TSA defends cupcake confiscation

TSA defends cupcake confiscation

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    TSA defends cupcake confiscation

    TSA defends cupcake confiscation - CNN.com

    Sorry, but this is getting ridiculous. The TSA is abritrary in its own screening of things:
    "Semantics aside, the TSA's bottom line: "You can bring cakes, pies and cupcakes through the security checkpoint, but you should expect that they might get some additional screening, and if something doesn't seem right, there is always the potential you won't be able to take it through.""

    So I have to guess what kinda mood a TSA screener is in? Anybody else feels like this?
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    Department of homeland security really needs to take a few "well maybe a lot" of lessons from the Israelis on airport security.

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    Maybe I'll carry a jar of feces the next time I fly. The TSA should surely feel some level of kinship with the jar in this case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArkhmAsylm View Post
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    Maybe I'll carry a jar of feces the next time I fly. The TSA should surely feel some level of kinship with the jar in this case.
    Judging by their past operating procedures, it will be declared "biologically hazardous material" which you are attempting to transport without proper paperwork and you can expect to do federal time for it. Mark my words.
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    My wife decorates cakes for a living like the reality tv shows. She has sent several cakes through LV without issues. The TSA must have been hankering for some sweets. :D
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    I would like to think that were I in the position of the traveler, when TSA says I can't take the cupcake, I'd just sit there on the floor and start eating it. Block up traffic till I was done.

    "There, what cupcake?"
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    So they take "harmful yet delicious looking" cupcakes away but allows a passenger toting a foot long screwdriver/tool kit in a carry on bag with no hiccups what-so-ever (Un-related but real life experience)?

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    I've carried several weapons on a plane. A metal cane in my carry on, disassembled, a AAA battery maglight on my belt, a 12" metal ruler (old style, not the flimsy new ones). I did ship a knife card ahead though using the US mail. This was in 2003.

    You couldn't carry feces, but watch 'The Help' for ideas, lol. (JUST kidding!!).

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    Perhaps the next time one should cook the cupcakes with enough poppy seeds to see who fails the next required Urinalysis.

    That could be comical trying to figure out why they flunked the test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Perhaps the next time one should cook the cupcakes with enough poppy seeds to see who fails the next required Urinalysis.

    That could be comical trying to figure out why they flunked the test.
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    Why not go all the way?

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    I for one see some hope in this recent turn at the TSA, I am not dissapointed for one minut at the shift of priorities from molestation, seniors diaper checks, 6 year old pat downs, and public strip searches to a pinpoint effort to disrupt the very real terrist cupcake plot designed to take over our country. I for one would like to take a moment to thank the TSA for making my asociation with this govt we live under seem all that much stupider. So Mr. demented, perverted, half-whit TSA dude... this buds for you...
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