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(Some Guy)   If you were carrying a grenade through Pittsburgh's airport this morning, now that the TSA has changed their shorts they're going to have a word with you   (eveningsun.com) divider line 47
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2009-09-10 11:56:26 AM
Jenny did not identify the passenger and did not know where he was headed.
the guy was from beaver falls and heading to philadelphia. but they released him and sent him on his way, so nobody is identifying him

yet
 
2009-09-10 01:19:59 PM
If the TSA gets so worked up over non-threats like bottled water, I'd hate to see the kind of brick they shiat over a real weapon like this.
 
2009-09-10 01:28:36 PM
AntiNorm: If the TSA gets so worked up over non-threats like bottled water, I'd hate to see the kind of brick they shiat over a real weapon like this.

It wasn't a real weapon, just the casing.
 
2009-09-10 01:29:04 PM
I had a hollowed-out grenade I'd have liked to have kept when I moved to Sweden but only an idiot would try to take that thing on a flight, harmless as it was.
 
2009-09-10 01:29:58 PM
What kind of brainiac tries to take his grenade on a plane?
 
2009-09-10 01:30:11 PM
www.moonbattery.com
 
2009-09-10 01:30:19 PM
Common sense, the passenger has none.
 
2009-09-10 01:31:51 PM
Is the tribute to Fred Rogers still ok?
 
2009-09-10 01:32:10 PM
img30.imageshack.us
 
2009-09-10 01:34:06 PM
Does anybody remember that energy drink that was in the ginormous can that looked like a propane canister, complete with real-looking explosive labels?

I always wanted to take a couple of those on a flight, but then I'd have to pee and would probably be blocked in by the heffer beside me.
 
2009-09-10 01:38:15 PM
Megain: but they released him and sent him on his way, so nobody is identifying him

yet


My guess is that he will be easy to spot. He'll be the one with the mullet wearing a New World Order conspiracy t-shirt (sleeveless) eating a bucket of pudding with his fingers sitting in the middle of a nearby highway.

What a freaking moron... The TSA is bad enough when you are compliant and just trying to get on a plane. Spotting a grenade in the x-ray machine must have caused a spontaneous Barney Fifegasm.

th05.deviantart.net
 
2009-09-10 01:38:43 PM
swahnhennessy: I had a hollowed-out grenade I'd have liked to have kept when I moved to Sweden but only an idiot would try to take that thing on a flight, harmless as it was.

Heh, my mom bought an inert grenade in Germany for me when she was there on a business trip in the mid 90's. She declared it and got it back no problem. I don't know if she put it in checked bags or carryon, but I suspect checked. Nowadays I doubt they'd allow it, though.
 
2009-09-10 01:44:40 PM
Anyone that thinks that this is wrong for doing what he did must think that girl who had a wooden block in the general shape of a gun should have also been suspended. Stop living in fear you sheep.
 
2009-09-10 01:46:55 PM
Thisbymaster: Anyone that thinks that this is wrong for doing what he did must think that girl who had a wooden block in the general shape of a gun should have also been suspended.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2009-09-10 01:49:19 PM
@Ivo Shandor, that's the first thing I thought of.

I had a howitzer primer cartridge on a key chain confiscated once. It's not even a bullet, but the casing sorta looks like a shell casing, it was empty, and there was a hole drilled through it for the key ring. TSA employees are some hard core tards.
 
2009-09-10 01:52:24 PM
Was it in his shoe or was it cleverly concealed in his 8 ounce tube of toothpaste?

DRTFA
 
2009-09-10 01:54:02 PM
An inert grenade is even more "just a paperweight" than an unloaded gun.
 
2009-09-10 01:56:14 PM
Oberon_fx: Common sense, the passenger has none.

on the contrary, this is the TSA we're talking about. Common sense says you can have Little Boy in your carry-on, and still get through. It's trying to smuggle on an Perrier that is stupid.
 
2009-09-10 01:59:40 PM
flyingmonkeysreign: @Ivo Shandor, that's the first thing I thought of.

I had a howitzer primer cartridge on a key chain confiscated once. It's not even a bullet, but the casing sorta looks like a shell casing, it was empty, and there was a hole drilled through it for the key ring. TSA employees are some hard core tards.i>

totally farking a$$holes who have no farking life, no farking brains and love to fark with people just because they can. the VAST majority of these stupid farks couldn't even be cops, thats how farking stupid they are.

FTFY

 
2009-09-10 02:03:13 PM
I carried a fully functional 9mm Beretta loaded with hollow points through an airport once. Even went through the metal detector.

/true story
 
2009-09-10 02:04:01 PM
Thisbymaster: grenade lighter pic

WANT!
 
2009-09-10 02:04:09 PM
Fundamental Thereom Of Farkulus: flyingmonkeysreign: @Ivo Shandor, that's the first thing I thought of.

