Tuesday, December 29, 2009

We Are Not Safe

My favorite barista just returned from a holiday trip to Japan. She is a slight, caucasian, good-natured college student. (Not that I am profiling!) Back home in the U.S. she was pulled aside by TSA personnel and patted down. Good thing, she might have whipped up one of her delicious latte's and put everyone in the airport in danger. Yet Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Northwest Airline Crotch-bomber, was able to board a plane without a passport, without baggage and buy his one-way ticket with cash from an airport in Amsterdam considered to be one of the most secure airports in the world. And we are supposed to believe that taking our shoes off to board planes makes us safer. Our government is impotent and can not protect us. By making us stand in long lines, take our shoes off, and put our shampoo in small clear bottles they think they can make us believe we are safer. Apparently our safety is in the hands of brave airline passengers.

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