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(AL.com)   ATF, FBI, TSA confirm man's luggage isn't a bomb, then blow it up anyway   (blog.al.com) divider line 96
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2013-09-25 10:36:28 AM  
Well that blows.
 
2013-09-25 10:43:44 AM  
They should never have made Jamie Hyneman head of the ATF.
 
2013-09-25 10:45:34 AM  
Combine the ATF, FBI, TSA, and Alabama, and this is the result you get.
 
2013-09-25 11:07:45 AM  
I was gonna make a snarky comment about how "If we suspect the TSA to be a bomb, can we blow it up anyway?" but then I realized that might put me in danger of getting blow'd up.

/Hello NSA, good morning!
 
2013-09-25 11:22:45 AM  
Fu*k the TSA. Fu*king brownshirt shiatweasels.
 
2013-09-25 11:43:40 AM  
ASSHOLES

Bomb experts there will remotely detonate the luggage as a precaution.

ASSHOLES
 
2013-09-25 12:06:54 PM  
I am Jack's total lack of surprise.
 
2013-09-25 12:08:04 PM  
His wardrobe was THAT ugly.
 
2013-09-25 12:09:46 PM  
MURCA!!!
 
2013-09-25 12:10:21 PM  
So much for your property rights.
 
2013-09-25 12:10:42 PM  
Agents involved....
cache.gawker.com
 
2013-09-25 12:11:37 PM  
Im shocued, SHOCKED that the Jack booted thugs would over react.
 
2013-09-25 12:11:57 PM  
Agents reportedly overheard suspect say "I got some new crocs and they are the bomb".
 
2013-09-25 12:11:58 PM  
Precaution of what?
I have come to the conclusion that "Common Sense" needs to be taught in school. We teach the kids not the question, this is what we get.
 
2013-09-25 12:15:14 PM  
You know, if they were serious about safety, they'd just start blowing up 10% of all luggage as a precaution.  Hell, why not all of it?
 
2013-09-25 12:15:39 PM  

Anthracite: Precaution of what?
I have come to the conclusion that "Common Sense" needs to be taught in school...


You mean the schools kids are expelled from for saying "bang"?
 
2013-09-25 12:15:43 PM  
So they don't think it's a bomb, they let the guy catch the flight (so they clearly don't think he's a threat), but they're going to blow up this man's work equipment anyhow.  And they probably won't reimburse him for the destruction of his property.
 
2013-09-25 12:16:17 PM  
The passenger has said the item is part of his work. The terminal was evacuated, but was given the all-clear just after noon.
The passenger was allowed to travel on to Dallas. He is going, however, without his luggage which has been taken to the Birmingham Police Department's range. Bomb experts there will remotely detonate the luggage as a precaution.


So either:
1-They are letting a guy traveling with a pipe bomb to take the flight.
2-They are blowing up luggage for shiats and giggles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qro7oBzUBos
Very safe for work clip.
 
2013-09-25 12:16:23 PM  

Sybarite: They should never have made Jamie Hyneman head of the ATF.


Ok threads now closed, you win ten free internets
 
2013-09-25 12:16:23 PM  
sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk
 
2013-09-25 12:16:39 PM  
I'm 100% sure they didn't have a laugh when they finished.
 
2013-09-25 12:17:59 PM  
This is why I don't fly around the country selling road flares. It was a great job but the IRS really got down on me and my 'excessive luggage purchases".
 
2013-09-25 12:18:17 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: So they don't think it's a bomb, they let the guy catch the flight (so they clearly don't think he's a threat), but they're going to blow up this man's work equipment anyhow.  And they probably won't reimburse him for the destruction of his property.



So...  What's you point?
 
2013-09-25 12:19:12 PM  
Sybarite: They should never have made Jamie Hyneman head of the ATF.

That is good comedy writing.
 
2013-09-25 12:21:10 PM  

sprawl15: Agents reportedly overheard suspect say "I got some new crocs and they are the bomb".


If I heard somebody talking that way about Crocs, I'd be suspicious, too.
 
