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Photographer Has Blower Confiscated by TSA Because it ‘Could Fly Like a Missile’
PETAPIXEL ^ | DEC 18,2013 | DL CADE

Posted on 12/19/2013 2:15:28 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER

It’s common knowledge that the Giottos Rocket Blowers and the TSA don’t get along. In the past we’ve told you to just leave it at home unless you want it confiscated with no more reason than “it looks like a bomb.” But the reason photographer and Canon Rumors forum user Surapon got was a whole lot more entertaining than that.

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1 posted on 12/19/2013 2:15:28 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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2 posted on 12/19/2013 2:17:25 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

TSA agents are quite simply some of the stupidest people in the world.


3 posted on 12/19/2013 2:28:17 AM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Wow! That thing looks dangerous! Made of rubber and used to gently blow dust from a camera lens, it could be used to act as a missile. Kind of like how a muzzie could convince an 88 year old granny to use her knitting needles to take over a plane.

Yep. I see the logic.

4 posted on 12/19/2013 2:31:17 AM PST by Wingy
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

For too many people, fantasy is reality. There is no logical thought process with these TSAers. It is image over substance—quite a racket for these union grifters.


5 posted on 12/19/2013 2:36:18 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Looks like an armor piercing mortar round to me.
6 posted on 12/19/2013 2:38:25 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Looks like it just might get up enough kinetic energy to viciously rip through a center wing tank.


7 posted on 12/19/2013 3:06:48 AM PST by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Conspiracy Guy; SWAMPSNIPER
Theoretically, then, I could use Pinky as a spear.


8 posted on 12/19/2013 3:08:46 AM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Looks like an armor piercing mortar round to me.

You're partly right, Conspiracy Guy. It's actually a Glock AK-47 assault sniper high-powered armor piercing weapon of mass destruction spray and pray battle rifle that has no place in our children's schools.

9 posted on 12/19/2013 3:13:39 AM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Salamander

Heaven help you if you ever get pulled over and your snake pokes its head out of the window in the cop’s face. :)


10 posted on 12/19/2013 3:19:30 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

That’s a hoot. TSA employees are as stupid is as Obama does.


11 posted on 12/19/2013 3:24:27 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Proof (as if it were needed) that they don’t hire these people for their intellect. Lowest common denominator + guns + permission to get as personally invasive as they think they can get away with + perpetual employment guarantee. What could possibly go wrong?


12 posted on 12/19/2013 3:45:10 AM PST by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

These people (TSA) are, by far, the stupidest a-holes on the planet!


13 posted on 12/19/2013 3:49:28 AM PST by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: Salamander

Spear or a hula hoop.


14 posted on 12/19/2013 4:16:22 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Standing Wolf

I need me one of them there Glock AK 47s. Do they have USB port to recharge my Android?


15 posted on 12/19/2013 4:19:17 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“Photographer Has Blower Confiscated by TSA Because it ‘Could Fly Like a Missile’”

Besides which, some TSA agent decided he needed it and wanted it.


16 posted on 12/19/2013 4:33:14 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: jonrick46

“There is no logical thought process with these TSAers”.

Actually, that is the first question on the application test. If you have no logical thought process, you automatically pass and don’t have to go any futher except to get measured for your new uniform. (sarc)


17 posted on 12/19/2013 4:51:00 AM PST by Progov
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To: lowbridge

And was too cheap to pay a few bucks.

Stories like this are why I don’t want to fly and take a camera along.


18 posted on 12/19/2013 4:58:48 AM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I have to fly tomorrow.

I have stripped down, bathed, washed my hair, changed purses, washed all my clothes, and packed everything in a new satchel, because the last time i flew, I was put through a body search.

Evidently, everything I own SMELLS like I have just been to the range.


19 posted on 12/19/2013 4:58:50 AM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

An Enema Bomb?


20 posted on 12/19/2013 4:59:19 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: Salamander

“Are you pondering what I’m pondering, Pinky?”


21 posted on 12/19/2013 5:08:49 AM PST by EricT. (ARBEIT MACHT FREI- now get back to work you taxpaying peasant!)
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To: PLMerite

I knew a guy that happened to.

He thought he had killed a chicken snake that he was going to make a belt out of.

Snake wasn’t dead and climbed on him biting him.

He was weaving all over the road and was stopped by a cop.

He got out of his truck and the cop pulled his gun, a .357mag, and told him to get back in.

He told the cop there was a snake in his truck.

The cop opened the door and the snake was coiled up on the floor.

The cop went to shooting.

Snake got away unhurt but his truck didn’t make it.

Cop shot his transmission to pieces and he ended up in jail.


22 posted on 12/19/2013 5:32:30 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Or...I could just wear her as a boa.

;]


23 posted on 12/19/2013 5:46:03 AM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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To: EricT.

Ha ha ha!!!

It definitely fits her.

[and I’m always planning to take over the universe, so...]


24 posted on 12/19/2013 5:47:27 AM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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To: IMR 4350

!!!


