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(Blisstree)   Good news: If you're tired of being molested by the TSA at the airport, you can now officially buy your way out of it   (openforum.com) divider line 32
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18910 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Jul 2012 at 9:03 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-07-19 07:12:16 PM
5 votes:
Although necessary, the 2,300 U.S. airport security lines

I stopped reading right there. Metal detectors? Sure. The rest of it? Pure theatre.
2012-07-19 10:03:19 PM
3 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: $100 and a trip to a government office for an interview, and you get what?

"avoid removing shoes, belts and outerwear and leave laptops in bags while proceeding through metal detectors."

And you still have to put up with what?

"still subject to patdowns and random screenings. And they may still get stuck behind slower travelers."

Naw.


This.

Most people don't care about removing belts and such. A lot of us have to do it to make it through the metal detector anyway. Shoes, while annoying, are not that big of a deal either. Pulling out a labtop is easy and preferred for most of us to sending it through the scanner.

What most of us want to *avoid* are the pat downs, scanners, and random screenings.

This does nothing to address that, so who the fark cares?
2012-07-19 09:06:59 PM
3 votes:
Well that makes me feel secure.
Someone who would actually kill themselves would never spent the money, I'm sure.
2012-07-19 07:18:26 PM
3 votes:
$100 and a trip to a government office for an interview, and you get what?

"avoid removing shoes, belts and outerwear and leave laptops in bags while proceeding through metal detectors."

And you still have to put up with what?

"still subject to patdowns and random screenings. And they may still get stuck behind slower travelers."

Naw.
2012-07-19 09:57:35 PM
2 votes:

Or:
You may refuse to fly.
Stand up for your rights as a citizen.
And black list any political candidate or office holder who thinks TSA is a good thing.

TSA MUST DIE


Or you can devo into the sniveling pussies that you are.
2012-07-19 09:52:45 PM
2 votes:

Rug Doctor: Nemo's Brother: Yay Obama

This is actually a good point. I like Obama and will vote for him. But if Romney (or Ron Paul, or whoever) came out today and said straight up, "The TSA is an expensive sham and I will totally disband it on my first day in office," I would really start thinking about switching.


It's a real shame you didn't read into Paul's position on things like the TSA. It's not constitutional, so therefore, it shouldn't exist. That's what he believes, and I agree.
2012-07-19 09:42:47 PM
2 votes:
And yet, they tend not to accept a concealed carry permit as a "state issued picture id". Picture - check. Fingerprints done - check. Background check done by FBI - check.

Why?
2012-07-19 09:32:24 PM
2 votes:
That's OK. It's only a matter of time until there's a scare in the rich people's line and they jack up the security there as well.

Over/under: 8 months
2012-07-19 08:53:06 PM
2 votes:
Sign up for NEXUS, pay $50, complete both the US and Canadian interviews, get Global Entry and TSA Precheck for free.
2012-07-19 05:07:18 PM
2 votes:
If you have enough money you charter the plane and then you don't have security at all. you can have your limo drop you off at the steps and go right on board while they load all your luggage for you.
2012-07-19 10:47:19 PM
1 votes:
Just be good Germans und move along.
The untermenschen will fly coach anyway.

/amazing how we somehow seem to have grabbed the worst parts of every form of government lately
2012-07-19 10:45:49 PM
1 votes:
I'm torn....I have severe social anxiety, and getting groped by some dick with delusions of grandeur would probably be more than I can take. On the other hand, I'm a cheap bastard. Guess I'll just stay at home and Fark
2012-07-19 10:33:37 PM
1 votes:

dorko16: dustman81: Sign up for NEXUS, pay $50, complete both the US and Canadian interviews, get Global Entry and TSA Precheck for free.

I have nexus.. what's this about tsa precheck too?


TSA Precheck is only for US citizens, sorry Canadians. If you are a US citizen, on the back of your NEXUS card, enter the membership number/PASSID into your frequent flyer information (same for SENTRI and Global Entry). So far, American, Delta, US Airways, United and Alaska Airways are participating. The membership information should give you a place to enter your ID number.

TSA Precheck is only available at certain airports and for certain airlines. For example, only American offers Precheck in Miami, but only Delta offers Precheck in Detroit. If you're flying American out of Detroit, sorry, no Precheck for you. If you are flying out from participating airport, on an airline that has Precheck in that airport, head to the Precheck security checkpoint. The TSA document screener will swipe your boarding pass under the scanner. If you get BEEP*BEEP*BEEP, congratulations, you can use Precheck. Nothing on your boarding pass will indicate if you have been Precheck approved. You'll find out when they scan it.
2012-07-19 10:31:13 PM
1 votes:

Carth: wearing any shoe with laces is a sign of an infrequent traveler. Same thing for wearing a belt or wrist watch.


Bates or Converse zip-sided boots. Easy-off.

Of course, you'll still have to deal with the slack-jawed blue-shirtd knuckle-dragger with the megaphone shouting "NO SHOES IN BINS! BELTS OFF!" at all three people in the line.
2012-07-19 10:28:38 PM
1 votes:

i.r.id10t: And yet, they tend not to accept a concealed carry permit as a "state issued picture id". Picture - check. Fingerprints done - check. Background check done by FBI - check.

