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(CTNow)   Taking a snapshot of French Fries is good enough to consider you to be a terrorist   (ctnow.com) divider line 150
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2007-05-24 07:27:06 PM  
overzealous 9/11-hero wannabes

That's the perfect term for those kind of idiots.
 
2007-05-24 07:33:19 PM  
Being a pompous douchebag may do it too. Calm the fark down. Prozac anyone?
 
2007-05-24 08:18:40 PM  
Writer shouldn't have bothered showing them the ID. Let the cops be there, and if writer gets arrested, then they're bigger idiots than the "overzealous 9/11-hero wannabes".
 
2007-05-24 08:29:38 PM  
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Concern over security is not the problem. Security awareness is not the problem. Morans is the problem. Morans in authority and/or uniform is an administrative failure and really, really, has got to be addressed. Sue the bastards. That is all.
 
2007-05-24 08:47:12 PM  
and I guess it's my fault for escalating the situation by lobbing multiple eff-bombs at him

Ya think? The only thing worse than a moron in uniform is the moron giving that one a hard time.

You're farking thingsw up for the rest of us, both of ya. Get off our planet.
 
2007-05-24 09:01:11 PM  
Freedom fries? fark you Amurika for allowing these people to exist.
 
2007-05-24 09:01:27 PM  
Damn, I took a picture of some cheese fries I made.

looks like i'm a terrorist. :(

/off to RTFA
 
2007-05-24 09:01:32 PM  
You mean FREEDOM fries?

/ Didn't RTFA
 
2007-05-24 09:01:44 PM  
The question reamins: Why does this author hate America?
 
2007-05-24 09:04:28 PM  
bad grammar
 
2007-05-24 09:06:04 PM  
Well it was on a Ferrrrrrrrrry!

/KHANNNNNNNNNNNN!
 
2007-05-24 09:06:18 PM  
Agreed that the "9/11 hero wannabees" are almost invariably the biggest pussies in sight. (Afraid of someone taking pictures on your boat? You're a pussy.)

However, I'm also pretty sure that if you're on someone else's boat, they basically own your ass, and you have to do pretty much whatever they say. Maritime law, or something like that, going back about a thousand years.
 
2007-05-24 09:07:05 PM  
z0rgatr0n Being a pompous douchebag may do it too. Calm the fark down.

Amen. What an insufferable pain in the ass he sounds like. It must be tough for him to be perpetually 15 years old.
 
2007-05-24 09:07:40 PM  
I wonder what color the author's skin is. Everyone knows white people can't be terrorists.
 
2007-05-24 09:08:29 PM  
Newsflash: everyone one you "just follow the rules" idiots would have chewed the fark out some douche who's calling you a terrorist in front of your children.

So far that's you: Boojum2k and z0rgatr0n. You terrorists (I hope your kids are reading this)
 
2007-05-24 09:08:59 PM  
You mean liberty beagles?
 
2007-05-24 09:09:10 PM  
members.cox.net
 
2007-05-24 09:09:11 PM  
Man On Pink Corner: However, I'm also pretty sure that if you're on someone else's boat, they basically own your ass, and you have to do pretty much whatever they say. Maritime law, or something like that, going back about a thousand years.

Only in international waters, arguably, which I'm pretty sure the Bridgeport ferry is not.
 
2007-05-24 09:09:51 PM  
Now we know where the Enron executives are employed. Talk about a dysfunctional ship.
 
2007-05-24 09:10:43 PM  
Was he forgin lookin? Then he be terrist
 
2007-05-24 09:13:58 PM  
Good thing he didn't get shipped to G-Bay. Then he wouldn't even be told why he was arrested.

/Flame-on.
 
2007-05-24 09:14:24 PM  
I can totally understand Gilligan and the Skipper freaking out over someone taking a picture of particular parts of the ferry (i.e. engine room, steering mechanism, evac routes), although the same actions in that instance would also be as asinine and unjustifiable as they are in this case. But food? Seriously?
 
