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TSA’s Latest Unexplained Purchase – Orders 1,980 Sticks of Dynamite

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posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 08:20 AM
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For the life of me I can't figure out why would the TSA do with dynamite!
One of the primary goals of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is to provide the highest level of security and customer service to all who pass through our screening checkpoints. Our current policies and procedures focus on ensuring that all passengers, regardless of their personal situations and needs, are treated equally and with the dignity, respect, and courtesy they deserve.

gopthedailydose.com...




posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 08:23 AM
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nighthawk1954
For the life of me I can't figure out why would the TSA do with dynamite!
One of the primary goals of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is to provide the highest level of security and customer service to all who pass through our screening checkpoints. Our current policies and procedures focus on ensuring that all passengers, regardless of their personal situations and needs, are treated equally and with the dignity, respect, and courtesy they deserve.

gopthedailydose.com...


In an emergency situation they might need to dynamite rubble or wreckage to clear a road or runway. Still, you would think the Army Corps of Engineers would be called in for something like that.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 08:24 AM
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Sounds like they want do some building "pulling"!
B.V.H



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 08:26 AM
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You could take out a large herd of zombies with a stick of dynamite



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 08:30 AM
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Well....there are 19,780 airports in the US according to a table I found, but it ends at 2011. Most likely these sticks of dynamite are being used for training bomb sniffing dogs and for calibrating the sensors at the airports. 1 to 10 ratio on the number of sticks of dynamite to the number of airports total.
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posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 08:31 AM
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Silly, everyone knows that you attach a beeping timer to a pipe bomb to kill dozens of zombies.

@OP: maybe the DHS needs to do some emergency tunneling into a mountain. Who knows...



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 08:34 AM
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Three questions need asking, the answers to which might offer some light to this shady subject.

1) Does the TSA have dedicated suspect package teams, who destroy baggage and cartons which are thought to contain dangerous items? Or are such responsibilities left to Army EOD experts?

2) Can dynamite be used to destroy suspect packages, or are more modern means traditionally used in such scenarios?

3) Does the TSA have any other reason to have dynamite around.

Given that the TSA are merely glorified ticket collectors, I do not understand the need for them to own any explosives, ammunition, weapons, or armour. They are not the DHS after all.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 08:35 AM
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The boss just want to do some dynamite fishing in a lake



(I was hoping to find a dude trowing a stick to a pond with a banjo music but internet failed me
)



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 08:35 AM
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That's a lot of fake turrist attacks right there. Or maybe they're into dog disposal in a new and unique way...fetch, Fluffy, fetch!



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 08:36 AM
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Ha ha ha!, have we had the ps1 out and been playing resident evil!!

B.V.H



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 09:11 AM
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security is great with no terrorists caught, they will plant one stick everyday in one persons bag so they can catch them and validate why they need to spend so much money on more armed guards and anal searchings.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 09:19 AM
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Sometimes they use bombs to detonate bombs.

Sounds silly but some times when there is a unidentified package they blow them up in a controlled explosion.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 09:20 AM
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I love how the author just assumes stupid things like training would be equally effective but safer with fake stuff. Oh really? The author has worked with bomb sniffing K9 teams to know how the dog interprets fakes from the real thing in the hundreds of interrelated smells they detect which we can't even pick up to know exist?

The TSA work bomb detection as a PRIMARY part of their jobs. TNT is a great training tool with all the smell, all the realism but a century or more of production and handling experience to go by and NOT blow up an airport with an "oops" on a training package.

Personally I don't see why they don't use Semtex or one of the Composition plastic explosives produced by the US and others as something more likely to be used by the "A" Team terrorists we're concerned about....but maybe they're worried about theft of that type of material by their own people, where running off with a full stick of TNT isn't half as easy to pull off for their paranoia.

(I do hope they are careful tho...sweat kills)
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posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 09:22 AM
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TrueBrit
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2) Can dynamite be used to destroy suspect packages, or are more modern means traditionally used in such scenarios?

3) Does the TSA have any other reason to have dynamite around.



2) no its not used to destroy suspect packages its velocity is to low. C4 is used to disrupt bombs. dynamite(65% 8400 ft/s) C4(26,550 ft/s)

3) no drug dogs can be trained using nitroglycerin pills used to treat angina (chest pain) and heart attacks



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 10:30 AM
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They need it to plant on people they don't like hahah



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 10:36 AM
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from the
" say...
is that a stick of dynamite in your pants or are you just glad to see me...? " file

underwear bombs
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posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 10:43 AM
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DJW001

nighthawk1954
For the life of me I can't figure out why would the TSA do with dynamite!
One of the primary goals of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is to provide the highest level of security and customer service to all who pass through our screening checkpoints. Our current policies and procedures focus on ensuring that all passengers, regardless of their personal situations and needs, are treated equally and with the dignity, respect, and courtesy they deserve.

gopthedailydose.com...


In an emergency situation they might need to dynamite rubble or wreckage to clear a road or runway. Still, you would think the Army Corps of Engineers would be called in for something like that.


we use dynamite in canada to blow up beaver dams
possibly the tsa nist-ranslated our english manual thinking we ment chastity belts



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 10:44 AM
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has any-one actually ASKED the TSA why ? or would that be too easy ???



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 10:51 AM
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Duh they would respond with...

It's for National Security. No more questions.



posted on Mar, 10 2014 @ 11:57 AM
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Great find, Flash and Spew! I couldn't help but notice the odd quantity of ordinance:
and also hope it was because of the "Buy-99-Get-One-Free" offer. Fiscal frugality.


Back to the OP subject matter, they should wait for the local Bomb Squad to pry open
Aunt Bessie's steamer trunk in a less populated area than the passenger line.. I hear those guys and gals are pretty well trained and mighty careful. That's two strikes already from my visual of a couple of blueshirts blowing the lock(s) at the conveyor.

Could somebody explain to me like I'm Steven's puppy why they need party favors?
Because I've already read a lot of posts that explain no need for training with them.



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