2013-09-25 12:23:04 PM  
www.upl.co
 
2013-09-25 12:25:47 PM  
 And once again they are able to destroy someones private property with absolute impunity.
Tell me again how we're not in a police state?
 
2013-09-25 12:26:18 PM  

Calmamity: Fu*k the TSA. Fu*king brownshirt shiatweasels.


You put that in a more polite format than I would choose.
They can all DIAF.
TSA, DHS, and FBI with all their BS shenanigans.
 
2013-09-25 12:27:09 PM  

Sybarite: They should never have made Jamie Hyneman head of the ATF.


Came here to say this less wittily.
 
2013-09-25 12:27:45 PM  
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your time. It is a great pleasure to be here in Dallas and given the opportunity to demonstrate my company's latest device, the minaturized catalytic converter.

Now you've seen the reports and how this device will replace all catalytic devices on automobiles in the U S. The device uses none of the expensive metals and removes 20% more pollutants than traditional devices. All at a cost savings of 50% per unit.

Sadly, there was an incident at the Birmingham airport and I don't have the device with me. So, representing it is this "Classico Hot Dog" that I purchased at the Dallas airport before coming here. Now, look at the hot dog itself. That is where our propriety system is located and our system is neither beef nor beef by products. The bun represent the standard ceramic outer shell and it can handle heat up to 15000 degrees. Our shell, not the hot dog bun. The mustard represents, I dunno. Your company logo which will appear on each and every hot dog, er catalytic converter sold.

Please sir. Don't eat the catalytic converter. I know it's close to lunch, but I gotta demo it over at Ford this afternoon.
 
2013-09-25 12:28:53 PM  

Enemabag Jones: The passenger has said the item is part of his work. The terminal was evacuated, but was given the all-clear just after noon.
The passenger was allowed to travel on to Dallas. He is going, however, without his luggage which has been taken to the Birmingham Police Department's range. Bomb experts there will remotely detonate the luggage as a precaution.

So either:
1-They are letting a guy traveling with a pipe bomb to take the flight.
2-They are blowing up luggage for shiats and giggles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qro7oBzUBos
Very safe for work clip.


Or have him show that it isn't a bomb.
 
2013-09-25 12:29:57 PM  

HypnozombieX: And once again they are able to destroy someones private property with absolute impunity.
Tell me again how we're not in a police state?


Because you are not currently in jail awaiting a death sentence for questioning the government?

This is pretty stupid stuff, sure, but to suggest it equates to a police state makes you look even stupider than the guys blowing up peoples socks "just in case" they are WMDs.
 
2013-09-25 12:30:41 PM  
You left out BPD subby. I know someone here could come up a word for this alpahbet soup
 
2013-09-25 12:31:23 PM  

Enemabag Jones: The passenger has said the item is part of his work. The terminal was evacuated, but was given the all-clear just after noon.
The passenger was allowed to travel on to Dallas. He is going, however, without his luggage which has been taken to the Birmingham Police Department's range. Bomb experts there will remotely detonate the luggage as a precaution.

So either:
1-They are letting a guy traveling with a pipe bomb to take the flight.
2-They are blowing up luggage for shiats and giggles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qro7oBzUBos
Very safe for work clip.


Well, hell. The all dropped their doughnuts, got their toys out, ran out there, and were all excited.  You didn't think they were gonna go home *without*  blowing something up, did you?
 
2013-09-25 12:32:25 PM  
Loren
Enemabag Jones: The passenger has said the item is part of his work. The terminal was evacuated, but was given the all-clear just after noon.
The passenger was allowed to travel on to Dallas. He is going, however, without his luggage which has been taken to the Birmingham Police Department's range. Bomb experts there will remotely detonate the luggage as a precaution.
So either:
1-They are letting a guy traveling with a pipe bomb to take the flight.
2-They are blowing up luggage for shiats and giggles.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qro7oBzUBos
Very safe for work clip.
Or have him show that it isn't a bomb.

