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Old March 13th, 2012, 06:41 AM
Bart_van_der_Wolf Bart_van_der_Wolf is offline
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Default Giottos-rocket air blower confiscated by TSA

Hi Folks,

Apparently the TSA confiscated a Giottos-rocket air blower .

You have been warned!

Even if the report is not true, the blower does resemble the "Fat Man", in shape, not size.

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Old March 13th, 2012, 07:20 AM
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This is seriously retarded. The following comment in the article made me LoL though:

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At this rate, pencils soon won't be allowed onboard because they could potentially be used to depict a bomb, which is obviously a clear and present danger to the security of these United States.
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Old March 13th, 2012, 03:17 PM
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When I see news like this, I totally understand Bruce Schneier's take on the TSA.

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Old March 13th, 2012, 03:50 PM
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Hi Folks,

Apparently the TSA confiscated a Giottos-rocket air blower .

You have been warned!

Even if the report is not true, the blower does resemble the "Fat Man", in shape, not size.

Cheers,
Bart
Bart,

Unfortunately, in dim light, cops have mistaken toy black guns for the real thing and kids have been shot. These tragedies still occur.

So let's look at the blower again. To me, with just a key ring instead of the red end, it could be mistaken for a hand grenade. A well trained officer should, of course, recognize the difference, but in the dark, a surprised flight attendant might not.

Still, I've flown with my Giotto and it never has been an issue, but it goes in my packed case.

Asher
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Old March 13th, 2012, 03:52 PM
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This is seriously retarded. The following comment in the article made me LoL though:
Next shoes will be consider blunt objects!


No heels ladies.....
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Old March 13th, 2012, 04:11 PM
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Next shoes will be consider blunt objects!


No heels ladies.....
Jake,

Don't make light of it. Look at the ending of Single white Female! Also this!!

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Old March 13th, 2012, 04:20 PM
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Don't make light of it. Look at the ending of Single white Female! Also this!!

Asher
Exactly!! I'm actually surprised heels are not on the list already.
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