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Profiling

Sat Mar 30, 2002 12:27 pm

Got this in an email from a friend in Cincinnati.


PROFILING
To ensure we Americans never offend anyone-particularly fanatics intent on killing us-airport screeners are not allowed to profile people. They will, however, continue to perform random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, Secret Service agents who are members of the President's security detail, and 85-year old Congressmen with metal hips.
Let's pause a moment and take the following test...


In 1972, 11 Israeli athletes were killed at the Munich Olympics by:
(a) Your Grandmother;
(b) The night cleaning crew at Rockefeller Center;
(c) A Mom & her 6 year old son visiting from Iowa; or
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.


In 1979, the U.S. embassy in Iran was taken over by:
(a) Norwegians from the Lichen Herbarium of the University of Oslo;
(b) The Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders;
(c) A tour bus full of 80-year-old women; or
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.


In 1983, the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:
(a) A pizza delivery boy;
(b) An woman who was 8 months pregnant;
(c) Geraldo Rivera making up for a slow news day; or
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.


In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:
(a) A college girl;
(b) A businessman on his way to Detroit;
(c) Butch and Sundance, who had a few sticks of dynamite left over
from their train mission; or,
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.


In 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed by:
(a) The cast of "Cats";
(b) Martha Stewart;
(c) Cheese-crazed tourists from Wisconsin; or
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.


In 1998, the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania a were bombed by:
(a) Mr. Rogers;
(b) Hillary, to distract attention from Wild Bill's women problems;
(c) A family on their way to Disneyworld; or
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.


On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked and destroyed by:
(a) Bugs Bunny, Wil E. Coyote, Daffy Duck, and Elmer Fudd.
(b) A firefighter,
(c) A doctor traveling to a conference; or
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.




Hmmm...nope, ain't no pattern here. Darned if I know why we should ever
even think about profiling.


 
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RE: Profiling

Sat Mar 30, 2002 12:30 pm

This is the best freakin thread I have seen in a long long time. Great job Alpha 1! I can't agree with you more.
 
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RE: Profiling

Sat Mar 30, 2002 12:32 pm

LOL, I agree with KROC... so funny, and yet so true. Awesome way of presenting the facts.
 
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RE: Profiling

Sat Mar 30, 2002 12:32 pm

Nicely done.
 
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RE: Profiling

Sat Mar 30, 2002 12:40 pm

Wow, this is the best thread I have seen in a while. 5 stars! Big grin
 
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RE: Profiling

Sat Mar 30, 2002 12:42 pm

Great thread, I agree.
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RE: Profiling

Sat Mar 30, 2002 12:49 pm

There is so much truth there it hurts.
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RE: Profiling

Sat Mar 30, 2002 12:57 pm

I failed...........I put A for the last one Big grin

Humorous way of presenting something otherwise consider a taboo
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RE: Profiling

Sat Mar 30, 2002 1:27 pm

n 1972, 11 Israeli athletes were killed at the Munich Olympics by:
(a) Your Grandmother;
(b) The night cleaning crew at Rockefeller Center;
(c) A Mom & her 6 year old son visiting from Iowa; or
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.


Answer is B. Someone clog the toilet. Cleaning crew got pissed and took out a contract.


In 1979, the U.S. embassy in Iran was taken over by:
(a) Norwegians from the Lichen Herbarium of the University of Oslo;
(b) The Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders;
(c) A tour bus full of 80-year-old women; or (d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

C) Thats what happens when you contry estamblishes economic santions.
Old ladies cant get the replacement motor for their electric wheelchair.




In 1983, the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:
(a) A pizza delivery boy;
(b) An woman who was 8 months pregnant;
(c) Geraldo Rivera making up for a slow news day; or
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

A) REMEMBER TO TIP





In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:
(a) A college girl;
(b) A businessman on his way to Detroit;
(c) Butch and Sundance, who had a few sticks of dynamite left over
from their train mission; or,
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

A) She broke up with her boyfriend. According to the boyfriend she had an
explosive altitude.





