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Passengers could be asked to give drink samples to TSA
KJCT ^ | July 5, 2012 | Janelle Ericsson

Posted on 07/05/2012 9:18:35 AM PDT by C19fan

Passengers say their problems is not with rules at the airport. They understand why drinks are not allowed through security, but when they buy one while they wait for their flight, they say the TSA shouldn't ask to test it.

Passengers say traveling is a big enough stress, but now some are worried the drinks they are getting are not safe.

(Excerpt) Read more at kjct8.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism
KEYWORDS: airports; alreadyposted; bush; gwbush; rino; searchisyourfriend; travel; tsa
Blame Bush on this one. Once one created this monstrosity the continued assault on one's privacy was entirely predictable. Of course, the stupid people are more worried about whether their drink is "safe" instead of their freedom being eroded.
1 posted on 07/05/2012 9:18:44 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

On a trip from SFO to Munich they tested my 18-month old son’s milk in his sippy cup at SFO.

On the way back, in Munich, I walked onto the plane with two water bottles, a sippy cup, and a 16-ounce bottle of Coke. No issues.


2 posted on 07/05/2012 9:22:37 AM PDT by Crcl1
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To: C19fan

This is such a poorly written story! Have passengers actually been stopped at the gate and had their drinks taken by a TSA agent or did some bored reporter simply wander around a small airport and ask a few people what they thought of such a possibility?

C’mon people - Who, What, When, Where, Why.....


3 posted on 07/05/2012 9:23:54 AM PDT by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: C19fan

I’m lookng for some way I can become involved in abolishing the TSA. Is there a senator or representative who is working on getting rid of these criminals? Lot’s of them have been arrested while NO terrorists have been arrested.


4 posted on 07/05/2012 9:28:10 AM PDT by mistfree (You're responsible for your spelling of Yore)
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To: C19fan
Before "liquids" were banned going through security, I had a screener once ask me to take a drink of my Mountain Dew soda in front of him to verify that it wasn't something other than Mountain Dew.

It seemed like a reasonable request.

5 posted on 07/05/2012 9:28:14 AM PDT by Washi (Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, one head-shot at a time.)
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To: Crcl1

At SFO, was that after you went through security?

What kind of test was done?


6 posted on 07/05/2012 9:29:17 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: stuartcr

My wife, son, and me went through the metal detector (shoes off and all of that), put all our stuff on the rollers for the x-ray machine, and went over to pick up our stuff.

While picking up our belongins, a male TSA agent took my son’s sippy cup and went over to a machine towards the end of the security section. It was some kind of “sniffer” and they asked me what was in the cup. I told him milk and they put it in the machine to make sure it was milk. Then he gave us back the cup and we left security.


7 posted on 07/05/2012 9:41:50 AM PDT by Crcl1
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To: C19fan

Follow the money. TSA wants to buy new equipment for testing drinks. It will cost millions. Which politician/s have recently invested in a company that makes such a machine? Anytime these anti-4th Amendment TSA pedophiles “need” something new, somebody on the public payroll makes big money in the process.


8 posted on 07/05/2012 9:47:20 AM PDT by GnL
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To: VikingMom

Why don’t you see post #2?


9 posted on 07/05/2012 9:49:53 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: C19fan

They can taste my drink but the better not bogart it! Also, no backwash, please!


10 posted on 07/05/2012 9:55:05 AM PDT by Alas Babylon! (Who? Vote for WHO? Not Obama!!! Then WHO?)
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To: Washi

“Before “liquids” were banned going through security, I had a screener once ask me to take a drink of my Mountain Dew soda in front of him to verify that it wasn’t something other than Mountain Dew.”

Correct answer: After you boil your mouth, of course something like you may have a sip.

Or, you may ask to have a small amount poured into a cup.

Think I am be denigratory? Just look at the average TSAThingie? Then decide yourself.


11 posted on 07/05/2012 10:00:34 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: C19fan

Sure TSA Officer...this is “Lemonade” LOL....Take a sip!


