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Buford T Pusser
04-18-12, 07:26 AM
Was this someone from here????


http://localtvwjw.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/nakedman-e1334749767816.jpg?w=342

By Darrell Calhoun, CNN

A 50-year-old man who said he felt that airport screeners were “harassing” him stripped naked at Portland International Airport, police in Oregon said.

Police charged John E. Brennan with disorderly conduct and indecent exposure after he disrobed while going through the security screening area at the airport Tuesday evening.

“When interviewed about his actions Mr. Brennan stated he fly’s a lot and had disrobed as a form of protest against TSA Screeners who he felt were harassing him,” a police incident report said.

He was not intoxicated or under the influence of drugs at the time, police said.

Brennan was scheduled to fly on Alaska Airlines from Portland to San Jose, California.

Police said screeners asked him “numerous times” to put on his clothes, but he refused.

“Mr. Brennan’s actions caused two screening lanes to be closed and while some passengers covered their eyes and their children’s eyes and moved away from the screening area, others stepped out of the screening lanes to look, laugh and take photos of Mr. Brennan,” the police report said.


http://fox8.com/2012/04/18/man-strips-naked-at-airport-as-protest-against-tsa/

RocShemp
04-18-12, 08:10 AM
He "fly’s a lot"? :whofart:

d2cheer
04-18-12, 08:18 AM
Why does it always have to be some fat d-bag and not a hot chick?

The Bus
04-18-12, 08:19 AM
Fucking hipsters.

Meglos
04-18-12, 09:22 AM
He "fly’s a lot"? :whofart:

Not anymore I'm betting.

mmconhea
04-18-12, 09:52 AM
See... the TSA works. Another lunatic successfully vetted.

Tracer Bullet
04-18-12, 09:54 AM
Why does it always have to be some fat d-bag and not a hot dude?

TomOpus
04-18-12, 10:13 AM
Mr. Brennan’s actions caused two screening lanes to be closed What an asshole.

Sean O'Hara
04-18-12, 10:25 AM
What an asshole.

Yes, civil disobedience against the police state should only be carried out when it doesn't inconvenience sheeple.

TomOpus
04-18-12, 10:31 AM
Yes, civil disobedience against the police state should only be carried out when it doesn't inconvenience sheeple.Yeah, his mental state sure won over the police state.

Red Dog
04-18-12, 10:34 AM
Why did they have to close screening lanes? They should have just escorted him away from security if he was deemed a disturbance.

movie diva
04-18-12, 11:32 AM
If he flys a lot, why didn't he get on the TSA frequent flyer program, he just wanted to get naked in public.

nando820
04-18-12, 11:41 AM
Fucking hipsters.

Yeah blame it on the hipsters!

RocShemp
04-18-12, 12:08 PM
At first, I thought that was a picture of Zach Galifianakis in the OP.

Mrs. Danger
04-18-12, 12:11 PM
Freaky! The man has no buttcrack!

Th0r S1mpson
04-18-12, 12:17 PM
What an asshole.

Do you have the unblurred pic or something?

TomOpus
04-18-12, 12:28 PM
Do you have the unblurred pic or something?Lemme check if someone tweeted his twitter.

kvrdave
04-18-12, 01:51 PM
Freaky! The man has no buttcrack!

<img src=http://content.internetvideoarchive.com/content/photos/109/004596_23.jpg>
"Ha, earthlings and their waste hole openings."

Dr Mabuse
04-18-12, 02:01 PM
Why did they have to close screening lanes? They should have just escorted him away from security if he was deemed a disturbance.

If for no other reason, it would make the mindless morons standing there waiting to be groped and have their naked bodies photographed 'for their own safety' ( :lol: ) hate the guy for doing it, and not for a moment even consider the reality or implications of what's happening to them. But frankly the majority of people are idiots in this country, and would have hated the guy and not employed any critical thinking anyway, so the TSA probably just closed the lanes to be jerks, because they could.

Buford T Pusser
04-18-12, 02:23 PM
Maybe his jumbo jet will experience liftoff in jail.