In 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed by:
(a) The cast of "Cats";
(b) Martha Stewart;
(c) Cheese-crazed tourists from Wisconsin; or
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.


c) Blew it up for the insurence money








In 1998, the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania a were bombed by:
(a) Mr. Rogers;
(b) Hillary, to distract attention from Wild Bill's women problems;
(c) A family on their way to Disneyworld; or
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

B) Who else whould do such a thing?



On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked and destroyed by:
(a) Bugs Bunny, Wil E. Coyote, Daffy Duck, and Elmer Fudd.
(b) A firefighter,
(c) A doctor traveling to a conference; or
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.


A B C D......

Doctor trying to give Daffy Duck a vaccine shot, tripped over Wil E. Coyote and knocked over a firefighter who in turn grab a female passanger's buttocks to prevent himself from falling. He said he was sorry. This upset a handful of Muslim males extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40. They in snapped. Hijacked the plane and crashed them because they were pissed at the
chaos that occures in the world. They were missing out.

Hmmm...nope, ain't no pattern here. Darned if I know why we should ever even think about profiling.
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RE: Profiling

Sat Mar 30, 2002 1:33 pm

its the damn octagenarian tour groups!  Big grin
 
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RE: Alpha 1

Sat Mar 30, 2002 2:59 pm

Hey man,

This is the best thread on airliners.net in a long time.

Now I wonder what the anti-American terrorist-huggers are gonna say now.
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RE: Profiling

Sat Mar 30, 2002 3:32 pm

got Jingoism?  Yeah sure
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RE: Profiling

Sat Mar 30, 2002 3:47 pm

OzarkD9S, those are facts, not jingoism.
 
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RE: Profiling

Sat Mar 30, 2002 8:48 pm

Haha, thats funny as hell!!! *sigh* its funny because its true  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

NWA - couldn't you have kept your mouth shut just once? everyone was enjoying it and then you come out with some anti-european crap like that...

 
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RE: Profiling

Sat Mar 30, 2002 9:28 pm

So, when are you going to publish the answers?  Big thumbs up
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RE: Profiling

Sat Mar 30, 2002 10:50 pm

Being a brown skinned male between 17 - 40 who flies a great deal I DON'T find it quite so funny ...

Perhaps some of you might consider how it feels to continually be the target before you applaud so loudly !
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RE: Profiling

Sat Mar 30, 2002 10:55 pm

We applaud, because the people that are getting profiled in this case, are people behind ever tragedy listed originally. Perhaps instead of being mad at those that profile you, you ahould be mad, at those that have made the need for profiling needed.
 
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RE: Profiling

Sat Mar 30, 2002 11:03 pm

I am not mad at them, I realise why it happens.

I just don't think people here consider what it is like to forever be the accused !
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RE: Profiling

Sat Mar 30, 2002 11:04 pm

``Perhaps some of you might consider how it feels to continually be the target before you applaud so loudly ! ''

Exactly - for all those who applaud racial profiling this is what I have to say - try being at the receiving end of profiling for a change.Think of the other end of the coin - how would American citizens react if they were to be at the receiving end of hostility in other countries SIMPLY because of who they are.

No question it is important to maintain high standards of security at airports - but profiling people because of their skin colour and who they happen to be is simply not the answer.
 
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RE: Profiling

Sat Mar 30, 2002 11:09 pm

NWA - couldn't you have kept your mouth shut just once? everyone was enjoying it and then you come out with some anti-european crap like that...

Umm....EGGD, how about you keep your mouth shut. You and I both know their are anti-American terrorist huggers on these forums. I never said anything about Europeans, and I wasn't targeting any specific people.

So, quit whining, and explain how I was "anti-European".
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RE: Profiling

Sat Mar 30, 2002 11:39 pm

how would American citizens react if they were to be at the receiving end of hostility in other countries SIMPLY because of who they are.

hmm... I've never heard of something like this happening.  Yeah sure
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RE: Profiling

Sun Mar 31, 2002 12:51 am

I am not mad at them, I realise why it happens.

I just don't think people here consider what it is like to forever be the accused !


so, are you saying you support these sub-humans, Pacificjourney? I realize also why it happened-because these people-and for these terrorists, I use that term loosely, have no value for human life whatsoever.

