jpo2269: My favorite part was towards the end where she alternated between "get the "f" off me" and "watch the little boy" "get the "f" off me" "watch the little boy..."She is not someone I would want my children to emulate immolate. FTFY
orbister: What sort of person thinks this will end with the police officer saying "OK, that's fine. Use your phone and have a nice flight, ma'am"?
bigworld2000: I don't think it's racist to point out that black people really, really like to talk on their cell phones. Is it?
sycraft: gsiofa: I always thought they tell you to turn everything off to try and force you to pay attention to the safety announcement, and to have a better chance at successfully communicating instructions to passengers if the plane is in trouble.No, because if that was the reason they'd require you to put down books and magazines as well, which they don't. There was a concern that electronics could interfere with the avionics and communications systems in airplanes, back in the day. Well when it comes to airplanes crashing, you err on the side of caution. However, technology advances, and not only are planes much better shielded, but we can measure all this stuff. So we can, and have, checked to see if there's any interference issues and not, there's not, not even if the whole plane is using electronic devices (RF doesn't work in an additive fashion as most think). It has been carefully studied and checked by the airlines, the FCC, and so on. However the FAA is being stubborn, mostly at this point because it is a "We don't want to admit we were wrong," thing since literally 10 years ago or more all the studies has been done on this.It also really isn't that necessary to make people pay attention. First time fliers tend to be nervous and will listen intently. Those of us that have flown a lot can, literally, recite the whole thing from memory.
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