I wonder if there was an air marshall on board.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Phoenix to Las Vegas is a very short flight. Point is there are no stop overs. We arrive in Las Vegas. I wait at the baggage terminal and - you guessed it - no bag. Now if I'm the last one on my bag should be one of the first off right? They lost it! Couldn't find it. Maybe it was left in Phoenix they said and they'd bring it to me at my hotel. It never arrived. They couldn't find it. Talk about getting ****ed over by the airlines! How could they screw up so much concerning a short flight?
They found my bags the next afternoon.
Airlines are notorious for losing bags. It happens all the time. That's another reason why people carry on when they can. Amazon can tell me the minute my order leaves the warehouse and I can track the shipment to my office or to my home. They're amazing. But they airlines? They can't find their ass with both hands! Something's wrong with that. They X-ray your hold baggage, they search it from time to time, but they can't effing track it! So how safe is hold baggage when you as an airline don't really know where it is, and you as an airline don't know where it is a lot.
Once in London there must have been some intelligence with a severe warning regarding air travel. I was on my way back home. This time they were straight up profiling Middle Eastern people and they weren't being shy about it. Their were long queues, with airline and/or security people culling out people who clearly looked and/or were dressed Middle Eastern. Many were sent to other line for further questioning and whatever. It was that kind of day at Heathrow.
As they questioned me while I stood waiting to reach a counter I could barely see in the distance, they asked specific questions. They asked questions about the contents of my baggage and whether I had anything at all electronic in my bag specifically cameras and that kind of thing. Well, I damn sure didn't want to be told to get in yet another queue because of my baggage contents, so I lied. I told them I had nothing electronic in my hold baggage, even though I did. They then wrapped my bag twice over with, as I recall red tape. I can't remember if it had wording on it. But they allowed me to stay in line. As far as I can tell they never broke the tape and inspected my bag.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?