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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Nobody is opposed to this. What we're opposed to is the "electrocute all Muslims who have the temerity to try to board planes" approach espoused by people like apdst.
    Actually there is quite a bit of opposition to this. A system that would have allowed people to submit themselves to intense advanced scrutiny in order to be allowed to bypass security was scuttled due to 'civil rights' advocates.


    But, yes, I understand that there's a lot of back and forth regarding who to visually profile - I wasn't really referring to that as it's rather dumb.


    The airlines are going to take a big hit again if we don't start dealing with security intelligently. If I have to start getting to the airport 4 hours early, it will further add to the list of places that I'll just drive to, to avoid the hassle.

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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Good post! Profiling is used all the time, and is useful. Racial, or religious, or ethnic profiling is not useful.
    But, like, or not, it's a part of it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Good post! Profiling is used all the time, and is useful. Racial, or religious, or ethnic profiling is not useful.


    Also, welcome to DP! Nice to meetcha
    Thanks for the welcome!

    I'm another Whistlestopper refugee.

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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by steve_in_mich View Post
    Thanks for the welcome!

    I'm another Whistlestopper refugee.

    There's a bunch of WSers who've arrived. Neat to see all the new people.

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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by steve_in_mich View Post
    Thanks for the welcome!

    I'm another Whistlestopper refugee.
    There's just a whole swarm of you ****ers came over here.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    But, hey, I'm black. I guess th next stupid assumption you're gonna make is that I don't work for a living.
    No, because unlike you, I don't attribute negative characteristics to entire racial or religious groups based on the actions of a few people.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    But, like, or not, it's a part of it.

    No, it's not. I'm surprised to see you say that. It's already been demonstrated in this thread that it is impossible, for example, to spot the 'Muslim'. There's no facts to back up the assertion that stopping members of a single race will help catch a person bent on violence. Stopping every member of a racial group will make screening as useless as the current no-fly list. What is needed is whittling down numbers to manageable, useful levels for further screening or attention.


    What you are advocating will make us less safe, not more.

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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    No, because unlike you, I don't attribute negative characteristics to entire racial or religious groups based on the actions of a few people.
    Well, then, you've led a seriousy sheltered life! When you get another 15 years under your belt, you'll see what I'm talking about.

    I used to think like that...then I grew up.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Well, then, you've led a seriousy sheltered life! When you get another 15 years under your belt, you'll see what I'm talking about.

    I used to think like that...then I grew up.


    I think Right is not the one who's led the sheltered life

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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    No, it's not. I'm surprised to see you say that. It's already been demonstrated in this thread that it is impossible, for example, to spot the 'Muslim'. There's no facts to back up the assertion that stopping members of a single race will help catch a person bent on violence. Stopping every member of a racial group will make screening as useless as the current no-fly list. What is needed is whittling down numbers to manageable, useful levels for further screening or attention.


    What you are advocating will make us less safe, not more.

    Yes, it is. If you see a white guy named Bob Johnson, with an Americanpasspor travelling from Nigeria to Detoit with a one way ticket and no luggage, you're not going to pay it as much mind as you would if Mustaffa Muhammed did the same thing. Just reality, dude.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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