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2012-03-02 05:09:30 PM  
The TSA has since apologized, claiming that the agent made a mistake. The agency released a statement reading in part, "We accept responsibility for the apparent misunderstanding and any inconvenience or embarrassment this incident may have caused her."

How many times is this statement going to be issued?

They've never once issued a statement saying "WE CAUGHT A BAD GUY!!"
 
2012-03-02 05:12:03 PM  

scottydoesntknow: The TSA has since apologized, claiming that the agent made a mistake. The agency released a statement reading in part, "We accept responsibility for the apparent misunderstanding and any inconvenience or embarrassment this incident may have caused her."

How many times is this statement going to be issued?

They've never once issued a statement saying "WE CAUGHT A BAD GUY!!"


THIS
 
2012-03-02 05:23:56 PM  
Those breasts were loaded and could've gone off accidentally during the flight!
 
2012-03-02 05:24:31 PM  
And still no one wants to see my concealed weapon? :(
 
2012-03-02 05:24:56 PM  
So much for cream in my coffee on this flight.... :(
 
2012-03-02 05:26:03 PM  
I'm sorry maam, we're going to have to confiscate those. they look like they could hold more than three ounces.
 
2012-03-02 05:26:35 PM  
We're living in a lactatorship!

Bloody totalititarians.
 
2012-03-02 05:27:18 PM  
Was the HERO tag in the smoking lounge?
 
2012-03-02 05:27:33 PM  
Let me get this straight.

Breast pump + Empty bottles is bad, but Breast pump + Full Bottles is fine?
 
M-G
2012-03-02 05:28:40 PM  
Oh FFS. If they needed to verify that the device was indeed a breast pump, all they needed to do was turn it on and see that the tubing had suction. There should have been zero need to actually have it applied to a breast.
 
2012-03-02 05:29:20 PM  

BizarreMan: Let me get this straight.

Breast pump + Empty bottles is bad, but Breast pump + Full Bottles is fine?


Don't try to understand TSA logic, it will make your head explode.
 
2012-03-02 05:29:32 PM  

BizarreMan: Let me get this straight.

Breast pump + Empty bottles is bad, but Breast pump + Full Bottles is fine?


Yes
 
2012-03-02 05:30:54 PM  
pics of said lactating lassies or it did not happen.
 
2012-03-02 05:30:59 PM  
I for one feel much safer knowing that an organization staffed mainly by high school dropouts with extraordinarily poor decision making skills is in charge of airline safety.
 
2012-03-02 05:31:06 PM  
Dollars to donuts if she were ugly, there would have been no need to go through all that.
 
2012-03-02 05:31:41 PM  
Total Stupidity Administration
 
2012-03-02 05:32:46 PM  

BizarreMan: Let me get this straight.

Breast pump + Empty bottles is bad, but Breast pump + Full Bottles is fine?



They aren't even trying to pretend that they make sense or have any consistency anymore. Sorry, Ma'am can't bring liquids in your boobs. You'll have to go and do that in front of the security cams so the frat boys can fap to it in the big circle jerk they're always having in the back room.

Anyone else troubled that it's now socially acceptable to victimize women, especially sexually, these days?
 
2012-03-02 05:32:56 PM  
"I had to stand in front of the mirrors and the sinks and pump my breast in front of every tourist that walked into that bathroom. I was embarrassed and humiliated and then angry that I was treated this way."

but it's natural and beautiful, right? then why was she embarrassed and humiliated? pick a damn side and stick with it ya nazi lacti-vists. jeebus-h-christ.
 
2012-03-02 05:33:07 PM  
Do I get to demonstrate my cock ring???
 
2012-03-02 05:33:43 PM  

scottydoesntknow: The TSA has since apologized, claiming that the agent made a mistake. The agency released a statement reading in part, "We accept responsibility for the apparent misunderstanding and any inconvenience or embarrassment this incident may have caused her."

How many times is this statement going to be issued?

They've never once issued a statement saying "WE CAUGHT A BAD GUY!!"


Yeah, pretty much this.

/I really hope that "agent" was fired
 
2012-03-02 05:33:56 PM  
A link to the actual article would have been lovely.

I'll toss in what I always do for TSA threads. Write your congresscritters, write the US Bureau of Tourism, write to airlines, write to US Travel & Tourism.

Reference these incidents as examples.
 
2012-03-02 05:34:13 PM  
I didn't know it was against TSA regulations to have empty bottles.
 
2012-03-02 05:34:22 PM  

chaotey: Anyone else troubled that it's now socially acceptable to victimize women, especially sexually, these days?


Only by the fact that I can't get away with it.

/OK OK, yes. But that wouldn't make for a good comment.
 
2012-03-02 05:36:08 PM  

UsikFark: And still no one wants to see my concealed weapon? :(


Nope, nobody wants to see your peeshooter
 
2012-03-02 05:36:13 PM  

scottydoesntknow: The TSA has since apologized, claiming that the agent made a mistake. The agency released a statement reading in part, "We accept responsibility for the apparent misunderstanding and any inconvenience or embarrassment this incident may have caused her."

How many times is this statement going to be issued?

They've never once issued a statement saying "WE CAUGHT A BAD GUY!!"


No, not yet. But they do stop a lot of crazy shiat from boarding with crazy shiat owners: Link (new window)
 
2012-03-02 05:36:14 PM  
Hey assholes, they already did everything they set out to do. They're done. Now the ones who are still alive are just sitting back and laughing their ass off. This TSA shiat is only making them laugh harder.
 
2012-03-02 05:36:55 PM  
What the hell have we created? And by "we", I mean Bush.
 
2012-03-02 05:37:15 PM  

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: UsikFark: And still no one wants to see my concealed weapon? :(

Nope, nobody wants to see your peeshooter


It'll still hurt if he aims for your eyes.
 
2012-03-02 05:38:19 PM  
I don't know why Farkers hate the TSA when the agents act antisocial and get away with it. They're just livin' the dream, man!
 
2012-03-02 05:38:45 PM  

chaotey: Anyone else troubled that it's now socially acceptable to victimize women, especially sexually, these days?


No. Now shut up and get me my damn sandwich.
 
2012-03-02 05:38:55 PM  

ambienAnnie: "I had to stand in front of the mirrors and the sinks and pump my breast in front of every tourist that walked into that bathroom. I was embarrassed and humiliated and then angry that I was treated this way."

but it's natural and beautiful, right? then why was she embarrassed and humiliated? pick a damn side and stick with it ya nazi lacti-vists. jeebus-h-christ.


Because it was an cold electronic machine attached to her milk bags, not a beautiful miracle of life.

/there is a difference...
 
2012-03-02 05:39:21 PM  

SweetSilverBlues: A link to the actual article would have been lovely.

I'll toss in what I always do for TSA threads. Write your congresscritters, write the US Bureau of Tourism, write to airlines, write to US Travel & Tourism.

Reference these incidents as examples.


Yes, yes, I'm sure that will be very effective. While we're at it, lets pray real hard about this too.
 
2012-03-02 05:40:26 PM  

BurnShrike: chaotey: Anyone else troubled that it's now socially acceptable to victimize women, especially sexually, these days?

No. Now shut up and get me my damn sandwich.


You'll have to suck my cock first. And beg.
 
2012-03-02 05:42:07 PM  

dabbletech: scottydoesntknow: The TSA has since apologized, claiming that the agent made a mistake. The agency released a statement reading in part, "We accept responsibility for the apparent misunderstanding and any inconvenience or embarrassment this incident may have caused her."

How many times is this statement going to be issued?

They've never once issued a statement saying "WE CAUGHT A BAD GUY!!"

No, not yet. But they do stop a lot of crazy shiat from boarding with crazy shiat owners: Link (new window)


Um, I'm not sure if I'm missing something, but why would they have to confiscate cannonballs...?
 
2012-03-02 05:42:11 PM  

Sun Worshiping Dog Launcher: Yes, yes, I'm sure that will be very effective. While we're at it, lets pray real hard about this too.


More effective than whining about it on the Internet for sure. It may not do anything, but it at least has the potential to do something.
 
2012-03-02 05:42:33 PM  

wowzer97pooh: Do I get to demonstrate my cock ring???


No. Mine never sets either machine off
 
2012-03-02 05:42:48 PM  

chaotey: BurnShrike: chaotey: Anyone else troubled that it's now socially acceptable to victimize women, especially sexually, these days?

No. Now shut up and get me my damn sandwich.

You'll have to suck my cock first. And beg.


Haha...50/50 chance there BurnShrike and you blew it!

/pun intended...
 
2012-03-02 05:42:51 PM  

chaotey: Anyone else troubled that it's now socially acceptable to victimize women, especially sexually, these days?


When was it ever not?
/I'm old, but I remember.
 