2007-05-24 09:15:48 PM  
5h4wn Newsflash: everyone one you "just follow the rules" idiots would have chewed the fark out some douche who's calling you a terrorist in front of your children.

So far that's you: Boojum2k and z0rgatr0n.


Please add my name to the list. I think there is being a "just follow the rules idiot" and there is returning bad behavior with worse behavior. I think a grown man who responds to rudeness by using "multiple eff bombs" in front of his children is a puerile pain in the ass.

Case in point: You insinuate that ecause I don't sympathize with the douche/author I am an "idiot." I don't respond in kind. See how that works?
 
2007-05-24 09:17:12 PM  
Boojum2k: The only thing worse than a moron in uniform is the moron giving that one a hard time.

OK, yeah, that. But I disagree on the degree of worseness. Is there not a presumption of at least some sort of authority that goes with the uniform?

Subby is a random civilian, forgetful of his manners, but the moron and the two goons are presenting themselves as authority figures. Yet they have so little intelligence that they will harass subby over a stupid snapshot of french fries. Come to think of it, did these two goons ever identify themselves as being security officers, or even crew members?

My bottom line is that these three have no business dealing with the public, much less security, and the administration that hired them must be made responsible for weeding these personality types out where the public is involved.
 
2007-05-24 09:17:14 PM  
Good on this guy for fighting back. It's when we lie down like sheep and allow this crap that it is allowed to continue.
 
2007-05-24 09:17:27 PM  
MooseUpNorth:
Only in international waters, arguably, which I'm pretty sure the Bridgeport ferry is not.

It takes the scenic route.
 
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2007-05-24 09:18:06 PM  
so, um, was Gerry and the Pacemakers involved in any way?

© have Mersey
 
2007-05-24 09:19:58 PM  
What an asshole.
 
2007-05-24 09:21:51 PM  
I love how the mentality is to just bend over and take it. If you challenge in any way, you're suspect. It starts with the "you're with us or the terrorists" leader and trickles down to every rent-a-cop in the nation. Sickening.
 
2007-05-24 09:22:40 PM  
I'm surprised they didn't just toss his ass in Gitmo and torture him to get information on the rest of the people in his sleeper cell. ...That's what most of the GOP Presidential canidates would have done if they were there.
 
2007-05-24 09:23:10 PM  
This is how Karl Rove and the Bush Administration have made the entire country afraid of their own shadows. We have built up this huge cloud of fear to keep us under control, and it creates freaked out Rambo-wannabees who trip out over such simple little things.
 
2007-05-24 09:23:48 PM  
I'm on the douchebag/asshole's side. I don't take kindly to being called a terrorist for no reason, and if you can't handle my multiple f-bombs that ensue, then fark you you ignorant farking fascist motherfarkers, get the fark off my country and go back in time to Nazi motherfarking Gerfarkingmany. Fark.
 
2007-05-24 09:24:42 PM  
z0rgatr0n
Being a pompous douchebag may do it too. Calm the fark down. Prozac anyone?

Is that your solution to what's happening in America?

/Yeah, upon further thought, you're a stereotypical shill. I bet you have a 'scrip.
 
SVX
2007-05-24 09:25:39 PM  
The guy in question probably is a pompous ass, but I don't care. These Nazi wannabes probably took their marching orders straight out of Heinrich Himmler's personal handbook. Screw the meatheads. And I'm as big as a meathead. That doesn't mean I like 'em. Or the mentality that seems to be pervading this country.

/Thread officially Godwinned at 20:25:45
//How many Farkers are still going to point that out?
 
2007-05-24 09:25:50 PM  
www.imghut.net

I r takin picturez of ur fryz
 
2007-05-24 09:26:26 PM  
The writer acts like an ass and then expects....what... to be treated differently than he was?

I doubt if the french fries were the issue in the end. It was probably his arrogant condecending attitude that escalated the incident.

