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2009-04-03 12:01:37 AM
Hey, those are Federal union members. That was the point of that shiat.

Remember, "You don't professionalize until you Federalize."
- Tom Daschle (ASS) ND

Privatize it. Privatize it all. Privatize Congress.
 
2009-04-03 12:27:54 AM
ozarkmatt: Hey, those are Federal union members. That was the point of that shiat.

Remember, "You don't professionalize until you Federalize."
- Tom Daschle (ASS) ND

Privatize it. Privatize it all. Privatize Congress.


msp153.photobucket.com
 
2009-04-03 01:39:34 AM
This doesn't surprise me one little bit. I've never seen a TSA supervisor who wasn't a tin-pot dictator.
 
2009-04-03 01:44:49 AM
As far as I can recall, the only thing I have ever agreed with George W. Bush on was his opposition to creating the Department of Homeland Security. The name alone should have been enough to bury it.

He said it would be another layer of large, inefficient bureaucracy that did little to improve the security of the American people, and boy was he right.*

But of course he flip-flopped on that, added a giant turd that made DHS employees no longer civil servants (I believe that's what ozarkmatt was referring to, ckccfa. Maybe. I dunno, hard to tell). And here we are.

---------------
*Well, he said something like that. I'm sure whatever he said, he said it using hints from the Small Book of Words An Idiot Might Be Able To Articulate Cogently In Front Of A National Audience Say Right On Tee Vee.
 
2009-04-03 02:20:00 AM
FTA: '"If their minds aren't totally on their job because they're worried about management, they're worried about what managers are doing, lives are at stake," John Noble said. He worked as a lead screener at the airport until he was fired last year.'

Wait, this guy was a screener and still believes that terrorists are trying to smuggle bombs onto airplanes? How delusional can a person be? In his entire career, he didn't stop one person from getting a bomb past him (nor did anybody else in the TSA), because nobody tried.
 
2009-04-03 02:36:44 AM
ScubaDude1960: Wait, this guy was a screener and still believes that terrorists are trying to smuggle bombs onto airplanes? How delusional can a person be? In his entire career, he didn't stop one person from getting a bomb past him (nor did anybody else in the TSA), because nobody tried.

I'm in before any of Fark's resident TSA employees try and claim that they in fact have prevented another 9/11, to preemptively call bullshiat on them.
 
2009-04-03 04:08:27 AM
AntiNorm: I'm in before any of Fark's resident TSA employees try and claim that they in fact have prevented another 9/11, to preemptively call bullshiat on them.

They'll tell you that whether or not someone has tried to smuggle hand grenades through their particular line, they're still performing the important task of helping to ensure that air travel is safe. Then someone will point out that they fail at that task and only provide security theater. They'll then say that they're not the people who make the rules, merely the people who enforce them. Then someone will typically state that capitulation to poor policy is silent endorsement.

This is usually about the point where they start claiming that you wear a Che shirt or are too stupid to check your goddamned toothpaste.
 
2009-04-03 04:32:18 AM
I hate every single thing about the TSA. fark the entire lot of them.
 
2009-04-03 04:52:59 AM
Occam's Chainsaw: This is usually about the point where they start claiming that you wear a Che shirt or are too stupid to check your goddamned toothpaste.

At least they don't plant drugs on you...
 
2009-04-03 06:54:55 AM
puffy999: At least they don't plant drugs on you...

Because they use them before they get the chance too.
 
2009-04-03 06:57:28 AM
You people just need to have more fun with TSA. I routinely giggle and laugh like I'm ticklish when I get patted down [which doesn't happen often]. It messes with their minds a bit, probably makes them a little uncomfortable, all around win-win.

If anything I've had more trouble with Customs, on both the USA and Canadian side [and I'm Canadian!!!]. Trying to trip people up, asking stupid questions, etc. I remember one weekend trip to Seattle to visit a friend became a big event for one customs agent who couldn't fathom why someone would fly all the way to Seattle "just for the weekend" ... but the best part was when I was coming back they wanted me to prove I was Canadian ... while they were holding my passport...

Not to say all Customs are like that, but if I had to choose between TSA and Customs for the most annoying people ever, Customs wins hands down.
 
2009-04-03 07:04:48 AM
Miserable? I went through with shampoo in my carry on last week, and they just took it out of the bag and asked if I wanted to throw it away or go back and check the bag. I threw it out since I didn't have time to go back. They were very polite.
 
2009-04-03 07:05:51 AM
ozarkmatt: Hey, those are Federal union members. That was the point of that shiat.

Remember, "You don't professionalize until you Federalize."
- Tom Daschle (ASS) ND

Privatize it. Privatize it all. Privatize Congress.


Looks like we found John McCain's Fark handle.
 
2009-04-03 07:08:32 AM
Summary: "Boohoo our bosses are jerks and mean to us!"

Welcome to the real world, dumbass. Here's your complimentary basket of Life Sucks pens, a sample bottle of KY Jelly, and a box of tissues.
 
