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1520 clicks; posted to Business » on 13 Jan 2020 at 7:38 PM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2020-01-13 05:50:46 PM  
I can't help but read that in Buffalo Bill's voice.
 
2020-01-13 07:31:22 PM  
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You feel the heat coming off that thing?

(Don't know why that populated my mind when thinking about TSA)
 
2020-01-13 08:07:29 PM  
If I don't get to have it I really don't care if it goes in the trash or is salvaged by a TSA employee.

People hate on them like they are responsible for any of this. They don't make the rules, they don't get input, they aren't getting kickbacks to choose to implement and upgrade backscatter bullshiat machines.

Get your representatives to change or eliminate the TSA. Don't biatch at people for taking whatever jobs they can find in this, or any other, economy.
 
2020-01-13 08:19:55 PM  

Smackledorfer: If I don't get to have it I really don't care if it goes in the trash or is salvaged by a TSA employee.

People hate on them like they are responsible for any of this. They don't make the rules, they don't get input, they aren't getting kickbacks to choose to implement and upgrade backscatter bullshiat machines.

Get your representatives to change or eliminate the TSA. Don't biatch at people for taking whatever jobs they can find in this, or any other, economy.


One thing I never understood. If the bottle of water/wine/lube or whatever is so dangerous, why do they just throw it out?
 
2020-01-13 08:20:33 PM  

Smackledorfer: If I don't get to have it I really don't care if it goes in the trash or is salvaged by a TSA employee.

People hate on them like they are responsible for any of this. They don't make the rules, they don't get input, they aren't getting kickbacks to choose to implement and upgrade backscatter bullshiat machines.

Get your representatives to change or eliminate the TSA. Don't biatch at people for taking whatever jobs they can find in this, or any other, economy.


The point of the trash is that the TSA won't throw anything dangerous into the trash.

Anything they take away from you is something they know is harmless.  So why take it away from you?

/at some point a nefarious  group will realize they can store explosive devices in trash cans next to TSA checkpoints
 
2020-01-13 08:57:24 PM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Smackledorfer: If I don't get to have it I really don't care if it goes in the trash or is salvaged by a TSA employee.

People hate on them like they are responsible for any of this. They don't make the rules, they don't get input, they aren't getting kickbacks to choose to implement and upgrade backscatter bullshiat machines.

Get your representatives to change or eliminate the TSA. Don't biatch at people for taking whatever jobs they can find in this, or any other, economy.

The point of the trash is that the TSA won't throw anything dangerous into the trash.

Anything they take away from you is something they know is harmless.  So why take it away from you?

/at some point a nefarious  group will realize they can store explosive devices in trash cans next to TSA checkpoints


They don't make the rules, they don't get input, etc.

Let's take another item: I forget my knife is in my pocket. I get to the TSA security point, and they spot it and tell me. It is an item of value, and one that can be justifiably banned from flights (unlike the water bottle bullshiat).

I'd rather the agent get a free knife than the garbage. Obviously I should have every option to leave the line with my knife, give it to someone else or throw it away.

/Shrug
 
2020-01-13 08:58:31 PM  

hoodiowithtudio: One thing I never understood. If the bottle of water/wine/lube or whatever is so dangerous, why do they just throw it out?


Oh, you understand it just fine, I'm sure. The TSA is security theater and a way for connected people to funnel money to friends.
 
2020-01-13 09:15:03 PM  

Smackledorfer: hoodiowithtudio: One thing I never understood. If the bottle of water/wine/lube or whatever is so dangerous, why do they just throw it out?

Oh, you understand it just fine, I'm sure. The TSA is security theater and a way for connected people to funnel money to friends.


Que?
 
2020-01-13 09:26:26 PM  

hoodiowithtudio: Smackledorfer: hoodiowithtudio: One thing I never understood. If the bottle of water/wine/lube or whatever is so dangerous, why do they just throw it out?

Oh, you understand it just fine, I'm sure. The TSA is security theater and a way for connected people to funnel money to friends.

Que?


Qual es tu pregunta?
 
2020-01-13 11:02:25 PM  

Smackledorfer: TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Smackledorfer: If I don't get to have it I really don't care if it goes in the trash or is salvaged by a TSA employee.

People hate on them like they are responsible for any of this. They don't make the rules, they don't get input, they aren't getting kickbacks to choose to implement and upgrade backscatter bullshiat machines.

Get your representatives to change or eliminate the TSA. Don't biatch at people for taking whatever jobs they can find in this, or any other, economy.

The point of the trash is that the TSA won't throw anything dangerous into the trash.

Anything they take away from you is something they know is harmless.  So why take it away from you?

/at some point a nefarious  group will realize they can store explosive devices in trash cans next to TSA checkpoints

They don't make the rules, they don't get input, etc.

