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2012-10-04 03:40:43 AM
Why did he put the cash in one of those bins? I'm assuming the guy did not have five hundred bucks worth of quarters. Just to be clear, I'm in no way defending or apologizing for the TSA. Screw them and anyone dumb enough to think they make us safer.
 
2012-10-04 01:34:49 PM
TSA: Robbing travelers of their dignity and valuables since 2002
 
2012-10-04 01:41:06 PM
Is there anyone without a direct financial stake in the TSA who thinks these fu*king brownshirt sh*tweasels are worth a good god damn?

Fu*k them all, the cocksuckers.
 
2012-10-04 01:42:56 PM
Having been caught at it like eight times now, they finally admit it.

At least they keep the skies safe. Just look at all the terrorists they've stopped.
 
2012-10-04 01:45:00 PM
I like the bill that wants to take away their badges because they are not law enforcement officers.
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2012-10-04 02:02:25 PM
Who would ever have thought that taking people from the lowest rung in the ladder of life, giving them complete power over other people while removing any accountability would have lead to something like this?
 
2012-10-04 02:05:05 PM
The real question is, does this shiat stop once some dipshiat TSA agent gets an "attitude shiv" or does it just get worse?
 
2012-10-04 03:10:07 PM

unlikely: Having been caught at it like eight times now, they finally admit it.

At least they keep the skies safe. Just look at all the terrorists they've stopped.


unlikely, I want to buy your rock.
 
2012-10-04 03:20:37 PM

Diogenes: unlikely: Having been caught at it like eight times now, they finally admit it.

At least they keep the skies safe. Just look at all the terrorists they've stopped.

unlikely, I want to buy your rock.


It's not for sale. It doesn't JUST protect me from Mustafalupagus (the terrorist that only TSA can see). It also protects me from werewolves and vampires.
 
2012-10-04 03:30:13 PM
He put the money in his supervisor's underwear?
 
2012-10-04 03:31:04 PM
That's an expensive lap dance, geez.
 
2012-10-04 03:31:08 PM
C'mon, now...these guys are keeping us all safe. Why, just two weekends ago one of them read my son the riot act for having a balled up foil gum wrapper in the pocket of his shorts that set off the detector. My little boy, being thoroughly intimidated by the shorter "man" in the uniform, looked down at him and simply said, "Seriously"?

I've never been more proud.
 
2012-10-04 03:31:26 PM
Reduce the Deficit......get rid of the TSA
 
2012-10-04 03:31:36 PM
Problem is that TSA workers have a really stressful job, and everyone hates them. Here's a few tips to make their working experience, and your traveling experience, much more enjoyable.
 
2012-10-04 03:31:46 PM
There have been more TSA screeners arrested than terrorists caught or plots foiled.

Yet, some people think it's more important to kill Big Bird versus taking a hard look at this $8 billion a year expense who regularly fails us.
 
2012-10-04 03:32:09 PM
 
2012-10-04 03:32:32 PM
Yet more evidence the US is becoming a third-world country.
 
2012-10-04 03:34:03 PM
Prison Planet!
 
2012-10-04 03:35:35 PM
Fark: man was carrying $500 in cash
 
2012-10-04 03:35:50 PM
When you hire agents who got fired from McDonalds, can you really expect proper behavior and good job performance?
 
2012-10-04 03:35:55 PM
Link

Patrice O'Neal - TSA  (NSFW)
 
2012-10-04 03:36:17 PM

Citrate1007: Reduce the Deficit......get rid of the TSA


have an independent agency do security tests of airports.
when the tester gets through with "illegal" stuff:
1) shut down the airport for 24 hours while it is being thoroughly searched
2) fire the weak link

or stop pretending that it is really security already
 
2012-10-04 03:36:32 PM

cloud_van_dame: Yet more evidence the US is becoming a third-world country.


That would be having really good street food with horrifying repercussions of the bathroom kind, but ok.
 
2012-10-04 03:36:39 PM
That's the second time today I read drawer spelled as draw. Is this a thing?
 
2012-10-04 03:36:45 PM
The man placed $520 in cash in a gray plastic bin before accompanying the TSA agents to the private room. When he returned, the money was gone, with Irwin having hidden it in a TSA supervisor's draw.

You know, I want to believe this article and get outraged, but I don't trust things written by Boston-area retards who don't realize how the everyday words they're using are correctly spelled.
 
2012-10-04 03:37:37 PM
Bad Subby. TSA spank.

/the attitude police, they live inside of my head
 
2012-10-04 03:38:51 PM
Last Sunday I was flying through SFO, and there was a medium sized security line, about 20 minutes in total, and a guy opted out. The TSA brat sighed and snapped out "Male assist" and the man went to the side. The next guy said "so..if you opt out, you just get an extra pat down?" and she responded "Yeah, but you might have to wait a really long time." with a disgusted look on her face.

Bemused, because I never, ever go through the naked cancer machine, I waited till it was my turn and opted out, and she sighed and made a big deal of calling out "Female assist" and gave me a dirty look.

I asked her if she knew how dangerous the machines were, and she started to respond and I cut her off and said "No one does".

The lady who gave me my free molestation was perfectly pleasant and professional, as always. They put the real idiots at the front.
 
2012-10-04 03:39:19 PM

SweetSaws: Fark: man was carrying $500 in cash


TotalFark: when people travel, particularly out of the country, smart ones get cash from their local bank where the exchange rate is better, rather than relying on foreign ATMs or airport kiosks.
 
2012-10-04 03:40:38 PM

offacue: That's the second time today I read drawer spelled as draw. Is this a thing?


It's a Jersey thing.
 
2012-10-04 03:43:18 PM
Thankss Obama for your HUGE government expansion that is the TSA...this would never happen if small governement boot strappy republicans were in charge!

/what? If Rmoney can lie so can I
 
2012-10-04 03:43:43 PM
I have a relative who worked for the TSA a while ago, claims that this kinda thing happened a lot more often than you'd think. I think his anecdote went something like, "I knew a dude who would quickly pull bills out of wallets unattended for even a few seconds in those little trays, and then quietly brag about how many $20's he got at the end of his shift."

/CSB
 
2012-10-04 03:43:46 PM
And people are bound to say this is better because 9/11 and terrorism and OMFG PANIC RIOTS IN THE STREETS right?
 
2012-10-04 03:44:21 PM

LessO2: There have been more TSA screeners arrested than terrorists caught or plots foiled.

Yet, some people think it's more important to kill Big Bird versus taking a hard look at this $8 billion a year expense who regularly fails us.


So much THIS. As many have said before in TSA threads, it's highly unlikely that terrorists are going to be able to take over a US flight ever again. Post-9/11 attempts have been met with extreme force by airline passengers and the would-be hijacker/bomber has been sucessfully foiled. Given this information, I believe that we should go back to pre-9/11 screening methods and ditch the TSA.

/It would be easier to blow up people in the security line now than to try to blow them up on the plane
 
2012-10-04 03:45:51 PM

what_now: Last Sunday I was flying through SFO, and there was a medium sized security line, about 20 minutes in total, and a guy opted out. The TSA brat sighed and snapped out "Male assist" and the man went to the side. The next guy said "so..if you opt out, you just get an extra pat down?" and she responded "Yeah, but you might have to wait a really long time." with a disgusted look on her face.

Bemused, because I never, ever go through the naked cancer machine, I waited till it was my turn and opted out, and she sighed and made a big deal of calling out "Female assist" and gave me a dirty look.

I asked her if she knew how dangerous the machines were, and she started to respond and I cut her off and said "No one does".

The lady who gave me my free molestation was perfectly pleasant and professional, as always. They put the real idiots at the front.


I always opt out of the free cancer dosage too, for the EXACT same reason you mentioned. There are stories about how TSA drones bypass safety features on the baggage x-ray machines because they aren't properly maintained. I can't imagine they take care of the (not approved by the FDA) RAPEiscan machines.

Lucked out traveling from DFW to ORD though, since I had to help my little kids through the metal detector. No RAPEiscan screening and no Freedom Fondle(TM) either.
 
2012-10-04 03:46:33 PM
Is there a source for this that didn't come from an Alex Jones website?
 
2012-10-04 03:47:49 PM

Pud: Who would ever have thought that taking people from the lowest rung in the ladder of life, giving them complete power over other people while removing any accountability would have lead to something like this?


Well there was the Stanford Prison Experiment which might have been used as a model for the TSA.
 
2012-10-04 03:47:50 PM
I hope that some day soon we look back on the whole TSA thing, like we do on bloodletting, and say "what the fark were they thinking?"
 
2012-10-04 03:49:28 PM
I'd really appreciate it if there were a way that all people who encounter the TSA would be allowed to submit an evaluation form to an independent, non-profit organization so that they could lobby in Washington, D.C. for a better solution. There are no real checks and balances for these TSA uniformed apes.

Abuse of authority... how does that happen? Unpossible.
 
2012-10-04 03:49:48 PM

Pud: Who would ever have thought that taking people from the lowest rung in the ladder of life, giving them complete power over other people while removing any accountability would have lead to something like this?


But enough about Congress.
 
2012-10-04 03:49:49 PM
I'm sort of glad that my wife hates the thought of flying, so at least for now, I'm not going to have to deal with any of those lying theiving pricks.......yet....

Never know when they'll be at rest areas, and stops along the interstate..
 
2012-10-04 03:50:08 PM

zarberg: I have a relative who worked for the TSA a while ago, claims that this kinda thing happened a lot more often than you'd think. I think his anecdote went something like, "I knew a dude who would quickly pull bills out of wallets unattended for even a few seconds in those little trays, and then quietly brag about how many $20's he got at the end of his shift."

/CSB


For this reason, I'll toss my wallet in my laptop bag, or my shoes (behind my handkerchief and anything else I can wad in there).

You want to steal stuff from my wallet... work for it you lazy bum!
 
2012-10-04 03:51:23 PM

zarberg: I have a relative who worked for the TSA a while ago, claims that this kinda thing happened a lot more often than you'd think. I think his anecdote went something like, "I knew a dude who would quickly pull bills out of wallets unattended for even a few seconds in those little trays, and then quietly brag about how many $20's he got at the end of his shift."

/CSB


I actually caught a biatch TSA agent lifting my iPod from out of my purse in the bin. I called her on it AS SHE WAS HOLDING IT and she gives me some spiel about "making sure it wasn't fake and hiding anything" and then put it back in the bin.

I wanted to punch her.

I would have talked to her boss but I was late since the security line was so long. I think they do that in purpose because people are in a hurry.
 
2012-10-04 03:51:27 PM

offacue: That's the second time today I read drawer spelled as draw. Is this a thing?


The problem with people using "spellcheck" instead of proofreading.
"DERP. Everything is spelt correctly, therefore, there is no need to actually re-read what I wrote. DERP!!"
 
2012-10-04 03:51:53 PM
After first denying to police that he had stolen the money, Irwin later admitted he had put the cash in his locker as a form of punishment in retaliation for the man complaining over his treatment. Prison Planet

FACTS & FIGURES

Last month, a TSA screener admitted to a woman traveling through Houston Airport that she was prevented from boarding her flight for retaliatory reasons as punishment for a bad attitude rather than any genuine security threat, after the woman refused to allow TSA agents to test her drink for explosives.
Prison Planet

The TSA, in October 2010, directed the use of the scanners, sometimes known as advanced imaging technology, which some critics fear could emit too much radiation. Reuters

In addition, the TSA authorized enhanced pat-downs, which could include the touching of genitals, buttocks and breasts, for passengers unwilling to go through the scanners. Passengers who rejected both procedures would not be allowed to fly. Reuters

Critics maintain the scanners, which use radiation to peer through clothes, are threats to Americans' privacy and health. wired.com

The effectiveness of pat-downs does not matter very much, because the obvious goal of the TSA is to make the pat-down embarrassing enough for the average passenger that the vast majority of people will choose high-tech humiliation. The Atlantic 

What kind of joke-ass SEO, link-bait, and/or content aggregator spam malarkey is going on here?
 
