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And you thought liquid checks were bad....Here come powders

Old Aug 19, 09, 4:40 pm
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Let's hope the TSA never finds out that powder-based flashbangs have been around for some time.
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Old Aug 19, 09, 5:10 pm
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Originally Posted by red456 View Post
I think the more items the TSA puts on the verboten list the better because with each and every item added it becomes more and more clear, even to the Kettles, what a dog and pony show the TSA truly is.
A dog and pony show would at least have "some redeeming social value" which the TSA does not.
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Old Aug 19, 09, 5:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Good Guy View Post
So far there hasn't been one bit of proof to back up the OP's claim.
I received the same information from another TSO source before the OP's post. It seems that there may be a bit of chemistry going on at the airports.
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Old Aug 19, 09, 5:47 pm
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Any idea when we would hear a formal announcement?
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Old Aug 19, 09, 6:08 pm
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Originally Posted by N965VJ View Post
Any idea when we would hear a formal announcement?
I doubt we will. My bet is they will figure out that most of their TSOs flunked basic chemistry and are not competent to handle acids. Hell I would not trust most of the people I work with handling acids.
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Old Aug 19, 09, 6:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Trollkiller View Post
I received the same information from another TSO source before the OP's post. It seems that there may be a bit of chemistry going on at the airports.
Too bad there's none going on in their labs.
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Old Aug 19, 09, 6:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Trollkiller View Post
My bet is they will figure out that most of their TSOs flunked basic chemistry and are not competent to handle acids.
Agree, but would HQ admit it after 8 years of their screeners handling all that flammable shampoo and incendiary H20?

Earth to TSA: weren't you supposed to be introducing new technology to make the liquids thing EASIER?? (Or at least, 10% less stupid?)
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Old Aug 19, 09, 6:36 pm
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Originally Posted by RadioGirl View Post
Agree, but would HQ admit it after 8 years of their screeners handling all that flammable shampoo and incendiary H20?

Earth to TSA: weren't you supposed to be introducing new technology to make the liquids thing EASIER?? (Or at least, 10% less stupid?)
New idea for a shirt.

TSA now with 30% more stupid.
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Old Aug 19, 09, 6:40 pm
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Originally Posted by FWAAA View Post
The TSA's relentless stupidity knows no bounds and is matched only by the willingness of our nation of cowards and idiots to let this pointless nonsense continue after eight years of ghost-chasing.

The charlatans selling phony security know no shame.
Amen. ^

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Old Aug 19, 09, 7:20 pm
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Too bad there's none going on in their labs.
Or their heads.
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Old Aug 19, 09, 7:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Trollkiller View Post
New idea for a shirt.

TSA now with 30% more stupid.
Only 30%? How often? Per day? Per minute?
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Old Aug 19, 09, 7:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Superguy View Post
Originally Posted by Trollkiller View Post
New idea for a shirt.

TSA now with 30% more stupid.
Only 30%? How often? Per day? Per minute?
Per Federal budget??
TK, your shirts are almost enough to make me willing to fly through the US again. Almost.
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Old Aug 19, 09, 8:23 pm
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For those "explosives experts" in this thread...

http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...explosives.htm

Clue, free from google, 0.31 seconds.
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Old Aug 19, 09, 8:43 pm
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Originally Posted by TSORon View Post
For those "explosives experts" in this thread...

http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...explosives.htm

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Your point being?
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Old Aug 19, 09, 9:04 pm
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Originally Posted by TSORon View Post
For those "explosives experts" in this thread...
http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...explosives.htm
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A TSO distributing info on Do It Yourself WMDs? Isn't there a clause in the Alkidda and Sedition Act of the Patriot Act forbidding such stuff?
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