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'Mouthy' traveler gets luggage blown up
World Net Daily ^ | February 19, 2005

Posted on 02/19/2005 4:42:49 AM PST by spectrout

Get "snippy" with an airlines' ticket agent and you may never see your luggage again.

That's the experience of Dr. Esha Khoshnu, a New Jersey psychiatrist traveling to San Diego to attend a conference.

While changing planes in Phoenix, Khoshnu got testy at a Mesa Airlines ticket counter, reports KGTV news, saying, "If I had a bomb, you wouldn't find it."

The Transportation Security Administration described Khoshnu as acting "mouthy and snippy," according to KGTV.

The bomb comment touched off a security scare and FBI officials were dispatched to question Khoshnu, who was subsequently detained long enough to miss her flight.

Her suitcase, however, got past security and was loaded onto the America West jet.

When Mesa Airlines Flight 6264 landed at Lindbergh Field in San Diego the pilot was instructed to taxi to a remote area of the airport where some 35 passengers were taken off the plane and escorted onto two buses, reports City News Service.

"When we landed and quickly did a U-turn on the runway, I was like, 'They never do that.' Then, all the cars started coming and it was obvious that it was for our plane. That was the scary part," one passenger told KGTV.

City News Service reports members of the San Diego Fire Department's bomb squad searched the plane but found no explosives. Next, they removed Khoshnu's suitcase and inspected it in an open area on the grounds of the airport.

Although they found nothing suspicious, authorities blew up the bag with an explosive charge and then doused it with water.

Khoshnu was eventually released and allowed to board a later flight to San Diego. KGTV reports the Assistant U.S. Attorney in Phoenix decided her actions did not merit charges.


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1 posted on 02/19/2005 4:42:50 AM PST by spectrout
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To: spectrout
Word To The Wise: Avoid the "B" word around your luggage in the airport.

Denny Crane: "There are two places to find the truth. First God and then Fox News."

2 posted on 02/19/2005 4:45:03 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: spectrout

Whew - I certainly feel safer now!


3 posted on 02/19/2005 4:45:46 AM PST by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: spectrout

That's hysterical.....she probably needs counseling for PTSD now...

And the cost to the U.S. Taxpayers was under a mil.

Have a nice day and thank you for flying pyscho airlines.


4 posted on 02/19/2005 4:46:08 AM PST by joesnuffy (If GW had been driving....Mary Jo would still be with us...)
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To: spectrout

A doctor, eh? All smarts and NO common sense. lol


5 posted on 02/19/2005 4:46:25 AM PST by need_a_screen_name
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To: spectrout

a psychiatrist, no less! they bagged a big one.

psychiatrists are at the top of the mental health food chain, being both doctors and mental health experts.

it's psychiatrists that usually do unto others, rather than others doing unto psychiatrists.


6 posted on 02/19/2005 4:51:05 AM PST by ken21 (the terrorists didn't blow up the new york times because the times supports them. (/s))
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Well common sense was lacking but the DR certainly didn't have a monoply of the lack of it here.


7 posted on 02/19/2005 4:51:09 AM PST by SouthernFreebird
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To: need_a_screen_name

I don't mouth off to airline people or people who handle food I'm going to eat...its not worth it.


8 posted on 02/19/2005 4:51:13 AM PST by Loud Mime
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To: goldstategop

She must be a lousey psychiatrist if she has no better control of her mouth than that. But...she might be a 'feminist' psychiatrist, steeped in arrogance, not common sense.


9 posted on 02/19/2005 4:52:20 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: spectrout
http://www.alphabehavioralcare.com/khoshnu.htm
10 posted on 02/19/2005 4:53:28 AM PST by naturalized (Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called walking.)
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To: spectrout

"If I had a bomb, you wouldn't find it."

nuf said. die thread die.


11 posted on 02/19/2005 4:53:57 AM PST by The Real Eddie01 (Democrats are the Tacoma Narrows Bridge circa 1940 of American Politics)
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To: spectrout

I think she was trying to create an issue.
Hopefully they handed her the charred remains of her luggage.
;-)


12 posted on 02/19/2005 5:05:00 AM PST by Darksheare (It is not a ZOT, it is aggressive electro-dermal exfoliation! Yeeeeeeeeeeeagh!)
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To: spectrout
The doctor got what she deserved. Has she been under a rock? Everyone knows better than to make such stupid statements at the airports.