2012-03-02 05:43:17 PM  

ChubbyTiger: IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: UsikFark: And still no one wants to see my concealed weapon? :(

Nope, nobody wants to see your peeshooter

It'll still hurt if he aims for your eyes.


I'll defer to your experience in the matter
 
2012-03-02 05:43:39 PM  
Step One: Prepare to be boarded.
Step Two: TSA agent insist you do something completely stupid like fill a bottle that is supposed to be empty, take your insulin pump off, detach your kid from the respirator, try to get your frightened pet parakeet to walk through the metal detector, strip your 96 year old mother in public, etc.
Step Three: Ask for their supervisor.
Step Four: If supervisor is a moron, ask for the airport manager...

etc.
 
2012-03-02 05:44:37 PM  

Aupey: dabbletech: scottydoesntknow: The TSA has since apologized, claiming that the agent made a mistake. The agency released a statement reading in part, "We accept responsibility for the apparent misunderstanding and any inconvenience or embarrassment this incident may have caused her."

How many times is this statement going to be issued?

They've never once issued a statement saying "WE CAUGHT A BAD GUY!!"

No, not yet. But they do stop a lot of crazy shiat from boarding with crazy shiat owners: Link (new window)

Um, I'm not sure if I'm missing something, but why would they have to confiscate cannonballs...?


It could get lodged under the plane's brake pedal

/Go Banana!
 
2012-03-02 05:46:58 PM  

dabbletech: scottydoesntknow: The TSA has since apologized, claiming that the agent made a mistake. The agency released a statement reading in part, "We accept responsibility for the apparent misunderstanding and any inconvenience or embarrassment this incident may have caused her."

How many times is this statement going to be issued?

They've never once issued a statement saying "WE CAUGHT A BAD GUY!!"

No, not yet. But they do stop a lot of crazy shiat from boarding with crazy shiat owners: Link (new window)


And those types of items were found before the creation of the TSA too. It wasn't like "Ohh here's the TSA" and suddenly everyones trying to sneak throwing stars and cannon balls onto planes.

The TSA is only good at stopping morons from bringing dangerous items (that they had no intention of using maliciously). They have yet to stop a legitimate threat before boarding a plane. If they did, they would be advertising it to the heavens. "Hey we finally did our jobs! We're worth it!" Instead these findings are relegated to Gizmodo articles (which should be bombed from the sky) because there's no actual threat.
 
2012-03-02 05:47:07 PM  
Here's hoping that those nude-o-scan machines they love so much cancerize the living fark out of every single TSA employee without exception. Fark them all. Fark 'em to death. To death! To long, drawn-out, agonizing, screaming-with-every-breath, can't-even-go-to-the-bathroom-correctly-much-less-kill-themselves-to-e nd-it-all death!
 
2012-03-02 05:47:32 PM  
I volunteer to help women drain their breasts before a flight.

/with my mouth
 
2012-03-02 05:48:11 PM  
I'm confused. I thought you couldn't take breastmilk on a plain if it is over 3 oz? So why would they have a problem with empty bottles and a pump? Unless they relaxed the rules about breastmilk.
 
2012-03-02 05:48:37 PM  

ambienAnnie: "I had to stand in front of the mirrors and the sinks and pump my breast in front of every tourist that walked into that bathroom. I was embarrassed and humiliated and then angry that I was treated this way."

but it's natural and beautiful, right? then why was she embarrassed and humiliated? pick a damn side and stick with it ya nazi lacti-vists. jeebus-h-christ.


Yea, being forced to pump (at all, but I digress) in the bathroom at the airport is a beautiful thing...
 
2012-03-02 05:50:58 PM  
Maybe someone has the numbers but given the amount of up'd TSA security and these types of incidents how many actual acts of terrorism were stopped at the gate and not by the passengers mid flight (ie the underwear bomber)? Maybe I don't read enough news but I don't ever recall reading an article that describes anything close to, "TSA Stops A Bomber At The Screening Gate"
 
2012-03-02 05:51:36 PM  
I wonder what boobies filled with milk look like, are they visibly different from non-lactating boobies?
 
2012-03-02 05:54:09 PM  

Arctic Phoenix: scottydoesntknow: The TSA has since apologized, claiming that the agent made a mistake. The agency released a statement reading in part, "We accept responsibility for the apparent misunderstanding and any inconvenience or embarrassment this incident may have caused her."

How many times is this statement going to be issued?

They've never once issued a statement saying "WE CAUGHT A BAD GUY!!"

Yeah, pretty much this.

/I really hope that "agent" was fired


Don't you fret about that. TSA screeners are unionized now. I'm sure the shop steward will take care of making sure he's dismissed with all due haste.
 
2012-03-02 05:56:28 PM  
TSA has never stopped a bomber or terrorist from boarding an airplane.
 
2012-03-02 05:56:50 PM  

scottydoesntknow: dabbletech: scottydoesntknow: The TSA has since apologized, claiming that the agent made a mistake. The agency released a statement reading in part, "We accept responsibility for the apparent misunderstanding and any inconvenience or embarrassment this incident may have caused her."

How many times is this statement going to be issued?

They've never once issued a statement saying "WE CAUGHT A BAD GUY!!"

No, not yet. But they do stop a lot of crazy shiat from boarding with crazy shiat owners: Link (new window)

And those types of items were found before the creation of the TSA too. It wasn't like "Ohh here's the TSA" and suddenly everyones trying to sneak throwing stars and cannon balls onto planes.

The TSA is only good at stopping morons from bringing dangerous items (that they had no intention of using maliciously). They have yet to stop a legitimate threat before boarding a plane. If they did, they would be advertising it to the heavens. "Hey we finally did our jobs! We're worth it!" Instead these findings are relegated to Gizmodo articles (which should be bombed from the sky) because there's no actual threat.


Yeah, you're right. Have a good weekend.

image.shutterstock.com
 
2012-03-02 05:57:59 PM  

BurnShrike: chaotey: Anyone else troubled that it's now socially acceptable to victimize women, especially sexually, these days?

No. Now shut up and get me my damn sandwich.


And a beer dammit!
 
2012-03-02 05:58:45 PM  

lordmoon: Maybe someone has the numbers but given the amount of up'd TSA security and these types of incidents how many actual acts of terrorism were stopped at the gate and not by the passengers mid flight (ie the underwear bomber)? Maybe I don't read enough news but I don't ever recall reading an article that describes anything close to, "TSA Stops A Bomber At The Screening Gate"


That's the most asinine thing. Assume an actual terrorist was going to blow up a bomb on a plane in the air. That's obvious suicide. What's stopping him from just pushing the 'detonate' button at the security gate the second it's discovered he's strapped with 50lbs of C4? You can take out a hell of a lot more people in an airport than on just an airplane.
 
2012-03-02 06:01:38 PM  

scottydoesntknow: How many times is this statement going to be issued?

They've never once issued a statement saying "WE CAUGHT A BAD GUY!!"


And they've never been punished for pulling bullshiat shenanigans, either. So they can keep apologizing all day long while snickering behind their hands about it.
 
2012-03-02 06:03:32 PM  

scottydoesntknow: lordmoon: Maybe someone has the numbers but given the amount of up'd TSA security and these types of incidents how many actual acts of terrorism were stopped at the gate and not by the passengers mid flight (ie the underwear bomber)? Maybe I don't read enough news but I don't ever recall reading an article that describes anything close to, "TSA Stops A Bomber At The Screening Gate"

That's the most asinine thing. Assume an actual terrorist was going to blow up a bomb on a plane in the air. That's obvious suicide. What's stopping him from just pushing the 'detonate' button at the security gate the second it's discovered he's strapped with 50lbs of C4? You can take out a hell of a lot more people in an airport than on just an airplane.


That is an interesting question. That would seem effective and doable. Anywhere there is a bottle neck for security checking would seem a good target.
 
2012-03-02 06:03:37 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-03-02 06:11:30 PM  

Elandriel: Total Stupidity Administration


Titty-Squeezing Assholes
 
2012-03-02 06:12:32 PM  

Gergesa: scottydoesntknow:That's the most asinine thing. Assume an actual terrorist was going to blow up a bomb on a plane in the air. That's obvious suicide. What's stopping him from just pushing the 'detonate' button at the security gate the second it's discovered he's strapped with 50lbs of C4? You can take out a hell of a lot more people in an airport than on just an airplane.

That is an interesting question. That would seem effective and doable. Anywhere there is a bottle neck for security checking would seem a good target.


Or how about 10 guys who each have a 3oz bottle of bad stuff plus a piece of a detonator of some sort. Then, each one uses the bathroom separately and simply deposits each piece into the trash compartment and the last guy puts it all together. The TSA isn't preventing anything that a dedicated cell wouldn't get around in a single brainstorm meeting. They're just making it uncomfortable for the rest of us.
 
2012-03-02 06:13:59 PM  

BurnShrike: Those breasts were loaded and could've gone off accidentally during the flight!


