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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Well, either I don't attract that kind of attention, or I live in a mostly white neighborhood, so it doesn't happen much. At all, actually.

    The bloods next door got the pigs comin' by every other day, though. They stopped by here for coffee the other night...the cops that is.
    That's great. The cops were too nice to tell you they were looking around for signs of drugs in your home. You are black after all.
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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's wrong. It's a yashemagh. It's the wrong color to be a keffiyeh.

    I get 4 points. His two, plus 2 bonus points for the correction.

    Uhmm....

    The keffiyeh (Arabic: كوفية‎, kūfiyyah, plural كوفيات, kūfiyyāt)), also known as a (ya)shmagh (from Turkish: yaşmak "tied thing"), ghutrah (غترة), ḥaṭṭah (حطّة), mashadah (مشدة) or shemagh is a traditional headdress typically worn by Arab men made of a square of cloth (“scarf”), usually cotton, folded and wrapped in various styles around the head.


    I'll just take all the points, a 'yashmagh' and a keffiyeh are the same thing.
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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    That's great. The cops were too nice to tell you they were looking around for signs of drugs in your home. You are black after all.
    Let'em look!!! They won't find anything harder than BC powders.

    Ya see? I'm not ****ing up, so therefore, I don't give a ****.
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    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 Polynikes View Post
    Uhmm....

    The keffiyeh (Arabic: كوفية‎, kūfiyyah, plural كوفيات, kūfiyyāt)), also known as a (ya)shmagh (from Turkish: yaşmak "tied thing"), ghutrah (غترة), ḥaṭṭah (حطّة), mashadah (مشدة) or shemagh is a traditional headdress typically worn by Arab men made of a square of cloth (“scarf”), usually cotton, folded and wrapped in various styles around the head.


    I'll just take all the points, a 'yashmagh' and a keffiyeh are the same thing.
    Well, they're different colors and are from different regions, but whatever.
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    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
    Racial, or religious, or ethnic profiling is not useful.
    Then why do intelligence agencies use it? Are they just stupid?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by steve_in_mich View Post
    3. Now it's likely that we're going to over-react and implement stupid procedures (like removing shoes) that will hassle everyone and accomplish very little. Rather depressing for those of us who travel frequently.
    Why is it stupid to have people remove their shoes?

    How do you know that it's accomplished very little?

    You think taking off your shoes is harassment? It takes like fifteen seconds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Then why do intelligence agencies use it? Are they just stupid?
    Because they've been in the biz for 60 odd years and haven't learned a damn thing. They've spent all this time waiting for some 20 something y/o, who just started shaving regular last year, to come along and show them how it's done.
    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

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    Never heard of him either until today, I must be living under a rock. BUT, I don't listen to rap.
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    Re: Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by TBone View Post
    Correct me if I am not interpreting what you are saying:

    People are arguing against it because it is not feasible, meaning that the reason we don't profile is because their are too many people to screen? But, if there were less people, we'd profile?
    Read the beginning of the thread on and find out

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

    Wonder why it is they still hate us? Obama over there apologizing, claiming we ain't the enemy. And they still hate us.

    Why.....oh why?

    Are these more chickens coming home to roost? More hatred because of our imperialistic policies? More of the US' fault?

    Or...with such an olive branch handing joke of a President...is it now possible we're going to wake up and realize we're at war?
    It was the Austrasians, that hewed on bravely through the thick of the fight, it was they who found and cut down the Saracen King.

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