However one part bothers me even more: "Her suitcase, however, got past security and was loaded onto the America West jet. Why? The doctor was held, but the plane with the "possible" bomb aboard flew? Not cool. It should have been found and destroyed before the plane left the ground.

13 posted on 02/19/2005 5:05:22 AM PST by CitizenM ("...pacifism is one of the greatest allies an aggressor can have!" -Patrick Henry)
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To: spectrout

Dr. Esha Khoshnu = stupid, loud-mouthed, hate-America bitch. Got what she deserved; so did her luggage.


14 posted on 02/19/2005 5:15:33 AM PST by 7.62 x 51mm (• Veni • Vidi • Vino • Visa• "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: CitizenM

"Look at it this way Doctor: Those panties are unsightly after the bombing. But it could be worse. You could have been wearing them."


15 posted on 02/19/2005 5:18:14 AM PST by CBart95
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To: restornu; sweetliberty; .38sw; grannie9; Borax Queen; Monkey Face; Fedora; Slings and Arrows; ...

"Get "snippy" with an airlines' ticket agent and you may never see your luggage again.

That's the experience of Dr. Esha Khoshnu, a New Jersey psychiatrist traveling to San Diego to attend a conference."


Saturday morning humor ping, share with friends!

Trust me, the story gets better, without the aid of little white pills, straight jackets or butterfly nets.


16 posted on 02/19/2005 5:19:10 AM PST by Darksheare (It is not a ZOT, it is aggressive electro-dermal exfoliation! Yeeeeeeeeeeeagh!)
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To: spectrout

"If I had a bomb, you wouldn't find it."

This guy is a psychiatrist?

This guy needs a psychiatrist - what a fool. I'm sure his colleagues have neatly clipped and circulated this article and his patients will be greatly encouraged.


17 posted on 02/19/2005 5:22:25 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (What if they had to hold a bake sale to pay for the salaries at NPR?)
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To: spectrout
While changing planes in Phoenix, Khoshnu got testy at a Mesa Airlines ticket counter, reports KGTV news, saying, "If I had a bomb, you wouldn't find it."

After making an incredibly stupid comment like that in an airport, she's VERY lucky that having her luggage blown up is the only consequence she faced.

18 posted on 02/19/2005 5:22:43 AM PST by Allegra ("They Just Love to Walk in the Middle of the Road!")
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To: WorkingClassFilth

SHE needs a psychiatrist.. *chuckle*
Wunnerful lady ain't she.
Wonder what they found in her luggage after they detted it?


19 posted on 02/19/2005 5:24:57 AM PST by Darksheare (It is not a ZOT, it is aggressive electro-dermal exfoliation! Yeeeeeeeeeeeagh!)
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To: spectrout

Don't you just hate Mouthy Customers?


20 posted on 02/19/2005 5:28:54 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( The Year of Freeping Dangerously)
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To: Dudoight

Must be one of those psychiatrist that helped the Democrats after the election.</p>


21 posted on 02/19/2005 5:31:14 AM PST by just me (Over 59,000,000 Americans voted not to negotiate with terrorist.....)
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To: spectrout
Everyone in this story looks like an idiot:

The shrink--needs one.

The TSA clowns at Phoenix who let her bag get on board, or at least didn't take if off the plane before it departed--gross negligence and incompetence.

The decisionmaker who decided to blow up the bag because they didn't trust the bomb squad--Look, the plane had landed, the passengers were safe. Your bomb squad inspected the bag. Just send it back to Phoenix. :-)
22 posted on 02/19/2005 5:31:57 AM PST by cgbg (How evil is Hillary? Let me count the ways...)
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To: spectrout

That's not "mouthy", that's stupid.


