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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:03 PM
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I have a friend who was at LAX when the fit hit the shan
She was standing in line (US Air) with her carry-on when a TSA person came out with a bullhorn and told everyone to stand where they were and to put their bags on the ground.

The TSA morons then proceeded to work each line, 3 guards at a time per passenger. Two would stand by the passenger while the third moron searched the passenger's bags.

They were taking all kinds of stuff. No one was allowed to go back to the counter and check their bags.

My friend lost over $400 worth of moisturizers and make-up. But they left her toothpaste and hand lotion.

I'll bet them gals at TSA are wearing some fine make-up tonight.

Oh yeah, before anyone here goes all weird about someone having that kind of expensive make-up...

The delay also caused her to miss a critical appointment with her oncologist.

They should have been given the option of going back and checking their bags.

That was theft.


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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:05 PM
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1. They showed the TSA people dumping all that stuff in the trash
I think it was on CNN. Can't they at least donate it to women's shelters? What a frickin waste.
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:07 PM
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2. Possibly, the trash was examined later for suspicous substances
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purduejake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:10 PM
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5. Likely...
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:09 PM
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4. Yeah, the trash they went thru later
I didn't see any teevee today.

I woke up, saw all that crap on the tube and here on DU and lit out.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:09 PM
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3. Hey! don't we all feel more secure? Thank God I have no more plane
trips planned until October.
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:10 PM
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6. The only thing that will make me feel more secure
would be to see Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld indicted, tried, convicted and put in prison for war crimes. THAT would increase security world wide.
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countryjake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:32 PM
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15. They will be ensuring that can never happen, shortly...
War Crimes Act Changes Would Reduce Threat Of Prosecution
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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purduejake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:11 PM
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7. In the meantime, I will be enjoying my free standby travel =)
You're still in more danger driving to the airport!
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:18 PM
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8. These SS-flash back mother fuckers! When do we overthrow this government?
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:21 PM
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9. Yeah, they were taking the shit with no possibility of recourse
That's the part that pisses me off.
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:26 PM
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10. You must admit: They scared the shit out of everyone there,,,
And, when all is said and done, isn't that their job? :shrug:
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:35 PM
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18. i am more afraid of my own government!
thats the sad facts!!

from a retired flight attendant of one of the 9/11 airlines ..ny based!

fly
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:31 PM
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11. First they come for our moisturizers, then they come for our liberties.
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:14 PM
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12. Doesn't that violate the consitution?
Amendment V
... nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:21 PM
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13. Smirky has mothballed the Constitution.




To him it's just a silly piece of paper that has no relevance to his agenda. If he ever found OBL he'd probably kiss him for all the good he has done BushCo.









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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:23 PM
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14. Shit, now the woman who wants to get her nails done before
the Rapture won't be able to take an touch-up nail polish with her on her Rapture trip!

:sarcasm:
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:34 PM
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16. sheeet..my face stuff is like $350.00 a bottle..
more than most flights cost..i would have gone home..

hey..a girl has to do, what a girl has to do!!

those would have been mutiny words to me..
hasta la vista baby...

and i use about 4 bottles of the stuff!!

nope.. i would have told them to fuck off! and gone home

fly
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:35 PM
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17. So if I had been standing in that line with my camera bag
Which I always have when I fly. Does that mean I would have lost my camera bag?
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