How's that a bad thing?
 
2012-03-02 06:15:50 PM  
Remember all those kids who used to punch you out for a laugh and steal your lunch money and kick your sister and give you swirlies?

They're our new hall monitors.

Welcome to the Fourth Reich.

Now shut up and show me your coochie or you ain't gettin' on no plane today.
 
2012-03-02 06:16:08 PM  

hailin: I'm confused. I thought you couldn't take breastmilk on a plain if it is over 3 oz? So why would they have a problem with empty bottles and a pump? Unless they relaxed the rules about breastmilk.


Nope, they modified the rules about breast milk some time back. Important Information on Traveling With Formula, Breast Milk, and Juice (new window)
 
2012-03-02 06:16:30 PM  

lordmoon: Gergesa: scottydoesntknow:That's the most asinine thing. Assume an actual terrorist was going to blow up a bomb on a plane in the air. That's obvious suicide. What's stopping him from just pushing the 'detonate' button at the security gate the second it's discovered he's strapped with 50lbs of C4? You can take out a hell of a lot more people in an airport than on just an airplane.

That is an interesting question. That would seem effective and doable. Anywhere there is a bottle neck for security checking would seem a good target.

Or how about 10 guys who each have a 3oz bottle of bad stuff plus a piece of a detonator of some sort. Then, each one uses the bathroom separately and simply deposits each piece into the trash compartment and the last guy puts it all together. The TSA isn't preventing anything that a dedicated cell wouldn't get around in a single brainstorm meeting. They're just making it uncomfortable for the rest of us.


Thank you for now flagging fark.com and its entire user database with DHS and TSA 1 month before the Vegas fark party where many members will (attempt to) fly to, quite a few on the same flights.
 
2012-03-02 06:17:40 PM  
i have teeth marks on my tongue from biz travel (2 weeks each month)
anyone who questions TSA just gets delayed

/not worth it
 
2012-03-02 06:18:09 PM  
If Sandra Fluke wants her federally funded sex, I suggest the TSA.
 
2012-03-02 06:19:33 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: I wonder what boobies filled with milk look like, are they visibly different from non-lactating boobies?


Not really. Small breasts that are lactating can visibly swell due to the milk glands being active, and the aerolas and nipples can become a little bit puffier, but there's usually no obvious visual signs that breasts are milky that one can confidently say "She's lactating".
 
2012-03-02 06:24:05 PM  
Had an argument with a conservative friend about how I can't bring a shampoo bottle on to an airplane but I could bring one to the center of Times Square on New Years Eve.
Where's that gonna do more damage?

/"Oh my God, stop that guy, he's got a 6 oz. bottle of Pert Plus!!!!1!!"
 
2012-03-02 06:27:15 PM  
I always have the hardest time condoning people/businesses getting sued as an answer.

This time I would understand if she did.
 
2012-03-02 06:42:05 PM  
That sounds awfully close to sexual assault...
 
2012-03-02 06:43:20 PM  

DORMAMU: lordmoon: Gergesa: scottydoesntknow:That's the most asinine thing. Assume an actual terrorist was going to blow up a bomb on a plane in the air. That's obvious suicide. What's stopping him from just pushing the 'detonate' button at the security gate the second it's discovered he's strapped with 50lbs of C4? You can take out a hell of a lot more people in an airport than on just an airplane.

That is an interesting question. That would seem effective and doable. Anywhere there is a bottle neck for security checking would seem a good target.

Or how about 10 guys who each have a 3oz bottle of bad stuff plus a piece of a detonator of some sort. Then, each one uses the bathroom separately and simply deposits each piece into the trash compartment and the last guy puts it all together. The TSA isn't preventing anything that a dedicated cell wouldn't get around in a single brainstorm meeting. They're just making it uncomfortable for the rest of us.

Thank you for now flagging fark.com and its entire user database with DHS and TSA 1 month before the Vegas fark party where many members will (attempt to) fly to, quite a few on the same flights.


Was what we discussed in the terrorist club supposed to stay in the terrorist club? I thought that's why we were supposed to have our head meeting in Vegas... (What happens in Vegas and all that).
 
2012-03-02 06:44:13 PM  
What is it going to take for this useless agency to finally get shut down?
 
2012-03-02 06:44:52 PM  

lordmoon: DORMAMU: lordmoon: Gergesa: scottydoesntknow:That's the most asinine thing. Assume an actual terrorist was going to blow up a bomb on a plane in the air. That's obvious suicide. What's stopping him from just pushing the 'detonate' button at the security gate the second it's discovered he's strapped with 50lbs of C4? You can take out a hell of a lot more people in an airport than on just an airplane.

That is an interesting question. That would seem effective and doable. Anywhere there is a bottle neck for security checking would seem a good target.

Or how about 10 guys who each have a 3oz bottle of bad stuff plus a piece of a detonator of some sort. Then, each one uses the bathroom separately and simply deposits each piece into the trash compartment and the last guy puts it all together. The TSA isn't preventing anything that a dedicated cell wouldn't get around in a single brainstorm meeting. They're just making it uncomfortable for the rest of us.

Thank you for now flagging fark.com and its entire user database with DHS and TSA 1 month before the Vegas fark party where many members will (attempt to) fly to, quite a few on the same flights.

Was what we discussed in the terrorist club supposed to stay in the terrorist club? I thought that's why we were supposed to have our head meeting in Vegas... (What happens in Vegas and all that).


I'm pretty sure this entire website and everyone who posts on it are already on a few lists somewhere, and probably have been for some time :P
 
2012-03-02 06:45:27 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Uchiha_Cycliste: I wonder what boobies filled with milk look like, are they visibly different from non-lactating boobies?

Not really. Small breasts that are lactating can visibly swell due to the milk glands being active, and the aerolas and nipples can become a little bit puffier, but there's usually no obvious visual signs that breasts are milky that one can confidently say "She's lactating".


While I appreciate the info, no really - I do. This was actually a thinly veiled ploy to trick people into posting pictures of boobies. Oh well, next time.
 
2012-03-02 06:45:57 PM  
Need we empty our dicks before boarding?
You see where this is headed.

TSA MUST DIE!/big>b>
 
2012-03-02 06:46:55 PM  

Tyrosine: I for one feel much safer knowing that an organization staffed mainly by high school dropouts with extraordinarily poor decision making skills is in charge of airline safety.


this.

/whats up buddy?
 
2012-03-02 06:48:11 PM  

buckler: What the hell have we created? And by "we", I mean Bush. those who still meekly tolerate treatment by government agents we would call the cops on each other for.


You still fly; you're part of the problem.
 
2012-03-02 06:49:55 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Keizer_Ghidorah: Uchiha_Cycliste: I wonder what boobies filled with milk look like, are they visibly different from non-lactating boobies?

Not really. Small breasts that are lactating can visibly swell due to the milk glands being active, and the aerolas and nipples can become a little bit puffier, but there's usually no obvious visual signs that breasts are milky that one can confidently say "She's lactating".

While I appreciate the info, no really - I do. This was actually a thinly veiled ploy to trick people into posting pictures of boobies. Oh well, next time.


Oh, well, why didn't you say so?

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2012-03-02 06:49:59 PM  

Samsquantch: What is it going to take for this useless agency to finally get shut down?


It will take a sea-change in the political influence the "national security" retards have.

But: given that this would drastically decrease the power of various bureaucratic entities, and given how much the media jacks off to fear mongering, my guess that this will happen... never.

We'll get a federally mandated 2-week vacation before the TSA goes away, and we all know THAT ain't gonna happen.
 
2012-03-02 06:50:16 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Keizer_Ghidorah: Uchiha_Cycliste: I wonder what boobies filled with milk look like, are they visibly different from non-lactating boobies?

Not really. Small breasts that are lactating can visibly swell due to the milk glands being active, and the aerolas and nipples can become a little bit puffier, but there's usually no obvious visual signs that breasts are milky that one can confidently say "She's lactating".

While I appreciate the info, no really - I do. This was actually a thinly veiled ploy to trick people into posting pictures of boobies. Oh well, next time.


They should know you can tell with a urine test.
These perverts love urine tests.
They have to do it all the time.
Seems a small thing to ask of someone that has already "surrendered" their rights by entering a "No Consttutional Rights Area".

TSA MUST DIE!/big>b>
 
2012-03-02 06:50:33 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste:

While I appreciate the info, no really - I do. This was actually a thinly veiled ploy to trick people into posting pictures of boobies. Oh well, next time.


There's already a thread today.
 
2012-03-02 06:51:02 PM  

HAMMERTOE: buckler: What the hell have we created? And by "we", I mean Bush. those who still meekly tolerate treatment by government agents we would call the cops on each other for.

You still fly; you're part of the problem.


I stopped flying. I now run or swim everywhere.
 
2012-03-02 06:51:59 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Keizer_Ghidorah: Uchiha_Cycliste: I wonder what boobies filled with milk look like, are they visibly different from non-lactating boobies?