TomOpus
04-18-12, 02:25 PM
Maybe his jumbo jet will experience liftoff in jail.Not if it's on a treadmill.

kvrdave
04-18-12, 03:06 PM
Why did they have to close screening lanes? They should have just escorted him away from security if he was deemed a disturbance.

Especially in Portland. No way he was the only nude guy there. Maybe the oldest, but....well, probably not the oldest either.

nando820
04-18-12, 03:21 PM
^true that ahh Portland keeping it weird!

Rockmjd23
04-18-12, 03:24 PM
Why did they have to close screening lanes? They should have just escorted him away from security if he was deemed a disturbance.
I would fully expect the TSA to make it as complicated and annoying as necessary.

NORML54601
04-18-12, 04:05 PM
http://localtvwjw.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/nakedman-e1334749767816.jpg?w=342



“Mr. Brennan’s actions caused two screening lanes to be closed and while some passengers covered their eyes and their children’s eyes and moved away from the screening area, others stepped out of the screening lanes to look, laugh and take photos of Mr. Brennan,” the police report said.


WTF? Why?

Mrs. Danger
04-18-12, 04:12 PM
WTF? Why?

Because it's not every day you see someone with no buttcrack.

Jules Winfield
04-18-12, 04:47 PM
He was headed over to my neck of the woods. So many missed opportunities!

Buford T Pusser
04-19-12, 12:10 AM
Because it's not every day you see someone with no buttcrack.

That was funny both times. :)

SuperJim88
04-19-12, 04:55 PM
The photographer is a moron. How hard is it to take an unblurred picture?

rexinnih
04-19-12, 05:05 PM
Actually my sight would be permanantly affected if I were there.........

Buford T Pusser
04-21-12, 10:53 AM
I never guessed this would turn into a crackalackin' thread.

General Zod
04-21-12, 11:00 AM
The local radio station interviewed this guy the other day and he said that the TSA, for whatever reason, just kept searching him and asking him to take off this or that so he just said "I'll make it easy for you guys" and just took off everything. :lol:

He also said he isn't going to do it again since he has to travel a lot for his work and doesn't want to get in even more trouble from the TSA. This was his form of protest and he's done now.

Buford T Pusser
04-21-12, 11:12 AM
Sounds like he heard all the comments of disgust.

TomOpus
04-21-12, 11:50 AM
I wonder if people that do stuff like this get put on a TSA list.

Sdallnct
04-21-12, 01:16 PM
Ii travel a lot and I see people doing stupid things all the time. You can cll me a sheep but it is obvious that thanything dealing with the airport or plane is going to be taken seriously.

I'd say 90% of the harassing I see is due to the passenger simply not following very simple directions. My favorite? When they say "take everything out of all your pockets". I bet a third to half don't.

I'm sure this guy was tired, had a rough trip and this pushed him over the edge. But IMO again, when trying to get home or get somewhere for work is not the time to send a message.

TomOpus
04-21-12, 01:39 PM
I'd say 90% of the harassing I see is due to the passenger simply not following very simple directions. My favorite? When they say "take everything out of all your pockets". I bet a third to half don't.

I'm sure this guy was tired, had a rough trip and this pushed him over the edge. But IMO again, when trying to get home or get somewhere for work is not the time to send a message.Since this guy said he travels a lot I wonder what happened. You might be right he was just having a bad day before he got to the airport. After I started flying a lot I got use to the drill and would breeze through the security screening because I was ready. I think people still think they're only looking for metal objects when going through the body scanner. It's really not that difficult to not have problems.

Sdallnct
04-21-12, 01:49 PM
Since this guy said he travels a lot I wonder what happened. You might be right he was just having a bad day before he got to the airport. After I started flying a lot I got use to the drill and would breeze through the security screening because I was ready. I think people still think they're only looking for metal objects when going through the body scanner. It's really not that difficult to not have problems.

Couple of airports have lines for "experienced" travels. These are great. Its so quite as no directs are needed. And moves fast. Course they are self policing so occasionally you get someone in there who shouldn't be. But overall works well.

