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(WSBTV)   Atlanta airport makes three arrests in two hours upon discovering guns being brought through the security checkpoint - one of which belonged to a Chick-Fil-A executive   ( wsbtv.com) divider line
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2012-12-05 09:40:03 AM  
Oh relax, Submtter.He was probably just trying to guard himself and his employees against the rabid horde of same-sex couples coming through Atlanta that day. Perfectly understandable.
 
2012-12-05 09:41:39 AM  
One of the other suspects:

images.wikia.com
 
2012-12-05 09:52:05 AM  
God, guns and gays.
 
2012-12-05 09:58:09 AM  
Eat Mor Bullits
 
2012-12-05 10:01:56 AM  
Okay, so tell me. What good is a gun in your bag if you FORGET it's in there? "I'm just trying to protect myself...with a gun I forgot I had!"
 
2012-12-05 10:12:58 AM  

ToxicMunkee: Okay, so tell me. What good is a gun in your bag if you FORGET it's in there? "I'm just trying to protect myself...with a gun I forgot I had!"


I have never forgotten where any of my firearms were. Maybe his mommy needs to take some of his toys away until he knows how to play nicely with them.
 
2012-12-05 10:16:31 AM  
Ya know? I think that "forgetting" about your gun is a pretty good sign that you are either lying to law enforcement or that you seriously shouldn't own a gun.
 
2012-12-05 10:34:00 AM  
Christian Chic-Fil-A execs with caught guns at the airport?

Probably on their way to execute gay people in Uganda.
 
2012-12-05 10:44:21 AM  

Godscrack: Christian Chic-Fil-A execs with caught guns at the airport?

Probably on their way to execute gay people in Uganda.


Wait...I thought the security checkpoint belonged to the exec.
 
2012-12-05 10:48:21 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: One of the other suspects:

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I hope he at least took the baseball bat off.
 
2012-12-05 10:59:05 AM  
Can't believe this doesn't happen every 20 minutes at one US airport or another.........
 
2012-12-05 11:19:42 AM  
Heh my dumbass friend brought his backpack through a checkpoint when he was heading back home from his dad's place in New York. What he didn't realize was his dad had used the backpack before giving it back to him and forgot his little single-shot .22 pistol in it. My buddy gets to the airport, puts his bag on the scanner, and next thing he knows he's got a military guy pointing a M4 at him while he's being handcuffed. They take him to the back, on one is believing that he didn't mean to have it, and wouldn't let him make any calls. After about 5 hours an FBI agent comes in, realizes that my friend is actually telling the truth, and has him call his dad. Dad comes, says it's his and he forgot it, my friend gets off, and is able to get another flight out.

He said the best part of it was the look on the TSA agent's face at the secuity checkpoint as he went through again (she was still on shift from when he was arrested).

/CSB
//I forgot a box of ammo in my backpack going through once
///No arrest, but I'm on a TSA "watch list"
//Not a "No fly" list, but apparently they're watching me
/Slashies!!
 
2012-12-05 11:21:30 AM  

ToxicMunkee: Okay, so tell me. What good is a gun in your bag if you FORGET it's in there? "I'm just trying to protect myself...with a gun I forgot I had!"


At the point where you have so many guns that you forget that you are carrying some of them around, you may have too many guns.
 
2012-12-05 11:23:59 AM  

colinspooky: Can't believe this doesn't happen every 20 minutes at one US airport or another.........


A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods, and is not an appropriate way to end a sentence, especially one at the end of the entirety of what you have written/a paragraph (such as it is). You might as well end your sentence with "^^^%%". It makes about as much sense grammatically.

B. The airport in TFA is the busiest in the world in terms of passenger traffic, and is located in Georgia, both certainly contributing to more guns being found on passengers compared to other airports.
 
2012-12-05 11:29:36 AM  

Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods


Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?
 
2012-12-05 11:37:05 AM  

Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?



Hmm!!! I was..... thinking stuff same? Or summat..............
 
2012-12-05 11:37:09 AM  

Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?


You left out an "s" on "things."
 
2012-12-05 11:40:33 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: One of the other suspects:

[images.wikia.com image 500x495]



Carl Jr?  I didn't think their restaurant was so unpopular.
 
2012-12-05 11:43:21 AM  
I can see how one would forget that.

Flying in June this year. I had 3 bags with me. Was originally planning to check two and carry on a third. Changed my mind at the last minute and instead of checking the bag with my clothes and toiletries I decided to check another one and carry that one on. Except I forgot the big bottle of mouthwash was in it. Total blank. Got stopped, and the bottle thrown away. No other hassle.

So yeah, I can see if a person is in a hurry and doesn't think about it and suddenly it's "oh shiat".
 
2012-12-05 11:44:12 AM  

colinspooky: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?


Hmm!!! I was..... thinking stuff same? Or summat..............


"Georgia's gun carry laws make it easy to forget you have a weapon on you. "

Just what we need, absent-minded gun owners...
And grammar nazis...
 
2012-12-05 11:45:58 AM  

SurfaceTension: I can see how one would forget that.

Flying in June this year. I had 3 bags with me. Was originally planning to check two and carry on a third. Changed my mind at the last minute and instead of checking the bag with my clothes and toiletries I decided to check another one and carry that one on. Except I forgot the big bottle of mouthwash was in it. Total blank. Got stopped, and the bottle thrown away. No other hassle.

So yeah, I can see if a person is in a hurry and doesn't think about it and suddenly it's "oh shiat".


Which begs the question, WHY is this an issue?
Why doesn't TSA respond with "You will have to check this bag sir or throw the gun away."
TADA, problem solved!!!

But no, instead they OVER REACT with deadly force.
farkem
 
2012-12-05 11:48:56 AM  

colinspooky: Can't believe this doesn't happen every 20 minutes at one US airport or another.........


I suspect that far, far more verboten "things" end up going through security checkpoints than get caught.
 
2012-12-05 11:50:24 AM  

colinspooky: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?


Hmm!!! I was..... thinking stuff same? Or summat..............


Between twitter, text messaging, and people like you, soon our written language will consist solely of misappropriated punctuation.
 
2012-12-05 11:50:30 AM  

Diogenes: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

And it's called a "full stop" not period. That's what ladies get.

 
2012-12-05 11:52:26 AM  

colinspooky: Diogenes: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

And it's called a "full stop" not period. That's what ladies get.


Perhaps in Metric English it's called a "full stop."
 
2012-12-05 12:03:52 PM  

colinspooky: Diogenes: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

And it's called a "full stop" not period. That's what ladies get.


No, it's definitely called a period. Surprisingly, words can have more than one meaning.
 
2012-12-05 12:07:31 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: colinspooky: Diogenes: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

And it's called a "full stop" not period. That's what ladies get.

No, it's definitely called a period. Surprisingly, words can have more than one meaning.


Yeah, I know. Sidewalk, freeway, check, sarcasm.........
 
2012-12-05 12:25:42 PM  

Sid_6.7:
A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods, and is not an appropriate way to end a sentence, especially one at the end of the entirety of what you have written/a paragraph (such as it is). You might as well end your sentence with "^^^%%". It makes about as much sense grammatically.


These may help you.........

img38.imageshack.us
 
2012-12-05 01:26:45 PM  
AT LEAST IT WASN'T A DILDO!
 
2012-12-05 01:27:11 PM  
's secretary
 
2012-12-05 01:28:39 PM  
 
2012-12-05 01:28:45 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

"Now, where did I leave my gun?"
 
2012-12-05 01:29:51 PM  
The "I forgot it was there" defense should be an automatic license revoke for 1 year on the first offense and permanently after that along with making it illegal for you to even own one. If you're not careful enough with a gun to even know where it is you don't deserve to have it.
 
2012-12-05 01:30:46 PM  

Sid_6.7: colinspooky: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?


Hmm!!! I was..... thinking stuff same? Or summat..............

Between twitter, text messaging, and people like you, soon our written language will consist solely of misappropriated punctuation.


U mad, bro...??!&
 
2012-12-05 01:31:22 PM  
Wow. A thread where there's a chance to bash TSA, Chik-Fil-A, the city of Atlanta, or greedy corporate executives, we instead argue over ellipsis.
 
2012-12-05 01:32:10 PM  

Diogenes: God, guns and gays.


He's from Texas?
 
2012-12-05 01:32:40 PM  

had98c: Wow. A thread where there's a chance to bash TSA, Chik-Fil-A, the city of Atlanta, or greedy corporate executives, we instead argue over ellipsis........



FTFY
 
2012-12-05 01:33:27 PM  

had98c: Wow. A thread where there's a chance to bash TSA, Chik-Fil-A, the city of Atlanta, or greedy corporate executives, we instead argue over ellipsis.


You mean ellipses, that's the plural.
 
2012-12-05 01:33:32 PM  
FTA
Then at noon, police arrested Derek Morgan after they said he tried to take a loaded .32 caliber handgun through a checkpoint

You would think that members of the BAU would be allowed to carry their guns on flights, or at least get a pass if he forgets to check it.
 
2012-12-05 01:34:10 PM  
I do not understand how this can happen. I've got a lot of guns, and I take them to the range all the time. I have never lost track of a gun.
 
2012-12-05 01:35:15 PM  

colinspooky: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?


Hmm!!! I was..... thinking stuff same? Or summat..............


... - Ellipsis
.... or more - a Jeff Goldblum
 
2012-12-05 01:35:48 PM  
"yer gonna like this chicken, motherfarker! Smile when you say you like it!"
 
2012-12-05 01:37:46 PM  
Chick-Fil-A's interpretation of the bible:

"Thou shall not kill", an explicit commandment, isn't to be taken seriously.

The parts of Leviticus about tattoos and blended fabrics aren't to be taken seriously.

The part of Leviticus that tells priests of one, long gone temple in Jerusalem that homosexuality is not part of that, long gone priesthood, is cause to change United States law to forbid a third of Americans from having the same rights as the other two-thirds.

Geniuses, these executives. It's a miracle they ever remember that the chicken goes inside the bread in a chicken sandwich.
 
2012-12-05 01:37:58 PM  
Responsible gun ownership: "Durr, I didn't know where my gun was"
 
2012-12-05 01:38:42 PM  
Guns seems like one of those things that are important enough that you should know where yours is at all times. Even if you think you know where it is, you should occasionally check just to make sure it's still there, too.
 
2012-12-05 01:39:10 PM  

KarmicDisaster: had98c: Wow. A thread where there's a chance to bash TSA, Chik-Fil-A, the city of Atlanta, or greedy corporate executives, we instead argue over ellipsis.

You mean ellipses, that's the plural.


Are you sure it isn't ellipsii?
 
2012-12-05 01:39:11 PM  

had98c: Wow. A thread where there's a chance to bash TSA, Chik-Fil-A, the city of Atlanta, or greedy corporate executives, we instead argue over ellipsis.


Bonus points, ellipsis has something to do with airport security too. . .

i290.photobucket.com

At least in the movies :)
 
2012-12-05 01:39:28 PM  
Chickens just don't die by themselves. Someone has to do it.
 
2012-12-05 01:39:29 PM  
Executive Administrator - secretary not an executive. Still stupid regardless.
 
