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Where Have All The Snow Globes Gone?  
User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7263 posts, RR: 85
Posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1980 times:
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Apparently the TSA has been collecting them and reselling for a profit amongst other things. Really bizarre but not surprising article in my local paper today.

http://www.statesman.com/life/where-...e-snow-globes-gone-to-1549784.html

  

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User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21562 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

Quoting fxramper (Thread starter):
Apparently the TSA has been collecting them and reselling for a profit amongst other things.

I think we all know who's buying....   

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlinesunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

My ex bought me a snowglobe for Valentines Day this year, it brought back memories of the snowglobe thread a while ago. How long ago was it since the thread brightened up the non-av forum?


Formerly alcregular, Why drive when you can fly?
User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

Quoting sunshine79 (Reply 2):
How long ago was it since the thread brightened up the non-av forum?

6 years 4 months 4 days 11 hours ago (as of my this post)


Link for those wishing to view the train wreak...er, I mean walk down memory lane.
Friend Flying FL FLL-ATL Friday. (by FLAIRPORT Feb 17 2005 in Non Aviation)


User currently offlinesunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 3):
6 years 4 months 4 days 11 hours ago

Crikey, I didn't realise it was that long ago, I thought it was only a couple of years ago. How time flies by.



Formerly alcregular, Why drive when you can fly?
User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2313 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

Quoting sunshine79 (Reply 2):
How long ago was it since the thread brightened up the non-av forum?

More than 6 years now, yet the snowglobe lives on...it's still a classic!

Friend Flying FL FLL-ATL Friday. (by FLAIRPORT Feb 17 2005 in Non Aviation)



KC-135 - Passing gas and taking names!
User currently offlinepoz2brs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1933 times:

FLAIRPORT used to post on a forum I was a member of when I lived in Canada and complained of the way he was treated here, right until somebody re-posted the thread on the forum. At that point everybody knew he was crazy and started to treat him the same as he was treated here.

Why are the TSA allowed to sell people's property? Is there not some period where you can reclaim your forbidden items?


User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21562 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

Quoting poz2brs (Reply 6):
Why are the TSA allowed to sell people's property?

Because the TSA can do what the TSA wants, without much oversight from anyone. Not that that's the way it's set up to be, but it's the way things generally work....  

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1915 times:

Quoting poz2brs (Reply 6):
FLAIRPORT used to post on a forum I was a member of when I lived in Canada and complained of the way he was treated here, right until somebody re-posted the thread on the forum. At that point everybody knew he was crazy and started to treat him the same as he was treated here.

I truly believe he still is among us. Probably masquerading as a couple of users who display extreme stupidity quite often. No troll is that epic.


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7776 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

I would have guessed global warming got all of them.


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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3769 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

Aaah, the good old days... Well, the number of whackball threads has certainly gone down since then, for better and for worse. I seem to remember epic threads by posters "iloveboi" (?) and "Shin-" something or other. But FLAIRPORT does take the cake, and does so wonderfully.

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineplaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 9):

that was my first thought when I saw the thread title



I want to live in an old and converted 727...
User currently offlineTLG From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1761 times:

Quoting fxramper (Thread starter):
Apparently the TSA has been collecting them and reselling for a profit amongst other things.

At the price the TSA pays for them, $0.01 would bring a profit!

Quoting poz2brs (Reply 6):
FLAIRPORT

I have to wonder, was he one of the regulars that's on here today, incognito?  

-TLG


User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7882 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

Quoting TLG (Reply 12):
I have to wonder, was he one of the regulars that's on here today, incognito?  

He probably has some smoking hot girlfriend or two and is doing more important things that a.net... like his gfs!   



Ironically I have never flown a Delta MD-90 :)
User currently offlinedxing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

I've got to plead guilty to this one. My daughter wanted a snow globe of Las Vegas. I bought a small one to take to her. I thought sure it contained a small enough amount of liquid to make it past security but nope. And there weren't any inside security to be bought either. So she got a piggy bank instead.

Interesting store, I'll have to go over to Austin and check it out. Wasn't there a place in Alabama where all the lost luggage ended up?


User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3853 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1721 times:

Quoting fxramper (Thread starter):
Where Have All The Snow Globes Gone?
Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 3):

Long time passing
Long time ago



Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5241 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1715 times:

I'm still of the opinion that FLAIRPORT was the creation of one or another member. I have to believe that, because believing that he was "for real" is one hell of a frightening proposition.

Quoting Mir (Reply 7):
Because the TSA can do what the TSA wants, without much oversight from anyone. Not that that's the way it's set up to be, but it's the way things generally work....

No kidding. I had a (rather pricey) jar of local prickly pear jam confiscated by TSA at PHX when I forgot to check it. What irks me is that I know they probably took it home with them. Wait to make us all safer guys!  
Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 13):
He probably has some smoking hot girlfriend or two and is doing more important things that a.net... like his gfs!

The sad, sad thing is that you're probably not too far off in your assessment.



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User currently offlinesan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4942 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 7):

Because the TSA can do what the TSA wants, without much oversight from anyone. Not that that's the way it's set up to be, but it's the way things generally work....

Well the police have something called civil asset forfeiture:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asset_f...et_forfeiture_in_the_United_States

Maybe the TSA is doing something along those lines?



Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineKingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1297 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1524 times:



(taken at the LGA Delta terminal back in January)

-J.



Tho' I've belted you an' flayed you, By the livin' Gawd that made you, You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!
User currently offlineIHadAPheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1373 times:

The photo with the snow-globe ban image above is quite nice and I can only imagine how popular the nifty snow-globe with a line across it image would have been in the thread.

Would the remnants of Flairport''s Snow-globe that was shattered by the object of his desire be allowed past the "security checkpoint" above.

IHAP

[Edited 2011-06-26 15:07:45]


Pray hard but pray with care For the tears that you are crying now Are just your answered prayers
User currently offlineNorthwest727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

Quoting dxing (Reply 14):
Wasn't there a place in Alabama where all the lost luggage ended up?
http://www.unclaimedbaggage.com/


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