TomOpus
04-21-12, 02:10 PM
Couple of airports have lines for "experienced" travels. These are great. Its so quite as no directs are needed. And moves fast. Course they are self policing so occasionally you get someone in there who shouldn't be. But overall works well.Yes, at the Southwest Terminal in San Diego I've seen those. Pretty nifty.

movieguru
04-21-12, 03:35 PM
Why does it always have to be some fat d-bag and not a hot chick?

your wish has been answered. Hard to decide on guilt based on the pic though.



http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2012/04/woman-strips-naked-at-denver-airport/

Buford T Pusser
04-21-12, 03:36 PM
Several years ago they implemented taking shoes off but I had heard at the time that some were safe and it was optional. So I didn't take mine off and did not beep but they did a big example of me for about five minutes. So I took my shoes off after that.

Isn't it now mandatory you take them off?

Liver&Onions
04-21-12, 03:38 PM
Do you have the unblurred pic or something?

:lol: :clap:

Red Dog
04-21-12, 05:40 PM
Ii travel a lot and I see people doing stupid things all the time. You can cll me a sheep but it is obvious that thanything dealing with the airport or plane is going to be taken seriously.

I'd say 90% of the harassing I see is due to the passenger simply not following very simple directions. My favorite? When they say "take everything out of all your pockets". I bet a third to half don't.

I'm sure this guy was tired, had a rough trip and this pushed him over the edge. But IMO again, when trying to get home or get somewhere for work is not the time to send a message.

That's all well and good, but tell me what the fucking difference is between 2 and 4 oz of toothpaste, and why it must be in a ziploc bag when it is going through a detector.

Theater...that's all it is.

I can tell you -- the security at DCA (yes, Washington) is much more lax than at LAS. I've never had to pull my stupid little ziplock bag out at DCA, but at LAS, they practically assault you if you don't. Apparently there are no SOP at TSA. Isn't that comforting for our national security, if you believe that TSA is vital to our national security? Consider that before you say "I see people doing stupid things all the time."

But hey, they've got me trained - loafers when I travel.

Jack Straw
04-23-12, 04:42 PM
Too bad everyone else didnt do the same in a rare show of solidarity. Now that would have been most excellent and newsworthy.

Groucho
04-23-12, 04:49 PM
Yeah, I've been through security in a few different airports and they all do things differently. Some require the quart bag, some do not. Some have the old fashioned metal detectors, some have the new-fangled "nudie scanners". I thought the whole point of creating a federal agency was to have uniformity?

TSA should start over from scratch and outsource to Disney to design the security line. Those dudes know how to put together an organized queue that isn't altogether unpleasant.

Sdallnct
04-23-12, 09:29 PM
That's all well and good, but tell me what the fucking difference is between 2 and 4 oz of toothpaste, and why it must be in a ziploc bag when it is going through a detector.

Theater...that's all it is.

I can tell you -- the security at DCA (yes, Washington) is much more lax than at LAS. I've never had to pull my stupid little ziplock bag out at DCA, but at LAS, they practically assault you if you don't. Apparently there are no SOP at TSA. Isn't that comforting for our national security, if you believe that TSA is vital to our national security? Consider that before you say "I see people doing stupid things all the time."

But hey, they've got me trained - loafers when I travel.

Who cares. What is the difference between the speed limit being 55 or 60? The law is the law. It may be feel good only. It may do nothing for security. It my be totally stupid. So? Write your congressman and have the law changed.

But nothing and I mean nothing is more aggravating then people simply ignoring what is clearly the rules (law), that are clearly posted. That everyone can see and understand. Just because it "seems silly". So it holds up everyone else.

I've literally told people in front of me in the security line "your going to need to remove your shoes". Only to be ignored and then held up by security, holding me up and everyone behind me.

I have no problem with you protesting by never flying or having the law changed. But why do you have to hold me up to do it? The airport, plane is not the place to do it. It will not end well.

Sdallnct
04-23-12, 09:31 PM
Yeah, I've been through security in a few different airports and they all do things differently. Some require the quart bag, some do not. Some have the old fashioned metal detectors, some have the new-fangled "nudie scanners". I thought the whole point of creating a federal agency was to have uniformity?

