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J. Prescott spartacusii at PEOPLEPC.COM
Fri Feb 28 13:58:13 MST 2003

i completely agree with your sarcasm.  but i tend to think that this will
serve as yet another nail in the coffin of the airline industry.  already,
there are many of us that would just as soon drive as fly in many instances.
so unless they start running a credit check when we fill up, i think it will
be just another hassle that we can do without by choosing another form of

sometimes ya just gotta wonder . . .


Opportunity Only Knocks - YOU have to open the Door for a Bright Future
Joseph Prescott

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen A. Frye" <s.frye at VERIZON.NET>
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 7:57 AM

> At the order of Congress and the President - under the guise of National
> Security - a new system is being out in place that will check a
> credit history and banking activities when that passenger buys an airplane
> ticket.  One airline will begin testing this - at undisclosed airports -
> next month. I don't know, but I assume a passenger will have to supply
> his/her social security number when buying a ticket - maybe even show his
> or her social security card.
> But then again, maybe it just *seems* like the sky is falling.  I mean,
> who, better than the government, can look out for our well being?
> Heck, I think they should check those things when I buy groceries, too.
> they kept a good data base of what I was buying, they could be watching
> for my health there, too.    On top of that, if certain people had a
> tendency to buy certain ethnic foods, well, the government could really
> keep a watchful eye over those folks.  They'll be watching email soon (if
> not already), so I know I won't be receiving anything that's not for my
> good.  And I sure do wish they'd start taking a look at what I get through
> snail mail.  Lots of bad stuff for me there.  There is just so much that
> Mr. Bush and his homeland security could do to ensure the safety of us
> citizens.  He's just not doing enough.  I don't feel safe yet, and I think
> he is the only one who can help that - and I sure do know he is trying
> diligently to protect every single aspect of my life.  Safety is within
> arm's reach!

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