2012-10-04 03:52:24 PM

metallion: I'm sort of glad that my wife hates the thought of flying, so at least for now, I'm not going to have to deal with any of those lying theiving pricks.......yet....

Never know when they'll be at rest areas, and stops along the interstate..


I bet there are quite a few at the rest areas when off duty... you know, what with all that wide-stance foot tapping thing they do...
 
2012-10-04 03:52:45 PM

Pud: Who would ever have thought that taking people from the lowest rung in the ladder of life, giving them complete power over other people while removing any accountability would have lead to something like this?


www.usag.livorno.army.mil

Are we still talking about TSA, or have we moved on to what happens if you give a PFC a badge and a gun?

MP: SGT, are you aware you were speeding?
Me: Really? I was doing 2 miles over the speed limit. In a 45 mph zone. So?
MP: Please step out of the car.

CSB 2:
Eglin AFB. I was driving from Niceville to Fort Walton. Decided to cut across the base instead of going around. (National Guard at the time). I was probably doing 43 in a 35 zone in the city. I came up on a military owned van full of MPs. They started following me. I figured they were probably in a hurry too. Slowed down to speed limit as I approached the base property. The second my wheels passed the guard gate, the light come on.
MP: You know you where speeding?
Me: Yeah, I know.
MP: You where doing 5 over
Me: Actualy it was 8. So what?
MP: You know how I know you were speeding? (smugly) I followed you and paced your car
Me: Yes. I know. I saw you. Again, so what?
MP: You're not allowed to speed in the city.
Me: I know. Are you gonna get to the point any time soon?
MP: We have joint jurisdiction with the city. We can pull over any military, anywhere.
Me: Oh, I'm sure.
MP: You know how I knew you were military? (smugly) You had an out of state license plate, short hair, and you drove on the base
Me: That is truely some outstanding reasoning skills you've got there. They're going to promote you to detective soon, right?
MP: You might have this fast little Mustang, but it won't be going anywhere when you lose your base driving privileges.
Me: Over 1 traffic violation out in the city? Seems harsh, but whatever. You gonna give me an 'off base ticket' or whatever so I go about my way?
MP: I tell you what. I'm gonna let you go. Normaly I would give you a ticket, but we're all real tired, and just want to get off shift. But you better not let me catch you speeding again, or you're not driving on base anymore.
Me: Sure thing, Sparky. I'll be real careful.
MP to van full of MPs (which I can only imagine he said since I finaly got to leave): Hey guys! I really had that sergeant scared! I bet he'll be scared to ever go over the speed limit again!
 
2012-10-04 03:53:43 PM

semiotix: After first denying to police that he had stolen the money, Irwin later admitted he had put the cash in his locker as a form of punishment in retaliation for the man complaining over his treatment. Prison Planet

FACTS & FIGURES

Last month, a TSA screener admitted to a woman traveling through Houston Airport that she was prevented from boarding her flight for retaliatory reasons as punishment for a bad attitude rather than any genuine security threat, after the woman refused to allow TSA agents to test her drink for explosives. Prison Planet

The TSA, in October 2010, directed the use of the scanners, sometimes known as advanced imaging technology, which some critics fear could emit too much radiation. Reuters

In addition, the TSA authorized enhanced pat-downs, which could include the touching of genitals, buttocks and breasts, for passengers unwilling to go through the scanners. Passengers who rejected both procedures would not be allowed to fly. Reuters

Critics maintain the scanners, which use radiation to peer through clothes, are threats to Americans' privacy and health. wired.com

The effectiveness of pat-downs does not matter very much, because the obvious goal of the TSA is to make the pat-down embarrassing enough for the average passenger that the vast majority of people will choose high-tech humiliation. The Atlantic 

What kind of joke-ass SEO, link-bait, and/or content aggregator spam malarkey is going on here?


"The Atlantic" is going to be a new inside joke, like The Aristocrats, now.
 
2012-10-04 03:53:51 PM
Sesame Street: Made possible by a grant from the Ford Foundation.

TSA: Made possible by a small government GOP President.
 
2012-10-04 03:54:10 PM

TacoBeelzebub:
/It would be easier to blow up people in the security line now than to try to blow them up on the plane


Oh great. Now we're going to have to have a line before the line.

And truthfully, I couldn't agree with you more. Terrorists have moved on from planes. They'll hit a mall or some sporting event where there are large groups of people hanging around. TSA is worthless.
 
2012-10-04 03:55:39 PM

Spanky_McFarksalot: Thankss Obama for your HUGE government expansion that is the TSA...this would never happen if small governement boot strappy republicans were in charge!

/what? If Rmoney can lie so can I


Yep. It's absolutely Bush's fault that 4 years later nothing has been done about the TSA.
 
2012-10-04 03:56:21 PM

LarryDan43: Pud: Who would ever have thought that taking people from the lowest rung in the ladder of life, giving them complete power over other people while removing any accountability would have lead to something like this?

But enough about Congress.


Congress is for people who can't pass the TSA written exam.
 
2012-10-04 03:57:28 PM

Carousel Beast: Spanky_McFarksalot: Thankss Obama for your HUGE government expansion that is the TSA...this would never happen if small governement boot strappy republicans were in charge!

/what? If Rmoney can lie so can I

Yep. It's absolutely Bush's fault that 4 years later nothing has been done about the TSA.


So you're saying the Republican house would have welcomed an Obama administration proposal to abolish the TSA with open arms?
 
2012-10-04 03:59:01 PM

MythDragon: Pud: Who would ever have thought that taking people from the lowest rung in the ladder of life, giving them complete power over other people while removing any accountability would have lead to something like this?

[www.usag.livorno.army.mil image 600x420]

Are we still talking about TSA, or have we moved on to what happens if you give a PFC a badge and a gun?.


For a moment, I read PFC but my brain interpreted it as PMC.
 
2012-10-04 03:59:05 PM

zarberg: Carousel Beast: Spanky_McFarksalot: Thankss Obama for your HUGE government expansion that is the TSA...this would never happen if small governement boot strappy republicans were in charge!

/what? If Rmoney can lie so can I

Yep. It's absolutely Bush's fault that 4 years later nothing has been done about the TSA.

So you're saying the Republican house would have welcomed an Obama administration proposal to abolish the TSA with open arms?


The Republicans voted against Obamacare and it still got passed. Have a point?
 
2012-10-04 03:59:32 PM

zarberg: Carousel Beast: Spanky_McFarksalot: Thankss Obama for your HUGE government expansion that is the TSA...this would never happen if small governement boot strappy republicans were in charge!

/what? If Rmoney can lie so can I

Yep. It's absolutely Bush's fault that 4 years later nothing has been done about the TSA.

So you're saying the Republican house would have welcomed an Obama administration proposal to abolish the TSA with open arms?


Romney promised to get rid of Big Bird to hire more TSA
 
2012-10-04 04:00:24 PM
Who watches TSA employees in secure areas in airports? Other TSA employees? Lawmakers should travel incognito and without special privileges through US airports. How can people who do not get TSA'd pass laws when they don't get the benefits of either a high dose of radiation or an intrusive patdown.
 
2012-10-04 04:00:31 PM
Okay, being Fark we can all agree that the TSA front liners are a bunch of idiots in general, but did nobody notice they were reading a PressTV article, as in the propaganda mouthpiece of the Iranian mullahs?

Excuse me if I treat their stories with even less credibility than WND or a PrisonPlanet post.

Does anyone have a reputable source for the actual story that doesn't need to be taken with a bag of rock salt? Thanks in advance...
 
2012-10-04 04:02:00 PM

vento: zarberg: Carousel Beast: Spanky_McFarksalot: Thankss Obama for your HUGE government expansion that is the TSA...this would never happen if small governement boot strappy republicans were in charge!

/what? If Rmoney can lie so can I

Yep. It's absolutely Bush's fault that 4 years later nothing has been done about the TSA.

So you're saying the Republican house would have welcomed an Obama administration proposal to abolish the TSA with open arms?

The Republicans voted against Obamacare and it still got passed. Have a point?


Awwww, it's so cute that some people who post on the Internet don't know the definition of the word "majority"

But you go back to being angry and confused Internet man, I suppose it's more endearing than anything else you can come up with.
 
2012-10-04 04:03:27 PM

CygnusDarius: Here's a few tips to make their working experience, and your traveling experience, much more enjoyable.


Couldn't take more than a minute of it. The camera jumping in and out like that is farking annoying. Add that to the typical Youtube a-cut-every-1.5-seconds presentation and whatever message/humor he had to deliver was lost on me.
 
2012-10-04 04:05:10 PM

MythDragon: Are we still talking about TSA, or have we moved on to what happens if you give a PFC a badge and a gun?

[various stories about how MythDragon told Johnny Law what was what]


What you're attempting to do here is simultaneously threadjack, tell a story about how cops are dicks, and let on as to how you were Mr. Cool Ice the whole way through and not in any way still fuming about it however many years after the fact.

That's an incredibly high degree of difficulty. They won't even let you try it in tournaments, just exhibition events. No offense, guy, but you're not there yet.
 
2012-10-04 04:05:14 PM

Seraphym: Does anyone have a reputable source for the actual story that doesn't need to be taken with a bag of rock salt? Thanks in advance...


Sure thing.
 
wee [TotalFark]
2012-10-04 04:05:32 PM

meathome: For this reason, I'll toss my wallet in my laptop bag, or my shoes (behind my handkerchief and anything else I can wad in there).


I don't keep money in my wallet, and just leave it in my pocket. If they want to find it, so be it.
 
2012-10-04 04:06:02 PM

zarberg: Carousel Beast: Spanky_McFarksalot: Thankss Obama for your HUGE government expansion that is the TSA...this would never happen if small governement boot strappy republicans were in charge!

/what? If Rmoney can lie so can I

Yep. It's absolutely Bush's fault that 4 years later nothing has been done about the TSA.

So you're saying the Republican house would have welcomed an Obama administration proposal to abolish the TSA with open arms?


You seem to suggest that Obama cares about civil liberties enough to want to abolish the TSA. He has been the worst President to date on civil liberties. So much so that his interpretations of laws on the books are unknown. He loves his secrecy regime and hides behind it at every chance.

I think Obama very much likes the TSA, It isn't like he has to go through their gates.
 
2012-10-04 04:06:36 PM

semiotix: What kind of joke-ass SEO, link-bait, and/or content aggregator spam malarkey is going on here?


They're called "sources." They just neglected to add the links.

Google any one of them, such as the wired.com quote, and you'll see that they are direct quotes from the sources being cited.
 
2012-10-04 04:07:05 PM
Well, you farking pussies, I hope you are enjoying the pussification of your nation.
You're covered in security bukaki and can't stand up for your hard won and very own rights.
You lost, America.
And this is what you get.
You get uneducated thieves in polyester uniforms groping your junk and stealing your shait.
Not even white color crime.
You asked for it by not saying What thte FARK the first time it was suggested and now that you've had a taste, they are going to ram it up your asses for the rest of your lives.
Farking pussies.
Enjoy your flight.
 
2012-10-04 04:08:52 PM
It looks like working for the TSA is the dream job of rent-a-cops and police academy failures everywhere.. You get to wear a badge
You get to exert your authority, as much as you like
You get to frisk anyone your little heart desires
you get to intimidate kids and old people
You get to steal whatever you want, whenever you want, and unless you're caught red handed, Ol' Janet will cover your ass 100%..

//come to think of it, joining the TSA part time might be a great hobby job after retirement..
 
2012-10-04 04:10:55 PM
For lots of stupid reasons - I once ended up flying with 9k in cash stuffed in my bag.

I kid you not - but a TSA agent (after the security checkpoint, at the boarding gate) said he was going to be doing random searches as we boarded the plane. Some of us were asked to step aside and let them check our carry-on bags (again).

I'm also not joking when I say I got pulled aside. I was totally expecting to be detained and questioned or something; but oddly enough, the money tucked in my bag, rolled up in a pair of jeans, went undetected.

