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Re: Way OT (Re: How NSA access was built into Windows)

On Thursday 18 January 2007 14:34, Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:
>Gene Heskett <gene heskett verizon net> writes:
>> Where is Jose Padilla now?
>And what would airport screening be like if he tried to smuggle the
>bomb in his underwear?

Don't pull my trigger unless you expect to hear the report...

Just as damned intrusive as it is since 9/11, his case has zilch to do 
with it.  But, the last 4 times I've had to go work on a tv station that 
is 975 miles away by roads, I drove because airline & TSA regs now 
preclude my taking along enough tools, even as extra paid baggage, to do 
the job.  I don't appreciate a 2 day drive when half a day of it is 
getting around Chicago, but I equally detest that the airplane flight is 
3+ hours driving time in the wee hours of the morning just to get to the 
airport, and almost 18 hours to cover that same distance (4AM leave for 
the airport, get out of the plane in Iron Mountain at about 10PM), with 
mid-flight airplane changes & multi-hour layovers in Milwaukee, and no 
access to food or drink that is really suitable for diabetics during that 
time frame.  And when I get there and rent a vehicle, its either a 2 door 
grand am that I can't fold up enough to get into, and have to dislocate 
my left knee to get back out of (I'm not kidding, the knee isn't so good 
anyway), or a jeep with 280k miles on it and a dead battery when I need 
4WD to get that last mile.  The jeep seats aren't that bad, but those in 
the grand am should be registered as lethal weapons, it takes me as long 
to learn how to walk after I get out of one of them as I spend in it 
getting there.

As for Jose, I'm ambivalent, but to just drag it on till he dies of old 
age isn't justice either.  They should "get to it".

Cheers, Gene
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
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