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Old 08-28-2006, 02:52 PM   #1
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....recent flight diversions and delays in the United States and Ireland included seven security incidents in one day. There was no indication terrorism was involved.

In one of those incidents on Friday, a stick of dynamite was found in a college student's checked luggage in Houston after a flight from Argentina. The student was charged with carrying an explosive aboard an aircraft. His father said he believed the young man bought the dynamite as a souvenir when he visited a silver mine while traveling in South America.

Earlier this year, we traveled with our eldest son to Spain. While in Toledo he decided he really really had to have a sword from there.....he seemed to think there would be no problem at the airport and customs with that baby - remember Wilkinson Sword razor blades commercials...he thought just wrap it in shipping paper and carry it on board the plane - don't sweat it folks!...well guess what?.... he was right!
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:01 PM   #2
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Yeah, a couple years ago my son brought back a fake dagger/letter opener thing from Mexico--we put it in the check baggage and there was no problem. This trip we brought back the bill from a swordfish we caught in Puerto Escondido. Man, it really stank by the time we got home, but nobody said anything.
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Did I read that right? They allowed him to take a sword as part of carry-on
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Not carry on, checked. They didn't ask about the bill, we didn't tell.
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Pre 9/11 I used to travel to Paris frequently and I always brought back several large kitchen knives in my carry on.

Never had a single problem

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Just got back from Jamaica...

and brought some seeds and stems back in my checked baggage with no trouble...

but they were coffee seeds and stem cuttings for propagation!* * (nothing for the High Times crowd)*

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Who can finish this lyric:

"No stems and seeds that you don't need..."
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Just got back from Jamaica...

and brought some seeds and stems back in my checked baggage with no trouble...

but they were coffee seeds and stem cuttings for propagation! (nothing for the High Times crowd)

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No problems with the agricultural inspection?
Did they want to check for pests?
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I never got checked, did not declare them, and just hoped not to get busted! They were in checked baggage, with a whole lot of packaged food items (I do all my souvenier shopping in grocery stores when traveling).

I've only got one song with seeds and stems: Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen, from the album Lost in the Ozone: "I'm Down to Seeds and Stems again".

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