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(Time)   TSA posts new rule "allowing" laptops only in approved bags containing no pockets, buttons, flaps, zippers, buclkes, clasps, or metal. And by "allow" they mean "we can still detain it forever if we feel like it"   (time.com) divider line 213
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2008-08-06 12:47:06 PM
[begin sarcastic troll mode]

Well all these liberal crybabies who are going off whining about their so-called "rights" should have a field day over this one. Um, HELLO - if you don't like it, DON'T FLY! We've got a little something called "terrorism" today that we need to take care of, or perhaps you forgot about a little something called 9/11? If we had this sort of screening in place back then, none of that would've happened. But no, everybody wants to piss and moan about "civil liberties" or some other nonsense. Sure -- I forgot about the third amendment, which states in full "You have a right to bring anything you want into someone else's private property (especially if it's an aircraft of any type, which just like terrorism wasn't even invented when we wrote this so how could we possibly have forseen these circumstances)".

[end sarcastic troll mode]
 
2008-08-06 12:57:10 PM
You can still carry your laptop in whatever you feel like. You just have to take it out, as usual, unless you're using one of these x-ray 'friendly' bags.

Big deal.

I'm still waiting for the cavity search people keep talking about. Thinking about it makes me all tingly ;)
 
2008-08-06 01:00:10 PM
Just got back from vacation. Took my kid's laptop with us. In a bag with pockets, zippers and metal. Went right through at DFW and TPA.
 
2008-08-06 01:00:58 PM
floor9: ...perhaps you forgot about a little something called 9/11? If we had this sort of screening in place back then, none of that would've happened.

Really? On four separate instances since 9/11, I've arrived at my destination to find that I still had my pocket knife in one pocket, and a butane lighter in the other. All this heightened security sure helped a lot.

Believe me, I wasn't stupid enough to point this out to the screeners. I would have gotten that cavity search I was just joking about ;)
 
2008-08-06 01:04:11 PM
SpinStopper: Really? On four separate instances since 9/11, I've arrived at my destination to find that I still had my pocket knife in one pocket, and a butane lighter in the other. All this heightened security sure helped a lot.

Dang. And I thought the [sarcastic troll mode] tags would've helped clarify things.
 
2008-08-06 01:05:08 PM
My wife works at a Sunoco station and uses a backpack as a purse. When we arrived in Las Vegas recently, she discovered her box-cutter razor knife from work was in her backpack the whole time. It is the exact same knife the 9/11 hijackers supposedly had. They did, however take a pair of nail clippers wiith a 1.5 inch nail file from me. True story.
 
2008-08-06 01:05:13 PM
floor9: Dang. And I thought the [sarcastic troll mode] tags would've helped clarify things.

My wife took the only bottle of soda that had caffeine in it. I blame her ;)
 
2008-08-06 01:05:54 PM
SpinStopper: You can still carry your laptop in whatever you feel like. You just have to take it out, as usual, unless you're using one of these x-ray 'friendly' bags.

Big deal.

I'm still waiting for the cavity search people keep talking about. Thinking about it makes me all tingly ;)


Just don't moan and start breathing heavy when they feel you up. Apparently that's "unacceptable" and they an arrest you for it.
 
2008-08-06 01:07:15 PM
SpinStopper: You can still carry your laptop in whatever you feel like. You just have to take it out, as usual, unless you're using one of these x-ray 'friendly' bags.

Glad someone else caught this.
 
2008-08-06 01:11:47 PM
SpinStopper: I've arrived at my destination to find that I still had my pocket knife in one pocket, and a butane lighter in the other

Great. You can get through with a pocket knife and I get a set of five inch hair sticks confiscated. They weren't even pointy.

Twenty bucks down the tubes. Bastards.
 
2008-08-06 01:15:33 PM
Av8rLuvr: SpinStopper: I've arrived at my destination to find that I still had my pocket knife in one pocket, and a butane lighter in the other

Great. You can get through with a pocket knife and I get a set of five inch hair sticks confiscated. They weren't even pointy.

Twenty bucks down the tubes. Bastards.


My last flight into Huntsville airport the lady beside us was knitting. She had 12 in long knitting needles and I had been forced to give up the nail kit I had forgot about in my carry on. Ugh.
 
2008-08-06 01:17:30 PM
SpinStopper: Really? On four separate instances since 9/11, I've arrived at my destination to find that I still had my pocket knife in one pocket, and a butane lighter in the other. All this heightened security sure helped a lot.

s_mcdonald: she discovered her box-cutter razor knife from work was in her backpack the whole time. It is the exact same knife the 9/11 hijackers supposedly had


One time I packed my nunchucks and they didn't find them.
 
