Thieving Morons in Omaha

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by KrazyKat, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    I know! And this is the point, isn't it? A bunch of change, a pencil, a pen, one's hands (depending on how much martial arts training one has had) -- pretty much anything can be turned into a weapon.

    But of course if we prohibited everything that could be turned into a weapon (including people!), I guess we'd have to stop flying planes.
     
  2. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Dont forget the chop-stix, trauma shears, fiskar scissors, fists, elbows and knees. Heck with the right amount of force I could use my phone and crush a skull or sternum.
     
  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Give TSA time and far fewer planes will be flying.
     
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  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    How about one of these instead?

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  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Fixed it for you.
     
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  6. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    LOL, oh i could have plenty of fun with that, blunt force trauma and strangulation come to mind off the bat.
     
  7. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Not to mention that it'd make quite the fetching hat if pinned in place properly upon the head.
     
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  8. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    or depressed skull fracture if placed just right on either temple
     
  9. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    You all are missing a very profitable -er I mean, dangerous item! Diamonds! the hardest substance that can cut other things. So you all better handover I mean, voluntary surrender all your jewelry -ah, dangerous contraband.

    It's for your safety and the safety of others travel with you. *pokerface*

    'Cept you there with the cubic zircon, what fool you take me fer-I mean, you're free to go.
    :D
     
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  10. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    It's true. Why, if my mom were to take her engagement ring, put it up against the plane window, and make fast little circles with it about 10,000 times or until her arm explodes, she might have a chance of cutting through the window and depressurizing the cabin! Think of it, the embarrassment of having to wear those RIDICULOUS-looking oxygen masks!
     
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  11. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Well she would have to do it twice, since they are double paned, but yes. The possibility exist so everyone must be on guard!
     
  12. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Why waste ammunition? A guillotine blade only needs resharpening every 5,000 necks...
     
  13. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    The screwdriver one amused me. When have you ever seen an exposed screw on an aircraft.

    Don't these morons know that planes are held together with rivets?

    Maybe they fear a terrorist will unscrew the toilet paper holder in the lavatory. Oh the horror!
     
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  14. Sky Dancer

    Sky Dancer Original Member

    Omaha is one of the worst. They took this from me about a year ago. The contact at that time was Kathy Bogus. She offered to send it back to me, but she couldn't find it. TSA  Omaha - Tool.JPG
     
  15. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    "Kathy Bogus"??? Wow. With a name like that, no wonder you got no satisfaction. (But how perfect for the TSA!)
     
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  16. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Should have ask her how she liked it.
     
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  17. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Bogus, Gordon and the entire six-figure TSA crack executive team in NE, keeping America safe from potential plane-dismantlers such as you, Sky Dancer!
    Your menace was thwarted, and TSA might have recovered $1.50 by selling your weapon, but someone walked off with it first. (Cute stocking stuffer, BTW).
     
  18. Sky Dancer

    Sky Dancer Original Member

    I figure I could wait until the pilot comes out to take a leak, attack, and make his glasses really really loose.

    Sold it for $1.50? I still think it's in the screeners pocket.
     
  19. RadioGirl

    RadioGirl Original Member

    Back when I started reading the Other Place, there was a story about a female business traveler whose jewelry box in her carry-on was pulled out for "further inspection" and the (female) screener tried to insist that the diamond stub earrings were "sharp" and therefore "not allowed." Fortunately the passenger stood her ground and the screener eventually gave up on the attempt at "voluntary surrender." No, I'm not making this up. :rolleyes:
     
  20. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    O Rly? So why is risk based screening, with some animals being more equal than others, being rammed down our throats?

    Yeah, I saw that episode of MacGyver too.
    Congratulations, you win the Short Bus Award.
    So that means the confiscated voluntarily surrendered six pack was treated as HazMat, right?

    Cracks in a commercial aircraft window are Serious Business.
     
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