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*groan* Airport security. When I was a smoker I knew I was going to lose my lighter at security after 9/11. Sounds picky? Not when I was a heavy smoker and I had a layover and could go outside and smoke but didn't have a lighter because they took it from me, LOL! (Quit 18 months ago....part of the reason I'm back at Spark!). The other thing I see is that people I know distrust anyone from the mideast right away, no discernment at all about who they are or anything.
Having grown up in London, in the UK in the seventies the threat of IRA bombs were constantly there. We even had a bomb explode on a train and one of the doors landed at the bottom of our street.
Bill Clintons input of the good Friday agreement meant that we suddenly had peace and it was safer to go any where in the UK but this was in 1998.
That complacency was blown out of the water with 9:11. We now had a new terrorist that didn't hate the western society enough to plant bombs. These people hated our way of life so much they were even willing to take themselves out to kill others. It has meant a security hell when we fly and it has also given us a complete lack of trust for our fellow human being in many cases.
9:11 did not mark a change of society so much in the UK as much as it marked an end to the complacency generated by the peace that was generated by the Good Friday agreement.
The change here was marked much more by 7/7 which has also caused lots of islamophobia and hatred.
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I will NEVER EVER feel safe in my world again.HOWEVER they will NEVER stop me from traveling,if I do then they have WON, that is the power I can GIVE myself. My mother does not want me to go any where. She is 84 & worried about me, I tell her after I return from a trip. Judy
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I feel a lot safer where I live,I feel this Country is much more prepared.
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I know I feel that way. I think about traveling more than I use to...wondering if I really want to go, would I rather do something I can drive to, knowing I'd like to go overseas but feeling unsafe to do so. But, I live near Chicago and I feel the same way about going into the city as just this weekend there were 74 shootings and 12 deaths. I don't really feel safe anywhere these days.
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I can't take my water bottle through airport security. So I take an empty bottle and fill it up from a water fountain.
I hear a lot of ignorant statements at the airport, like, "The terrorists have won". It's a small price to pay for safety, and yes, I believe there is still a big threat lurking out there.
In your "opinion", do you think the world or more specifically; YOUR world, is somehow different since 9/11?
For me, I generally feel like folks are more nervous about leaving the house or their environment like a long trip to another region, state or country. I get less of a sense of worldliness than I use to feel in the 70's, 80's and 90's.
Is this an event that will continually affect us for the remainder of our lives? My children were too young to remember the actual event so to them nothing has changed because they've only really known a post 9/11 world.
We all know 9/11 was a major historical national tragedy and the blame is so widespread it's not even necessary to go over that aspect. But what's different now than before in your opinion?
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