Not really. Small breasts that are lactating can visibly swell due to the milk glands being active, and the aerolas and nipples can become a little bit puffier, but there's usually no obvious visual signs that breasts are milky that one can confidently say "She's lactating".

While I appreciate the info, no really - I do. This was actually a thinly veiled ploy to trick people into posting pictures of boobies. Oh well, next time.


You did get one silly boy to post (briefly) a NSFW right in the thread... you didn't miss much.
 
2012-03-02 06:57:15 PM  
I kind of wish this sort of thing would happen to me when I'm not in a hurry. I have a voice than can really carry* if I want it to, and I'd be more than happy to explain to a packed terminal just what was going on and why there may be a holdup - though "holdup" may be the wrong term to use in this instance ;)


* Even before I did some work on stage, I learned to project my voice while calling the cows to feed-time on a 6,000 acre ranch in Montana.
 
2012-03-02 06:58:10 PM  
Did anyone mention that this was from the Examiner?
Coincidence? Maybe - and I can cite 2 big reasons........


Sight?
 
2012-03-02 06:59:35 PM  
damn gurl dem tits are da BOMB.
 
2012-03-02 06:59:57 PM  

HAMMERTOE: buckler: What the hell have we created? And by "we", I mean Bush. those who still meekly tolerate treatment by government agents we would call the cops on each other for.

You still fly; you're part of the problem.


Have fun at your next unannounced VIPR highway checkpoint traffic jam, or VIPR AMTRAK checkpoint, or VIPR subway checkpoint. I expect a VIPR checkpoint on the local equestrian trails soon. At least their acronym provides a clue as to their intent.
 
2012-03-02 07:07:04 PM  

dabbletech: scottydoesntknow: The TSA has since apologized, claiming that the agent made a mistake. The agency released a statement reading in part, "We accept responsibility for the apparent misunderstanding and any inconvenience or embarrassment this incident may have caused her."

How many times is this statement going to be issued?

They've never once issued a statement saying "WE CAUGHT A BAD GUY!!"

No, not yet. But they do stop a lot of crazy shiat from boarding with crazy shiat owners: Link (new window)


Wake up fark stick. They keep reasonable people like just about everyone who posts here from cleaning their fingernails mid flight. And that is about all they do. Unless you call being a 100% waste of time and money, international embarrassment, corruption spreading, hate inspiring, commerce killing bunch of idiots part of the job description. Then you are correct they do a fine job.

/Not really - they are dumbasses top to bottom just like you.
 
2012-03-02 07:07:45 PM  
Pre 9/11, boxcutters were ok to bring on airplanes. My sister traveled with one that she forgot about and they didn't look twice at it. You can still bring screwdrivers as long as they are less than 7" long.

Also, you can bring about 4 3 oz bottles. And you can go through security more than once. If you print out multiple boarding passes they wouldn't even notice.
 
2012-03-02 07:12:10 PM  

GhettoWinter: Had an argument with a conservative friend about how I can't bring a shampoo bottle on to an airplane but I could bring one to the center of Times Square on New Years Eve.
Where's that gonna do more damage?

/"Oh my God, stop that guy, he's got a 6 oz. bottle of Pert Plus!!!!1!!"


Suave, biatch!
 
2012-03-02 07:15:25 PM  
Sometime I wonder if Drew secretly heads up the TSA.

/Dem titties
//Show dem, biatch!
 
2012-03-02 07:17:44 PM  
I've always been annoyed (or bemused at the stupidity of regulations) when they count the full size of a container rather than the actual contents. I realize they can't be expected to measure everything, but if you've got a full-sized tube of toothpaste that obviously doesn't have much left in it they still make you throw it away because the container is too large. Sounds like this happened here -- her container was more than 3oz so she had to fill it and then get covered under the breastmilk exception. It's not dumb because of the breast pumping, it's dumb because they preferred to have filled containers than unfilled.

// is there any reasonable explanation why empty containers are considered as dangerous as full?
 
2012-03-02 07:17:59 PM  
But remember Freepers, we need to give up freedom to be safer.
 
2012-03-02 07:20:05 PM  
This is just plain stupid now. Our f'ing government at work. Everyone at that check point and their supervisors need to be fired. Oh but we can't do that. The union won't allow it. OFFS
 
2012-03-02 07:25:40 PM  

UsikFark: And still no one wants to see my concealed weapon? :(


Nobody wants to see your concealed weapon, darling.
 
2012-03-02 07:25:48 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: Pre 9/11, boxcutters were ok to bring on airplanes. My sister traveled with one that she forgot about and they didn't look twice at it. You can still bring screwdrivers as long as they are less than 7" long.

Also, you can bring about 4 3 oz bottles. And you can go through security more than once. If you print out multiple boarding passes they wouldn't even notice.


I had a Swiss Army knife on my keyring and had no problems going through. I miss pre 9/11 check points.
 
2012-03-02 07:30:59 PM  

jabelar: I've always been annoyed (or bemused at the stupidity of regulations) when they count the full size of a container rather than the actual contents. I realize they can't be expected to measure everything, but if you've got a full-sized tube of toothpaste that obviously doesn't have much left in it they still make you throw it away because the container is too large. Sounds like this happened here -- her container was more than 3oz so she had to fill it and then get covered under the breastmilk exception. It's not dumb because of the breast pumping, it's dumb because they preferred to have filled containers than unfilled.

// is there any reasonable explanation why empty containers are considered as dangerous as full?


You can take them into the plane's bathroom and fill them with the bomb material you had hidden in your rectum.
 
2012-03-02 07:32:20 PM  
Well can you blame them for getting excited?
 
2012-03-02 07:32:29 PM  

jabelar: I've always been annoyed (or bemused at the stupidity of regulations) when they count the full size of a container rather than the actual contents. I realize they can't be expected to measure everything, but if you've got a full-sized tube of toothpaste that obviously doesn't have much left in it they still make you throw it away because the container is too large. Sounds like this happened here -- her container was more than 3oz so she had to fill it and then get covered under the breastmilk exception. It's not dumb because of the breast pumping, it's dumb because they preferred to have filled containers than unfilled.

// is there any reasonable explanation why empty containers are considered as dangerous as full?


I think Saddam Hussein had empty containers. He intended to use them to store his yellow cake.
 
2012-03-02 07:33:36 PM  

The water was cold: BurnShrike: chaotey: Anyone else troubled that it's now socially acceptable to victimize women, especially sexually, these days?
No. Now shut up and get me my damn sandwich.
And a beer dammit!


i have to go to the store because you drank them all already, you farking lush! Now go out and jump the car, because you left the headlights on when you came home drunk last night!
 
2012-03-02 07:34:39 PM  

Arklop: Here's hoping that those nude-o-scan machines they love so much cancerize the living fark out of every single TSA employee without exception. Fark them all. Fark 'em to death. To death! To long, drawn-out, agonizing, screaming-with-every-breath, can't-even-go-to-the-bathroom-correctly-much-less-kill-themselves-to-e nd-it-all death!


Calm down; you're hyphenventilating.
 
2012-03-02 07:36:17 PM  

jabelar: I've always been annoyed (or bemused at the stupidity of regulations) when they count the full size of a container rather than the actual contents. I realize they can't be expected to measure everything, but if you've got a full-sized tube of toothpaste that obviously doesn't have much left in it they still make you throw it away because the container is too large. Sounds like this happened here -- her container was more than 3oz so she had to fill it and then get covered under the breastmilk exception. It's not dumb because of the breast pumping, it's dumb because they preferred to have filled containers than unfilled.

// is there any reasonable explanation why empty containers are considered as dangerous as full?


They could be full of invisible explosives. Or invisible ink. Or invisible air!
 
2012-03-02 07:42:15 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: Also, you can bring about 4 3 oz bottles. And you can go through security more than once. If you print out multiple boarding passes they wouldn't even notice.


Just step out to have a smoke, then come back through again. Many airports don't have anyplace inside security to smoke so it wouldn't get a second glance. Unless you had an entire party do it several times.
 
2012-03-02 07:42:33 PM  

dabbletech: scottydoesntknow: dabbletech: scottydoesntknow: The TSA has since apologized, claiming that the agent made a mistake. The agency released a statement reading in part, "We accept responsibility for the apparent misunderstanding and any inconvenience or embarrassment this incident may have caused her."

How many times is this statement going to be issued?

They've never once issued a statement saying "WE CAUGHT A BAD GUY!!"

No, not yet. But they do stop a lot of crazy shiat from boarding with crazy shiat owners: Link (new window)

And those types of items were found before the creation of the TSA too. It wasn't like "Ohh here's the TSA" and suddenly everyones trying to sneak throwing stars and cannon balls onto planes.

