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IPFS News Link • Homeland Security

TSA Detains Traveler Over Comic Book

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"The minute I saw the faces of the agents, I knew I was in trouble. The first page of the Unthinkable script mentioned 9/11, terror plots, and the fact that the (fictional) world had become a police state. The TSA agents then proceeded to interrogate me, having a hard time understanding that a comic book could be about anything other than superheroes, let alone that anyone actually wrote scripts for comics.

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Comment by Alice Lillie
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Unless you *want* to be harassed (and possibly a dissident could see a point in bringing it about) I would suggest sending any item ahead that could poaaibly trigger such a situation.

Don't forget, government agents do not think at all, so if your item has any chance of causing a problem, send it ahead.

I personally do not fly at all any more.

See my blog: 

Comment by Lucky Red
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Gotta hand it to our heroes at Homeland Security, they sure are on the ball!

And, BTW, you must have got really unlucky to find one that could actually read...