2012-12-05 01:39:35 PM  

Beanlet: KarmicDisaster: had98c: Wow. A thread where there's a chance to bash TSA, Chik-Fil-A, the city of Atlanta, or greedy corporate executives, we instead argue over ellipsis.

You mean ellipses, that's the plural.

Are you sure it isn't ellipsii?


well...
 
2012-12-05 01:39:41 PM  
I wouldn't be surprised if the Chik-Fil-A executive wasn't on his way to commit a hate crime with that gun. Sexist, racist, homophobic and Christian.
 
2012-12-05 01:39:57 PM  

Walker


Eat Mor Bullits


I was thinking "Eat Mor Led". It gets the bad spelling in there without getting too close to a pretty decent Steve McQueen movie.
 
2012-12-05 01:40:04 PM  
Why does a Chick-Fil-A exec own a security checkpoint at the Atlanta airport?
 
2012-12-05 01:40:09 PM  

Explodo: The "I forgot it was there" defense should be an automatic license revoke for 1 year on the first offense and permanently after that along with making it illegal for you to even own one. If you're not careful enough with a gun to even know where it is you don't deserve to have it.


I'm in FL. No license in the first place! Haha!
 
2012-12-05 01:40:50 PM  
I was flying out of an airport in Tennessee once, when an 70ish year old man came up to airport security and told them he had a gun in his carry on and wanted to know if that was all right. The TSA agent said very politely and professionally "don't cross this line, don't show it to me and don't tell me any more about it. Take it back to the ticket counter and have them put it in your checked luggage". I love it when people use commen sense and don't over react.

The last time flew out of Nashville a young army corporal was with his unit traveling somewhere and had carried something through TSA that he definitely wasn't supposed to. I passed by his Lt a cop and a couple of TSA agents and guys in suits all looking distressed. As I walked past, I heard something to the effect of "how can we save this guy's career?" Later on I saw him past security, back with his guys.

Those are my two TSA not being jerks stories.

/still irritated about having to through away a perfectly good tube of toothpaste
 
2012-12-05 01:41:04 PM  
Friend of mine went through security recently with live rounds in his bags. TSA never saw a thing
 
2012-12-05 01:41:39 PM  
i1151.photobucket.com
Speakin' of weapons-grade ordinance - ya might want to prepare yourself for a rapid-fire blitz in the throne room once those vittles hit the ol' gullet.
Try tuh scrap off the evidence from the bowl with the toilet brush respectfully provided.
 
2012-12-05 01:41:45 PM  
FTFA: "Then at noon, police arrested Derek Morgan after they said he tried to take a loaded .32 caliber handgun through a checkpoint."

Go ahead. Try and take it. I dare ya.
3.bp.blogspot.com

/Hot
//Interpret that as you will.
 
2012-12-05 01:42:31 PM  

mat catastrophe: Why does a Chick-Fil-A exec own a security checkpoint at the Atlanta airport?


Probably to discriminate the against LGBLT community, people of color, Muslims, and women.
 
2012-12-05 01:42:47 PM  
Colonel Sanders kept an RPG launcher and shotgun in his car trunk.
 
2012-12-05 01:43:04 PM  

SurfaceTension: I can see how one would forget that.

Flying in June this year. I had 3 bags with me. Was originally planning to check two and carry on a third. Changed my mind at the last minute and instead of checking the bag with my clothes and toiletries I decided to check another one and carry that one on. Except I forgot the big bottle of mouthwash was in it. Total blank. Got stopped, and the bottle thrown away. No other hassle.

So yeah, I can see if a person is in a hurry and doesn't think about it and suddenly it's "oh shiat".


Mouthwash is one thing. I fly every other week through Hartsfield and I smoke a lot of weed so I will check my coat and any bags thoroughly the night before my flight. If I carried a piece every where I'd do the same.

You can get arrested for a gun. You can get arrested for drugs. You will not get arrested for mouthwash. I can see forgetting the mouthwash because of that, but if you can't remember to check up on the two former things then you're not being thorough enough.

The gun should be a lot easier to notice than the drugs. This is likely just incompetence, but it's pretty damn incompetent.
 
2012-12-05 01:43:48 PM  

KarmicDisaster: had98c: Wow. A thread where there's a chance to bash TSA, Chik-Fil-A, the city of Atlanta, or greedy corporate executives, we instead argue over ellipsis.

You mean ellipses, that's the plural.


www.funnypictures.se
 
2012-12-05 01:44:11 PM  

Sid_6.7: B. The airport in TFA is the busiest in the world in terms of passenger traffic, and is located in Georgia, both certainly contributing to more guns being found on passengers compared to other airports.


I disagree; while more people fly through ATL, I doubt they have the heaviest check-point through-put. If you're just connecting through ATL you don't get searched. Well, normally.

The Slush: Responsible gun ownership: "Durr, I didn't know where my gun was"


Other people have pointed this out in the thread, but the sentiment bears repeating. Maybe I'd have such a cavalier attitude towards firearms if I owned them, but I doubt it.
 
2012-12-05 01:45:20 PM  

Onkel Buck: Friend of mine went through security recently with live rounds in his bags. TSA never saw a thing


I made it through Love Field in Dallas with a pocketknife on my keychain, just plain forgot it on there. They didn't check or say a thing. That blade was bigger than most box-cutters.

On my way back from Lubbock at this small 8-terminal airport, the agent saw the knife on my keychain before it went through the scanner, asked if I wanted to keep it, and told me to run it to my bag before it went to the back. Of course I was one of like 3 people in the whole airport so that was cool.
 
2012-12-05 01:46:09 PM  
Hmm... a religious fundamentalist attempting to take a gun on a plane. They are going to charge him with terrorism, right?
 
2012-12-05 01:48:01 PM  

Greek: Hmm... a religious fundamentalist attempting to take a gun on a plane. They are going to charge him with terrorism, right?


He's a white CEO. I'm surprised they haven't apologized profusely for interrupting his job creating.
 
2012-12-05 01:48:30 PM  
There's was quars comin through that there hollow steel bird.
 
2012-12-05 01:49:00 PM  

Somacandra: Oh relax, Submtter.He was probably just trying to guard himself and his employees against the rabid horde of same-sex couples coming through Atlanta that day. Perfectly understandable.


Because all employees of a company are in lockstep with what their CEO thinks. OF COURSE.
 
2012-12-05 01:49:30 PM  
Who "forgets" a firearm?
 
2012-12-05 01:49:57 PM  
To those who keep referring to the executive as a male, just for reference:

It began Monday when agents said around 10:45 a.m. they discovered a .380 handgun in Sheryl Rexrode's carry-on as she went through security. The Chick-Fil-A executive was arrested.
 
2012-12-05 01:50:20 PM  

factoryconnection: I doubt they have the heaviest check-point through-put. If you're just connecting through ATL you don't get searched.


Excellent point!

Maud Dib: U mad, bro...??!&


Yes,,,,,,, because clearly,,,:!, I am being DEADLY SERIOUS......%
 
2012-12-05 01:50:46 PM  
First, let me say that I believe that everyone who would normally qualify for a concealed carry permit should be allowed to pack a gun on a plane. Second let me say that if you "forget" that you are carrying a gun, you should never be allowed to carry a gun.
 
2012-12-05 01:51:03 PM  
I once accidentally went through airport security with a sawn-off ellipsis. TSA brought me to a full stop.

/got nothin' hasn't already been covered.
 
2012-12-05 01:51:27 PM  

kumanoki: Who "forgets" a firearm?


Probably the same people that don't act as if the firearm is always loaded and shoot their friend in the face.
 
2012-12-05 01:51:56 PM  
the tag is for subby who doesn't know the difference between an "executive" and an "executive administrator"

but at least she got it greenlit with the hatred. Mods apparently couldn't get as far as the second sentence.
 
2012-12-05 01:53:49 PM  
I have no problem with gun ownership. I have a big problem with dorks who have guns. This guy is a dork with a gun.
 
2012-12-05 01:53:55 PM  

Jake Havechek: Colonel Sanders kept an RPG launcher and shotgun in his car trunk.


And he was royally pissed when the Canuckian government banned him from firing those off in his backyard in Streetsville.
 
2012-12-05 01:54:40 PM  

ginandbacon: Ya know? I think that "forgetting" about your gun is a pretty good sign that you are either lying to law enforcement or that you seriously shouldn't own a gun.


C) All of the above
 
2012-12-05 01:55:27 PM  

kumanoki: Who "forgets" a firearm?


The same people who forget that they have a baby in the back seat in the summer time.
 
2012-12-05 01:55:32 PM  

Sid_6.7: colinspooky: Can't believe this doesn't happen every 20 minutes at one US airport or another.........

A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods, and is not an appropriate way to end a sentence, especially one at the end of the entirety of what you have written/a paragraph (such as it is). You might as well end your sentence with "^^^%%". It makes about as much sense grammatically.

B. The airport in TFA is the busiest in the world in terms of passenger traffic, and is located in Georgia, both certainly contributing to more guns being found on passengers compared to other airports.


I knew someone from a previous internet life.. .. ..whose idea of an ellipsis.. .. ..was, as you can see.. .. ..two periods, then a space, then two periods, then a space, then two periods.. .. ..and he used this hillbilly ellipsis at least three or four times in every post. He seemed to stick them in wherever he would have naturally paused while speaking. I think.

Pointing out to him that this was asinine only encouraged him. Once you tell somebody like that not to do something that his fifth-grade English teacher also would have told him not to do, you've now given him a mission in life.
 
2012-12-05 01:55:47 PM  

kumanoki: Who "forgets" a firearm?


The same person who insists we're all magically safer because he's allowed to carry a concealed weapon everywhere he goes, despite all the statistics proving the exact opposite.
 
2012-12-05 01:56:08 PM  
I don't know what's the problem with libtards. More guns = more safe...duh!
 
2012-12-05 01:57:01 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Greek: Hmm... a religious fundamentalist attempting to take a gun on a plane. They are going to charge him with terrorism, right?

He's a white CEO. I'm surprised they haven't apologized profusely for interrupting his job creating.


He/she is not the CEO. He/she is an "executive administrator." Another term for this job is "administrative assistant." Yet another is "secretary."

Huge difference...
 
2012-12-05 01:58:35 PM  

pottie: First, let me say that I believe that everyone who would normally qualify for a concealed carry permit should be allowed to pack a gun on a plane. Second let me say that if you "forget" that you are carrying a gun, you should never be allowed to carry a gun.


Sadly, 'THIS' got shot in the face by his friend who "forgot" his weapon was loaded, safety-off, in a bag.
 
2012-12-05 01:59:08 PM  
From TFA:

Officers arrested three people, including an executive administrator with Atlanta-based Chick-Fil-A. It's why the agency is once again urging passengers to check their bags before coming to the airport.

It began Monday when agents said around 10:45 a.m. they discovered a .380 handgun in Sheryl Rexrode's carry-on as she went through security. The Chick-Fil-A executive was arrested.



The person in question was referenced as "an executive" and as "an executive administrator". Please resume arguing.

Also, she is a woman.
 