The passenger was allowed to travel on to Dallas. He is going, however, without his luggage which has been taken to the Birmingham Police Department's range. Bomb experts there will remotely detonate the luggage as a precaution.


What? Please explain.
 
2013-09-25 12:34:29 PM  
You guys are all setting off the NSA algorithms.  Hopefully you don't have any more child porn on your computer.

fark I just set off the alarms...
 
2013-09-25 12:35:30 PM  
HIs real crime?  Wearing white after Labor Day.  And sandals with long pants.  And tucking his button down shirt into jeans with white sneakers.  And a suit coat with jeans and brown shoes and white socks.  The world is just a total mess since that Queer Eye show got canceled.
 
2013-09-25 12:35:56 PM  
It blowed up real good.
 
2013-09-25 12:36:44 PM  
It's like an episode of Mythbusters.
 
2013-09-25 12:37:32 PM  
Because fark you, that's why.
 
2013-09-25 12:39:54 PM  
They never say "his" dildo, but rather refer to it as "the" dildo. :D
 
2013-09-25 12:41:10 PM  
Surprised they didn't blow up the traveler.
 
2013-09-25 12:42:01 PM  
TSA: Theater of "Security" Antics
 
2013-09-25 12:43:17 PM  
We need a meter to be able to record the levels of suck in a America.
 
2013-09-25 12:43:24 PM  
Was it full of Aeropostale clothing? If so, I'd understand.
 
2013-09-25 12:44:29 PM  
I know everyone with a hair in their ass has been throwing around the word "tyranny" lately, but this is a very clear example of tyranny. There is no more freedom in this country. They may be selective as to when they choose to be forceful, but that's not freedom... that's just their own laziness... I guess their laziness will be our Godsend.
 
2013-09-25 12:47:05 PM  

tuxq: I know everyone with a hair in their ass has been throwing around the word "tyranny" lately, but this is a very clear example of tyranny. There is no more freedom in this country. They may be selective as to when they choose to be forceful, but that's not freedom... that's just their own laziness... I guess their laziness will be our Godsend.


None whatsoever?  I'm about to go to the grocery store.  I wonder what they'll force me to purchase.

/and yes the TSA sucks the biggest donkey's nuts
 
2013-09-25 12:50:30 PM  

xria: HypnozombieX: And once again they are able to destroy someones private property with absolute impunity.
Tell me again how we're not in a police state?

Because you are not currently in jail awaiting a death sentence for questioning the government?

This is pretty stupid stuff, sure, but to suggest it equates to a police state makes you look even stupider than the guys blowing up peoples socks "just in case" they are WMDs.


Ahh so a "police state" is defined as one that people are sentenced to death for questioning their government?

Hmm let me check that out:

"a country in which the activities of the people are strictly controlled by the government with the help of a police force "

I guess Merriam-Webster is 'stupider' too!  They don't even have the word 'stupider'!
 
2013-09-25 12:53:28 PM  
If I said in 2000, that this country would be attacked by terrorists and eventually become the movie 'Brazil' stupid, who here would believe it.

And here we are.
 
2013-09-25 12:55:10 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your time. It is a great pleasure to be here in Dallas and given the opportunity to demonstrate my company's latest device, the minaturized catalytic converter.

Now you've seen the reports and how this device will replace all catalytic devices on automobiles in the U S. The device uses none of the expensive metals and removes 20% more pollutants than traditional devices. All at a cost savings of 50% per unit.

Sadly, there was an incident at the Birmingham airport and I don't have the device with me. So, representing it is this "Classico Hot Dog" that I purchased at the Dallas airport before coming here. Now, look at the hot dog itself. That is where our propriety system is located and our system is neither beef nor beef by products. The bun represent the standard ceramic outer shell and it can handle heat up to 15000 degrees. Our shell, not the hot dog bun. The mustard represents, I dunno. Your company logo which will appear on each and every hot dog, er catalytic converter sold.

Please sir. Don't eat the catalytic converter. I know it's close to lunch, but I gotta demo it over at Ford this afternoon.


*hats off sir*
 
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