EvilEgg: without that all you have is an automatic light timer
EvilEgg: All the parts except the most important bit, the bit that goes boom, without that all you have is an automatic light timer.
hlehmann: maybe round them up in a big truck with a cage in the back, then gas them all and throw them in the local landfill like we do with stray dogs.
Xai: So in america they arrest you for having bomb making supplies but no bomb?So do i get arrested for having child abducting supplies (candy) or bank robbing supplies (paper, pen, pocket and banana)
Rincewind53: Guy should sue for false arrest. The article (very helpfully) gives the statute he was arrested under: "a person who possesses any substance, material, or any combination of substances or materials, with the intent to make any destructive device or any explosive without first obtaining a valid permit to make that destructive device or explosive, is guilty of a felony."Not only is there an intent requirement, and they clearly don't have that here, but the officer admits that the only thing the guy might have been able to build would have been a trigger device, which is notably not a "destructive device" or "explosive."
Xai: So in america they arrest you for having bomb making supplies but no bomb?So do i get arrested for having child abducting supplies (candy) or bank robbing supplies (paper, pen, pocket and banana)Land of the free indeed...
homelessdude: FTA: " the watch, which had a large leather strap with a protruding toggle switch, wires and fuses and a circuit board....."I am absolutely no fan of the TSA and their keystone cop approach to airline security. However, after 10+ years of airport/terrorism hysteria, one would think it prudent to think ahead a bit as to what one of the mopes from TSA would get their panties in a bunch about. A wrist watch with exposed wiring and circuit board might just be on the list of "stupid shiat you should check in your bag or leave home". Sounds like this guy was less interested in his "freedom" and "civil rights" and more interested in whatever self-promotion angle he was working. While not indicated in the article, it would not surprise me one bit if this dude is pulling together every mention of his arrest in the media for some future advertisement of whatever he is selling. And of course,the every vigilant media was ready to pounce on their story with all the journalistic prowess they could muster. Idiots.
smadge1: Oh yeah, I have owned a few of these watches over the past 20 yearsCasio F91W/hand coding HTML on the mobile site is bloody hard.
moothemagiccow: smadge1: Oh yeah, I have owned a few of these watches over the past 20 yearsCasio F91W/hand coding HTML on the mobile site is bloody hard.It's quite simple with a keyboard but they stopped selling decent phones with keyboards in favor of five inch monstrosities
not5am: you get out of here with your logical reasoning. this is a tsa hate thread and we'll have none of your facts!
Pro Zack: So what is this "Smoke test"? that allows the TSA to arrest people for looking weird"Well, he looked weird but didn't have any smoke coming from him, so we knew he was a terrorist."
vudukungfu: EvilEgg: without that all you have is an automatic light timerAlarm clock.Of course, if you took a big ben alarm clock, and duct taped it to a handfull of railroad flares, and stuck some wires in the mess, you could shut down Boston.
kinkkerbelle: He really is an artist. His commercial website: LinkHe also helps run an advertising and marketing school specifically targeted at low income women and minorities. Sounds like a dangerous man to me.
steamingpile: ... Add that to the fact he had a one way ticket and its one of the few times the tsa did nothing wrong.
steamingpile: Did you read the article? I am betting, since he's an artist, that he was trying to be a pain in the ass by doing some kind of thing where he films himself making all this crap then someone else films him going through security. Add that to the fact he had a one way ticket and its one of the few times the tsa did nothing wrong.
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