It took my about an hour after boarding the plane to go 'OH CRAP! DID THEY TAKE MY MONEY!?!??!'
But they hadn't!
 
2012-10-04 04:12:28 PM
I also have never gone through the scanner, always opting out. I like to wear loose pants, so when I take the belt off, the moment they start pawing at my pants, they fall down. Always gets a laugh...

/then waves hand, "these aren't the 'nads you're looking for..."
//don't know what I'll do next time I go to Britain. They don't let you opt out. farkin' Nanny State
 
2012-10-04 04:13:21 PM

zarberg: vento: zarberg: Carousel Beast: Spanky_McFarksalot: Thankss Obama for your HUGE government expansion that is the TSA...this would never happen if small governement boot strappy republicans were in charge!

/what? If Rmoney can lie so can I

Yep. It's absolutely Bush's fault that 4 years later nothing has been done about the TSA.

So you're saying the Republican house would have welcomed an Obama administration proposal to abolish the TSA with open arms?

The Republicans voted against Obamacare and it still got passed. Have a point?

Awwww, it's so cute that some people who post on the Internet don't know the definition of the word "majority"

But you go back to being angry and confused Internet man, I suppose it's more endearing than anything else you can come up with.


I'm not angry and I'm not confused. Where in your post did you say the word "majority"? You said "Republicans" and I pointed out a fact.
 
2012-10-04 04:13:51 PM
TSA MUST DIE!/big>b>

I just do not understand how the asshats that force TSA on the population remain behind the scenes.
Media needs to out the sociopaths.
This Security Comedy is devloving into the worst sort of "lesson in respect for authority".
You allow idiot shills like Chertoff to mock any resemblance to integrity.
You morons are completely destroying any remaining respect for authority the population may still cling to.
Or,,, Is that your "actual" agenda for the 47s?

TSA MUST DIE!/big>b>
 
2012-10-04 04:14:39 PM

TacoBeelzebub: /It would be easier to blow up people in the security line now than to try to blow them up on the plane


I have wondered about this. The effect would be similar, a bunch of people killed, many wounded. The whole damned (presumably major) airport would close for a day doing lots of hassle, and you wouldn't have to smuggle a GOTdamned thing. Just roll up 300 lbs of explosives on one of those rolling carts.
 
2012-10-04 04:14:59 PM
sorry 'bout that hyml fail
 
2012-10-04 04:17:22 PM

CygnusDarius:
For a moment, I read PFC but my brain interpreted it as PMC.


That too.

semiotix: That's an incredibly high degree of difficulty. They won't even let you try it in tournaments, just exhibition events. No offense, guy, but you're not there yet.


It's better to try and fail than to never try and wonder what could have been.
 
2012-10-04 04:20:46 PM
Permit me to reiterate.
If you fly, you are not a loyal American.
You are a pussy.
Not all of us fly.
NOT all of Americans are pussies.
 
2012-10-04 04:23:11 PM

semiotix: [various stories about how MythDragon told Johnny Law what was what]

What you're attempting to do here is simultaneously threadjack, tell a story about how cops are dicks, and let on as to how you were Mr. Cool Ice the whole way through and not in any way still fuming about it however many years after the fact.

That's an incredibly high degree of difficulty. They won't even let you try it in tournaments, just exhibition events. No offense, guy, but you're not there yet.



Nice...
 
2012-10-04 04:24:35 PM

TacoBeelzebub: LessO2: There have been more TSA screeners arrested than terrorists caught or plots foiled.

Yet, some people think it's more important to kill Big Bird versus taking a hard look at this $8 billion a year expense who regularly fails us.

So much THIS. As many have said before in TSA threads, it's highly unlikely that terrorists are going to be able to take over a US flight ever again. Post-9/11 attempts have been met with extreme force by airline passengers and the would-be hijacker/bomber has been sucessfully foiled. Given this information, I believe that we should go back to pre-9/11 screening methods and ditch the TSA.

/It would be easier to blow up people in the security line now than to try to blow them up on the plane


Question (serious question, actually): of all the airports in all the world with much less onerous security than ours - how many terrorists have succeeded in their dastardly plots?
 
2012-10-04 04:26:02 PM

MythDragon: Pud: Who would ever have thought that taking people from the lowest rung in the ladder of life, giving them complete power over other people while removing any accountability would have lead to something like this?

[www.usag.livorno.army.mil image 600x420]

Are we still talking about TSA, or have we moved on to what happens if you give a PFC a badge and a gun?

MP: SGT, are you aware you were speeding?
Me: Really? I was doing 2 miles over the speed limit. In a 45 mph zone. So?
MP: Please step out of the car.

CSB 2:
Eglin AFB. I was driving from Niceville to Fort Walton. Decided to cut across the base instead of going around. (National Guard at the time). I was probably doing 43 in a 35 zone in the city. I came up on a military owned van full of MPs. They started following me. I figured they were probably in a hurry too. Slowed down to speed limit as I approached the base property. The second my wheels passed the guard gate, the light come on.
MP: You know you where speeding?
Me: Yeah, I know.
MP: You where doing 5 over
Me: Actualy it was 8. So what?
MP: You know how I know you were speeding? (smugly) I followed you and paced your car
Me: Yes. I know. I saw you. Again, so what?
MP: You're not allowed to speed in the city.
Me: I know. Are you gonna get to the point any time soon?
MP: We have joint jurisdiction with the city. We can pull over any military, anywhere.
Me: Oh, I'm sure.
MP: You know how I knew you were military? (smugly) You had an out of state license plate, short hair, and you drove on the base
Me: That is truely some outstanding reasoning skills you've got there. They're going to promote you to detective soon, right?
MP: You might have this fast little Mustang, but it won't be going anywhere when you lose your base driving privileges.
Me: Over 1 traffic violation out in the city? Seems harsh, but whatever. You gonna give me an 'off base ticket' or whatever so I go about my way?
MP: I tell you what. I'm gonna let you go. Normaly I would give you a tic ...


CSB, my ass.

So you were speeding, you got busted and you had to be an arrogant cock about it? And, an Army PFC MP is comparable to a TSA farktard?
Way to go you badass ARNG you really showed him!

/Way to go giving the NG a bad name, you douchebag.
 
2012-10-04 04:26:23 PM

vudukungfu: Permit me to reiterate.
If you fly, you are not a loyal American.
You are a pussy.
Not all of us fly.
NOT all of Americans are pussies.


Oh give it a rest, dude. Obvious troll is obvious. Some of us live two thousand miles from our parents and can only get a few days off work at a time. We deal with it because we have to.
 
2012-10-04 04:27:05 PM
eat beans berfore flight opt out of cancer machine.

poke away motherfarkers

//
 
2012-10-04 04:27:05 PM

Frothy Panties: So you were speeding, you got busted and you had to be an arrogant cock about it?


In the re-telling, sure, which isn't at all embellished in any way.
 
2012-10-04 04:27:14 PM

miniflea: Why did he put the cash in one of those bins? I'm assuming the guy did not have five hundred bucks worth of quarters. Just to be clear, I'm in no way defending or apologizing for the TSA. Screw them and anyone dumb enough to think they make us safer.


Well they tell you to remove everything from your pockets now, even if its paper or whatever. I was stopped the first time I tried to take a roll of Vegas money though in my pocket.
 
2012-10-04 04:31:03 PM

shoegaze99: Frothy Panties: So you were speeding, you got busted and you had to be an arrogant cock about it?

In the re-telling, sure, which isn't at all embellished in any way.


In reality, he had to change his underwear afterwards.
 
2012-10-04 04:31:32 PM

ExtremeHobo: I was stopped the first time I tried to take a roll of Vegas money though in my pocket.


Of course you were. Picking pockets takes talent and hard work. How's a TSA employee supposed to steal something if you keep it in your pocket?
 
2012-10-04 04:32:38 PM
"You can't professionalize unless you federalize," agreed Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D.

In a 100-0 vote, the Senate passed a security bill that would put all 28,000 screeners and other airport security personnel on the federal payroll.


and

Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga., suggests starting "with a fresh outlook here, giving the system a chance to work ... We need the domestic equivalent of the Customs Service."




link

/// cant wait till my doctor is run by the same terrorists that run TSA
 
2012-10-04 04:34:34 PM
I don't know what they get paid now, but in 2005 at Dulkles International Airport, one of the busiest in the country, TSA Screeners started at $10.00 per hour. Yup, $20,000 a year in Northern Virginia. And people wonder why they hire morons. You get what you pay for.
 
2012-10-04 04:34:35 PM
I see vudukungfu is off his meds again.
 
2012-10-04 04:34:54 PM
Fark the TSA. Seriously.

Some of the biggest retards, imbeciles, and low-expectation having morons I know work for them; take their job FAR TOO seriously. This is what happens when you give high school flunkies jobs with a little bit of power.

Sorry if I'm projecting a little bit, but I have the unpleasant honor of getting to work with most of these idiots on a daily basis. And while there are a few good/ nice ones in the bunch that I enjoy working with, on the whole...no thank you.
 
2012-10-04 04:35:28 PM
Dulles, damnit.
 
2012-10-04 04:36:29 PM

zarberg: I have a relative who worked for the TSA a while ago, claims that this kinda thing happened a lot more often than you'd think.


I think it happens very often, so no it doesnt happen more than I'd think.
 
2012-10-04 04:36:34 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

"I told them Republicans are for SMALL government... heh heh heh..."
 
2012-10-04 04:37:57 PM

Pud: Who would ever have thought that taking people from the lowest rung in the ladder of life, giving them complete power over other people while removing any accountability would have lead to something like this?


It's affirmative action for the otherwise unemployable.
 
2012-10-04 04:40:36 PM
>We deal with it because we have to.



No. You let it happen.
You don't deal with it at all.
You just let them take your first and fourth amendment rights because you cannot stand up and say no.
My family is all over the planet.
They know why I don't fly.
It's a matter of principle.
Pussys don't have principles.
 
2012-10-04 04:40:52 PM

special20: offacue: That's the second time today I read drawer spelled as draw. Is this a thing?

It's a Jersey New England thing.


Having lived in Jersey half my life, you're wrong.

// knew a girl who thought a rolling storage unit was actually called a "draw", and that "drawer" was a synonym for "artist"
// not nearly hot enough to fantasize about, so I hope she's got a great sense of humor, and can hold her breath for a while...
 
2012-10-04 04:41:15 PM

what_now: Last Sunday I was flying through SFO, and there was a medium sized security line, about 20 minutes in total, and a guy opted out. The TSA brat sighed and snapped out "Male assist" and the man went to the side. The next guy said "so..if you opt out, you just get an extra pat down?" and she responded "Yeah, but you might have to wait a really long time." with a disgusted look on her face.

Bemused, because I never, ever go through the naked cancer machine, I waited till it was my turn and opted out, and she sighed and made a big deal of calling out "Female assist" and gave me a dirty look.

I asked her if she knew how dangerous the machines were, and she started to respond and I cut her off and said "No one does".

The lady who gave me my free molestation was perfectly pleasant and professional, as always. They put the real idiots at the front.


b-b-b-but i've been assured that my tinfoil hat is too snug for thinking that our illustrious government would do anything that may put the population at risk.

those machines don't spew toxic radiation, they shoot happy beams & freedoms

duh
 
2012-10-04 04:44:10 PM
Fu*k the TSA, and anyone who supports it.
 
2012-10-04 04:44:34 PM
But but but ....they have blue shirts....WITH real epaulets...and a shiny gold badge. We MUST show them respect.

Did I mention they have epaulets? If that doesn't scream authority and competence, then nothing does
 
2012-10-04 04:45:06 PM

Calmamity: Is there anyone without a direct financial stake in the TSA who thinks these fu*king brownshirt sh*tweasels are worth a good god damn?

Fu*k them all, the cocksuckers.


I like you AND your attitude. Keep up the good work.
 
2012-10-04 04:45:38 PM

Frothy Panties: MythDragon:
CSB, my ass.

