Tag: Airplane

Muslims kicked off plane

I was going to title this post “Snakes on a Plane,” but no one saw that movie so I decided against that. You know this story. Two families are getting on a plane and discussing where the safest place to sit might be. They are overheard and reported to authorities. They are Muslim. They are summarily taken off the plane and interviewed by the FBI The FBI deems them safe, but AirTran will not let them back on the airplane. As a matter of fact, AirTran refuses to let them take any plane, anywhere. So, we have the rights of an airline pitted against the

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Three States Of Being

Last Thursday I took a plane trip from Houston, where I currently live, to Cincinnati. I lived in Cincinnati for 18 years. When I woke up Thursday, I was with my wife at home. I was in my most familiar surroundings. I could come and go as I pleased. Later, on the airplane, I was with strangers. I literally had no idea where I was at any given moment. When I looked out the window, what I saw for the most part was clouds. I was trapped on the plane until it landed. In Cincinnati, I was not at home but

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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