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The TSA Has Gone Too Far (funny, But Sad)  
User currently offlineGoCOgo From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 701 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 11274 times:

"Two traveling penguins from Seaworld in San Diego went through regular airport screening at Denver International Airport recently. Here, Pat and Penny are removed from their carry-on case so they can walk through the metal detector."

See the pics (slide show).

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/slideshow/news/4402056/detail.html

[Edited 2005-04-22 05:04:58]


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User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 11236 times:

They're racists toward penguins!!!The other day I was at PHX and they didn't even bother to check a fat bulldog!!! And I bet they suffered from sexual harassment too when they patted them down!!!

Seriously, how much of a threat can penguins be? (other than guano of course)  Big grin


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 11201 times:

Sounds a bit harsh but they cleared security and where on their way. Penguins are so cool. That little boy got to pet one!

User currently offlineAirPortugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3619 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 11173 times:

I agree. Penguins are the coolest little things in the world. Im so jealous of that kid.

At the Boston Aquarium they have them, but you cant pet them  Sad



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 11168 times:

Absolutely ridiculous.

Goddamn TSA is so ridiculous.

FYI - I arrived ANC at 1705 tonight. My TSA Loser Count for the today:

11 TSA Agents, 3 Airport Police, 2 Argenbright idiots: ONE, count em, ONE security lane open at B/C Concourse. Yup I said ELEVEN TSA idiots for one machine . . .

TSA=THOUSANDS STANDING AROUND=LOSERS


User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5690 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 11153 times:
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Thinking about it.... makes some kind of sense.
Allows their container to be Xrayed without any risk to our little feathered friends

rgds

Chris



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User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 11131 times:

Eh. I don't really think it's a big deal. I guess they were not traveling below, so they had to go through security with those carrying them. I suspect the handlers didn't want them going through the X Ray machine in their cage/box/container, so they just walked them through.


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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 11111 times:

Man if one of those things got loose..... We'd have to get Alex to catch one...

User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 11092 times:

OMG! How could the TSA let them through and board an aircraft?!?! Aren't their beaks so pointy and somewhat sharp that they could be used as terrorism tools?!?!?! I hope Bin Laden is not watching this thread!  Wow!  eyepopping 

User currently offlineUAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 11069 times:

Since there was a news camera there im sure they had planned to do this and did it just for the photo op. No big deal, kinda cute little things!


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User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 11054 times:

Those Penguins must be 80 years old, I figure that would be the only way they would get searched.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 11010 times:

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 10):
Those Penguins must be 80 years old, I figure that would be the only way they would get searched.

And still being Breast Fed???? Likely . . . .

TSA=THOUSANDS STANDING AROUND=LOSERS


User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10856 times:

I think it would have been really great if one of those penguins (or better yet both) took a dump right on the floor, perhaps on a Thousands Standing Around idiot's shoe.

User currently offlineTrevD From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 327 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 10807 times:

Hey, are those knitting needles I see there in Penny's carry-on bag ??

User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 10794 times:

Hey, at least they didn't require government issued Photo ID and a boarding pass before letting both of them through...

Lincoln



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User currently offlineOlympicbis From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 10682 times:

Might be a good idea to replace those TSA morons with penguins. Not only are penguins far mor intelligent and probably more efficient, but on top they are friendly.

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12104 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 10637 times:
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TSA boss to TSA employee

"employee, we Have had a report that two penguins that are a possible security threat are going to be boarding an aircraft at DEN, in security interests they need to be screene, without any exceptions".

Quoting ETStar (Reply 8):
OMG! How could the TSA let them through and board an aircraft?!?! Aren't their beaks so pointy and somewhat sharp that they could be used as terrorism tools?!?!?! I hope Bin Laden is not watching this thread!

Thats a good one


User currently offlineJmacias34 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 10603 times:

The terrorists won...

User currently offlineManu From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 406 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10524 times:

Quoting Olympicbis (Reply 15):
Might be a good idea to replace TSA with penguins. Not only are penguins far mor intelligent and probably more efficient, but on top they are friendly

And they wear a tuxedo to work!


User currently offlineQxq400 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 255 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10466 times:

Quoting Jmacias34 (Reply 17):
The terrorists won...


The sad truth is your right the terroist did win. We now have got to screen traveling animals for Sea World.  crying 

What ever happened to common sence. Oh yea the TSA is a government agency= there is no common sense.  irked 



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User currently offlineAa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10386 times:

...about the TSA...My signature says it all...

