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Ah yes, Homeland Security. Isn't it nice we're being protected from evildoers?

blacklist article

"A main difference between the nightmare of McCarthy's blacklists of communist suspects in the 1950s and the Bush Administration's blacklist of risk to aviation suspects today is that at least those labeled "pinko" by McCarthy were freely permitted to travel. So far, however, dubiously labeled suspects are not losing their jobs."

-- Anonymous, January 04, 2003


Well, I guess my big mouth has done me no favors in the transportation scene. I ALWAYS get hassled, at least once or twice per trip. I've come THIS close to missing flights, after being singled out for searches, which take so long, after being delayed, that I have to get very pushy to make sure they finish the searches before the plane leaves. Pigs.

-- Anonymous, January 04, 2003

Oh good you found it.!!!! Thank you sir! I forgot which orifice I left my weapon in!!!!

Please be kind cuz they is only doin there job.....Kirk

-- Anonymous, January 05, 2003

Just read the article. Well, after reading it, I am wondering, who can truthfully say we're not living under fascism? And I just bet Ralph Nader is on the list too. I don't know if he ever flys anywhere though -- something in the back of my mind says he doesn't fly, but I could be wrong. Geez, what a day brightener this was! >:-(

-- Anonymous, January 05, 2003

sorry I'm not helping with your doldrums, Joy! It really IS getting difficult to stay uplifted with this country turning into a police state, and the people not giving the rat's ass, just like happened in Germany. Like an unbelievable dream!

Bren and I were going to go to New Zealand this year; I don't know what would happen now. There is little doubt I am on plenty of lists. Lotus and her boyfriend are supposed to go to Hawaii this year too, but her name is already connected with Peace Action, etc. Geez what a mess. Personally I feel better when I am involved in doing something about it though, rather than crawling under the covers. Even with all the down times (the election, for instance), it is envigorating to know I am at least doing my best to change things, even if it is hopeless I aint gonna regret not trying.

Here's another airline story; Give unstable people a little power, and you get.......

"This morning I’ll be escorting my wife to the hospital, where the doctors will perform a caesarean section to remove our first child. She didn’t want to do it this way – neither of us did – but sometimes the Fates decide otherwise. The Fates or, in our case, government employees.

On the morning of October 26th Mary and I entered Portland International Airport, en route to the Las Vegas wedding of one of my best friends. Although we live in Los Angeles, we’d been in Oregon working on a film, and up to that point had had nothing but praise to shower on the city of Portland, a refreshing change of pace from our own suffocating metropolis. "

Coffee, Tea, or Should We Feel Your Pregnant Wife’s Breasts

-- Anonymous, January 05, 2003

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