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Airline security ad absurdum

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Visitor Comments: 45

(45) Anonymous, January 28, 2008 11:09 PM

I usually learn much from the Rabbi's videos and enjoy them, so I was suprised at this one. I'm just as peeved at not being able to take certain things in my carry on, and some of the restrictions seem a bit too much, but this IS for OUR safety. Could it be done differently? Maybe, but the monetary cost would be prohibitive.

The USA has much to learn from Israeli security people, who are trained to ask questions and evaluate our answers and body language. But this requires better personel who deserve better pay. So I think the best we can expect is what we are getting, even tho' I am just as angry as the Rabbi, when I can't take my yogurt or water (I fill it at the water fountain after security) or crochet needles (I found plastic ones that work!!).

I think we should direct our anger at the Arab terrorists who are really responsible for all this inconvenience to the innocent public! I hope this is counted along with all the much more terrible sins of murder and mayhem they have performed, so that G-d will see fit to stop them, "soon and in our days"....I'm suprised the Rabbi doesn't realize the airlines are just trying to save their business, and the fault really lies with the terrorists. Rabbi Salomon, with all due respect, maybe you are showing "displaced" anger that rightfully should be directed at those resha'im (evil ones)? What we suffer in the airports is nothing compared to the suffering of those who have lost loved ones to the terrorists. Stay focused on what's important, please.

(44) Bucinka, January 19, 2008 9:16 PM

No Marc, we're not more secure

Marc, you're one of the people about whom Ben Franklin sais, "Those who would give up some permanent liberty to achieve a little temporary security deserve neither liberty nor security." TSA's procedures, have violated millions of people's civil liberties and caught exactly zero terrorists. Besides, you must realize terrorists won't repeat their actions. They're too smart for that. My pet peeve is having to take my shoes off (I fly at least two times a week). I just know they're watching us on al-Jazeera laughing their tuchases off. "Oops they're on to the shoe thing," theyre most likely saying. "We gotta try something else."

I am sorry I started writing this before I saw Rosen's comment. Rosen, you've got it down 100%.

(43) Eva, January 14, 2008 10:05 AM


When traveling through Europe the security there would put the water bottle in a machine that determined that it was water and would let us pass with it, simple and logical. Security in the US has lost its common sense and should get it back.

(42) Diana Bronson, January 14, 2008 6:41 AM

Why does Rabbi Salomon want to wash his hair on the plane?

Just wondered why you feel the need to take shampoo on the plane? I can understand the need for mouthwash and deodorant, but shampoo? Didn't know that airlines carried such good washing facilities to justify this!

(41) Marc, January 13, 2008 10:47 PM

I'm Speechless

Whether one likes it or not, we live in a different world now. How would Rabbi Salomon feel if we stopped with all the protocol and somebody actually did succeed performing chemistry mid-air that exploded an airplane. This video left a bad taste in my mouth . . . it was almost as if Rabbi Salomon is asking to be an airplane hit by terrorists. Shame on him for picking this as a topic. I thought Jewish law requires us to put our lives and safety first. I guess Rabbi Salomon sees it differently. What am I missing here?

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