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(Fox News)   Flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit is disrupted by Nigerian passenger. This is not a repeat from Christmas Day   (foxnews.com) divider line 772
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2009-12-27 03:08:25 PM
MisterBill: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Notice how all this shiat didn't start happening until Tiger Woods revealed the skeletons in his closet.

Notice it didn't start until Sarah Palin went on vacation from her book tour? Sarah needs to keep traveling. That will save America!


maybe if Palin goes far enough, she'll fall off the edge of the earth.
 
2009-12-27 03:08:25 PM
Ozaru: MIguy: Mietsko:

Just got it out of my system when I was younger (41 now). I spent 8 years in the Army traveling the world so I'm content with spending the rest of my time within driving distance of Michigan.

I hope your extreme cowardice is something new. I would hate to think that you were a pathetic coward while serving in the military.


obvious idiot is obvious.

The guy said he is sick of flying, not that he's scared. Rag on a soldier and you can go f*ck yourself no matter who you are.
 
2009-12-27 03:08:41 PM
AmazingRuss: Mietsko: MIguy: Maybe they've declared Jihad on Michigan.

Is that really so bad?

Maybe we could move everybody out and let them vent their righteous rage there when they need to.


I do not see why not, I never go to Michigan.
 
2009-12-27 03:09:09 PM
kronicfeld: mud_shark: We can influence them and we can also say no more planes from the Netherlands if we feel like it.

The U.S. doesn't have the hand it used to have. Why do people think the U.S. can still whip out its dick and tell the world to suck it or GTFO?


I don't think it really takes a huge amount of influence to say "no commercial flights from X". Hell, even the tiniest of countries has that much control over their boarders.MisterBill: jshine: Dansker: How do you indentify the Muslims?

Little ham sandwiches. Eat one & you may board.

That would keep the Jews off the plane, too.


...so it's win/win then -- flights will be safer *and* less annoying.

This is a good point though, so we should put all international flights on Saturdays. I hear that Jews don't roll on Shabbos anyway.
 
2009-12-27 03:09:10 PM
Weaver95: because the Truth is racist.

For someone who purports to believe in the Fourth Amendment, you sure don't seem to care much about probable cause or even the much lower standard of reasonable suspicion.
 
2009-12-27 03:09:25 PM
More of the Same: Tell me again why profiling is wrong?

Think of the airport as a farmer's market and the Nigerian as an elderly person.
 
2009-12-27 03:09:26 PM
Weaver95: MisterBill: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Notice how all this shiat didn't start happening until Tiger Woods revealed the skeletons in his closet.

Notice it didn't start until Sarah Palin went on vacation from her book tour? Sarah needs to keep traveling. That will save America!

maybe if Palin goes far enough, she'll fall off the edge of the earth.


She has to make sure she never touches ground. Maybe we can borrow the Ron Paul blimp.
 
2009-12-27 03:09:35 PM
More of the Same: Tell me again why profiling is wrong?

Same reason not letting someone stand up during the last hour of the flight is wrong. It is a knee jerk reaction that is easy to work around.
 
2009-12-27 03:09:46 PM
jshine: Dansker: How do you indentify the Muslims?

Little ham sandwiches. Eat one & you may board.


Make them bacon sandwiches -- mmmm bacon.....
 
2009-12-27 03:10:03 PM
More of the Same: Tell me again why profiling is wrong?

Depends what exactly you mean by it. How do you propose to use profiling to stop terrorist attempts?
 
2009-12-27 03:10:07 PM
kronicfeld: Weaver95: because the Truth is racist.

For someone who purports to believe in the Fourth Amendment, you sure don't seem to care much about probable cause or even the much lower standard of reasonable suspicion.


*sigh*

humor is just lost on some of these threads....
 