2012-12-05 02:02:10 PM  

namatad:

Which begs the question, WHY is this an issue?
Why doesn't TSA respond with "You will have to check this bag sir or throw the gun away."
TADA, problem solved!!!


Because, headlines.
The TSA has a thankless job and it screws up at it with alarming regularity. They need to defend their funding like ever other government agency, even when it's quite apparent that they need massive reorganization.

These "wins" are all they have.
So what if it ruins someone's life over a simple mistake.

/a real terrorist probably isn't going to walk with a loaded handgun in a bag he knows they are going to search.
/that crap ended back when they installed metal detectors and x-ray machines.
 
2012-12-05 02:04:13 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Also, she is a woman.


I knew a guy named Sheryl once. He didn't like to be called Shirley.
 
2012-12-05 02:05:19 PM  
People that forget they're carrying a gun should forever lose the right to carry a gun.
 
2012-12-05 02:05:26 PM  

KarmicDisaster: ToxicMunkee: Okay, so tell me. What good is a gun in your bag if you FORGET it's in there? "I'm just trying to protect myself...with a gun I forgot I had!"

At the point where you have so many guns that you forget that you are carrying some of them around, you may have too many guns.


Nobody said he had too many guns. People don't have too many sets of car keys and seem to be
able to forget where they put them.

Not saying one should not be more careful with dangerous items....
 
2012-12-05 02:05:50 PM  

Sid_6.7: colinspooky: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?


Hmm!!! I was..... thinking stuff same? Or summat..............

Between twitter, text messaging, and people like you, soon our written language will consist solely of misappropriated punctuation.


LOL Y U B H8IN'.................................
 
2012-12-05 02:06:11 PM  

JackieRabbit


I knew a guy named Sheryl once. He didn't like to be called Shirley.


Shirley? You can't be serious.
 
gja
2012-12-05 02:06:53 PM  

ginandbacon: Ya know? I think that "forgetting" about your gun is a pretty good sign that you are either lying to law enforcement or that you seriously shouldn't own a gun.


Seconded.
 
2012-12-05 02:10:09 PM  

TheSignPost: People that forget they're carrying a gun should forever lose the right to carry a gun.


If they are charged with a felony as a result they will...
 
2012-12-05 02:11:15 PM  

uncleacid: Chickens just don't die by themselves. Someone has to do it.


I read that as chickens don't fly themselves and someone has to do it (for them). Then I read it correctly. Then I had the visual of someone "helping" a chicken fly by flinging it hammer-style while someone else takes the poor little bastard out.
 
2012-12-05 02:13:59 PM  
Chick-fil-A?

He must be a Crusader.

He will enslave our Islam and discriminate our Homosexuals.

Bad citizen!!! Bad for democracy!!!

Kill, good comrades, kill!!!
 
2012-12-05 02:14:10 PM  

KarmicDisaster: had98c: Wow. A thread where there's a chance to bash TSA, Chik-Fil-A, the city of Atlanta, or greedy corporate executives, we instead argue over ellipsis.

You mean ellipses, that's the plural.


You mean, "ellipses"; that's the plural.

FTFY
 
2012-12-05 02:14:49 PM  
People who forget they're carrying a gun are the same type of morons that shoot themselves or someone else because they forgot it was loaded.
 
2012-12-05 02:15:01 PM  
Idiocy comes in all shapes and sizes of Republican. We just have to remember to be tolerant of the ones who provide the best fast food.
 
2012-12-05 02:15:54 PM  
It must be hard to shoot a chicken in the head with a hand-gun - what with them doing that bobbing neck action thing.
 
2012-12-05 02:16:32 PM  

ginandbacon: Ya know? I think that "forgetting" about your gun is a pretty good sign that you are either lying to law enforcement or that you seriously shouldn't own a gun.


Every firearm owner (excepting those with a collection so large it becomes hard to remember the list itself) should be able to state, off the top of his or her head, the location and condition-of-readiness of every firearm they own.
 
2012-12-05 02:17:01 PM  
I've heard nothing but bad things about the Walther PK380. Too bad, cuz it's a cool looking pistol.
 
2012-12-05 02:18:37 PM  
They deserves to spend a few nights in jail for being so farking stupid. From what I've found you haven't been able to bring a gun on a plane (on your person or in your carry-on) since the 1970's and it's been 11 years since it's been a criminal act to try.
 
2012-12-05 02:19:24 PM  

pottie: First, let me say that I believe that everyone who would normally qualify for a concealed carry permit should be allowed to pack a gun on a plane. Second let me say that if you "forget" that you are carrying a gun, you should never be allowed to carry a gun.


I disagree with your first point; you carry a weapon wherever you think you might need to use it. You do not need to use a gun on a plane. You shoot and miss, maybe hit depending on your load, and you depressurize the aircraft. So much for saving anyone's life.
 
2012-12-05 02:21:04 PM  

namatad: SurfaceTension: I can see how one would forget that.

Flying in June this year. I had 3 bags with me. Was originally planning to check two and carry on a third. Changed my mind at the last minute and instead of checking the bag with my clothes and toiletries I decided to check another one and carry that one on. Except I forgot the big bottle of mouthwash was in it. Total blank. Got stopped, and the bottle thrown away. No other hassle.

So yeah, I can see if a person is in a hurry and doesn't think about it and suddenly it's "oh shiat".

Which begs the question, WHY is this an issue?
Why doesn't TSA respond with "You will have to check this bag sir or throw the gun away."
TADA, problem solved!!!

But no, instead they OVER REACT with deadly force.
farkem


That's exactly what they used to do before the TSA was instituted, and it worked fine^^^%%

I once tried to board a flight with a can of pepper spray^^^%% My excuse wasn't that I'd forgotten I had it, it simply didn't occur to me that pepper spray wasn't something that you could take on a plane^^^%% I could however also see how someone could forget they were carrying a prohibited weapon, including a small gun if you're from the sticks. I used to take that same can to high school all the time by absentmindedly neglecting to remove it from my jacket^^^%%
 
2012-12-05 02:21:21 PM  

scottydoesntknow:
//I forgot a box of ammo in my backpack going through once
///No arrest, but I'm on a TSA "watch list"


Well, that's not okay. What if you'd pulled out that box in the middle of the flight and started throwing bullets at people really hard?
 
2012-12-05 02:23:32 PM  

dennysgod: They deserves to spend a few nights in jail for being so farking stupid. From what I've found you haven't been able to bring a gun on a plane (on your person or in your carry-on) since the 1970's and it's been 11 years since it's been a criminal act to try.


We could also tell them to comply with the FOPA and check the weapon as carry on, thus saving millions of dollars wasted on prosecuting and incarcerating non-terrorists.

/never mind, it seems we have money to burn.
/just put everyone who violates a TSA rule on the no fly list.
 
2012-12-05 02:24:34 PM  
If you "forget" the location of your loaded hand gun EVER, your a DA and do not need to be allowed to carry... PERIOD...
 
2012-12-05 02:26:52 PM  
I've got a good sized collection of firearms, a concealed carry permit, and so on- I'm a big gun nut.

But I can't, for the life of me, understand these morons who "forget" one is in their luggage. I have the bags I take to the range and haul guns and ammo in. I have the bags I take on an airplane. The two sets of luggage are separate and will NOT ever be mixed. EVER. You can buy a set of really decent luggage for what a few hours of lawyer time in a criminal defense matter will cost you.

Should it result in a revocation of the right? No, I don't think so- you don't become a raving nutjob once past a TSA checkpoint. However, I do think the person should pay a hefty fine. Maybe that will spark some memory capability.
 
2012-12-05 02:27:37 PM  
Right after 9/11 I dropped my girlfriend at the time off at the airport and forgot there was a machete in my trunk and they were searching all cars coming onto the airport grounds. The lady behind me had this shocked look when the security guy unsheathed the machete, the woman couldn't see that this was just one piece of a bunch of camping equipment in my trunk and was probably a bit shocked when the guy just put it back and then let me go on in.
 
2012-12-05 02:28:25 PM  

factoryconnection: You shoot and miss, maybe hit depending on your load, and you depressurize the aircraft. So much for saving anyone's life.


That's not how it goes.

A few bullet holes in the fuselage, while not a good thing, won't crash the plane. There was a 737 (Aloha Airlines) that became a convertible at altitude and landed safely- only a few people not belted in were lost. That's hardly one 9mm hole = dead airliner. Hell, I doubt anybody would even notice if not for the noise.
 
2012-12-05 02:28:28 PM  

Zukipilot: If you "forget" the location of your loaded hand gun EVER, your a DA and do not need to be allowed to carry... PERIOD...


Only a 4/10. You forgot to spell it EVAR.
 
2012-12-05 02:28:49 PM  

factoryconnection: and you depressurize the aircraft.


No

You Don't
 
2012-12-05 02:30:39 PM  

Nutsac_Jim: KarmicDisaster: ToxicMunkee: Okay, so tell me. What good is a gun in your bag if you FORGET it's in there? "I'm just trying to protect myself...with a gun I forgot I had!"

At the point where you have so many guns that you forget that you are carrying some of them around, you may have too many guns.

Nobody said he had too many guns. People don't have too many sets of car keys and seem to be
able to forget where they put them.

Not saying one should not be more careful with dangerous items....


Nobody's even sayin' you can't carry a gun. All we're sayin' is you can't carry a gun in town.

www.wearysloth.com
 
2012-12-05 02:31:58 PM  
I like how most of you Farkers hate this company. It's perpetual Christmas since their sales went through the roof during the boycott by Gays, Lesbos and Libs. Bonus points as well since this is a passé cause and you're all still exhibiting butthurt.
 
2012-12-05 02:33:28 PM  
It is possible these people 'forgot' because they carry every day and having a firearm on them is as routine as having a set of keys. If they're frequent travelers the security theater is just another pain in the ass routine as well.

Pair those up and I do not find it hard to imagine someone showing up at the checkpoint with a firearm. Certainly not an egregious oversite. Just have them check their bags for fark sake.

/wtf with the arrests?
 
2012-12-05 02:35:13 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Greek: Hmm... a religious fundamentalist attempting to take a gun on a plane. They are going to charge him with terrorism, right?

He's a white CEO. I'm surprised they haven't apologized profusely for interrupting his job creating.


Did anybody actually read the article, or is it just easier to assume it was a man?

FTA: It began Monday when agents said around 10:45 a.m. they discovered a .380 handgun in Sheryl Rexrode's carry-on as she went through security. The Chick-Fil-A executive was arrested.
 
2012-12-05 02:35:19 PM  

Zukipilot: If you "forget" the location of your loaded hand gun EVER, your a DA and do not need to be allowed to carry... PERIOD...


This is why I always respected Deputy Barney Fife. He always knew where his gun was and his bullet.
 
2012-12-05 02:35:49 PM  
our scholars have determined that this is called a bad case of dumb-ass.
 
2012-12-05 02:35:55 PM  
The TSA should have this sign up for the CEO

www.sportsmenvote.com
 
2012-12-05 02:39:03 PM  

mdeesnuts: It is possible these people 'forgot' because they carry every day and having a firearm on them is as routine as having a set of keys. If they're frequent travelers the security theater is just another pain in the ass routine as well.


