Security boost gives travelers some comfort - Hawaii News

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Some international travelers arriving in Hawaii yesterday noticed a bump in security after a brazen attempt to bring down a trans-Atlantic flight to Detroit on Friday.
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Pineapples

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The terrorists want to kill us. That passenger that jumped into action shows that others will not just stand there and do nothing anymore. Think about guys, if you were in that situation where the actions of these people could end your life what have we got to lose? I'm not waiting for a air marshall to do something. They will have a fight on their hands before ending my life. I think people now know that we have had enough.
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Who knows where the bottom is as the rare but scary incidents of air travel terror meet the limits of what can be done to deter them. A recent event (the particulars are not handy) involved someone secreting the explosive material within their body using an insertion method familiar to prison smugglers. It has been thought that plastic explosives may be swallowed to be later detonated. Will this lead to x-rays being required of all passengers? Regardless of what may come, travel by air has been degraded and seems to be heading for even more discomfiture. Of course, as usual, the rich are spared the indignities of the air because they fly private jets. It may soon be that the delays, insults, and hassles of flying may drive so many to seek other ways of travel that air travel will become something only the wealthy and powerful can do.
allfedup

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i cant belive that people living in CAVES has DESTROYED our country.....just think what north korea or china can do if they really wanted to.....we must pray to our only protector.......the almighty LORD.
sour poi

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window dressing.

think about this...we cannot even stop the import of large quantities of illegal fireworks, which contain detectable explosives, into our state.

it is not a matter of if we get hit, its a matter of when. they are adaptable and patient. we are reactive and have short memories.

you need to stop this at the source.
Anti Jihad

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allfedup wrote:
i cant belive that people living in CAVES has DESTROYED our country.....just think what north korea or china can do if they really wanted to.....we must pray to our only protector.......the almighty LORD.
Neutralize the ACLU in these cases and screen ALL Muslims in a seperate security line.

It's the ACLU that may destroy this country !
McCain

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Too bad the passengers didn't see if the guy's head could rotate 360 degrees.
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after reading these posts, you realize there's no hope for the US in general and Hawaii in particular.
sour poi

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brah, where you been? hope is staying in kailua ;)

bwahahahahaha!
alice

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America continues the decline begun in 1973. I see no way out of our demise. We can no longer affords empire....or its illusions.

Since: Aug 08

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One factor that has not been mentioned in this whole terror attack is that President Obama has NOT appointed a Director of the office of TSA in a year! The office is running with an acting director, a capable lady, for a year. It is an agency that essentially has been "on hold" for a year and is a slap in the face of the millions of traveling citizens!

It is also time to recognize that "profiling people" by nationality, religion, geography makes vastly more sense than getting tougher and tougher on the average Jane or Joe traveler.

Ask your Senator or Congress Member to demand this office be filled and that Common Sense be applied in airport security.
alice

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America is causing this terrorism...I gues the endless fight against "terrorism" will sink America while enriching a few. Follow the money in thyis trumped up, phony war.
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Dec 28, 2009
 
alice wrote:
America continues the decline begun in 1973. I see no way out of our demise. We can no longer affords empire....or its illusions.
1973?
I thought you were born in the 1990s...
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Morning slime from the bufo licker.
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You wanna be 100% safe when you travel? The only way to achieve that is to allow no carry-on items because they could conceal something dangerous and undetectable, no checked luggage because it could conceal something hazardous and undetectable, and no clothing because it could conceal something hazardous and undetectable. Even then you may not be completely safe--you may become ill at the sight of all the naked less-than-svelte bodies around you.
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Wages continue to decline or stagnate....there will be nor ecovery from this recession. Obama knows it but does not want to tell us the bad news: America is in decline.
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Anti Jihad wrote:
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Neutralize the ACLU in these cases and screen ALL Muslims in a seperate security line.
It's the ACLU that may destroy this country !
You're about as stupid as they come. Now I really want the terrorists to work their magic on you.
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allfedup wrote:
i cant belive that people living in CAVES has DESTROYED our country.....just think what north korea or china can do if they really wanted to.....we must pray to our only protector.......the almighty LORD.
Yes pray to Allah that this imprerialist country stops invading other countries and killing innocents then maybe the bloodletting will stop.
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Terrorism has to be dealt at the source. As long as you give a group of people a reason to hate America, there will always be a need to tighten security and a higher risk of terrorist attacks.

Eliminate whatever it is that makes people hate this country, and you eliminate much of the threats of terrorism.
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In amny ways, Osama won. He has greatly and permanently weakened America and changed our entire way of life in a negative way. Hard to believe an old man with a cane defeated Bush and is now defeating Obama. Who would have ever guessed it?

Since: Jan 08

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Wages continue to decline or stagnate....there will be nor ecovery from this recession. Obama knows it but does not want to tell us the bad news: America is in decline.
Then perhaps you can find a better country to infest.

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