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Strange event at Nashville Airport
Self | 2/4/2011 | Self

Posted on 02/04/2011 5:17:04 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants

While checking in for my flight this morning in Nashville, TN I saw a man, (light skinned, bald, 5'7", 220lbs) taking photographs of the people standing in line at the airline ticket counter and then walking over to where he could see people standing in line waiting to have their ID and boarding passes checked at the first TSA station and taking a couple more pictures.

Red flags and bells went off in my head like crazy. The guy wasn't taking pictures like you would take pictures of your family standing in line. No, he wasn't looking to get vacation photos to post on facebook and he wasn't a professional photographer (inexpensive camera and he was not setting up shots). I watched him for a minute taking photos and then watched him go into the restroom that could be seen from the TSA ID checkpoint.

So, being a good citizen concerned with safety, I immediately went to the first TSA agent and told them what happened. You would think that they would immediately call someone over and see what the heck this guy was doing, but, no, the supervisor they called over was more concerned with dealing with the lady who had misplaced her driver's license. After a moment, he FINALLY listened to my story and seemed to be only mildly interested and not concerned at all. So, to be sure that maybe I hadn't just given possibly vital information to a moron who would be too stupid to follow up, I told two more supervisors. Since I had to catch my flight, I could do no more.

Maybe I was overreacting, but I think that the guy just might be collecting info for something bad.

Any other Freepers seen anything strange lately?


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Any other Freepers seen anything strange lately?
1 posted on 02/04/2011 5:17:08 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants
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To: Blood of Tyrants

See something, say something.


2 posted on 02/04/2011 5:18:43 PM PST by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
"Report suspicious activity"

Like Big Sis sending border patrol agents to Afghanistan?

3 posted on 02/04/2011 5:20:44 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Blood of Tyrants

When stuff like that happens, take a picture of the guy with your phone and find the airport police. For the most part TSA is useless in a case like that.


4 posted on 02/04/2011 5:21:50 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Always carry an inexpensive video camera and just start shooting back.

It won't be long until cameras are included in the weapons category.

5 posted on 02/04/2011 5:21:50 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Blood of Tyrants

You should have first said something to those around you, then yelled out to the photographer, “Hey...are you from the xyz News? Is this for a news story?” That would have gotten others involved very quickly.


6 posted on 02/04/2011 5:22:09 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (*********************End automatic pay raises for congresscritters**)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

You are one responsible freeper is all I can say.
Maybe you could call back and see if your report was followed up on deep sixed.


7 posted on 02/04/2011 5:22:30 PM PST by RitaOK
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To: Blood of Tyrants

It does sound odd. Definitely something I’d expect TSA to follow-up on. Hopefully, it’s just some dude getting photos for his blog.


8 posted on 02/04/2011 5:23:44 PM PST by FourPeas
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To: Blood of Tyrants

If you think they are unbothered now, wait until they are unionized. ;-)


9 posted on 02/04/2011 5:24:48 PM PST by doc1019 (Martyrdom is a great thing, until it is your turn.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Once had a guy taking photos of my house, called the police and due to the nature of my work at the time, they followed up on the guy’s license plate.

Turned out he was a realtor taking photos for comps. Could be an innocent explanation, the problem is the (non) reaction of the airport official.


10 posted on 02/04/2011 5:24:56 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
After a moment, he FINALLY listened to my story and seemed to be only mildly interested and not concerned at all.

The system worked.

11 posted on 02/04/2011 5:25:21 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Maybe he was a perv...wanting to get pictures of people being groped?


12 posted on 02/04/2011 5:25:21 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I fly all the time, have had a knife laying open in the seat behind me when I boarded, and many other situations which I reported...they came and got the knife and said a maintenance worker left it there..very comforting...IE) If the government does it, it sux


13 posted on 02/04/2011 5:26:14 PM PST by aces
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Sounds pretty strange, but there are a lot of strange people who hang out in public places doing odd things. Like this guy:


14 posted on 02/04/2011 5:26:16 PM PST by OCC
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To: edpc

LOL! Good one.


15 posted on 02/04/2011 5:26:32 PM PST by kevao
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To: Blood of Tyrants

just think of the reaction if you’d been at Walmart....


16 posted on 02/04/2011 5:27:31 PM PST by is_is (VP Dad of Sgt. G - My Hero - "Sleep Well America......Your Marines have your Back")
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To: FrdmLvr
See something, say something.

Thank you, Comrade Napolitano.