User currently offlineJMV From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 241 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10371 times:

The TSA was created by the government, both the Executive Branch and CONGRESS, that we in the US elected to office. Just remember this the next time you go to vote, or consider not voting.


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User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10326 times:

Nah, I'm not blaming the TSA for this one. UAL747DEN's right, the fact that there was a film crew just standing by - and that the handler put them down to walk through rather than just carrying them through - screams "publicity stunt!"

The penguins were handled just like any other pet under the TSA regs. I like to rag on the TSA's ineptness as much as the next guy, but they did nothing wrong here.

And yes, I love penguins too. Who doesn't?


User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10289 times:

I'm almost afraid to hear what the next asinine thing is that the soon to be dead TSA will do.

User currently offlineBoeing7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10224 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
11 TSA Agents, 3 Airport Police, 2 Argenbright idiots: ONE, count em, ONE security lane open at B/C Concourse. Yup I said ELEVEN TSA idiots for one machine . . .

Missed a flight by 5 minutes on the day before Thanksgiving two years ago because of this. We stood in the checkin line for an hour and then the Security line for 50 minutes, then got strip searched taking another 10. There were only 10 people ahead of us and one lane open. Man I was pissed. About the same number of people standing around with their thumbs up their ass.


25 Post contains images LTBEWR : Come on now, you know if they exempted the penguins, then some people would complain Besides, it was a good photo op/PR stunt for the TSA and the peng
26 Post contains images ContinentalFan : Gotta make sure they're not suicide penguins, or have frickin' lasers on their heads.
27 Post contains images VSMike : TSA are retards. Everybody knows that by now.
28 AMSSpotter : GoCOgo, thanks for posting this link! I've laughed my head off. TSA have taken screening to a whole new level. Let's give TSA the benefit of the doubt
29 Smcmac32msn : Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend by the name of Common Sense. Common Sense lived a long life but died in the United States from hear
30 Post contains images A319114 : I thought people aren't allowed to take pictures at security check points
31 TVCFlyer : Some people are always looking for a way to bash the TSA, even though there's more important things to bitch about. Get over it!
32 Skyguy : TSA is a joke. It will be no surprise to hear sometime in the future that it's being overhauled and some other agency being brought in to oversee it.
33 JMV : TVCFlyer, who's looking for ways? The TSA presents ways on silver platters. Although this was a photo op, it points out the lunacy around airport secu
34 Greyhound : Those TSA agents might have seen Batman too much.... They're going after the Penguin - the wrong one(s) though.
35 Post contains images GoCOgo : I didn't start this thread to bash the TSA. I just thought it was funny, but stupid that the penguins had to WALK through the metal detectors. I would
36 Boeing7E7 : But they give us so many reasons to bash them. Namely incompetence. Face it, if you knew what you were actually doing in this business, why would you
37 Apcaz8 : For all you bashing the TSA lets turn it around and bash passengers. The job TSA has is not easy let alone when you have thousands of passengers that
38 094147 : All you TSA bashers! Can you remember how security was before 9-11? If you weren't part of an airport entity, you won't know "how it was". So perhaps
39 ANCFlyer : Source Please?! Disagree - naturally. Most of the employees at TSA are the same that worked for Argenbright or any of the other organizations pre-9/1
40 Greyhound : Why do that? I think the majority of people who have some problem with TSA don't have their problems with the individuals doing the screening (at lea
41 TwinCommander : And do you know how it is now? If you are wearing loose clothing and flip flops you are still subjected to a rigorous search because in their mind, E
42 Post contains links ExFATboy : Actually, the TSA policy says they will never x-ray pets. And AFAIK the policy about cabin animals having to pass through the metal detector pre-date
43 Post contains images TeamREGAL : smcmac32msn, Interesting post...very funny and witty. REGAL
44 Skyguy : Apcaz8: You obviously work for the TSA or have no concept of reality on the ground at airports or have never seen how competent, efficient and equally
45 Boeing7E7 : Yeah, I can. The funny thing is.... It's not the people or the pay that has made the difference, it's the equipment implementation, policies and proc
46 FlyMeToTheMoon : Did they make them remove their shoes? And those fancy black and white coat-tail jackets? I would not be surprised considering how "bright" TSA is.
47 NorCal : haha.....that is some funny sh*t. Next, they'll be in competition with the DMV
48 Boeing7E7 : But.. But... But... He's so important in his white shirt and tie and shoulder boards. He's like a pilot you know and don't forget... Heeee runs the a