Let's take another item: I forget my knife is in my pocket. I get to the TSA security point, and they spot it and tell me. It is an item of value, and one that can be justifiably banned from flights (unlike the water bottle bullshiat).

I'd rather the agent get a free knife than the garbage. Obviously I should have every option to leave the line with my knife, give it to someone else or throw it away.

/Shrug


If the TSA ever spots a real weapon, guys with guns will show up and either shoot you or send you to jail.
 
2020-01-13 11:12:35 PM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: If the TSA ever spots a real weapon, guys with guns will show up and either shoot you or send you to jail.


I've seen them seize a knife before. They did nothing of the sort.
 
2020-01-14 12:00:07 AM  
Secondly, TSA might donate your possessions to local charities and other non-profit organizations, USA Today writes.


DildosForHobos.org is my new non profit.
 
2020-01-14 12:31:41 AM  

Smackledorfer: I'd rather the agent get a free knife than the garbage. Obviously I should have every option to leave the line with my knife, give it to someone else or throw it away.


I don't understand why the USPS doesn't put automated postage kiosks (with the flat rate priority boxes) in every major (or all) airports. If you wanted to keep your knife, or snowglobe, etc. it would presumably be worth the $15 label and the 10 minutes it would take to exit the line and ship it.

I once got to security with a few ounces of water left in my reusable bottle and asked to keep it. They had to get a supervisor to escort me through the terminal to the exit, so I could dump the water and get back in line. With Precheck it was only a couple minutes.
 
2020-01-14 01:14:34 AM  

Gig103: Smackledorfer: I'd rather the agent get a free knife than the garbage. Obviously I should have every option to leave the line with my knife, give it to someone else or throw it away.

I don't understand why the USPS doesn't put automated postage kiosks (with the flat rate priority boxes) in every major (or all) airports. If you wanted to keep your knife, or snowglobe, etc. it would presumably be worth the $15 label and the 10 minutes it would take to exit the line and ship it.

I once got to security with a few ounces of water left in my reusable bottle and asked to keep it. They had to get a supervisor to escort me through the terminal to the exit, so I could dump the water and get back in line. With Precheck it was only a couple minutes.


That is a very good idea.
 
2020-01-14 02:21:46 AM  

hoodiowithtudio: One thing I never understood. If the bottle of water/wine/lube or whatever is so dangerous, why do they just throw it out


exploding dumpsters don't crash airplanes?
 
2020-01-14 07:03:54 AM  
Fleabay is overloaded with confiscated knives. Used to be you could find those little Keychain size Victorinox knives in lots of 20 or more.
 
2020-01-14 07:34:18 AM  

Smackledorfer: TedCruz'sCrazyDad: If the TSA ever spots a real weapon, guys with guns will show up and either shoot you or send you to jail.

I've seen them seize a knife before. They did nothing of the sort.


Had a knife seized, can confirm I still have only the holes I was born with and never saw the inside of a jail cell.

(CSB - Small connecting flight from Logan to West Leb.  For some reason had to carry my checked bag through TSA security.  Had a small pocket knife.  They had a small stand set up where I can mail it to myself.  As I had <10 minutes to get to the gate and it was a $5 knife, just decided to toss it.)
 
2020-01-14 07:45:00 AM  
I work at the airport - I see 40 gallon drums full of butane lighters (these get hauled away eventually) - once saw a Asian guy prior to TSA screening stand in front of a trash can with a full unopen bottle of Tito's - look at it -almost throw it away -  take another look - almost throw it away - took another look - finally dumped it in the trash - this as my supervisor & I looked on - supervisor told me (I was new) that you know you can't go over there and get that out right? I said what??? he said it was against airport policy but that the facility's guy was gonna get a treat.....
 
2020-01-14 08:11:32 AM  

hoodiowithtudio: One thing I never understood. If the bottle of water/wine/lube or whatever is so dangerous, why do they just throw it out?


We have liquid scanners to test medically necessary items like breast milk, baby formula, and medications.

The reason we don't test any/every liquid is that we physically do not have the ability to put all passengers through if they're bringing water or Mt Dew. We do not have the bandwidth to test every liquid people might bring.
 
2020-01-14 08:13:34 AM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: If the TSA ever spots a real weapon, guys with guns will show up and either shoot you or send you to jail.


No one goes to jail. If you bring a gun the sheriff deputy will just check you for felonies or other prohibitions to firearm possession. If you are clear you just take the gun out to your car, or put it in a checked bag.
 
2020-01-14 08:14:56 AM  

Gig103: I once got to security with a few ounces of water left in my reusable bottle and asked to keep it. They had to get a supervisor to escort me through the terminal to the exit, so I could dump the water and get back in line. With Precheck it was only a couple minutes.


If you drink it right in front of me at the checkpoint, I let people do that. It drives my management crazy when I let people do that.
 
2020-01-14 09:29:57 AM  
 
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