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2012-04-20 01:40:30 PM
I had a friend in the Chicago burbs who was building a kit plane in his garage, I left Chicago before he finshed, so I don't know how that turned out. I assume he's dead by now.
 
2012-04-20 01:59:08 PM
My Muslim cubicle mate seems very interested in this article.
 
2012-04-20 02:06:22 PM
Wow, a repeat from the same day. Way to be awake, mods.
 
2012-04-20 02:12:28 PM
D) stop flying
 
2012-04-20 02:14:57 PM
I bet the HOA has issues with this inappropriate use of a garage without permit or approval.

/he'll have to take it apart or be fined $50 a day
 
2012-04-20 02:18:03 PM
Isn't the problem with the TSA not the long lines but the rape?
 
2012-04-20 02:26:55 PM

rumpelstiltskin: I had a friend in the Chicago burbs who was building a kit plane in his garage, I left Chicago before he finshed, so I don't know how that turned out. I assume he's dead by now.


sounds like he musta been a really close friend.
 
2012-04-20 02:34:07 PM

mekkab: I bet the HOA has issues with this inappropriate use of a garage without permit or approval.

/he'll have to take it apart or be fined $50 a day


Not everyone is stupid enough to live in an area that is ruled by a junta, erm, HOA.
 
2012-04-20 02:52:26 PM
A lawyer (i.e. much better paid) friend of mine gave an interesting tip -- if possible, check in at a heliport and fly to the airport. It's an expensive way to go but you avoid the lines at the airport and you get a helicopter ride out of it. And it's a lot cheaper than chartering your own plane.
 
2012-04-20 03:05:29 PM

ChrisDe: My Muslim cubicle mate seems very interested in this article.


you win one innerwebs
 
2012-04-20 03:10:35 PM

dittybopper: Not everyone is stupid enough to live in an area that is ruled by a junta, erm, HOA.


amen. I don't have a hoa, I have actual elected officials. If I don't like something going on in my town of 300 people, I can run for mayor!


/gotta be only ~50 voters... definitely less than 100.
 
2012-04-20 03:11:14 PM

Bukharin: rumpelstiltskin: I had a friend in the Chicago burbs who was building a kit plane in his garage, I left Chicago before he finshed, so I don't know how that turned out. I assume he's dead by now.

sounds like he musta been a really close friend.


isn't that how all man-friends are?


/that reminds me... friend of mine has been in the ICU for 4 weeks now.
//maybe I should call?
 
2012-04-20 03:36:24 PM

SDRR: D) stop flying


The method I chose.

/Been to Europe
//Been to Hawaii
///Plans to drive to Alaska
 
2012-04-20 03:41:57 PM
How far can you travel in a simulator? I'm guessing not very.
 
2012-04-20 04:14:40 PM
Never! If it wasn't for gate rape I'd never get laid.
 
2012-04-20 04:28:04 PM
I can always tell who among us has never been arrested. They're the ones that complain about intrusive searches by the TSA. Compared to being searched by actual cops, I'll take the TSA search over the cop stop any day of the week.
 
2012-04-20 05:16:41 PM

Doctor_TeethMD: Isn't the problem with the TSA not the long lines but the rape?


Which you also avoid. The checkpoint is to enter a sterile area, not to enter the SIDA.
 
2012-04-20 07:25:26 PM
Extra bonus of having your own airplane:

Plan out your own custom flight path:

www.csmonitor.com
 
2012-04-20 07:45:58 PM

Tax Boy: Extra bonus of having your own airplane:

Plan out your own custom flight path:

[www.csmonitor.com image 600x400]


The risk of that is far outweighed by the ability to land on a dirt strip in the middle of one of Ted Turner's 50,000 acre ranches for a picnic lunch. Or fly down to San Diego for a concert and come home the next morning in time for your cousin's 10am wedding (who has a wedding at 10am?!)
 
2012-04-20 08:02:26 PM
Or, we could just vote against any politician that isn't publicly calling for the elimination of the TSA and DHS, and repealing the Patriot-repression act, etc., - and introducing legislation to eliminate these things, and voting against funding the DHS/TSA in any funding bill.
 
2012-04-20 08:38:46 PM
I actually thought about buying a plane for awhile, but decided against it because I would have to hire someone to fly it whenever I wanted to go somewhere. I have no interest in learning to pilot an airplane, and even less interest in flying while sober. So I bought a big ass RV and I take the train a lot more now, which is one of the most awesome ways to travel anyway (most the time). Tip for all you MI Farkers: If you are flying, especially internationally, take the train to Toronto and fly in and out of there. Fark the TSA.
 
2012-04-20 10:34:09 PM

Trolljegeren: Or, we could just vote against any politician that isn't publicly calling for the elimination of the TSA and DHS, and repealing the Patriot-repression act, etc., - and introducing legislation to eliminate these things, and voting against funding the DHS/TSA in any funding bill.


Whoa, whoa, slow down there Tex. Let's have some fun with this first.