49 Stlgph : now now kiddies, remember in the movie Batman Returns, all of those cute little penguins had missles strapped to the back of them. so yes, even a peng
50 Apcaz8 : Knitting needles was just mentions since it was mentioned in a previous post. As for handwanding a grandma, she might of had a pacemaker, hence you d
51 Apcaz8 : Actually I don't ever remember saying that TSA is the holy grail or any other countries do a lesser job than the TSA. I've been through airports in I
52 Apcaz8 : Actually with that, only one airport opted out of TSA when officially after the airports voted last November. This was because staffing issues and no
53 Antiuser : From what I heard, the Penguin Association of America will go ahead and file a class-action lawsuit against the TSA on the grounds of racial profiling
54 Post contains images Tittlemouse : Hey - smcmac32msn That is the best post I have read in a long long time. P.S. You get on my list for it!!!
55 Cruiser : I saw this on the news last night, and the handlers brought the penguins out so that they could meet children. They also walked through security....be
56 Boeing7E7 : Quit drinking the TSA Kool-aid. No one voted on anything.
57 AirPacific747 : Tittlemouse, its not because I want to ruin anything for you, but if you Google "Common Sense lived a long life but died in the United States from",
58 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Yeah, especially the 1 year old kid . . . . yup, terrorist! Oh, and definitely that Grandfather with the walker - he's definitely suspect. Absolutely
59 Polnebmit : What would TSA have done if the Penguins set off the chimes and alarms when they went through the metal detectors?
60 Boeing7E7 : Full cavity search. Straight away!
61 Smcmac32msn : Thank you AirPacific, I forgot to add where I got that from... its not of my own creation but of may others over time. I'd have to re-look for my sou
62 Post contains images AeroVodochody : Nice! Did you just make that up off the top of your head? You never know, they could be stuffed full of plastic explosive
63 Post contains images Newark777 : Now if those penguins had been wearing shoes, that really would have confused the screeners. Harry
64 Polnebmit : Maybe TSA wanted to make sure that they were not wearing razor sharp toe nails, maybe just as dangerous as their beaks.
65 Post contains images Zippyjet : Hey, one never knows! Some unscrupulous thug could shove a weapon of mass destruction up the penguins ass! But then, TSA and other passengers should r
66 BAW2198 : My response to both of you is this. When TSA starts working instead of standing and watching, then we the flying public will start to compliment and
67 CVG2LGA : < laptops out of the case (why are we the only country doing this???); > obviously you have never seen a laptop on an xray screen, and while standing
68 ANCFlyer : Honestly, when I see some accomplishment, I'll seek some help - until then, well . . . just guess you gotta suck up the criticism (or not read the po
69 2H4 : If it's support TSA employees desire, perhaps they should give passengers a shred of respect. 2H4
70 Post contains links ExFATboy : Actually, we're not. It's a pretty common requirement. For example, here's a bit from Qantas stating that in Australia, all laptops must be removed f
71 ANCFlyer : Thanks for the info - I stand corrected on that portion of my criticism. I retract all references to laptops out of the cases only in the USA. Now, i
72 Skyguy : Thats not going to happen anytime soon. They are a US Government agency with power, and they're not going to be accountable or apologize to anyone. I
73 ContnlEliteCMH : Comparing how security was before 9/11, to how it is today, is a completely irrelevant point. You can state it in the most correct grammatical terms,
74 ContnlEliteCMH : So what? My job isn't easy either. If it were, they could hire other people to do it, people without education and significant training and experienc
75 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Sorry for being like this... I am not trying to be mean to you, I just thought he should know... it was a pretty funny little story you found
76 CVG2LGA : < Do you work for the TSA? If so, let me tell you *this* passenger's and tax payer's opinion. First, you are a waste of time and money, ineffectual to
77 ANCFlyer : Too bad there's not a bullshit flag on the emoticon page . . . I'd sure be throwing that up right now! Or go directly to additional screening, do not
78 ContnlEliteCMH : Prime example of these clowns. At ATL, the screeners tell me, after I take my shoes off, that I could leave them on, and I should even put them back o
79 Airbear : Dressed in black and white tuxedos as well... nice to see that SOMEONE still has standards. Like the good old days, when flying was elegant!
80 Post contains links and images Argonaut : Wow! Who would ever have thought a wee funny about penguins would have aroused so much emotion? But what I'd like to know, with reference to another c
81 Christao17 : Quoting 094147 (Reply 38): Can you remember how security was before 9-11? If you weren't part of an airport entity, you won't know "how it was". So pe
82 Post contains links and images PHLBOS : I wonder what airline these two were flying? View Large View MediumPhoto © Gerd Beilfuss As a few have said, with the T.V. news cameras all aroun
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