Sure, it's possible, but that doesn't mean it's responsible. If carrying a firearm is "routine" to the point that you're not aware it's there, you're being negligent. Part of being a responsible firearm owner is being sure that it never leaves your control, and that means always being aware (and mindful) of its whereabouts and condition-of-readiness, not just having it somewhere handy.
 
2012-12-05 02:39:23 PM  

Sid_6.7: colinspooky: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?


Hmm!!! I was..... thinking stuff same? Or summat..............

Between twitter, text messaging, and people like you, soon our written language will consist solely of misappropriated punctuation.


Dood.... it's the Internet. This is casual conversation. Srsly..... if u r that bothered by ellipses and punctuation you should really...... kill yourself.

/do my ellipses with more than 3 dots offend you?
//are they dots or periods?
///someone needs a super sized maxipad
 
2012-12-05 02:40:08 PM  

Wook: I like how most of you Farkers hate this company. It's perpetual Christmas since their sales went through the roof during the boycott by Gays, Lesbos and Libs. Bonus points as well since this is a passé cause and you're all still exhibiting butthurt.


It's part of the liberal chess game to get republicans to die or become incapacitated from diabetes. You fell right into their trap, checkmate.
 
2012-12-05 02:40:45 PM  

someahole: That's exactly what they used to do before the TSA was instituted, and it worked fine^^^%%

I once tried to board a flight with a can of pepper spray^^^%% My excuse wasn't that I'd forgotten I had it, it simply didn't occur to me that pepper spray wasn't something that you could take on a plane^^^%% I could however also see how someone could forget they were carrying a prohibited weapon, including a small gun if you're from the sticks. I used to take that same can to high school all the time by absentmindedly neglecting to remove it from my jacket^^^%%


lol @ ur punctuation^^^%%
 
2012-12-05 02:41:31 PM  

Devil's Playground


Did anybody actually read the article, or is it just easier to assume it was a man?


Did anybody actually read the thread, or is it just easier to make comments that have already been made several times?
 
2012-12-05 02:47:51 PM  
Did anyone read the post above or below mine?
 
2012-12-05 02:47:57 PM  

Diogenes: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?

You left out an "s" on "things."


You should keep quotes inside the punctuation on "things".
 
2012-12-05 02:49:11 PM  
How could this be I have been told repeatedly by Farkers airport security that they have never every found any weapons ever.
 
2012-12-05 02:50:00 PM  

Corvus: How could this be I have been told repeatedly by Farkers that airport security have never every found any weapons ever.


FTFM
 
2012-12-05 02:50:37 PM  

Nothing To See Here: Did anyone read the post above or below mine?


I did.
 
2012-12-05 02:51:15 PM  
To be fair they were probably all wondering if they had 3.5 or 2.68 ounces of fluid in tray #14 and if their 18"X24" bag would incur the oversized bag penalty.

Kinda serious, Just like the TSA we are being taught to look for the nonsensical fringe BS instead of the simple threats. A child brought a thermometer to school with MERCURY IN IT!!! (never mind the 2 ton weapon loaded with gas they used to transport it)
 
2012-12-05 02:52:09 PM  

SurfaceTension: I can see how one would forget that.

Flying in June this year. I had 3 bags with me. Was originally planning to check two and carry on a third. Changed my mind at the last minute and instead of checking the bag with my clothes and toiletries I decided to check another one and carry that one on. Except I forgot the big bottle of mouthwash was in it. Total blank. Got stopped, and the bottle thrown away. No other hassle.

So yeah, I can see if a person is in a hurry and doesn't think about it and suddenly it's "oh shiat".


Forgetting mouthwash I can see but a frickin gun? No, if you "forgot" you had a gun on your suitcase you should never be allowed to own one again.
 
2012-12-05 02:52:24 PM  

Fancourt: Diogenes: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?

You left out an "s" on "things."

You should keep quotes inside the punctuation on "things".


No you don't:

Rule 1

Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks, even inside single quotes.
 
2012-12-05 02:53:30 PM  
The key is to take your gun through in parts and assemble - worked for Scaramanga

www.techdigest.tv
 
2012-12-05 02:53:58 PM  

Corvus: Fancourt: Diogenes: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?

You left out an "s" on "things."

You should keep quotes inside the punctuation on "things".

No you don't:

Rule 1

Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks, even inside single quotes.


Citation please.
 
2012-12-05 02:57:40 PM  

titwrench: Corvus: Fancourt: Diogenes: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?

You left out an "s" on "things."

You should keep quotes inside the punctuation on "things".

No you don't:

Rule 1

Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks, even inside single quotes.

Citation please.


Holy shiat, you can't use google?
Click here because you are too stupid to Google things for yourself, like titwrench.
 
2012-12-05 02:59:54 PM  

titwrench: Corvus: Fancourt: Diogenes: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?

You left out an "s" on "things."

You should keep quotes inside the punctuation on "things".

No you don't:

Rule 1

Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks, even inside single quotes.

Citation please.


Here is one because I think 20 confuses you:



In the U.S., periods and commas always go inside the quotation marks.
 
2012-12-05 03:00:20 PM  

midigod: No


That first link makes a ridiculous amount of assumptions, including "all CWP holders use safety slugs" and "all CWP holders are excellent shots in confined quarters under serious duress." Horse sh*t.

The second one is much more reasonably written and I appreciate the link, although I wasn't one to believe that the plane would disintegrate in the first place.

Either way, the 9/11 scenario isn't going to happen again. Hell even in 1 of those 4 planes the passengers revolted against the hijackers, and now with the cockpit security improvements the need for a gunfight at cruising altitude becomes nil. Check your handguns.
 
2012-12-05 03:02:27 PM  

flux: Sure, it's possible, but that doesn't mean it's responsible. If carrying a firearm is "routine" to the point that you're not aware it's there, you're being negligent. Part of being a responsible firearm owner is being sure that it never leaves your control, and that means always being aware (and mindful) of its whereabouts and condition-of-readiness, not just having it somewhere handy.


My point is they may be mindful the firearm is on them, but the checkpoint is just an obstacle between them and the plane. They forget that the TSA is run, manned, and funded by incompetent over reactive morons.

Irresponsible? A bit. It should not be newsworthy or provoke the stern finger shaking and calls for license removal seen in this thread, though.^^^%%
 
2012-12-05 03:04:58 PM  

Corvus: titwrench: Corvus: Fancourt: Diogenes: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?

You left out an "s" on "things."

You should keep quotes inside the punctuation on "things".

No you don't:

Rule 1

Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks, even inside single quotes.

Citation please.

Holy shiat, you can't use google?
Click here because you are too stupid to Google things for yourself, like titwrench.


Grammar's hard! There is one exception I know of to placing periods and commas inside quotation marks. This is in technical writing, especially about computer programming and administration. One doesn't want the punctuation to be included as part of an expression. Back in my day, we were taught that all punctuation went inside the quotation marks. Punctuation in English has been morphing for about 300 years now.
 
2012-12-05 03:05:16 PM  

mdeesnuts: My point is they may be mindful the firearm is on them, but the checkpoint is just an obstacle between them and the plane. They forget that the TSA is run, manned, and funded by incompetent over reactive morons.


So then you and them are praising them for doing their job correctly this time?
 
2012-12-05 03:07:03 PM  
Heck, I flew Air Jamaica back in April of 2001, and on the flight back to the US I had packed a machete I bought in my carry on. No one said a word until I got off the flight in Atlanta. Oops, lol. What were they going to do to a 15 yr old kid? They released me to my dad, telling him to have a stern talk with me. Had I done that 6 months later, things would have been different.

/dad still laughs about that one
// made it back from Russia in 2010 with double the vodka allowed
/// Brought a bottle of wine back from Peru in my carry on in 2011
 
2012-12-05 03:08:47 PM  

JackieRabbit: Corvus: titwrench: Corvus: Fancourt: Diogenes: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?

You left out an "s" on "things."

You should keep quotes inside the punctuation on "things".

No you don't:

Rule 1

Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks, even inside single quotes.

Citation please.

Holy shiat, you can't use google?
Click here because you are too stupid to Google things for yourself, like titwrench.

Grammar's hard! There is one exception I know of to placing periods and commas inside quotation marks. This is in technical writing, especially about computer programming and administration. One doesn't want the punctuation to be included as part of an expression. Back in my day, we were taught that all punctuation went inside the quotation marks. Punctuation in English has been morphing for about 300 years now.


Those are the rules of English. Am I saying everyone follows them or should? No. Unlike MANY ASSHOLES I have no problem with people not following all English rules in informal discourse, but that does not change the rules for English.

Are quotation marks periods? I guess I am missing something about your point you are trying to make because periods was the issue being discussed.
 
2012-12-05 03:10:48 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: The person in question was referenced as "an executive" and as "an executive administrator". Please resume arguing.


She's a secretary. LinkedIn Jigsaw Other

But I love how people quickly assumed this was a white male chief executive instead of a female assistance of unknown race. I'm also somewhat curious as to why people thought it was relevant at all. As far as I can tell from the article they mentioned her employment because Chick-Fil-A is a major employer in the Atlanta area.
 
2012-12-05 03:12:30 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I wouldn't be surprised if the Chik-Fil-A executive wasn't on his way to commit a hate crime with that gun. Sexist, racist, homophobic and Christian.


I live with my mom

At least I hope nobody bit, because that's the most goddamn retarding thing I've read this week.

/and I've been doing a lot of lurking on Fark.
 
2012-12-05 03:12:33 PM  

ginandbacon: Ya know? I think that "forgetting" about your gun is a pretty good sign that you are either lying to law enforcement or that you seriously shouldn't own a gun.


I can see maybe having a bullet that somehow got out of the box and ended up buried in the bag as forgettable. You were at the range on Wednesday, a box popped open and you only found 9 of the 10 that fell out. That's lazy but understandable. Forgetting the gun is just a bullshiat excuse.

/I never carry guns, ammo, or gun accessories in the bags I use for travel
 
2012-12-05 03:13:41 PM  

puppetmaster745: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I wouldn't be surprised if the Chik-Fil-A executive wasn't on his way to commit a hate crime with that gun. Sexist, racist, homophobic and Christian.

I live with my mom

At least I hope nobody bit, because that's the most goddamn retarding thing I've read this week.

/and I've been doing a lot of lurking on Fark.


*retarded... sigh
 
2012-12-05 03:15:37 PM  

Corvus: titwrench: Corvus: Fancourt: Diogenes: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?

You left out an "s" on "things."

You should keep quotes inside the punctuation on "things".

No you don't:

Rule 1

Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks, even inside single quotes.

Citation please.

Holy shiat, you can't use google?
Click here because you are too stupid to Google things for yourself, like titwrench.


Is this how you react to someone that isn't sure about something in real life? You sir are a cock and according to your profile you are in my city. Would you care to meet so you can speak to me that way to my face?
 
2012-12-05 03:15:51 PM  

Corvus: So then you and them are praising them for doing their job correctly this time?


lol^% Hell no^%

I don't think the TSA should exist^%
 
2012-12-05 03:15:53 PM  
Sorry, let me rephrase that.

