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(The Indy Channel)   You're a TSA worker and want to continue its legacy of terminal stupidity. Do you a) Open jar of cremated ashes - against policy, b) Test contents with your finger, c) Spill contents on floor, d) All of the above   (theindychannel.com) divider line 289
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2012-06-26 10:05:05 AM  
"I want an apology," said Gross. "I want an apology from TSA. I want an apology from the lady who opened the jar and laughed at me. I want them to help me understand where they get off treating people like this."

www.esarcasm.com

"I've taught them well."
 
2012-06-26 10:10:14 AM  
this is obama's america.

vote often, vote republican.
 
2012-06-26 10:12:46 AM  
UFIA
 
2012-06-26 10:16:56 AM  
Did a cat then take a dump in the ashes?
 
2012-06-26 10:17:26 AM  

Diogenes: UFIA


*snrk*
 
2012-06-26 10:27:37 AM  
...Fun to funky
 
2012-06-26 10:36:08 AM  
I hope management kicks this employee's ash to the curb.
 
2012-06-26 10:42:59 AM  
Gross says about a quarter to a third of the contents spilled on the floor, leaving him frantically trying to gather up as much as he could while anxious passengers waited behind him

Look at it this way: Every passenger that steps on your grandfather's ashes is actually transporting the ashes across the world. He's an international global nomad and he doesn't even have to be alive!
 
2012-06-26 10:46:55 AM  
Ashes to ashes
Dust to dust
If the TSA doesn't get you
The Hoover must
 
2012-06-26 10:48:25 AM  
Not only should they fire her, they should require that for all future job applications she must write that incident on her CV and use that man as a reference. Everyone else must know what they're thinking of hiring.
 
2012-06-26 10:51:34 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Gross says about a quarter to a third of the contents spilled on the floor, leaving him frantically trying to gather up as much as he could while anxious passengers waited behind him

Look at it this way: Every passenger that steps on your grandfather's ashes is actually transporting the ashes across the world. He's an international global nomad and he doesn't even have to be alive!


Great. Now the whole world is haunted.

Thanks, TSA!
 
2012-06-26 11:12:38 AM  
If all you assholes would just stop going to the airport until the TSA is disbanded then we wouldn't have this problem.
 
2012-06-26 11:43:05 AM  
FTFH: You're a TSA worker and want to continue its legacy of terminal stupidity.

[I_saw_what_you_did_there.jpg]
 
2012-06-26 11:44:40 AM  
Yeah, that's pretty goddamn epic right there.
 
2012-06-26 11:45:08 AM  
Dude...
 
2012-06-26 11:45:17 AM  
images.zap2it.com

sees nothing wrong with a little sample.
 
2012-06-26 11:46:01 AM  
What? No taste test?
 
2012-06-26 11:46:48 AM  
And his last name is Gross. Lutz.
 
2012-06-26 11:46:48 AM  
Dear America:

When will you put an end to this TSA silliness?

Sincerely,
A Concerned Canadian friend
 
2012-06-26 11:47:06 AM  
My brother used to work for the TSA in Denver, he said his co-workers routinely would take money out of wallets and purses going through the X-ray machine, and said one even walked off with someone's laptop once.

/CSB
 
2012-06-26 11:47:06 AM  
Is it illegal to desecrate a corpse in Florida and if so does the law apply to ashes?
 
2012-06-26 11:47:29 AM  

doublesecretprobation: this is obama's america.

vote often, vote republican.


I'm sorry, whose idea was the TSA?
 
2012-06-26 11:49:34 AM  

ObscureNameHere: Dear America:

When will you put an end to this TSA silliness?

Sincerely,
A Concerned Canadian friend


When Americans stop flying.
 
2012-06-26 11:50:42 AM  
FIRE THAT TSA F*CK NOW!!!!

/Pardon my French.
 
2012-06-26 11:50:47 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: If all you assholes would just stop going to the airport until the TSA is disbanded then we wouldn't have this problem.


I started to mark your post as "Funny", but paused in mid-click and chose "Smart" instead.
 
2012-06-26 11:50:51 AM  
That's a sweet lawsuit he's got there. Mishandling human remains is a door buster at the courthouse.
 
2012-06-26 11:51:33 AM  

BurnShrike: I hope management kicks this employee's ash to the curb.


She'll probably get paid administrative leave and then come back after some more training in a few weeks.

If that happened to me, I would use all available resources to sue the crap out of the TSA. Of course they will hide behind some kind of government immunity BS...
 
2012-06-26 11:52:06 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-26 11:53:01 AM  

ObscureNameHere: Dear America:

When will you put an end to this TSA silliness?

Sincerely,
A Concerned Canadian friend


About two weeks after our hostile takeover of Canada.
 
2012-06-26 11:53:39 AM  

doublesecretprobation: this is obama's america.

vote often, vote republican.


So republicans are against voter fraud, unless it's in their favor?

\I knew it
 
2012-06-26 11:54:36 AM  
One more reason to let the airports handle security. TSA agents get away with crap that would get a private sector employee fired in a heartbeat.