So you were speeding, you got busted and you had to be an arrogant cock about it? And, an Army PFC MP is comparable to a TSA farktard?
Way to go you badass ARNG you really showed him!

/Way to go giving the NG a bad name, you douchebag.


Wow, you're a sensitive little coont. Daddy beat you too much? Mommy not love you enough?
 
2012-10-04 04:46:37 PM
I've never seen a TSA employee who wasn't fat uneducated ghetto trash / white trash.
 
2012-10-04 04:50:23 PM

OnlyM3: /// cant wait till my doctor is run by the same terrorists that run TSA


Then you may be waiting a long time...

/unless you get medical care through a VA hospital
 
2012-10-04 04:51:07 PM
I am actually in SHOCK that the police even took a report, let alone investigated it or "found out" anything...

What's this world coming to when you can't trust in the police to be dishonest?!? (yeah, let your noggin` wrap around that a few times)
 
2012-10-04 04:51:56 PM

inner ted: what_now: Last Sunday I was flying through SFO, and there was a medium sized security line, about 20 minutes in total, and a guy opted out. The TSA brat sighed and snapped out "Male assist" and the man went to the side. The next guy said "so..if you opt out, you just get an extra pat down?" and she responded "Yeah, but you might have to wait a really long time." with a disgusted look on her face.

Bemused, because I never, ever go through the naked cancer machine, I waited till it was my turn and opted out, and she sighed and made a big deal of calling out "Female assist" and gave me a dirty look.

I asked her if she knew how dangerous the machines were, and she started to respond and I cut her off and said "No one does".

The lady who gave me my free molestation was perfectly pleasant and professional, as always. They put the real idiots at the front.

b-b-b-but i've been assured that my tinfoil hat is too snug for thinking that our illustrious government would do anything that may put the population at risk.

those machines don't spew toxic radiation, they shoot happy beams & freedoms

duh


No, they spew cash -- right into the pockets of whomever owns/rents the relevant senators.
 
2012-10-04 04:52:12 PM

vudukungfu: No. You let it happen.
You don't deal with it at all.
You just let them take your first and fourth amendment rights because you cannot stand up and say no.
My family is all over the planet.
They know why I don't fly.
It's a matter of principle.
Pussys don't have principles.


Show us on the doll where the bad man touched you...
 
2012-10-04 04:55:29 PM
we just need to barrow japans simo wrestlers and have em refuse the scanner tsa will quite when the boss goes "their could be explosives in his ass crack.
 
2012-10-04 04:56:01 PM

JohnCarter: But but but ....they have blue shirts....WITH real epaulets...and a shiny gold badge. We MUST show them respect.

Did I mention they have epaulets? If that doesn't scream authority and competence, then nothing does


Had 4 of them, not one of them under 300 lbs, insist that my wife get out of her wheelchair and hobble through the screening device, then take off her shoes (which takes about 5 minutes) so they could take cursory swipe over her feet.

Not one of them offered any assistance. They sat there in their chairs talking about the $1.99 4000 calorie breakfasts they'd scored that morning.

Jus' followin' pro-see-juhs I guess, but when you give someone power without the ability or wherewithal to use some discretion, no good can come of it.
 
2012-10-04 04:58:37 PM

OnlyM3: cant wait till my doctor is run by the same terrorists that run TSA


At least the TSA just makes you walk through a detector.

Not only did my doctor make me take off my pants, he also suck his finger up my butt to check my prostate.

Now why my eye doctor did all this, wasn't exactly clear.
 
2012-10-04 04:59:00 PM

I want your skull: Is there a source for this that didn't come from an Alex Jones website?


Yes. You are online. I assume you know how to use a search engine. Are you lazy or just willfully ignorant and in need of attention? The truth is the truth no matter the source.
 
2012-10-04 04:59:11 PM

Frothy Panties: CSB, my ass.

So you were speeding, you got busted and you had to be an arrogant cock about it? And, an Army PFC MP is comparable to a TSA farktard?
Way to go you badass ARNG you really showed him!


Okay, the first one was a dick for pulling me over for 2mph over the speed limit. Really? 2 mph?

The second was a dick because he had no authority to pull me over in town (or he would have done it) and wanted to be Mr Cool MP and fark with me on the base, where I *wasn't* speeding.

So yeah, I was being a dick to someone who was being a dick to me. I get tagged doing 15 over on the hiway, I am polite and accept the ticket since I was clearly in the wrong.

Who lit the fuze on your tampon?
 
2012-10-04 05:02:11 PM
Don't worry TSA agents, when the Zombie Apocalypse™ comes and you're bitten I'll be blowing your heads off for potentially becoming a zombie, not in retaliation.

*snert*
 
2012-10-04 05:03:06 PM

Dr Dreidel: special20: offacue: That's the second time today I read drawer spelled as draw. Is this a thing?

It's a Jersey New England Massachusetts thing.

Having lived in Jersey half my life, you're wrong.

// knew a girl who thought a rolling storage unit was actually called a "draw", and that "drawer" was a synonym for "artist"
// not nearly hot enough to fantasize about, so I hope she's got a great sense of humor, and can hold her breath for a while...


I live in Connecticut. Massachusetts (and to a lesser extent Rhode Island and New Hampshire) have the funky "New England" accents.
 
2012-10-04 05:04:21 PM
MBooda
2012-10-04 03:37:37 PM
Bad Subby. TSA spank.

/the attitude police, they live inside of my head

Second time in two days I read one of your posts and clicked the profile to see who you were.

/I live in the place that spawned the Cheap Trick. I have a pesonal hatred for R Nielson. (That Bastard)
 
2012-10-04 05:05:26 PM

MythDragon: Pud: Who would ever have thought that taking people from the lowest rung in the ladder of life, giving them complete power over other people while removing any accountability would have lead to something like this?

[www.usag.livorno.army.mil image 600x420]

Are we still talking about TSA, or have we moved on to what happens if you give a PFC a badge and a gun?

MP: SGT, are you aware you were speeding?
Me: Really? I was doing 2 miles over the speed limit. In a 45 mph zone. So?
MP: Please step out of the car.

CSB 2:
Eglin AFB. I was driving from Niceville to Fort Walton. Decided to cut across the base instead of going around. (National Guard at the time). I was probably doing 43 in a 35 zone in the city. I came up on a military owned van full of MPs. They started following me. I figured they were probably in a hurry too. Slowed down to speed limit as I approached the base property. The second my wheels passed the guard gate, the light come on.
MP: You know you where speeding?
Me: Yeah, I know.
MP: You where doing 5 over
Me: Actualy it was 8. So what?
MP: You know how I know you were speeding? (smugly) I followed you and paced your car
Me: Yes. I know. I saw you. Again, so what?
MP: You're not allowed to speed in the city.
Me: I know. Are you gonna get to the point any time soon?
MP: We have joint jurisdiction with the city. We can pull over any military, anywhere.
Me: Oh, I'm sure.
MP: You know how I knew you were military? (smugly) You had an out of state license plate, short hair, and you drove on the base
Me: That is truely some outstanding reasoning skills you've got there. They're going to promote you to detective soon, right?
MP: You might have this fast little Mustang, but it won't be going anywhere when you lose your base driving privileges.
Me: Over 1 traffic violation out in the city? Seems harsh, but whatever. You gonna give me an 'off base ticket' or whatever so I go about my way?
MP: I tell you what. I'm gonna let you go. Normaly I would give you a tic ...


It's weird. I don't know you from Adam and to the best of my knowledge I've never met you or otherwise come in to contact with you but if I were asked I'd have to say you seem like a douche bag.
 
2012-10-04 05:06:46 PM

mark12A: I also have never gone through the scanner, always opting out. I like to wear loose pants, so when I take the belt off, the moment they start pawing at my pants, they fall down. Always gets a laugh...

/then waves hand, "these aren't the 'nads you're looking for..."
//don't know what I'll do next time I go to Britain. They don't let you opt out. farkin' Nanny State


May 2012.
"Controversial 'naked' body scanners could be introduced at all UK airports after top scientists declared them safe. Manchester Airport has been trialling the device - known as back scatter scanner - since 2009. passengers were the given the right to choose an alternative method of screening."

Sept 2012
"Controversial 'naked' airport body scanners to be scrapped after failing to receive European approval."
 
2012-10-04 05:07:03 PM

Tax Boy:

At least the TSA just makes you walk through a detector.

Not only did my doctor make me take off my pants, he also suck his finger up my butt to check my prostate.

Now why my eye doctor did all this, wasn't exactly clear.


Sounds like cataracts.
 
2012-10-04 05:07:16 PM

whatshisname: when you give someone power without the ability or wherewithal to use some discretion, no good can come of it.


It's not that they don't have discretion. It's that they have no motivation to use any discretion.

www.noisyroom.net
 
2012-10-04 05:07:26 PM

adeist69: Don't worry TSA agents, when the Zombie Apocalypse™ comes and you're bitten I'll be blowing your heads off for potentially becoming a zombie, not in retaliation.

*snert*


*BLAM!*

"How did you know that TSA agent was a zombie?"

adeist69: "He was a zombie?"
 
2012-10-04 05:09:05 PM

vudukungfu: >We deal with it because we have to.



No. You let it happen.
You don't deal with it at all.
You just let them take your first and fourth amendment rights because you cannot stand up and say no.
My family is all over the planet.
They know why I don't fly.
It's a matter of principle.
Pussys don't have principles.


And you never see your family or they never see you. That, or you always force THEM to subject to it, which is extra douchey. And I suspect you've never been out of the country.

I hate the TSA as much as the next person but you know what, just because I do what I have to in order to see my loved ones. My sister is having a baby in a couple months and you bet I'll be on a plane to be there for her. My personal comfort comes secondary to being a supportive sister.
 
2012-10-04 05:12:44 PM

vudukungfu: Permit me to reiterate.
If you fly, you are not a loyal American.
You are a pussy.
Not all of us fly.
NOT all of Americans are pussies.


I thought you were retired law enforcement. Don't you guys get to bypass security anyway?
 
2012-10-04 05:13:12 PM

fnordfocus: vudukungfu: Permit me to reiterate.
If you fly, you are not a loyal American.
You are a pussy.
Not all of us fly.
NOT all of Americans are pussies.

I thought you were retired law enforcement. Don't you guys get to bypass security anyway?


Oh, that explains why he's such a bitter person.
 
2012-10-04 05:19:26 PM
FTFA: "...with the TSA agent admitting the theft was a punishment for the man's lack of obedience."

Who the fark do these people think they are?
 
2012-10-04 05:22:22 PM
"Controversial 'naked' airport body scanners to be scrapped after failing to receive European approval."

That only applies to the x-ray based scanners. They'll still force you through the millimeter wave based scanners. You get nuked like a Burrito...
 
2012-10-04 05:36:32 PM

nomorelurking: MBooda
2012-10-04 03:37:37 PM
Bad Subby. TSA spank.

/the attitude police, they live inside of my head

Second time in two days I read one of your posts and clicked the profile to see who you were.

/I live in the place that spawned the Cheap Trick. I have a pesonal hatred for R Nielson. (That Bastard)


How's his hotel coming?

/home of The Symbol on the Rock River. Be proud of your heritage
 
2012-10-04 05:37:34 PM

MythDragon: Frothy Panties: CSB, my ass.

So you were speeding, you got busted and you had to be an arrogant cock about it? And, an Army PFC MP is comparable to a TSA farktard?
Way to go you badass ARNG you really showed him!

Okay, the first one was a dick for pulling me over for 2mph over the speed limit. Really? 2 mph?

The second was a dick because he had no authority to pull me over in town (or he would have done it) and wanted to be Mr Cool MP and fark with me on the base, where I *wasn't* speeding.

So yeah, I was being a dick to someone who was being a dick to me. I get tagged doing 15 over on the hiway, I am polite and accept the ticket since I was clearly in the wrong.

Who lit the fuze on your tampon?


You reek of douche. Four people in this thread alone have picked up on it to the point that they felt compelled to point it out to you.