2009-12-27 03:10:18 PM
btr3924: New regulation - no bathroom breaks. everyone on international flights gets hooked up to a catheter and colostomy bag on boarding. Chained down with ankle and hand restraints, and a spit mask on their face. No clothes either.

now there's an image

/eww
 
2009-12-27 03:10:21 PM
jshine: I don't think it really takes a huge amount of influence to say "no commercial flights from X". Hell, even the tiniest of countries has that much control over their boarders

So, you realize that for that to be effective, it would have to be applied to every country, right? And you think that isn't going to be the teensiest bit problematic?
 
2009-12-27 03:10:25 PM
MIguy: Maybe they've declared Jihad on Michigan.

No, that would be this guy, in all of his threatening sweater vest goodness.

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/21-10
//2,227
///1948
////Two straight losing seasons
 
2009-12-27 03:10:45 PM
what_now:
I'm going to Arizona for a long weekend in February. I'm going to Oktoberfest in Munich in, well Oktober, obviously.


Less obvious than you think. Unless you go for the leftovers. Oktoberfest is from september 18th to oktover 3rd:Link (new window)
 
2009-12-27 03:10:56 PM
"He allegedly barricaded himself in the plane's bathroom for an hour."

How is this news? Some fatso does this on every transatlantic flight.

ohellnawlblog.com
 
2009-12-27 03:10:57 PM
And this will keep happening until we love our lives and our childrens' futures more than we love Political Correctness.

/But the Monopoly money Printing presses at the fed already proves that we dont give a fark about our childrens' Futures.
 
2009-12-27 03:11:00 PM
Weaver95: humor is just lost on some of these threads....

Oh, right, if it's racist or hypocritical, it was a "joke." I forgot about that deus ex machina.
 
2009-12-27 03:11:01 PM
Saulsa: MissFeasance: I blame the dutch.

Agreed.


What do you need protection from? Ze Swamp-Germans?
 
2009-12-27 03:11:05 PM
AmazingRuss: Mietsko: MIguy: Maybe they've declared Jihad on Michigan.

Is that really so bad?

Maybe we could move everybody out and let them vent their righteous rage there when they need to.


Well, there are a lot of empty buildings in Detroit in need of demolition. We could allow the suicide bombers to vent their rage in a constructive way by clearing some land.
 
2009-12-27 03:11:06 PM
Mietsko: AmazingRuss: Mietsko: MIguy: Maybe they've declared Jihad on Michigan.

Is that really so bad?

Maybe we could move everybody out and let them vent their righteous rage there when they need to.

I do not see why not, I never go to Michigan.


Turn Detroit into a huge paintball arena, except with live ammo.
 
2009-12-27 03:11:07 PM
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit horse tranquilizers.
 
2009-12-27 03:11:44 PM
Weaver95: God of the Omniverse: I'm blaming the Jews. There has to be some connection.

No, this is Fark. Everything on fark is the fault of either:

1. George Bush.
2. Ayn Rand.
3. Obama.
4. Rush Limbaugh.
5. the Pope.

Those are the only acceptable people to blame. All other groups and/or people are off limits.


I bet Tatsuma would disagree.
 
2009-12-27 03:11:51 PM
Nuking Nigeria would involve the detonation of weapons that are, collectively, many times more valuable than the entire country.

On the plus side, it would make a great band name.
 
2009-12-27 03:11:55 PM
kronicfeld: Weaver95: humor is just lost on some of these threads....

Oh, right, if it's racist or hypocritical, it was a "joke." I forgot about that deus ex machina.


I find most fark discussions on racism to be absolutely hilarious.
 
2009-12-27 03:12:12 PM
MisterBill: I always thought Europe had better airport security that America does.

Not to jump on the "American airport security blows" train, but there is something to that.

Anyone who's done a lot of international flying through places like Zurich and then compares it to Newark or Atlanta will agree with you.

I've traveled back and forth between those destinations (and Chicago) probably close to a hundred times. The Swiss don't fark around. They are so hands off that you hardly notice them. They don't care about the grandmother trying to sneak in bottles of whiskey or some crap. But if you try something to harm another person or pop up on their radar because you said the word "grenade" in the check in counter line.......god help you.