The TSA is the reason I'm driving 1000 miles to Orlando next month instead of flying.
 
2012-06-26 11:54:42 AM  

zarberg: My brother used to work for the TSA in Denver, he said his co-workers routinely would take money out of wallets and purses going through the X-ray machine, and said one even walked off with someone's laptop once.

/CSB


I have wondered if they do this. Even though your personal belongings only take a minute at most to pass through the X-ray machine, I still worry about some sly bastard quickly grabbing something.

My current method to try and limit their chances of getting my cash is to put most of my cash in a paper envelope deep in my rucksack beneath some other stuff. Then, since my wallet still has some in it I will usually try and bury my wallet in my rucksack before I get to the X-ray machine. I also try and 'follow' my stuff. So I kinda walk alongside the conveyor belt with it and try and wait until it goes into the machine before I go through the metal detector.

I figure I can't do much more than that. I did once try and have the cash in a plastic ziplock inside my sock. The only thing with that was I wondered if they might notice it and class it as suspicious so I thought probably better not to risk trying that approach. It worked the one time I did it but I don't know if I'd try it again.
 
2012-06-26 11:55:09 AM  
I think that the TSA is doing an *excellent job" I have no problem with then searching everyone that goes on an aircraft. in fact I don't think that they do enough. The have to deal with the flying public and they're a bunch of smelly, foul, mouth breathers that can't follow *SIMPLE* instructions. Christ, it's only by the grace of God and their hard work and dedication that we haven't had another attack since 9/11. Full-body X-ray scans, pat-downs, strip searches and hell, cavity searches when necessary should be the norm and that goes for everyone....Grandma, even toddlers and young children. I don't care if a male TSA agent has to search your 4 year daughter...just worry about your own damn self and they'll gently take her to another screening area and ensure that she's clean from head to toe and everywhere in between before they return her to you after you're screened. Once grandma has had her saggy boobs probed to ensure she's not concealing contraband, we can all go on our merry way and I can settle down in my seat and enjoy my vodak and ginger ale, secure in the knowledge that our dedicated, hard working, under paid and *CERTAINLY* under-appreciated civil servants are doing everything in their power to make you safe and secure, including the children.
/so there.......suck it haters!!!!
//11/10
 
2012-06-26 11:55:32 AM  
Worthless security theater strikes again.

It does nothing to keep anyone safer and hassles thousands of passengers daily, but politicians refuse to kill it for fear of being seen as "soft on terror".
 
2012-06-26 11:56:57 AM  
I feel safer.
 
2012-06-26 11:57:14 AM  

The sound of one hand clapping: zarberg: My brother used to work for the TSA in Denver, he said his co-workers routinely would take money out of wallets and purses going through the X-ray machine, and said one even walked off with someone's laptop once.

/CSB

I have wondered if they do this. Even though your personal belongings only take a minute at most to pass through the X-ray machine, I still worry about some sly bastard quickly grabbing something.

My current method to try and limit their chances of getting my cash is to put most of my cash in a paper envelope deep in my rucksack beneath some other stuff. Then, since my wallet still has some in it I will usually try and bury my wallet in my rucksack before I get to the X-ray machine. I also try and 'follow' my stuff. So I kinda walk alongside the conveyor belt with it and try and wait until it goes into the machine before I go through the metal detector.

I figure I can't do much more than that. I did once try and have the cash in a plastic ziplock inside my sock. The only thing with that was I wondered if they might notice it and class it as suspicious so I thought probably better not to risk trying that approach. It worked the one time I did it but I don't know if I'd try it again.


Here's a thought: put it in a Ziploc and secure it with a ziptie. I dunno.

Personally I doubt this story very much. In a normal x-ray, the bag is never out of your sight. Oliver Twist himself would have a hard time digging through your bag with you standing not 10 feet from it.
 
2012-06-26 11:58:24 AM  

lemurs: Worthless security theater strikes again.

It does nothing to keep anyone safer and hassles thousands of passengers daily, but politicians refuse to kill it for fear of being seen as "soft on terror".


YOU'RE WRONG!!!

www.abcnews.com poll

" Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed in an ABC News/Washington Post poll said they supported the Transportation Security Administration"
/standing up for those who can't stand up for themselves.....
 
2012-06-26 11:58:56 AM  

zarberg: My brother used to work for the TSA in Denver, he said his co-workers routinely would take money out of wallets and purses going through the X-ray machine, and said one even walked off with someone's laptop once.

/CSB


Uhhh...at what point would they get a chance to do that? With the X-ray machines in Denver, the only chance a TSA agent would have to do that is if they actually grab your pan or purse after it goes through, which they tell you that they're doing. You're usually standing there looking at your stuff after it runs through the bulk of it.

Also that person probably walked off with the laptop because some retard left it there. There's an average of about 35-40 laptops left at the screening area in ATL alone per month.
 
2012-06-26 12:00:54 PM  

PsyLord: BurnShrike: I hope management kicks this employee's ash to the curb.

