Join Date: May 2012
Location: Norfolk, United Kingdom
thats not really fair VanquisherMBT
While I grant you the media really like to Ham up stupid poeple, the truth is no matter where you go you will get them, and not all of them are AirPort security! (just a large percentage I am sure!)
Of those Americans I have met (there have been a few I can assure you) they are all decent hard-working and good natured people, its s shame that issues like this polarize aspects of a community like ours.
However back to Airport security, man they a DUMBER than pig ch!t!!!
my wife (an American national) was left bound to a wheelchair after a car accident just over a decade ago. a few years ago, we just got into Dallas (Fort Worth) airport for our connecting flight to Missouri MCI (although technically that airport is in Kansas!),
While we were waiting I was marvelling at how well kept the airport compared to how Gatwick is worse than the side of a run down motorway! I was also please at how pleasant and polite the people were (not going to mention Pittsburgh airport here!)
yet, that all changed once we got to the connecting flight to MCI, they asked my wife several times for her to stand up out of her wheel chair, it looked as though they were going to break down and cry when they were informed she couldn't "stand". Then she got padded down to check with gun powder, then again for explosives, and then she got felt up to see if was hiding weapons *under her breats!* - (there not that big!) I just couldn't believe she (my wife) was getting far more action on the trip than I was....
Never before have I seen something so dumb in my life - apparently airport terrorism comes in a family of three, one of which was 8 years old and the other is life bound to a wheelchair....
If you want to talk about giving up freedoms, perhaps thats the one (see patriot act) you should really be concerned about.... next to that the 2nd amendment means very little!
.... sorry that bit in the post is a little too political... my apologies there
Last edited by Zetronus; 07-25-12 at 07:03 PM.