For me, it was the fact that you're so proud of being a SGT that you brought it up 3 times in a 60 word story. You have the same attitude as the PFCs you hate on. You have a little bit of power and responsability, and you think it makes you cool. That, and the fact that you told a story about being an asshole, confidant that you were coming out looking cool.
 
2012-10-04 05:40:34 PM
I like the way that now with the new nude-o-scope machines, they want EVERYTHING out of your pockets, including your wallet. That's right, just stick it in your bag and let it ride out of sight through this machine where you can't see it while you're stuck in a little box making moose antlers with your hands. It's very important your wallet not be with you. You know, for safety.
 
2012-10-04 05:42:16 PM
I'm not one to defend the TSA, but that article was heavy on the Prison Planet, and light on the verifiable facts.
 
2012-10-04 05:43:00 PM

Skyd1v: adeist69: Don't worry TSA agents, when the Zombie Apocalypse™ comes and you're bitten I'll be blowing your heads off for potentially becoming a zombie, not in retaliation.

*snert*

*BLAM!*

"How did you know that TSA agent was a zombie?"

adeist69: "He was a zombie?"

 

farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2012-10-04 05:44:36 PM
I am in no way a fan of the TSA but an article that cites Prison Planet isn't exactly a credible source.
 
2012-10-04 05:44:39 PM

Mija: I want your skull: Is there a source for this that didn't come from an Alex Jones website?

Yes. You are online. I assume you know how to use a search engine. Are you lazy or just willfully ignorant and in need of attention? The truth is the truth no matter the source.


C. It isn't worth my time to do any further research when I see an Alex Jones site cited as the source. I'd rather just ask the question on Fark and watch his infodrones get upset.
 
2012-10-04 05:47:26 PM

maxximillian: MythDragon: Pud: Who would ever have thought that taking people from the lowest rung in the ladder of life, giving them complete power over other people while removing any accountability would have lead to something like this?

[www.usag.livorno.army.mil image 600x420]

Are we still talking about TSA, or have we moved on to what happens if you give a PFC a badge and a gun?

MP: SGT, are you aware you were speeding?
Me: Really? I was doing 2 miles over the speed limit. In a 45 mph zone. So?
MP: Please step out of the car.

CSB 2:
Eglin AFB. I was driving from Niceville to Fort Walton. Decided to cut across the base instead of going around. (National Guard at the time). I was probably doing 43 in a 35 zone in the city. I came up on a military owned van full of MPs. They started following me. I figured they were probably in a hurry too. Slowed down to speed limit as I approached the base property. The second my wheels passed the guard gate, the light come on.
MP: You know you where speeding?
Me: Yeah, I know.
MP: You where doing 5 over
Me: Actualy it was 8. So what?
MP: You know how I know you were speeding? (smugly) I followed you and paced your car
Me: Yes. I know. I saw you. Again, so what?
MP: You're not allowed to speed in the city.
Me: I know. Are you gonna get to the point any time soon?
MP: We have joint jurisdiction with the city. We can pull over any military, anywhere.
Me: Oh, I'm sure.
MP: You know how I knew you were military? (smugly) You had an out of state license plate, short hair, and you drove on the base
Me: That is truely some outstanding reasoning skills you've got there. They're going to promote you to detective soon, right?
MP: You might have this fast little Mustang, but it won't be going anywhere when you lose your base driving privileges.
Me: Over 1 traffic violation out in the city? Seems harsh, but whatever. You gonna give me an 'off base ticket' or whatever so I go about my way?
MP: I tell you what. I'm gonna let you go. Normaly I would gi ...


Are you a former MP or you've just never had to deal with MPs? Because those are the only two types of people that would white knight that fine group of military personnel.
 
2012-10-04 05:51:15 PM

Ed Grubermann: Skyd1v: adeist69: Don't worry TSA agents, when the Zombie Apocalypse™ comes and you're bitten I'll be blowing your heads off for potentially becoming a zombie, not in retaliation.

*snert*

*BLAM!*

"How did you know that TSA agent was a zombie?"

adeist69: "He was a zombie?" 

[farm1.staticflickr.com image 400x300]


Thanks. At work so I couldn't do an image search.

/boot to the head
 
2012-10-04 05:56:33 PM
img.timeinc.net

"I'm the LAW, so don't give me any lip or I'll take your lunch money, twerp!
You looking at me? YOU LOOKING AT ME?"


Anybody feel safer, yet?

Anybody fed up with having their 7 year old kid's snoochie felt up by some fat, sweaty pig while their iPad gets boosted?

I'm gonna let you in on a little secret. The only way to kill a leviathan is to starve it. Or are the airlines too big to fail, too?
 
2012-10-04 05:58:05 PM

Rye_: Prison Planet!


Via Iranian state news, no less. Wasn't there any good Onion stories for them to promote, this week?
 
2012-10-04 06:00:54 PM

Calmamity: Is there anyone without a direct financial stake in the TSA who thinks these fu*king brownshirt sh*tweasels are worth a good god damn?

Fu*k them all, the cocksuckers.


REPORTED! (You won't be flying anywhere from Seattle soon, will you?)
 
2012-10-04 06:01:11 PM

MythDragon: Eglin AFB. I was driving from Niceville to Fort Walton. Decided to cut across the base instead of going around. (National Guard at the time). I was probably doing 43 in a 35 zone in the city. I came up on a military owned van full of MPs. They started following me. I figured they were probably in a hurry too. Slowed down to speed limit as I approached the base property. The second my wheels passed the guard gate, the light come on.
MP: You know you where speeding?
Me: Yeah, I know.
MP: You where doing 5 over
Me: Actualy it was 8. So what?
MP: You know how I know you were speeding? (smugly) I followed you and paced your car
Me: Yes. I know. I saw you. Again, so what?
MP: You're not allowed to speed in the city.
Me: I know. Are you gonna get to the point any time soon?
MP: We have joint jurisdiction with the city. We can pull over any military, anywhere.
Me: Oh, I'm sure.
MP: You know how I knew you were military? (smugly) You had an out of state license plate, short hair, and you drove on the base
Me: That is truely some outstanding reasoning skills you've got there. They're going to promote you to detective soon, right?
MP: You might have this fast little Mustang, but it won't be going anywhere when you lose your base driving privileges.
Me: Over 1 traffic violation out in the city? Seems harsh, but whatever. You gonna give me an 'off base ticket' or whatever so I go about my way?
MP: I tell you what. I'm gonna let you go. Normaly I would give you a ticket, but we're all real tired, and just want to get off shift. But you better not let me catch you speeding again, or you're not driving on base anymore.
Me: Sure thing, Sparky. I'll be real careful.
MP to van full of MPs (which I can only imagine he said since I finaly got to leave): Hey guys! I really had that sergeant scared! I bet he'll be scared to ever go over the speed limit again!



You sound like an asshole
 
2012-10-04 06:08:01 PM

Pud: Who would ever have thought that taking people from the lowest rung in the ladder of life, giving them complete power over other people while removing any accountability would have lead to something like this?


That is actually a fairly common strategy in the fun-filled world of budding dictators. The National Socialists did it with the Brown Shirts, Stalin's Secret Police heavily recruited from otherwise dead-end groups of people. So did Mao's socialist thugs. Same in socialist Cambodia under Pol Pot.

The idea is that you take Losers and give them authority they never dreamed of, and gratitude will keep them in line and loyal.

This is one of the things that soured me on Dubya.

If TSA authority is expanded to trains, buses and random automobile traffic stops we got some real trouble brewing, folks. People high up in government with agendas (the party really doesn't matter) are angling to turn them into a Brown Shirt army.
 
2012-10-04 06:14:14 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Pud: Who would ever have thought that taking people from the lowest rung in the ladder of life, giving them complete power over other people while removing any accountability would have lead to something like this?

That is actually a fairly common strategy in the fun-filled world of budding dictators. The National Socialists did it with the Brown Shirts, Stalin's Secret Police heavily recruited from otherwise dead-end groups of people. So did Mao's socialist thugs. Same in socialist Cambodia under Pol Pot.

The idea is that you take Losers and give them authority they never dreamed of, and gratitude will keep them in line and loyal.

This is one of the things that soured me on Dubya.

If TSA authority is expanded to trains, buses and random automobile traffic stops we got some real trouble brewing, folks. People high up in government with agendas (the party really doesn't matter) are angling to turn them into a Brown Shirt army.


Apparently, homelessness gives one a very lucid and broad scope view of the cyclical nature of history. You want to make a difference, this Nov? Vote for this guy.
 
2012-10-04 06:16:08 PM

cc_rider: Rye_: Prison Planet!

Via Iranian state news, no less. Wasn't there any good Onion stories for them to promote, this week?


So, when FOX picks it up and sides with the pedothieves, will it be credible then?
 
2012-10-04 06:16:32 PM

CygnusDarius: Problem is that TSA workers have a really stressful job, and everyone hates them. Here's a few tips to make their working experience, and your traveling experience, much more enjoyable.


Thank you for that link! Classic. I laughed so hard that two Santa Ana cops came up and asked if I was high on something.
 
2012-10-04 06:19:26 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: If TSA authority is expanded to trains, buses and random automobile traffic stops we got some real trouble brewing, folks. People high up in government with agendas (

the party really doesn't matter) are angling to turn them into a Brown Shirt army.

I love you forever for this.
 
2012-10-04 06:22:46 PM

semiotix: What kind of joke-ass SEO, link-bait, and/or content aggregator spam malarkey is going on here?


pressTV is an iranian news site, needless to say, they don't have on location reporters in the US
 
2012-10-04 06:27:38 PM

Pud: Who would ever have thought that taking people from the lowest rung in the ladder of life, giving them complete power over other people while removing any accountability would have lead to something like this?


Personally, I'm shocked.
 
2012-10-04 06:28:40 PM

bunner: cc_rider: Rye_: Prison Planet!

Via Iranian state news, no less. Wasn't there any good Onion stories for them to promote, this week?

So, when FOX picks it up and sides with the pedothieves, will it be credible then?


We have already seen much evidence which shows that many TSA agents are thieves. There is no need for trollmitter to promote crap media to further support this notion.
 
2012-10-04 06:31:35 PM

cc_rider: We have already seen much evidence which shows that many TSA agents are thieves. There is no need for trollmitter to promote crap media to further support this notion.


Ah, I see.

However, I think just the opposite.

I think we should shove the greasy, unwashed, Wal Mart greeter asses of these dime store, Nazi thugs and the shenanigans they pull into everybody's face until the stench is so bad that they march, en masse to D.C. with torches.

YMMV.
 
2012-10-04 06:40:02 PM
So, subby, when did you start hating America for our freedoms?
 
2012-10-04 06:41:36 PM
I can't prove it, but I'm absolutely convinced a TSA agent in Newark stole money from my carry-on.

I told my boss I'm never flying through Newark again. Worst friggin' hole I've ever visited, and I just saw the airport. It's like flying into Mordor.
 
2012-10-04 06:42:55 PM

TacoBeelzebub: LessO2: There have been more TSA screeners arrested than terrorists caught or plots foiled.

Yet, some people think it's more important to kill Big Bird versus taking a hard look at this $8 billion a year expense who regularly fails us.

So much THIS. As many have said before in TSA threads, it's highly unlikely that terrorists are going to be able to take over a US flight ever again. Post-9/11 attempts have been met with extreme force by airline passengers and the would-be hijacker/bomber has been sucessfully foiled. Given this information, I believe that we should go back to pre-9/11 screening methods and ditch the TSA.

/It would be easier to blow up people in the security line now than to try to blow them up on the plane


Exactly.

Pre-9/11, the standard rule in airline hijackings was to NOT resist, just go along with it and you'll be okay. Hijackings up to that point were for ransoms, or were people wanting to make a political statement, or to defect to a country they couldn't normally enter. The idea of using the plane itself as a missile was not seen as an option.

