payday loans
Payday loans
Payday loans online
Payday loans
payday loans
payday loans
Payday loans
payday loans
payday loans
payday loans
Payday loans
Payday loans
Payday loans
Payday loans
Payday loans
Payday loans
Payday loans
Payday loans
payday loans
payday loans
payday loans
payday loans
payday loans online
payday loans
payday loans
payday loans
payday loans
Short term installment loan bad credit lenders
Fast loan lenders
Safe online payday loan
Loans without checking account and bad credit
Installment loans no credit
Oneinstallmentloansinc
How to get an installment loan with bad credit
Bad credit installment loans no credit check
Same day credit approval
Installment loans 1 hour direct lenders
Installment/payday loans
Guaranteed approved bad credit loans
90 day payday installment loans bad credit
On line installment loans
500 payday loan you pick the payday no fax
Guaranteed approved bad credit loan
Guarenteed installment loan for no credit
Overseas online payday loans
One hour loan approval
Guar approval bad credit loan
Easy online no credit check installment loans
A 24 hours personal loans for alabama
Unsecured installment loans people bad credit
Quick loans online with bad credit
Direct lender payday loans guaranteed approval
Guaranteed online loan approval for bad credit
Easiest direct lender
No credit check installment loan companies
Secure loans under one hour
Bad credit loans
Cash installment
Clickpaydayadvance.com
Oneinstallmentloan
Fast cash now bad credit
First time loans no credit no obligation
Guaranteed approv bad credit loan direct lender
Online money loans bad credit
Installment loans not so good credit
Installment payday loans direct lender
Installment no credit check loans
Short term installment loans from direct lenders
Loans with bad credit check
Installment loans email contact no phone
Safe short term installment loans for georgia
Quick and easy loans for people with bad credit
Installment loan places
Personal loans guaranteed approval bad credit
90 day loans bad credit
Installment losns bad credit
Loans installment payments
Bad credit imstallment loans
Personal sure loan lenders
Personal short term loans
Installment loans
Easy to get check loans
One installment loans
Instant installment loan with bad credit
90 day cash loans bad credit
Mobile loans with installments
Instalment loans bad credit
Unsecured personal loans bad credit no credit check
Bad credit emergency installment loan lenders
Quick and easy cash loan with installment payments
A for sure loan with a direct lender
Personal installment loans poor credit
Easy installment loan lender
Financial loans no credit check
Fast loans for bad credit for 100 days
Payday loan paid back in installments
Payday advance, no credit check
100 day payday loans online
Government personal loans bad credit
Guranteed loans with bad credit
Payday Advances
Good approval loans numbers
Short term loan no credit check online
Need a finance loan with no credit check
Guaranteed acceptance loans bad credit
100% guarenteed loans for bad credit
Payday advance
Loans guaranteed approval for 500
Cheap loans for bad credit
Unsecured loans for poor credit
Xpress loans
On-line installment loans with no credit check
Long term low interest loans
Installment loans in san diego
Bad credit lians
Mobile installment loan lenders
Personal loans poor credit
Payday installment loans direct lender
5k loans
Cash loans 2000
Installment loans in an hour
Installment loans.
Fast loans for bad credit
Pay day advance
Installment loan
Onlinepayday advances
100 pay day loans
Installment loans in tennessee
Loans for bad credit guaranteed approval
Installment loan bad credit lenders
Online fast personal loans checking account needed to qualify
Need a loan for bad credit
Cash loans up to 2000
Fast 1 hour loans bad credit
Online installment loans for bad credit with no fee
Installment loan poor credit
Personal loan companies in atlanta ga bad credit
Installment loans cash in minutes
Who are the installment loan lenders without a broker
Direct online loans for people with bad credit
Quick and easy direct payday lenders
Immediate loans with bad credit
Installment loans with no checking account required
Payday installment loan company
Lenders money in your account today
Guaranteed no credit check cash installments
Guaranteed installment loans bad credit
700 dollar installment loan fast n easy
Online installment loans from direct lenders
Advance pay day loan
Online installment lenders all credit types
6 month installment loans
$300 instant payday loans
Fast secure installment loans online for bad credit
Installment loans from direct lender
Cash installment loans only
Loans with installments for bad credit
Installment loans for no credit
Personal loan lenders for people with bad credit
Bad credit no bank account personal loans
Installment loan
Actual guaranteed approval small bad credit loan lenders
1000 online installment loans instant approval
Online installment lenders, payday loan lenders
Installment loans colorado springs
Government personal loans for bad credit
Need cash now pay back in 90 days
Installment loans for bad credit in michigan
Direct payday loan lenders co applicants
Easy to get installment loan lenders
Installment loans bbb accredited
Bad credit installment loans in texas
Legit bad credit installment loans
100day payday loans
Payday advance loan
90 day payday loans phone
2000 cash loan today
Unsecured installment loans for people with bad credit
Loans for people with bad credit
Apply for a installment loan
Personal loans chicago
Installmentloans
I need a $800 installment loan
Call for cash
Online cash lender
Guaranteed same day loans for people on benefits
Payday loan instant
Need personal loan now
Quick 200 paydayloans
St joseph mo payday
Dandy cash loan customer service
Online payday loan lenders no credit check
Loans with bad credit no checking account
Cash advance loans in lithonia ga
Tax refund advance loans online
Paydaytoday
Paydayloan lender
Bad credit loans wichita ks
Good credit loans
How to get 500 dollars fast
Cash loans in philadelphia
Installment loans with low monthly payments
Pay day loan no credit check
No credit check same day loans from lenders
Get a money loan
Payday in milwaukee
Pay day loans in greeley co
Phones for bad credit people
Cashadvanceloan
Get money now loan
Guaranteed cash loan approval on saturday
Fast cash with in 1 hour
Get a personal loan with bad credit today
Money muchel pay day advanced
Pre qualify loans online
Get a loan today bad credit approved
Poor credit loans fast
Direct lender payday advance no teletrack
What payday loans dont use teletrack
Personal home loans bad credit
Www online payday loans
Total cash advances
Instant loans with a w2 form
Easy money payday loans
Personal gemach loans
Online instant loan approval
Bad credit loans des moines