Corvus: Those are the rules of English. Am I saying everyone follows them or should? No. Unlike MANY PEDANTIC ASSHOLES I have no problem with people not following all English rules in informal discourse, but that does not change the rules for English.


There that feels better. I think some people really don't have much in their lives so pointing out grammar or spelling issues gives them a feeling of superiority that they need to make up for in their lives. Many people I know who are writers or English degree holders/teachers/professors don't give a shiat about informal communication like that.

Sure they care when it's FORMAL communication but that's different. But that something too deep for the Fark pedants to understand the difference. It actually shows their lack of understanding the English language. That their knowledge of English doesn't go beyond high school or maybe the lowest college English class.
 
2012-12-05 03:17:18 PM  

mdeesnuts: Corvus: So then you and them are praising them for doing their job correctly this time?

lol^% Hell no^%

I don't think the TSA should exist^%


So? That has no bearing to my question. Or are you one of those people who think just because you don't like something mean your allowed to lie about them?
 
2012-12-05 03:17:33 PM  

titwrench: You sir are a cock and according to your profile you are in my city. Would you care to meet so you can speak to me that way to my face?


fight! fight! fight! fight!
 
2012-12-05 03:18:19 PM  

mdeesnuts: My point is they may be mindful the firearm is on them, but the checkpoint is just an obstacle between them and the plane. They forget that the TSA is run, manned, and funded by incompetent over reactive morons.


What? The reason handguns are not permitted on airplanes isn't "because incompetence". Incompetence would be not catching them. You know what's another trait of responsible firearms owners? Knowledge of state and federal firearms laws.

There is no perspective by which these people are not being irresponsible by having guns in their carry-on luggage.
 
2012-12-05 03:19:18 PM  

mat catastrophe: Why does a Chick-Fil-A exec own a security checkpoint at the Atlanta airport?


Get your eyes fixed. TFA mentions "the security checkpoint" singularly.
The use of "one of which" in this case clearly refers to ownership of one of the two hours, or one of the three arrests.

Because time is money, and the police are for sale, both meanings are equally plausible.
 
2012-12-05 03:19:34 PM  

titwrench: Is this how you react to someone that isn't sure about something in real life? You sir are a cock and according to your profile you are in my city. Would you care to meet so you can speak to me that way to my face?


Not at all. It's how I react to people who are to lazy in life to check facts on their own. And question others about their facts without ever checking or themselves.

So you solution is through violence to see if someone is right or wrong? You believe beating people up because they do what you ask them to and show they were right?
 
2012-12-05 03:21:02 PM  

Headso: titwrench: You sir are a cock and according to your profile you are in my city. Would you care to meet so you can speak to me that way to my face?

fight! fight! fight! fight!


"You gave me a citation (which I asked for) and showed me you were right (which I asked for) so I am going to threaten you!" (notice the "!" goes inside those quotes).

I thought people got banned for threats? Is that not the case anymore?
 
2012-12-05 03:24:35 PM  

scottydoesntknow: No arrest, but I'm on a TSA "watch list"


You too? I flipped the bird at one of the little blueshirt goons.
 
2012-12-05 03:26:36 PM  

flux: mdeesnuts: My point is they may be mindful the firearm is on them, but the checkpoint is just an obstacle between them and the plane. They forget that the TSA is run, manned, and funded by incompetent over reactive morons.

What? The reason handguns are not permitted on airplanes isn't "because incompetence". Incompetence would be not catching them. You know what's another trait of responsible firearms owners? Knowledge of state and federal firearms laws.

There is no perspective by which these people are not being irresponsible by having guns in their carry-on luggage.


THIS.

I disagree with how we do security in airports now. But the crazy attack on the TSA even when they are doing what they supposed to do makes people look crazy and foolish.

Also you could not have a gun in your carry on BEFORE post 9/11 TSA screening (at least the airports I went to)! So it's really idiotic.
 
2012-12-05 03:28:31 PM  

clyph: scottydoesntknow: No arrest, but I'm on a TSA "watch list"

You too? I flipped the bird at one of the little blueshirt goons.


I am sorry why do people like you think TSA agents are the people who control the operation. It's like yelling at the cashier at McDonalds because you don't like their corporate policy. It really makes no sense.

You are aware airports in the USA that don't use TSA use the SAME exact screening process?
 
2012-12-05 03:29:03 PM  
After being excoriated in the press for exercising a 1st Amendment right to both freely expressed opinions and the right to one's religious views ... Chic Fil A execs ought to be granted permission to travel in the middle of ...

ww1.hdnux.com
 
2012-12-05 03:30:44 PM  

2wolves: ToxicMunkee: Okay, so tell me. What good is a gun in your bag if you FORGET it's in there? "I'm just trying to protect myself...with a gun I forgot I had!"

I have never forgotten where any of my firearms were. Maybe his mommy needs to take some of his toys away until he knows how to play nicely with them.


You can tell both of you ignorant bastards didn't even read the article AND are sexist since you automatically assume an executive is a man. Hint: It is a she.

farking liberals.
 
2012-12-05 03:30:47 PM  

flux: mdeesnuts: My point is they may be mindful the firearm is on them, but the checkpoint is just an obstacle between them and the plane. They forget that the TSA is run, manned, and funded by incompetent over reactive morons.

What? The reason handguns are not permitted on airplanes isn't "because incompetence". Incompetence would be not catching them. You know what's another trait of responsible firearms owners? Knowledge of state and federal firearms laws.

There is no perspective by which these people are not being irresponsible by having guns in their carry-on luggage.


Wouldn't it only really be irresponsible if you allowed somebody else to access the carry-on luggage? Those recordings they play repeatedly are pretty clear on the dangers that can cause, so hopefully these guys didn't let that happen.
 
2012-12-05 03:32:45 PM  

titwrench: You sir are a cock and according to your profile you are in my city. Would you care to meet so you can speak to me that way to my face?


OK meet me at Chicano Park at 1am on Saturday. Yell "Spick!" loud repeatedly so I know who/where you are.

/snark
 
2012-12-05 03:33:02 PM  

Sid_6.7: colinspooky: Can't believe this doesn't happen every 20 minutes at one US airport or another.........

A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods, and is not an appropriate way to end a sentence, especially one at the end of the entirety of what you have written/a paragraph (such as it is). You might as well end your sentence with "^^^%%". It makes about as much sense grammatically.

B. The airport in TFA is the busiest in the world in terms of passenger traffic, and is located in Georgia, both certainly contributing to more guns being found on passengers compared to other airports.


In prose, an ellipsis can be used to end a sentence to indicate someone trailing off and dropping their thought. A good example would be a line from Star Wars: " I sense something. A presence I've not felt since..." As you can see, Vadar drops his thought, leaving it incomplete. Typically, this ellipsis functions like a period, having no space before it and one after it.

In technical writing, an ellipsis is used only to indicate elided words from a quote. Each dot must have a space between them and a space on either side unless followed by punctuation. It is permissible to use your font's ellipsis character instead. If an ellipsis is used to end a sentence, the final period must be there as well. 

Anyway, the original quoted text is badly formed. I just had to chime in to counter your assertion that ellipses cannot end sentences.
 
2012-12-05 03:33:09 PM  
In other news. I missed the mass chick-Fil-A Baptist Convention eat-up the Tuesday after DragonCon ended. Many a chicken squawked in terror that day.
 
2012-12-05 03:34:38 PM  
Haven't read the comments yet, but how can you not know a gun is in your luggage. I would understand if you said I can't remember if I put in my grey or black pants, but I can't remember if my gun, machette, or pot was in your bag.
 
2012-12-05 03:36:33 PM  

Corvus: Headso: titwrench: You sir are a cock and according to your profile you are in my city. Would you care to meet so you can speak to me that way to my face?

fight! fight! fight! fight!

"You gave me a citation (which I asked for) and showed me you were right (which I asked for) so I am going to threaten you!" (notice the "!" goes inside those quotes).

I thought people got banned for threats? Is that not the case anymore?


So, to be clear, you DON'T want to meet this gentleman to further discuss the manner in which you address people unfamiliar to you.
 
2012-12-05 03:39:00 PM  

Corvus: JackieRabbit: Corvus: titwrench: Corvus: Fancourt: Diogenes: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?

You left out an "s" on "things."

You should keep quotes inside the punctuation on "things".

No you don't:

Rule 1

Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks, even inside single quotes.

Citation please.

Holy shiat, you can't use google?
Click here because you are too stupid to Google things for yourself, like titwrench.

Grammar's hard! There is one exception I know of to placing periods and commas inside quotation marks. This is in technical writing, especially about computer programming and administration. One doesn't want the punctuation to be included as part of an expression. Back in my day, we were taught that all punctuation went inside the quotation marks. Punctuation in English has been morphing for about 300 years now.

Those are the rules of English. Am I saying everyone follows them or should? No. Unlike MANY ASSHOLES I have no problem with people not following all English rules in informal discourse, but that does not change the rules for English.

Are quotation marks periods? I guess I am missing something about your point you are trying to make because periods was the issue being discussed.


Periods and quotation marks are both punctuation marks. My point is that, as you point out, the rules of English are what they are, without regard to a common vernacular's disregard of them. However, there are some instances when formal English is used, but some of the rules must be put aside. Computer technology is one of them. For example if in an email I type: You need to debug that with "set -x.", this may be constructed as use the command 'set -x.' instead of 'set -x'. I deliberately placed the comma following the conditional clause and the terminal period outside the quotes of the last sentence for this same reason.
 
2012-12-05 03:42:35 PM  

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: Corvus: Headso: titwrench: You sir are a cock and according to your profile you are in my city. Would you care to meet so you can speak to me that way to my face?

fight! fight! fight! fight!

"You gave me a citation (which I asked for) and showed me you were right (which I asked for) so I am going to threaten you!" (notice the "!" goes inside those quotes).

I thought people got banned for threats? Is that not the case anymore?

So, to be clear, you DON'T want to meet this gentleman to further discuss the manner in which you address people unfamiliar to you.


Naw, look above I set a meeting location and method. I feel it's easy to have discourse of the matter over text.

If he feels however that his is incapable of proving a point only through discussion, I believe that shows that he is probably not a bright person. Not a person able to use discussion and logic and when shown wrong gets upset and tries to make himself feel superior through physical means.

Dude the guys is threatening me because I was right about a punctuation rule.

Talk about "Lighten up Francis!"

This is all I am going to say about the matter, because I don't want to theadshiat, unless someone brings the discussion back up.
 
2012-12-05 03:43:34 PM  

ha-ha-guy: /I never carry guns, ammo, or gun accessories in the bags I use for travel


Exactly.

Here's what I think people aren't considering. We recently bought some decent quality luggage- Victorinox Werks Traveler 4.0 series. Not top shelf, but nothing to sneeze at. Dang sight better than American Tourister (cheap shiat that is... the $200 luggage sets aren't worth anything). The carry on bags run something like $280 right now. The bigger bags a bit more. So figure for one person, a $280 carry on and a $320 or so duffle or pullman will be all the luggage that person needs. That's right at $600 for two pieces of good quality luggage.