As of mid-day, September 11, 2001, that is going to be the first thing on anybodies mind if their airliner get hijacked. Nobody is going to expect to make it off alive unless they fight back. Even if you smuggle a gun aboard. . .you'll run out of bullets before you run out of passengers giving you a beat-down.

As you said, the easier target would be the security line itself, or ala 12 Monkeys, a biological weapon disbursed at the terminal of a major international airport, and by the time anybody realized anything the contagion could be in cities around the world.

It would be more practical, cheaper, and effective to go back to pre 9/11 screening and security, disband the TSA and let the blueshirts return to their jobs at Mal-Wart and gas stations across the country, step up the Federal Air Marshal and Federal Flight Deck Officer programs, and make it clear to passengers that in the event of a terrorist hijacking. . .resist.
 
2012-10-04 06:48:53 PM

CygnusDarius: Problem is that TSA workers have a really stressful job, and everyone hates them.


Ya think, DiNozzo?

I think we ought to designate a small section of grass outside each airport terminal as an official "TSA Douchebag Impalement Area" and equip it with the appropriate supplies. Vlad the Impaler was on to something. We need to heed his guidance.
 
2012-10-04 06:49:55 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy:
If TSA authority is expanded to trains, buses and random automobile traffic stops we got some real trouble brewing, folks. People high up in government with agendas (the party really doesn't matter) are angling to turn them into a Brown Shirt army.


TSA agents on trains and highways? No way that will ever happen.
 
2012-10-04 06:51:37 PM

bunner: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Pud: Who would ever have thought that taking people from the lowest rung in the ladder of life, giving them complete power over other people while removing any accountability would have lead to something like this?

That is actually a fairly common strategy in the fun-filled world of budding dictators. The National Socialists did it with the Brown Shirts, Stalin's Secret Police heavily recruited from otherwise dead-end groups of people. So did Mao's socialist thugs. Same in socialist Cambodia under Pol Pot.

The idea is that you take Losers and give them authority they never dreamed of, and gratitude will keep them in line and loyal.

This is one of the things that soured me on Dubya.

If TSA authority is expanded to trains, buses and random automobile traffic stops we got some real trouble brewing, folks. People high up in government with agendas (the party really doesn't matter) are angling to turn them into a Brown Shirt army.

Apparently, homelessness gives one a very lucid and broad scope view of the cyclical nature of history. You want to make a difference, this Nov? Vote for this guy.


LOL! Well, it DOES give me a lot of time to think about stuff. That's one of the problems with our country today: everyone's working so many hours, commuting, worrying about bills, staring in psychic exhaustion at the Tube, listening to Republocrat/Demoblican blowholes telling them what to think, etc. that they never have time to notice that the shirt is being stolen off their backs and that their hands and feet are slowly being tied up.
 
2012-10-04 06:57:25 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: LOL! Well, it DOES give me a lot of time to think about stuff. That's one of the problems with our country today: everyone's working so many hours, commuting, worrying about bills, staring in psychic exhaustion at the Tube, listening to Republocrat/Demoblican blowholes telling them what to think, etc. that they never have time to notice that the shirt is being stolen off their backs and that their hands and feet are slowly being tied up.


That's sort of the idea. We call it "the way things are". And we're damned proud to piss our lives up a rope chasing that 5 B/R, 2.5 BA Cape Cod while they do it.
 
2012-10-04 07:01:05 PM
apparently, S o v i e t - R u s s i a doesn't get past the filters.

I had no idea.
 
2012-10-04 07:03:36 PM

SurelyShirley: FTFA: "...with the TSA agent admitting the theft was a punishment for the man's lack of obedience."

Who the fark do these people think they are?


They're the people who can stop you from traveling, cause you to miss your connecting flights, potentially ruin your life by claiming they saw a weapon in your luggage, and you gave them the authority because 9/11, that's who.
 
2012-10-04 07:04:28 PM

amoral: MythDragon: Frothy Panties: CSB, my ass.

So you were speeding, you got busted and you had to be an arrogant cock about it? And, an Army PFC MP is comparable to a TSA farktard?
Way to go you badass ARNG you really showed him!

Okay, the first one was a dick for pulling me over for 2mph over the speed limit. Really? 2 mph?

The second was a dick because he had no authority to pull me over in town (or he would have done it) and wanted to be Mr Cool MP and fark with me on the base, where I *wasn't* speeding.

So yeah, I was being a dick to someone who was being a dick to me. I get tagged doing 15 over on the hiway, I am polite and accept the ticket since I was clearly in the wrong.

Who lit the fuze on your tampon?

You reek of douche. Four people in this thread alone have picked up on it to the point that they felt compelled to point it out to you.

For me, it was the fact that you're so proud of being a SGT that you brought it up 3 times in a 60 word story. You have the same attitude as the PFCs you hate on. You have a little bit of power and responsability, and you think it makes you cool. That, and the fact that you told a story about being an asshole, confidant that you were coming out looking cool.


Lmfao all this reeks of is that youre an MP and got the lowest ASVAB score allowable to be in the air force, and got the job that came along with it, and finally figured it out. Or your 19 y/o kid is an MP and gave you stories of grandeur and you probably tell everyone about it on your blog.

Having been through similar situations as the Eglin AFB storyteller, i can at least relate and not immediately jump to conclusions and cry about it on the internet. Hell, just 3 weeks ago, i was in Robins AFB, GA, and, while riding shotgun through the gate from that rocking BBQ place across the tracks, and I had a 2 striper knock on my window, to tell me, to tell the driver, to tell the guy in the backseat, to buckle his seatbelt. Sure, the idiot in the backseat shoulda had his belt on... but It was just another "lol wait what?" type of moment. The TSgt in the back was like. ... "you can tell me to buckle my belt, its ok..." It just forces us to really wonder how the seemingly stupidest of the group get given the authority due to position, rather than rank, and as from Eglin AFB, see it abused, or in my case wonder why he wants to jump through hoops about it, and as a whole,make fun of it
 
2012-10-04 07:06:15 PM

Gyrfalcon: you gave them the authority


I don't recall the foot thick, ready-to-roll-a-week-after-the-airplanes-flew-into-the-World-Trade-Cen ter fascist handbook being voting enabled.
 
2012-10-04 07:07:19 PM

MythDragon: Pud: Who would ever have thought that taking people from the lowest rung in the ladder of life, giving them complete power over other people while removing any accountability would have lead to something like this?

[www.usag.livorno.army.mil image 600x420]

Are we still talking about TSA, or have we moved on to what happens if you give a PFC a badge and a gun?

MP: SGT, are you aware you were speeding?
Me: Really? I was doing 2 miles over the speed limit. In a 45 mph zone. So?
MP: Please step out of the car.

CSB 2:
Eglin AFB. I was driving from Niceville to Fort Walton. Decided to cut across the base instead of going around. (National Guard at the time). I was probably doing 43 in a 35 zone in the city. I came up on a military owned van full of MPs. They started following me. I figured they were probably in a hurry too. Slowed down to speed limit as I approached the base property. The second my wheels passed the guard gate, the light come on.
MP: You know you where speeding?
Me: Yeah, I know.
MP: You where doing 5 over
Me: Actualy it was 8. So what?
MP: You know how I know you were speeding? (smugly) I followed you and paced your car
Me: Yes. I know. I saw you. Again, so what?
MP: You're not allowed to speed in the city.
Me: I know. Are you gonna get to the point any time soon?
MP: We have joint jurisdiction with the city. We can pull over any military, anywhere.
Me: Oh, I'm sure.
MP: You know how I knew you were military? (smugly) You had an out of state license plate, short hair, and you drove on the base
Me: That is truely some outstanding reasoning skills you've got there. They're going to promote you to detective soon, right?
MP: You might have this fast little Mustang, but it won't be going anywhere when you lose your base driving privileges.
Me: Over 1 traffic violation out in the city? Seems harsh, but whatever. You gonna give me an 'off base ticket' or whatever so I go about my way?
MP: I tell you what. I'm gonna let you go. Normaly I would give you a tic ...


all you had to say was im an arrogant asshole, did not need such a long example, i would take your word for it
 
2012-10-04 07:11:35 PM
If the TSA is government sponsored and subsidized? It should end, now.

I asked a TSA agent once how they decide whom to send to the "little room" for extra attention. His answer? "Random".

Now considering this is true or even 80% true, can you think of one, single WORSE way to identify a potential threat?

That's like me having 1,000 pennies, and one is extremely valuable, so I toss all the pennies in a bucket and take one out without looking...then throwing the other 999 away. Good luck on it being the "valuable" penny.

Now multiply the 1,000 by 100 - and keep the other number as 1. THAT...supposedly...is the TSA. A "theatre of safety".
 
2012-10-04 07:13:04 PM

unlikely: Having been caught at it like eight times now, they finally admit it.

At least they keep the skies safe. Just look at all the terrorists they've stopped.


Wellllll, I gotta give that a 0 out of 10, bob.

/no worries, dude!
 
2012-10-04 07:18:44 PM

DaCaptain19: Now considering this is true or even 80% true, can you think of one, single WORSE way to identify a potential threat?


It's not about potential threats It's about being able to say "you can't complain if we single you out, we do it completely without any basis at all". It's ass cover protocol. It's plausible deniability for when they get called on their crap. Think about that.
 
2012-10-04 07:22:46 PM

bunner: Gyrfalcon: you gave them the authority

I don't recall the foot thick, ready-to-roll-a-week-after-the-airplanes-flew-into-the-World-Trade-Cen ter fascist handbook being voting enabled.


We didn't protest enough. "Silence gives assent," unfortunately in this case; ALL of us who let the "patriots" roll over us have to accept our share of the blame, sadly.
 
2012-10-04 07:23:26 PM

JohnCarter: But but but ....they have blue shirts....WITH real epaulets...and a shiny gold badge. We MUST show them respect.

Did I mention they have epaulets? If that doesn't scream authority and competence, then nothing does


Probably got it from standing near the scanners all day. A sad sight: epilepsy + Tourette's == epaulets.

// I heard they shrink up a lot if you use Preparation H on them for a few days

/// Ya got epaulets? Naw, but my dad does. Can't even sit on the toilet some days.
 
2012-10-04 07:27:01 PM

Gyrfalcon: bunner: Gyrfalcon: you gave them the authority

I don't recall the foot thick, ready-to-roll-a-week-after-the-airplanes-flew-into-the-World-Trade-Cen ter fascist handbook being voting enabled.

We didn't protest enough. "Silence gives assent," unfortunately in this case; ALL of us who let the "patriots" roll over us have to accept our share of the blame, sadly.


You're a little premature. The Reichstag is in ashes but you have to wait for the full Fascisti Fandango and the atrocities to begin. Then we go to war. THEN wait 10 years, blame the sheep AND the wolves. Keep up. : )
 
2012-10-04 07:28:28 PM

debug: I don't know what they get paid now, but in 2005 at Dulkles International Airport, one of the busiest in the country, TSA Screeners started at $10.00 per hour. Yup, $20,000 a year in Northern Virginia. And people wonder why they hire morons. You get what you pay for.


You couldn't afford to live in a cardboard box at that wage. That's messed up.
 
2012-10-04 07:30:43 PM

born_yesterday: debug: I don't know what they get paid now, but in 2005 at Dulkles International Airport, one of the busiest in the country, TSA Screeners started at $10.00 per hour. Yup, $20,000 a year in Northern Virginia. And people wonder why they hire morons. You get what you pay for.

You couldn't afford to live in a cardboard box at that wage. That's messed up.


I am appalled at the venom being hurled at these all American job creators. *SN0RT* I have to go wash my fingertips in lye soap, now.
 
2012-10-04 07:37:42 PM

Djembe: I can't prove it, but I'm absolutely convinced a TSA agent in Newark stole money from my carry-on.

I told my boss I'm never flying through Newark again. Worst friggin' hole I've ever visited, and I just saw the airport. It's like flying into Mordor.


Newark looks pretty scary from satellite as well...

// Children of the Corn and all... 
/// Extremely obscure...
 
