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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-29-11 02:53 PM
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2. Imagine if you tried this on the streets.
"Give me what you're carrying, because you might be a terrorist. I will then sell what you are carrying at a pawn shop."
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  -Texas sells the stuff "willfully surrendered" by passengers at airport security Liberal_in_LA  Jun-29-11 02:48 PM   #0 
  - Next wave of attack  trumad   Jun-29-11 02:49 PM   #1 
  - Sounds far-fetched, doesn't it?  MineralMan   Jun-29-11 03:23 PM   #7 
     - So they might be filled with acetone or alcohol,  woo me with science   Jun-29-11 04:46 PM   #10 
     - You're not getting my point. Someone else would fill them with  MineralMan   Jun-29-11 06:26 PM   #13 
        - Yes, filled after purchase and before getting on a plane, right?  woo me with science   Jun-29-11 06:54 PM   #19 
           - many people around that fireplace, do you suppose?  MineralMan   Jun-29-11 07:01 PM   #20 
           - I don't fly anymore since TSA  woo me with science   Jun-29-11 07:18 PM   #26 
              - That's what I figured.  MineralMan   Jun-29-11 07:25 PM   #30 
                 - MineralMan,  woo me with science   Jun-29-11 07:28 PM   #32 
                    - Well, from the number of them in that photo, it doesn't look like  MineralMan   Jun-29-11 07:29 PM   #33 
           - You are missing nothing.  A Simple Game   Jun-30-11 11:19 AM   #42 
     - And yet, you and your buddies could carry that flammable liquid in a bunch of 3 oz bottles  petronius   Jun-29-11 04:52 PM   #12 
     - No. I couldn't do that, because I never would do that.  MineralMan   Jun-29-11 06:27 PM   #14 
        - TSA thinks it knows that about both of us, right?  petronius   Jun-29-11 07:02 PM   #21 
           - There would be nothing to confiscate in my case.  MineralMan   Jun-29-11 07:09 PM   #23 
     - Heck, my dh's farts are more deadly than that. And easier to deploy... nt  eilen   Jun-29-11 06:29 PM   #15 
     - TMFI n/t  MineralMan   Jun-29-11 06:49 PM   #17 
     - Right. And I could light the on-board vodka bottle, too.  WinkyDink   Jun-29-11 06:31 PM   #16 
  - Imagine if you tried this on the streets.  provis99   Jun-29-11 02:53 PM   #2 
  - Well if it was a private street and the rules  Riftaxe   Jun-29-11 03:30 PM   #8 
     - Airports and TSA are private?  Hassin Bin Sober   Jun-29-11 07:17 PM   #25 
     - Ah, the "Air travel is a choice' canard.  GoneOffShore   Jun-29-11 07:24 PM   #29 
  - This is no different than someone "willingly" entrusting that their catalog orders will be handled  pacalo   Jun-29-11 02:54 PM   #3 
  - How reprehensible!  CaliforniaPeggy   Jun-29-11 02:54 PM   #4 
  - SO that's what they mean about "running gummint like a business."  kenny blankenship   Jun-29-11 02:59 PM   #5 
  - Confiscated Swiss Army Knives Have Been Sold on eBay for Years  AndyTiedye   Jun-29-11 03:18 PM   #6 
  - Don't know if they still do that.....  cbdo2007   Jun-29-11 04:49 PM   #11 
  - Why can't banned things be put in a bag and loaded in with checked baggage...  IADEMO2004   Jun-29-11 04:42 PM   #9 
  - Well, lots of people don't check bags. Instead, they bring an  MineralMan   Jun-29-11 07:11 PM   #24 
  - Wait till they start charging a disposal fee to enhance revenue.  Hassin Bin Sober   Jun-29-11 07:20 PM   #27 
  - they can be. But you have to get out of line, and check it in baggage you still have with you.  Liberal_in_LA   Jun-29-11 07:26 PM   #31 
     - You didn't know you couldn't carry a bottle of maple syrup  MineralMan   Jun-29-11 07:31 PM   #34 
        - It was a few years ago, when the liquid ban was first implemented. I wasn't thinking straight  Liberal_in_LA   Jun-29-11 07:33 PM   #36 
           - Yeah, I guess that can happen. Funny thing is, you could probably  MineralMan   Jun-29-11 07:40 PM   #37 
              - I hope you get a good, long, slow intimate patdown one day.  Liberal_in_LA   Jun-29-11 07:42 PM   #38 
                 - Why would that happen?  MineralMan   Jun-29-11 07:46 PM   #39 
  - How are those rail lines coming along, mr president?  Shagbark Hickory   Jun-29-11 06:52 PM   #18 
  - So do the other US states and even Canada sells the items they confiscate.  Lone_Star_Dem   Jun-29-11 07:05 PM   #22 
  - Someone should start a business providing mailing boxes just before security  Liberal_in_LA   Jun-29-11 07:48 PM   #40 
  - Most do, yeah  tkmorris   Jun-29-11 09:02 PM   #41 
  - Let me fix that for you  xphile   Jun-29-11 07:23 PM   #28 
     - Good fix - TSA or Thieves Standing Around.  GoneOffShore   Jun-29-11 07:31 PM   #35 

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