2008-08-06 01:32:08 PM
vernonFL: SpinStopper: Really? On four separate instances since 9/11, I've arrived at my destination to find that I still had my pocket knife in one pocket, and a butane lighter in the other. All this heightened security sure helped a lot.

s_mcdonald: she discovered her box-cutter razor knife from work was in her backpack the whole time. It is the exact same knife the 9/11 hijackers supposedly had


One time I packed my nunchucks and they didn't find them.


Reported.
 
2008-08-06 01:47:20 PM
floor9: SpinStopper: Really? On four separate instances since 9/11, I've arrived at my destination to find that I still had my pocket knife in one pocket, and a butane lighter in the other. All this heightened security sure helped a lot.

Dang. And I thought the [sarcastic troll mode] tags would've helped clarify things.


that's like a poe's law paradox right there
 
2008-08-06 01:51:41 PM
Gwendolyn: My last flight into Huntsville airport the lady beside us was knitting. She had 12 in long knitting needles and I had been forced to give up the nail kit I had forgot about in my carry on. Ugh.

Figures.

I'm convinced someone took mine for themselves.
 
2008-08-06 02:16:06 PM
I once got on a cross country flight (about a year ago) with my mace canister still in my inner coat pocket. Totally forgot it was in that jacket.
 
2008-08-06 02:16:12 PM
I thought nail clippers were allowed now?

It makes me deeply angry that I can't take a drink through security. It's just so farking retarded.
 
2008-08-06 02:17:40 PM
Airport screenings would be no big deal if most people weren't complete f*cktards who don't:

a.) observe what the people ahead of them are instructed to do
b.) read the signs and
c.) check the TSA website before flying if they haven't flown in awhile
d.) control their kids
e.) know how to unload and collect their stuff in an efficient and speedy manner
 
2008-08-06 02:18:01 PM
Last time I flew, the busybody in front of me took it upon herself to report that the guy across the aisle from her had a pocket knife. Thank god she was there to protect us all and get him escorted off the plane!
 
2008-08-06 02:19:16 PM
It's simple.

Just don't fly when the screener's girlfiend's birthday is coming up.

"Oh, crap. I forgot our anniversary... uh... I know, a new laptop!"

"Excuse me sir, do you have any copyright materials on that Mac Air?"
 
2008-08-06 02:19:50 PM
Why dont I fly anymore? Oh yeah I remember now..

Uniformed US military deployment and they still wanted to confiscate most of our stuff, and search us entirely just like civilians. Then they stole anything of value that was in the checked bags, and even stole some of our chem warfare stuff.

To anyone who works or worked at the Baltimore airport (BWI), you and your cohorts are all shiatbags. GFY and DIAF.
 
2008-08-06 02:19:58 PM
Or you can just, you know, ignore that whole thing and have a bit of common sense and take your laptop out before you reach security. Heck by the time I reach the little bins they provide you I all ready have laptop in hand. It just speeds things up so much.
 
2008-08-06 02:20:01 PM
You can say one thing for the TSA, they are making some business a lot of farking money.

I wonder who owns the businesses that most benefit from their seemingly arbitrary rules? Well, besides the airport beverage sellers.
 
2008-08-06 02:20:10 PM
you can bring laptops on planes. only now there are bags you might not have to remove them from. i can't believe this made the main page. just tell me when i can leave my damned shoes on.
 
2008-08-06 02:20:24 PM
"buclkes?"

Isn't that some sort of Greek dessert or something?
 
2008-08-06 02:20:34 PM
So basically we can carry laptops in walmart bags.
 
2008-08-06 02:20:37 PM
My brother in-law forgot had a leatherman with him the other day - the tsa guy told him a good spot to hide it in the bushes outside for later retrieval.
 
2008-08-06 02:20:40 PM
fudgereport: I once got on a cross country flight (about a year ago) with my mace canister still in my inner coat pocket. Totally forgot it was in that jacket.

One time, I accidently walked onto a flight with my sawed off shotgun and about 100 rounds of ammo in my backpack.
 
2008-08-06 02:20:51 PM
TSA doesnt work. dont make eye contact and smile if they ask you a question and be on your way.
 
2008-08-06 02:21:00 PM
palexc .. just shut up. do us all favor and shut up. I mean it. freaking shut the heck up.. stop talking.. now. stop scrolling down and just stop typing that comment in.. seriously we don't care. noone cares. shut. up.
 
