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Squawks & HeadlinesWhat do cupcakes and lightsabers have in common? Once again, embarrassing incidents on the concourse outshine useful things TSA is doing behind the scenes

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What do cupcakes and lightsabers have in common? Once again, embarrassing incidents on the concourse outshine useful things TSA is doing behind the scenes

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Did you hear about TSA and the cupcake? That’s right, two week ago guards in Las Vegas took a frosted cupcake away from a woman named Rebecca Hains as she prepared to board a flight to Boston. The frosting, you see, was “gel-like” and thus a potential security threat. I’m really not sure how to approach this one, other than to weep uncontrollably. According to a Transportation Security Administration spokesperson the confiscation was in error — the work of an overzealous (or maybe just hungry)… (life.salon.com) More...

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jkudlick
OMG - a butter knife? A light-saber toy? A rifle from a G.I. Joe action figure? I knew about the cupcake, but WOW! Only the best and brightest...
rlyddy
Bob Lyddy 0
as usual, the TSA is useless...
mpradel
Marcus Pradel 0
how about portable videogames that make gun shooting sounds?

But you can purchase 120-140 proof alcoholic beverages at the duty free shop and they come in a glass bottle!
Moviela
Ric Wernicke 0
Now I understand why there is a push by real law enforcement to have TSA workers relabled anything but "officer."
xmacfly
ALLEN McLEAN 0
May have averted a "Cupcake rage" incident and a GI Joe rifle is pretty intimidating. I feel safer.