Major medical misinformation

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, May 17, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Have no idea where they came up with all this :trash:, but if the readers comply with the "requirements" stated in this article, they will be at increased risk of losing their own meds just as this guy did ...

    WAFB: Passenger: Life-saving meds went missing during flight

    Keep critical medications with you at all times. Never, ever, put them in checked baggage.

    They not only tossed his "special" TSA-approved lock & stole his meds, even his shirts & undies disappeared.
     
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    At TSA baggage inspection means looking for stuff that the TSA screeners either wants for themselves or is marketable.
     
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  3. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Okay, how is a syringe (in checked luggage or not)gonna bring down and/or blow up an airplane?!
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    They the latest fashion in boobie bomb detonators. Chic boobie bombers everywhere are stocking up on syringes.
     
  5. Come on, haven't you seen Terminator 2??? That's probably the deal with the liquids threat, too -- don't want somebody to go all Sarah Connor on the pilots.

    All of these threat scenarios come from Hollywood, after all.
     
  6. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    *facepalm *
     
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  7. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    And that's the way the TSA employees like it, being the complete wastes of skin that they are.
     
  8. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Oh this is gonna suck as I have meds that are SQ/IM injection, and that have to remain cold (Ice/Gel Pack). TSA interfering with my health/meds will not end well. Im looking forward to my trip next week, but not dealing with :trash: from TSA.
     
  9. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Have your video recorder going and your attorney on speed dial.
     
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Problem is that his video recorder will be an iPad or a 'droid that the Smurfchen will be trying really hard to steal.
     
  11. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    umm the lawyer is always on speed dial, along with the number to the communications center for a DFW air medical service :D. Oh it will be on a recording & video.

    Nope, I have other ways of getting the recordings, but for the sake of opsec. Not going to give up the ghost.
     
  12. RB

    RB Founding Member

    The article linked to has some bad information in it. I don't think there is anyone here that thinks I support TSA but when an article gets it this wrong someone needs to speak up. I am emailing the author of the story and asking where the obtained the information contained in the story.

    http://www.wafb.com/story/18428417/passenger-alleges-medicine-went-missing-during-flight

    The above paragraph disagrees with what TSA has published on TSA.gov.

    http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/specialneeds/editorial_1374.shtm#3

     
  13. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    Thanks Boggie, I just caught this myself. The information in this article is completely wrong if I am reading the phrasing right. Diabetic supplies are not a problem coming through the checkpoints at all, we have them all day every day. Thanks for posting the reg from TSA.gov. I am forwarding this info up to HQ to see if they can contact the author directly on this.
     
  14. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I sent an email to the author. Also tried posting a comment to the story that is not showing up so it is either moderated or they don't like my comments.
     
  15. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    So do the smurfchen at the checkpoint when it suits them. Like when they're trying to separate people from their belongings in order to steal their cash or iPads.
     

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