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Old Aug 12, 11, 7:40 am   #1
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Get your stuff back?

(of course you'll have to pay for it all over again)

article here: http://prorevnews.blogspot.com/2011/....html?spref=fb

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Formerly reserved for legitimate surplus items, state surplus stores in Texas are making a killing on the thousands of new "security threat" items being stolen by the TSA, which is, of course, the result of artificially-generated government paranoia. So harmless personal items like snow globes, for instance, are now in great supply at the surplus stores because they contain more than the three ounces of liquid permitted by the TSA.

According to the Statesman, a worker at a Texas surplus shop said, concerning how the items were obtained, "We say willfully surrendered."
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Old Aug 12, 11, 9:19 am   #2
  
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Old Aug 12, 11, 9:46 am   #3
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Of course, the most logical place to buy back your stolen items is on EBay but we have also see things at flea markets that really made us wonder about their origin.
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Old Aug 12, 11, 9:47 am   #4
  
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The items are so dangerous and "voluntarily surrendered" that the obvious thing to do is sell them back to citizens. TSA stupidity knows no bounds! Like monkeys with a football.
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Were the snow globes tested to determine if any liquid explosives were present? If not, then their prohibition is a farce.

The TSA on one hand is saying these are inherently dangerous and can't be admitted into the sterile area, while on the other hand most likely no further testing is done and they are handled in the same manner as a snow globe you pick up at Disney World.
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Were the snow globes tested to determine if any liquid explosives were present? If not, then their prohibition is a farce.

The TSA on one hand is saying these are inherently dangerous and can't be admitted into the sterile area, while on the other hand most likely no further testing is done and they are handled in the same manner as a snow globe you pick up at Disney World.
That's why this is such a farce, as is nearly everything the organization does, including its employees.
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Old Aug 12, 11, 10:38 am   #7
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original article found...

http://www.statesman.com/life/where-...o-1549784.html

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In the five years this store has been open, its plane-related inventory has soared because of heightened security, according to director James Barrington. The airport stuff takes up most of one small room at the store. In 2010, the state's general fund was enriched $300,000 by the storefront's sales.
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