The TSA is only good at stopping morons from bringing dangerous items (that they had no intention of using maliciously). They have yet to stop a legitimate threat before boarding a plane. If they did, they would be advertising it to the heavens. "Hey we finally did our jobs! We're worth it!" Instead these findings are relegated to Gizmodo articles (which should be bombed from the sky) because there's no actual threat.

Yeah, you're right. Have a good weekend.

[image.shutterstock.com image 450x319]


Those were allowed on planes as of 9/11. Considering all the things that TSA has missed AND their failure rate during audits by the GAO, I'd say the OP is correct on all accounts.
 
2012-03-02 07:45:27 PM  

lordmoon: Gergesa: scottydoesntknow:That's the most asinine thing. Assume an actual terrorist was going to blow up a bomb on a plane in the air. That's obvious suicide. What's stopping him from just pushing the 'detonate' button at the security gate the second it's discovered he's strapped with 50lbs of C4? You can take out a hell of a lot more people in an airport than on just an airplane.

That is an interesting question. That would seem effective and doable. Anywhere there is a bottle neck for security checking would seem a good target.

Or how about 10 guys who each have a 3oz bottle of bad stuff plus a piece of a detonator of some sort. Then, each one uses the bathroom separately and simply deposits each piece into the trash compartment and the last guy puts it all together. The TSA isn't preventing anything that a dedicated cell wouldn't get around in a single brainstorm meeting. They're just making it uncomfortable for the rest of us.


and I was pretty sure the significant danger represented by airliners was terrorists using airplanes as weapons of mass destruction on a city, not just terrorising or otherwise blowing up 110 people, and we took care of that first problem when they sealed off the cabins 9 years ago.
there are tons of crowded places where a terrorist could go to threaten or make a mess of a similar sized group of people.
so why is there so much concern paid to airlines and not allowing any jackass bring on so much as a penknife on a flight?
I'm pretty certain it has something to do with expanding a governemnt fiefdom and selling overpriced shiat and services to the government in the name of FREEDOM.
 
2012-03-02 07:53:42 PM  

scottydoesntknow: lordmoon: Maybe someone has the numbers but given the amount of up'd TSA security and these types of incidents how many actual acts of terrorism were stopped at the gate and not by the passengers mid flight (ie the underwear bomber)? Maybe I don't read enough news but I don't ever recall reading an article that describes anything close to, "TSA Stops A Bomber At The Screening Gate"

That's the most asinine thing. Assume an actual terrorist was going to blow up a bomb on a plane in the air. That's obvious suicide. What's stopping him from just pushing the 'detonate' button at the security gate the second it's discovered he's strapped with 50lbs of C4? You can take out a hell of a lot more people in an airport than on just an airplane.


this is why our entire security structure is a complete farce.

I wonder if they allow long lineups at security in Israel?

the only reason there hasnt been more attacks in North America is because there just hasnt been someone willing to attack. We are just very lucky that there are very very few terrorists (and even fewer effective terrorists) in the grand scheme of things. Its certainly not our efficient wonderful security apparatus at the airports keeping us safe.
 
2012-03-02 08:00:09 PM  

tenton: I didn't know it was against TSA regulations to have empty bottles.


The bottles were empty, ergo, the pump may have been a fake. That I can maybe understand. Making her pump her breasts was stupid, they could have tested the pumps by just putting hands on the tubes.

The TSA is the biggest waste of taxpayer money. Most of the employees are complete morons from my observations, and many of them don't even merit that much confidence.

They fail a majority of the surprise tests they are given, and haven't prevented jack shiat. They are excellent at inconveniencing travelers and conditioning the populace to unreasonable search and seizure.
 
2012-03-02 08:05:03 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: We're living in a lactatorship!

Bloody totalititarians.


titalititarians
FTFY
 
2012-03-02 08:06:10 PM  

relcec: lordmoon: Gergesa: scottydoesntknow:That's the most asinine thing. Assume an actual terrorist was going to blow up a bomb on a plane in the air. That's obvious suicide. What's stopping him from just pushing the 'detonate' button at the security gate the second it's discovered he's strapped with 50lbs of C4? You can take out a hell of a lot more people in an airport than on just an airplane.

That is an interesting question. That would seem effective and doable. Anywhere there is a bottle neck for security checking would seem a good target.

Or how about 10 guys who each have a 3oz bottle of bad stuff plus a piece of a detonator of some sort. Then, each one uses the bathroom separately and simply deposits each piece into the trash compartment and the last guy puts it all together. The TSA isn't preventing anything that a dedicated cell wouldn't get around in a single brainstorm meeting. They're just making it uncomfortable for the rest of us.

and I was pretty sure the significant danger represented by airliners was terrorists using airplanes as weapons of mass destruction on a city, not just terrorising or otherwise blowing up 110 people, and we took care of that first problem when they sealed off the cabins 9 years ago.
there are tons of crowded places where a terrorist could go to threaten or make a mess of a similar sized group of people.
so why is there so much concern paid to airlines and not allowing any jackass bring on so much as a penknife on a flight?
I'm pretty certain it has something to do with expanding a governemnt fiefdom and selling overpriced shiat and services to the government in the name of FREEDOM.


You give them too much credit. It has a lot to do with stupidity and bureaucratic inertia too. As in "We've got this big agency and we can't possibly eliminate it! What would we do with all the people?"

Anyway, how does it do us any good to stop people from bringing nail scissors and bottles and stuff through security when you can then go and buy the exact same crap in the shops PAST the gate in the terminal? Do they really think those shops are impermeable? No--because they don't think. It's just stupidity.
 
2012-03-02 08:14:18 PM  
Dear TSA,
I feel compelled to make you aware that athletes looking to pass drug tests have used reverse flow techniques to fill their own bladders with foreign liquid. The threat should immediate become obvious.

I propose a solution. Each person walking through airport security should pee on one of your agents.

sincerely yours,
a concerned citizen
 
2012-03-02 08:15:20 PM  
Does this mean I'll have to spank into a cup before boarding? Do they provide "reading material" in order to facilitate that?
 
2012-03-02 08:25:55 PM  
And yet you continue to allow this to happen.

Whatever...
 
2012-03-02 08:34:18 PM  
My response TFA:
theinsanityreport.com

Obligatory?
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-03-02 08:38:33 PM  

Toquinha: Does this mean I'll have to spank into a cup before boarding? Do they provide "reading material" in order to facilitate that?


You get to share a holding cell with the chick milking herself.
 
2012-03-02 08:41:45 PM  

Arklop: Here's hoping that those nude-o-scan machines they love so much cancerize the living fark out of every single TSA employee without exception. Fark them all. Fark 'em to death. To death! To long, drawn-out, agonizing, screaming-with-every-breath, can't-even-go-to-the-bathroom-correctly-much-less-kill-themselves-to-e nd-it-all death!


Your anger is misguided.
 
2012-03-02 08:42:20 PM  
i.imgur.com
In total sympathy and support.
 
2012-03-02 08:47:01 PM  

Nuclear Monk: Toquinha: Does this mean I'll have to spank into a cup before boarding? Do they provide "reading material" in order to facilitate that?

You get to share a holding cell with the chick milking herself.


That doesn't sound too bad. If she got singled out, she has to be good looking, right?
 
2012-03-02 08:47:38 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-03-02 08:56:26 PM  
I worked for TSA for 8.5 years. Never bought into it. Ask me anything.
 
2012-03-02 08:58:52 PM  
I did my job thoroughly, I knew what it meant is all I'm saying.
 
2012-03-02 08:59:16 PM  
What Constitution?
 
2012-03-02 09:02:36 PM  

relcec: lordmoon: Gergesa: scottydoesntknow:That's the most asinine thing. Assume an actual terrorist was going to blow up a bomb on a plane in the air. That's obvious suicide. What's stopping him from just pushing the 'detonate' button at the security gate the second it's discovered he's strapped with 50lbs of C4? You can take out a hell of a lot more people in an airport than on just an airplane.

That is an interesting question. That would seem effective and doable. Anywhere there is a bottle neck for security checking would seem a good target.

Or how about 10 guys who each have a 3oz bottle of bad stuff plus a piece of a detonator of some sort. Then, each one uses the bathroom separately and simply deposits each piece into the trash compartment and the last guy puts it all together. The TSA isn't preventing anything that a dedicated cell wouldn't get around in a single brainstorm meeting. They're just making it uncomfortable for the rest of us.

and I was pretty sure the significant danger represented by airliners was terrorists using airplanes as weapons of mass destruction on a city, not just terrorising or otherwise blowing up 110 people, and we took care of that first problem when they sealed off the cabins 9 years ago.
there are tons of crowded places where a terrorist could go to threaten or make a mess of a similar sized group of people.
so why is there so much concern paid to airlines and not allowing any jackass bring on so much as a penknife on a flight?
I'm pretty certain it has something to do with expanding a governemnt fiefdom and selling overpriced shiat and services to the government in the name of FREEDOM.