A criminal lawyer is likely to run at least $300 an hour. So even IF your farkup can be fixed within two hours (not bloody likely) and no other troubles beyond inconvenience at the airport (not a chance in hell), you're saving no money and still using shiat luggage. Better to spend the money for a separate set of travel luggage that never see guns placed inside of them. No chance of a forgotten handgun or rogue .22LR round stuck in there to get you in trouble.
 
2012-12-05 03:44:04 PM  

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: Corvus: Headso: titwrench: You sir are a cock and according to your profile you are in my city. Would you care to meet so you can speak to me that way to my face?

fight! fight! fight! fight!

"You gave me a citation (which I asked for) and showed me you were right (which I asked for) so I am going to threaten you!" (notice the "!" goes inside those quotes).

I thought people got banned for threats? Is that not the case anymore?

So, to be clear, you DON'T want to meet this gentleman to further discuss the manner in which you address people unfamiliar to you.


My question is, are either of these guys the type to punch an airplane window when they can't sit next to their mom?
 
2012-12-05 03:46:35 PM  

Evil Mackerel: kumanoki: Who "forgets" a firearm?

The same people who forget that they have a baby in the back seat in the summer time.


Oh fark I left the kid in the car ... man my wife is never gonna let me hear the end of it.
 
2012-12-05 03:46:41 PM  

JackieRabbit: Periods and quotation marks are both punctuation marks. My point is that, as you point out, the rules of English are what they are, without regard to a common vernacular's disregard of them. However, there are some instances when formal English is used, but some of the rules must be put aside. Computer technology is one of them. For example if in an email I type: You need to debug that with "set -x.", this may be constructed as use the command 'set -x.' instead of 'set -x'. I deliberately placed the comma following the conditional clause and the terminal period outside the quotes of the last sentence for this same reason.


Yep. I agree. And that's what my whole point has been. I 100% agree and am a proponent that English rules should not always be followed. however, that was not the context of the discussion. We are in agreement.

Anyone who is looking at a document like you describe and complaining that it's not "proper English" is an idiot. Just like the people here on Fark that call out every spelling error or minor grammar error are too. But that still doesn't change the formal rules of English (which I agree are not always cut and dry).
 
2012-12-05 03:47:47 PM  

Corvus: titwrench: Is this how you react to someone that isn't sure about something in real life? You sir are a cock and according to your profile you are in my city. Would you care to meet so you can speak to me that way to my face?

Not at all. It's how I react to people who are to lazy in life to check facts on their own. And question others about their facts without ever checking or themselves.

So you solution is through violence to see if someone is right or wrong? You believe beating people up because they do what you ask them to and show they were right?


I didn't threaten violence, you inferred it, I simply called you out for being a shiat talker. If I were in front of you you would not speak to me that way.
 
2012-12-05 03:49:44 PM  

Corvus: The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: Corvus: Headso: titwrench: You sir are a cock and according to your profile you are in my city. Would you care to meet so you can speak to me that way to my face?

fight! fight! fight! fight!

"You gave me a citation (which I asked for) and showed me you were right (which I asked for) so I am going to threaten you!" (notice the "!" goes inside those quotes).

I thought people got banned for threats? Is that not the case anymore?

So, to be clear, you DON'T want to meet this gentleman to further discuss the manner in which you address people unfamiliar to you.

Naw, look above I set a meeting location and method. I feel it's easy to have discourse of the matter over text.

If he feels however that his is incapable of proving a point only through discussion, I believe that shows that he is probably not a bright person. Not a person able to use discussion and logic and when shown wrong gets upset and tries to make himself feel superior through physical means.

Dude the guys is threatening me because I was right about a punctuation rule.

Talk about "Lighten up Francis!"

This is all I am going to say about the matter, because I don't want to theadshiat, unless someone brings the discussion back up.


I concede the issue. Punctuation inside quotes. Thank you.

/Holy crap!
 
2012-12-05 03:49:55 PM  

akula: ha-ha-guy: /I never carry guns, ammo, or gun accessories in the bags I use for travel

Exactly.

Here's what I think people aren't considering. We recently bought some decent quality luggage- Victorinox Werks Traveler 4.0 series. Not top shelf, but nothing to sneeze at. Dang sight better than American Tourister (cheap shiat that is... the $200 luggage sets aren't worth anything). The carry on bags run something like $280 right now. The bigger bags a bit more. So figure for one person, a $280 carry on and a $320 or so duffle or pullman will be all the luggage that person needs. That's right at $600 for two pieces of good quality luggage.

A criminal lawyer is likely to run at least $300 an hour. So even IF your farkup can be fixed within two hours (not bloody likely) and no other troubles beyond inconvenience at the airport (not a chance in hell), you're saving no money and still using shiat luggage. Better to spend the money for a separate set of travel luggage that never see guns placed inside of them. No chance of a forgotten handgun or rogue .22LR round stuck in there to get you in trouble.



I did exactly that when I had a job in Georgia where I felt the need to carry. I had car luggage and airplane luggage.

/The threats that made me carry on that job were 4 legged in variety and mean as hell.
 
2012-12-05 03:50:53 PM  

titwrench: I didn't threaten violence, you inferred it, I simply called you out for being a shiat talker. If I were in front of you you would not speak to me that way.


Why? I call people stupid in real life all the time when they are being stupid.

Now you called me names too. So why is that ok for you to do it?

Why is it my responsibly to educate you when you seem to believe it's too much work to do the minimal work to educate yourself about a subject?
 
2012-12-05 03:52:56 PM  

titwrench: I didn't threaten violence, you inferred it,


Right, "say that to my face" is not normally considered to imply a threat? grow up.

You inferred it.
 
2012-12-05 03:54:12 PM  

Fancourt: I concede the issue. Punctuation inside quotes. Thank you.


No problem. Glad you didn't threaten me because I disagreed with you.
 
2012-12-05 03:54:54 PM  
I don't really buy the "I forgot it was in there" defense. I have a gun bag, and other bags I use for traveling. The two don't mix. Frankly, they're not even the same type - one's a bag, the other is luggage. My gun bag probably has enough powder residue to set off every alarm within 6 feet of it.

If the idiots really did forget they had a gun in luggage they are bringing to the airport then they probably aren't the type of people you want armed.
 
2012-12-05 03:55:51 PM  

Explodo: The "I forgot it was there" defense should be an automatic license revoke for 1 year on the first offense and permanently after that along with making it illegal for you to even own one. If you're not careful enough with a gun to even know where it is you don't deserve to have it.


It is already. You lose your licence for life when you have a felony. Carrying a gun through the checkpoint is a felony.
 
2012-12-05 03:56:10 PM  

Corvus: titwrench: I didn't threaten violence, you inferred it,

Right, "say that to my face" is not normally considered to imply a threat? grow up.

You inferred it.


If anything I implied it grammar dude.
 
2012-12-05 03:57:51 PM  

titwrench: Corvus: titwrench: I didn't threaten violence, you inferred it,

Right, "say that to my face" is not normally considered to imply a threat? grow up.

You inferred it.

If anything I implied it grammar dude.


[citation please]

I am to lazy to look things up myself. Or does that only work for you?
 
2012-12-05 03:58:57 PM  
Make Love,
Not Grammer.
 
2012-12-05 03:59:17 PM  

Corvus: titwrench: Corvus: titwrench: I didn't threaten violence, you inferred it,

Right, "say that to my face" is not normally considered to imply a threat? grow up.

You inferred it.

If anything I implied it grammar dude.

[citation please]

I am to lazy to look things up myself. Or does that only work for you?


By the way, that was a joke. I know the difference.

I figure you might not get sarcasm.
 
2012-12-05 03:59:44 PM  
Make Gandma,
Not Threats
 
2012-12-05 04:00:17 PM  

Corvus: clyph: scottydoesntknow: No arrest, but I'm on a TSA "watch list"

You too? I flipped the bird at one of the little blueshirt goons.

I am sorry why do people like you think TSA agents are the people who control the operation. It's like yelling at the cashier at McDonalds because you don't like their corporate policy. It really makes no sense.

You are aware airports in the USA that don't use TSA use the SAME exact screening process?


While I don't personally bust TSA balls when I fly I don't mind people who do because their complaints and bad attitude makes its way up to the people managing the line staff. If everyone grins and bares it that never happens.
 
2012-12-05 04:00:53 PM  
Learn Spell Check.
Not Grammer/Gramma
r
 
2012-12-05 04:02:33 PM  
What's amusing is all the Fark Outrage Police all assumed it was a white man. You're supposed to be fighting against stereotyping, not furthering it.
 
2012-12-05 04:02:48 PM  
I should have read through the comments Before posting. It looks like many people expressed nearly identical thoughts. So, I guess I'll just say: This.
 
2012-12-05 04:03:17 PM  
Drew was just in Atlanta.
 
2012-12-05 04:03:20 PM  
The only purpose the mention of chic-fil-a serves in this headline is to make it seem that everyone who works there is stupid; hence, they are dumb for hating teh gays. Classic Matt Drudge tactic. Niice.
 
2012-12-05 04:06:41 PM  
It's ok, he had a permit:

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-05 04:07:38 PM  

Wook: I like how most of you Farkers hate this company. It's perpetual Christmas since their sales went through the roof during the boycott by Gays, Lesbos and Libs. Bonus points as well since this is a passé cause and you're all still exhibiting butthurt.


You might want to check your figures. I read an article that they received a one time bump and then resumed near normal sales a short time after the boycott.

Personally I don't eat there as I find their food disgusting, them and Culver's are the only two fast food places I will absolutely not eat at.
 
2012-12-05 04:07:44 PM  

Devil's Playground: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Greek: Hmm... a religious fundamentalist attempting to take a gun on a plane. They are going to charge him with terrorism, right?

He's a white CEO. I'm surprised they haven't apologized profusely for interrupting his job creating.

Did anybody actually read the article, or is it just easier to assume it was a man?

FTA: It began Monday when agents said around 10:45 a.m. they discovered a .380 handgun in Sheryl Rexrode's carry-on as she went through security. The Chick-Fil-A executive was arrested.


My comments are sarcastic
 
2012-12-05 04:08:52 PM  

Headso: While I don't personally bust TSA balls when I fly I don't mind people who do because their complaints and bad attitude makes its way up to the people managing the line staff. If everyone grins and bares it that never happens.


Thanks, for taking my question serious and answering in a real fashion. I often get something along the lines "You love the TSA and want nazis to take over the US!" kind of response in these threads when I ask something like that.

You really believe an agents experience (oh and like I said NON-TSA USA screener use the same screening methods) bubbles up to the top level who are government top level appointees and politicians who make the policy?

To me it seems contradictory to believe the TSA is one of the most disorganized inept organizations ever (not saying you said this but it's what others say) and also believe it has one of the best for funneling up agent experiences. Wouldn't that seem odd?

My belief is that people do these things against the TSA because it lets them feel like they accomplishing something, but really it does jack shiat. In fact worse it makes people less likely to want to work with you for a better solution.

What people I believe SHOULD be doing is coming up with a sane new system (like ones they use in Europe) to use to replace the system we have. But that won't happen from people flipping off TSA agents. You have to act like an adult make a plan and build consensus around that plan. That's actual real work.
 
