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Attempted flight bombing thwarted

Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess?Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
edited December 2009 in Social Entropy++
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126178158688405369.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories

tldr; man with Al-Qaeda ties tries to detonate a bomb on a Detroit bound flight and is stopped thanks to a fast-acting crew and passengers.

Glad no on was hurt, though I suppose air-travel might become even more inconvenient now.

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    My plane got delayed four and a half hours because of extra security measures

    yaaayyyy

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    on the less terrible side, there is free wifi in this airport

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  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    i'm already pretty terrified of flying so i'm trying not to think about this too much before my flight monday

  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I do enjoy that the passengers actually helped out

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    My dad has just returned with tickets for a new connection because we are guaranteed to miss our scheduled connection.

    Gonna be a long day

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  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I wonder if they will try to alter security measures, being that he managed to sneak those substances on board. Limited quantities of powder?

  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    little does everyone know this guy's real intention is to ruin christmas and new years' traveling

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Sounds like this dude just set his lap on fire pretty much

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    i'm already pretty terrified of flying so i'm trying not to think about this too much before my flight monday

    dont worry. the chances of it blowing up because of a bomb are much less than it blowing up because of faulty machinery.

    scarab you have mental problems
  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    i'm already pretty terrified of flying so i'm trying not to think about this too much before my flight monday

    dont worry. the chances of it blowing up because of a bomb are much less than it blowing up because of faulty machinery.

    don't forget just straight dropping out of the sky

    that happens a lot

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • KetBraKetBra hiRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Glad I don't have to fly anywhere this Christmas.

    Also, yay passengers for taking the motherfucker out.

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  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Shoot, I lost the link to the page that identified the man who subdued the terrorist . . . I don't remember his name but he was from Amsterdam.

  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Raneados wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    i'm already pretty terrified of flying so i'm trying not to think about this too much before my flight monday

    dont worry. the chances of it blowing up because of a bomb are much less than it blowing up because of faulty machinery.

    don't forget just straight dropping out of the sky

    that happens a lot

    well planes are fucking heavy and in the goddamn air

    so this is just logic

  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I've never been on a plane

    I dream about it sometimes and it terrifies me

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Fandyien wrote: »
    I've never been on a plane

    I dream about it sometimes and it terrifies me

    it's actually really boring

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    But it's in the air and it's going so fast

    I mean fuck I'm uncomfortable with all the open space beneath bridges

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Fandyien wrote: »
    But it's in the air and it's going so fast

    I mean fuck I'm uncomfortable with all the open space beneath bridges

    the windows don't really let you see anything, and if there is little acceleration you don't feel like you're moving.

    I complain about the legroom.

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    fandyien you should give it a shot it's really pretty boring

    you're completely cut off from the outside

    it just looks cool

    then becomes pretty boring once you realize you'll be up there for like 5 fucking hours

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Raneados wrote: »
    fandyien you should give it a shot it's really pretty boring

    you're completely cut off from the outside

    it just looks cool

    then becomes pretty boring once you realize you'll be up there for like 5 fucking hours

    with no legroom for my gigantic legs.

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood Living In Fear. Year Of The Tiger.Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Apparently this guy was the son of a Nigerian banker

    I kind of suspect he was actually an exiled prince though

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    aaah my plane doesn't leave for three more hours and then I am on a two and a half hour plane and then I have to get bags and go through customs and check in and go through security and get on another two hour plane and then get bags and get a cab and go home.

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    blasted pothead Amsterdam security guards

    BREAKING NEWS

    NETHERLANDS NOW CENTRAL FRONT IN WAR ON TERROR

    FIRST RECON SAID TO HAVE CAPTURED THOUSANDS OF DELICIOUS BROWNIES, EXPENSIVE SMOOTHIES

  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood Living In Fear. Year Of The Tiger.Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    My mom got me a passport finally, though, I think we might be going to Nova Scotia to look at our family heritage or maybe China with my brother one day

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    nova scotia is cool. There is a store that sells Donairs (like a gyro) on every single street in Halifax
    that is pretty much all I remember

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited December 2009
    I wonder if they will try to alter security measures, being that he managed to sneak those substances on board. Limited quantities of powder?

    http://gizmodo.com/5434592/no-electronics-allowed-during-international-flights

    :|

    No cabin movement - fine. Israel has a rule that any airplane going in for approach at its airports must have the passengers seated for 45 minutes prior to landing, no exemptions, or the plane gets diverted to Cyprus. But the no electronics thing is a bitch.

  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    My whole family is from Nova Scotia, and we have a proud history in the Canadian army(!)

    I just learned this

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  • PharezonPharezon Struggle is an illusion. Victory is in the Qun.Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    blasted pothead Amsterdam security guards

    BREAKING NEWS

    NETHERLANDS NOW CENTRAL FRONT IN WAR ON TERROR

    FIRST RECON SAID TO HAVE CAPTURED THOUSANDS OF DELICIOUS BROWNIES, EXPENSIVE SMOOTHIES

    WE ARE OSCAR MIKE

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    so I can't even play vidja games on the plane anymore?

    fuck this gay earth

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Faricazy wrote: »
    I wonder if they will try to alter security measures, being that he managed to sneak those substances on board. Limited quantities of powder?

    http://gizmodo.com/5434592/no-electronics-allowed-during-international-flights

    :|

    No cabin movement - fine. Israel has a rule that any airplane going in for approach at its airports must have the passengers seated for 45 minutes prior to landing, no exemptions, or the plane gets diverted to Cyprus. But the no electronics thing is a bitch.

    hello disproportional response

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I'm gonna get home at like 3:00AM :(

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  • KetBraKetBra hiRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    That is pretty stupid. Seeing as how every single person flying to the US is going to have electronics of some form on them.

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    haha charlie sheen got arrested and then released for domestic assault after he pushed his wife

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Apparently that for inbound-US flights. I hope this shit blows over by the 24th when I have a twelve hour flight back from japan.

  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I hope they don't give my wife a lot of business going back over the border because of this

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    seriously with that moving around rule

    you can't stop people from MOVING AROUND for an HOUR

    kids need to get up

    people with conditions needs to move around

    shit needs to be done

    the airline industry is going to get even worse from this, yey

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Faricazy wrote: »
    Apparently that for inbound-US flights. I hope this shit blows over by the 24th when I have a twelve hour flight back from japan.


    oh it is? I'm on an outbound one!

    Hope it only lasts for a couple days for your guys' sakes

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    flying on planes ain't no thing

    dont be babies

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    this was a pretty kickass vacation

    I went on Sheikra yesterday
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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Raneados wrote: »
    seriously with that moving around rule

    you can't stop people from MOVING AROUND for an HOUR

    kids need to get up

    people with conditions needs to move around

    shit needs to be done

    the airline industry is going to get even worse from this, yey
    To be fair, this is only on descent. Although it's going to end up happening that on short flights people will have to be seated the entire time, on longer flights you get plenty of warning and really, an hour is not that long. Get your shit done before then. As I said, Israel already has such a rule, and it's not a big deal.

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