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Re: TSA Contact

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Post by Mel » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:35 am

striker55 wrote:I have a respectable IQ yet I failed the TSA test and I wonder how some of their agent's passed the test? Not to sound like a dummy but also failed the Walmart test and really scratch my head when I see some of their employees. D'oh! :banghead:
I think you're looking at it wrong. The IQ limit on the TSA test is a Maximum, not a Minimum. The fact that you have a "respectable" IQ is probably why you failed!
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Post by RPBrown » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:31 am

Based on what she was saying, I need another safe for all of my LTC cards. Maybe find a way to attach to each gun so I could catalog them :biggrinjester: "rlol" "rlol" "rlol"
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Post by Jusme » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:15 pm

:iagree:

I guess it's going to become even more expensive, since I will need a license for each gun I own, as well as one for each new gun I purchase. I need to call the TSA, and see if I need to attach my LTC to any gun I sell or trade. This is very distressing news. :smilelol5:
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Post by powerboatr » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:39 pm

not to laugh, but it is so refreshing to see tsa irritates them as well as me.
When i was freshly retired after 22 years of naval service, tsa denied me a job...NO SECURITY or FIREARM experience was the reason. :clapping: :biggrinjester: :biggrinjester:

i find them in large airports to be as smart as a bed bug. But at small airports in smaller towns like huntsville al or tyler it seems the agents actually live in the town and know almost everyone, so they are more apt to be pleasant and maybe the appearance of smarts.
I try not o irritate them, but do get my jabs in when something glowingly stupid occurs. Like making a no legged person get out of the wheel chair, then not helping them get back in.
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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:26 pm

I have had my share of "interesting" encounters with TSA. One of my favorites happened when I was travelling from Houston to Las Vegas with a "large" amount of cash.

After going through the metal detector (not the body scan), the agent noticed a "bulge" in my pocket.

TSA: "Sir what is that bulge in your pocket?"

Me: (stifling the urge to make an inappropriate joke) "It's cash"

TSA: "Can I see it"

Me: "sure" as I fanned out the bills in my hand.

TSA: "How much are you declaring"?

Me: "I'm travelling domestically, not international".

TSA: "That's not what I asked! How much are you declaring?"

Me: "Well since I'm not travelling internationally, I'm not declaring anything. But if you really need to know, I have somewhere around $X including the cash in my pocket."

TSA: "OK, you can go."

From my experience, there are far too many TSA agents with minimal intelligence and huge ego's.
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Post by OneGun » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:40 pm

Soccerdad1995 wrote:
From my experience, there are far too many TSA agents with minimal intelligence and huge ego's.
I thought TSA stood for Totally Stupid ASSociates!
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Post by Mel » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:04 am

Well guess what! I found out where the people who fail the TSA test go. They become "Customs" Agents.
We were returning from a cruise on Tuesday. My Wife had made a significant Jewelry purchase in Grand Cayman. While clearing customs, the agent told us to "Go into the little room and get out your receipts." We did this and waited and waited. There was only one agent and he appeared to be trying to figure out what to do next. After waiting 15-20 minutes (seemed like an hour), he returned and proceeded to add up our receipts. Every time he added it up, he included the "total" into the addition, thereby doubling the total. We tried to explain to him that the total was just that and NOT an additional item. Finally after going through this several times, we made him understand. He then figured out how much duty we owed and directed us to the cashier. We waited there for several more minutes before the cashier looked at our paperwork and told us what we owed. Amazingly it was the same that the customs agent had told us. Then after several more minutes, she came back to tell us that her computer was down so we would not be charged. By this time, the entire ship had been cleared so it was relatively easy to get a Taxi. AMAZING!
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Post by Richbirdhunter » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:13 am

It’s possible that the government agent was wrong.
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Post by OlBill » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:14 am

Richbirdhunter wrote:It’s possible that the government agent was wrong.
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Post by C-dub » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:24 am

striker55 wrote:I have a respectable IQ yet I failed the TSA test and I wonder how some of their agent's passed the test? Not to sound like a dummy but also failed the Walmart test and really scratch my head when I see some of their employees. D'oh! :banghead:
Are you sure you failed? Maybe you just scored too high. I was told that once for something I applied for. They said I would be bored to tears or something like that.
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Post by NotRPB » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:32 pm

So, since I belt carry a 9mm and a .45 and pocket carry a 9mm every day, I need to buy a new wallet with two more slots in it for two more licenses? :smilelol5:

Are they trying to force me to choose between capacity or caliber? ...

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Post by Deltaboy » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:59 pm

Good Lord they walk among us! :banghead: ! :banghead:
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Post by der Teufel » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:32 pm

RoyGBiv wrote:50% of all people are of below-median intelligence.

And it would seem that 100% of the TSA agents are in the bottom group.
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Post by sailor2000 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:03 am

If memory serves, those few carry licenses issued in New York City include the model and serial number of the one firearm you are permitted to carry.
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Post by RoyGBiv » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:32 am

Mel wrote:Well guess what! I found out where the people who fail the TSA test go. They become "Customs" Agents.
We were returning from a cruise on Tuesday. My Wife had made a significant Jewelry purchase in Grand Cayman. While clearing customs, the agent told us to "Go into the little room and get out your receipts." We did this and waited and waited. There was only one agent and he appeared to be trying to figure out what to do next. After waiting 15-20 minutes (seemed like an hour), he returned and proceeded to add up our receipts. Every time he added it up, he included the "total" into the addition, thereby doubling the total. We tried to explain to him that the total was just that and NOT an additional item. Finally after going through this several times, we made him understand. He then figured out how much duty we owed and directed us to the cashier. We waited there for several more minutes before the cashier looked at our paperwork and told us what we owed. Amazingly it was the same that the customs agent had told us. Then after several more minutes, she came back to tell us that her computer was down so we would not be charged. By this time, the entire ship had been cleared so it was relatively easy to get a Taxi. AMAZING!
Last time I had something to declare I got treated like a criminal. Yelled at by the agent who demanded to inspect my bags. I was waiting there while he rummaged through my dirty clothes and casually put my hands in my pockets. GET YOUR HANDS OUT OF YOUR POCKETS!!!!!.

When he was finally finished, I requested to speak to a supervisor. I asked the supervisor why I was treated like a criminal when I voluntarily declared that I had duties I needed to pay... Why was I yelled at? Why search my bag when I'm declaring that I have dutiable items and just want to pay? Supervisor said he'd have a chat the the agent. yeah, right.
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