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I most look forward to flying with ...

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A small folding knife
  2468 votes / 12%
A souvenier bat
  248 votes / 1%
A hockey stick
  768 votes / 3%
Billiard cues
  363 votes / 1%
Lacrosse sticks
  230 votes / 1%
Golf clubs
  225 votes / 1%
More than 3 ounces of shampoo
  5663 votes / 28%
A sense of natural liberty
  9681 votes / 49%
19646 total votes.
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  • by djbckr (673156) on Friday March 08, 2013 @01:38PM (#43117711)
    Every time I have to fly and get in the line for security (which fortunately is just four or five times a year), I have to wonder about the nitwits that put all this in place. Surely they don't have to go through the same thing all the time or they would do something about it. At least I would think so. That's the trouble with politicians - they don't live in the same world we do...
  • Liberty, of course (Score:4, Insightful)

    by dkleinsc (563838) on Friday March 08, 2013 @01:53PM (#43117897) Homepage

    Which is why I'm still not flying until the naked-scan machines are actually gone (the policy has changed, but the machines are still there in some cases) and the rules are returned to complete sanity.

    Some examples of the silliness: They allow you to have a knife, but still ban box cutters, which are shorter and less dangerous than knives. Why? Well, the 9/11 terrorists used box cutters. So now, they're going to just have to use knives instead, or maybe beat people to death with golf clubs. What I know for sure is that this isn't about security.

  • I will go... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Barny (103770) <bakadamage-slashdot@yahoo.com> on Friday March 08, 2013 @03:23PM (#43119111) Homepage Journal

    Dignity. When I can fly with that, I will be much more likely to fly.

  • Not At All (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Tau Neutrino (76206) on Friday March 08, 2013 @03:58PM (#43119541)
    For the past twelve years or so, flying has been a nightmare.

    I most look forward to staying home. Or traveling by some means other than airlines.
  • Re:Me (Score:5, Insightful)

    by DutchUncle (826473) on Friday March 08, 2013 @06:00PM (#43121113)
    The business model already exists. Depending on context, it's called "protection" or "blackmail".
  • by rubycodez (864176) on Friday March 08, 2013 @10:17PM (#43123297)

    I'll explain the problem to you. In san fran they had public nudity for awhile. fat, ugly wrinkled old geezers walked around with their hairy moobs swinging in the breeze, along with their wrinkled peckers and sagging butt cheeks. get the picture? who the hell wants to see that, especially when trying to eat at a sidewalk cafe?
    Clothing: it's for our protection, cause not everyone has a hot bod!

  • by Sloppy (14984) on Saturday March 09, 2013 @02:22AM (#43124207) Homepage Journal

    what's this obsession with whether people have clothes on or not?

    I would answer your question, but you already answered it, immediately after that.

    Do you think it's abnormal for me to force you to change your behaviors because of my problem?

    No, wait. I didn't ask you if it was unjustified, unfair, evil, unreasonable, psychotic or antisocial. I asked you if it's abnormal. Look at history. We fuck around with each other because of our own problems all the time. That practically the only reason for half our laws.

  • Not yours (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Trogre (513942) on Saturday March 09, 2013 @04:18AM (#43124507) Homepage

    My own damned food and drink.

  • by MiG82au (2594721) on Saturday March 09, 2013 @10:44AM (#43125467)
    Nudity isn't for you to get your jollies; that's what porn is for.
  • by arth1 (260657) on Saturday March 09, 2013 @11:33AM (#43125687) Homepage Journal

    I'll explain the problem to you. In san fran they had public nudity for awhile. fat, ugly wrinkled old geezers walked around with their hairy moobs swinging in the breeze, along with their wrinkled peckers and sagging butt cheeks. get the picture? who the hell wants to see that, especially when trying to eat at a sidewalk cafe?
    Clothing: it's for our protection, cause not everyone has a hot bod!

    Most people don't have pretty faces either - do you advocate hijab?
    Nor pretty clothes, for that matter.
    So what's your point again, unless, of course, you are a perv looking at bodies as sexual objects, and getting disappointed when they don't gratify your voyeurism?

    Clothing is useful when protecting the clothed. But demanding that people wear clothing is religious baggage we can do without. I don't care whether my 70 year old neighbor wants to walk around naked and enjoy the sun on his frail body. Good for him. But he'd go to jail and be registered a sex offender because of religious perverts who can't distinguish sex from nudity, and think sex is bad so nudity is bad too. Balderdash.

  • Re:Me (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 09, 2013 @11:33AM (#43125695)

    Dell's service is "North American Tech Support", but it's pretty obvious it's "Talk to White People For An Additional Fee".

  • by camperdave (969942) on Saturday March 09, 2013 @02:32PM (#43126643) Journal

    Um, no. I grew up with shared saunas and nudity being allowed on pretty much any beach, so I know what naked bodies look like.

    This is the internet. We all know what naked bodies look like.

  • by Zontar The Mindless (9002) <plasticfish@info.gmail@com> on Sunday March 10, 2013 @02:56AM (#43129439)

    "A sense of natural liberty", that means I can fly naked now, right? Right?

    No, it means some Slashdot editor is confusing Atlas Shrugged for reality again.

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