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Government shut down/glad it effects TSA

Discussion in 'Rants and Raves' started by baboon, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Big Green

    Big Green Active Member

    Mar 5, 2018
    College Station
    I’ve asked them where the tip jar is before after that. They didn’t find it nearly as amusing as I did.

    I was flying somewhere a few years ago on orders and gave my normal “this is BS” speech to the guy rubbing me down and he mentioned he was also military, a recently retired Army Sergeant Major. I asked him how it felt to go from being overseas fighting for our liberties to coming home and helping deprive us of our liberties. He scowled at me but didn’t say another word.

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  2. Shady

    Shady Well-Known

    Aug 24, 2013
    shrug I have no resentment to the guys doing the job its just that the job.

    As far as it over all it needs to go away.
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  3. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

    Oct 15, 2009
    Lampasas, Texas
    I don't wish them all bad because of the ones that are really inept.

    I do agree on punishing any that are skipping work as the pay will come.
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  4. seeker_two

    seeker_two Well-Known

    Jul 1, 2008
    I do. They chose their side.

    Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
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  5. easy rider

    easy rider Allotropic Transformer TGT Supporter

    Jun 10, 2015
    Odessa, Tx
    Working for the Navy and traveling on orders, before TSA, I would use my DoD badge as identification. After TSA I noticed that if I used my DoD badge I was always "randomly selected".

    Remember, the people of the U.S. demanded this type of action after 9/11. Careful what you ask for.
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  6. TheMailMan

    TheMailMan Well-Known

    Dec 3, 2015
    North of Kaufman
    Get rid of the TSA and let people with a LTC carry on the plane. Problem solved.
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  7. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

    May 14, 2008
    The Woodlands, Tx.
    Just being a devils advocate, how safe is it to shoot guns inside a plane?
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  8. Southpaw

    Southpaw SUPER OWNER TGT Supporter

    With a 9, it's safe, but a .45 and this.....
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  9. Darkpriest667

    Darkpriest667 Well-Known

    Jan 13, 2017
    Fort Worth

    I asked this question like ten years ago and I believe the answer is still the same. Couple of things.

    1 - what are the bullets hitting?
    a - hits the cabin several holes in the frame - No problem the holes will create a small leak but no big deal
    b - floor - again no problem
    c - the cockpit - depends on what it hits
    d - a window that shatters - BIG PROBLEM this creates a huge hole in the cabin and it will depressurize almost instantly sucking everything in the cabin out (including you.)
    e - one of the fuel tanks (wings or on bigger planes in the bottom of the body) depends... possibly just a leak but it could also cause a fire and an explosion

    So again it goes back to the 4th rule of gun safety.. know your target and what's beyond it. Probably not a good idea to shoot on a plane, but if you're shooting I assume the danger of not shooting is greater than shooting.
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  10. Sandoval

    Sandoval Active Member

    Mar 8, 2015
    Just curious, DoD "badge" or "ID card"? If I used my badge, I could see why they might think it's fake. I've never had a problem with an ID card.

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