2008-08-06 02:21:17 PM
I am so glad the TSA will take my shampoo or saline solution to protect us, yet still let through nail files, mace, box cutters, knitting needles, etc. Oh I feel so much better.

Seems to me that the TSA is in cahoots with some manufactures to make money on all these "approved" items. Wonder what the kickbacks are?
 
2008-08-06 02:21:48 PM
approved bags containing no pockets, buttons, flaps, zippers, buclkes, clasps, or metal

also known as a paper bag.
 
2008-08-06 02:21:55 PM
Dancin_In_Anson: Just got back from vacation. Took my kid's laptop with us. In a bag with pockets, zippers and metal. Went right through at DFW and TPA.

Did you have to take it out of the bag?
 
2008-08-06 02:21:56 PM
I once got assraped because TSA thought my Mac book was too thin to be a real laptop.

True product-placement viral-marketing story!
 
2008-08-06 02:21:58 PM
Next up are mandatory cavity searches for all!
 
2008-08-06 02:22:07 PM
Scutter: Last time I flew, the busybody in front of me took it upon herself to report that the guy across the aisle from her had a pocket knife. Thank god she was there to protect us all and get him escorted off the plane!

Makes me misty she cares so much about terrists. God Speed old Narc, God Speed!

/these colors don't run!
 
2008-08-06 02:22:14 PM
a21ozcoldcup: palexc .. just shut up. do us all favor and shut up. I mean it. freaking shut the heck up.. stop talking.. now. stop scrolling down and just stop typing that comment in.. seriously we don't care. noone cares. shut. up.

Why do you hate America?
 
2008-08-06 02:22:24 PM
floor9: SpinStopper: Really? On four separate instances since 9/11, I've arrived at my destination to find that I still had my pocket knife in one pocket, and a butane lighter in the other. All this heightened security sure helped a lot.

Dang. And I thought the [sarcastic troll mode] tags would've helped clarify things.


And here I was going to lambast you for putting those tags on there.
 
2008-08-06 02:23:01 PM
They are trying as hard as they can to break the back of the entire airline industry, one straw at a time.

/Airlines aren't helping either
 
2008-08-06 02:23:04 PM
chairmenmeow47: you can bring laptops on planes. only now there are bags you might not have to remove them from. i can't believe this made the main page. just tell me when i can leave my damned shoes on.

It made the main page because of the trollish headline insinuating that only laptops in approved bags can make it through the checkpoints.
 
2008-08-06 02:23:07 PM
Canadian Canuck: Or you can just, you know, ignore that whole thing and have a bit of common sense and take your laptop out before you reach security. Heck by the time I reach the little bins they provide you I all ready have laptop in hand. It just speeds things up so much.

You Canadians and your logic! I bet you take all the change out of your pockets too?
 
2008-08-06 02:23:15 PM
Alright, folks. 9/11 was seven years ago. It's been too long to use it as an excuse by the TSA and airlines to power-trip and profiteer.

I understand the need for security and for prevention, but this is way beyond what is necessary for those purposes.
 
2008-08-06 02:24:17 PM
This will really help out the airline industry
 
2008-08-06 02:24:23 PM
TSA ≠ Customs

(they are all part of the DHS family, but TSA is not the p0rn copiers, that is Customs and Immigration)
 
2008-08-06 02:25:21 PM
Nick Nostril: They are trying as hard as they can to break the back of the entire airline industry, one straw at a time.

RTFA. Nothing has changed, except that the TSA is allowing laptops to go through the machines without the hassle of being taken out of the bag provided the bag meets certain criteria.

The headline lies.
 
2008-08-06 02:25:26 PM
How hard is it to just take it out of the bag? Half the time they don't even ask you to turn it on any more.

If there's a pet-peeve of mine with airports since 9/11, it's the no liquid on board.
 
2008-08-06 02:26:25 PM
Targus "Zip-Thru" bag starts at $99.99.

$100.
For a bag.
Somebody from Targus is sleeping with someone in the TSA.
 
2008-08-06 02:26:39 PM
Why, just the other day, I accidentally had a pair of rocket-propelled chainsaw launches in my Nike backpack that went unnoticed. They did however confiscate my my one ounce bottles of massage oil.

/just kidding, haven't been near an airport since 1999
 
2008-08-06 02:26:39 PM
So, when they X-Ray my laptop, they can't see all of the child porn on it, right?
 
2008-08-06 02:27:22 PM
wage0048: Alright, folks. 9/11 was seven years ago. It's been too long to use it as an excuse by the TSA and airlines to power-trip and profiteer.

Profiteering would be cutting the security guys' jerbs. You're looking at a ass of man hours and equipment for security.
 
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