Your Annoying Little Brother: Box Cutter Day: TidePodcast Episode 111

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  1. Putting locks on the cockpit doors was good enough IMO. I haven’t been on a plane in a while cuz I’m too poor.

    I saw in the news about denying entry to US to people from the Bahamas because of “gang members” and “drug dealers”. How many freakin gang members and drug dealers, not to mention people shooting places up are US CITIZENS?!

    The government and media need to quit trying to make everyone afraid! I’m more afraid of the idiots in office than the average person.

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      There was the AIDs epidemic that was reported will kill us all if we don’t FUND aid and research. Then the crack epidemic that needed FUNDING and even more Law Enforcement (never mind that the DEA, along with the CIA and FBI and NSA and the ATF were dealing drugs around the globe). Then there was global warming that required FUNDING then global cooling that required FUNDING. Now there is an opioid crisis that requires FUNDING.

      What about the college loan debt crisis that requires FUNDING?

      Whenever I hear about a crisis or an epidemic all I hear is more money being taken out of my wallet.

      Yeah, the gun control crisis, more laws more FUNDING and more Laws and Law Enforcement.

      I wonder, when will stop thanking the government for another bowl of porridge and demand that the government kiss our feet for a change?

  2. “It’s incomplete and misleading. We don’t really know what happened on the planes. The cockpit voice recorder survived neither New York crash and was damaged beyond salvage in the Pentagon crash. The Flight 93 voice recorder doesn’t start until several minutes after the hijackers took the plane. What little we know about tactics and weapons comes from phones calls made by passengers and flight attendants. As Edward Jay Epstein has pointed out, the evidence is incredibly paltry. No one on United Flight 175, which crashed into the World Trade Center, reported anything about weapons or tactics. One flight attendant on American Flight 11, which also crashed into the World Trade Center, said she was disabled by a chemical spray, while another flight attendant said a passenger was stabbed or shot. On the Pentagon plane, American Flight 77, Barbara Olson reported hijackers carrying knives and box cutters but did not describe how they took the cockpit. And on United Flight 93, passengers reported knives but also a hijacker threatening to explode a bomb. The box cutter-knives story isn’t demonstrably false, but it serves to divert attention from the other weapons and to mask the fact that we don’t have any idea how the hijackings happened.” Source: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2003/09/six-myths-about-sept-11.html Not sure how reliable all this.

    We weren’t there, so we can’t know for sure.

    The flying’s gotten really annoying. The thing is that TSA people are human. Many restrictions are arbitrary. I personally traveled just fine from point A to point B, but had issues coming back with one of my items.They made life more difficult for a regular citizen. Like with everything else. No shock there.

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      Thanks for the info Goldie. I guess like the moon landing, we’ll have to take their word for it.

      So…if they don’t know how the hijacking happened, then apparently, these new “safety” measures are based on premonition, not fact.

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  4. Marleen

    When did you elist? What was your motivation or hope or intention? I agree with your concerns as to The Patriot Act and so forth. Interesting about the lack of clarity on box cutters. I’m especially like your pointing out of the privatization aspect of things.

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      Back in the mid 1990s. I didn’t have any marketable skill and I couldn’t afford college. So, I figured join the Army.

          1. Marleen

            I’m just curious. The first thing that came to mind for the nineties was Bosnia. But when I looked on wikipedia, there were a lot of military operations in the nineties.

              1. Marleen

                Yeah, there are a lot going on now that most people haven’t heard of even once. But as for some of the things in the nineties, activity I associate with the first President Bush that popped up in my memory I wasn’t sure happened in the late eighties or the nineties. But some of that extended on through the nineties even if it started in the eighties — some even into the two thousands and now.

                The nineties (really, starting in 1986… but only one child until 1989) was my most intensive time of parenting. I almost never had the news on or any television on (other than little kid shows) or any radio either.

                https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_United_States_military_operations

      1. Marleen

        Yes, but the topics had dominated the news even prior to the impeachment indictment. It went on and on and on. Young kids don’t need to hear about adult shenanigans in the Oval Office and then a dress, and all that, a hundred times. I didn’t like the guy (Bill), and had he been thrown out of office it would’ve been okay with me. But little kids who hardly even know how basic politics work have other things to think of.

        1. Marleen

          However, despite my conservative background, which inclined me not to trust a Democrat such as himself militarily either (as well as on domestic issues or morals, which wasn’t so much a matter of trust but of rejection), I don’t remember ever thinking Clinton was making wrong moves [on the general level of which I was aware of them] as Commander in Chief. That had me questioning the categories, in whole, a little.

          1. bottomlesscoffee007

            I think that is the positive aspect of the internet and social media today. When Clinton was in office, getting good information on what he was doing, we were relegated to the media. Now, with the internet and social media, it is so much harder for any elected representative to hide anything.

            1. Marleen

              It is pretty easy to get information from a variety of perspectives on the internet in a split minute. Does it seem like most representatives hid what Clinton did with the Military or armed forces in the nineties?

          2. Marleen

            I remember when the “shock and awe” activity bagan (not the nineties anymore), there was a ton of coverage on at least cable news. My oldest son had a television in his own room, and he had that on. I didn’t know why they announced ahead of time where they were hitting.

            1. bottomlesscoffee007

              I think that is what is great about the internet, citizen journalism. No more need to be employed by a corporation, all anyone needs is an Internet connection.

              1. Marleen

                When I say I didn’t know why, I mean Republicans/conservatives like to talk tough — which would include and has indeed included (and had included) saying that we shouldn’t tell others what we’re going to do ahead of time. So, it made no honest sense that it was told.

                1. bottomlesscoffee007

                  Yeah, for some reason I remember CNN being on the beach before the seals as well during desert storm. And that was during W. Bush.

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