December 22, 2006, - 10:57 am

The “Bah, Humbug” TSA: Terrorists w/ Snow Globes?!

By Debbie Schlussel
Our friends at the falsely-named Transportation Security Administration have yet another silly restriction on liquids–another stupid regulatory requirement that won’t stop a bomb from getting on your flight. We’ve written about the previous, absurd liquid rules here and here.
It’s official:

“Snow globes and like decorations regardless of size or amount of liquid inside.”

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(Christmas Snow Globes from Western Silver)

This is apparently an exception to the “3-ounce containers of liquid in a 1-quart bag” rule. Three ounces, one quart, no snow globes. The whole thing makes no sense. The fact is that a bomb can still be made with the three ounce containers, and that you can buy a bigger container of liquid at the shops inside the airport. You can probably even buy snow globes, there.
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None of this will stop terrorists from getting onto flights and having their way. The only way we’ll ever stop them is if we get over the snow-globe-and-other-liquids-hysteria and start profiling.
That’s what the Israelis do. And guess what? A terrorist has never succeeded in bringing down El Al flights, snow globe or not.
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5 Responses

Islam-ophobia…
Homo-phobia…
and now “Flake-ophobia”??
Geez.
Profile Profile Profile.
D.S. for Attorney General at the DOJ.

SickBoy on December 22, 2006 at 11:53 am

Maybe you will end up on a filght that blows up one day..
THANKS FOR YOUR GOOD WISHES. BUT, YES, THE CHANCES ARE BETTER IN THE USA THAT I WILL. BECAUSE THEY WON’T PROFILE. AND BECAUSE THESE DUMB LIQUID RULES ARE INCONSISTENT AND DON’T WORK.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

tjp on December 22, 2006 at 12:06 pm

I took a flight on El Al from Jerusalem to Amsterdam last month. El Al security asked me a few pointed questions while obviously profiling me. No questions about liquids, no ban on liquids. For the first time in years, I felt safe on a flight. I bought 2 bottles of liquor in the Tel Aviv airport (post security). No problem..the bottles were in my carry on. I went through security again at the gate in Amsterdam.. xray lady noticed the liquid.. and she said to the other security guy “liquids in that bag.” The security guy had me pull it out and they confiscated it (a nice bottle of Golani wine!). The other bottle of liquor they didn’t see, as he had me pull out the ‘contraband.’ So, I had two bottles (750 ml each) with me; one was taken but the other was not. The left hand did not know what the heck the right hand was doing..
Even when we (or at Schipol in this case) have politically correct stupid worthless non-profiling rules, a full 20+ ounce bottle of liquid still got through.. and I wasn’t even trying. Apalling.

75273 on December 22, 2006 at 12:55 pm

It may SEEM silly, but i could take down a plane with one of those and some untraceable[sp?] ingredients that are readily available ANYWHERE in the USA, or Locherbee!!!
Better SAFE than sorry.
THEOLOGICAL QUESTION—Like that English-Iraqi dude in the second season of “Sleeper Cell,” MOST of the Middle Eastern Muslims i know are closet queens…how the hell can they become terrorists??? Are those 72 virgins little boys…which WOULD explain why MJ got sanctuary over there

EminemsRevenge on December 22, 2006 at 1:13 pm

Profiling is the only method that makes sense;the F.B.I. uses it and it sure works for them.

dms on December 22, 2006 at 1:59 pm

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