23 posted on 02/19/2005 5:33:16 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: spectrout

"If I had a bomb, you wouldn't find it." Khoshnu

24 posted on 02/19/2005 5:33:25 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( The Year of Freeping Dangerously)
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To: cgbg
The whole scene sounded like one from a Steve Martin Movie...possibly Trains , Planes, and Automobiles.
25 posted on 02/19/2005 5:34:57 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( The Year of Freeping Dangerously)
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To: just me

Dr. Khoshnu has been practicing psychiatry since finishing training at Yale University in 1993. She has extensive training/experience in crisis intervention, psychopharmacology, and psychotherapy. Her approach focuses on meeting the needs of the individual in order to provide wellness. She has long-term interests in recognizing and treating the special needs of women.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3DEsha%2BKhoshnu%26csz%3D%26ei%3DUTF-8%26fr%3DFP-tab-img-t-174%26cop%3Dmss%26tab%3D3%26toggle%3D1&h=150&w=115&imgcurl=www.alphabc.com%2Fkhoshnu_r22_c03.jpg&imgurl=www.alphabc.com%2Fkhoshnu_r22_c03.jpg&size=770&name=khoshnu_r22_c03.jpg&rcurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.alphabc.com%2Fkhoshnu.htm&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.alphabc.com%2Fkhoshnu.htm&p=Esha+Khoshnu&type=jpeg&no=1&tt=4


26 posted on 02/19/2005 5:37:14 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( The Year of Freeping Dangerously)
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To: cgbg

Actually, they reacted much as I would have, "She said what? And she's held where? Uh-hunh.. okay. Boys, blow up the panties."


27 posted on 02/19/2005 5:37:33 AM PST by Darksheare (It is not a ZOT, it is aggressive electro-dermal exfoliation! Yeeeeeeeeeeeagh!)
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To: Darksheare

"Wonder what they found in her luggage after they detted it?"

Photographs and love letters inscribed to her - from herself.


28 posted on 02/19/2005 5:38:48 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (What if they had to hold a bake sale to pay for the salaries at NPR?)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Steve Martin

If they had sent the bag back to Phoenix the keystone cops routine could have continued for many more hours. :-)

I have to laugh at TSA to keep me from crying. :-(
29 posted on 02/19/2005 5:40:00 AM PST by cgbg (How evil is Hillary? Let me count the ways...)
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To: goldstategop
Word To The Wise: Avoid the "B" word around your luggage in the airport.

My teenage niece flew out of the country by herself last summer. I encouraged her with these words of wisdom:

If see should see Jack Nicholson on the plane, don't scream out, "Hi, Jack!" lol
30 posted on 02/19/2005 5:42:28 AM PST by Bear_Slayer
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To: WorkingClassFilth

LOL!
All of them ranting about a mysterious third person, "they."


31 posted on 02/19/2005 5:45:15 AM PST by Darksheare (It is not a ZOT, it is aggressive electro-dermal exfoliation! Yeeeeeeeeeeeagh!)
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To: cgbg

She got off light. She could have made mention of lip balm.


32 posted on 02/19/2005 5:47:37 AM PST by whereasandsoforth
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To: cgbg

No? I think it's kind of funny. An arrogant doctor shoots off her mouth about "you couldn't find it" and they give her a "yeah? Well watch this"


33 posted on 02/19/2005 5:53:06 AM PST by CindyDawg
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To: spectrout

A head shrinker from Joisey getting lippy!?!

To qoute Gilbert Gottfried: "Why am I not surprised!?!"


34 posted on 02/19/2005 5:58:11 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Life is too short to go through it clenched of sphincter and void of humor - it's okay to laugh.)
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To: spectrout

Has there ever been a case where a terrorist got snippy with authorities and mentioned a hypothetical bomb? We are going to go broke chasing red herrings.


35 posted on 02/19/2005 6:02:49 AM PST by Ben Chad
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To: Eaker; humblegunner; TheMom; stevie_d_64; pax_et_bonum
authorities blew up the bag with an explosive charge

I'm in the wrong segment of the airline baggage bidness.

36 posted on 02/19/2005 6:04:32 AM PST by Flyer (The contents of this information is for your exclusive use and should not be forum curran)
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To: spectrout
"If I had a bomb, you wouldn't find it."

some people are just stupid .... i'm glad they blew up her underwear

37 posted on 02/19/2005 6:07:01 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (Look! Jimmy Carter! History's greatest monster!)
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To: Darksheare

Yet another in a long line of reasons I prefer to keep my feet more or less on the ground.


