD)
I knew she would read it. :-)
Posted by: linda at July 16, 2004 06:40 PM (UNwW3)
Parents just never do what you tell them to these days.
Posted by: John at July 17, 2004 10:50 AM (+Ysxp)
Wouldn't it be in our best interest to train the agents on the plane to be able to understand Arabic? It seems to me the biggest dilemma is the handicap of not understanding what those men were saying. Are they talking about some girls boobs, how bad the food was, what songs they need to practice or how stupid the American people are?
The Williams family
Posted by: williams family at July 17, 2004 12:12 PM (fy5Dv)
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