Muskrat Portage wrote:Just in after the British foil a plot involving commercial airlines. No liquid is being sold at the Duty Free shops in Vancouver. So much for anyone buying a bottle of whisky to take home after vacation. I wonder what the impact will be for collectors hoping to bring home a bottle.
Nick Brown wrote:
FWIW, I don't think safety should be number 1 - I think quality of life is more important than life per se - otherwise we'd never leave the house! I cannot see how banning airport sales of whisky (and books, for heaven's sake) will improve our safety anyway.
M.R.J. wrote:If duty-free is now, thanks to our fundamentalist islamic 'friends'
...while merrily enjoying the free lifestyle provided to them by Western civil nations, soon we will no longer be allowed to purchase any duty-free, or carry luggage at all - or even travel.
Nick Brown wrote:According to the BBC website, these restrictions will probably be made permanent.
MrTattieHeid wrote:I always carry my toiletries and a change or two of clothing in my carry-on, so as not to get stuck wearing the same shorts for five days running, searching fruitlessly for a pair in some place like Callander. The underwear and socks are clean, so they can't be classified as toxic agents. But I guess I won't be able to carry shampoo and such any more.
Frodo wrote:Agree 100% with your post Parvus! Cheers for putting some things into perspective...
Muskrat Portage wrote:I suspect that as the airports benefit from the sales of duty free stores, and the governments still get their share of taxes from said sales, that a method of delivering the purchases to the aircraft will be arranged.
Muskrat Portage wrote:I personally applaud the efforts of the authorities to do whatever makes travel safe, as you cannot surrender to fear.
Yep, that's exactly what I mean, Her Majesty gets her cut from the "cut".Mr Tattieheid wrote:Well, no...you don't pay taxes in the duty free. That's kind of the whole point. Or are there some taxes still paid? Excise, I suppose.
...try impose on us and dictate on what our foreign policy and ways should be - if not, there will be terrorism [war]. The audacity.
parvus wrote:As discussed in our private messages MRJ, you have caused no offense nor upset anyone here, i'm sure.
I was meerly saying that I think it does the vast majority of peacful muslims a great disservice every time the word terrorist is mentioned, the fact that they are of a particular faith is somehow important. Yes, it would appear that these people are being corrupted via their religion, but that is not something that people who are 'fighting' terrorism can do anything about.
One cannot point the finger of blame soley at extremist muslims and their warping of the Koran for the current situation we face, the finger has to land a great deal with the way the US and her allies have treated a lot of the countries these extremists come from, or recieve training from....try impose on us and dictate on what our foreign policy and ways should be - if not, there will be terrorism [war]. The audacity.
Is this not what the united states are currently doing, world wide?
I suggest discussions with the russians, they may have silent subs for sale...If memory serves me correct, they were constantly testing the buggers in Swedish waters and none were ever caught!