TSA agents demand bag-search to look for "Bitcoins"

Davi Barker was flying from Manchester, NH when, he says, he was stopped by two men who identified themselves as "managers" for the TSA, who claimed they had seen Bitcoins in his baggage and wanted to be sure he wasn't transporting more than $10,000 worth. When he asked them what they thought a Bitcoin looked like, they allegedly said that it looked like a coin or a medallion. (via Hacker News)

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  1. I'm kind-of torn here. I like that he makes a mockery of the whole "security" nonsense, but OTOH he seems like a bit of a dick.

  2. I'm pretty inclined to feel sympathetic to a guy who feels some dickish impulses while being ritually humiliated by the organs of state security. Pretty much no matter what, the dick in a given situation is the thug who works for the police state.

  3. My god, learn the classics:

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