TSA should start over from scratch and outsource to Disney to design the security line. Those dudes know how to put together an organized queue that isn't altogether unpleasant.

While I agree with this, somewhat, it is not night and day different. I for one simply never have liquids in any amount in my carry on. The only thing I carry on is my electronics (laptop, etc). I never carry on clothing, overnight stuff, etc.

My Other Self
04-23-12, 09:32 PM
I've only flown once since 9/11. The only difference from before and after that I could recognize was taking off my shoes.

Buford T Pusser
04-23-12, 10:29 PM
I've only flown once since 9/11.

Sad coming from a guy with fly in his name.

heimerSWT
04-24-12, 07:49 AM
But nothing and I mean nothing is more aggravating then people simply ignoring what is clearly the rules (law), that are clearly posted. That everyone can see and understand. Just because it "seems silly". So it holds up everyone else.

I've literally told people in front of me in the security line "your going to need to remove your shoes". Only to be ignored and then held up by security, holding me up and everyone behind me.

I have no problem with you protesting by never flying or having the law changed. But why do you have to hold me up to do it? The airport, plane is not the place to do it. It will not end well.
EXACTLY THIS. When I am going through security, I do my best to "pre-screen" which line I want to go through by skipping families, old people, and people with shitloads of carry on items.

I thought I was choosing wisely once when I got in line behind a young hip looking geek that had his shoes off and ready, all of his stuff in the plastic bin nice and quickly...until the x-ray conveyor operator asked him if he had a laptop in his bag that he forgot to remove. He didn't forget. They told him he needed to remove it, and his response was the winiest sound I had heard from an adult, ever: "But I have so much stuff in there, and it's going to be a pain to remove it, why is this even a rule?" It was like the sound a 13 year old makes when his/her parents don't let them go to the movies with their friends or something. He knew he needed to remove it. There are signs posted specifically for laptops...SAT has a video showing proper removal of certain items, including laptops, and SAT also has TSA people repeatedly announcing the need to remove laptops.

Thankfully, they pulled him and his stuff to the side and let the rest of the line by without waiting (San Antonio Int'l has pretty decent security/TSA folks in my experience...but then again it's a tiny airport). But I seriously wanted to punch the dude in the face.

Red Dog
04-24-12, 08:25 AM
Who cares. What is the difference between the speed limit being 55 or 60? The law is the law. It may be feel good only. It may do nothing for security. It my be totally stupid. So? Write your congressman and have the law changed.

But nothing and I mean nothing is more aggravating then people simply ignoring what is clearly the rules (law), that are clearly posted. That everyone can see and understand. Just because it "seems silly". So it holds up everyone else.

I've literally told people in front of me in the security line "your going to need to remove your shoes". Only to be ignored and then held up by security, holding me up and everyone behind me.

I have no problem with you protesting by never flying or having the law changed. But why do you have to hold me up to do it? The airport, plane is not the place to do it. It will not end well.

I care. :shrug: Because these are stupid needless rules. I'd like to be able to pack a carry-on without needing to restrict myself to 3oz containers and a small ziplock bag.

I'll tell you something that is more aggravating -- hearing people say the "law is the law," and "write your Congressman if you don't like it." Like my Congressman had anything to with these rules. They were randomly developed by a federal agency.

Buford T Pusser
04-24-12, 08:41 AM
D
I'll tell you something that is more aggravating -- hearing people say the "law is the law," and "write your Congressman if you don't like it." Like my Congressman had anything to with these rules. They were randomly developed by a federal agency.


True. All they care about is what keeps them in office.

This is not a battle they would spend two seconds thinking about.

Mabuse
04-24-12, 12:57 PM
But nothing and I mean nothing is more aggravating then people simply ignoring what is clearly the rules (law), that are clearly posted. That everyone can see and understand. Just because it "seems silly". So it holds up everyone elseWhat are these rules you speak of and where are they posted? There is no uniformity or structure to anything that TSA does.

Shazam
04-24-12, 01:00 PM
EXACTLY THIS. When I am going through security, I do my best to "pre-screen" which line I want to go through by skipping families, old people, and people with shitloads of carry on items.

