TSA Confiscates Pregnant Woman's Insulin, Ice Packs: Security Tells Woman Isulin Vial Was Explosive

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Amy Alkon gets right to the point: TSA Bozos Seize Pregnant Woman’s Insulin

     
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Works for me in Firefox.
     
  4. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    Calling the TSOs who did this Bozos insults both professional and amateur clowns. I would like to see the perps who did this trade in their blue shirts for an orange jumpsuit and some industrial strength prison time.
     
    barbell and Lisa Simeone like this.
  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I was able to get to the story in Firefox also. Don't know what is happening but I cannot even load the home page of mensnewsdaily with IE. Wondering if anyone else has seen this issue?
     
  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  7. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    I could not get it to load in Chrome, but the link Lisa provided went right to it.
     
  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I'd say that's painting with a rather broad brush. The Scandinavians have a much more balanced society, imo, using their governments to benefit not only banks and corporations but also regular people. Here in the U.S., those of us with aged and ill parents thank god that there's Social Security and Medicare. I got a loan for the mortgage on my house 26 years ago through the FHA; had only 10% to put down at the time. (I have since paid it off completely, have been living mortgage-free for many years.) When there's a fire, I'm glad the fire department is right down the street. I'm glad I have clean water, sewer lines, road paving, public transportation, city parks, etc.

    I realize this is a much bigger topic than we can discuss here, and it's not exactly travel related anyway.

    Your position, though, strikes me more as anarchist, which may come as a surprise! ;) In any case, here's an article I think many of you might find interesting, as it combines several different philosophies -- old-fashioned left, classic anarchist, libertarian: http://www.zcommunications.org/a-civil-society-strategy-for-revitalizing-the-left-by-steve-darcy
     
    AngryMiller likes this.
  9. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    Apparently strawberry jam is also a security risk because the TSA in Bend Oregon just confiscated a jar of it from my daughter's carry on luggage.
     
    Lisa Simeone likes this.
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    You admit to knowing such a terrorist? You should be disowning her!

    How here's a suggest for a little civil disobedience -- always place a jar of peanut putter in your checked luggage. It's just the right density to trigger a bag check.

    Just make sure there's nothing worth stealing in your luggage ....
     
    Lisa Simeone and yautjalady like this.
  11. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    Oh, they stole from her checked bag two weeks ago at LaGuardia. At least she saw them take the jam today. Her brother emailed her to just buy it back from the government run store where all the confiscated stuff goes. And this is interesting - one of the guys at the Bend Oregon airport who is a TSO is also my daughter's lawn guy - LOL. I'm hoping that a few more thefts from her luggage and a couple more confiscations from her carry on and she'll be coming over to our side......
     
    Lisa Simeone, barbell and AngryMiller like this.
  12. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    She should find another lawn guy.
     
    rockon, Lisa Simeone and barbell like this.
  13. THawk996

    THawk996 Original Member

    Lisa Simeone and KrazyKat like this.
  14. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Oh, thank God!! I feel sooo much saafferrrr, now!:rolleyes:
     
    Lisa Simeone likes this.
  15. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Better yet: Tape a cell phone to the top of the jar! Boy, I'd like to be a fly on the wall when they see that in the baggage scanner!

    Oops, on second thought, maybe not. Watching someone crap their pants is not that much fun...
     
    Lisa Simeone likes this.
  16. yautjalady

    yautjalady Original Member

    they swiped a SEALED, UNOPENED jar of mayo the year before last; I can't eat wheat or dairy, and fruit would send my blood sugar thru the floor, and all they have on plane IS the things I can't have, so I need to take my own food...
    (Now when I must fly, I either eat before boarding or say s** it, I'm taking the train or driving... gaaah!)

    Back to the lady with the insulin: what they did is CRIMINAL. Period. End. Of. Story.

    Hope the lady gets a good lawyer and sues the pants offa them :mad:

    ---
    yautjalady
     
    Lisa Simeone likes this.
  17. yautjalady

    yautjalady Original Member

    What about carryons?
    Where could the peanutbutter be applied externally ?
    (thinking of a post someplace where it was suggested to liberally spread petroleum jelly on some surfaces (evil grin)....

    Anything to jam up the system (couldn't resist the pun :D )

    ---
    yautjalady
     
    Lisa Simeone likes this.
  18. yautjalady

    yautjalady Original Member

    Lawn guy???!!!??? oh boy, re-set those lawn sprinklers (another evil grin)
     
    Lisa Simeone likes this.
  19. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Welcome to TUG, THawk996!
     
    KrazyKat and barbell like this.

Share This Page