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TSA Imposes "5-day Waiting Period" On Flyers

Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:25 pm

Source (read carefully): http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s2i11225

Fair-use excerpt, full article available at above link.
"WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Transportation Security Agency announced it will impose more airline restrictions following the terrorist threat in the United Kingdom. Beginning immediately, all passengers will be required to wait five days before traveling.

"Travelers must wait five days after buying a ticket before they can board an airplane," TSA spokesman Kip Hawley explained. "The purpose of this is to prevent terrorism by giving the purchaser a chance to 'cool off,' rather than potentially boarding an aircraft in a fit of anger or rage. Too many terrorist acts are completed within hours of a ticket purchase."

The waiting period will be applied to all domestic and international flights. "The September 11th hijackers boarded domestic planes," Hawley recalled. "Had a waiting period been in effect, the attack would have been foiled until September 16th. We could have completely evacuated the World Trade Center and the Pentagon during that 120-hour window. Thousands of lives would have been saved.""
 
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RE: TSA Imposes "5-day Waiting Period" On Flyers

Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:33 pm

Thespoof?

Wonderful. Re-title this thread it is  redflag 
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MDorBust
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RE: TSA Imposes "5-day Waiting Period" On Flyers

Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:36 pm

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 1):
Thespoof?

Wonderful. Re-title this thread it is

I see someone doesn't get satire.
"I KICKED BURNING TERRORIST SO HARD IN BALLS THAT I TORE A TENDON" - Alex McIlveen
 
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RE: TSA Imposes "5-day Waiting Period" On Flyers

Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:43 pm

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 2):
I see someone doesn't get satire.

I 'get' it. I just don't APPRECIATE the joke in question. It's obviously fake, where GOOD parody has an element of believability to it.
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MDorBust
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RE: TSA Imposes "5-day Waiting Period" On Flyers

Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:49 pm

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 3):
I 'get' it. I just don't APPRECIATE the joke in question. It's obviously fake, where GOOD parody has an element of believability to it.

Of course it's ludicrously fake, and would be completely asinine if it wasn't

That's the point.

Pointing out the ludicrous with the ludicrous. This satire has a direct parallel that is in effect, and equally ludicrous. Which makes the piece even more funny as just about anyone will instantly determine the piece to be an absolute absurdity, while often not questioning the real world equivalent. As you said, there must be an element of believability. Well, a real world parallel is pretty believable to me.
"I KICKED BURNING TERRORIST SO HARD IN BALLS THAT I TORE A TENDON" - Alex McIlveen
 
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RE: TSA Imposes "5-day Waiting Period" On Flyers

Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:12 pm

I realize that this was a satirical piece, but don't we already do that with some people who have to get a visa long before they want to come to the USA, even if from waiver countries? Already, it is becoming more difficult to book last minute, with earlier cut off times to do so, although in part to make sure a name can be checked to see if on a (highly imperfect) no-fly list.
 
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RE: TSA Imposes "5-day Waiting Period" On Flyers

Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:15 pm

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 3):
I 'get' it. I just don't APPRECIATE the joke in question. It's obviously fake, where GOOD parody has an element of believability to it.

Some people will believe anything. If that wasn't the case conspiracy theories wouldn't be so common (especially among members of this site I sometimes think).
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RE: TSA Imposes "5-day Waiting Period" On Flyers

Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:15 am

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 3):
I 'get' it. I just don't APPRECIATE the joke in question. It's obviously fake, where GOOD parody has an element of believability to it.

Considering the fact that the TSA can be taken as a joke sometimes these days, you can never be too sure!

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