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Discussion in 'Rants and Raves' started by Sam7sf, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. WT_Foxtrot

    WT_Foxtrot Active Member

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    Might have been lying about the awards based on collections, but I can guarantee you they weren't about being an IRS employee....and a long term, highly tenured and high-up one at that. Probably plays into that fear thing I mentioned as being an asset. Was said more than once and usually in a group setting. Many eyes were rolled.
     


  2. Texasjack

    Texasjack TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Firearms related: Early 2002, I found a pretty neat store that mostly carried bow hunting and primitive type stuff. (Weird place, like 10 feet wide by 100 feet deep.) I noticed they had smokeless powder for sale, and it had been many years since I bought gun powder for a couple of cap lock firearms I had, so I asked about gunpowder. "Nope, haven't got any. Department of Homeland Security came and confiscated it all in the name of preventing terrorist bombing." Wait, you have SMOKELESS powder on the shelf, but no GUNPOWDER? You do realize that the smokeless stuff is more powerful. "Yeah, we pointed that out, but they said they had been sent there for gunpowder and they believe that's what terrorists would be looking for, so that's what they took."

    I feel safer. Do you feel safer?
     
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  3. Texasjack

    Texasjack TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    My son was on business in Oklahoma. The folks he was with decided to go into a liquor store near the hotel and get a bottle of wine. They picked out a bottle and then told the clerk they needed a cork screw. "Nope, we're not allowed to sell cork screws in a store that sells wine in Oklahoma."

    The government protecting us from ourselves.
     
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  4. Texasgordo

    Texasgordo TGT Addict

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    When did it start going downhill?

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  5. AustinN4

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    I fly all the time and have no problems at all, except for the occasional weather delay. I have TSA precheck, Passport & Global Entry. It also helps to be at the elite level of the airlines' FF programs. I read posts like yours and wonder why some of you are having so many problems?
     
  6. Sublime

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    Flying is usually problematic for me but my wife says I look Middle Eastern. Delays, lost luggage, rude airline employees, rude people, stupid policies. Going thru TSA screening is usually not too bad.

    A screwed up state agency? CPS. I got a ton of stories about them.
     
  7. Dawico

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    The only big problem I had was buying a ticket online then trying to fly shortly after 9/11.

    I got "randomly" searched three times before getting on my first flight. All three searches had me waiting with the same exact "randomly" chosen people. Found it funny that we were all white too while passengers with towels on their heads or wearing burkas were walking right through.

    Keep in mind we knew who the terrorists were at this point. You want to be "safe" or you want to be PC?

    If I hadn't been three hours early for my flight then I would have missed it.

    You didn't know you can get searched at the gate after being searched at check in and searched again going through security?
    Now you do.

    Don't even get me started on all the horror stories you hear or the fact that the scanner can see my junk but I still have to take my shoes off and empty my pockets.

    Way too much hassle for me. I'd rather drive.
     
  8. AustinN4

    AustinN4 TGT Addict

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    That all goes away if you become TSA Precheck, unless you set off some type of alarm like leaving your phone in your pocket instead of putting it in a bin so it goes thru the xray scanner.

    It is well worth it to me to apply for PreCheck and Global Entry since I fly so much and don't have to go thru that crap.
     
  9. toddnjoyce

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    My problem with flying commercially has to do with having to fly with everyone else.
     
  10. AustinN4

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    There is that, I'll grant, but with my FF status I rarely sit in the cattle car section.
     


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