17 posted on 02/04/2011 5:28:06 PM PST by BfloGuy
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I just came back from Walmart. After thirty minutes in there, I could write a book on strange sightings.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

18 posted on 02/04/2011 5:28:20 PM PST by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: OCC

Maybe zero should get Uncle fester to light America with His mouth as an energy plan..


19 posted on 02/04/2011 5:28:37 PM PST by aces
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To: Blood of Tyrants; Alamo-Girl; Amityschild; AngieGal; AnimalLover; Ann de IL; aposiopetic; ...

Only by the Chinese FBI fellow on our boat from HK to China the first time.

My first thought was that he was one of the TSA’s own agents. Or some other agency’s agents.

Not that it’s good, mind you.

They are likely trying to have a comprehensive database such that all the street security cameras can ID folks automatically by computer matching almost instantaneously. He might well be tasked with collecting air travellers for such a database.

George Orwell is archaic . . . sort of.

I don’t know who I’d contact if I really thought I needed to in such a situation. I might look around for a sincere looking security type with some Christian symbol or at least a USA flag . . . and inquire gently if such was anything I or anyone else needed to be concerned about.

The odds are . . . standing out or making a fuss in that situation will not likely turn out to be to the average traveler’s benefit. Not that we should all be passive sheep by any means. Just that we need to more and more carefully pick our battles.


20 posted on 02/04/2011 5:28:52 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Williams

Yeah, I’ve been looked at strangely when innocently taking pictures in the recent past, so maybe it wasn’t anything nefarious.

But shame on the TSA losers for ignoring a perfect “see something, say something” moment.

Yet another reason to shrink the government’s size and scope.


21 posted on 02/04/2011 5:31:28 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: Viking2002

WHOA! Wal Mart? A nice place to leave. Nothing you need but plenty of what you don’t. It reminds me of a Trading Post where they traded beads for Beaver Pelts.


22 posted on 02/04/2011 5:32:22 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

maybe you should have contacted Janet on her toll-free hotline/s


23 posted on 02/04/2011 5:33:26 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Did you expect them to close the terminal and then spend a few hours rescreening everyone?


24 posted on 02/04/2011 5:33:51 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: FrdmLvr

“See something, say something.”

Big Sis is waiting to take your call. Service means citizenship.


25 posted on 02/04/2011 5:36:32 PM PST by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: USNBandit

I thought of that AFTER I passed through security.


26 posted on 02/04/2011 5:37:22 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Viking2002

Like this?

http://www.peopleofwalmart.com


27 posted on 02/04/2011 5:39:05 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: edpc
The system worked.

Welcome to Planet Napolitano.

28 posted on 02/04/2011 5:40:13 PM PST by newheart (The trouble ain't too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -Mark Twain)
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To: Viking2002

hit the photos icon...good God!


29 posted on 02/04/2011 5:41:26 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: Kirkwood

He wasn’t in the secure area.


30 posted on 02/04/2011 5:41:41 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I don’t even fly any more, it’s nuts. I want security. If they have muslim-free flights where everyone has a background check, frequent flyer, etc., etc., that would be one thing. It used to be soooo easy, really easy. It gets so old if you fly a lot, the major carriers used to make it bearable. Once they got taken by surprise by the boom ending and they had to start cutting costs, then I don’t like the whole idea because I know maintenance will suffer. The security problems are just the icing on the cake. I wonder if businesses could do group charters to provide safety and quality, like netjets but include the larger types.


31 posted on 02/04/2011 5:42:38 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (Huguenot)
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To: FrdmLvr

Go over and ask the guy what he is doing.And if he gets lippy, draw your fire arm, stuck it up his nose and put him on the floor./s


32 posted on 02/04/2011 5:42:59 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://wwvw.americanthinker.com2009/05/brack_obama_the _quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

guarantee he was just a perv.


33 posted on 02/04/2011 5:45:06 PM PST by Terabitten ("Don't retreat. RELOAD!!" -Sarah Palin)
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To: OCC

Every time I see that pic, I have to remind myself he’s only 22 years old. In addition to being plain weird looking, he appears at least twice his age.


34 posted on 02/04/2011 5:46:26 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Blood of Tyrants

If he wan’t in the secure area and not breaking any laws, then why would anyone care?


35 posted on 02/04/2011 5:49:03 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

1. casual traveler snapping pictures of country music performer he recognized in line at the ticket counter.

2. sports enthusiast taking picture of a candidate leaving town after interviewing for Tennessee Titans Head coaching position OR

3.Free lance photographer doing the legwork for upcoming bombshell report on democrat politician.

I will let you choose.


