SITE NOTICE | MORE..Photo Album Improvements! The photo albums feature has been improved for all members to now include the ability to upload multiple photos via drag-and-drop with our new Media Uploader tool! .. click for more info!
Ten years after the September 11 terrorist attacks, some of the most persistent reminders of the events of the day are often felt not at the World Trade Center site or at the Pentagon, but at the airport.
Anyone who has ever taken off his shoes to go through security, or thrown out a too-large container of moisturizer, or had a nail clipper confiscated has experienced the intangible hassles of post-9/11 air travel. But the tangible costs have risen too. Taxes and fees on fares, including a $2.50-per segment "September 11th security fee," are up 37% -- and rising. A proposal currently in Congress would double the security fee to $5. Security lines can add a half-hour to travel time, more if you're picked for a pat down or stuck behind someone who forgot to take her laptop computer out of her bag. Longer wait times in the terminal have also led to higher spending by captive travelers. To some extent,...
Daniel Pipes wrote: Islamists arrive in the United States despising the country and all it represents, intending to make converts, exploit the freedoms and rights granted them, and build a movement that will effect basic changes in the country's way of life and its government. The superpower status of the United States makes it especially attractive to those who wish to change the world order; what better place to start? Islamists do not accept the United States as it is but want to change it into a majority Muslim country where the Koran replaces the Constitution. "Our plan is, we are going to conquer America," is how a missionary put it already in the 1920s.1 His latter-day successors are no less ambitious. They have two alternate strategies, nonviolent (i.e., conversion of the Christian majority) and violent (i.e., jihad), to accomplish this.