Am I a racist....

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    I don't think there is an easy answer. On one hand additional vigilance might protect people. On the other people are wrongly persecuted throughout their lives based on their appearance. And it's also natural for people to judge, and not always out of malice. I guess as long as people do bad things and they have identifying attributes, people will react to those attributes in a negative way.
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    So you should be treated like a mafia member then, right? After all, profiling is only common sense, and you are Italian...
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    Since when is India a Middle Eastern country? I could understand a Muslim from India, but not a Sikh.

    The comment the guy on twitter made and any defense of his comment is sheer ignorance.
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    Funny, but oh so true. The chances of being suffocated on a 5 hour cross country flight by sitting next to a morbidly obese American (of any race) is much higher than ever even being merely inconvenienced by a terrorist.
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    On a recent flight, I had a guy so big in the middle seat. Couldnt put the armrest down...I was pressed against the window so tight that I thought my chances of survival were higher with the terrorist :confused:
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    Using the word "raghead" doesn't make you a patriot.
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    It must be confusing for some when this guy gets on the airplane.

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    I fly a lot for work, but fortunately only once have I had a guy next to me so big he couldn't fit between the arm rests. After that flight I swore I would never give in to letting them put the arm rests up again. Delta was going to have to find another solution. If it meant me being kicked off the plane, so be it.
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    When I fly to Florida I always take Alaska Air (only direct to Orlando out of Seattle), and I always try to get seated in Row 6. Row 6 is the first row of coach, and because of this the trays are stored in between the seats. The armrests don't fold up. Twice now I've had obese people in the seat next to me who were upset they couldn't raise the armrest. One woman complained about it to me for a good 10 minutes. It simply didn't occur to her that her basic complaint was that she couldn't take over a portion of my seat.
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    Wait! So you're saying that you don't think they are owed a portion of something that you worked and paid for? ;)
    #closet #conservative
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    Some of the rows around the emergency exit have the fixed arm rests as well. Only downside is they don't recline either. I always book aisle so at least I can lean out instead of getting squished against the bulkhead. I made diamond level frequent flyer too from traveling way too much, so I was upgraded quite often.

    I got some noise cancelling headphones to drown out unwanted conversations and clue in the people next to you that you don't want to talk to them. Had a flight once where two women behind me yapped away for 4 straight hours. I think one was Mormon and she had something like 8 kids. She took us all through the gory details of the births of every one of them. Was at the Bose store within 24 house of getting off that plane.
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    His problems would likely follow him.
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    I had the same problem recently except it was a woman, I was squashed like a bug and yeah couldn't put the armrest down.. I couldn't believe all the food she brought on the airplane.
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    Was flying from Dulles to Atlanta yesterday when a turbaned prospective passenger had a coronary at the gate.

    Heard a couple of people say they thought it was a rouse and that they were terrorists, all the way until the guy and his 10 family members left with the EMT's
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    Last time I flew SW from Seattle to Tampa wife and I took the last row on the left (facing back). She took the window, I the isle and I sat my hat on top of the middle seat. Had the only empty seat on the way home. When the stewardess saw what I had gotten away with she laughed her butt off.:cool:
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    Which was brilliant compared to our foreign policy from 2009-present.
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