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Barbara Lombardo of Saratoga Springs, NY, is a journalism adjunct at University at Albany and retired executive editor of The Saratogian, The Record and the Community News. Follow her on Twitter @Barb_Lombardo.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Airline security is an oxymoron

The thankfully failed airline explosion has sparked discussion about whether Americans would stand for screenings that would "invade their privacy."
How about backpack screenings?
A former Saratoga Springs friend visiting today told me that twice she went through airport security in Boston without removing from her backpack the clear plastic Zip-loc bag she had dutifully filled with containers holding no more than 3 ounces of toiletries. The backpack sailed through the X-ray machine with nary a yawn from "security."
Yes, Boston, the airport from which one of the 9/11 planes took off.
Meanwhile, here in Albany, the firm but friendly guard confiscated my new can of aerosol antiperspirant from my carryon without breaking a sweat.

4 Comments:

Blogger Ben lives on said...

Barb are you aware elphaDIorio is a porn sight.

January 3, 2010 at 11:58 PM 
Blogger Tucker said...

I've tried posting a comment to tell Barb that she should consider removing the elphaDlorio link, to no avail. This is my third attempt. Maybe I'll get posted this time? Does she ever check the comments to her postings?

January 4, 2010 at 6:58 AM 
Blogger Ben lives on said...

Bard I sent you two e-mails to no aval. So I guess you condone advertaising japanese porn on your personal blog.

January 4, 2010 at 4:52 PM 
Blogger Tucker said...

Hello, Barb? Are you there? Is anyone there? Is this really a newspaper? Saratoga deserves better.

January 5, 2010 at 6:45 AM 

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