Critical thinking skills missing


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STW
June 16, 2004, 05:25 PM
My wife visited the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar today and had to go through security to enter including metal detectors and a hand search of her purse. They confiscated her swiss army knife with the 1.5-inch blade.
Once in the fair she had a wide selection of knives, sissors, and assorted other sharp objects which she could easily purchase.

While I'm sure the danger of mid-forty year old women wielding pen knives can be well documented, I suspect this is more an exercise in feeling good and blame shifting then a serious effort to protect the masses. The scarey thing is how easily we accept this and don't question why anyone could actually be paid to make such mindless decisions. (Maybe this is how many public school administrators spend their summers.)

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Treylis
June 16, 2004, 05:43 PM
Did you attempt to point out how she could purchase edged weapons once inside anyways?

Standing Wolf
June 17, 2004, 12:20 AM
Once in the fair she had a wide selection of knives, sissors, and assorted other sharp objects which she could easily purchase.

The so-called "security" people were trying to drum up business for the blade vendors.

0007
June 17, 2004, 12:14 PM
Did she get it back when she left?

Michigander
June 17, 2004, 07:23 PM
Don't go in.

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