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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Air marshals took him down. Of course this is going to be explained away as an isolated incident and won't lead to profiling of Arab looking passengers. I don't give a rats all who get offended but it's time to start profiling.
    If their name is Achmed and they are wearing shoes like this, search them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    actually -
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/04/us/04webtsa.html

    So they're starting to wise up a little at least . . . .
    Well, chalk this up to a big ball of fail then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Air marshals took him down. Of course this is going to be explained away as an isolated incident and won't lead to profiling of Arab looking passengers. I don't give a rats all who get offended but it's time to start profiling.
    Careful there, mister. He was clearly a Muslim victim of "cold shoe" who was simply exercising his right to attain foot comfort by means of the sacred Islamic ritual of Sole Lighting. Your lack of sensitivity is appalling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    If their name is Achmed and they are wearing shoes like this, search them!
    :eek: now you dun done it. :eek:

    Ginger is not gonna be happy!
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    you know this means more time barefoot in the airports again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    :eek: now you dun done it. :eek:

    Ginger is not gonna be happy!
    I am betting that those are Ginger's shoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    I am betting that those are Ginger's shoes.
    Ginger wears sandals in airports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Ginger wears sandals in airports.
    Of course you do, my dear.
    "Our president delivered his State of the Union message to Congress. That is one of the things his contract calls for -- to tell congress the condition of the country. This message, as I say, is to Congress. The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the president has to tell 'em." ~ Will Rogers
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    Lots of confusion with this whole event.


    According to CNN, another diplomat is saying that this is a misunderstanding. The story is that the man was smoking in the lavatory and when challenged by an air marshal, he mouthed off sarcastically "I was trying to light my shoe on fire."

    FBI agents say no explosives were found in the shoes of a Qatar diplomat who was subdued by federal air marshals on a United flight to Denver Wednesday night after allegedly telling the marshals, "I'm lighting my shoes on fire."
    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/air-ma...ry?id=10315314

    Looks like some dickhead diplomat mouthed off to air marshals and caused one hell of a scare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Lots of confusion with this whole event.


    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/air-ma...ry?id=10315314

    Looks like some dickhead diplomat mouthed off to air marshals and caused one hell of a scare.


    It's called a 'dry run'.
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