The Pope of Manwich Village: This is not a very poplar law.
symptomoftheuniverse: The TSA grabbed my skin flute once, but they let me keep it.
Snapper Carr: ChewbaccaJones: I read "flautist" and instantly pictured a guy that eats flautas for a living.Now I'm craving flautas.Thanks a farking heap, subby.I read it as flatus and immediately thought of Les Claypool.
abhorrent1: Well if he makes his own flutes, can't he just make more?
oldernell: That's why they're called WOODwinds.I wonder what they would do about bagpipes.
Rigger1955: The Pope of Manwich Village: This is not a very poplar law.Not much point birching about it, though.
Mrbogey: Sorry folks. It's the law of the land. Nothing can be done.
pyrotek85: Hurray for zero tolerance.He claimed to have traveled with them many times. And really, who would think musical instruments would be grouped together with agricultural products?
AgentKGB: [images01.olx.com image 625x469]Agricultural products...
Joe Peanut: AgentKGB: [images01.olx.com image 625x469]Agricultural products...
Day_Old_Dutchie: edmo: So much for traveling with my guitar.Seriously, I'm with the "These guys are assholes" crowd here and you "it's the law" types should just go back to your bedrooms and let the NSA continue filming you or whatever.Laws are generally dreamed up by overpaid, tiny-minded bureaucrats, who never have to actually be in the situations where their precious laws inconvenience them.An example is those speed bumps that the municipal seat-warmers insist on installing in parking lots. There's zero evidence these are effective in reducing injuries (Just speak to paramedics how they hate driving their ambulances over these things!).And those officials that enforce these sorts of rules generally know the rules are asinine, but they happily throw judgement to the wind when they enforce them, because, hey, it's so fulfilling just to harass people!
Endive Wombat: By that logic, jeans which are made of cotton would be an agricultural product too.Sooo...sorry folks, no pants at the airport.
stuffy: The human body is made with meat. It must be destroyed.
WTFDYW: Might have something to do with the Emerald Ash Borer. We're not even allowed to haul firewood from one county to another in most areas.
Marcus Aurelius: Barbarians at the gates.
The Pope of Manwich Village: Rigger1955: The Pope of Manwich Village: This is not a very poplar law.Not much point birching about it, though.Beech, beech, beech.
g4lt: FTFA "The ney flute could be made from bamboo, is that agricultural?". Actually, yes http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/improvement/lawn-garden/4323342 . The thing is, right then and there the reader should realize that there's more to this story than meets the eye (that, and the story is actually a press release from the alleged victim, no axe to grind there, amirite?). First, misrepresenting bamboo as non-agricultural raises a BIG flag: dude doesn't even know about the woods he's allegedly using, which brings us to the second part: he said they COULD be made of bamboo, not that they were, sounds a LOT like a CYA. There are a lot of woods that WILL get destroyed at the border, regardless of what it's been carved into, by Customs, most of which are because the wood in question is either an endangered species or the wood is harvested in a horribly unsustainable method, like clearcutting rainforests
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