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Good Day World!
I’m not going to launch into a long litany of news reports detailing airline accidents. If you haven’t kept up with them that’s up to you.
I’m not even going to talk about pilots who decide to commit suicide and take planes down with them.
But I am going to tell you about the two final straws that broke the proverbial camel’s back and made me swear off flying.
Because I’m a curious person, I like to keep up with little things – like safe air travel for instance.
THE FIRST REASON
A recent Department of Homeland Security report found investigators could sneak fake bombs and weaponry through security with a 95 percent success rate! If that doesn’t scare the hell out of you, I applaud your cool.
THE SECOND REASON
Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth presented lawmakers with his new report that found TSA failed to detect at least 73 people with links to terrorism who were hired by US airports.
If that doesn’t send a chill though your body, then you’re REAL cool.
Anyone who knows me, or has read my columns where I discuss why I hate flying, knows I’m a chicken when it comes to flight! I’ll even cluck for you if necessary.
Seriously folks, flying is getting scarier every day. When reports like these two are released it makes a person wonder when – not if – the next plane tragedy will occur.
Time for me to walk on down the road…