I thought I was choosing wisely once when I got in line behind a young hip looking geek that had his shoes off and ready, all of his stuff in the plastic bin nice and quickly...until the x-ray conveyor operator asked him if he had a laptop in his bag that he forgot to remove. He didn't forget. They told him he needed to remove it, and his response was the winiest sound I had heard from an adult, ever: "But I have so much stuff in there, and it's going to be a pain to remove it, why is this even a rule?" It was like the sound a 13 year old makes when his/her parents don't let them go to the movies with their friends or something. He knew he needed to remove it. There are signs posted specifically for laptops...SAT has a video showing proper removal of certain items, including laptops, and SAT also has TSA people repeatedly announcing the need to remove laptops.

Thankfully, they pulled him and his stuff to the side and let the rest of the line by without waiting (San Antonio Int'l has pretty decent security/TSA folks in my experience...but then again it's a tiny airport). But I seriously wanted to punch the dude in the face.White males are the worst. They're also usually the best, but I also got stuck in front of a white guy once that refused to take off his belt. Christ almighty.

kvrdave
04-24-12, 01:11 PM
I'll tell you something that is more aggravating -- hearing people say the "law is the law," and "write your Congressman if you don't like it." Like my Congressman had anything to with these rules. They were randomly developed by a federal agency.

Exactly. Our lawmakers make so few of the laws that affect our every day lives anymore. They give that authority to agencies.

Rockmjd23
04-24-12, 01:27 PM
The TSA is security theater at its finest.

Sdallnct
04-24-12, 09:40 PM
I care. :shrug: Because these are stupid needless rules. I'd like to be able to pack a carry-on without needing to restrict myself to 3oz containers and a small ziplock bag.

I'll tell you something that is more aggravating -- hearing people say the "law is the law," and "write your Congressman if you don't like it." Like my Congressman had anything to with these rules. They were randomly developed by a federal agency.

Fair enough. So your solution is to protest at the airport which interferes with others?

And you misunderstood me. I hate the new rules. Hate them. However, I'm not in the rule making business. I don't travel to set rules. I travel to get to my job to make money and then get home to my family. And if the law says "wear a green shirt" then I have a 3 choices, 1 - work to get the law changed, 2 - don't travel, 3 - wear a green shirt. I don't see the answer being not to wear green and travel only to holding others up to get to their family.

Have you written and airlines about it? I have. And I got back a great reply which helps me get through security even quicker. And my comment about your congressman was just an example. Have you written the FAA or Home Land security? Have you gotten cleared for one of those "quick through security" deals?

Sdallnct
04-24-12, 09:50 PM
What are these rules you speak of and where are they posted? There is no uniformity or structure to anything that TSA does.

You really don't know? Then please don't travel. For me, it is easy,

-My carry on is only valuable electronics (never clothing, shaving bag, lotions or anything - all that goes in check in)
-take both laptops out of my bag, put in separate bins.
-take everything out of pockets and put in trays next to laptops
-take off jacket if wearing one and put in tray with one of the laptops
-take off belt (regardless of type)
-take off watch and put in tray
-take off shoes
-always keep boarding pass in hand
-needless to say, don't carry ANY knives (even small one's) cork screws, or the like. I do have a beer bottle opener on my key chain which is not an issue.

This gets me through every airport. Simply. Easy. Not that much more than pre-9/11 (I'm a big believer in checking bags. I never carry on clothing or shaving bag). I fly anywhere between 15-30+ times a year. Never had luggage lost. And I never get held up or issues. Call me sheep or whatever, but I like getting through security timely and stress free. Hopefully with enough time for a beer!

mndtrp
04-24-12, 10:39 PM
In the off chance I fly, I know the rules before I get to the security line. Even though I don't really care for them, I make the choice to follow those rules in order to get on my plane. I'm not going to waste my time, and I'm not going to waste the time of anyone around me. I've spent enough on my tickets that I'm not going to miss my flight.

I'll do what I can outside of the airport.

Red Dog
04-25-12, 10:06 AM
Fair enough. So your solution is to protest at the airport which interferes with others?