38 posted on 02/19/2005 6:14:46 AM PST by sweetliberty (Blind stupidity or blind loyalty is still blind.)
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To: sweetliberty

LOL!

True, never need people going through your luggage and seeing what one packed.. THEN blowing it all up.
I'll stick to car travel myself.
This way I won't have my boxers blasted into the air.
;-)


39 posted on 02/19/2005 6:17:04 AM PST by Darksheare (It is not a ZOT, it is aggressive electro-dermal exfoliation! Yeeeeeeeeeeeagh!)
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To: spectrout

What an arrogant bitch.
Too stupid to know the world isn't there to cater to her.


40 posted on 02/19/2005 6:17:21 AM PST by mabelkitty (Blackwell for Governor in 2006!!!)
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To: spectrout; Darksheare; B4Ranch; Squantos; Pete-R-Bilt; tubebender
I can't believe no one's said it...

Somebody set us up the bimb

41 posted on 02/19/2005 6:25:44 AM PST by glock rocks (WYGIWYG)
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To: spectrout
On one hand, what a jerk of a passenger.

On the other hand, what a jerk of a security system.

Flying? No thanks. I'll drive if at all possible.

42 posted on 02/19/2005 6:28:03 AM PST by Lazamataz (Proudly Posting Without Reading the Article Since 1999!)
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To: AmericanMade1776
"Dr. Khoshnu has been practicing psychiatry since..."

Ahhhh, so she's still just practicing. Perhaps one of these days she'll finally get it right!
43 posted on 02/19/2005 6:29:11 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (You are witnessing History in the making!)
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To: mabelkitty
I don't mouth off to airline people or people who handle food I'm going to eat...its not worth it.

Don't forget people who are a lot bigger than you, the boss, and someone pointing a gun at your head.

44 posted on 02/19/2005 6:31:13 AM PST by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: glock rocks

!!
The minkey had a bimb!


45 posted on 02/19/2005 6:36:04 AM PST by Darksheare (It is not a ZOT, it is aggressive electro-dermal exfoliation! Yeeeeeeeeeeeagh!)
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To: spectrout

A few basic rules come to mind:
Rule 1. Do not run from the police.
Rule 2. Do not threaten police with a weapon.
Rule 3. Do not lie to the Feds (see Martha S.)
Rule 4. Do not talk about bombs in the airport.

How simple are those rules?


46 posted on 02/19/2005 6:42:04 AM PST by Ditter
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To: naturalized
http://www.alphabehavioralcare.com/khoshnu.htm

HTML Campfire

47 posted on 02/19/2005 6:44:49 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: spectrout
From her website: "She has extensive training/experience in crisis intervention..."Hmmmmmm

Methinks she should learn to use some of her our advice. Ever notice how psycobabbleists are very often themselves possesed of the very same undesireable behaviors they profess to treat in their specialties?

48 posted on 02/19/2005 6:45:54 AM PST by wheelright
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To: CitizenM
The doctor got what she deserved. Has she been under a rock? Everyone knows better than to make such stupid statements at the airports.

Think about what you just said.

She got "snippy" with the TSA thug.

TSA inspected the luggage and found no bomb.

TSA blew up the suitcase anyway.

Conclusion: The TSA blew up her suitcase because she got "snippy" with a knuckledragging public servant.

When you support and defend unwarranted acts of agression committed by the govt against citizens who have done nothing more than be critical of the govt or have been "snippy" with a govt employee you had damn well better consider the long term implications of your position for all of us.

It ain't pretty.

49 posted on 02/19/2005 6:46:39 AM PST by NMC EXP (Choose one: [a] party [b] principle.)
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To: NMC EXP

She said "If I had a bomb, you wouldn't find it."
They held her for questioning.
Her luggage was loaded and flown to her destination.
Oops.
So they searched it.
Then they blew it up.
Maybe next time she won't say she has a bomb.
Of course, being that she is a psychiatrist perhaps we'll hear about her again.


50 posted on 02/19/2005 6:53:09 AM PST by Darksheare (It is not a ZOT, it is aggressive electro-dermal exfoliation! Yeeeeeeeeeeeagh!)
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