Re: IETF 100, Singapore -- proposed path forward and request for input

Michael StJohns <mstjohns@comcast.net> Thu, 26 May 2016 18:16 UTC

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Subject: Re: IETF 100, Singapore -- proposed path forward and request for input
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On 5/26/2016 3:29 AM, Sandoche Balakrichenan wrote:
> On 25/05/16 22:44, Melinda Shore wrote:
>> On 5/25/16 12:36 PM, Ted Lemon wrote:
>>> It's probably easier to enumerate who's excluded than who's included:
>> No, it's still not really working.
>>
>> Would we, for example, be willing to meet in a place that
>> criminalizes Muslims or Jews or Hindus?  I sincerely hope not,
>> and I don't think that we would.
>>
> http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Former-President-APJ-Abdul-Kalam-frisked-twice-in-US/articleshow/10714158.cms
>
> If this is the case for the president, jsut imagine for the common
> people attending the IETF.
>
I was standing in line at Dulles Airport  TSA PreCheck about a 18 months 
ago when I noticed some discussion happening between the TSA guy and a 
United concierge who was escorting a VIP. Apparently, TSA *really* does 
random full checks and TSA *really* makes everyone go through them.  In 
this case, I caught our former Secretary of State Madeline Albright 
looking nonplussed and then just smiling and moving over to the "full 
monty" line.

To be honest, I prefer that occasionally even the most privileged of us 
have to occasionally deal with what the rest of us have to deal with - I 
consider it a strength and a reminder to those in power that there are 
somethings to which we are all required to submit.