The New Fear of Flying

airport-body-scannersI used to be afraid of flying. You couldn’t tell by looking at me, but those first 20 minutes after takeoff turned my insides into one big knot. Like in the movie “Say Anything,” I knew that when the “no smoking” light went out, the danger had passed. By the time federal regulations (thankfully) banned smoking on airplanes, I had managed to vanquish my fears. I fly so often, now, I haven’t even given it a second thought.

Until recently.

The idea of going through one of those naked body scanners at the airport has instilled in me a whole new fear of flying. When I flew to New Jersey a few weekends ago, the new protocols hadn’t yet been put in place, so I flew without apprehension. But when I was getting ready to fly back to Paris the night before last, every muscle in my body tensed up at the thought of what I’d face between checking my luggage and getting to my gate.

The night before my flight, I had an unfortunate “incident” that required a trip to the emergency room for a few stitches in my knee. And while I was sitting in my little ER room waiting for the stitches, I received a text message from American Airlines saying that my direct flight from Miami to Paris the next evening had been cancelled. I had to rebook on a flight that took me through Heathrow, my least favorite airport in the world … no, the galaxy. So, I figured that with the way my luck was falling, I’d surely be singled out for that added security screening, and that my luggage would surely get lost somewhere between Miami and Paris.

Fortunately, the winds started blowing back in my favor, and I sailed through security without any invasive screenings or random bag checks. And, I’m delighted/surprised to report, my suitcase was one of the first on the conveyer belt.

As I said, I fly fairly frequently, and I have very mixed emotions about this new screening procedure. On the one hand, I’d like to know that the guy sitting next to me isn’t a panty bomber. But, really, will something in his “package” be detected by either of these new screenings. Will “Nude Vision” be able to see a bunch of chemicals and a wick? Will a pat down of his crotch? “Uh, excuse me sir? Is that a bomb in your crotch, or are you just happy to see me?”

As does just about every woman with a pulse, I have body image issues. The idea of someone who I’ve never met before being able to see my naked body on their television monitor makes me want to starve myself for a month before I fly. And, seriously, if a perfect stranger came up to me on the street and grabbed my boobs or my crotch, I’d hit them with my 20-pound purse first and have them arrested. That it’s a woman in a TSA uniform only makes it seem like one of those bad women in prison movies. What’s next? Invasive body cavity searches? “Bend over and cough, please.”

Most of all, the fact that we have to have this discussion at all makes it feel like the terrorists have won. I can picture Osama bin Forgotten sitting in his cave in Afghanistan, having one hell of a belly laugh over this. “First we took away the infidels’ right to carry liquids onto the airplane. Then we forced them to walk barefoot through airport security. What can we aim for next, team?”

What do you think of these new procedures? Are they warranted? Overkill? A violation of our right to privacy? Please, I want to know.

linda-donahue-signature







Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter! And sign up for our weekly e-newsletter (see the sidebar) so you can get the latest news from Paris.

Spread the love...Share on FacebookPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrEmail this to someonePrint this page

3 Responses to “The New Fear of Flying”

  1. Linda says:

    When I flew to Paris in September I found out the local airport now has those scanners. I had the option of going through them or having the pat-down. I would have gone through the machine but had a problem with my arm and knew I wouldn’t be able to hold it up high enough to “assume the position” so I went with the pat-down. Had my arm been ok I would have just going through the machine. I figure – it’s one or the other and really there’s nothing we can do about it. It is what it is. I think I read somewhere that the security person viewing the results of the scan doesn’t see the passenger in question, only on the screen. I don’t know if that’s true or only in certain airports.

  2. Linda Donahue says:

    Did you find the pat-down an overly intrusive experience?

  3. Randi says:

    You know, I went thru one of those “Pat Downs” in New Mexico and I felt like it was terribly invasive… you want to feel my crotch… let me kick you… So leaving Paris, France, again was subjected (why me?) to a body search (no jewelry, no medals) and I went ballistic.. they were about to take me away when my husband said just let them do it and we can board our flight… so I did and haven’t had an issue since… The machine for me isn’t an issue since I realize how it works…. they really “don’t see you” in the real sense of the word and hey, better than a pat down…

Post Your Review