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Merry Christmas: what the TSA missed on trip to canada
FR vanity ^ | 12/25/11 | max

Posted on 12/25/2011 12:26:06 PM PST by max americana

Now with family and friends in canada...last night at LAX we went to the idiotic, commie routine of putting our hands on our heads and posed for the x-ray like the rest of the sheep.

TSA nazis were in the same mood: yelled at everyone especially to take out ALL ELECTRONICS, place them in the bin etc. There was a very noticeable line of people that AFTER the x-ray, they were still pulled to the side and had to take out every stuff they had in their bags of course, especially the women who had to embarrassingly take out their clothes as well.

Went through without a hitch. Now the problem was I had 1 CARRY plus 1 PERSONAL, no luggage as I travel light.

I took out every laptop, cell, in a bin..apparently, I forgot that in my big "personal" bag, the bag went thru the x-ray and the TSA morons forgot/did not see..

1) a new Nikon compact Nikon camera 2) an Iphone speaker compact system 3) a lighter designed to look like a knife(bought it for a cousin from a Hollywood souvenir shop) ..in the big personal bag.

My Gf took our her Ipad, belt etc. Apparently, she did not tell me that the Iphone spkr system was a personal gift to her parents and on my part, I just forgot the camera was in that bag as we were in a hurry to get to the airport and get the boarding pass.

The best part: the Iphone speaker system also acts as an alarm clock.

When it came to 6:30 pm, it started to go off in my personal bag. Then we realized it, then I started laughing that they just did not see the electronics..


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Miscellaneous; Travel
KEYWORDS: baaa; boycottflight; canada; drive; sheep; travel; tsa; tsapervs

1 posted on 12/25/2011 12:26:13 PM PST by max americana
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To: max americana

They don’t care about the iPad or the speakers. The lighter/knife bothers me, but they see iPads and speakers all the time. There is no requirement to take those out of the bag.


2 posted on 12/25/2011 12:28:24 PM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: RightFighter

They also don’t care about the camera. Another thing they don’t care about, even though they say they do, is small bottles of liquids. I have flown countless times and I NEVER put those small bottles of liquids in a see-through bag like they say. Not one time have they ever asked me to pull them out. The only thing I’ve been asked to remove was a full-size can of shaving cream that I’d forgotten about.


3 posted on 12/25/2011 12:32:19 PM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: max americana
Silly man. Don't you know that the TSA is a make work organization. Kinda like FDR's CCC or WPA. To expect competence from the TSA is kind of like expecting a politician not to steal.
4 posted on 12/25/2011 12:32:23 PM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: RightFighter

“There is no requirement to take those out of the bag.”

It also depends on the TSA agent. Just spoke to a few when i was bored and she was ordering coffee, that the TSA guy told me he’s new to the job and most of them do not even know some of the regulations..

I did chat to the LAPD guy right at the back of the TSA guys texting on his cellphone and laughing, he told me the same thing.


5 posted on 12/25/2011 12:33:40 PM PST by max americana (Obama is a POS)
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To: RightFighter; max americana

Yes, they see consumer electronics a hundred times a day and know what to look for. If they saw a strange orange silly-putty mass in one of your gizmos you can bet they’d want a closer look.


6 posted on 12/25/2011 12:33:50 PM PST by sinanju
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To: max americana
At BNA I went through the security last week and forgot I had my cell in my trousers. I had to go back through and they had to wipe my hands for gunpowder residue. Lucky, I had washed my hands many times since the day before after firing a few rounds through my .45. I went to the restaurant and was served a hamburger and they let me have a nice knife to cut the food. I thought, they don't want me having a pocket knife but once through into the “safe” area, they give me a nice 7” knife that I can use to hijack the plane. Doesn't make any sense to me. And all of the guitar equipment...the EAD wound strings wrapped around a pencil make a nice garrote.
7 posted on 12/25/2011 12:38:41 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: sinanju

hmmm.. thanks the info


8 posted on 12/25/2011 12:41:22 PM PST by max americana (Obama is a POS)
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To: max americana
I'd love to fly to see some relatives, but I would wind up in jail for what I would say to racist goons of the TSA, most of whom are Eric Holder's people and view their jobs as a way of getting even with people who are not Eric Holder's people.

That's why I haven't flown for seven years, and never will.

The way to to end the TSA tyranny is to have an air-traveller's strike.

Too bad it will never happen.

9 posted on 12/25/2011 12:41:50 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

got thAT RIGHT


10 posted on 12/25/2011 12:43:05 PM PST by max americana (Obama is a POS)
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To: vetvetdoug

I went to a motorcycle rally where they were making anyone with a knife carry it back to theor motorcycle and get rid of it. I walked about half a mile each way and went to the rally where they were selling knives.