2012-10-04 07:37:57 PM

MythDragon: Pud: Who would ever have thought that taking people from the lowest rung in the ladder of life, giving them complete power over other people while removing any accountability would have lead to something like this?

[www.usag.livorno.army.mil image 600x420]

Are we still talking about TSA, or have we moved on to what happens if you give a PFC a badge and a gun?

MP: SGT, are you aware you were speeding?
Me: Really? I was doing 2 miles over the speed limit. In a 45 mph zone. So?
MP: Please step out of the car.

CSB 2:
Eglin AFB. I was driving from Niceville to Fort Walton. Decided to cut across the base instead of going around. (National Guard at the time). I was probably doing 43 in a 35 zone in the city. I came up on a military owned van full of MPs. They started following me. I figured they were probably in a hurry too. Slowed down to speed limit as I approached the base property. The second my wheels passed the guard gate, the light come on.
MP: You know you where speeding?
Me: Yeah, I know.
MP: You where doing 5 over
Me: Actualy it was 8. So what?
MP: You know how I know you were speeding? (smugly) I followed you and paced your car
Me: Yes. I know. I saw you. Again, so what?
MP: You're not allowed to speed in the city.
Me: I know. Are you gonna get to the point any time soon?
MP: We have joint jurisdiction with the city. We can pull over any military, anywhere.
Me: Oh, I'm sure.
MP: You know how I knew you were military? (smugly) You had an out of state license plate, short hair, and you drove on the base
Me: That is truely some outstanding reasoning skills you've got there. They're going to promote you to detective soon, right?
MP: You might have this fast little Mustang, but it won't be going anywhere when you lose your base driving privileges.
Me: Over 1 traffic violation out in the city? Seems harsh, but whatever. You gonna give me an 'off base ticket' or whatever so I go about my way?
MP: I tell you what. I'm gonna let you go. Normaly I would give you a tic ...


I broke the law and got caught...twice. And I'm really pissed that I got caught.



FTFY
 
2012-10-04 07:39:12 PM

bunner: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: LOL! Well, it DOES give me a lot of time to think about stuff. That's one of the problems with our country today: everyone's working so many hours, commuting, worrying about bills, staring in psychic exhaustion at the Tube, listening to Republocrat/Demoblican blowholes telling them what to think, etc. that they never have time to notice that the shirt is being stolen off their backs and that their hands and feet are slowly being tied up.

That's sort of the idea. We call it "the way things are". And we're damned proud to piss our lives up a rope chasing that 5 B/R, 2.5 BA Cape Cod while they do it.


That may be the problem.

I remember a quote from one of Bruce Sterling's books:

"WORKERS OF THE WORLD, RELAX!"

Seriously, we are headed towards a crisis in work and self-identification. Most people identify themselves and stroke their self-worth by what they DO. We are entering a technological period where robotic advances and economy of scale automation will create a situation where there will simply not be enough REQUIRED work to keep people busy. It will make the upsets at the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution look like a picnic.
 
2012-10-04 07:44:14 PM

bunner: [img.timeinc.net image 307x200]

"I'm the LAW, so don't give me any lip or I'll take your lunch money, twerp!
You looking at me? YOU LOOKING AT ME?"

Anybody feel safer, yet?

Anybody fed up with having their 7 year old kid's snoochie felt up by some fat, sweaty pig while their iPad gets boosted?

I'm gonna let you in on a little secret. The only way to kill a leviathan is to starve it. Or are the airlines too big to fail, too?



Of course they are, that's why we bailed them out. Wouldn't want the free market to get in the way of major corporations now would we?
 
2012-10-04 07:44:32 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Seriously, we are headed towards a crisis in work and self-identification. Most people identify themselves and stroke their self-worth by what they DO.


1.bp.blogspot.com

Mission accomplished.
 
2012-10-04 07:52:58 PM

Tax Boy: OnlyM3: cant wait till my doctor is run by the same terrorists that run TSA

At least the TSA just makes you walk through a detector.

Not only did my doctor make me take off my pants, he also suck his finger up my butt to check my prostate.

Now why my eye doctor did all this, wasn't exactly clear.


My doctor made me get undressed, stand in front of the window, put my thumb on my nose and go na, na, na, na, na
I said Doc, why you making me do this. He said he's pissed off at his neighbor.
 
2012-10-04 07:55:25 PM
Can we fine TSA employees for bad attitudes?
 
2012-10-04 08:01:29 PM

Bucky Katt: Can we fine TSA employees for bad attitudes?


wpuploads.appadvice.com

We got a problem here? WE GOT A PROBLEM HERE? YOU A TERR'IST? YOU SOME KIND OF WISEGUY?
 
2012-10-04 08:02:21 PM

Silverstaff: It would be more practical, cheaper, and effective to go back to pre 9/11 screening and security, disband the TSA and let the blueshirts return to their jobs at Mal-Wart and gas stations across the country, step up the Federal Air Marshal and Federal Flight Deck Officer programs, and make it clear to passengers that in the ...


You know what would be really effective?

Give the stewardesses tasers, tell them they'll be fired if they let a drunk person on the plane or serve somebody who's clearly drunk, and not check AT ALL. Somehow, we survive buses and trains without people killing each other. I think we can probably handle it on planes too.
 
2012-10-04 08:05:30 PM

adeist69: Don't worry TSA agents, when the Zombie Apocalypse™ comes and you're bitten I'll be blowing your heads off for potentially becoming a zombie, not in retaliation.

*snert*


Why? TSA agents are immune to becoming zombies.

mark12A: "Controversial 'naked' airport body scanners to be scrapped after failing to receive European approval."

That only applies to the x-ray based scanners. They'll still force you through the millimeter wave based scanners. You get nuked like a Burrito...


Millimeter wave won't fry you.

JWideman: I'm not one to defend the TSA, but that article was heavy on the Prison Planet, and light on the verifiable facts.


Agreed. The outrages of the TSA are well known but I see no reason to think this one was real.

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: If TSA authority is expanded to trains, buses and random automobile traffic stops we got some real trouble brewing, folks. People high up in government with agendas (the party really doesn't matter) are angling to turn them into a Brown Shirt army.


I disagree. I think this is a case of ignorance of history, not malice.

They like having a way around the 4th to hunt for drug couriers, they don't think of the consequences.

DaCaptain19: If the TSA is government sponsored and subsidized? It should end, now.

I asked a TSA agent once how they decide whom to send to the "little room" for extra attention. His answer? "Random".

Now considering this is true or even 80% true, can you think of one, single WORSE way to identify a potential threat?

That's like me having 1,000 pennies, and one is extremely valuable, so I toss all the pennies in a bucket and take one out without looking...then throwing the other 999 away. Good luck on it being the "valuable" penny.

Now multiply the 1,000 by 100 - and keep the other number as 1. THAT...supposedly...is the TSA. A "theatre of safety".


Unfortunately, random is the right approach. While it's terribly ineffective profiling is worse. If we profile the bad guys will figure out the profile and provide bad guys that don't match it. They can try again and again and see who gets searched.
 
2012-10-04 08:08:15 PM
I think this election should hinge on the JOBS candidate.

Because nothing says leadership like promising a gutted republic that they will have the opportunity to find a row of eggshells to tread lightly on and the the chance to - if they work themselves silly, unquestioningly, and don't ask any questions or think critically - almost have enough money to live on in this land of milk and honey.

JOBS! FOR FREEDOM!

Sure, some of these jobs we've allowed you to have will impinge upon other people's freedoms, but hey, sucks to be them. I seem to recall a time when the American dream clinging to the tattered end of having food, shelter, a few iconic CPU fueled gizmos and to do what you're told for a loaf of bread. If you actually believe that the whole idea is to sh*t where the OTHER guy eats and take HIS loaf, too and that that is success, you deserve to live that way.
 
2012-10-04 08:11:53 PM
when the American dream WASN'T clinging to the tattered end of...
 
2012-10-04 08:14:33 PM

unlikely: Having been caught at it like eight times now, they finally admit it.

At least they keep the skies safe. Just look at all the terrorists they've stopped.


Sho Nuff
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-04 08:17:22 PM

HectorSchwartz: unlikely: Having been caught at it like eight times now, they finally admit it.

At least they keep the skies safe. Just look at all the terrorists they've stopped.

Sho Nuff
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Nice do, butch. Better check her cookie for C-4.
 
2012-10-04 08:21:26 PM
 
2012-10-04 08:36:23 PM

bunner: Behold, the entire business plan of the TSA. *pop*


YOU!
I want to party with you.

And the rest of these freaks can go about with their Chinese "American flags" and Chinese " Support thte troops" magnets and scrub the toilets of the Talibanned Authority Bukakki security theater's Fascist regime while we have a home brew and a plate of food, prepared by a braless Vermont Organic farmer who enjoys a free society of people who don't look under their beds for commies every night.


Bunch of spoiled rotten, fraking piss pants flag waving post 9/11 band wagon patriots who only care about how their local ball team is looking can't wage a decent war for their own rights, and want to be coddled by a plutocracy that wants to fark them in the ass and telling them it's really a beeg, without the courtesy of a reace-around need a good thrashing, and nothing more.

Pissants.
 
2012-10-04 08:38:00 PM

HectorSchwartz: unlikely: Having been caught at it like eight times now, they finally admit it.

At least they keep the skies safe. Just look at all the terrorists they've stopped.

Sho Nuff
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 600x512]


That's how it's done.
Teach the young that they have no rights.
 
2012-10-04 09:04:44 PM

vudukungfu: >We deal with it because we have to.



No. You let it happen.
You don't deal with it at all.
You just let them take your first and fourth amendment rights because you cannot stand up and say no.
My family is all over the planet.
They know why I don't fly.
It's a matter of principle.
Pussys don't have principles.


I'm not a big fan of beat poetry, but I'm sure someone appreciates your efforts.
 
2012-10-04 09:04:52 PM
I told my proctologist that I did not need to have my prostate checked because I had recently had a TSA pat-down
 
2012-10-04 09:09:54 PM

vudukungfu: bunner: Behold, the entire business plan of the TSA. *pop*

YOU!
I want to party with you.

And the rest of these freaks can go about with their Chinese "American flags" and Chinese " Support thte troops" magnets and scrub the toilets of the Talibanned Authority Bukakki security theater's Fascist regime while we have a home brew and a plate of food, prepared by a braless Vermont Organic farmer who enjoys a free society of people who don't look under their beds for commies every night.


Bunch of spoiled rotten, fraking piss pants flag waving post 9/11 band wagon patriots who only care about how their local ball team is looking can't wage a decent war for their own rights, and want to be coddled by a plutocracy that wants to fark them in the ass and telling them it's really a beeg, without the courtesy of a reace-around need a good thrashing, and nothing more.

Pissants.


"It is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." - Hermann Goering

About a week after the World Trade Center got hit by planes, I said "In 6 months, this is going to be a T-Shirt".

It took about 3 weeks.

America has always been the museum of obliviousness, but we could afford it. We just never thought we'd be on the ass end the inevitable rinse repeat cycle that is large things that are dismantled from their own bad ideas. If we really believe in any of this "sanctity of America" jazz, we better stop trying to get her knickers down and pick her pockets while we can.
 
2012-10-04 09:10:59 PM
Stop flying morons
 
2012-10-04 09:14:24 PM

Al_Ed: C'mon, now...these guys are keeping us all safe. Why, just two weekends ago one of them read my son the riot act for having a balled up foil gum wrapper in the pocket of his shorts that set off the detector. My little boy, being thoroughly intimidated by the shorter "man" in the uniform, looked down at him and simply said, "Seriously"?

I've never been more proud.


After one of these guys found an inch long pocket knife in a packed pair of shorts (good thing I buy cheap ones I don't mind losing or having to throw away) he gave me a stern lecture on how many millions of dollars the government had to spend finding such miniature knives. It did not have the desired effect.
 