12 posted on 07/05/2012 10:02:11 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: C19fan
Wrong. Any ANY good idea can be corrupted. Going after radical Muslims was a good idea... The perversion of that idea by corrupt democrats - a perversion to change that safety precaution into an excuse to harrass American citizens is NOT what Bush or any of us would have chosen.

TSA and Homeland Insecurity ARE DEMOCRAT perversions ...

13 posted on 07/05/2012 10:10:28 AM PDT by GOPJ (Speak truth to lies and ignorance. Speak honest to corruption . Stand up to liberal elite liars..)
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To: Crcl1

That pretty standard procedure for bringing liquids through security. thanx


14 posted on 07/05/2012 10:11:57 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: VikingMom
When leaving El Salvador, I purchased some rather costly souvenirs after going through security. When it came time to board, they insisted on searching me AGAIN, and went through my purchases. That was Okay, but then they shoved and pushed me onto the plane without returning my souvenirs. I never saw them again. Nice scam they've got going there.
15 posted on 07/05/2012 10:12:03 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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To: GladesGuru

I don’t think the TSA agent was the one that was going to taste the drink. They would not ask that.


16 posted on 07/05/2012 10:14:14 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: GladesGuru
[...] I had a screener once ask me to take a drink of my Mountain Dew soda in front of him to verify that it wasn’t something other than Mountain Dew. [...]

Sounds like a reasonable request.

Why didn't you want to take a drink of your soda in front of the screener?

Or did you mean to write:

[...] I had a screener once ask me to if he could take a drink of my Mountain Dew soda in front of him to verify that it wasn’t something other than Mountain Dew. [...]

Regards,

17 posted on 07/05/2012 10:17:14 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinarily good evidence.)
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To: mistfree
Mica claims progress in privatizing airport screeners
18 posted on 07/05/2012 10:22:55 AM PDT by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: AlmaKing
I DID read post #2 - as well as the follow-up by the same poster, who indicated that the testing of the sippy cup happened at the initial security checkpoint, which is nothing new.

This story implies that there are now TSA agents in the terminals, stopping people before they board the plane, checking beverages that were purchased in the secured section of the airport. THAT is totally new and I was trying to verify if it is in fact happening or if this is just a conjecture piece. I travel frequently and have never seen a TSA agent past the security screening point.

I would love to see TSA totally disbanded. It is a worthless government funded boondoggle that has done nothing to improve airline safety....however, that doesn't change the fact that this is a poorly written story that doesn't really convey any hard data or actual incidences of TSA agents roaming terminals, looking for drinks to test!

19 posted on 07/05/2012 10:34:58 AM PDT by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: VikingMom

I seriously doubt this will happen.


20 posted on 07/05/2012 10:39:15 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: VikingMom

” I travel frequently and have never seen a TSA agent past the security screening point.”

I was sitting waiting at my gate about 5 months ago while another flight was boarding, and the airline employee got on the mike and told everyone to take out their ID because they were having a random check by TSA.
After that plane left & mine was going to start boarding, we were told the same thing.

Only time I’ve ever encountered that.


21 posted on 07/05/2012 10:47:44 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: alexander_busek

All I did was copy the line from the previous post. Far be it from me to attempt to correct the grunts and hoots of TSAThingies, let alone justify them.


22 posted on 07/05/2012 11:08:58 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: VikingMom

TSA does show up at the gates on occasion. Had it happen a couple times in Charlotte and Dallas. They ask you for your I’d and boarding pass at top of jet bridge. I saw a couple folks pulled out of the boarding line and patted/wanded. TSA Agent said they are allowed to conduct random inspections.


23 posted on 07/05/2012 11:32:28 AM PDT by nurees (Oh...there is a NEW Mexico (Homer Simpson))
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To: nuconvert

Interesting! I have never seen that...thanks for the updated info.


24 posted on 07/05/2012 11:39:50 AM PDT by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: VikingMom

Orange County, CA...you may drink up until the time you get to TSA, then you have to throw it away.