Crazy.


11 posted on 12/25/2011 12:44:17 PM PST by Venturer
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To: max americana

The TSA’s requirements mean nothing to me. I refuse to be a sheep and just don’t fly. Haven’t since October 2000. And you know, I don’t miss it. Have seen all of foreign countries that I care to see.


12 posted on 12/25/2011 12:45:35 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: RightFighter

Same here. I pack all my lotions, etc in a cosmetic bag and throw it in my carry on. Not once have they stopped me or checked my luggage after it goes through the scanners.


13 posted on 12/25/2011 12:48:34 PM PST by sheana
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To: sheana

Depends on the airport, some places they will stop you everytime. The TSA is a joke and their only purpose is to make people think its safe so they’ll keep flying. The TSA certainly doesn’t prevent anything.


14 posted on 12/25/2011 12:57:11 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: sinanju; RightFighter; max americana
Yes, they see consumer electronics a hundred times a day and know what to look for. If they saw a strange orange silly-putty mass in one of your gizmos you can bet they’d want a closer look.

Ha ha, this reminds me of when I flew out last year to visit my Mom for a few weeks. I took some of my crafts with me in my carry-on, neatly packed in a clear plastic container. Well, all those little bitty one inch ink stamp pads must have set something off, because the TSA pulled me aside and wanted to examine every single one of them! It was a HUGE hassle to repack the box after they finished with it. Needless to say, on my return trip, those were all in my checked baggage.

15 posted on 12/25/2011 1:43:45 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: Venturer
That's nothing, I was called for Jury duty and they made me check my perfectly legal pocket knife at the door. The reason: The trial was for a guy who had stabbed someone. So I guess the reasoning was that if we saw some guy who had stabbed someone on trial those of us with a knife would suddenly have the urge to stab someone also.

Never did figure out the exact reason, since I have been in the same courtroom many times before and since and only had to check my pocket knife the one time.

16 posted on 12/25/2011 1:46:19 PM PST by calex59
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To: max americana

Just let people bring whatever the hell they want to on a plane. I don’t like muhamed’s chances if I’ve got my Mossberg and other like minded Patriots have our eyes on him.


17 posted on 12/25/2011 1:54:39 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: max americana

I heard that all TSA Members are former applicants for ACORN that didn’t make the grade! but are considered loyal members on the ACORN PAYROLL!


18 posted on 12/25/2011 1:56:17 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: max americana

Good thing you didn’t try to sneak a bottle of water in!


19 posted on 12/25/2011 1:59:20 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: max americana

Electronics are perfectly acceptable. The “take your electronics out” is not a TSA directive — some airports ask for it but they never do anything about it if you don’t.

You don’t fly much, do you?


20 posted on 12/25/2011 2:04:34 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: OldPossum

>>I refuse to be a sheep and just don’t fly. <<

So, you have drawn a 200 (or so) mile circle around you and said “this is my entire world.”

Never too old to throw a tantrum that hurts no one but you. To each his own, I suppose.


21 posted on 12/25/2011 2:08:31 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: freedumb2003
>>I refuse to be a sheep and just don’t fly. <<

So, you have drawn a 200 (or so) mile circle around you and said “this is my entire world.”

We have gasoline-powered buggies.
Hawaii is the only State out of range, but I hear they have these huge diesel powered buggies that can travel on water.

22 posted on 12/25/2011 2:21:26 PM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

>>Hawaii is the only State out of range<<

In a reasonable amount of time, sure. Maybe you don’t have to go anywhere.

Like I said, if you let the gummint scare you into cowering in fright, I won’t suggest otherwise.


23 posted on 12/25/2011 2:34:13 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: max americana

I am waiting for a flight as well...as I put my stuff on the belt I looked and the dreaded xray machine was in front of me.. so I said.no body scan please.. I expected a pat down..instead.. i was just directed to a regular metal scanner..no questions asked


24 posted on 12/25/2011 2:39:57 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: freedumb2003

I’m not in fright, but I have not flown since September 2001, and I don’t plan to fly again. I still have more options of places to go than I can possibly get to.


25 posted on 12/25/2011 2:45:29 PM PST by Old_Grouch (64 and AARP-free. Monthly FR contributor.)
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To: Old_Grouch

>>I’m not in fright, but I have not flown since September 2001<<

Don’t feel bad. A lot of people are intimidated since then.

You travel rookies just slow the line down anyway...


26 posted on 12/25/2011 2:48:48 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: max americana
TSA = The Sanduskying of America
27 posted on 12/25/2011 3:11:04 PM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: freedumb2003

It’s not a tantrum and it’s not any limitation on myself. I have principles and being felt up and my personal effects rumbled through violate those principles.