And like KROC said, don't get mad at us, who HAVE BEEN ATTACKED, for profiling the VERY GROUP who has attacked OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. Why don't you vent your anger at these low-lifes who have made it necessary to profile dark-skinned males between 17 and 40. They're the criminals here. Oh, yeah, I forgot, you don't think they're such bad fellows. More's the pity for you.
 
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RE: Profiling

Sun Mar 31, 2002 12:57 am

how would American citizens react if they were to be at the receiving end of hostility in other countries SIMPLY because of who they are.

Last time I checked, Emriates, Americans weren't going around blowing up everyone and everybody in sight that they hate.

No question it is important to maintain high standards of security at airports - but profiling people because of their skin colour and who they happen to be is simply not the answer.

You can't have it both ways! Why not profile young men with dark skin between age 17-40? I mean, the track record is there for all to see, unless you're totally blind to the facts. Look at the long bloody history left by middle eastern men of thise age group!! Do we just allow a group of men in that age bracket to get on an airplane without questioning it anymore? We did that before, and we had 3000 people murdered.
 
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Alpha 1

Sun Mar 31, 2002 1:21 am

Great thread my friend....5 stars!!! You know what, I wouldn't give a damn being profiled....because I'm not doing anything wrong. So profile me, I don't care because I'm not a terrorist and have nothing to hide.

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RE: Profiling

Sun Mar 31, 2002 1:59 am

Emirates, if being profiled is that distasteful to you, then stop travelling to the West. Problem solved.

Based on the survey at the top, profiling appears necessary.

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Alpha 1

Sun Mar 31, 2002 11:54 pm

You surprise me.

In answer to KROC request I stated I was not mad at 'them', them being those that profile/search not the individuals that you clearly supposed.

Being mad at airport security people is like being mad with petrol station attendants who ask you to put your smoke out !

Another disappoint from you today is all this emotive language, sub-human, scum ... it pisses me of that people on this forum do this so much but you should leave that to the rednecks as your arguements are usually persuasive and concise enough.

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RE: Alpha 1

Mon Apr 01, 2002 12:11 am

Another disappoint from you today is all this emotive language, sub-human, scum ... it pisses me of that people on this forum do this so much but you should leave that to the rednecks as your arguements are usually persuasive and concise enough.

People who blow up airplanes into building, or themselves up to kill others are subhuman and scum. What do you want me to call them? Fine fellows with just a bit of an emotional problem? I could care less how dissapointed you are in me. Fact is, you're being profiled because of these scum, so deal with it.
 
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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 12:24 am

Shall I take that as an apology for your previous mis-placed rant ?

Righteous anger must be so comforting for you ... try going back to bed and rolling out the other side.
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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 12:41 am

Apologize for what? Because you didn't make yourself more clear? Yeah, right.

And if you want to call it "righteous anger", go ahead. 3000 people were murdered by fanatic Muslims between the ages of 17-40. I have every reason for righteous anger. I don't give a rats ass what you think of that.
 
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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 12:47 am

No one else got it screwed up, just you. If I had said what you thought then there would have been an avalanche of replies, no ?

Enough with the personal insults please.

Your profile says you are an airline employee but clearly you are a lawyer, what with your never being wrong/never say your sorry point of veiw !
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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 1:36 am

Pacificjourney, I have read your posts several times, and I am having a hard time understanding what you say. What I do understand, is that you just don't get it. While you critisize Alpha 1 for "thinking he is never wrong", I would say the same thing about you.
 
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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 1:47 am

Your profile says you are an airline employee but clearly you are a lawyer, what with your never being wrong/never say your sorry point of veiw !

I'm not a lawyer, I just play one on Airliners.net.  Big thumbs up

And, oh, so sorry you don't like my point of view. But you obviously think your point of view is the right one, so I guess you're never wrong, either. So I guess we're even.
 
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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 2:06 am

Its like CCTV.If you're doing nothing wrong,you have nothing to be worried about.
 
