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Finally got a reply from +American Airlines - they ignored what I wrote & felt they didn't profile.  Need help writing an open letter.
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Complaint submitted to +American Airlines - hoping to get a good response!

Me, my wife and two parents were at baggage check-in.  We were asked normal questions and then asked if any friends and family gave us any gifts or packages because they may be explosives or bombs.  I replied "No" finding it a rather specific yet a ridiculous general question.  After this we were again asked, "Are you sure because sometimes people are given items which are actually bombs?"  This was absurd but again I thought it was something everyone was asked.  So I again responded "No".

My wife was fuming as she immediately saw this was unfair.  Me and my parents are American and brown.  My wife is white and observes hijab so she was really upset.  I felt that perhaps she was blowing it out of proportion.  So I asked other travelers, primarily not brown or Muslim seeming, right then and there, if they received the same line of questioning.  To my dismay, they didn't.  At this point I realized me and my family had just been unjustly profiled and religiously discriminated against.

If that question needs to be asked, it needs to be asked of everyone however this was clearly not the case and furthermore it was repeatedly asked.  Luggage is checked regardless of and airport security will perform it's due diligence as they should.  I work with personnel as required but this was unacceptable.

I hope the individual JOHN DOE and others are made aware and disciplined that that is unacceptable.

Awaiting your response,

Thank you!
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I've been - they finally responded to me!  But only to say they're still reviewing my message.
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I tried giving Game of Thrones a shot, I really did.  But instead of owning, they all seem to just elongate the series ... and then the writing.  Sorry, when old Ygirl croaked and said JSnow didn't know anything, he didn't recall his line of, "I do know some things. I know I love you. I know you love me." But naw ol' girl died by some short stack.  Don't ya'll know about repetition and stuff?!  Then ol' boy gets killed by the mountain.  You're supposed to cut the tendons man and then negotiate!  Ugh!
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T-Mobile is killing it with their service and speed at a great price!  Highly recommended ... unless you have Verizon - everyone complains about the price, never the service ... ever.
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Things that make sense once you hit your 30's:

Turn that down, I can't hear myself think!
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UNIX / Linux Sys Admin Job opening @ Conversant, Inc.!: http://bit.ly/ZMA5zJ
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Linux 4.0 is out!  I'm kind of wondering how well Fedora handles a kernel rip and replace ... I know it won't handle it as well as Slackware ;-)
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Strongly suggest people switch to Credit Unions.  Yes you have to be a member - but you will be surprised what those are and how easily you can qualify.  Some require you to live or work in a certain area others want you to give a very reasonably small amount to a charity of their choice.  Which you'll easily end up making up by not having ATM fees.

Which brings me to having access to 80000 surcharge free ATM's in the US alone - not to mention Internationally as well - also surcharge free.  You kind of have to go out of your way to not be close to one.

If I could go back to the younger Zahid oh the things I would tell him.
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Leaving facebook my social network reach has plummeted but if anyone knows where I can get a scissor lift jack locally for a good deal let me know.
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Wow - Molly White.  She doesn't get the entire separation of church and state thing.  I've pledged my allegiance to the USA since birth and I oppose terrorism which harms those who are innocent.

However because I'm Muslim she would put up the Israeli flag and force me to say something.  There's also the entire freedom of speech thing.

I'm not against Jews or Israelis but I am against the injustice the innocents in the Gaza strip face.  There is also such a thing as Government / State funded terrorism.

She needs to get a clue.

I have never seen such a disregard of what the US stands for.  No one goes to their local Govt. official for a fun day, they need help - help them.  Her views are her personal choice but when at work, she serves the USA, not her personal desires.
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Just got the AeroPress - I believe I have a new coffee system.  Cheap rocket / bullet blender for $20 (has a grinding blade) and AeroPress for about $30.  For around $50 total, I have a solution which puts fancy coffee / espresso machines to shame. # Wifey approved (former Caribou barista).
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got one recently as well and have been using it 2-3x a week :)  screw starbux
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NOC positions available at Conversant - It's pretty awesome here.  Contact me if you want in!
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Okay, well, I was told it was the NOC but it's just a UNIX/Linux sys admin role in Chicago that will be working closely with your team.
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Horrible place. I've been here twice. First time not so bad, but it also wasn't as busy. Second time, I wanted to go in for the complete car care package. It's the $50 deal. It's busy. The car wash attendant is urging me to move forward and I'm hanging back. I know what happens when you pack a car wash too closely together. Accidents. Still, he persisted and I didn't want to come off as the jerk to the people behind me, so I went forward. Big mistake. The car in front of me hits a car in front of them, I hit that car. I'm not sure but someone may have hit my car too. Either way I ended up with a lot of scratches on my rear bumper, luckily my front was pretty well off. Now, let's fast forward to me talking to the manager about this. I have never met anyone so rude who is running a business. He asks me what happened, I tell him and he calls me a liar. Then as he is becoming irate, he tells me he doesn't care and that I can call the police and try to get the insurance money. Here is where it gets interesting. I opt-in for the police since this guy isn't budging and I'm voicing myself.. He then tells me that if I want to talk to him like a man, he'll work with me or else I can go call the police. So I'm thinking, okay, let me try to work this out. I explain to him what happens and again he calls me a liar and is questioning my credibility. He's throwing out curse words left and right, outright calling me a liar and obviously is afraid of the police showing up. He then accuses me of aiming to get a freebie. I've spent 4x that much money on just prettying up my car several times. So obviously this really ticks me off. In the midst of this he again offers up discussion (it's failed twice), cash return, or police. Seeing as how I'm fasting (yes I'm Muslim - don't panic) for 16 hour days I really don't want to get so aggravated that I curse or anger myself or him and others too much. So I tell him, give me my money. I get my money back but not without him shouting out a lot more profanities with regards to me. I honestly wanted to give the workers some money for what they had done but first ... they need better training both in running a car wash and the manager needs respect training. You don't pack the wash, accidents will happen and you don't mouth off to customers when you're wrong. I came home and told my neighbors about what just happened. My neighbors wife immediately knew who I was talking about. I will never recommend anyone go there nor will I go there ever again. The manager also didn't want me there as he told me with a lot of profanity.
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