The fact that he ACTUALLY wrote about it shows what kind of ass-clown he really is.

He got what he deserved.
 
2007-05-24 09:26:55 PM  
He should have read the Photographers rights

This happened on a public transportation vessel. He could legally take a picture there. The douchebag security guards had no right to tell him to stop, or demand his ID.
 
SVX
2007-05-24 09:27:01 PM  
Hey, someone Godwinned it before I did. Damn! And it's 20:25 where I'm at!
 
2007-05-24 09:33:47 PM  
Highlighting terrorism is the totally wrong way to deal with it.

Terrorists have no power, that is why they kill innocent people. All they want to do is spread fear.

Politicians who want terrorism to be #1 on everyones minds are just using the issue for their own gain, and giving the terrorists what they want. Attention.

We should concentrate on covertly seeking out and killing terrorists, and politicians should just shut up about it.
 
2007-05-24 09:33:56 PM  
z0rgatr0n: Prozac anyone?

I'll be more than happy to write you a prescription.
 
2007-05-24 09:35:13 PM  
While I'm totally of the opinion that these guys are in the wrong for freaking out over a picture of some fries (and yeah, the B-port/Port Jeff Ferry's fries are uniformly nasty), the boats (as well as the ticket office and loading areas) do have signs all over the place about photo ID being required at all times.

At least the guys on the New London Ferry have been a lot cooler, one of the crew loaned me his binoculars the last time I was on to get a better look at a sub at the Electric Boat yard, and that HAS to be way more 'terroristic' than some greasy fries...
 
2007-05-24 09:36:48 PM  
He heard someone talking about him and escalated the confrontation himself. This isn't a "victory", or an "abuse of human rights". It's some douchebag reporter trying to make a name for himself by aggravating people who were too dumb to become anything but ferry security guards.

They are all a bunch of idiots and this situation affects less than .01% of us because we will never ride the bridgeport ferry or meet either of these men.
 
2007-05-24 09:37:13 PM  
I would have let the cops handle it. If you don't have the authority to write me a citation for some infraction, then no ID for you. That and I would have held back on the F-bombs out of fear of having to deal with the Ferry Union thugs any longer than necessary.

Then of course, the writer could have just presented himself and ask permission, or was he being covert for his upcoming revi...err...slam on ferry food?

/former daily ferry commuter
//slamming ferry food is just shooting fish in a barrel
 
2007-05-24 09:37:42 PM  
skankboy: I'll be more than happy to write you a prescription.

But will I go to jail for using it?
 
2007-05-24 09:38:20 PM  
I'm sorry, but the bomb in the hold is probably a bigger threat than my camera.
What bomb, you might ask?
the one you over looked whilst violating my freedomfries, farktard.
Why do you think they call it "Balllast" anyways?
Farking post 9/11 bandwagon patriots.
Handcuff them to a full keg and toss them over board.
Arrgh!
 
2007-05-24 09:38:25 PM  
There should just be a ban on reporting terrorist activity. Then the terrorists killing people wouldn't get press and no one would be terrorized.

/Only real way to win the War On Terror
//
 
2007-05-24 09:38:25 PM  
If he had dropped a few eff bombs in that manner on an airplane he would have been facing a felony. One of the reasons I will not fly again.
 
2007-05-24 09:39:23 PM  
Not one post in this thread questions this clown's veracity in the least.

I'm completely confident saying that the events did not occur as the author portrays them. He is lying.
 
2007-05-24 09:40:13 PM  
no picture taking citizen
 
2007-05-24 09:41:56 PM  
But Big Man declares that he knows better, since he was a cop for 20 years.

MAJOR douche alarm!!! Should have told this asshat to go ahead and call the real cops and then tell him you are calling your lawyer AND every newspaper he has ever heard of and a few he hasn't. This post 9/11 crap has gotten out of hand and the only way to regain control is to take it back.
 
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