36 posted on 02/04/2011 5:52:06 PM PST by RXSalesman
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To: Quix

Dr Deagle Show 101227 - GREG EVENSEN (12-28-10)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D91D9yKgJwI

In this video Dr. Deagle interviews Greg Evensen. Greg and Dr. Deagle talk about the technology that is available to police and law enforcement.

The plan is to have biometrics in place by April 2011 in America. It will not be implanted, but you will have to carry it.


37 posted on 02/04/2011 5:54:20 PM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Blood of Tyrants

You were in Walmart?


38 posted on 02/04/2011 5:58:13 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: Kirkwood

Because just maybe he is gathering intel for a sleeper terrorist group and we KNOW that terrorists have been sneaking into the US through the southern border for years.


39 posted on 02/04/2011 5:58:19 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Kirkwood

http://www.google.com/search?q=suspicious+man+photographs+airport&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a


40 posted on 02/04/2011 5:59:27 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
This guy might have simply been an airline employee documenting an eyeball audit of check-in lines at his own company's counter. Traffic at the TSA check point might provide a point of reference for a comparison of general traffic at the time of audit.

That said, I think you did the right thing in bringing it to the attention of TSA.

41 posted on 02/04/2011 6:01:45 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama and the Radical Left: 'People of the Lie')
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To: screaminsunshine; Hammerhead
I think this evening was Crack Whore Friday. There were enough emaciated skanks and mouths with missing teeth in there to rent out an entire trailer park.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

42 posted on 02/04/2011 6:04:35 PM PST by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: Viking2002

Obama is turning the White House in to “Hog Farm 2”. It will be every bit a success!


43 posted on 02/04/2011 6:08:13 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: RXSalesman

1 and 2. Nope, he was taking pictures at several areas, all to rapidly for him to be following a celebrity. Walk a few steps, take a photo, walk several more and take photo of a different area, etc.

3. Nope. Not a professional quality camera.

But I do hope that it was something innocent, but I fear it was not.


44 posted on 02/04/2011 6:09:36 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Sometime tonight, maybe around 4:30AM, you’ll hear something. As soon as you open your eyes, he will be standing there staring at you.


45 posted on 02/04/2011 6:13:52 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: BfloGuy

It was a joke.


46 posted on 02/04/2011 6:20:47 PM PST by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

A fine line between Big Brother Is Watching, the Hitler Youth, and being a responsible and observant citizen. If he was in employee, he would probably have an ID around his neck. My concern would be if he were doing an audit of the crowded lines as well. Which lines were most crowded and at what time of day. Probably a good place for a suicide bomber to wait in line. Although it has been awhile, I seem to recall that they do check the tickets BEFORE you get in line where I am. Not sure if that is for security, or just to make sure you are in the right line!


47 posted on 02/04/2011 6:20:55 PM PST by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: screaminsunshine
Then - and I'm not making this up - after I left Walmart, I stopped on the way home to pick up a quick dinner at Wendy's (the wife was on her way home from work and wanted a cheeseburger tonight for some reason). While I'm waiting for the order, some big, 350 pound brutha in NWA, urban ghetto-wear comes in, asks for the manager, at which point the girl behind the register told him he was on the phone with a customer. Just as I'm grabbing napkins, etc. and heading out the door, brutha tells the manager, "I want your name and store number." The manager says, "I ain't talking to you!" and turns his back. My wife had just walked in the door here, and apparently the 'customer' the manager was talking to was 911, because she heard a dispatch on the scanner for a cop to head for Wendy's. She sent me a text as I was getting in the car and asked, "Are you OK?" She thought I'd blown a gasket and was about to get carted out in charm bracelets.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

48 posted on 02/04/2011 6:24:11 PM PST by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: Kirkwood
If he wan’t in the secure area and not breaking any laws, then why would anyone care?

In an airport? Do you recall what happened in Moscow two weeks ago? That wasn't in a secure area, either.

49 posted on 02/04/2011 6:35:35 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Viking2002

Wow. I am right. Obama is turning the USA in to a giant Hog Farm. Excursions out in to the insanity are getting scary. I am wondering if the water supply is being spiked with some undetectable Pshychodelic concoction. I never go in to Wendys I just go to the drive in window. But I wonder what is going on in there. Could be an Obama operative doing a scouting mission. I would steer clear of the area. Hunter S. Thompson is looking more relevAnt every day. I f you see anyone at Wal-Mart with a Blue Arm post it right away. I think I will avoid Wendys for a while...Pax.


50 posted on 02/04/2011 6:40:22 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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