News and notes from around the interweb:
- Why the federal government doesn’t prosecute more badly behaved airline passengers under 49 U.S.C. § 46504… resources.
/6 Anyway, a spoiled drunk badly raised kid who didn't inflict serious injuries, is being prosecuted by the state for assault, and was publicly humiliated does not check any of those boxes. /end
— HatInProSe (@Popehat) August 3, 2021
- A… chainsaw?
Just a tiny sample of knives, martial arts tools and other threats our @TSA officers intercepted recently @flyneworleans pic.twitter.com/j11czt18ON
— TSA_Gulf (@TSA_Gulf) August 1, 2021
- Should United eliminate checked bag fees to gain an advantage? Not argued here, but checked bag fees disproportionately fall on leisure travelers who are most price sensitive. On the other hand, moving more money out of ancillary fees and into ticket price means more revenue subject to the federal government’s 7.5% excise tax on domestic airfare.
- What the numbers on your credit card mean (HT: Paul H)
- DFW airport terminal F is still on hold, now they plane to add gates to the A and C concourses
- A short history of the restaurant.
Delicious facts about restaurants 🍽🍝 pic.twitter.com/AKvDqQc1Wf
— UberFacts (@UberFacts) August 3, 2021
“Why More Badly Behaved Passengers Aren’t Prosecuted By The Feds”
Anyone who does not follow the law should be prosecuted. Period. I may like or not like certain laws, but I do not get to choose which ones to follow and which ones not to follow.
If I have problem with any laws, its my duty as a citizen to express the concern to our representatives and change the laws, NOT choose my own decision to follow or not to follow.
Anyone who does not follow or encourages others NOT to follow the law should be prosecuted to the full extend of the law be it ordinary citizens or visitors or the congresspersons or even the President.
The answer is that flight attendants are not police officers, despite the fact that the majority of them think they are. The feds and the states have never prosecuted these matters in the past because the vast overwhelming majority of them are not crimes. On top of that, the airlines and their staff start or exacerbate a large amount of these in incidents in the way they treat their paying customers. In the end it boils down to this….just because the press in this country have become a bunch of greed driven unethical vultures that will print/say anything to get a rise out of people to make more money (Looking at you here Gary)…..does not mean that the exaggerated fairy tales they write or some snowflake millennial films with their iphone is evidence of a crime.
Yes, but laws were made to be broken.
Most laws are broken because they are “selectively” enforced, and so, enforcement
is not uniform. Most people have figured that out.
What we need is like what they had in the 15, 16, and 17 centuries: deterence laws,
i.e. make public examples out of folks who purposely or deliberately break or violate laws.
Place them in stocks, and a few public whippings, ought to do the trick in order to rearrange
law violators minds a bit and force compliance.
Draconian, but effective, and on the good side: you only have to do this once!
Did i hear Stocks? Public Whippings! Get the leather chaps out! chains? waxing people up? Nothing like good old S&M. This is going to be a hot party .