And as for limiting myself, I truly have seen all that I wish to see. I have been all over Europe and to Asia and Latin America, my friend. Those places that still interest me are within the limits of my car. And it certainly does not limit myself to 200 miles; where in the hell did you get that number? I am in the process of buying myself a small travel trailer to attach to either my full-size Chevy Silverado pick-up or my Buick Roadmaster station way to see the parts of U.S. that I haven’t been.

Too bad that you don’t mind being treated like cattle. You haven’t much in the way of personal dignity, I suppose.


28 posted on 12/25/2011 4:18:51 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

That’s station way, not station way.


29 posted on 12/25/2011 4:20:03 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

I’m so angry at you that I cannot even correct something. It’s station wagon, of course.


30 posted on 12/25/2011 4:21:07 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

And when you have to go through the TSA checkpoints on the highway in your station wagon, then what?

Or at the bus station or train station?

Let me guess. You’re going to revolt then. An internet style revolt.


31 posted on 12/25/2011 6:19:03 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: OldPossum

>> You haven’t much in the way of personal dignity, I suppose.<<

You’re the one cringing in fear at home. Me, the screening is no worse than it was before 9/11 other than taking the shoes off, which I no longer need to do. I have over 2 million miles since 9/11 and I haven’t encountered any of these horrors you hear about from time to time. If you have flown since the 1970s (since metal detectors) it is no different now than then for the most part.

I imagine you don’t drive because only the sheep follow the Man’s rules. Better to walk than have all them dad-blasted POlice getting after you like they do the rest of the sheep.

Just chatter your teeth away in your “I am so scared I have to take my home with me” mobile.


32 posted on 12/25/2011 6:26:45 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: freedumb2003

You didn’t argue away the matter of personal dignity. Instead, you claim that I am cringing in fear at home. Let me tell you, fella, since you seem to have a comprehension problem, I am a large individual who fears no one or no thing. I just choose to not be subjected to crap from the likes of the TSA.

It doesn’t bother you, so fine, get in line with the rest of the sheep!

You strike me as a person who swaggers with bravado and has nothing to back him. Crocodile mouth and hummingbird ass.


33 posted on 12/25/2011 8:27:28 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

>>You didn’t argue away the matter of personal dignity. Instead, you claim that I am cringing in fear at home. Let me tell you, fella, since you seem to have a comprehension problem, I am a large individual who fears no one or no thing. I just choose to not be subjected to crap from the likes of the TSA.<<

My personal dignity is just fine. Your inability to understand the situation just equates to ignorance on your part. Your basic conclusions from your ignorance means you reason like a liberal.

>>It doesn’t bother you, so fine, get in line with the rest of the sheep!<<

I am not a sheep when I choose to do something so many others are afraid to do. As I said, there is no more hassle now than before 9/11. But you wouldn’t know that, would you, chattering teeth in your darkened room while keeping away from the bad men?

>>You strike me as a person who swaggers with bravado and has nothing to back him. Crocodile mouth and hummingbird ass.<<

Says the guy afraid to move because the gummit is too overwhelming for him. Talk about swagger and bravado... Clearly you have a mirror on your monitor since projection is all you got.

I can’t help but notice you didn’t even try to address my point about vehicles and the gummint-imposed laws. Ain’t gonna cowtow to them either, I assume.


34 posted on 12/25/2011 8:35:40 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: freedumb2003
From your profile:

The "Freedumb" part was a bit more conscious. It is a bit smart-alecky (which follows my personality), but also I wanted to convey the idea that I am “dumb” in terms of having so much to learn, from so many who know so much (I can't BEGIN to list those FReepers who have educated me and those who have schooled me).

Apparently you think you've graduated from horse's ass school or something, because every time I see you, you're posting snarky comments to people, usually accusing them of being chickens or something. This is obnoxious when you have no idea about the life's experiences being conveyed to you.

The worst is when you tell people because they don't want to screw with the TSA and therefore don't fly, they are somehow 'fraidy cats or something. Remote Psychoanalyze much? That is all.

35 posted on 12/25/2011 9:00:28 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: max americana

Sometimes they seem really stupid. When we were leaving California, my wife got stopped through security because she had a water bottle full of water (I had an empty bottle which is just fine).

So, the security guy walked her through security to the sink where she had to dump the water out. Then security sent her back OUT, and all the way around and back into the line, to come through again.

I couldn’t figure out why they didn’t just inspect everything, watch her dump the water, and then let her go. It was more work the way they did it.


36 posted on 12/26/2011 3:46:52 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Cyber Liberty

I think you have dumb’s number, Cyber Liberty. He is the coward here. And deep down, he knows it.

Projection of fear is written all over his face.

I don’t know about you but I’ve wasted enough time with this clown.


37 posted on 12/26/2011 8:57:54 AM PST by OldPossum
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