She'll probably get paid administrative leave and then come back after some more training in a few weeks.

If that happened to me, I would use all available resources to sue the crap out of the TSA. Of course they will hide behind some kind of government immunity BS...


meh. I think the public shaming ads a nice element to this story as well. I would be on CNN, MSNBC, whatever, farkyou...I would be doing interviews with every single major network blasting out this employees name and picture for all to see. Then, of course I would sue.
 
2012-06-26 12:04:18 PM  

doublesecretprobation: this is obama's america.

vote often, vote republican.


I'm going to vote to strand you on Neptune. You could have done so much better than that.
 
2012-06-26 12:04:20 PM  
My idea is simple, and I'm going to post it in every TSA thread possible.

Staff TSA with former military coming home who are looking for jobs.


/well trained
//handle orders to the letter
///can spot terrorists
 
2012-06-26 12:04:49 PM  

ObscureNameHere: Dear America:

When will you put an end to this TSA silliness?

Sincerely,
A Concerned Canadian friend



CSB:

After a Vegas bachelor party, one of the attendees flew up to Vancouver with a porn DVD in his carry-on bag. (It was a raffle prize.) Anyhow, Canadian customs grilled him, and even said "You're providing a bad example for his son."

/Oh...and they took it to a back room to make sure it wasn't child porn.
//WTF?!
///Yes, I realize customs is different.
////Best story I could think of where Canadians were acting like dickheads at an airport.
 
2012-06-26 12:04:52 PM  

zarberg: My brother used to work for the TSA in Denver, he said his co-workers routinely would take money out of wallets and purses going through the X-ray machine, and said one even walked off with someone's laptop once.


I always zip my wallet, wristwatch etc. inside some other pocket so it's harder to access.

Marcus Aurelius: If all you assholes would just stop going to the airport until the TSA is disbanded then we wouldn't have this problem.


I'm not doing it for fun. Some of us have jobs that require air travel.

p.s. The TSA will never be disbanded. It's going the other way, expanding to cover every other form of "transportation" from subway trains to shoe leather.
 
2012-06-26 12:05:34 PM  

Baconaise: One more reason to let the airports handle security. TSA agents get away with crap that would get a private sector employee fired in a heartbeat.

The TSA is the reason I'm driving 1000 miles to Orlando next month instead of flying.


You're joking? You would rather drive 1000 miles because you don't want to go through an x-ray machine?

I fly roughly 4 round trips a month and I find this rediculous.
 
2012-06-26 12:05:37 PM  
While its important to maintain a professional and courteous demeanor, I really dont see why an urn would be exempt from screening. Its like allowing mothers to bring a large amount of liquid baby formula on a plane exempting them from the liquid ban. Rules like these dont work if they have exceptions.

If I was going to try to take out a plane, I guess ill be putting liquid binary explosive in baby formula bottles and/or hiding my shiat in an urn.
 
2012-06-26 12:05:40 PM  

The sound of one hand clapping: My current method to try and limit their chances of getting my cash is to put most of my cash in a paper envelope deep in my rucksack beneath some other stuff. Then, since my wallet still has some in it I will usually try and bury my wallet in my rucksack before I get to the X-ray machine. I also try and 'follow' my stuff. So I kinda walk alongside the conveyor belt with it and try and wait until it goes into the machine before I go through the metal detector.


I just leave my wallet in my pants pocket. Nobody has ever cared about it yet. In the event that they detect it somehow, I would simply say I forgot to take it out of my pocket. No big deal.

/refuses to go through x-ray scanners on principle
 
2012-06-26 12:05:45 PM  

Baconaise: One more reason to let the airports handle security. TSA agents get away with crap that would get a private sector employee fired in a heartbeat.

The TSA is the reason I'm driving 1000 miles to Orlando next month instead of flying.


The sights you'll see when you ain't got your gun.
 
2012-06-26 12:06:40 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: If all you assholes would just stop going to the airport until the TSA is disbanded then we wouldn't have this problem.



Yes, I'm an asshole for flying to Vegas this weekend instead of driving....never mind the fact that it's about 1,800 miles round trip.
 
2012-06-26 12:07:47 PM  

hemogoblin: doublesecretprobation: this is obama's america.

vote often, vote republican.

I'm sorry, whose idea was the TSA?


Yeah but Obama and super-duper filibuster proof Majority didn't get rid of it. Or close Gitmo. And even more drone strikes than ever. And he's POTUS now. So why doesn't Obama get rid of TSA? He must like it...
 
2012-06-26 12:08:47 PM  

ObscureNameHere: Dear America:

When will you put an end to this TSA silliness?

Sincerely,
A Concerned Canadian friend


It's a federal government agency. It can't be killed, it can't be stopped, and it can never be eradicated. It's an immutable physical law, like heat only flowing in one direction.

This is why people should be railing against "more government" in general. We don't need more government, we need better government from what's already in place. Even if we re-purposed the TSA to clean and paint public high schools year round we'd come out ahead and probably wouldn't be any less safe for it.
 
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