Because sheeple demanded it.
 
2012-03-02 09:10:15 PM  

tonguedepressor: I worked for TSA for 8.5 years. Never bought into it. Ask me anything.


In those eight years, how often was a credible threat averted?
 
2012-03-02 09:11:00 PM  
As a true patriot and lover of freedom and liberty everywhere, I have taken it upon myself to personally inspect every breast I come into contact with at all times. If my efforts are stopped then the terrorists will have won.
 
2012-03-02 09:21:46 PM  
We are supposed to be preventing planes from flying into buildings, not from one plane blowing up (which would be horrible). Not many planes blew up before 9/11 when security was lax. Are we going to end up searching every person on every bus, subway, and in every restaurant for liquids or gels?

/DNRTFA
//mad at TSA
///had a couple pulls
 
2012-03-02 09:27:03 PM  

Snout Johnson: We are supposed to be preventing planes from flying into buildings, not from one plane blowing up (which would be horrible). Not many planes blew up before 9/11 when security was lax. Are we going to end up searching every person on every bus, subway, and in every restaurant for liquids or gels?

/DNRTFA
//mad at TSA
///had a couple pulls


That is the idea. TSA has plans and ambition.
 
2012-03-02 09:28:50 PM  

UsikFark: tonguedepressor: I worked for TSA for 8.5 years. Never bought into it. Ask me anything.

In those eight years, how often was a credible threat averted?


I'm thinking...1.5% why not. Not as a threat to any commercial flight or anything other than the person or persons they had a particular vehemence against at that time.

Lol usually it was the Airline and we were the icing on the cake. I watched a buddy of mine get hit with a ladies underwear full of feces.

It was an easy job and you never brought your work home with you, 'cept in Frank's case.
 
2012-03-02 09:36:23 PM  

Walker: BizarreMan: Let me get this straight.

Breast pump + Empty bottles is bad, but Breast pump + Full Bottles is fine?

Don't try to understand TSA logic, it will make your head explode.


Do not try to understand TSA logic. Try only to understand the truth. Their logic dosent exist .
 
2012-03-02 09:36:55 PM  
"We accept responsibility for the apparent misunderstanding and any inconvenience or embarrassment this incident may have caused her."

What does that even frickin mean?

If there was ever any agency that needed to be kicked to the curb it's TSA; the most useless barbaric, totalitarian, tyrannical, oppressive buncha assholes, it's TSA but this is exactly what America wanted when the agency was created. "Save us!" we cried and the government complied.

Fark the taliban - take out the TSA.
 
2012-03-02 09:43:15 PM  

Kar98: [i.imgur.com image 396x478]


too soon?
 
2012-03-02 09:57:59 PM  

Black_Lazerus: Walker: BizarreMan: Let me get this straight.

Breast pump + Empty bottles is bad, but Breast pump + Full Bottles is fine?

Don't try to understand TSA logic, it will make your head explode.

Do not try to understand TSA logic. Try only to understand the truth. Their logic dosent exist .


There is logic to the method. First of all, if its wet and big, it can't go. If its sharp and big, it can't go. If its powdery and isn't sustenance, it can't go.

If it shoots things or makes large flames it can't go.
 
2012-03-02 09:58:35 PM  

wademh: Dear TSA,
I feel compelled to make you aware that athletes looking to pass drug tests have used reverse flow techniques to fill their own bladders with foreign liquid. The threat should immediate become obvious.

I propose a solution. Each person walking through airport security should pee on one of your agents.

sincerely yours,
a concerned citizen


Winner.
 
2012-03-02 10:20:48 PM  

tonguedepressor: I worked for TSA for 8.5 years. Never bought into it. Ask me anything.


You must have quit recently, because as of just the other day, you were swearing up and down that TSA was the only thing standing between us and the towelhead hordes about to overrun civilization as we know it.
 
2012-03-02 10:23:54 PM  

Spanky McStupid: "We accept responsibility for the apparent misunderstanding and any inconvenience or embarrassment this incident may have caused her."

What does that even frickin mean?

If there was ever any agency that needed to be kicked to the curb it's TSA; the most useless barbaric, totalitarian, tyrannical, oppressive buncha assholes, it's TSA but this is exactly what America wanted when the agency was created. "Save us!" we cried and the government complied.

Fark the taliban - take out the TSA.


Has any of the current crop of presidential wanna-be's come out with a position - pro or con - about the TSA? Because I would give an anti-TSA, anti-HSA candidate some serious thought, no matter thier other stands on things.
 
2012-03-02 10:53:11 PM  

buckler: What the hell have we created? And by "we", I mean Bush.


And the one now in office hasn't stopped it.
Your point?
 
2012-03-02 11:01:28 PM  

Gyrfalcon: relcec: lordmoon: Gergesa: scottydoesntknow:That's the most asinine thing. Assume an actual terrorist was going to blow up a bomb on a plane in the air. That's obvious suicide. What's stopping him from just pushing the 'detonate' button at the security gate the second it's discovered he's strapped with 50lbs of C4? You can take out a hell of a lot more people in an airport than on just an airplane.

That is an interesting question. That would seem effective and doable. Anywhere there is a bottle neck for security checking would seem a good target.

Or how about 10 guys who each have a 3oz bottle of bad stuff plus a piece of a detonator of some sort. Then, each one uses the bathroom separately and simply deposits each piece into the trash compartment and the last guy puts it all together. The TSA isn't preventing anything that a dedicated cell wouldn't get around in a single brainstorm meeting. They're just making it uncomfortable for the rest of us.

and I was pretty sure the significant danger represented by airliners was terrorists using airplanes as weapons of mass destruction on a city, not just terrorising or otherwise blowing up 110 people, and we took care of that first problem when they sealed off the cabins 9 years ago.
there are tons of crowded places where a terrorist could go to threaten or make a mess of a similar sized group of people.
so why is there so much concern paid to airlines and not allowing any jackass bring on so much as a penknife on a flight?
I'm pretty certain it has something to do with expanding a governemnt fiefdom and selling overpriced shiat and services to the government in the name of FREEDOM.

You give them too much credit. It has a lot to do with stupidity and bureaucratic inertia too. As in "We've got this big agency and we can't possibly eliminate it! What would we do with all the people?"

Anyway, how does it do us any good to stop people from bringing nail scissors and bottles and stuff through security when you can then ...


probably correct. I'm getting way to cynical in my 30's. I want to shove too many square blocks into the *the premeditated attempt to fleece the governemnt* round hole. the less evil but stupider answer is probably correct.
 
2012-03-02 11:13:13 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-03-02 11:40:35 PM  

Skyd1v: Has any of the current crop of presidential wanna-be's come out with a position - pro or con - about the TSA? Because I would give an anti-TSA, anti-HSA candidate some serious thought, no matter thier other stands on things.


Yes, Ron Paul wants to get rid of them.
 
2012-03-02 11:46:45 PM  

chaotey: BizarreMan: Let me get this straight.

Anyone else troubled that it's now socially acceptable to victimize women, especially sexually, these days?


NOW?
 
2012-03-02 11:53:32 PM  

singdizzy: chaotey: BizarreMan: Let me get this straight.

Anyone else troubled that it's now socially acceptable to victimize women, especially sexually, these days?

NOW?


NOW made their money and they have a nice collection of legacy donors. NOW cares about women so long as they are white, middle aged and well to do. It's kind of like PETA and animals.
 
2012-03-03 12:02:53 AM  

Captain Couscous: Arklop: Here's hoping that those nude-o-scan machines they love so much cancerize the living fark out of every single TSA employee without exception. Fark them all. Fark 'em to death. To death! To long, drawn-out, agonizing, screaming-with-every-breath, can't-even-go-to-the-bathroom-correctly-much-less-kill-themselves-to-e nd-it-all death!

Your anger is misguided.



Oh. Well then, happy puppies and kittens to them. And cake. Lots of cake.
 
2012-03-03 12:04:41 AM  

Gyrfalcon: tonguedepressor: I worked for TSA for 8.5 years. Never bought into it. Ask me anything.

You must have quit recently, because as of just the other day, you were swearing up and down that TSA was the only thing standing between us and the towelhead hordes about to overrun civilization as we know it.


You and your memory have divorced each other longer than just recently. Actually spilling sentiments about TSA on Fark is precisely why I'm not there anymore.

And you wanna know why?

Because fark THEM.
 
2012-03-03 12:31:17 AM  
I knew a guy, conservative as the day is long, who got bent out of shape at people who demanded more security, who wanted ball games called off. He was totally on-board with what Bush said at the time, which is that people needed to get on with their lives. He's big on the whole "pussification of America" thing, said that people just needed to realize that they can't be 100% safe if they want to be free. This coming from a veteran who fought in an actual war to protect our freedom. Anyway, after the TSA happened and people started having a fit, he got red in the face after seeing a story about it, and said, "You know, these idiots biatching about being inconvenienced at the airport should be forced to watch the videos of 9/11, of people jumping out of the World Trade Center, until their stupid little liberal brains get it." So...yeah...this was like four years later. We went from "suck it up, life ain't fair, libtards" to "we have to give up some of our rights to protect our rights, libtards" in four years.