But don’t worry, you can then pass through the line and stand in another long line to buy something for the flight.

Hoping against hope you don’t miss your flight.

I admit that that was in 2009, the LAST time I’ve flown.


25 posted on 07/05/2012 12:10:15 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

LGA, CLT, DFW - still concerned with what is offered for sale after Security. I could not find PLAIN unprocessed spring water for purchase that has nothing added to it (carbonation, minerals, flavors, etc.)

Set for expansion to all sorts of mass travel, the TSA is the foundation of a secret police, and maybe worse. Thinking about not flying any more.


26 posted on 07/05/2012 12:58:10 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: EggsAckley

What was a conservative doing in El Salvador?


27 posted on 07/05/2012 1:14:00 PM PDT by fremont_steve
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To: nuconvert

I saw TSA testing boarding passengers coffee, right at boarding gate 2 months ago in Orlando. You buy the coffee in the airport mall after going through security.


28 posted on 07/05/2012 1:46:40 PM PDT by dancusa (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. H.L Mencken)
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To: GladesGuru
I could have written that better.

I meant that the security screener asked me to take a drink of my own soda, while he watched, so that he could determine that it was actually soda.

I guess that his theory was that if it were some sort of flammable or explosive liquid, I would be hesitant to take a drink of it.

29 posted on 07/05/2012 3:49:16 PM PDT by Washi (Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, one head-shot at a time.)
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To: GOPJ
TSA and Homeland Insecurity ARE DEMOCRAT perversions ...

Uh, IIRC, tugging forlock and humbly begging your pardon, it was that idiot Bush that created TSA and DHS.

30 posted on 07/05/2012 6:20:11 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: AndyJackson
Three thousand Americans were killed by radical islamist - killers crashing planes into buildings.

Bush did what was needed to deal with a crisis - a crisis with thousands of dead Americans- and citizens wanting protection.

Bush did NOT set out to create the horror we have today with Janet and goons going after American citizens who happen to be conservatives. Homeland Insecurity also wants TSA NOT to single out Muslims - might hurt their feelings. What the hell protection are they? Keeping us safe from grandmothers and small children?

What Bush created was a metaphorical day care center. What Obama has turned it into is metaphorical a child molestation organization. There's a difference. You know it too.

31 posted on 07/05/2012 7:20:05 PM PDT by GOPJ (Speak truth to lies and ignorance. Speak honest to corruption . Stand up to liberal elite liars..)
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To: Crcl1
On a trip from SFO to Munich they tested my 18-month old son’s milk in his sippy cup at SFO.

A few weeks ago I flew out of SFO International Terminal. The guy in front of me in the scanner was having problems with stuff in his pockets. They told him to take all paper out of his pockets and hold it over his head. They had him back out of the scanner for more testing. I went in holding my wallet and ticket over my head, they motioned to me to leave the scanner. As I did the TSA guy pointed at a green light and said "You're real clean!".

Only when I sat down to put on my belt and shoes did I realize I had my wedding ring in my pocket (I take it off to work on stuff). So now they're worried about paper in pockets but metal doesn't trigger the scanner? Why were they so insistent on removing paper from our pockets? Maybe it's all BS to intimidate us. Incidentally, my daughter was holding my baby granddaughter and she didn't have to go through the scanner, and wasn't even checked. Same with my wife, who refuses to go through scanners due to her treatments for cancer, she wasn't checked - usually she would get a patdown. Inconsistent checking.

32 posted on 07/05/2012 8:19:23 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: C19fan
I expected...

"Yeah, it's OK, let 'em board. Hic!"

Bless those who fly, I can't stand none of it."

33 posted on 07/05/2012 8:35:18 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: GOPJ
What Bush created was a metaphorical day care center. What Obama has turned it into is metaphorical a child molestation organization. There's a difference. You know it too.

Most of what TSA is doing started under Bush. I don't like Obama, but Bush and the neocons started this disaster so they could have the war that bankrupted the US. Bush was a disaster for the US. An absolte disaster. Obama might be worse, but Bush got us going on the downhill economic slide.

