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Ranting flight attendant restrained by passengers
Chicago Tribune/AP ^ | March 9, 2012 | Gregory Karp and Ashley Rueff

Posted on 03/09/2012 6:23:40 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

CHICAGO — An American Airlines flight attendant disrupted a flight Friday morning as it was about to take off from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, saying over the aircraft intercom system that the plane was going to crash, alluding to the Sept. 11 attacks and ranting about the airline's bankruptcy reorganization, passengers said.

Passengers restrained the flight attendant until airport police arrived.

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1 posted on 03/09/2012 6:23:43 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Too many morons are starting to confuse reality with the crap they watch on the boob tube.


2 posted on 03/09/2012 6:26:20 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for Americans to WEAN the government off of OUR money!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You know what? Im going to be charitable here and hope this woman gets sent to a nice quiet hospital,,is just removed from flight status, and not charged with some silly TSA crime.
I listened to the videos, and im convinced she went off her nut somehow. That raving wasn’t a rational thing. She sounded utterly feral.
It looks like the other attendants, crew and passngers handled it well.


3 posted on 03/09/2012 6:32:42 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She’s bipolar and she didn’t take her meds. That is totally stupid. I thank God they were still on the ground.


4 posted on 03/09/2012 6:35:20 PM PST by mardi59 (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“A JetBlue Airways flight attendant, Steven Slater, made a flamboyant exit...”

Haw, haw. How else do you describe a gay flight attendant having a drunken hissy fit?


5 posted on 03/09/2012 6:35:36 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Could be a brain tumor or some neurological problem.


6 posted on 03/09/2012 6:38:27 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (NEWT in 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; a fool in paradise

AVIATION EMERGENCY SYSTEM UPDATE: When flying, watch out for sober Muzzies and drunken poofters!


7 posted on 03/09/2012 6:38:33 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: mardi59

Ain’t that the truth! What if this person lost her mind while in the air and tried to open a door or something?


8 posted on 03/09/2012 6:38:50 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

I think they would have been alot rougher with her if they were in the air.

I know if I was on that flight and we were in the air I would have been scared to death.


9 posted on 03/09/2012 6:44:07 PM PST by mardi59 (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: rdl6989
What if this person lost her mind while in the air and tried to open a door or something?

I believe it would have ended similarly. Americans after 9/11 take security of the AC they are riding in their own hands.

The times I've flown since 9/11, I've flashed my military ID to the stew. Most times they just nodded, one once said: "that makes 8 of you guys on the plane."

TSA misses a lot of stuff. Passengers on planes with disturbances have a great record.

/johnny

10 posted on 03/09/2012 6:44:55 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: mardi59

Yes, it’s so reassuring to know that, thanks to the ADA, airlines have to hire mentally unstable persons who might be a fews pills away from acting like lunatics. Wonderful.


11 posted on 03/09/2012 6:54:54 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: DesertRhino
Nice sunny day, little extra sunlight, particularly red light, and bingo ~ time for a med change ~ or time to wake up if you're hibernating.

Red light penetrates right through our skulls into our brains and we adjust to that OR NOT.

Good story really ~ for folks out there who have never had an interaction with a bipolar person.

This goes on twice a year and usually extends over a couple of weeks until the dosage is balanced, although with the latest medications there's less of that.

I kind of wonder if the coronal mass discharge might have salted the red light a tad and screwed up this lady's internal clock a couple of weeks early.

12 posted on 03/09/2012 7:06:13 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Boogieman

We are already scared to fly, this just makes it worse. She better be glad someone didn’t knock her teeth out.


13 posted on 03/09/2012 7:07:00 PM PST by mardi59 (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: mardi59

Why would they even employ a bi-polar person as a flight attendant? A ticket agent, or a boarding attendant, maybe; but a flight attendant?


14 posted on 03/09/2012 7:07:28 PM PST by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Boogieman
Turner, of Turner Broadcasting, of CNN ~ etc. is bipolar.

It's much easier to deal with when you are really rich ~ not as easy when you're not.

The latest medications can make this condition virtually invisible in many people.

Pray to God that you never develop the problem.