2012-12-05 04:17:16 PM  

Corvus: You really believe an agents experience (oh and like I said NON-TSA USA screener use the same screening methods) bubbles up to the top level who are government top level appointees and politicians who make the policy?


yes I believe dealing with employee morale is an issue important to high level managers. You could probably easily find mentions of it among people involved with the TSA.
 
2012-12-05 04:22:17 PM  

Corvus: I am sorry why do people like you think TSA agents are the people who control the operation. It's like yelling at the cashier at McDonalds because you don't like their corporate policy. It really makes no sense.


In other words, they're only following orders.

Check your history and let me know how that's worked as a defense in the past.
 
2012-12-05 04:22:44 PM  
That whole Chick-Fil-A thing is pretty significant.

So where did the other two work, subby? 'Cuz that's really important. Right?

/you're not helping
 
2012-12-05 04:30:51 PM  

Corvus: It's like yelling at the cashier at McDonalds because you don't like their corporate policy.


Oh, and for the record I don't yell at McDonalds cashiers because I don't like their corporate policy. I yell at them when they're rude and/or incompetent.

Likewise I flip off TSA goons when they're surly and expect me to lick their jackboots.
 
2012-12-05 04:31:27 PM  

clyph: Corvus: I am sorry why do people like you think TSA agents are the people who control the operation. It's like yelling at the cashier at McDonalds because you don't like their corporate policy. It really makes no sense.

In other words, they're only following orders.

Check your history and let me know how that's worked as a defense in the past.


You are comparing them to Nazis. Serious you sound like a crazy person. This is my point. They are checking luggage and patting people down they are not gassing Jews, gays and gypsies!! That's a LOT farking different.

You are a nut if you think those things are comparable.
 
2012-12-05 04:32:20 PM  

Sid_6.7: colinspooky: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?


Hmm!!! I was..... thinking stuff same? Or summat..............

Between twitter, text messaging, and people like you, soon our written language will consist solely of misappropriated punctuation.


;'!!/,,() :::::::..,,?
 
2012-12-05 04:32:24 PM  

Headso: Corvus: You really believe an agents experience (oh and like I said NON-TSA USA screener use the same screening methods) bubbles up to the top level who are government top level appointees and politicians who make the policy?

yes I believe dealing with employee morale is an issue important to high level managers. You could probably easily find mentions of it among people involved with the TSA.


High level mangers don't set TSA policy. That is my point.
 
2012-12-05 04:34:32 PM  

Corvus: Headso: Corvus: You really believe an agents experience (oh and like I said NON-TSA USA screener use the same screening methods) bubbles up to the top level who are government top level appointees and politicians who make the policy?

yes I believe dealing with employee morale is an issue important to high level managers. You could probably easily find mentions of it among people involved with the TSA.

High level mangers don't set TSA policy. That is my point.


It all trickles up to those who do. That is mine.
 
2012-12-05 04:36:18 PM  
Hey I think if Fark wanted more page hits and comments they should not bother linking to politics they should link to stories about grammar rules. People seem more nuts about those than anything.
 
2012-12-05 04:40:39 PM  

Foundling: Chick-Fil-A's interpretation of the bible:

"Thou shall not kill", an explicit commandment, isn't to be taken seriously.


Err, no, actually. That's a mistranslation. It should be rendered into modern-day English as "Do not murder."

Prof. Eliezer Segal

wikipedia
 
2012-12-05 04:41:14 PM  

Headso: Corvus: Headso: Corvus: You really believe an agents experience (oh and like I said NON-TSA USA screener use the same screening methods) bubbles up to the top level who are government top level appointees and politicians who make the policy?

yes I believe dealing with employee morale is an issue important to high level managers. You could probably easily find mentions of it among people involved with the TSA.

High level mangers don't set TSA policy. That is my point.

It all trickles up to those who do. That is mine.


So you believe they are very competent about management structure? Because most places I have worked it doesn't? Most work places I know most bad news never funnels past middle management. That is what middle management usually exists for. A one wave valve for shiat.

So do you believe (I don't want to put words in your mouth):

A) many people have problems with the TSA?
B) the information gets fed back up.

If both of those are true (if you believe them to be true) why has nothing already been done about it?

If people are complaining and they care like you said they do, why are they not doing anything about it? It seems to me A or B is not true or both is not true.
 
2012-12-05 04:42:09 PM  

titwrench: Corvus: titwrench: Is this how you react to someone that isn't sure about something in real life? You sir are a cock and according to your profile you are in my city. Would you care to meet so you can speak to me that way to my face?

Not at all. It's how I react to people who are to lazy in life to check facts on their own. And question others about their facts without ever checking or themselves.

So you solution is through violence to see if someone is right or wrong? You believe beating people up because they do what you ask them to and show they were right?

I didn't threaten violence, you inferred it, I simply called you out for being a shiat talker. If I were in front of you you would not speak to me that way.


ITG taken to the next level: trying to meet people in real life to intimidate them about punctuation grievances. This is where LOL can be properly used.
 
2012-12-05 04:43:33 PM  

ciberido: Err, no, actually. That's a mistranslation. It should be rendered into modern-day English as "Do not murder."


I've heard that and that's stupid. Jesus said you must "love thy enemy" also he talked about non-violence even for defense. So how does that make justifiable to kill anyone?
 
2012-12-05 04:46:52 PM  

Corvus: I've heard that and that's stupid. Jesus said you must "love thy enemy" also he talked about non-violence even for defense. So how does that make justifiable to kill anyone?


I'm not arguing either side, but the ten commandments were like, thousands of years before Jesus.
 
2012-12-05 04:46:56 PM  

Corvus: Hey, I think if Fark wanteds more page hits and comments they should not bother linking to politics. Tthey should link to stories about grammar rules. People seem more nuts about those than anything.

 

Will you not even try?
 
2012-12-05 04:46:59 PM  

Corvus: You are comparing them to Nazis. Serious you sound like a crazy person. This is my point. They are checking luggage and patting people down they are not gassing Jews, gays and gypsies!! That's a LOT farking different.


Not all the Nazis personally killed Jews and Gypsies. Some just stood around at trains stations and airports, said "Papiere, Bitte" a lot, and otherwise harassed and intimidated law-abiding travellers. They were still Nazis.

If it talks like a Nazi and dresses like a Nazi, it's close enough for me to call it a Nazi.
 
2012-12-05 04:48:23 PM  

midigod: factoryconnection: and you depressurize the aircraft.

No

You Don't


While I appreciate countering misinformation, I have to say that this Angel Shamaya individual does not seem to know what the word "myth" means.
 
2012-12-05 04:49:16 PM  

Wook: I like how most of you Farkers hate this company. It's perpetual Christmas since their sales went through the roof during the boycott by Gays, Lesbos and Libs. Bonus points as well since this is a passé cause and you're all still exhibiting butthurt.


I'm glad it pleases you. Keep on enjoying!
 
2012-12-05 04:49:54 PM  
So, they forgot they were carrying weapons? Not much of a personal protection device, if you've forgotten that you're carrying it...
 
2012-12-05 04:52:57 PM  

flux: Corvus: I've heard that and that's stupid. Jesus said you must "love thy enemy" also he talked about non-violence even for defense. So how does that make justifiable to kill anyone?

I'm not arguing either side, but the ten commandments were like, thousands of years before Jesus.


I agree. But any Christian using that to justifying killing is full of shiat.
 
2012-12-05 04:54:24 PM  

clyph: If it talks like a Nazi and dresses like a Nazi, it's close enough for me to call it a Nazi.


You are saying being a TSA agent is as bad as being a Nazi in WWII.

You are a crazy person.
 
2012-12-05 04:54:39 PM  

Corvus: So do you believe (I don't want to put words in your mouth):

A) many people have problems with the TSA?
B) the information gets fed back up.

If both of those are true (if you believe them to be true) why has nothing already been done about it?


Except there have been changes to TSA policies after complaints from passengers so your contention there is false. You could also google tsa employee morale and find that it was a topic being discussed and dealt with by the head of homeland security.
 
2012-12-05 04:55:17 PM  

mdeesnuts: someahole: That's exactly what they used to do before the TSA was instituted, and it worked fine^^^%%

I once tried to board a flight with a can of pepper spray^^^%% My excuse wasn't that I'd forgotten I had it, it simply didn't occur to me that pepper spray wasn't something that you could take on a plane^^^%% I could however also see how someone could forget they were carrying a prohibited weapon, including a small gun if you're from the sticks. I used to take that same can to high school all the time by absentmindedly neglecting to remove it from my jacket^^^%%

lol @ ur punctuation^^^%%


The one I never got is way Koreans use the tilde to end sentences(when writing in English). Like this~~^^

Thankfully, these mysteries have answers~
 
2012-12-05 04:55:55 PM  

Fancourt: Nothing To See Here: Did anyone read the post above or below mine?

I did.


I didn't.
 
2012-12-05 04:56:31 PM  

Corvus: You are a nut if you think those things are comparable.


Yep, I'm nuts to see any similarity between this:

and this:

www.trbimg.com

How dare I be offended by uniformed goons demanding to see my papers.
 
2012-12-05 04:59:36 PM  

titwrench: Corvus: Fancourt: Diogenes: Krieghund: Sid_6.7: A. Please, for the love of Christ, an ellipsis only has three periods

Of all the thing wrong on Fark, THIS is what you choose to biatch about?

You left out an "s" on "things."

You should keep quotes inside the punctuation on "things".

No you don't:

Rule 1

Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks, even inside single quotes.

Citation please.


MLA says so. It's the generally-accepted standard for American English.

It's largely a difference between British and American English, but the British or "logical" style seems to be taking over slowly.
 
2012-12-05 05:00:00 PM  

Headso: Except there have been changes to TSA policies after complaints from passengers so your contention there is false. You could also google tsa employee morale and find that it was a topic being discussed and dealt with by the head of homeland security.


So they have been making meaningful changes under the TSA? I have not heard of them. All I hear in this threads is how horrible they are and they don't make meaningful changes.

Which changes are you referring to that you believe are meaningful and have improved things for people?
 
2012-12-05 05:01:11 PM  

ciberido: It's largely a difference between British and American English, but the British or "logical" style seems to be taking over slowly.


I find the British way to be more logical also. To me the punctuation should go with the quote only if it is part of the quote.
 
2012-12-05 05:03:12 PM  

clyph: Corvus: You are a nut if you think those things are comparable.

Yep, I'm nuts to see any similarity between this:

and this:

[www.trbimg.com image 600x330]

How dare I be offended by uniformed goons demanding to see my papers.


Bartenders also ask to "see your papers" are the just as bad as Nazis too? Or if they are not in uniform it becomes ok?
 
2012-12-05 05:03:36 PM  

Corvus: You are saying being a TSA agent is as bad as being a Nazi in WWII.


Yes, I am.

The Nazis didn't start out killing Jews on day one. They worked up to it over time. One of their first steps was controlling internal and international travel.

If you're harassing your fellow citizens and treating them like criminals for having the audacity to move around the country, then yes, you are a motherfarking bootlicking Nazi collaborator.
 