So, when can we go back to "life ain't safe, life ain't fair"? This is stupid.
 
2012-03-03 12:42:39 AM  

scottydoesntknow: That's the most asinine thing. Assume an actual terrorist was going to blow up a bomb on a plane in the air. That's obvious suicide. What's stopping him from just pushing the 'detonate' button at the security gate the second it's discovered he's strapped with 50lbs of C4? You can take out a hell of a lot more people in an airport than on just an airplane.


Any chemists here? Would it be possible to rig something so that, when a person throws a water bottle into one of those bins, it blows up? If so, how much force could we get out of that?

Anyone here know anything about biological or chemical warfare? Would it be possible to rig a juice box to burst when you throw it into one of those bins, and fill part of an airport with nerve gas?

Hey, by the way, feds, if you feel the need to question me after that, I just want to point out where I got the latter scenario:

images.wikia.com

Terrible pair of books imho, but it was interesting in that it brought real-life events into the "exiled in 1996" part of the Khan story. One terrorist plot in the 2nd book involves using cardboard juice containers to deliver nerve gas at the train station for the inagural run through the Chunnel. The agent was supposed to drop the box and stomp on it.

Does that delivery method even work? I mean, honestly, the thing that got me to thinking about it was how we're keeping people hanging around in airports, these closed environments, and that if I was going to stage an attack, I'd go for the airport instead.

Hell, send in one jihadi with a nasty case of bird flu, and book a flight that takes them through a dozen airports.

If some unemployed dumbass from the midwest (me) thinks about it, I'm betting terrorists have already given it serious thought.
 
2012-03-03 12:53:56 AM  
The TSA seem like a highly redundant waste time and resources. If someone was going to try and hijack a plane now, isn't it safe to assume the people on board would literally tear them to pieces with their bare hands before they even made it to the cockpit regardless if said person had a weapon or not?
 
2012-03-03 12:55:35 AM  

wambu: [i.imgur.com image 270x270]
In total sympathy and support.


You deserve a medal.

Everyone in this thread is so blinDeD by their outrageahol they forgot to post pictures of TEATS!

/Put some double Ds on it!
 
2012-03-03 12:59:36 AM  
Good thing they havwn't gone after the 32+ ounces my bladder can hold.
 
2012-03-03 01:18:13 AM  
FTA: The TSA has since apologized, claiming that the agent made a mistake.

Ya think?
 
2012-03-03 02:25:26 AM  

Skyd1v: Spanky McStupid: "We accept responsibility for the apparent misunderstanding and any inconvenience or embarrassment this incident may have caused her."

What does that even frickin mean?

If there was ever any agency that needed to be kicked to the curb it's TSA; the most useless barbaric, totalitarian, tyrannical, oppressive buncha assholes, it's TSA but this is exactly what America wanted when the agency was created. "Save us!" we cried and the government complied.

Fark the taliban - take out the TSA.

Has any of the current crop of presidential wanna-be's come out with a position - pro or con - about the TSA? Because I would give an anti-TSA, anti-HSA candidate some serious thought, no matter thier other stands on things.


Ron Paul!
 
2012-03-03 03:39:50 AM  
NSFW - Whoooaaa! Link (new window)
 
2012-03-03 06:03:19 AM  

scottydoesntknow: The TSA has since apologized, claiming that the agent made a mistake. The agency released a statement reading in part, "We accept responsibility for the apparent misunderstanding and any inconvenience or embarrassment this incident may have caused her."

How many times is this statement going to be issued?

They've never once issued a statement saying "WE CAUGHT A BAD GUY!!"


Because then they'd have to admit they've caught more "bad guys" among their own number than they have caught terrorists, for one thing...
 
2012-03-03 06:18:55 AM  
The TSA does a fine job of providing legal employment for thousands of people who would be utterly unemployable anywhere else.
 
2012-03-03 07:29:56 AM  

buckler: What the hell have we created? And by "we", I mean Bush.


The Bush administration wanted a private security force. I don't know that it would be different; it could be that instead of getting felt up by a federal employee, you would be felt up by a Halliburton employee.

chaotey: Anyone else troubled that it's now socially acceptable to victimize women, especially sexually, these days?


Yep, I'm troubled.
 
2012-03-03 08:00:39 AM  
If Obama declared today that he was disbanding the TSA tomorrow, he's be a farkin' HERO.

Of course, those evil greedy bastards with a vested interest in fueling paranoia would find a way to destroy him, but at least he's go down with a clear conscience that he actually did something that made your average citizen's life better.

But pols like him just love their farkin' money and power too much.
 
2012-03-03 08:48:03 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: If Obama declared today that he was disbanding the TSA tomorrow, he's be a farkin' HERO.


That's pretty much what I said in 2008: "can't stand the guy, but if the only thing he does, ever, is to abolish the TSA and the patriot act, I'd vote for him twice."
 
2012-03-03 09:53:56 AM  
I was just on a flight last week. Security had to verify if some gal's knitting needles could come on board.
 
2012-03-03 10:18:15 AM  
The TSA officer?
images.allocine.fr
 
2012-03-03 11:15:41 AM  
www.hivemusic.org
 
2012-03-03 11:36:26 AM  
In other news:

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
I, Gene Hackemack, received this email from my good friend Tedd Petruna.
He is, a diver at the NBL (Neutral Buoyancy Lab) facility at NASA Houston.
I used to work with Tedd who happened to be on the AirTran Flight 297,
from Atlanta to Houston .
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"One week ago, I went to Ohio on business and to see my father. On Tuesday,
the 17th, I returned home. If you read the papers the 18th you may have
seen a blurb about where an Air Tran flight was canceled from Atlanta to
Houston due to a man who refused to get off of his cell phone before take-
off. The story was only on Fox News. That was NOT what really happened.

I was seated in 1st class coming home. 11 Muslim men got on the plane in
full Muslim attire. 2 of them sat in 1st class and the rest seated themselves
throughout the plane, in coach class, all the way to the back.

As the plane taxied out to the runway, the stewardesses gave the safety
spiel that we are all so familiar with.

At that time, one of the men, in 1st class, got on his cell and called one of
his companions back in coach. He proceeded to talk on the phone in Arabic
very loudly and very, very aggressively. This activity took the 1st stewardess
out of action for she repeatedly told the man that cell phones were not
permitted at that time. He ignored her as if she were not there.

The man, who answered the phone back in the coach section, did the same
and this took out the 2nd stewardess. Further back in the plane, at the
same time, 2 younger Muslims, one in the back on the aisle, and one sitting
in front of him by the window, began to show footage of a porno video they
had taped the night before. They were very loud about it. Now, Muslim men
are only permitted to view porno women prior to Jihad. If a Muslim man goes
into a strip club, he has to view the woman via mirror with his back to her.
(Don't ask me, I don't make the rules, but I've studied Muslims.)

The 3rd stewardess informed the two men that they were not to have
electronic devices on at this time. One of the men said "shut up infidel dog!"
The stewardess attempted to take the camcorder and the Muslim began to
scream in her face in Arabic. At that exact moment, all 11 of the men got up
and started to walk throughout the cabin.

I guess that because of the noise, the flight crew must have decided that
there was something amiss and changed the plane's directions to head back
to the terminal.

The commotion and noise was reaching a feverish pitch, and at this point I had
had enough! I got up and started towards the back of 1st class, when I heard
a voice behind me, from another Texan twice my size, say "I got your back."
Then I grabbed the man, who had been on the cell phone, by the arm and said
"You WILL sit down in your seat or you WILL be thrown from this plane!"

As I "led" him around me to take his seat, the fellow Texan grabbed him by the
back of his neck and his waist and headed him back to his seat. I then grabbed
the 2nd man and said, "You WILL do the same!" He protested loudly, but my
adrenaline was flowing now and he was going to go also. Just as I escorted him
forward, the plane stopped, the doors opened and 3 TSA agents and 4 police
officers entered the cabin.

Myself and my new Texas friend were told to cease and desist for they had the
situation under control. I was quite happy to oblige actually. There was still
some sort of commotion in the back, but within moments, all 11 Muslim men
were escorted off the plane. The TSA agents then had their luggage unloaded.

We talked about the occurrence and were in disbelief that it had happened.
Then suddenly, the door opened again and in walked all 11 Muslim men! Stone
faced, eyes front and robotic, (the only way I can describe it) they were
reseated.

The stewardess from the back had been in tears and when she saw the men,
she was having NONE of it! Since I was up front, I heard and saw the whole
ordeal.

