Skip to comments.Merry Christmas: what the TSA missed on trip to canada
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..
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.
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.
“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.
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.
hmmm.. thanks the info
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.
got thAT RIGHT
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Good thing you didn’t try to sneak a bottle of water in!
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?
>>I refuse to be a sheep and just dont 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.
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.
>>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.
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
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.
>>Im 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...
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.
That’s station way, not station way.
I’m so angry at you that I cannot even correct something. It’s station wagon, of course.
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.
>> You havent 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.
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.
>>You didnt 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 doesnt 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.
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.
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.
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.
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