15 posted on 03/09/2012 7:08:39 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Tucker39

I was thinking the same thing, and PC came to mind. We have to be LIBERAL MINDED and give them a chance dontchaknow. I say she should never have gotten the job.


16 posted on 03/09/2012 7:10:11 PM PST by mardi59 (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: Tucker39
The condition usually presents itself in the 20s, although there may "problems" earlier ~ usually thought of as depression.

There's a lot of new stuff coming down the pike on this one ~ seems that the genetic condition believed to be responsible may not be "it". Lots of folks with the genes don't ever have it. Some show up with it later in life. It's not a moral failing!

17 posted on 03/09/2012 7:11:44 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Tucker39
Why would they even employ a bi-polar person as a flight attendant?

Bi-polar simply means she works both the northern and southern hemispheres...either that or she goes both ways.

18 posted on 03/09/2012 7:15:08 PM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who knew Andrea Mitchell was a flight attendant. Someone must have mentioned the HBO Palin hit piece to her.


19 posted on 03/09/2012 7:22:40 PM PST by crosshairs
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Whackos gotz rights! Being diagnosed as crazy is no longer a reason to refuse to hire a person. Even though the crazy are dangerous, as the injuries in this situation prove, “Agenda Uber Alles” trumps reason when an AgencyPerson makes the rules.

Thanks to Big Government, employers must hire the retarded and the crazy. Among other protected & priviliged classes like the perverted.

Bah! Humbuggery!


20 posted on 03/09/2012 7:42:28 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: muawiyah

“The latest medications can make this condition virtually invisible in many people.”

Yes, but the key there is you have to keep taking the medications. Most people probably do, but there are plenty of people with mood disorders that go “off their meds” from time to time.

The government shouldn’t be forcing us to take such risks by employing these folks in high-risk or critical jobs. The government loves trying to take away these folks’ 2nd Amendment rights, but they insist that we must tolerate them as police, prison guards, flight attendants, and who knows what other positions where they can put other people in unnecessary jeopardy.


21 posted on 03/09/2012 8:03:10 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe she heard it’s Panic Day on FR’s OFST.


22 posted on 03/09/2012 8:03:25 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: rdl6989

Those doors can’t be opened in flight and only some pilots have guns...but they all have a hatchet in the cockpit... just saying the flight attendants can do little damage relatively speaking. This one had a break down of some kind and will likely be medically “retired”...


23 posted on 03/09/2012 8:04:53 PM PST by Froggie
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To: mardi59

Yeah, the passengers showed great restraint. Probably because she was on the flight crew, and who knows what kind of trouble you would get in for laying a hand on them these days, even if they are flipping out.


24 posted on 03/09/2012 8:04:58 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

I suggest that you look the term up in your Funk & Wagnalls. ;o)


25 posted on 03/09/2012 8:21:16 PM PST by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: muawiyah

It’s away over MY head, but I’ve seen news reports of these people “going off” unexpectedly, and engaging on wild behavior ranging from screaming fits to murder.


26 posted on 03/09/2012 8:24:39 PM PST by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

we know one thing for sure:

SHE MUST BE A DEMOCRAT.


27 posted on 03/09/2012 8:34:46 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will not go to Kansas to campaign against MITT.)
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To: mardi59

If they knew — there might not even BE a medical exam involved, or it only involves such things as visual acuity and physical strength. They’d never know about her mind if she didn’t tell them.


28 posted on 03/09/2012 10:58:56 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
More info and a link to a video taken by a passenger on the plane. You can hear her shrieking.

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/03/09/super-flight-attendant-tells-passengers-their-plane-will-crash/

29 posted on 03/09/2012 11:37:13 PM PST by TChad
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To: Boogieman
Yes, it’s so reassuring to know that, thanks to the ADA, airlines have to hire mentally unstable persons who might be a fews pills away from acting like lunatics. Wonderful.

Yes, they're recruiting only the top supermarket baggers now.

30 posted on 03/09/2012 11:45:20 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Free ThinkerNY
They should make her a Flight Attendant on Air Force One.
31 posted on 03/09/2012 11:51:46 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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