/seen it happen
 
2009-12-27 03:12:44 PM
But he has not seen his brother in 2 days
 
2009-12-27 03:12:56 PM
MIguy: I spent 8 years in the Army...

Being a pogue doesn't count.

/21-10
//2,227
///1948
////Two straight losing seasons
 
2009-12-27 03:13:04 PM
Crash_Test_Dhimmi: And this will keep happening until we love our lives and our childrens' futures more than we love Political Correctness.

What do you propose?
 
2009-12-27 03:13:20 PM
TheShavingofOccam123: How can someone manage to barricade themselves in a airliner bathroom for an hour?

I expect someone noticed he had been missing from his seat for a while. When they sorted out he was in head, they banged on the bathroom door, and he didn't come running out with his hands up, and maybe even shouted "Occupied!" in Nigerian (which I'm sure sounds just like "Allahu ackbar!" to hysterical flying waitresses) which freaked everybody out. By the time they broke the locked bathroom door down, an hour had passed.

If turns out out to just be case of serious constipation, we're gonna look even MORE like a bunch of scared little girls. Terrorists win.

/Shoulda had the chicken.
 
2009-12-27 03:13:50 PM
shinji3i: Five bucks says the guy just had to take a crap and either some old white lady who is shut off from the world and thinks everybody is trying to kill her screamed to a flight attendant, or some dude that wanted to get in on the free flights for life for stopping a terrorist deal decided to save the day.

I wonder how long before we get an email from someone on this flight?

/should start one
 
2009-12-27 03:14:04 PM
Saulsa: Mietsko: AmazingRuss: Mietsko: MIguy: Maybe they've declared Jihad on Michigan.

Is that really so bad?

Maybe we could move everybody out and let them vent their righteous rage there when they need to.

I do not see why not, I never go to Michigan.

Turn Detroit into a huge paintball arena, except with live ammo.


The we can sell the rights to Hollywood, make it into live movies, break out the popcorn.
 
2009-12-27 03:14:06 PM
Racial profiling won't help you when some white anti-government nut decides the brown people weren't all wrong, and tries to blow up a plane to make his point.

The whole thing is futile anyway. Can't blow up an airplane? Blow up the security checkpoint in the airport. Can't get to that, because they added a new checkpoint at the parking lot entrance? Blow that up.

Hell, find a major highway cloverleaf, and blow yourself up in the middle of it during rush hour.

You can't stop this shiat, we're just lucky that in our part of the world people driven enough to do that kind of thing are usually nuts enough to show up on the police radar long before they get a chance to try it.
 
2009-12-27 03:14:11 PM
MIguy: Mietsko: MIguy: As somebody who hasn't flown in 15 years and has no intentions of flying again I find this shiat funny.

Are you really old or something? why no fly?

Just got it out of my system when I was younger (41 now). I spent 8 years in the Army traveling the world so I'm content with spending the rest of my time within driving distance of Michigan.


Wish I had that luxury. I really do.

Flying has gone down the shiatter
 
2009-12-27 03:14:50 PM
jshine: Dansker: How do you indentify the Muslims?

Little ham sandwiches. Eat one & you may board.


Except that many Muslim terrorists believe that when you martyr yourself, your righteous actions immunize you from most sin. Suicide bombers have been spotted visiting prostitutes and feasting on pork the day before they kill themselves.

So basically, your plan would ensure that no innocent Muslim or Jew is killed by a terrorist on a plane, only Christians, atheists, and terrorists.
 
2009-12-27 03:14:57 PM
dlime16: More of the Same: Tell me again why profiling is wrong?

Same reason not letting someone stand up during the last hour of the flight is wrong. It is a knee jerk reaction that is easy to work around.



/just kidding
//kinda
///tired of knee jerk TSA adaptations to ad hoc occurrences.
////there is no getting out alive so lighten up Francis.
 