2009-04-03 07:09:37 AM
Boo freaking hooo get a better job you loosers...

janeheller.mlblogs.com
 
2009-04-03 07:14:23 AM
"You can't shampoo a shampooer!"
 
2009-04-03 07:22:54 AM
The fact that a non-high school graduate (!!) can work as a TSA screener should tell everyone what a FARCE this agency is. They should STFU and count their blessings that their government workfare jobs exist at all. The TSA can suck my diiiiiiiiiick. (I am a girl, so I don't have one, but whatever....)

I HATE THE TSA.

Seriously, go to the travel/security forum at flyertalk.com and you will be able to read what a bunch of jacktards they are.
 
2009-04-03 07:27:06 AM
NobleHam: Miserable? I went through with shampoo in my carry on last week, and they just took it out of the bag and asked if I wanted to throw it away or go back and check the bag. I threw it out since I didn't have time to go back. They were very polite.

AAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHH! POLITE?????? What is polite about confiscating your personal property?!?!?!??!?!??! Because the TSO was polite, you think that it is okay that your stuff was taken from you?!?!??!?

It is people like you, NobleHam, who validate the existence of the TSA. DAMMIT! I hope you get dandruff.
 
2009-04-03 07:29:26 AM
tombotia: You people just need to have more fun with TSA. I routinely giggle and laugh like I'm ticklish when I get patted down [which doesn't happen often]. It messes with their minds a bit, probably makes them a little uncomfortable, all around win-win.

If anything I've had more trouble with Customs, on both the USA and Canadian side [and I'm Canadian!!!]. Trying to trip people up, asking stupid questions, etc. I remember one weekend trip to Seattle to visit a friend became a big event for one customs agent who couldn't fathom why someone would fly all the way to Seattle "just for the weekend" ... but the best part was when I was coming back they wanted me to prove I was Canadian ... while they were holding my passport...

Not to say all Customs are like that, but if I had to choose between TSA and Customs for the most annoying people ever, Customs wins hands down.


On a trip to a casino just across the border, when I was off work for medical reasons I had an american border control agent ask me how I planned to support myself in the US, for the few hours I was there,

Confused the hell out of me, I wanted to ask him if he expected me to get a job for the 3-4 hrs I was going to be there
 
2009-04-03 07:29:37 AM
Actually Tom Daschle is a senator for SD.
 
2009-04-03 07:31:48 AM
In the same vein as people not doing their jobs/machines not working like thay should...

I recently went to DC with my family and Forgot to take my utility knife out of my pocket and leave it in the car. I even said to my wife I need to remember to take this out since I don't want it taken away. It is a rather nice one, Kobalt folding blade quick release, any way...

We went into one of the Smithsonian buildings and looked around a while then went to the natural history museum, went through the same type of metal detectors, took all the stuff out of the baby's stroller, etc. Passed all security checks and when I bent down to put all the stuff back in the stroller the guard said hey sir step over here and I was like "what do you need?" He asked me to remove my blade and I was like well shiat sorry about that and went to toss it in the box, he said just remove the razor, which was cool he thanked me and Off I went.

My keys didn't set off ANY of the check points and I have a pocketful of metal. Seems to me they are all just a front and the real deal is the people working the lanes.

I have never had an unpleasent time with any of the TSA or other security people any where.
 
2009-04-03 07:35:41 AM
Deserves the :scary: tag.
 
2009-04-03 07:39:29 AM
honeytoes: NobleHam: Miserable? I went through with shampoo in my carry on last week, and they just took it out of the bag and asked if I wanted to throw it away or go back and check the bag. I threw it out since I didn't have time to go back. They were very polite.

AAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHH! POLITE?????? What is polite about confiscating your personal property?!?!?!??!?!??! Because the TSO was polite, you think that it is okay that your stuff was taken from you?!?!??!?

It is people like you, NobleHam, who validate the existence of the TSA. DAMMIT! I hope you get dandruff.


Polite as in "Oh, you can't seem to follow the simple rules regarding air travel which are posted in the airport and freely available many other places. Well, here are the options which will allow you to board the airplane."

TSA is not just screening for terrorists. Every day stupid passengers try to do things like bring kerosene bottles onto planes.

/Agrees that the shampoo rule is stupid, but Congress and the TSA head made that, not the guy rooting through your luggage.
 
2009-04-03 07:48:01 AM
Its like Dante's Inferno with passengers as newly arrived in Hell and the screeners as lessor demons with managers as the arch-demons in charge. They are progressively more cruel up the chain. I guess when you have so many job protections, you have to commit some serious acts to be pushing your boundaries.
 
2009-04-03 07:48:23 AM
Hahahahaha...snort...hahahahaha.
 
2009-04-03 07:49:48 AM
ozarkmatt: Hey, those are Federal union members. That was the point of that shiat.