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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 2:41 am

April 19, 1995, a bomb rips through the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Who did it?

a) A college girl
b) A Muslim male between the ages of 17 and 40
c) A white American, 27 years old, who served his country as a mechanic in the army
d) A Weight Watcher program member

Answer: C

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March 20, 1995, terrorists released sarin, an organophosphate (OP) nerve gas at several points in the Tokyo subway system, killing 11 and injuring more than 5,500 people. Who did it?

a) A trout
b) A Muslim male between the ages of 17 and 40
c) A Japan native named Asahara and dozen of it's cult member also Japan natives
d) A British TV commentator

Answer: C

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April 20, 1999, a shooting errupt in Columbine High School in Littleton CO. 12 student and 1 teacher are murdered and another 23 are severely wounded. Who did it?

a) A Continental airline dispatcher
b) A Muslim male between the ages of 17 and 40
c) Two young Columbine High students
d) A Satelite dish company CEO

Answer: C

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December 6, 1989, a carnage happens when 14 young ladies are killed in their school in Montreal. Who did it?

a) A NHL player
b) A Muslim male between the ages of 17 and 40
c) Marc Lepine, a Misogynist born and raised in Quebec
d) A Software designer

Answer: C

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I thought would be good if people could see not only one side of the story.

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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 2:59 am

Radarbeam, you make a point, but to this topic, it is irrelevant. Nobody deny's that the examoles you have given are wrong, but this topic is about profiling Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 . See, the examples you have given, were those of citizens of the country they attacked. Hard to profile that, but they are not taking there terrorism and extremism and using it to attack other countrys. It doesn't make it right, but again, your examples have to point to the profiling of Muslims. There is a reason why Americans are not profiled overseas....because we do not support nor spread terrorism.
 
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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 4:00 am

Pacificjourney,

You need to quit whining about being profiled, because you are, and you will forever by the United States. Let's say we have you, and an American family coming back from vacation entering the US. Who do you think we'd be more suspicious of?

Blaming the US for extra security today is simply dumb. 3000 of our people were murdered by, you guessed it:

Middle Eastern extremists between the ages of 17 and 40.



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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 7:20 am

Profiling based solely on race is not "profiling" at all -- a profile, by definition, must consist of more than one element. But random searches are clearly ridiculous, since the odds of finding a terrorist at random is virtually nil.

However, there is nothing wrong with profiling based on factors such as the manner of ticket purchase, behavior at the airport, nature of baggage carried, and appearance -- including race.

Recently, after being selected for a gate search, I boarded the aircraft and a fellow passenger, who saw me get picked, asked if I don't feel better now about the security. I said no, just the opposite --- by picking me, they missed an opportunity to possibly apprehend a real terrorist, because I know I am not a threat!

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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 7:33 am

Its hard to believe that this forum has gone so far downhill in the past year.  Yeah sure

I'll check back in non-aviation in a couple months.
 
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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 7:35 am

hehe CPDC10-30.
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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 7:37 am

Yeah, whatever.  Sleepy
 
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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 7:41 am

Its hard to believe that this forum has gone so far downhill in the past year.

It's comments like that which adds to the downhill of the forums. Thanks for adding to this thread.  Yeah sure
 
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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 7:49 am

"We applaud, because the people that are getting profiled in this case, are people behind ever tragedy listed originally. Perhaps instead of being mad at those that profile you, you should be mad, at those that have made the need for profiling needed."

KROC.....nicely put man!



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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 8:12 am

Thanks Yyz.

Delta flyer. Recently, after being selected for a gate search, I boarded the aircraft and a fellow passenger, who saw me get picked, asked if I don't feel better now about the security. I said no, just the opposite --- by picking me, they missed an opportunity to possibly apprehend a real terrorist, because I know I am not a threat!

Give me a break. Because you were stopped, did not mean a missed chance occired to catch a real terrorist. Just because you know you're not a terrorist, does not mean that someone else knows that. The need to check everyone, including those who do not looke like "terrorists" is needed, because you never know who the terrorist will be.
 
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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 9:14 am

Give me a break.
No, you give me a break.

I have been a frequent flyer for 20 years and currently gold medallion on DL. How great a risk can I be? Same employer for 23 years. Same address for 9 years, same city of residence for 21 years. This is all in my profile. So it would be reasonable to pass me by as a possible risk, is it not? This data is not hard to find - dozens of advertisers have it (as evidenced by the junk mail they send me). So, how hard would it be to use profiling to rule out risks, as well as to identify them?

