Backpacks - The Next Threat

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by FriendlySkies, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    London police already did that.
     
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  2. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    :eek: wtf?!

     
  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    see something, say something, shoot something. incredible waste of a young man's life and not one of those who murdered him was even charged. It must be great to have that kind of immunity. Things haven't changed much there evidently since the reign of Henry VIII.
     
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  4. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    It is bound to happen here as well, it just takes 1 trigger happy or confused police officer to make this a reality, everything else is currently in place. I'm shocked that it didn't happen on the plane in Detroit, and I suspect the injured toll would have been higher than 3 had it happened. :mad:
     
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  5. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    And that's the irony of this whole "See Something, Say Something" baloney.

    For serious, do these AFS cowards not realize that overhyped, testosterone laced thugs are going to come storming a plane, guns blazing? Anything for Safety means exactly that: Anything for Safety.

    If you have to shoot rows of people to prevent a bomb from exploding, or scramble F16s to shoot a plane out of the sky, then that's what you do. That's what Anything for Safety means. I bet those cowards who see something and say something never realize the implications of their actions.
     
  6. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    This happens in major cities with some frequency of course, I suppose that there was an idea that somehow airports would be immune.
     
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  7. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    nobody stops to think about just what the purpose of those F16's is....
    And it's nothing terribly safe for those pax...
     
  8. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    That was my fear when I heard about her story. A plane filled with people and a swat team? What could possibly go wrong? What would have happened if someone moved a little too quickly? Or had a panic attack? Or a heart attack and someone rushed to help?
     
  9. 4nsicdoc

    4nsicdoc Original Member

    To really see a profoundly funny reaction, exchange $550 for Columbian Pesos in the 1000 COP denomination. You get a million pesos in a stack of 1,000 1K COP bills. When the smurf asks how much it is, tell him to count it and watch the hilarity ensue when he runs out of fingers and toes. Then when he repeats"how much?" tell him, unless he looks even vaguely hispanic, "más que usted hacen en un año, cerdo"
    Be prepared, though, to give a LEO or the DEA a more polite answer.
     
  10. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    Of course they don't. Whether the result of the anything for safety act is an ingress of a loaded passenger plane by armed personnel, or just the outright assault on, and the violation of, a citizens rights to try and resolve a situation that would not be a problem had the government agency/servant/citizen not started down the improper path in the first place.
    I know, and that is why I am absolutely shocked that it hasn't happened yet! Just wait until another crew over reacts in this manner, causing some passengers on the plane to do the same and take matters in to their own hands, on an innocent citizen.

     
  11. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I don't know why, but that spanish phrase tickled my funny bone. thanks....
     
  12. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    All it would take in this situation is for a radio malfunction to occur on that aircraft. Hmm. What to do then? It'll KAL 007 all over again, but this time it'll be our own doofus security apparatus doing it to us.

    This is so stupid and silly it would be funny if it were happening in some OTHER banana republic.
     
  13. FriendlySkies

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  14. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Geez thats the same backpack I use all the time. I can fit the kitchen sink in that backpack and hide things in that backpack that TSA wouldnt ever find on a manual inspection.
     
  15. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    Tell me about it! the bottom compartment? I could put a stack of cash, etc in there, and they'd not know a thing. I could even fit a glock or two in there.
     
  16. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Mine is a Tamrac Expedition 7. It's almost painful to watch a TSA clown deal with all the compartments.
     
  17. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    That is a very cool backpack -- looks very useful.

    I occasionally use a small bag that probably now fits into the terrorist category. I'm not sure what it's made of....some fabric similar to gortex, but it's not gortex. The TSA hates this bag almost as much as they hate my boots. ;) It's got at least 10 zippers and there are compartments within compartments. Those little hidden compartments are great for stashing cash, ID, and credit cards. TSA has never found them. There's even a slim compartment in the handle! I love this bag. Wish I'd bought two of them at the time.
     
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  18. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    umm yeah im gonna plead the 5th on that.... maybe one of these days ill post a photo of what I ve gotten through TSA in the last 8 years. Im sure Kippy, pissy, skelator, and nappy would (expletive deleted) bricks.
     
  19. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    I know what you mean, then again watching TSA look at anything is like watching a monkey F a greased football.

    TNF Surge (I wish mountainsmith would make a version of this) is my daily/general use backpack and i have 2 of these. One is set up for work and has just about anything i might need in the field. The other is set up for photo/travel.

    Then beyond that I have a slew of camera bags/cases ranging from Tamrac Expedition 7 & 9, Mountain Paralax, A.T. Borealis. My hip packs are mountainsmith day, tour and tour fx-- all have strapettes . I also have pelican 1510 and Mountainsmith Boarding Pass rolling cases i use for travel as well. If it comes down to it with one backpack, hip pack and roller case I can go for 2 weeks including photo/video gear and still have room for gifts to bring back. Now those cases might weigh a gazillion six fifity but i know how to make it look like it weighs nothing.
     
  20. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Ever watched a TSA clown try to unscrew a circular polarizer? Pure comedy gold, unless you're in a hurry.
     

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