Why?


I wouldn't try that too many times. To reasonable people that should be just fine.

This is a government agency, you're lucky the carry permit didn't scare the wrong person and put you on a no fly list.
2012-07-19 10:21:28 PM
1 votes:
Why wouldn't a terrorist just get a job as a TSA agent and let his buddies through?
2012-07-19 10:06:34 PM
1 votes:

TexanBoy: It's a real shame you didn't read into Paul's position on things like the TSA. It's not constitutional, so therefore, it shouldn't exist. That's what he believes, and I agree.


Yeah, but RON PAUL is completely freakin' bonkers. He might be right about the TSA and marijuana legalisation (stopped clock and all that), but he's wrong about literally everything else. On the flip side, Obama may be wrong about those two subjects, but he's also far less likely to turn the USA into Somalia's retarded baby brother.
2012-07-19 10:05:18 PM
1 votes:

RoyBatty: EIP


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Now THAT'S how you slip in a reference.
2012-07-19 10:05:01 PM
1 votes:
We now have no hope of ever seeing an elimination or reduction of airline security. With corporations now touting security shortcuts as benefits of using their products and other companies selling shortcuts, they will lobby vigorously to keep airport security as tight and ever more complex as they can. The only way this will end will be when somebody with a platinum and titanium BankAmericard destroys a plane because they got through security quickly, easily and cleanly via their credit cards zip through security bonus plan. In addition to the idiot morons being afraid of someone carrying a Koran they'll need to pee their pants at the site of a platinum card too.
2012-07-19 10:02:34 PM
1 votes:
(read article)
(looks at AMEX)

I already have a Sentri pass, and HEY! This would be free. I'm game.
2012-07-19 10:02:27 PM
1 votes:

Nemo's Brother: Yay Obama


So, Obama was in office when all this started? And all this time I thought it was the white guy, Bush, yeah that's him. It was Bush not Obama, I remember distinctly that it was some guy named Bush that started this crap. Him and his buddy Osama. It was Obama that caught Osama that's where your confusion is coming from.
2012-07-19 09:46:34 PM
1 votes:
Or you could strip naked like the dude from Portland.

/my ass is protected speech
2012-07-19 09:42:53 PM
1 votes:
So, american citizens are now automatically presumed to be terrorists until you take an interview and pay up to prove you're apple pie and nascar ?
I remember a time this presumption was granted just by virtue of being born in a 'free' country but I guess times have changed. Men are no longer created equal with unalienable rights, you need to pay a fee and have them assigned to you.
2012-07-19 09:37:34 PM
1 votes:

Nemo's Brother: Yay Obama


This is actually a good point. I like Obama and will vote for him. But if Romney (or Ron Paul, or whoever) came out today and said straight up, "The TSA is an expensive sham and I will totally disband it on my first day in office," I would really start thinking about switching.
2012-07-19 09:29:20 PM
1 votes:
Why bother with that?

I leave everything in my bag, toss it on the belt, and head to the line that looks to be most likely to have the nakedscan take too long so they have to send everyone to the magnetometers anyway.

The TSA doesn't care. I once took a backpack stuffed to the gills with my laptop and about 8 lbs of cheese and 4 lbs of cured meats in plastic containers. They never batted an eye.

Not that large containers of a putty-like substance in large quantities next to materials known to trigger bomb sniffing dogs would be of interest to them. No, they were concerned that my belt might set off the detector.
2012-07-19 09:26:29 PM
1 votes:
I think that's called extortion...
2012-07-19 09:24:39 PM
1 votes:

tjfly: I'm guessing that most Farkers against this are the same ones that want to raise everyone's taxes.


I have no problem with this, but I also think that tax rates are too low.

What the hell does the latter have to do with the former?
2012-07-19 09:11:36 PM
1 votes:
Another slowdown is the infrequent traveler, unfamiliar with security procedures, who arrives wearing knee-high, lace-up boots, and carrying all manner of liquids, sharp objects and other contraband that trigger pat-downs at the checkpoint.

She sounds hawt!
2012-07-19 09:07:08 PM
1 votes:
Yay Obama
2012-07-19 08:31:43 PM
1 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: Although necessary, the 2,300 U.S. airport security lines

I stopped reading right there. Metal detectors? Sure. The rest of it? Pure theatre.


Yup. I guarantee you that TSA is well aware that they're producting performance art.
2012-07-19 06:34:49 PM
1 votes:
I paid. Get your hands off me you goddamn dirty apes.
2012-07-19 06:31:49 PM
1 votes:
TFA: ""But it seems like, especially because of business travelers, early mornings are the most congested at most airports, especially large and regional airports.".. Another slowdown is the infrequent traveler, unfamiliar with security procedures, who arrives wearing knee-high, lace-up boots, and carrying all manner of liquids, sharp objects and other contraband that trigger pat-downs at the checkpoint. Families on vacation are another drag on the process. "If it's the holidays, and families are traveling with little kids, obviously they need more time and are carrying more things," Casanova says."

So.. basically everyone.
 
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