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Gestapo eliminates Amtrak as travel option
Feb 19th, 2008 by Ken Hagler

Amtrak to Step Up Secu­ri­ty Mea­sures. Amtrak will start ran­dom­ly screen­ing pas­sen­gers’ carry-on bags this week in a new secu­ri­ty push that includes offi­cers with auto­mat­ic weapons and bomb-sniffing dogs patrolling plat­forms and trains.

The ini­tia­tive, to be announced by the rail­road on Tues­day, is a sig­nif­i­cant shift for Amtrak. Unlike the air­li­nes, it has had rel­a­tive­ly lit­tle vis­i­ble increase in secu­ri­ty since the 2001 ter­ror­ist attacks, a dis­tinc­tion that has enabled it to attract pas­sen­gers eager to avoid air­port has­sles. [Breitbart.com]

Since air­port “secu­ri­ty” keeps me from fly­ing, I’ve tak­en Amtrak when I need­ed to trav­el a long dis­tance. Now that will no longer be an option either.

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