She told the TSA agents that there was NO WAY she was staying on the
plane with the Muslim men. The agent told her that they had searched the
men and were going through their luggage with a fine tooth comb. However,
nothing had been found and that the men were allowed to proceed on to
Houston .

The captain and co-captain came out of the cockpit and told the agent "We
and our crew will not fly this plane!" After a word or two, the entire crew,
luggage in tow, left the plane. 5 minutes later, the cabin door opened again
and a whole new crew walked on.

Again, this was where I had had enough! I got up and asked the TSA agent,
"What the hell is going on?"

I was told to take my seat. The airlines and TSA were sorry for the delay and
we would be home shortly.

I said "I'm getting off this plane".

The stewardess sternly told me that she could not allow me to get off.

Now I'm really mad! I said "I am a grown man who bought this ticket, who's
time is mine with a family at home and I am going through that door, or I'm
going through that door with you under my arm, but I AM going through that
door!"

And then I heard a voice behind me say "So am I!"

Then everyone behind us started to get up and say the same thing. Within
2 minutes, I was walking off that plane where I was met by more TSA agents
who asked me to write a statement about the incident. I had 5 hours to kill
at this point waiting for the next flight to Houston , so why the hell not give
them my statement.

Due to the amount of people who got off that flight, it was canceled.

I was supposed to be in Houston at 6 PM, but I finally got there at 12:30 AM.

If you don't believe this, look up the date and then Flight 297 from Atlanta
to Houston .

If this wasn't a terrorism dry run, I don't know what one is. The terrorists
wanted to see how TSA would handle it, how the crew would handle it, and
how the passengers would handle it.

I'm telling this to you because I want you to know. The threat IS real. I
saw it with my own eyes."
Tedd Petruna
 
2012-03-03 11:48:12 AM  
CSB:

As I was boarding a flight, it was announced that two TSA agents would re-check each passenger's ID and boarding pass. Sure, whatever floats their boat. I asked the TSA agent why the re-check since their colleagues check everyone's ID and boarding pass at the main security checkpoint... what you're telling me is that if you have to re-check at the gate, your primary detective control at security is broken. Good point sir, but I still have to see your ID and boarding pass again. Morons.

/security theater
//still can't believe those idiots have badges
 
2012-03-03 02:23:42 PM  

snocone: tl;dr...


i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-03-03 02:38:15 PM  

Secret Polish Boyfriend: buckler: What the hell have we created? And by "we", I mean Bush.

The Bush administration wanted a private security force. I don't know that it would be different; it could be that instead of getting felt up by a federal employee, you would be felt up by a Halliburton employee.

chaotey: Anyone else troubled that it's now socially acceptable to victimize women, especially sexually, these days?

Yep, I'm troubled.


1) They wouldn't be unionized
2) They wouldn't be nearly as top heavy with useless administrators
 
2012-03-03 02:58:46 PM  

redmid17: Secret Polish Boyfriend: buckler: What the hell have we created? And by "we", I mean Bush.

The Bush administration wanted a private security force. I don't know that it would be different; it could be that instead of getting felt up by a federal employee, you would be felt up by a Halliburton employee.

chaotey: Anyone else troubled that it's now socially acceptable to victimize women, especially sexually, these days?

Yep, I'm troubled.

1) They wouldn't be unionized
2) They wouldn't be nearly as top heavy with useless administrators


I'm sorry, but top heavy administrators are rarely useless.
 
2012-03-03 03:07:53 PM  

MoronLessOff: redmid17: Secret Polish Boyfriend: buckler: What the hell have we created? And by "we", I mean Bush.

The Bush administration wanted a private security force. I don't know that it would be different; it could be that instead of getting felt up by a federal employee, you would be felt up by a Halliburton employee.

chaotey: Anyone else troubled that it's now socially acceptable to victimize women, especially sexually, these days?

Yep, I'm troubled.

1) They wouldn't be unionized
2) They wouldn't be nearly as top heavy with useless administrators

I'm sorry, but top heavy administrators are rarely useless.


You would be right. Everyone loves top-heavy female administrators. However that is not what I said.

/reading is hard
 
2012-03-03 07:58:31 PM  

Gleeman: snocone: tl;dr...

[i2.kym-cdn.com image 358x235]


Hackemack?
Sure.
/i put this up for your own good
//we find our clientbase likes the convience
don't shoot this messinger

///somebody asked for a "WE CAUGHT THE BAD GUY!!!" csb.
 
2012-03-03 09:42:28 PM  

Samsquantch: What is it going to take for this useless agency to finally get shut down?


If it's so useless, why hasn't Obama shut it down? Everybody blames Bush for its creation -- and maybe rightly so -- but it could be made to go away if Obama wanted it gone badly enough...
 
2012-03-03 09:46:39 PM  

just_intonation: Samsquantch: What is it going to take for this useless agency to finally get shut down?

If it's so useless, why hasn't Obama shut it down? Everybody blames Bush for its creation -- and maybe rightly so -- but it could be made to go away if Obama wanted it gone badly enough...


It's impossible to get rid of a government agency once it's put into place. Federalized and unionized workforces don't help either.
 
2012-03-03 09:58:03 PM  

redmid17: just_intonation: Samsquantch: What is it going to take for this useless agency to finally get shut down?

If it's so useless, why hasn't Obama shut it down? Everybody blames Bush for its creation -- and maybe rightly so -- but it could be made to go away if Obama wanted it gone badly enough...

It's impossible to get rid of a government agency once it's put into place. Federalized and unionized workforces don't help either.


Maybe we could get Scott Walker to work on this union,,,
 
2012-03-03 09:59:05 PM  

snocone: redmid17: just_intonation: Samsquantch: What is it going to take for this useless agency to finally get shut down?

If it's so useless, why hasn't Obama shut it down? Everybody blames Bush for its creation -- and maybe rightly so -- but it could be made to go away if Obama wanted it gone badly enough...

It's impossible to get rid of a government agency once it's put into place. Federalized and unionized workforces don't help either.

Maybe we could get Scott Walker to work on this union,,,


For all his faults and colossal farktardedness, I would support him on that.
 
2012-03-03 10:25:48 PM  
Okay for those that care:

I was dealing with flying earlier this year with a baby, pump, and bottles. The pump is considered a medical device. It counts as a carry on, and they can scan it but nothing else. Bottles filled with milk over 3 oz are allowed the test it by opening them and putting a test strip over them. Empty bottles (which were packed with my pump) are also allowed.

I actually looked this all up before trying to fly with a baby, pump, and bottles. I actually had the printed paperwork if they gave me a hard time. The Southwest terminal in St. Louis, and ABQ were great.

I flew some months later and formula is the same way. My problem is the idiots at TSA decided to open my full formula container in the checked baggage and didn't seal it correctly again. I lost about a bottles worth of formula into the suitcase. I couldn't carry it on due to the size...idiots.

This women should have refused and talked with a supervisor. I wouldn't have pumped in the restroom by the sinks. I would've raised h*ll and waived my documents at them.

I read another article that said this agent will "undergo more training." Isn't that what they all say?
 
2012-03-04 12:11:00 AM  

snocone: In other news:

/snip
Stupid story claiming there was a terrorist group on a flight.
/snip

http://www.factcheck.org/2009/12/what-happened-on-flight-297/ (new window)

Seems that you've been taken by an urban legend.
 
2012-03-04 09:06:48 AM  

redmid17: Secret Polish Boyfriend: buckler: What the hell have we created? And by "we", I mean Bush.

The Bush administration wanted a private security force. I don't know that it would be different; it could be that instead of getting felt up by a federal employee, you would be felt up by a Halliburton employee.

1) They wouldn't be unionized
2) They wouldn't be nearly as top heavy with useless administrators


Yeah, that's it. It's all because of unions. And soshulism.
 
2012-03-04 11:03:14 AM  

DarkVader: snocone: In other news:

/snip
Stupid story claiming there was a terrorist group on a flight.
/snip

http://www.factcheck.org/2009/12/what-happened-on-flight-297/ (new window)

Seems that you've been taken by an urban legend.


"Taken"?
A believable story about TSA? NO!
Back 'er up, babe.
And revisit 2008.
Funny? You bet.
 
2012-03-04 11:24:32 AM  
 
2012-03-04 01:20:56 PM  

Secret Polish Boyfriend: redmid17: Secret Polish Boyfriend: buckler: What the hell have we created? And by "we", I mean Bush.

The Bush administration wanted a private security force. I don't know that it would be different; it could be that instead of getting felt up by a federal employee, you would be felt up by a Halliburton employee.

1) They wouldn't be unionized
2) They wouldn't be nearly as top heavy with useless administrators

Yeah, that's it. It's all because of unions. And soshulism.


No but they are large impediments in reform of said agency. TSA would have sucked if it were a private security force, but at least there would have been a civil remedy that wouldn't get tossed out for qualified immunity
 
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