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Gun T-Shirt 'Was a Security Risk'

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posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 08:08 PM
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Gun T-Shirt 'Was a Security Risk'


news.bbc.co.uk

A man wearing a T-shirt depicting a cartoon character holding a gun was stopped from boarding a flight by the security at Heathrow's Terminal 5.

Brad Jayakody, from Bayswater, central London, said he was "stumped" at the objection to his Transformers T-shirt.

Mr Jayakody said he had to change before boarding as security officers objected to the gun, held by the cartoon character.
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posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 08:08 PM
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The world has gone MAD!

Or at least the people who are/think they are running it have!

First of all, I've NEVER heard of anybody being threatened or feel threatened by a t-shirt with a picture of a gun on it.

IT'S A PICTURE OF A GUN ON A T-SHIRT being held by a cartoon robot for crying out loud!

As long as something isn't offensive on a t-shirt nobody should have any problem with it. What concievable reason could they have had to think the t-shirt was offensive or a "security risk"?

Welcome to the new world we live in!

Where people are "offended" by every little thing and almost anything can get you into trouble or have you put on a list and investigated all in the name of "SECURITY"!

Oh, here's a picture of that t-shirt that's, I'm not sure, is it offensive, rude, or a security risk?




Well, this IS a grown man wearing a Transformers T-shirt, maybe that's what made them a little uneasy?


news.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 6/3/2008 by Keyhole]



posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 08:42 PM
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Revolution. Worldwide revolution to cleanse this earth of the morbidly stupid. That's what we need. Get rid of the morons in power that are freaking out over every little thing, and the wusses that want us all to be as PC as possible while we are at it.



posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 08:50 PM
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where can i buy one of those T-shirts
no joke


serious note,

i cant think of anything serious to say



posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 09:43 PM
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Maybe they thought that upon take off the transformer would come alive and highjack the plane. What a bunch of idiots!!!

This is a glimpse of the furture that they want, everybody dressing the same, speaking the same langauge, conformity down to what we wear. How that t-shirt could possibly offend anyone i don't understand.

This world has gone so completely INSANE that i feel like i'm on a bad ride at the amusement park and i just want to get off !



posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 10:44 PM
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Transformers are real and the government knows it. They found the "All Spark" in the Sudan desert back in the 60's...

photovni.free.fr...

Here's a thread where ATS was lloking for more info on it...

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 02:21 AM
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Yeah, this is pretty ridiculous. Personally I believe that with the simple exception of "major" profanities (for example, the F word) or blatent pornographic level nudity, shirts worn in public should at all times be considered a part of the freedom of speech. I add the two exceptions only because, as a parent of two very young kids, I think it's reasonable to take your family to the zoo and not expect to see a dude walking around with a shirt that says something like "F... Bush" or "I F... on the first date." Aside from that, if you're in a place not geared towards a family setting, wear whatever message you want on your clothes. If they start preventing people from boarding planes for security reasons because of a cartoon character holding a gun on their shirt, I shudder to imagine what they'd do with a person that has a visable tattoo of a violent nature.



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 02:36 AM
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posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 11:02 AM
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This is nuts. 'Transformers' as terrorist propaganda?! A cartoon-ish image is offensive? Can anyone confuse it with reality? And besides, I think 'G.I. Joe' is way more offensive.



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 11:20 AM
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This is pretty ridiculous. Now, if had been wearing a shirt with an actual circuit board and wires glued on to it, like that idiotic chick wore to an airport last year. Then, yeah, definite security threat.

But other then that, Homeland Security shouldn't become the fashionista police.



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 11:24 AM
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As the resident Transformers geek I must point out that Optimus Prime, as depicted in his live-action movie persona on the shirt in that photo, is NOT holding a gun. The gun is actually a part of him; his arm itself transforms from a functional hand to a gun, and also into a funky glowing sword which in the movie he uses to behead a Decepticon in a dirty, nasty street-fight.

As for keeping this guy off the plane for wearing it, that's flippin' ridiculous. If it's that much of an issue ask him to change shirts and let him on the plane.

He should sue. NOW. If they really think he was a "security risk" let them tell it to a Judge and see how far they get.

What really annoys me with all this garbage is that the screeners, regardless of where they are it seems, don't really have a set standard of rules as to what is and is not allowed. Maybe it's time for the People to rise up and at least demand to know where the line is.



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 04:04 PM
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Originally posted by The Nighthawk
What really annoys me with all this garbage is that the screeners, regardless of where they are it seems, don't really have a set standard of rules as to what is and is not allowed. Maybe it's time for the People to rise up and at least demand to know where the line is.



I think THAT may be part of their grand scheme.

You will never know WHAT they have deemed a "National Security Threat", so they can just harass, monitor, spy on you and put you on lists, and you may never know why! Just to keep the populace guessing and soon they're too scared to do anything!

You never even know if you had been spied on, monitored, or put on a super secret list!

[edit on 6/4/2008 by Keyhole]



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 04:32 PM
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It's the little incidents, like this one, that really speak volumes about the world we now live in.

This incident should be played over and over and over on mainstream news to wake prod the sheeple into action. This is BIG news, wrapped up and neatly concealed from the masses.

If you've lost the right to wear a Transformers t-shirt on a plane, then you can also kiss EVERYTHING else goodbye. Freedom no longer exists.

We need some underground, independent t-shirt manufacturers to produce some custom slogans of our own. I can think of a few that would cause security to squirm...



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 11:08 PM
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I'm not sure how this really works with Homeland Security or even in other countries, since I have never worked for an airport and live in the States, but in general, if these officers are privately contracted, you can sue all you want and it won't make a damn bit of difference.

The police need probable cause. Private officers have no such obligation. On one job I had as a private security officer, I was posted at a State office building. I could run you off the property, state property mind you, for absolutely no reason whatsoever. Just one example there, of how private security actually has more power than regular law-enforcement. Might want to keep that in mind next time you go shouting "rent-a-cop."

[edit on 6/4/0808 by jackinthebox]



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 11:18 PM
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You're right. I was a Capital Guard at a time so that I could pay my way through school.

We had the power to discriminate any way we felt. If we didn't like them being there, they weren't. It had little to do with the law, as once you're on guarded property, allot of your rights are left outside.

Of course, I was one of the reasonable types, who asked you why you were there first, and what you were up to... but others weren't so eager to get to know you... they simply wanted you gone, yesterday.



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