TSA is Instagramming

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  1. Singapore Flyer

    Singapore Flyer Silver Member

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    Very cool in some warped way...

    http://gizmodo.com/tsa-is-instagramming-the-crazy-stuff-it-confiscates-at-651017621


    TSA Is Instagramming the Crazy Stuff It Confiscates at Checkpoints


    What is Instagram for if not bragging oh so subtly about the stuff you're doing. It's true for rich kids on fancy vacations, and apparently, it's true for the Transportation Safety Administration, which has been posting images of the absurd stuff passengers are trying to carry on planes every day.
    Since June 27th, the TSA has posted 10 gauzy, filter-soaked shots of handguns, concealed knives, fireworks, and even an (inert) hand grenade—all of which were confiscated from passengers trying to board flights. It's proof in sepia and tan that the TSA is doing its job by keeping the skies safe.
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    As Forbes points out, TSA is no stranger to using the Internet to get the message out about it successes. The agency has been blogging weekly updates about its dominion over the checkpoint line since 2008. Let's just hope all that social media communication isn't distracting agents from the all important task of taking dangerous implements away from air travelers in the first place. [TSA Instagram via Forbes]
     
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    I'm always surprised what some passengers want to bring on board. :eek:


    ......<< Hold on, wait >> The TSA knows about Instagram? :D
     
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    That's exactly what I thought about both items.

    Sent from my iPhone using milepoint
     
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    39 people caught with guns at TSA checkpoints at DEN (my home airport) last year. Maybe if a few people went to jail, people would remember to leave their piece at home.

    Try "accidentally" trying to bring your gun in to a courthouse - see how that works out.
     
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