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Author Topic: fess up. who shut down the airport??  (Read 862 times)
Universal Bee
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« on: January 05, 2010, 05:40:32 PM »

never mind the stupidity of TSA agents that get sick from the smell of honey.....

i always label mine, leave a note to TSA with my cell phone number, and beg them not to open the stuff without calling me back to the bag security.  so far, it has worked.  yup...more government.  that's what we need.

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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2010, 06:38:11 PM »

I blame the American education system...  Hummmm nitro or honey can't tell... maybe they should retake elementary science. 

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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010, 07:48:23 PM »

Like many gov agencies ( FAA, DOT, BATFE for example ) the TSA is staffed with low IQ misfits  rolleyes
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010, 09:40:22 PM »

The odd part is how the fumes from the honey nauseated them and they were treated but released. Is that what's wrong with me....sniffing honey all this time?


"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2010, 10:26:24 PM »

The fumes were probably from the residue of gatoraid - not the honey. Smiley

I have heard of using honeybees for mine detection - but believe the bees needed to first be trained to the chemical residues associated with mines.  But I am wondering if the false-positive readings for chemicals - might have been due to the bees collecting a bit more than nectar.

Now look for transporting honey by air to be banned - since all TSAs will know that honey gives false positives, their handlers will caution on the safe side so that terrorists do not indeed carry nasty chemicals encased in honey.

I have carried beeswax - and it has set off the scanners every time.  So the last few times, I have packed it for easy access - where a zipper allows to to be removed for re-screening and tested for explosives.  So far no confiscation.


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