I agree that everyone should be screened once, as they do now, but with improved equipment. But subsequent inspections should be based on profiling, as I mentioned in my previous post, and not at random.

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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 9:25 am

Delta flyer ...

All your criteria for why you should not be searched is a joke. You act like the airline knows that. You see, we still have privacy to some sort of degree in America. If you want to be left alone in the airport, then sign away the rest of your privacy. Aothorize the airline, and the government running the security at the airports to know everything about you, right on down to how many times you wipe your ass. Profiling is one thing, but that does not mean that the only people capable of blowing up an airplane are muslim fanaticals 17-40 with dark skin. Someone just like you is just as capable of an act of terrorism. It's people like you, and your crying, that will do nothing but hinder security efforts at airports across the country. Sniff-Sniff, I'm a gold member, sniff-sniff, I fly all the time, sniff-sniff, I'm an upstanding citizen. Get over it. This is the world we live in, and the fact that terror from anyone is a dangerous threat means we all will be profiled at some point.
 
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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 11:10 am

Krok....

I have never said this to anyone in my 53 years, but you are a real jerk. You have no respect for anyone, whether older or younger. Now I remember you from a previous thread. What any good arguments you may have, you spoil with your despicable attitude.

I should have my head examined for trying to engage in a civilized discussion with the likes of you!!

 Pissed



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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 11:19 am

"Krok", HAHAHA Delta flyer. Clever as always. You see, we were having a civilized discussion. See, you are debating one side, and I happen to be on the other. You see, in your case, you want your cake, and you want to eat it too. You want to feel safe and confortable every time you step onto an airplane, YET you don't want to have to deal with the neccessary precautions that need to be taken to ensure such security. Instead of calling me a *gasp* "real jerk", why don't you take my points that are VALID, and try and refute them? You can post all the angrly smilies you want, and you can cry about what a "real jerk" I am, but until you have something that can make all people being checked in airports not needed any longer, you can't complain because they stop you. You can't complain they don't know you fly 40,000 miles every week, lived at the same addy for 200 years, or never had an altercation with a police officer that wasn't friendly. Human's are not mind readers. In todays world you can either have no dealings with security at the airport, and risk being flown into a building, the ground ect, or you can sack up, and deal with it, and relax knowing that security is putting forth a good effort in enusring every time you fly, it is as safe as possible.

Oh, and I have far from a dispicable attitude. I don't pull any punches, and I tell it like it is. People like you can't handle that. You want every thing given to you in a way that it won't rub your sensitive skin the wrong way. Sorry bro. I should have know better than trying to discuss anything with the likes of you. Where is bombstar's pot smoking self. At least he backed up his views.......
 
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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 11:22 am

Recently, after being selected for a gate search, I boarded the aircraft and a fellow passenger, who saw me get picked, asked if I don't feel better now about the security. I said no, just the opposite --- by picking me, they missed an opportunity to possibly apprehend a real terrorist, because I know I am not a threat!

And I have to conceed this point to those who don't like the profiling, but does anyone here think had they just looked at Tim McVeigh, a clean-cut, Midwestern white boy, that they would have seen a terrorist in him? Not at all. While the large proportion of terrorism HAS occurred at the hands of Muslim males between 17-40, not ALL come in that form.

Delta-flyer, like KROC says, just because you know you're not a terrorist doesnt' me mean anyone else knows that. They do come in different hues, it is true.

Having said that, however, I still think profiling is a necessary evil to help prevent another 9-11 from taking place.
 
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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 11:28 am

I have been a frequent flyer for 20 years and currently gold medallion on DL. How great a risk can I be?

I did hear that some of these scum who pulled off the hijacking on 9-11 were frequent flyers on UA and AA.

And what does that prove? Nothing, except you fly a lot, that's all.
 
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RE: Profiling

Mon Apr 01, 2002 11:59 am

Like I said before....profile me please. Who cares...I'm not a terrorist nor am I hiding something so profile me. Once last year while flying nonrev on United, the agent even went through my wallet while doing a security check. I don't have a problem with it, because I AM NOT a terrorist or hiding anything. So IMO profiling is a necessity in today's society.

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