I had a howitzer primer cartridge on a key chain confiscated once. It's not even a bullet, but the casing sorta looks like a shell casing, it was empty, and there was a hole drilled through it for the key ring. TSA employees are some hard core tards.i>

totally farking a$$holes who have no farking life, no farking brains and love to fark with people just because they can. the VAST majority of these stupid farks couldn't even be cops, thats how farking stupid they are.

FTFY


Remember, they take their instructions from the top down... Don't blame the messenger, blame the arseholes who decided we needed them...
 
2009-09-10 02:04:23 PM
JustTheTip: I carried a fully functional 9mm Beretta loaded with hollow points through an airport once. Even went through the metal detector.

/true story


Why?
 
2009-09-10 02:07:20 PM
AntiNorm: If the TSA gets so worked up over non-threats like bottled water, I'd hate to see the kind of brick they shiat over a real weapon like this.

I don't think you need to worry.

Right after college I was hard up for work so I took a interview at BWI for TSA screener. We had to go through some xray scans of baggage and identify objects. It was actually kind of fun until the dude sitting next to me raised his hand and asked "Are any of these trick questions? I don't see the gun". Looking over I could see the hand gun in his image as clear as day. That's when I got scared. I knew at that point I probably wasn't going to take the job, but this dude probably would and He thinks they are trick questions.
 
2009-09-10 02:20:44 PM
Wally007: Fundamental Thereom Of Farkulus: flyingmonkeysreign: @Ivo Shandor, that's the first thing I thought of.

I had a howitzer primer cartridge on a key chain confiscated once. It's not even a bullet, but the casing sorta looks like a shell casing, it was empty, and there was a hole drilled through it for the key ring. TSA employees are some hard core tards.i>

totally farking a$$holes who have no farking life, no farking brains and love to fark with people just because they can. the VAST majority of these stupid farks couldn't even be cops, thats how farking stupid they are.

FTFY

Remember, they take their instructions from the top down... Don't blame the messenger, blame the arseholes who decided we needed them...


true. thanks. they just pissed me off last week when they felt the need to frisk my 71 y/o mother. they did stop short of a body cavity search, so thats something.
 
2009-09-10 02:21:58 PM
AntiNorm: If the TSA gets so worked up over non-threats like bottled water, I'd hate to see the kind of brick they shiat over a real weapon like this.

Not a real weapon. It was inert. He told them it was inert. Inert means it won't explode, fyi. It's probably going on his mantel with the deer head.
 
2009-09-10 02:27:09 PM
Fundamental Thereom Of Farkulus:
true. thanks. they just pissed me off last week when they felt the need to frisk my 71 y/o mother. they did stop short of a body cavity search, so thats something.


A) I bet your mom was even MORE pissed that they stopped.
B) I frisked you mom last night.
C) Is your mom hot?
D) Giggity.
E) Do not want.

The voices in my head asked me to post their responses...if I don't, they won't shut up.

/Apologies to your mother. :) Hopefully she doesn't read Fark.
 
2009-09-10 02:28:14 PM
Please, please put an end to this insanity.
TSA must die.
 
2009-09-10 02:32:30 PM
aspAddict: Fundamental Thereom Of Farkulus:
true. thanks. they just pissed me off last week when they felt the need to frisk my 71 y/o mother. they did stop short of a body cavity search, so thats something.

A) I bet your mom was even MORE pissed that they stopped.
B) I frisked you mom last night.
C) Is your mom hot?
D) Giggity.
E) Do not want.

The voices in my head asked me to post their responses...if I don't, they won't shut up.

/Apologies to your mother. :) Hopefully she doesn't read Fark.



well, she does, but not this week. the fleet came in last night, she's kinda busy til they ship out again.
 
2009-09-10 02:40:42 PM
He told security it was inert. And the spokeswoman says that they didn't know why the passenger was carrying an inert grenade.

Excuse me, but you don't need to know that. Your job is ensure that he's not going to blow up the plane. Could he fool the aircrew into thinking it's real? Maybe. But the solution to that is easy - put it in his checked bags. It's not the kind of thing to have in a carry-on.

Fark you TSA.
And somebody slap the sillyarse for inviting TSA to be their usual selves.
 
2009-09-10 02:40:43 PM
I so would love to see someone walk through the TSA checkpoint carrying all manner of weapons like Neo and Trinity do when in the first Matrix movie when they storm the building where Morpheus is being held. Surprise TSA!

I don't think they'd find it funny though.

/when I say 'see someone' I mean I'd be too chicken to do that myself and would watch from a long distance away via webcam. K thx bye
 
2009-09-10 02:42:24 PM
"She says a bomb squad determined the grenade was inert at about 7:05 a.m. and reopened the checkpoints and train."

