Galloping Galoshes: The "garrotte" in slide 25 is a survival saw. I suppose the Donner party could have used it as a garrotte as well.
vudukungfu: any bombs? Any terrorists?Fark the TSA.
trickymoo: Chasity beltTSA taking that is probably the best thing that has happened to them.
groppet: My dad was in San Antonio last summer for his Marine unit reunion. This company had given them all kinds of trinkets like grenade lighters, pens that looked like .50 cal cartriges, pocket knifes etc. My dad and his friends sent them all home through the mail or fed ex, but what do they hassle my dad for at the airport? His P38 can opener and dog tags. He got them through but even he was baffled by the stupidity.
GriffXX: Karac: No one yet? Fark, I am disappoint.[s3.jspenguin.org image 400x235]My TSA biatching: While on a deployment to Africa, I bought a stainless steel zippo and got it engraved with 'fark TERRORISM' on one side, and a nice sized chunk of white gold in the shape of an eagle, globe, and anchor put on the other. On a military chartered flight back, the airport security guys in Bahrain tried to confiscate it. I eventually talked them down to just taking all the guts out of the lighter - the gauze part, the striker, and the wick & wick holder - leaving me with just a stainless steel box with a hinged lid. This was on a plane with no one but active duty military cargo & crew.The dumbasses in Virginia where I had to switch over to an actual civilian plane even thought about trying to take that. I think the expression on my face convinced them that 'confiscating' a $100 chunk of gold wasn't going to be worth the number of times I'd kick them in the nuts.I'm trying to do the math here, how many times would you have kicked them in the nuts?
MasterPython: Galloping Galoshes: The "garrotte" in slide 25 is a survival saw. I suppose the Donner party could have used it as a garrotte as well.The packaging for those calls them "commando saws". And the picture on them does not show a guy cutting wood.
insano: DrPainMD: None of those things were particularly crazy or scary, and I wouldn't sweat it if I was on a flight where all of those things were present.Loaded guns, switch blades, grenades and grenade launchers, large amounts of black powder, throwing stars, samurai swords, mace, a garrote, and a live artillery shell. That should make for one interesting flight. I hope one day you have the opportunity to ride on such a flight to show how un-scared you are.
psychosis_inducing: Anyone out there care to explain how the cannonball was "explosively viable"? I thought they were just solid metal.
Gig103: #12 - simulated IED with simulated blasting capF*CK YOU blog, and news sources that posted this in the past, for putting a photo of a bomb in an article to try and fool people into thinking the TSA actually accomplished something. They've never found a real bomb, including the failed shoe attempt, failed underwear attempt, or failed fake-toner attempt (the last one was caught by a foreign intelligence agency).Lyonid: 26. DignityYup, that and they might as well burn a copy of the Bill of Rights every morning at the start of their shift.
SN1987a goes boom: After reading the "article" (damn you subs for the slideshow!), I think this should pointed out:This person was traveling with a VCR that included a VHS tape along with 23 smartphones each individually wrapped in aluminum foil and taped to the unit. There was nothing prohibited or dangerous, so the items were cleared for travel, the TSA said.They very possibly let a real criminal through while detaining the chastity belt.
DrPainMD: None of those things were particularly crazy or scary, and I wouldn't sweat it if I was on a flight where all of those things were present.
Grither: DrPainMD: None of those things were particularly crazy or scary, and I wouldn't sweat it if I was on a flight where all of those things were present.Well, except for the chastity belt, of course.
Rhino_man: The garrotte is the most frightening of the bunch.
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