Fayetteville airport TSA questioned

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I understand your statement to be rhetorical but it doesn't take a whole lot of smarts to understand that TSA is looking for the wrong things and TSA proves this everyday.

    I can only conclude that TSA doesn't have a whole lot of smarts spread across the entire agency.
  2. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    "Come on, Man!"
    The c-4 wasn't in the shape of a cupcake. Duh.
  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    It does depend on what you think the TSA is looking for vs. what they're really looking for.

    They tell us they're looking for "WEI," but from all appearances they're looking for cash, drugs, and things they can steal confiscate accept the voluntary surrender of.

    If they're really looking for "WEI," they're not doing a very good job.
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

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  5. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Well, then - it's a darned good thing the TSA has so many employees who're willing to "take one for the team" and determine whether the cupcake is "delicious," or "dastardly."
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  6. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Um. okay so what I can learn from that blog is that if I had carried the frosting-er...gel-like material in any matter other than a jar or bottle. it's be fine.
    So I can smear more than 3 oz of "frosting" on my lips, face, shirt and pants (but not he hand because of ol' 'swabbing.') I'm good-to-go.
    But the moment it's in a container: Nuh-UH! It becomes a grave, serious, federally prohibited weapon.

    *gasp!* I bow to the masters of logic an their infinite wisdom.
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  7. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Too bad they don't explain to the screeners how binary liquid explosives as a viable threat on a commercial aircraft is pure fantasy. :rolleyes:
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  8. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Oh and the other lesson from BlobblerBlah's post is:
    Fear the unknown!
  9. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    It always is.

    I wonder if Mrs. Curtis Burns knows her husband is a wimpering pansy?
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  10. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Unreal. Instead of hoping this story goes away, he keeps it in the public eye by publishing this hilarious, surreal piece of dreck. Can someone really be that stupid??

    (Also, I happen to know he stole the cupcake picture from Consumer Traveler, a website that Charlie Leocha and Chris Elliott co-founded. It's not a Creative Commons License pic. Not a big deal, except that he's sitting on his (expletive deleted) collecting a fat paycheck from Uncle Sam to spew garbage, garbage that dirties all of us who pay that salary, so I don't think it's too much to ask that he find his own damn pictures.)
  11. RB

    RB Founding Member

  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I wonder if this is why Bart like to call people :cupcake:?
  13. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    He wants to confiscate and eat them?
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  14. rockon

    rockon Original Member

    Someone needs to measure the actual amount of frosting on this 'not your everyday cupcake' and compare it to the amount of frosting on the average cake that might (allegedly) be allowed through the checkpoint (per Boob's 'Holiday Tips' post), albeit possibly with additional scrutiny if something doesn't, in the screener's judgment, 'look right'.

    It would also be interesting to know the volume of 'liquid' in the average fruit pie.

    Don't suppose all that many people go through the checkpoint with dry fruit pies or unfrosted layer cakes. And what about Twinkies? OMG!

    I'd love to manufacture a piece of cupcake 'frosting' out of something like dried playdough, put it on top of a cupcake, and go through the checkpoint with it. Imagine the look on the TSOs face if they asked me to surrender it, only to find out that the 'frosting' was rock solid.
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    Doober Original Member

  16. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Is anyone else having a problem with posting new threads? I get a title block and blocks for a poll but no area for the content. I've logged out and rebooted but the issue persists.

    I tried to PM Mike but had the same problem there, no area to post the message.
  17. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    No issues here. Sometimes it helps to clear out your browser cache.
  18. rockon

    rockon Original Member

    Of course, in the process he makes the BOS screeners look incompetent or worse and he makes himself look like an idiot for posting a(nother) clearly misleading and dishonest post in "Holiday Tips", where he makes it appear that cakes and pies are generally OK, albeit perhaps subject to additional scrutiny. Nothing mentioned about the amount or consistency of frosting. Since he later makes a 'joke' about fruitcakes (generally unfrosted), it's clear that's not what he meant by cakes.

    Still waiting to hear how TSA lets the screeners at Fayetteville off the hook. You'd think there had been enough time to review the tapes and question the TSOs by now.....
  19. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    Sorry, don't mean to hijack the thread, but I've run into this.

    Let me guess, your using Firefox v9? I ran into the same thing on one pc, but not the other, after checking, I saw the version difference and rolled back to v8 on the one having problems and I was again able to post. I tried researching the problem to see if it was something correctable on my end, but to no avail.
  20. Leave no trace

    Leave no trace Original Member

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