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Nail Clipper is more dangerous than M-240B TSA

Postby Dianora » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:36 am

Here's another TSA by the book stupidity:
So we’re in line, going through one at a time. One of our Soldiers had his Gerber multi-tool. TSA confiscated it. Kind of ridiculous, but it gets better. A few minutes later, a guy empties his pockets and has a pair of nail clippers. Nail clippers. TSA informs the Soldier that they’re going to confiscate his nail clippers. The conversation went something like this:

So we’re in line, going through one at a time. One of our Soldiers had his Gerber multi-tool. TSA confiscated it. Kind of ridiculous, but it gets better. A few minutes later, a guy empties his pockets and has a pair of nail clippers. Nail clippers. TSA informs the Soldier that they’re going to confiscate his nail clippers. The conversation went something like this:

TSA Guy: You can’t take those on the plane.

Soldier: What? I’ve had them since we left country.

TSA Guy: You’re not suppose to have them.

Soldier: Why?

TSA Guy: They can be used as a weapon.

Soldier: [touches butt stock of the rifle] But this actually is a weapon. And I’m allowed to take it on.

TSA Guy: Yeah but you can’t use it to take over the plane. You don’t have bullets.

Soldier: And I can take over the plane with nail clippers?

TSA Guy: [awkward silence]

Me: Dude, just give him your damn nail clippers so we can get the f**k out of here. I’ll buy you a new set.

Soldier: [hands nail clippers to TSA guy, makes it through security]


BTW, M204B:

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Re: Nail Clipper is more dangerous than M-240B TSA

Postby Lightbeard » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:55 am

Not to sound like an ass but did this need a new thread when there is a perfectly fine thread thriving on the same page.
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Re: Nail Clipper is more dangerous than M-240B TSA

Postby Flex » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:08 pm

Lightbeard wrote:Not to sound like an ass but did this need a new thread when there is a perfectly fine thread thriving on the same page.


That is how Dianora operates.
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Re: Nail Clipper is more dangerous than M-240B TSA

Postby Fivelives » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:12 pm

It's an urban legend anyway.
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Re: Nail Clipper is more dangerous than M-240B TSA

Postby Fridmarr » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:47 pm

Flex wrote:
Lightbeard wrote:Not to sound like an ass but did this need a new thread when there is a perfectly fine thread thriving on the same page.


That is how Dianora operates.

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Re: Nail Clipper is more dangerous than M-240B TSA

Postby Aubade » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:26 pm

Fridmarr wrote:
Flex wrote:
Lightbeard wrote:Not to sound like an ass but did this need a new thread when there is a perfectly fine thread thriving on the same page.


That is how Dianora operates.

lol


It's true, I've talked about it a few times and got reprimanded by a mod for it...Just let him do his weird little thing.



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Re: Nail Clipper is more dangerous than M-240B TSA

Postby fuzzygeek » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:34 pm

Fivelives wrote:It's an urban legend anyway.


UPDATE: I’m getting a lot of emails asking if this is actually true and is this person actually someone I know. (1) Yes it is true — it is too absurd to be made up. (2) Yes, I know the person.


From the linked page.

Zero tolerance policies of any stripe are remarkably stupid.
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Re: Nail Clipper is more dangerous than M-240B TSA

Postby Grehn|Skipjack » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:50 pm

The fact that somebody in the world might think that you need bullets to kill a person with a machine gun makes my brain hurt.
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Re: Nail Clipper is more dangerous than M-240B TSA

Postby Fivelives » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:07 am

fuzzygeek wrote:
Fivelives wrote:It's an urban legend anyway.


UPDATE: I’m getting a lot of emails asking if this is actually true and is this person actually someone I know. (1) Yes it is true — it is too absurd to be made up. (2) Yes, I know the person.


From the linked page.

Zero tolerance policies of any stripe are remarkably stupid.


It's an urban legend. http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=17308

This story has been around in one iteration or another since Desert Storm. There are a couple things about it that don't ring true, though. Soldiers' weapons are stored in an armory whenever they aren't being used - that is, whenever you're not in an AO (Area of Operations) - and issued as needed. Even if an entire company were flying home for whatever reason, the weapons would fly as cargo on a military aircraft, from base to base.
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Re: Nail Clipper is more dangerous than M-240B TSA

Postby Levantine » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:49 am

Aubade wrote:THAT FUCKING UI OF HIS STILL MAKES ME WANT TO GOUGE MY EYES OUT AND GO ON A BABY STABBING SPREE


You too? I thought I was the only one. O:
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Re: Nail Clipper is more dangerous than M-240B TSA

Postby Flex » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:09 am

Fivelives wrote:Soldiers' weapons are stored in an armory whenever they aren't being used - that is, whenever you're not in an AO (Area of Operations) - and issued as needed. Even if an entire company were flying home for whatever reason, the weapons would fly as cargo on a military aircraft, from base to base.


How that part passed anyone's sniff test I don't understand.
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Re: Nail Clipper is more dangerous than M-240B TSA

Postby Invisusira » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:37 am

"redstate.com" seems like an ENTIRELY accurate and unbiased source for news. Totally. Never mind that this story is an urban legend.

That being said, even if it wasn't, nail clippers have long been known as something on the "prohibited items" list. And guns, when unloaded and properly checked, are perfectly legal to bring on board any flight.

I myself have often considered just having a "Dianora random news thread;" however, after I looked into his posts, I found that the majority of them actually have their own conversation going for pages and pages. So no problem with that.

However, there is absolutely no news here. Just some bullshit attempt at news spin.
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