2012-12-05 05:04:19 PM  

Nothing To See Here: Make Gandma,
Not Threats


images.cpcache.com
 
2012-12-05 05:06:31 PM  

clyph: If you're harassing your fellow citizens and treating them like criminals for having the audacity to move around the country, then yes, you are a motherfarking bootlicking Nazi collaborator.


You mean like the when you go into Disneyland and they check your bags? Or to a concert or a football game? Those people are all Nazis too right?

Because they also "treat you like criminals" at least how you are defining it.

You are aware before the TSA screening they checked your bags too?
 
2012-12-05 05:06:40 PM  

Corvus: Headso: Except there have been changes to TSA policies after complaints from passengers so your contention there is false. You could also google tsa employee morale and find that it was a topic being discussed and dealt with by the head of homeland security.

So they have been making meaningful changes under the TSA? I have not heard of them. All I hear in this threads is how horrible they are and they don't make meaningful changes.

Which changes are you referring to that you believe are meaningful and have improved things for people?


outrage and bad will created by intrusive screenings of children created a situation where that policy was changed.
 
2012-12-05 05:07:49 PM  

Corvus: ciberido: Err, no, actually. That's a mistranslation. It should be rendered into modern-day English as "Do not murder."

I've heard that and that's stupid. Jesus said you must "love thy enemy" also he talked about non-violence even for defense. So how does that make justifiable to kill anyone?


So your point is, because the Old and New Testaments don't agree 100%, that implies that my argument over the translation of the word " ratsah invalid? 

You do realize that there are many verses in the Old Testament in which God explicitly ordered his followers to kill people, right? I mean, you did READ the link, yes?
 
2012-12-05 05:08:21 PM  

clyph: If you're harassing your fellow citizens and treating them like criminals for having the audacity to move around the country, then yes, you are a motherfarking bootlicking Nazi collaborator.


according to clyph "nazis":

t3.gstatic.com
 
2012-12-05 05:10:32 PM  

Corvus: You are aware before the TSA screening they checked your bags too?


Funny, I don't remember being groped or irradiated before the TSA came along.

Tell me, what do jackboots taste like? I figure you must be an expert considering the effort you put forth to lick them.
 
2012-12-05 05:10:38 PM  

serial_crusher: mat catastrophe: Why does a Chick-Fil-A exec own a security checkpoint at the Atlanta airport?

Get your eyes fixed. TFA mentions "the security checkpoint" singularly.
The use of "one of which" in this case clearly refers to ownership of one of the two hours, or one of the three arrests.

Because time is money, and the police are for sale, both meanings are equally plausible.


Oh, sheesh. I will schedule an appointment with my audiologist, post haste.
 
2012-12-05 05:10:44 PM  

ciberido: Corvus: ciberido: Err, no, actually. That's a mistranslation. It should be rendered into modern-day English as "Do not murder."

I've heard that and that's stupid. Jesus said you must "love thy enemy" also he talked about non-violence even for defense. So how does that make justifiable to kill anyone?

So your point is, because the Old and New Testaments don't agree 100%, that implies that my argument over the translation of the word " ratsah invalid?


Nope.

You do realize that there are many verses in the Old Testament in which God explicitly ordered his followers to kill people, right? I mean, you did READ the link, yes?

Yep and that really has no bearing on being a Christian much what the old testament says. So my point is it's stupid for so many so called "Christian" use it for justification.
 
2012-12-05 05:13:20 PM  

clyph: Corvus: You are aware before the TSA screening they checked your bags too?

Funny, I don't remember being groped or irradiated before the TSA came along.

Tell me, what do jackboots taste like? I figure you must be an expert considering the effort you put forth to lick them.


Funny I fly airplanes some through TSA and I have never been groped.

Then if you never have been irradiated you have NEVER flown because you are irradiated EVERYTIME you fly on a plane.
 
2012-12-05 05:16:58 PM  

clyph: Funny, I don't remember being groped or irradiated before the TSA came along.


Do you pay extra to be groped? Because it's never happened to me going through security.

I have had pat downs. I have had pat downs BEFORE TSA at airports and going to concerts and going to football games. I and most people don't wig out about those.
 
2012-12-05 05:19:03 PM  

clyph: Funny, I don't remember being groped or irradiated before the TSA came along.


If you think the pat down by TSA agents is "groping" or "rape" I suggest you never see a doctor ever in your life time. And ESPECIALLY if you are over 40!!
 
2012-12-05 05:22:01 PM  
ciberido: You do realize that there are many verses in the Old Testament in which God explicitly ordered his followers to kill people, right? I mean, you did READ the link, yes?

Corvus: Yep and that really has no bearing on being a Christian much what the old testament says. So my point is it's stupid for so many so called "Christian" use it for justification.



You should talk to Marcion of Sinope.
 
2012-12-05 05:23:04 PM  

Corvus: Fancourt: I concede the issue. Punctuation inside quotes. Thank you.

No problem. Glad you didn't threaten me because I disagreed with you.


No, I never threaten anybody. It's really not necessary.
 
2012-12-05 05:30:15 PM  

ciberido: ciberido: You do realize that there are many verses in the Old Testament in which God explicitly ordered his followers to kill people, right? I mean, you did READ the link, yes?

Corvus: Yep and that really has no bearing on being a Christian much what the old testament says. So my point is it's stupid for so many so called "Christian" use it for justification.


You should talk to Marcion of Sinope.


Well I don't think there is much chance of that. I think you can find a "christian" who believes about anything. Heck Ryan was saying the Bible taught him not to help the poor. That doesn't make it valid to the actually teachings according to the bible.
 
2012-12-05 05:31:38 PM  

Corvus: Fancourt: I concede the issue. Punctuation inside quotes. Thank you.

No problem. Glad you didn't threaten me because I disagreed with you.


A. You weren't threatened

B. I didn't call you out for disagreeing I called you out for being a dick about it and pointed out that if you were standing in front of me you would not have acted that way.
 
2012-12-05 05:35:22 PM  

Corvus: I have had pat downs. I have had pat downs BEFORE TSA at airports and going to concerts and going to football games.


You're a good little sheep. Say BAAAH and lick some more boots.

I've had private security try and pat me down. I usually just say NO and stare them down... and they invariably back off and let me past their little wannabe checkpoint. A rent-a-thug has no legal authority to touch you, let alone search you, you if you don't consent to it.
 
2012-12-05 06:21:43 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: mat catastrophe: Why does a Chick-Fil-A exec own a security checkpoint at the Atlanta airport?

Probably to discriminate the against LGBLT community, people of color, Muslims, and women.


I'm certain the GLBT would be more popular if they were G-BLT
 
2012-12-05 06:32:04 PM  
He owned a security check point?
 
2012-12-05 06:48:43 PM  

Walker: Eat Mor Bullits

 
2012-12-05 06:49:44 PM  

Walker: Eat Mor Bullits


www.pcgameshardware.com
 
2012-12-05 08:41:21 PM  

kitsuneymg: In prose, an ellipsis can be used to end a sentence to indicate someone trailing off and dropping their thought. A good example would be a line from Star Wars: " I sense something. A presence I've not felt since..." As you can see, Vadar drops his thought, leaving it incomplete. Typically, this ellipsis functions like a period, having no space before it and one after it.

In technical writing, an ellipsis is used only to indicate elided words from a quote. Each dot must have a space between them and a space on either side unless followed by punctuation. It is permissible to use your font's ellipsis character instead. If an ellipsis is used to end a sentence, the final period must be there as well.

Anyway, the original quoted text is badly formed. I just had to chime in to counter your assertion that ellipses cannot end sentences.


Too bad you failed. The example you gave, in addition to the usage you are describing, concern sentence fragments and incomplete thoughts, not full sentences.
 
2012-12-05 08:45:25 PM  

Corvus:
Do you pay extra to be groped? Because it's never happened to me going through security.


I love the american "but it didn't happen to me so it doesn't happen" argument.

All enforcement, all harassment by people with various degrees of power via government, is ultimately selective. What's most funny is that when something does happen to these people that typically don't get selected, suddenly it's a news story. Like this one.

The people who things don't happen to don't seem to want to take up the challenge of changing their appearance or expressing views or doing anything that takes them out that comfortable area in the center of the bell curve. That area where they are least likely to be selected. They just go along to get along and submissive to ever increasing intrusion. Which of course is why they are spared most of it. They are already well conditioned and not someone who has to be shown who is boss.

All someone needs to do is be little less than totally compliant... and then something can happen. Like it did to this guy: http://hamptonroads.com/2012/10/extsa-agent-pleads-guilty-theft-passen gers-cash Or even congressmen who have opposed the TSA.

BTW, Remember as tyranny grows, government builds new enforcement organizations that don't have traditional loyalties and codes.
 
2012-12-05 11:57:22 PM  

flux: ginandbacon: Ya know? I think that "forgetting" about your gun is a pretty good sign that you are either lying to law enforcement or that you seriously shouldn't own a gun.

Every firearm owner (excepting those with a collection so large it becomes hard to remember the list itself) should be able to state, off the top of his or her head, the location and condition-of-readiness of every firearm they own.


Which these people likely did as soon as they went "oh shiat...it's still on my hip".

From the vast majority of the posters this thread it's apparent that practically none of you carry regularly. If you decide to do so one of the first things you do is get a comfortable holster for it. Comfortable so that it's not constantly jabbing you or causing some other irritation and, as such, isn't a constant focus of your attention.

The thing with these folks most likely is that taking their pistol with them when they leave the house is no different than making sure you have your keys, wallet and cellphone...it's just one of those items they make sure they have. And unless you've never forgotten you were carrying keys or a wallet or cellphone then you probably don't have real reason to criticize. What's worse is that in all three of these cases, the pistol was in a bag. Not noticing it's on your hip would be harder to do...not being a panicky paranoid that it's in a bag you're carrying is rather easy if you treat it like other such famously banned items like multitools, trimmer scissors and wine corks.

Some folks simply don't live in a state of perpetual fear over an inanimate object because it's just a hunk of metal that performs a function when needed.

/yeah I know...hard for many of you to wrap your head around
 
2012-12-06 12:02:07 AM  

dabbletech: Corvus: Hey, I think if Fark wanteds more page hits and comments they should not bother linking to politics. Tthey should link to stories about grammar rules. People seem more nuts about those than anything. 

Will you not even try?


You have a point about the lack of punctuation, but "wanted" was actually correct.
Link
 
2012-12-06 10:47:28 AM  
Corvus: Do you pay extra to be groped? Because it's never happened to me going through security.

leadmetal: I love the american "but it didn't happen to me so it doesn't happen" argument.


Try being a feminist and you'll see this argument isn't limited just to Americans.
 
2012-12-06 02:42:00 PM  

jedikinkoid: dabbletech: Corvus: Hey, I think if Fark wanteds more page hits and comments they should not bother linking to politics. Tthey should link to stories about grammar rules. People seem more nuts about those than anything. 

Will you not even try?

You have a point about the lack of punctuation, but "wanted" was actually correct.
Link


Then 'should' should become 'would', no?
 
2012-12-06 03:07:58 PM  
Two simple words:

www.spikednation.com

I. FORGOT.
 
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