And you misunderstood me. I hate the new rules. Hate them. However, I'm not in the rule making business. I don't travel to set rules. I travel to get to my job to make money and then get home to my family. And if the law says "wear a green shirt" then I have a 3 choices, 1 - work to get the law changed, 2 - don't travel, 3 - wear a green shirt. I don't see the answer being not to wear green and travel only to holding others up to get to their family.

Have you written and airlines about it? I have. And I got back a great reply which helps me get through security even quicker. And my comment about your congressman was just an example. Have you written the FAA or Home Land security? Have you gotten cleared for one of those "quick through security" deals?

My solution isn't that. I wouldn't do it. But I'm not buying into this nonsense that writing a letter to my Congressman is going to change the rules. I've written letters to my Congressman/Senator about issues. Either get back a form letter - sometimes on the wrong issue, sometimes featuring praise on why the policy I hate is so very great for the country, sometimes complete bullshit or I get back nothing.

As for your green shirt hypo, you can be sure if that was a policy, some airports would prevent you from passing if you wore a lime green shirt while others would let you through. That's how stupid the whole thing is.

I wouldn't write DHS to complain. I'd be lucky to be able to fly ever again.

Red Dog
04-25-12, 10:08 AM
You really don't know? Then please don't travel. For me, it is easy,

-My carry on is only valuable electronics (never clothing, shaving bag, lotions or anything - all that goes in check in)
-take both laptops out of my bag, put in separate bins.
-take everything out of pockets and put in trays next to laptops
-take off jacket if wearing one and put in tray with one of the laptops
-take off belt (regardless of type)
-take off watch and put in tray
-take off shoes
-always keep boarding pass in hand
-needless to say, don't carry ANY knives (even small one's) cork screws, or the like. I do have a beer bottle opener on my key chain which is not an issue.

This gets me through every airport. Simply. Easy. Not that much more than pre-9/11 (I'm a big believer in checking bags. I never carry on clothing or shaving bag). I fly anywhere between 15-30+ times a year. Never had luggage lost. And I never get held up or issues. Call me sheep or whatever, but I like getting through security timely and stress free. Hopefully with enough time for a beer!

Well stripping naked should get you through too. Everything would be in a bin by default.

Groucho
04-25-12, 10:15 AM
Regarding checked bags, I think part of the problem is that because of the fees people are trying to cram everything they can into carry-ons, knowing that if there's a issue past security the airline will just gate check it for free. This only slows the process down.

Mabuse
04-25-12, 10:34 AM
You really don't know? Then please don't travel. For me, it is easy,

-My carry on is only valuable electronics (never clothing, shaving bag, lotions or anything - all that goes in check in)
-take both laptops out of my bag, put in separate bins.
-take everything out of pockets and put in trays next to laptops
-take off jacket if wearing one and put in tray with one of the laptops
-take off belt (regardless of type)
-take off watch and put in tray
-take off shoes
-always keep boarding pass in hand
-needless to say, don't carry ANY knives (even small one's) cork screws, or the like. I do have a beer bottle opener on my key chain which is not an issue.

This gets me through every airport. Simply. Easy. Not that much more than pre-9/11 (I'm a big believer in checking bags. I never carry on clothing or shaving bag). I fly anywhere between 15-30+ times a year. Never had luggage lost. And I never get held up or issues. Call me sheep or whatever, but I like getting through security timely and stress free. Hopefully with enough time for a beer!

Cool story bro. Here's my cool story.

Flying LAX to Houston. I arrive at LAX. I have NO carry on. I want to expedite the process as much as possible. I have my shoes off and in my hand before I even get to the front of the line. I get to front of line. TSA guy says, "Hey, slow it down sir. Did I say to remove your shoes? You don't have to remove your shoes unless instructed."

Flying back, Houston to LAX. I arrive at Houston airport. I leave my shoes on. I'm going to keep them on until instructed to. I keep waiting for the guy to tell me to take them off. No one says anything. I walk through the metal detector with my shoes on. TSA guy says, "Hey get back here sir! You have to take your shoes off first."

Second, Groucho is exactly right. The TSA's restrictions on carry on's precisely coincides with the airlines' decision to charge for checked baggage which has led to a colossal mess at the security line.

