06-08-2008, 11:46 AMAt Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
SonnabendGuest06-08-2008, 11:50 AMAgain - it works in Israel and none of their citizens seem to mind, and when they want to fly (again, flying is not mandatory - you can take another venue or just not go. Your life's not going to end on any account.)
In direct response to your idiotic "They dont have to fly"
HOW does a person who needs to go from the US to Europe get to their destination.
06-08-2008, 11:54 AM
SonnabendGuest06-08-2008, 12:09 PM
Look, when you have more than two brain cells to rub together, let me know.
But other than business - who HAS to fly to Eurpoe? It's a luxury - not a necessity, dear little over-wound buddy.
06-08-2008, 12:23 PM
The two week impound for luggage is unrealistic. There's too much spur-of-moment travel in the US for that to be feasable. What would work is a 100% search of all bags, checked or otherwise, at check in, with a bonding band around the checked baggage afterwards to prevent theft by airline employees (for some reason, they've never found any contaband in my bags, but I did have a camera stolen out of a checked bag). That also means that travellers would have to be prepared to arrive earlier and the TSA would have to ensure that they have the manpower to keep the lines moving.
Now, here's the idea that I had after 9/11, which nobody expressed any interest in, but would work: Military personnel fly TDY throughout the world, with a tremendous amount of travel in CONUS, and the US government spends a fortune on it. Here's the plan: As an adjunct to the current combatives training, add a bloc of instruction on the use of a TASER, counter-terror ops and aircraft protection. Then, whenever a Soldier, Sailor, Airman or Marine travels on a US carrier on orders (or Space-A), that service member should travel in full battle-rattle and be issued a TASER. In effect, they become extremely visible Air Marshalls.--Odysseus
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VeprGuest06-08-2008, 12:34 PM
There is not constitutional guarentee for air travel and there is always a boat. Also when it comes to business most of it can be done over teleconference these days anyways.
SonnabendGuest06-08-2008, 01:10 PMThere is not constitutional guarentee for air travel and there is always a boat.
All fifty million people.
In one calendar year, close to fifty million people enter or leave the US...either as inbound tourists, visitors, diplomatic delegations or outbound US tourism to other nations.
Change a fifteen hour flight to thirty days by ship.
Bravo. Bright idea.
Also when it comes to business most of it can be done over teleconference these days anyways.
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VeprGuest06-08-2008, 01:15 PM
If you do not like it fire up your own Zepplin business. I might even invest depending on whether or not I can get a full look at your business plan and other backing without having to fly internationally to see it. ;)
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