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

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

Old Aug 19, 09, 11:56 am
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And you thought liquid checks were bad....Here come powders

Here come powders........
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Old Aug 19, 09, 11:58 am
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Originally Posted by eyecue View Post
Here come powders........
Care to elaborate...not that I really want to know.

Ever since Mythbusters blew up a huge container of coffee creamer I knew the traveling public would be in for more BS.
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Old Aug 19, 09, 12:07 pm
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Damn it, I was holding that story at the request of my source.
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Old Aug 19, 09, 12:41 pm
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Something tells me that this thread is going to get veryyyyy long...

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Old Aug 19, 09, 12:45 pm
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what are they going to do with powders? restrict, test?

more info.
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Old Aug 19, 09, 12:52 pm
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i can see it now.......the cruex ter'wrist.

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Old Aug 19, 09, 12:55 pm
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My understanding was that powders were liquids according to TSA lunatic definitions: they pour. Tooth powder has been apprehended (or voluntarily surrendered, if you speak TSA-ish) at checkpoints with that argument.
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Old Aug 19, 09, 1:04 pm
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Originally Posted by BubbaLoop View Post
My understanding was that powders were liquids according to TSA lunatic definitions: they pour. Tooth powder has been apprehended (or voluntarily surrendered, if you speak TSA-ish) at checkpoints with that argument.
Watch out if they start intensive field-testing with those crappy police testers. Lots of travellers are going to end up in prison for that tooth powder.
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Old Aug 19, 09, 1:20 pm
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Relentless paranoia- finely divided powders can become explosive when mixed with air, water can hugely increase its volume when subjected to the right amount of energy, I just wish someone would bulldoze this clown car...
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Old Aug 19, 09, 1:26 pm
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Actually there ARE Dust explosions

They can be nasty in old grain elevators.
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Old Aug 19, 09, 1:31 pm
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Did someone figure out the old trick of sprinkling powdered creamer over a lighter?
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Old Aug 19, 09, 1:32 pm
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They can be nasty in old grain elevators.
Yeah, but it’s *really* tough to get a grain elevator in the overhead bin.
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Old Aug 19, 09, 1:34 pm
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Originally Posted by BubbaLoop View Post
My understanding was that powders were liquids according to TSA lunatic definitions: they pour. Tooth powder has been apprehended (or voluntarily surrendered, if you speak TSA-ish) at checkpoints with that argument.
Technically, the powders do turn into liquids if you mix them with water. Maybe that's what they're worried about.

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Old Aug 19, 09, 1:47 pm
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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.

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Old Aug 19, 09, 2:03 pm
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The TSA management only now figured out that powders can be explosive? What idiots in TSA management, but don't they know that other solids besides powder can also be explosive and that the TSA would most likely fail to stop those too.

At this pace, the TSA should prepare to ban all persons from boarding a plane as a passenger ..... some time after banning all batteries.
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