|Bringing your passport here risks exposing yourself as an American!|
Frischling — who also thought it would be a good idea to design his own stickers using the Homeland Security logo to get illegal batteries past airport security — began tweeting today about "disabling" the electronic chip inside U.S. passports. The genius recommends microwaving the passport, but then said attacking it with a hammer is the best way to get the job done.
Frischling says the chips are security risks to Americans, and suggests doubters imagine visiting a scary place like "Columbia." Yes, whether you are visiting Columbia University in New York or Columbia, South Carolina, there will no doubt be terrorists lurking, just hoping their scanners will detect an American via a passport chip!
Once again proving he is a total arrogant idiot who cannot even bother to Google simple facts, Frischling repeatedly insists that destroying the chip does not invalidate the passport.
The U.S. government disagrees, however. Doing what Frischling suggests would IMMEDIATELY invalidate your passport. See the following on the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website at uscis.gov:
(f) Invalidity . A United States passport is invalid as soon as:
(5) The passport has been materially changed in physical appearance or composition, or contains a damaged, defective or otherwise nonfunctioning chip, or includes unauthorized changes, obliterations, entries or photographs, or has observable wear or tear that renders it unfit for use as a travel document, and the Department either takes possession of the passport or sends a written notice to the bearer.
If it hasn't been proven already, this proves it: this guy is a hack.
The sad thing is if his young "fans" like @racingwinds run and nuke their passport before a trip to avoid "Columbian" bombers. How easy do you think it will be for them to gain entry to any country without a valid passport?