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Homelan Security out of control

2009-06-23 21:50:54.625204+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

How a Heartwarming, Kick-Ass Father's Day Photo Shoot Ended Up Face Down in Handcuffs on the Addison Airport Tarmac

But according to one of the crew, they had ID'd me as one of theirs, and the tower knew and tried to call it off. But once the wheels were set in motion, it could not be stopped. The pilots were pretty much cool and laughed at me and were even willing to escort me to take more shots. One old-timer gruffed under his breath, "It's the U.S.A., not U.S.S.R. -- I didn't fight to protect this shit." One even offered me his seat on a ride.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-25 13:16:37.63473+00 by: meuon [edit history]

I've just flown to Georgetown Guyana and back, and while these efforts and insanity may be USA based since 9/11, they are now everywhere.

A comment from a very "interesting" gentlemen I met in Guyana put a spin on it for me though. An approximate quote: "In Israel, TSA and homeland security type of jobs are highly sought after high paying jobs with preference given to ex-military and experienced policeman, in the USA. In the USA they are often low paying jobs given to people whom have never had any authority or responsibility in any part of their life, and they couldn't run after you."

#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-25 13:29:07.185611+00 by: JT

Welcome to the USA where almost any government contract goes to the lowest bidder...

#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-25 14:09:56.225264+00 by: ziffle

neuon: fascinating! What was Guyana like?

Wiki says: "The Board met monthly but what was discussed is not on the records between 1825 and 1837. Newspapers in the colony were prohibited by law from reporting public matters."