2009-12-27 03:16:18 PM
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I just want to tell you both good luck, we're all counting on you.
 
2009-12-27 03:16:20 PM
hudef: "He allegedly barricaded himself in the plane's bathroom for an hour."

How is this news? Some fatso does this on every transatlantic flight.


Are you suggesting the gentleman accidentally the whole thing?
 
2009-12-27 03:16:21 PM
DFWPhotoGuy: One of the craziest jobs I ever had was as a baggage claims supervisor at DFW Intl.

Does your whole life revolve around DFW?
 
2009-12-27 03:16:23 PM
hudef: "He allegedly barricaded himself in the plane's bathroom for an hour."

How is this news? Some fatso does this on every transatlantic flight.


My god. They must have had to redistribute the luggage in the cargo bay to compensate for that tub.
 
2009-12-27 03:16:25 PM
www.sqlninja.com
 
2009-12-27 03:16:28 PM
Weaver95: God of the Omniverse: I'm blaming the Jews. There has to be some connection.

No, this is Fark. Everything on fark is the fault of either:

1. George Bush.
2. Ayn Rand.
3. Obama.
4. Rush Limbaugh.
5. the Pope.

Those are the only acceptable people to blame. All other groups and/or people are off limits.


ftfy
 
2009-12-27 03:16:44 PM
jshine: Dansker: How do you indentify the Muslims?

Little ham sandwiches. Eat one & you may board.


Germans would steal all the seats on every flight if it involved a pork product eating test.
 
2009-12-27 03:17:14 PM
I was on that same flight route - Amsterdam to Detroit - in mid November and I'm disappointed that I've missed all the subsequent action involving the subduing of Nigerian passengers.

I will hope this current fad continues in March when I travel on that same route again.

Step 1 - buy flight ticket.
Step 2 - Sit next to Nigerian; say Allah is gay; video camera ready
Step 3 - Profit!
 
2009-12-27 03:17:26 PM
eggrolls: I expect someone noticed he had been missing from his seat for a while. When they sorted out he was in head, they banged on the bathroom door, and he didn't come running out with his hands up, and maybe even shouted "Occupied!" in Nigerian (which I'm sure sounds just like "Allahu ackbar!" to hysterical flying waitresses) which freaked everybody out. By the time they broke the locked bathroom door down, an hour had passed.

content.ytmnd.com

/don't go into the bathroom after him -- it's a trap -- a "Dutch oven", so to speak
 
2009-12-27 03:17:29 PM
borg: Is Detroit a big transfer hub?

According to my father (he lives in SE Michigan), it's the hub for Amsterdam flights. Sort of knocks down the OMG AMSTERDAM thing; it's just good odds.

I'm wondering if some other passenger gave him shiat for a: blocking a crapper for an hour or b: flying while Nigerian and he freaked out.

Or, y'know, he was about to blow his dick off, too.
 
2009-12-27 03:17:58 PM
MisterBill: I always thought Europe had better airport security that America does.


And where exactly was the lapse in airport security here genius?
 
2009-12-27 03:18:27 PM
This just in: TSA mandates perspex toilet walls.
 
2009-12-27 03:18:53 PM
kronicfeld: mud_shark: We can influence them and we can also say no more planes from the Netherlands if we feel like it.

The U.S. doesn't have the hand it used to have. Why do people think the U.S. can still whip out its dick and tell the world to suck it or GTFO?


That's NOT exactly whipping out your dick. In fact we have requested additional security in the Netherlands and we are working with the Dutch and British governments on this issue.

It's not going to come to us shutting down air travel between the US and Amsterdam, but as a sovereign country we do have that right.

Why do people like you get all uptight whenever the US tries to work with other countries?
 
2009-12-27 03:18:57 PM
People use the word "Profiling" like it a bad thing. Just call it "Statistical Probability" and let common sense rule with rubber gloves.
 
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