L-188
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My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Fri Jun 25, 2004 1:16 pm

Well, I come into work this morning at Anchorage International Airport, and am getting the daily turnover from my cohort. Well during the brief, he tells me to follow him and we go out on the ramp, right next to the building is this small pile of stuff on the ramp.

For a second I thought it was a lump of tar on the but then I realized what is was, from my years of outdoor upbringin......BEAR CRAP!!!!

That's right, A black bear managed to get onto the ramp and nobody knew it was there until my opposite number called airport security.

If the TSA and Airport securty can miss a Black Bear, why are they even worried about taking scissors away from little old ladies.
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Fri Jun 25, 2004 1:22 pm

I don't trust our Government and their "security". Robert NWDC10
 
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Not

Fri Jun 25, 2004 1:58 pm

The TSA and FAA were probably too busy for busting rampers with their SIDA badges in their pockets. But if you think it's bad now, wait until they get rid of the TSA guys and start back up with the private screeners again.

You would think we would've learned our lesson. Guess not.

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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Fri Jun 25, 2004 2:00 pm

Wow, that is scary! There was a recent incident at MFR where a passenger waiting outside in a line to board a regional jet left the line, walked over to the perimeter fence, possibly received an object from a person on the other side, and then got back in line and boarded the jet. This was not known by the TSA until after the jet departed....Amazing...
 
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Fri Jun 25, 2004 2:05 pm

wait until they get rid of the TSA guys and start back up with the private screeners again.

Actually I think that day will be a blessing.
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Fri Jun 25, 2004 2:25 pm

The TSA probably was too busy as you said making Grandma take off her shoes.

thats all we need is for the terrorists to dress up like a bear now and come onto the ramps.

Was the bear drinking a Labatt Blue?
 
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Fri Jun 25, 2004 2:50 pm


"That's right, A black bear managed to get onto the ramp and nobody knew it was there until my opposite number called airport security."

Maybe you should let them inside the terminal and train them to sniff out terrorists and eat them.
 
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:00 pm

Well, he did make inside the hanger.

But it makes a good point.

If a bear can make it onto an airport undetected, then what is going to prevent somebody who is intentionally trying to avoid Airport Security and sneak on undetected?

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Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:12 pm

L-188, you live in the state of Alaska....what did you expect?!?! LOL!!!!  Big thumbs up
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:14 pm

And you can imagine the effects of any aircraft (worse if it's a small one) crashing on takeoff or landing into a huge bear roaming the runway...

This reminds me of a recent issue involving how to take care of "eliminating" some 600 white tail deer living within the perimeter of Campeche's airport (SE Mexico, on the gulf coast), after a strike with a C182. After much ado, they were transferred to a nearby jungle area.

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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:26 pm

To be fair, I've never heard of a bear attempting to hijack an aircraft.

I'd rather the security staff were too busy with passengers to worry about wildlife than concentrating on a bear at the expense of the flying public.
 
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:34 pm

That level of security is simply unbearable!  Smile  Smile  Smile
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:58 pm

A Boo and a Hiss to BestWestern for that one. Don't give up your day job.  Laugh out loud
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:36 pm

As to the non Americans/Canadians on here, the joke about the Labatt Blue has to do with the Labatt Blue commercials with a guy dressed in a bear costume. This series of commercials has been going on for several years, often showed on ESPN during hockey games.
 
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:38 pm

Sorry but the best bear commercial is the scottish salmon commerical.

Substandard product (farmed raised salmon) great spoof!
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:42 pm

This provides the conclusive answer to the age old riddle "Does a bear sh*t in the woods ?". The answer, apparently, is no - bears prefer Anchorage Airport.
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:46 pm

But apparently only since they renamed it "Ted Stevens, Anchorage International Airport"

Before that it was in my driveway, about 10 feet from my dog's house!
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:50 pm

Gotta love a bear that has a fondness for aviation. I think we can all appreciate that!
 
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:51 pm

Shoot a few years back, one went to town on the tail feathers of a Super Cub at Lake Hood.
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Fri Jun 25, 2004 11:47 pm

Gosh, Id give anything to vacation in Alaska again. I would just do anything to be able to watch a moose cross the road in ANC. LOL!!  Big thumbs up
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Sat Jun 26, 2004 12:10 pm

Shoot, AirframeAS.

Had a moose in my driveway about three nights ago.

Bull, looks like it will have a nice rack by fall.
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Sat Jun 26, 2004 12:38 pm

I agree with BackFire, would you rather the security officials deal with wildlife or boarding passengers. Although it seems strange how a bear can get into the airport grounds like that?
 
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Sat Jun 26, 2004 12:50 pm

Since twist off caps the Labatt bear probably came through security since he did not need a church key or nail clippers.

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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Sat Jun 26, 2004 1:05 pm

It could have been Yogi looking for a snack.....
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Sat Jun 26, 2004 1:07 pm

Nope, more Boo-boo sized.
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:49 pm

Nobody even challenged the bear for his ID??? Oh well, then again, I probably would not challenge the bear either. Only in Alaska!

We have a ot of acreage here in DFW, so who knows what may show up on our doorstep one of these days--other than the occasional pet which has escaped from its container.
 
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Sat Jun 26, 2004 3:01 pm

Nobody even challenged the bear for his ID???

If the TSA had done that, then we would all know that the TSA is more dumb than we think after that self x-ray machine scan at DEN. LOL!!
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Sat Jun 26, 2004 8:55 pm

Yeah right,

Here's my ID..............SWIPE!!!
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:43 pm

"Maybe you should let them inside the terminal and train them to sniff out terrorists and eat them."

Use the bear to monitor the common sense level of the TSA...

*SWIPE* BWahahahahaha!

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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Sun Jun 27, 2004 12:13 pm

Hey nonrevman, if you have ever been to Founders plaza you can occasionaly see some jack rabbits hoppin' around Echo Romeo.
 
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RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Sun Jun 27, 2004 12:51 pm

Isn't the TSA responsible for security pertaining to gate access and Airport Police responsible for the perimeter, etc?

Not that is excuses the breach, but I don't think this would be the fault of the TSA, would it?