25 posted on 12/19/2013 5:49:25 AM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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To: Vinnie

my thought also Fleets enema could also be a mini douche. Just like liberals in congress


26 posted on 12/19/2013 7:10:42 AM PST by goat granny
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To: Nik Naym

TSA agents are quite simply some of the stupidest people in the world.

————————— ————————— —————————

Back when Tom Ridge was setting TSA up and they had to remove the H.S. Diploma because they weren’t getting enough hires, TSA were nick-named...

...wait for it...

“Ridge’s Retards.”


27 posted on 12/19/2013 8:29:01 AM PST by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Wingy
Kind of like how a muzzie could convince an 88 year old granny to use her knitting needles to take over a plane.

...They have to be careful with those needles! She may knit an Afghan!

28 posted on 12/19/2013 8:56:35 AM PST by folkquest (I plan on being cranky for the next 4 years. Hope to crack a political smile at the midterms!)
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To: folkquest
They have to be careful with those needles! She may knit an Afghan!

Lol! Good one.

29 posted on 12/19/2013 9:44:50 AM PST by Wingy
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To: Salamander

Too cliché.


30 posted on 12/19/2013 9:53:01 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

just use a blower fashioned as a dildo and slather it with KY.

Drop it into a plastic and then act all sheepish when they go to examine it.


31 posted on 12/19/2013 9:58:06 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Heh.

;]


32 posted on 12/19/2013 10:01:10 AM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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To: IMR 4350

I had about a 5 foot Bull Snake which was supposed to be in a bag in the truck one time. I stopped for fuel at which point the snake proceeded to wind itself around the clutch and brake pedals. A guy was studying me as I am trying to unwind the snake and finally asks “did you know he was in there?”

Had him for several years. I named him SVL (Snake, Very Large)


33 posted on 12/19/2013 10:13:27 AM PST by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: IMR 4350

“Cop shot his transmission to pieces and he ended up in jail.”

I would imagine that was to cover up somehow for the cop being trigger-happy.


34 posted on 12/19/2013 10:36:10 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: IMR 4350; Salamander; Clay Moore

This is what inspired my earlier comment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJt28XRAlLM


35 posted on 12/19/2013 10:40:14 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite

LOL!

Not gonna happen.

Boas are never in a hurry unless food is involved.

Odds are pretty good that a cop is not gonna have a dead rat in his hand if he pulls me over.


36 posted on 12/19/2013 10:45:10 AM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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To: left that other site

Been there. Apparently, some of the chemicals in make-up show up as gunpowder.


37 posted on 12/19/2013 10:51:56 AM PST by esoteric
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To: PLMerite

His truck couldn’t pass inspection so his inspection sticker was expired.

Expired license plates.

Reckless driving. The truck was nothing but junk. You couldn’t keep it in one lane even without fighting a snake.

He was also about half drunk from what I remember.

I don’t even know if he had a drivers license or he had lost it for DWI.

The cop did everyone a favor and put the truck out of it’s misery and kept him off the road.


38 posted on 12/19/2013 10:53:39 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: esoteric

I do wear make-up, but I think it IS because I DO go to the range! LOL!


39 posted on 12/19/2013 10:54:53 AM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Clay Moore

A guy I was in high school with got bit by a copperhead when he climbed into his truck.

The rubber boot on his stick shift was off and 2 copperheads had climbed into the cab.

Lucky he had boots on or both snakes would have got him more than once.


40 posted on 12/19/2013 11:07:28 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Salamander

Cute.

Any other drivers/passengers freak out when they see the snake?


41 posted on 12/19/2013 11:09:30 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: PLMerite

Snakes in cars, monkeys in cars, we got them all here in Texas.


42 posted on 12/19/2013 11:10:48 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Black Agnes

Some people at a gas station seemed surprised.

She had more fun at Lowes.

I had her stuffed inside my coat and she poked her head out when a lady walked by and the lady squealed and jumped.

For the rest of the visit, she randomly popped out at people.

Snakes have senses of humor.


43 posted on 12/19/2013 7:07:57 PM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Good-grief-bump


44 posted on 12/20/2013 9:03:07 AM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: Stingray
These people (TSA) are, by far, the stupidest a-holes on the planet!

Certainly seems to be part of the prerequisites to getting hired to another government union type of job.
45 posted on 12/20/2013 3:00:28 PM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: Salamander
~~~~~~~~~~~~HAPPY SANTA SNAKE FOR SAL~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
46 posted on 12/23/2013 7:35:56 PM PST by floralamiss
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To: Salamander

“objects may be closer than they appear!”?????


47 posted on 12/23/2013 7:41:26 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I have one of these rocket blowers. I can carry on my tripod and ballhead that could be used as a blunt force truncheon but the TSA is going to confiscate a rubber squeeze blower? I LOL at the ridiculousness that is the TSA.


48 posted on 12/23/2013 7:44:26 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: floralamiss
Back atcha! :)

[Sssssssssanta Claussssssss]

[Go Google "snakes with hats" You'll love it]

49 posted on 12/23/2013 9:07:46 PM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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50 posted on 12/23/2013 9:11:31 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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