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OMG! They're pulling out all stops: Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne was among four people who were arrested

http://fox13now.com/2013/01/17/weapons-discovered-in-carry-o...

SALT LAKE CITY — Officers with the Transportation Security Administration at the Salt Lake City International Airport have discovered four firearms in the last eight days.

The firearms were all loaded when they were discovered during routine screenings of carry-on bags.

Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne was among four people who were arrested in connection with the discoveries.

Byrne allegedly tried to go through security with a loaded Glock 23 .40 caliber handgun in his carry-on luggage. A charging document said the gun contained 12 rounds, but none were chambered.

Salt Lake City police said Byrne denied knowing that the gun was in his luggage.

(Paul family, be careful!)

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Anyone who stops flying because of this federal policy, PLEASE make sure you contact the airlines and your representative to let them know this!

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Good advice.

I did that when I quit, but now would be a good time to call and remind them.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

It won't solve problems for much longer

The TSA doesn't begin and end at airports, Fishy. I've seen them at Greyhound stations, Amtrak, and I could've sworn I read about them appearing at certain highway checkpoints down south.

Not to mention the dozens of other ABC agencies...

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Yeah, people should have stopped flying the instant they

got legal authority to grope passengers. But it is never too late, the reason they are spreading is because people tolerate them. Stop flying, airlines lose money, the AIRLINES will be the ones to make TSA go away.
I suspect those checkpoints are not going to go as well. I quit flying, my way to ensure my right to privacy. I have a right to travel, and privacy. When they try to make me stop driving because I don't want molested, it is not going to be the same argument in court.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

I stopped flying the minute They instituted the

"remove your shoes edict" Hell I wont even walk around a Hotel suite without at least having shower shoes on.

A frequent flier I know

uses those blue hospital booties when he has to take off his shoes. He throws them away after one use.

It truly is disgusting.

Considering that those feet were last bare God only knows where, you could pick up all kinds of interesting hitch-hikers in an airport.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

Denise B's picture

I agree with you Fishy,

the last time I flew it was around 2005...back then you could still bring a carry on with full size bottles of shampoo and personal care products. I remember my sister came to visit me about 4 years ago and was absolutely outraged because they made her get rid of her newly bought clinique make-up because it was in too big of a bottle...really outrageous if you think about it! That stuff is very expensive!

I have to say I miss the convenience of it...driving takes a lot longer! But for me, it is worth it. There is no way I am going to consent to being either blasted with radiation or groped by some TSA pervert. Like so many things, this is another example of behavior that they can only get away with if we tolerate it.

I am 100%

I am 100% with you. I too have stopped flying after over 50 years of transcontinental commercial airline trips. Indeed if everyone simply stopped flying, the groping would soon stop.

I have wondered if an employer can fire an employee who refuses to surrender their constitutional rights. If a company told an employee that he had to fly to the other side of the country but the employee didn't want to surrender his right to be free from unreasonable searches etc., should the company be able to fire that employee? How about of instead of a company, it was a government agency that orders an employee to fly etc. should the agency be allowed to fire the employee?

ecorob's picture

very expensive...

and they make nice take home gifts for the tsa goons who also happen to be women!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
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Denise B's picture

Exactly ecorob!

I am sure that is just what happens with some of the stuff they confiscate...especially the brand new stuff. The TSA agents get to do their shopping without ever leaving work!

"the reason they are spreading"

"the reason they are spreading is because people tolerate them"

Agreed. I know a lot of folks who have refused to fly over the years (and have stuck with it), but some don't mind being groped I guess. Then of course there are some who don't have another realistic choice.

Stop flying, airlines lose money, the AIRLINES will be the ones to make TSA go away.

Maybe, maybe not. I figure they'd just get "bailed out" again. LOL it's always a screw, isn't it?

As far as the highway checkpoints, like I say I've only read about them, have yet to see one. Not sure when/if they'll start popping up in NH, but I know how this state is with traffic violations (no real crime to chase), so it wouldn't surprise me if they use that and/or our bad winters as an excuse to get the TSA here to "help out".

At this point I'm thinking "screw the farm, I'm going to Iceland!" Who knows.

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