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TSA sends Brit home for tweetTwo British tourists were barred from entering America after joking on Twitter that they were going to 'destroy America' and 'dig up Marilyn Monroe'. Leigh Van Bryan, 26, was handcuffed and kept under armed guard in a cell with Mexican drug dealers for 12 hours after landing in Los Angeles with pal Emily Bunting. The Department of Homeland Security flagged him as a potential threat when he posted an excited tweet to his pals about his forthcoming trip to Hollywood which… (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...
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It's a good thing he didn't tweet that he was going to smoke a fag, they'd have gotten him on conspiracy to murder a homosexual.
I agree. Very well done Brian.
I dislike the TSA as much as the next person, but it was actually U.S. Customs and Border Protection who refused them entry.
True, but Customs and Boarder Protection reports to DHS. Big Sis strikes again.
I am definitly not a TSA defender. Huge waste of money. That said, the oneous is on the person entering our country to understand our meaning of words here. If these people want to talk trash all over the world they just might find theirselves being misunderstood. In this case stupidity prevailed on both sides.
Very true, but I saw a tombstone on COMMON SENSE the other day, showing it had passed on sometime back.
lol! I'm sure it's buried at the same location where the 727 is getting buried: and by the same people.
At least it will have a working lav!