Remember, "You don't professionalize until you Federalize."
- Tom Daschle (ASS) ND

Privatize it. Privatize it all. Privatize Congress.


Wow. You truly are too stupid to live.
 
2009-04-03 07:55:52 AM
TSA - Taliban Security Associates
 
2009-04-03 08:00:54 AM
But isn't this just more of the same. Security Supervisors bully screeners - screeners bully travellers. All points to too much power with too little accountability and covered in SECURITY which means is too hot for anyone to touch. Sad
 
2009-04-03 08:02:24 AM
That's okay, I use real poo.
 
2009-04-03 08:07:09 AM
9/11
Repercussions for years
 
2009-04-03 08:09:26 AM
i71.photobucket.com
 
2009-04-03 08:14:56 AM
The TSA is the magical rock that keeps the tiger terrists away.
 
2009-04-03 08:19:14 AM
Day_Old_Dutchie: The TSA is the magical rock that keeps the tiger terrists away.

Sir, I would like to buy your rock, and a nation full of stupid if you have one.
 
2009-04-03 08:22:47 AM
This isn't just Denver either.
It's the entire TSA. It's all one big huge hole of suck.
 
2009-04-03 08:26:36 AM
All I know is the drones working TSA at O'hare are too dumb to recognize an external dvd burner. Took 45 minutes of explaining and explosive tests before they let me go. Morans
 
2009-04-03 08:28:13 AM
SHAMPOO (new window)
 
2009-04-03 08:35:01 AM
ypsifly: "You can't shampoo a shampooer!"

Yesssssss
 
2009-04-03 08:35:26 AM
RTFA, and all I have to say in response is:


THIS!

TSA is full of ex-military jagoffs who could never reassimilate back into civilian life (I'm talking managment here) and managment personel who somehow hung onto their jobs when they worked for private security businesses before 9/11 (Why would they keep the very incompetent morons who were in charge of the screening before the creation of TSA?) And yes they are bullies, and assholes, and go out their way to make lives miserable. Oh and when you stand up to them they fire you for insubordination.

/Worse job I ever had.
//I am back in school earning a degree so I never have to work for those types again.
 
2009-04-03 08:36:51 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

FTFA: A scathing internal report of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in Denver obtained by 9NEWS confirms the allegations made by more than 20 current and former screeners.

The report finds that screeners think the management and leadership teams in Denver are "retaliatory," "inconsistent," "lack integrity" and "antagonist."


Are they talking about the Postal Service?
 
2009-04-03 08:39:04 AM
Well... looks like the sentiments about the TSA have been summed up nicely on this thread.

/no need to add more
 
2009-04-03 08:43:36 AM
boo farking hoo.
 
2009-04-03 08:46:45 AM
They're making excuses because they MASSIVELY failed testing in January.
Citiation (new window)
 
2009-04-03 08:49:07 AM
OOps...my citation is dated. Gotta find the right one.
 
2009-04-03 08:54:50 AM
TSA workers are just welfare recipients with badges
 
2009-04-03 08:58:38 AM
chemical_angel: I hate every single thing about the TSA. fark the entire lot of them.

I came here to say this.
 
2009-04-03 09:02:30 AM
On a trip across the border from Detroit a few years ago, a customs agent asked me, "Is it possible that anybody slipped anything into your vehicle without your knowledge?"

My response? "Not to my knowledge."

He thought about it and seemed satisfied with my answer, letting me go along my way.
 
2009-04-03 09:06:16 AM
Precisely why I joined up with AFGE as soon as I possibly could.
 
2009-04-03 09:12:32 AM
DeadZone: They're making excuses because they MASSIVELY failed testing in January.
Citiation (new window)


That was two years ago.

/FYI
 
2009-04-03 09:13:34 AM
Since I worked the first three iterations of hiring for TSA back in'02-05, I am getting a kick in the nuts reading...

The project started with the best of intentions and requiring screeners able to pass a three day exam of mind and body. Tougher standards than the Marines.
Then the new Shrub tenticle of Dept Homeland Security took over.
All the scrap quasi-military types were hired initially and quickly moved into manager slots as 35% of the initial hires quit within 1 year.
So the hiring standards changed. They decided the $55K(EACH) we spent examining and testing each hire was a tad too expensive.
No real professionals, except the drug screeners, were retained as standards dropped further.
Remember the job was really just schlepping luggage when the Shrub decided to "Federalize" the baggage handlers(real job title that was replaced) into an unarmed police force, with his usual aplomb and success.
Suprised at what we have going on now? Not at all.
 
2009-04-03 09:14:03 AM
I like the article for giving me tips that will soon have me surrounded in virgins.

Screeners failed to find a knife taped on an ankle and an explosive taped to a person's back under a heat pack worn by federal security testers when they went through screening in the south checkpoint at DIA in January, according to multiple sources.


Things to buy today.
Bomb, heat pack, knife, tape, ankle.

/!llah Ackbar! .. & Jeff...
 
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