34 posted on 07/06/2012 7:22:20 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: AndyJackson

Tell me what they’re doing now that had anything to do with catching Radical Muslims trying to hijack airplanes. That’s what Bush set up - a way to stop radical Muslims. The current system sees conservatives as terrorists - and graandmothers - they don’t even like to check Muslims because they’re a liberal ‘protected teachers’ pet’ group...

Really, I’d like to know.


35 posted on 07/06/2012 8:57:05 AM PDT by GOPJ (Speak truth to lies - to ignorance. Speak honest to corruption . Stand up to liberal elite liars..)
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To: AndyJackson

Tell me what they’re doing now that had anything to do with catching Radical Muslims trying to hijack airplanes. That’s what Bush set up - a way to stop radical Muslims. The current system sees conservatives as terrorists - and graandmothers - they don’t even like to check Muslims because they’re a liberal ‘protected teachers’ pet’ group...

Really, I’d like to know.


36 posted on 07/06/2012 8:57:25 AM PDT by GOPJ (Speak truth to lies - to ignorance. Speak honest to corruption . Stand up to liberal elite liars..)
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To: GOPJ
Tell me what they’re doing now that had anything to do with catching Radical Muslims trying to hijack airplanes. That’s what Bush set up - a way to stop radical Muslims.

TSA and DHS is all about feeling good about ourselves and always has been. Neither have much of anything to do with counterterrorism which is the province of the DoD, CIA, FBI, and NSA, which have not done too bad a job of it. DHS/TSA is and always was an irrelevant distraction, a way to funnel lots of money into defense contractors and friends of the President (both parties). It is about distributing pork (both parties) and always had been.

Believe me, I am not defending Obama / Napolitano. But team Bush was really not a whole lot more competent. Cheney was hardly an Eisenhower, Marshall, MacArthur, Nimitz in terms of running a military strategy to accomplish a job. It was a total fiasco, actually.

37 posted on 07/06/2012 9:18:52 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: AndyJackson
Neither have much of anything to do with counterterrorism which is the province of the DoD, CIA, FBI, and NSA, which have not done too bad a job of it. DHS/TSA is and always was an irrelevant distraction, a way to funnel lots of money into defense contractors and friends of the President (both parties). It is about distributing pork (both parties) and always had been.

You're right - the folks tasked with the real job of protecting us (DoD, CIA, FBI, and NSA) have done a great job...We've been safe under their care. And I suspect your right about TSA too - much of it was political - even some of the 'political' under the GOP... Thanks for sharing.

38 posted on 07/06/2012 11:47:11 AM PDT by GOPJ (Speak truth to lies - to ignorance. Speak honesty to corruption . Stand-up to liberal elite liars..)
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To: AndyJackson
Neither have much of anything to do with counterterrorism which is the province of the DoD, CIA, FBI, and NSA, which have not done too bad a job of it. DHS/TSA is and always was an irrelevant distraction, a way to funnel lots of money into defense contractors and friends of the President (both parties). It is about distributing pork (both parties) and always had been.

You're right - the folks tasked with the real job of protecting us (DoD, CIA, FBI, and NSA) have done a great job...We've been safe under their care. And I suspect you're right about TSA too - much of it was political - even some of the 'political' under the GOP... Thanks for sharing.

39 posted on 07/06/2012 11:47:55 AM PDT by GOPJ (Speak truth to lies - to ignorance. Speak honesty to corruption . Stand-up to liberal elite liars..)
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To: dancusa

“I saw TSA testing boarding passengers coffee, right at boarding gate 2 months ago in Orlando.”

How were they testing it?

I think it may have been Orlando where my experience happened also.


40 posted on 07/07/2012 3:12:19 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Some kind of treated wooden stick. They test for whatever. Make work TSA people have to do keep busy hassling Americans.


41 posted on 07/07/2012 12:17:12 PM PDT by dancusa (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. H.L Mencken)
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