Red Dog
04-25-12, 10:49 AM
Regarding checked bags, I think part of the problem is that because of the fees people are trying to cram everything they can into carry-ons, knowing that if there's a issue past security the airline will just gate check it for free. This only slows the process down.

Yep. I really started trying to go carry-on only after having checked bags lost for several days on a couple trips I made about 5 years ago (and I don't fly more than 4 or 5 times a year). I'm certainly not paying for the privlege of them possibly losing my bags.

The irony is that they instituted these fees without cutting airfares.

TomOpus
04-25-12, 10:54 AM
Regarding checked bags, I think part of the problem is that because of the fees people are trying to cram everything they can into carry-ons, knowing that if there's a issue past security the airline will just gate check it for free. This only slows the process down. Even worse are people who normally don't do carry-on baggage are now doing it and never bother to look at what's not allowed with carry-on vs checked.

TomOpus
04-25-12, 11:01 AM
Cool story bro. Here's my cool story.

Flying LAX to Houston. I arrive at LAX. I have NO carry on. I want to expedite the process as much as possible. I have my shoes off and in my hand before I even get to the front of the line. I get to front of line. TSA guy says, "Hey, slow it down sir. Did I say to remove your shoes? You don't have to remove your shoes unless instructed."

Flying back, Houston to LAX. I arrive at Houston airport. I leave my shoes on. I'm going to keep them on until instructed to. I keep waiting for the guy to tell me to take them off. No one says anything. I walk through the metal detector with my shoes on. TSA guy says, "Hey get back here sir! You have to take your shoes off first." Was this your first time flying? When I do something new I look to see what others are doing. I knew I had to remove my shoes but saw everyone doing it at the start of the screening process after they do the boarding pass check.

Mabuse
04-25-12, 12:44 PM
Was this your first time flying? When I do something new I look to see what others are doing. I knew I had to remove my shoes but saw everyone doing it at the start of the screening process after they do the boarding pass check.

Yes, it was my first time flying. It was also my first time sitting in a big boy chair. I was really excited.

Try reading my story again. I knew I had to remove my shoes and I did, and I was told I was doing it wrong and needed to wait for this guy's "order" to remove my shoes. Then on the way back I waited for the "order" and never recieved it.

TomOpus
04-25-12, 02:25 PM
Yes, it was my first time flying. It was also my first time sitting in a big boy chair. I was really excited.

Try reading my story again. I knew I had to remove my shoes and I did, and I was told I was doing it wrong and needed to wait for this guy's "order" to remove my shoes. Then on the way back I waited for the "order" and never recieved it.So I guess it did seem odd you were the only one who had removed his shoes? But then you don't want to be a sheeple since everyone else was moving through okay.

Congrats on the big boy chair :up:

Mabuse
04-25-12, 02:44 PM
People in front of me were removing their shoes. Like I said, apparently I was supposed to wait for this guys "order" and he didn't like that. I'm glad everything always goes so smothly for you "super flyer", every security line I've encountered has been an inconsistant clusterfuck where there are no rules to follow and every time it's different.

arminius
04-25-12, 02:47 PM
It's obvious that TomOpus is a terrorist.

The Bus
04-25-12, 03:49 PM
I'd suggest doing a "One and Only Stupid TSA Thread" but it would become a part-time job for us.

Sdallnct
04-25-12, 06:59 PM
My solution isn't that. I wouldn't do it. But I'm not buying into this nonsense that writing a letter to my Congressman is going to change the rules. I've written letters to my Congressman/Senator about issues. Either get back a form letter - sometimes on the wrong issue, sometimes featuring praise on why the policy I hate is so very great for the country, sometimes complete bullshit or I get back nothing.

As for your green shirt hypo, you can be sure if that was a policy, some airports would prevent you from passing if you wore a lime green shirt while others would let you through. That's how stupid the whole thing is.

I wouldn't write DHS to complain. I'd be lucky to be able to fly ever again.

It's not about what you can get away with "lime green" why not not wear green at all.

And I've traveled dozens of airports and they are not all that different.