Imagine the chaos if it had gone off at 7:04!
 
2009-09-10 02:48:17 PM
Look, I'm not a TSA fan by any means, but when they say this guy told them the grenade was inert, was it done before or after the discovery?

Big difference there.

Nonetheless, the TSA is going to trumpet this til the cows come home as a victory on the "war on terror."
 
2009-09-10 02:48:50 PM
She says the passenger told security the grenade was inert.

Most of these are inert, but there are some which are ERT.
 
2009-09-10 02:49:07 PM
First it's our water bottles, toothpaste and deodorant. Now we can't even take grenades on the plane anymore! Sheesh! What next?!
 
2009-09-10 03:01:13 PM
sdtangler: First it's our water bottles, toothpaste and deodorant. Now we can't even take grenades on the plane anymore! Sheesh! What next?!

Powders.

Seriously.
 
2009-09-10 03:12:51 PM
I wanna know if the TSA consulted the Book of Armaments.
www.wired.com
/it took this long for a HHGoA reference?
 
2009-09-10 03:14:45 PM
LessO2: sdtangler: First it's our water bottles, toothpaste and deodorant. Now we can't even take grenades on the plane anymore! Sheesh! What next?!

Powders.

Seriously.


"Powders. Seriously"

They won't be restricted nor even limited. They will, however, after reaching an amt the size of a coke can or larger, be tested to ensure non-explosivey deliciousness.
 
2009-09-10 03:17:28 PM
super-genius.org

/Hot like a pants party
 
2009-09-10 03:33:15 PM
drhansenej: Is the tribute to Fred Rogers still ok?

Yes. As is the Franco Harris statue, thank God.

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2009-09-10 03:36:49 PM
AnnHog: drhansenej: Is the tribute to Fred Rogers still ok?

Yes. As is the Franco Harris statue, thank God.


Why would you have a statue of Franco Harris punting? Cause that's what it looks like.
 
2009-09-10 03:46:44 PM
JustTheTip: I carried a fully functional 9mm Beretta loaded with hollow points through an airport once. Even went through the metal detector.

/true story


A guy I worked with once carried a 40mm Grenade Launcher and Grenades onto a plane once... after going through security.

It was his actual job to try smuggle weapons onto planes to test security. This was before 9/11.
 
2009-09-10 04:53:25 PM
My brother-in-law went through PIT with a loaded Glock 27 about two years ago. It was never discovered until he attempted to fly home through Hartsfield. He didn't realize it was in his carry-on luggage since it was his old laptop bag that was a last minute decision to take. Since he has concealed carry permit from PA, Georgia State Police were not impressed and left after interviewing him for 10 minutes. The TSA on the other hand decided to fine him. He still hasn't paid it and flies at least once a month. Your government at work!
 
2009-09-10 05:10:02 PM
frogskins: He didn't realize it was in his carry-on luggage since it was his old laptop bag that was a last minute decision to take.

So how did he lose track of a loaded weapon? I am not trying to be critical, but if you have guns around the house and they are loaded or even if they aren't, it's probably a good idea to take a mental note of where they are. Maybe even check in on them every once in a while. If you have any nieces or nephews with this brother-in-law, you might want to stress this.
 
2009-09-10 05:29:13 PM
"Why would you have a statue of Franco Harris punting? Cause that's what it looks like."

Immaculate Reception

Anyway, I worked as a Check Point Supervisor in San Diego...pre 9/11(Pre-TSA). We tested the guards monitoring the X-ray with all sorts of test bombs and different styles of hand grenades. Sometimes, the airlines would do the same. The airlines would get crafty with theirs, thin wires, small connectors, etc.

One time, I looked on the screen over the shoulder of the guard who was monitoring it and told him to stop it when I noticed what looked like one of our test grenades. I asked the other guards at the checkpoint if anyone had placed a test grenade on the belt. No one admitted to it. We called the Harbor Police (They monitor the ports in SD, including the Airport.) They determined it was a live grenade. The passenger only spoke Spanish and didn't put up much of a fuss, according to him, he didn't know you couldn't bring a grenade on a flight. What made me quit was the only thing he was carrying on his one way flight was a fanny-pack with the grenade, no other luggage.
 
2009-09-10 09:50:17 PM
This just made my faith in humanity drop by 6 points
 
2009-09-11 08:48:27 AM
sparrow794: AnnHog: drhansenej: Is the tribute to Fred Rogers still ok?

Yes. As is the Franco Harris statue, thank God.

Why would you have a statue of Franco Harris punting? Cause that's what it looks like.


As above, that's the Immaculate Reception.

And only in Pittsburgh would there be a statute of Franco Harris right next to a statute of George Washington.

Because the Steelers are that damn important.
 
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