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Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents at New York's LaGuardia Airport spotted what looked like pipe bombs when one man's bags went through the X-ray machine. The man said the pipes actually contained homeopathic medicine, so they let him board his plane. But they kept the pipes in the screening area. It took them over three hours to notify a TSA bomb specialist. And it took the specialist another two hours to call the police bomb squad. The bomb squad thought the items could be dangerous, so they shut down the area and took pipes to a bomb range. Fortunately for everyone who passed through the TSA screening area, the pipes weren't dangerous.

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  2. But they kept the pipes in the screening area. It took them over three hours to notify a TSA bomb specialist. And it took the specialist another two hours to call the police bomb squad.

    I think the important thing to remember, here, is that these TSA employees are unionized, right? I mean they get their breaks, and the Bomb Squad gets their breaks…

    …and why let a silly thing like a bomb in an airport get in the way of defending the rights of middle class workers everywhere? Can’t let little things like “doing your f’ing job” or possible pipe bombs get in the way of that.

    The man said the pipes actually contained homeopathic medicine, so they let him board his plane.

    Oh, and if they’d detained the suspected bomber, might’nt that have deprived another union member of a break somewhere?

    Huh? Didn’t any of you think about that?!

    Race to the bottom.

  3. The man said the pipes actually contained homeopathic medicine, so they let him board his plane.

    Doesn’t he know you’re not allowed to take water bottles on a plane?

    1. Hey, if those had been homeopathic bombs they could have leveled the whole city.

      1. At least they weren’t homo bombs.

      2. If they’d put them in water, it could have destroyed the planet!

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  5. Why do they have a bomb specialist if he just calls in the bomb squad for perfectly safe pipes?

    1. The TSA is like an onion.

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