I have no problem with you not liking it. I'm just curious what you plan on doing about it? There are a lot of "stupid" things around. And? Your choice, have them changed or don't do them, or do them with a minimal fuss and effort.

Well stripping naked should get you through too. Everything would be in a bin by default.

Humm think the post started that way and it didn't work.

Cool story bro. Here's my cool story.

Flying LAX to Houston. I arrive at LAX. I have NO carry on. I want to expedite the process as much as possible. I have my shoes off and in my hand before I even get to the front of the line. I get to front of line. TSA guy says, "Hey, slow it down sir. Did I say to remove your shoes? You don't have to remove your shoes unless instructed."

Flying back, Houston to LAX. I arrive at Houston airport. I leave my shoes on. I'm going to keep them on until instructed to. I keep waiting for the guy to tell me to take them off. No one says anything. I walk through the metal detector with my shoes on. TSA guy says, "Hey get back here sir! You have to take your shoes off first."

Second, Groucho is exactly right. The TSA's restrictions on carry on's precisely coincides with the airlines' decision to charge for checked baggage which has led to a colossal mess at the security line.

Well I can't argue that these are anything but Minimum Wage workers who don't like their job and probably never read or keep up with their own policies.

I've never been told to put my shoes back on. I'd be a little annoyed if told to as well. But again, IMO, it is not worth getting upset or crazy about it.

And yes, the charging for luggage is an issue. I "protest this" by regularly flying SWA. And every time I do, I email American Airlines to let them know. Occasionally they offer to wave my baggage fee's, but that is not really the point (and I'm on an expense account when traveling, so it really doesn't cost me anything).

Red Dog
04-25-12, 07:15 PM
I don't have a plan to do anything about it. I can't. That's inept government for you. Am I not allowed to vent my frustration with it? Do you not ever vent about anything out of your control?

You bitch about the carbon blobs annoying you, Business Pro. I'll bitch about the government policy that leads to those carbon blobs annoying you.

Airport security is different. I've already told you about different treatment of ziplocks/liquids at 2 major airports.

Josh-da-man
04-25-12, 08:19 PM
http://localtvwjw.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/nakedman-e1334749767816.jpg?w=342


Guilty!

Buford T Pusser
05-20-12, 07:53 PM
Yes, it was my first time flying. It was also my first time sitting in a big boy chair. I was really excited.




:lol:

Red Dog
05-23-12, 10:14 AM
TSA has a budget shortfall. Our government's solution? Well, to increase one-way fees for passengers from $2.50 to $5 for the privlege of going through this ridiculous security theater.

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/appropriations/228835-senate-moves-forward-with-increased-airline-passenger-fees#.T7vGjswN384.twitter

Dr Mabuse
05-23-12, 10:39 AM
It's a strong evolutionary imperative in primates to lie prostrate before, and be supplicatory to, any form of authority.

"What luck for the leaders that men do not think."

Dr Mabuse
05-23-12, 10:46 AM
I typo'd the word "not".

Red Dog
07-20-12, 09:37 AM
Decision is in: Not Guilty of indecent exposure.

The judge ruled “symbolic” nudity is protected as free speech under state law and determined that Brennan’s derobing was a legitimate protest.

A win for the free speech. :thumbsup: A loss for our eyes. :down:

Michael Corvin
07-20-12, 09:42 AM
Very cool outcome. :up:

Now to convince the ladies to disrobe in protest. :eyebrow:

DirkUSA
07-20-12, 09:48 AM
Decision is in: Not Guilty of indecent exposure.

The judge ruled “symbolic” nudity is protected as free speech under state law and determined that Brennan’s derobing was a legitimate protest.

A win for the free speech. :thumbsup: A loss for our eyes. :down:

Let's hope for more "symbolic nudity" but exercised by good looking women!

Dr Mabuse
07-20-12, 12:03 PM
Decision is in: Not Guilty of indecent exposure.

The judge ruled “symbolic” nudity is protected as free speech under state law and determined that Brennan’s derobing was a legitimate protest.

A win for the free speech. :thumbsup: A loss for our eyes. :down:

That's awesome.