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I AM{skullface}
14th Jan 2004, 03:40 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- An American Airlines pilot was arrested at Sao Paulo International Airport Wednesday after making an obscene gesture while being photographed by Brazilian immigration officers, police said.

rest of the story is here --------> http://www.boston.com/news/world/latinamerica/articles/2004/01/14/us_pilot_detained_in_brazil_in_fingerprinting_spat/

Balton
14th Jan 2004, 03:57 PM
lol, no more quick brazilian punani for americans :biggrin2:

TaoPaiPai
14th Jan 2004, 04:06 PM
LOL,He is too old too pilot anyway.

Raden
14th Jan 2004, 04:12 PM
Am I reading this right?

"The pilot, identified as Dale Robin Hirsch, raised his middle finger at police to protest new Brazilian security measures that require U.S. citizens to be fingerprinted and photographed upon entering the South American country.

Citizens have been subject to long lines at Brazilian airports since the new security measures began, implemented on Jan. 1 in retaliation for a similar U.S. program that requires those foreign visitors who need visas to have their fingerprints and pictures taken on arrival in the United States."

So in other words:

"WAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH! I DON'T WANT TO GO THROUGH WHAT WE MAKE EVERYONE ELSE DO!!! *temper tantrum*"

novak
14th Jan 2004, 04:18 PM
"WAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH! I DON'T WANT TO GO THROUGH WHAT WE MAKE EVERYONE ELSE DO!!! *temper tantrum*"

Not everyone. Travellers from 28 countries are exempt from being photographed and their fingerprints taken.

Raden
14th Jan 2004, 05:00 PM
It's still not right for the US to do that to who it wants to then complain when it happens to them. This guy is one big, old baby who needs to grow up.

Zarkazm
14th Jan 2004, 06:50 PM
Not everyone. Travellers from 28 countries are exempt from being photographed and their fingerprints taken.
Why, that's a perfectly valid point. And in all fairness, travellers from far more than 28 countries are exempt from being photographed and having their fingerprints taken in Brazil.

Ferd
14th Jan 2004, 10:27 PM
http://www.clarin.com/diario/hoy/fotos/t017dh01.jpg

tool
15th Jan 2004, 12:00 AM
It's still not right for the US to do that to who it wants to then complain when it happens to them. This guy is one big, old baby who needs to grow up.

Yeah but it isnt the pilots fault that the U.S. has such a screwy security system at its airports. The pilot has every right to be angry. And besides don't you think Brazil doing the samething just to get back at the U.S. makes Brazil any better?

A_Rimmerlister
15th Jan 2004, 02:00 AM
Welcome to the world of (international) politics ... where each and every country often does things because the others are doing the same thing to them.

I'd even say the only reason you don't see other countries doing like Brasil is that they're too dependent on the Yankee dollar to even think about it.
In fact big airlines will comply with the (ridiculous) demands the USA is making because they're too afraid they'd loose their precious landingrights if they didn't ...

SlayerDragon
15th Jan 2004, 02:11 AM
:lol:

novak
15th Jan 2004, 03:04 AM
Why, that's a perfectly valid point. And in all fairness, travellers from far more than 28 countries are exempt from being photographed and having their fingerprints taken in Brazil.

:p

I was referring to the situation in the US. I guess I could have tried to be a little clearer. As far as I know, travellers from the US are the only ones whose fingerprints are taken and photographed in Brazil. :lol:

DigitalPixie
15th Jan 2004, 03:12 AM
:lol: if I already knew what the top of his hand looks like there would be no doubt for me. if that's real, it's a priceless shot. :)