I want to raise about $50,000 dollars and find the smelliest, most unhygienic homeless person in each of the top 50 most-populous American cities. Guys who haven't bathed in years, been living underneath piers, in sewers, etc. Guys that have a problem with lice and not being able to wipe off shiat when they use the bathroom on someone's car hood. Then I want to use the aforementioned $50,000 to buy each one of the 50 vagrants a plane ticket and make the TSA search them at the airport. If they don't get searched, we send them to other places until they do.

Let's see how long the searches last after that.
 
2012-04-20 10:56:45 PM

Marine1: . Guys who haven't bathed in years, been living underneath piers, in sewers, etc. Guys that have a problem with lice and not being able to wipe off shiat when they use the bathroom on someone's car hood.


...Ted Nugent?
 
2012-04-21 12:32:06 AM

Marine1: Trolljegeren: Or, we could just vote against any politician that isn't publicly calling for the elimination of the TSA and DHS, and repealing the Patriot-repression act, etc., - and introducing legislation to eliminate these things, and voting against funding the DHS/TSA in any funding bill.

Whoa, whoa, slow down there Tex. Let's have some fun with this first.

I want to raise about $50,000 dollars and find the smelliest, most unhygienic homeless person in each of the top 50 most-populous American cities. Guys who haven't bathed in years, been living underneath piers, in sewers, etc. Guys that have a problem with lice and not being able to wipe off shiat when they use the bathroom on someone's car hood. Then I want to use the aforementioned $50,000 to buy each one of the 50 vagrants a plane ticket and make the TSA search them at the airport. If they don't get searched, we send them to other places until they do.

Let's see how long the searches last after that.


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2012-04-21 01:17:32 AM

Marine1: Trolljegeren: Or, we could just vote against any politician that isn't publicly calling for the elimination of the TSA and DHS, and repealing the Patriot-repression act, etc., - and introducing legislation to eliminate these things, and voting against funding the DHS/TSA in any funding bill.

Whoa, whoa, slow down there Tex. Let's have some fun with this first.

I want to raise about $50,000 dollars and find the smelliest, most unhygienic homeless person in each of the top 50 most-populous American cities. Guys who haven't bathed in years, been living underneath piers, in sewers, etc. Guys that have a problem with lice and not being able to wipe off shiat when they use the bathroom on someone's car hood. Then I want to use the aforementioned $50,000 to buy each one of the 50 vagrants a plane ticket and make the TSA search them at the airport. If they don't get searched, we send them to other places until they do.

Let's see how long the searches last after that.


You just described flying on Southwest.

I keed, I keed. :)
 
2012-04-21 01:27:11 AM

rumpelstiltskin: I had a friend in the Chicago burbs who was building a kit plane in his garage, I left Chicago before he finshed, so I don't know how that turned out. I assume he's dead by now.


That reminds me. I (and my aunt) donated a 1947 Bonanza Model 35 to the local EAA chapter. It had been in my grandpa's garage since before I was born. He brought it home to overhaul the engine and take care of some maintenance issues and never got it all back together. He did all the engine work (destroying a perfectly good dining room table in the process) and started on a couple other jobs but it went the way of many other unfinished projects. Several local pilots peeked in the garage last year, shook their heads, and sighed. But, working as a group, they might be able to get it going. Hoping I can swing back thru here in a few years and take a ride. Not the first ride, mind you. ;^>
 
2012-04-21 01:30:57 AM
Do you get to see movies on long flights??


/need peanuts
 
2012-04-21 04:47:06 AM

Marine1: Trolljegeren: Or, we could just vote against any politician that isn't publicly calling for the elimination of the TSA and DHS, and repealing the Patriot-repression act, etc., - and introducing legislation to eliminate these things, and voting against funding the DHS/TSA in any funding bill.

Whoa, whoa, slow down there Tex. Let's have some fun with this first.

I want to raise about $50,000 dollars and find the smelliest, most unhygienic homeless person in each of the top 50 most-populous American cities. Guys who haven't bathed in years, been living underneath piers, in sewers, etc. Guys that have a problem with lice and not being able to wipe off shiat when they use the bathroom on someone's car hood. Then I want to use the aforementioned $50,000 to buy each one of the 50 vagrants a plane ticket and make the TSA search them at the airport. If they don't get searched, we send them to other places until they do.

Let's see how long the searches last after that.


Before you send them, give them all a large dose of Viagra, just to make things interesting.
 
2012-04-21 07:08:03 AM
I fly a lot for work and don't wear underwear through security any more. Also, I always decline the body scanners.
 
2012-04-21 08:56:12 AM
Did this news come from the University of Rick Romero?
 
2012-04-23 03:32:34 AM

Trolljegeren: Or, we could just vote against any politician that isn't publicly calling for the elimination of the TSA and DHS, and repealing the Patriot-repression act, etc., - and introducing legislation to eliminate these things, and voting against funding the DHS/TSA in any funding bill.


The only reason they let us vote is because it doesn't matter. The government will do what it wants, and we'll put up with it. The system can't be changed at the ballot box. The only way to fix things is from the jury box; refuse to convict people who assault/maim/kill government employees who get out of hand.
 
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