Denver Jam Safe Airport

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by KrazyKat, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Unusual in that there's a news account: A decorative mini-jar of preserves could have been deadly, deadly explosives, so (of course) was to be confiscated.
    Quite naturally it made no sense to her that the potential explosive was then discarded in the trash...sigh. $8B and counting....
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  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I don't know what it will take for Americans to wake up to the fact that the TSA is filled with morons and proud of it.

    We are the laughing stock of the world, and for good reason.
  3. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    I find the federal government's war on food deeply offensive. The FDA's harassment of raw milk purveyors is ridiculous, and their wanton destruction of produce is a shocking vandalism.

    We've just relocated the Conley homestead, and I've planted two fig trees, two pomegranate trees a sour cherry tree, a Whitney Crab Apple tree and a Smyrna Quince. Our son and his friends regularly fish in our pond and local tributaries. Needless to say, all this food will be consumed by Conleys and Conley friends, much of it will be preserved. I think we have a right to the food we grow, gather or catch, and we have a right to preserve it as we see fit. Stealing people's food is really wrong, and wantonly destroying it is just plain evil.

    I can't help but fear what these arrogant, out of control agencies will do if the population gets poorer and more people start gathering, growing and preserving their own food. That's why I think we should make a huge stink now, before people actually go hungry over this. Have you ever wondered how the Irish farmers felt when they watched their grain leave for England while their potatoes rotted? Did they realize how bad the Winter would be, or did they try to kid themselves into believing it wouldn't be so bad? So many people around the world have starved after food confiscations.

    When I see the TSA's routine thefts of tools, medicines, hygiene products and food I think of the precedence they are setting, and how horrible things could get if citizens begin to accept that these thefts are normal and inescapable.
  4. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Not that this belongs here but it's not worthy of a new thread, ergo:

    Last night's local news featured a segment by the stations consumer reporter on holiday travel through airports. Among the things she said were to the effect of "remember that you have to empty your pockets of everything and remove jewelry before you go through the scanner."

    I shot off an e-mail to her saying that she did her viewers a disservice and that she should have said that travelers do not have to go through scanners, they can opt out and take a "pat down" instead.
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    And remove their jewelry?? Yeah, like engagement rings and wedding bands and earrings that the thieves can then steal??

    Only base metal has to be removed. In all my years of flying, I never removed gold earrings, rings, or necklaces, and they never alarmed the metal detector. Even when I was wanded they didn't alarm. Even my underwire bras never alarmed the walk-through (the wand did alarm).

    These reporters are (expletive deleted). They're doing the TSA's dirty work for them. I hope they get robbed.
  6. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    'Cept if one wears a bracelet, a watch or a necklace through the scanner, one is going to get groped, at least minimally.

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