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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2008
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    white rose resistance blog

    this story struck me as particularly screwed up
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    The most amusing part is that none of it is particularly effective. Some company tested the major american airports last year and they got bomb making materials into something like 64% of the airplanes with ease. I have no memory so I may be off a bit.
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    Nipple piercing - a threat to security. Levels of airport paranoia reaching critical point.
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    I was ordered to remove my SILK PAISLEY SCARF OF TERROR at Luton at Christmas, but made it on the plane with a clearly-lethal Rotring Newton pencil in my hand luggage.
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      CommentAuthorhowyadoin
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2008
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    I was ordered to remove my SILK PAISLEY SCARF OF TERROR at Luton at Christmas, but made it on the plane with a clearly-lethal Rotring Newton pencil in my hand luggage.

    Reminds me of when they first starting wigging out about nail clippers, but I could still bring a 40-ouncer of whiskey in my carryon.
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2008
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    Just another example of fuckwads who abuse whatever small authority they have over people.
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      CommentAuthorMegaGoosey
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2008
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    i have bombs in my nipples
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    When I went to Barcelona in 2006, it was relatively soon after the 'ZOMG TERRORISTS IS GOING TO BRING TEH APOCALYPSE WITH TOOTHPASTE' calamity, or whatever it was. I had a fibre - tipped pen in my hand luggage and asked the check in lady, half facetiously, 'is this counted as a lethal weapon?', as I didn't really want it confiscated and disposed of at the X ray check. She didn't know, so she called her supervisor. The supervisor wasn't sure either, so she said to me 'Well, do you think it's dangerous? If you'd feel safer, put it in the hold'.

    That kind of threw the absurdity of it all into sharp relief for me.
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    This is from six years ago, but somehow still seems relevant:

    Fred & Ethel Mertz security
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    Here's an observation on the incident that's more recent:

    A Ring of Truth
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      CommentAuthorWil
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2008
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    Man, I wish I could hate the TSA to death.

    Security Theater is a useless fucking waste of everything.
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    The reaction of people in the body modification community to this whole ordeal has been less-than-pleased as well.
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      CommentAuthorDerleth
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2008
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    If it's true that the male security staff was having a giggly ol' time, I'd like to forcibly remove the metal fillings in their teeth... preferably with a pair of pliers.

    What a bunch of fucktard shitheads. I hope she sues, I hope the court favors her, and I hope with all my heart that the offending parties are made to bend over backwards with the resulting apology live on television, only to be fired on the spot seconds later.
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    Hamlin's attorney said she accepted the TSA statement as an apology, and commended the agency for taking quick action. The policy change is "an achievement for the protection of passengers' civil rights while meeting the security goals of the TSA," Gloria Allred said.


    Never choose Gloria Allred as your attorney, unless you're only interested in publicity.
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    I found this incident particularly galling.

    It's clearly about power and humiliation, and nothing more.

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