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February 6, 2011

Attention Terrorists: Ride a helicopter into the heart of New York City for only $2000. Bonus: No Security Check!

It's pricey, but what's money when mass destruction is your hobby?
"We flew from 34th St. to Teterboro in the Bell 430, and from there up and around the city in a Challenger 300. Picture leather seats, hardwood veneers and relative quiet. No headsets, microphones or security check required." -- How To Commute By Private Jet Or Helicopter In New York City

Posted by Vanderleun at February 6, 2011 11:16 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I'm for shooting down any helicopter over NYC -- Donald Trump might be on one of them.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at February 7, 2011 11:44 AM

While you are getting your TSA protate exam at the airport keep this in mind: The people cleaning, catering, fueling your airliner come to work with anything they want in their bag or lunchbox. They are not searched, they just swipe and ID card and open a door. They have unlimited access to hidden portions of the aircraft you are riding on. Most of these people are recent immigrants whose pre-employment "background check" consisted of giving a name to the local airport authority who then checks to see if said name is on a criminal database. The NTSB, pilot unions, and families of Lockerbie victims have been pushing the FAA to change this ridiculous situation since the Lockerbie/Pan Am 103 bombing. The FAA is doing nothing. So, while your co-pilot is being relieved of his nail clippers, and your flight attendant is being groped for security, your caterer was wheeling several large boxes into the aircraft galley unsupervised. Your security depends on Al Qaeda not being smart enough to get a Somali immigrant hired by the minimum -wage employers that service aircraft. If Al Qaeda can manage to get a fake ID for Ahmed Mustafa Ahmed in the name of Howard Johnson they can get unlimited access to dozens of aircraft per day.

Posted by: Scott M at February 8, 2011 2:50 AM

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