2012-10-04 09:17:04 PM
Mmmmkay...no story? Scanned the site. Got nothing but muslims are fed up with american attitudes, and some thing about the subway.
Great story...not
 
2012-10-04 09:20:09 PM

Skirl Hutsenreiter: Al_Ed: C'mon, now...these guys are keeping us all safe. Why, just two weekends ago one of them read my son the riot act for having a balled up foil gum wrapper in the pocket of his shorts that set off the detector. My little boy, being thoroughly intimidated by the shorter "man" in the uniform, looked down at him and simply said, "Seriously"?

I've never been more proud.

After one of these guys found an inch long pocket knife in a packed pair of shorts (good thing I buy cheap ones I don't mind losing or having to throw away) he gave me a stern lecture on how many millions of dollars the government had to spend finding such miniature knives. It did not have the desired effect.


\Especially since that was the return leg of my trip.
\\And on unpacking from my previous six trips I discovered I'd done the same thing.
 
2012-10-04 09:24:10 PM
bradlaidman.com
 
2012-10-04 09:25:42 PM

semiotix: MythDragon: Are we still talking about TSA, or have we moved on to what happens if you give a PFC a badge and a gun?

[various stories about how MythDragon told Johnny Law what was what]

What you're attempting to do here is simultaneously threadjack, tell a story about how cops are dicks, and let on as to how you were Mr. Cool Ice the whole way through and not in any way still fuming about it however many years after the fact.

That's an incredibly high degree of difficulty. They won't even let you try it in tournaments, just exhibition events. No offense, guy, but you're not there yet.


ALL while backing up the stereotype that people in the army are unaccountable weeners. No admission that speeding was unwise. It reminded me of how my 16 year old cousin told me a story about getting out of a speeding ticket by fast talking the cop.

Truly a brave post by a brave Farker.
 
2012-10-04 09:26:47 PM
We are a nation of people who despise lies and disingenuous men and women and have created an entire culture of fishwife gossip and "gotcha!" in our earnest need to ferret out those who do so.

Unless, of course, the lies being told or the liar telling them are saying something that could benefit OUR agenda in particular. So far, that's gotten us here.
 
2012-10-04 09:26:54 PM

vudukungfu: Permit me to reiterate.
If you fly, you are not a loyal American.
You are a pussy.
Not all of us fly.
NOT all of Americans are pussies.


Some of us have to travel across country or internationally routinely for work. I'm not a fan of 30 hour train rides, 40 hour car rides, or 2-3 day boat rides.
 
2012-10-04 09:58:15 PM

Seraphym: Okay, being Fark we can all agree that the TSA front liners are a bunch of idiots in general, but did nobody notice they were reading a PressTV article, as in the propaganda mouthpiece of the Iranian mullahs?

Excuse me if I treat their stories with even less credibility than WND or a PrisonPlanet post.

Does anyone have a reputable source for the actual story that doesn't need to be taken with a bag of rock salt? Thanks in advance...


I most certainly noticed. More interested in this thread than any article on PressTV. However I do go there daily to take part in the quizzes. There is often at least one sober choice with the least votes attached to it.
 
2012-10-04 10:23:55 PM

Daeva: MythDragon: Pud: Who would ever have thought that taking people from the lowest rung in the ladder of life, giving them complete power over other people while removing any accountability would have lead to something like this?

[www.usag.livorno.army.mil image 600x420]

Are we still talking about TSA, or have we moved on to what happens if you give a PFC a badge and a gun?

MP: SGT, are you aware you were speeding?
Me: Really? I was doing 2 miles over the speed limit. In a 45 mph zone. So?
MP: Please step out of the car.

CSB 2:
Eglin AFB. I was driving from Niceville to Fort Walton. Decided to cut across the base instead of going around. (National Guard at the time). I was probably doing 43 in a 35 zone in the city. I came up on a military owned van full of MPs. They started following me. I figured they were probably in a hurry too. Slowed down to speed limit as I approached the base property. The second my wheels passed the guard gate, the light come on.
MP: You know you where speeding?
Me: Yeah, I know.
MP: You where doing 5 over
Me: Actualy it was 8. So what?
MP: You know how I know you were speeding? (smugly) I followed you and paced your car
Me: Yes. I know. I saw you. Again, so what?
MP: You're not allowed to speed in the city.
Me: I know. Are you gonna get to the point any time soon?
MP: We have joint jurisdiction with the city. We can pull over any military, anywhere.
Me: Oh, I'm sure.
MP: You know how I knew you were military? (smugly) You had an out of state license plate, short hair, and you drove on the base
Me: That is truely some outstanding reasoning skills you've got there. They're going to promote you to detective soon, right?
MP: You might have this fast little Mustang, but it won't be going anywhere when you lose your base driving privileges.
Me: Over 1 traffic violation out in the city? Seems harsh, but whatever. You gonna give me an 'off base ticket' or whatever so I go about my way?
MP: I tell you what. I'm gonna let you go. Normaly I would give you a tic ...

all you had to say was im an arrogant asshole, did not need such a long example, i would take your word for it


Well, I'm not MythDragon, but ill just go ahead and let everyone know that I'm an arrogant asshole. Glad that's out of the way...
 
2012-10-04 10:27:25 PM
i172.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-04 10:50:29 PM
I'm much too ethical to be a tsa employee. I hate people who molest others, and I hate thieves just as much.

So.....where do they get their employees from? Do they hold job fairs at the prisons for the soon to be released?
 
2012-10-04 11:16:04 PM

Theaetetus: shoegaze99: Frothy Panties: So you were speeding, you got busted and you had to be an arrogant cock about it?

In the re-telling, sure, which isn't at all embellished in any way.

In reality, he had to change his underwear afterwards.


Lol...
 
2012-10-04 11:21:37 PM

kindms: zarberg: Carousel Beast: Spanky_McFarksalot: Thankss Obama for your HUGE government expansion that is the TSA...this would never happen if small governement boot strappy republicans were in charge!

/what? If Rmoney can lie so can I

Yep. It's absolutely Bush's fault that 4 years later nothing has been done about the TSA.

So you're saying the Republican house would have welcomed an Obama administration proposal to abolish the TSA with open arms?

You seem to suggest that Obama cares about civil liberties enough to want to abolish the TSA. He has been the worst President to date on civil liberties. So much so that his interpretations of laws on the books are unknown. He loves his secrecy regime and hides behind it at every chance.

I think Obama very much likes the TSA, It isn't like he has to go through their gates.


And he never will. Thusly, getting him to care is not ever going to happen.
None of the powers that be will experience going through the gate. That's why we are stuck with it and it will not change and only get worse. It's too far gone now, much like everything else.
 
2012-10-04 11:24:05 PM

Giant Clown Shoe: You sound like an asshole


I have to agree. My experience with US military police was awesome, seriously. Back when I was a 2LT in the Canadian Army Reserve, I flew to Germany one Christmas to visit the parents who were stationed in Lahr. I was picked up at Frankfurt by the base transport and the driver was an American gal who was married to a Canadian stationed in Lahr as well. On the way, she wanted to stop at the US base in Heidelburg for some stuff and as we were leaving it started to snow, really hard. If you've ever been to Germany in that region, you'll know that this is pretty uncommon. At any rate, she had a double whammy... She was from the deep south with no snow driving experience and in a minivan without snow tires. Needless to say, it didn't take all that long for us to spin off the Autobahn into a farmers field, stuck and going nowhere.

At any rate, the German Police called the US base to recover us and they sent out a truck to pick us up. The guy was a German national that didn't speak any English and when we got to Patrick Henry Village he stopped to help a buddy. We did the old pantomime going to a phone trick (pre-cell phone days) and when we got back, he was gone. At this point, all of the village was shut down and we were in the middle of it with no idea where to go and the snow coming down like crazy. So, we managed to find an MP shack and tell them the story. One of the guys gave us a lift the Guest House, arranged a couple of rooms, came back with a basket of fruit to help feed us and then did a run to McDonalds, off base, on his break to get us something other than apples.

The next day, the Canadian base sent a pick-up for us, so we stopped at the MP shack and left a note for the MP and his supervisor to thank them and to highly commend them on being so incredibly nice to us, I don't know if it helped his career, but I hope so. At the Regimental Christmas party for my father's Regiment, afterwards, my driver and I hung out together and got rip roaring drunk to celebrate surviving the German Autobahn.

So, to this day you'll not get me to say a bad thing about the US Military Police. TSA? That's a different story...
 
2012-10-04 11:28:45 PM
shortly after 9-11 a friend of mine (ex-military) was recruited to be a TSA supervisor. He lasted 3 months before he called my boss to see if he could return to his former job. He said he'd never so such a pack of losers in his life as his first training session. No amount of derp surprises me when going through the airport.


/in Shanghai China, I and all my fellow travelers had our bags searched 3 times in order to board the plane but I don't remember any body scan...but the subway stations all had scanners, most of the time they weren't even turned on or the scanner person wasn't even looking at the screen as you shuffled through it.  oddly I felt safer in China most of the time...
 
2012-10-04 11:29:39 PM

dustygrimp: I see vudukungfu is off his meds again.


Heehee
 
2012-10-04 11:35:10 PM

JohnCarter: But but but ....they have blue shirts....WITH real epaulets...and a shiny gold badge. We MUST show them respect.

Did I mention they have epaulets? If that doesn't scream authority and competence, then nothing does


Excuse my lack of understanding french, but...wtf is an epaulets? Does it look cool?
 
2012-10-04 11:38:17 PM

dustygrimp: vudukungfu: No. You let it happen.
You don't deal with it at all.
You just let them take your first and fourth amendment rights because you cannot stand up and say no.
My family is all over the planet.
They know why I don't fly.
It's a matter of principle.
Pussys don't have principles.

Show us on the doll where the bad man touched you...


AAaaaaahhhhhhhh roflmao!
 
2012-10-04 11:47:30 PM

mark12A: "Controversial 'naked' airport body scanners to be scrapped after failing to receive European approval."

That only applies to the x-ray based scanners. They'll still force you through the millimeter wave based scanners. You get nuked like a Burrito...


Ooohh free tanning booth huh?
 
2012-10-04 11:55:18 PM

turbidum: I don't trust things written by Boston-area retards who don't realize how the everyday words they're using are correctly spelled.


Sounds like you need to eat more bananers

/ after you pahk ya cah in havahd yahd
// serioiusly, wtf is their problem with the letter 'r'?
 
2012-10-05 12:12:07 AM
So - - Last time I went to the airport and they wanted to "scan" me... I (truthfully) told the "agent" that I have had already exceeded my recommended x-ray dose as I had 16 head CT scans in the last 24 months and other x-rays photographs taken. I really didn't want to be scanned.. but inside I knew it would not make much of a difference.... I also had carry on baggage that to the chagrin of the airline couldn't legally be counted as "carry on baggage"... The agent looked at me sadly... ans said "Oh, okay..." then swabbed a few of my things and waved a wand all around my body and that was it. First time actually a TSA agent was really nice to me. (That was actually one out of five,) Unfortunately I then proceeded to pick up my "bag" without making sure it was zippered closed and a few bottles of meds went bouncing across the floor. Three agents skittering for bottles of pills and CPAP parts.... almost priceless.
 
2012-10-05 12:13:09 AM

Loren: adeist69: Don't worry TSA agents, when the Zombie Apocalypse™ comes and you're bitten I'll be blowing your heads off for potentially becoming a zombie, not in retaliation.

*snert*

Why? TSA agents are immune to becoming zombies.

mark12A: "Controversial 'naked' airport body scanners to be scrapped after failing to receive European approval."

That only applies to the x-ray based scanners. They'll still force you through the millimeter wave based scanners. You get nuked like a Burrito...

Millimeter wave won't fry you.

JWideman: I'm not one to defend the TSA, but that article was heavy on the Prison Planet, and light on the verifiable facts.

Agreed. The outrages of the TSA are well known but I see no reason to think this one was real.

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: If TSA authority is expanded to trains, buses and random automobile traffic stops we got some real trouble brewing, folks. People high up in government with agendas (the party really doesn't matter) are angling to turn them into a Brown Shirt army.

I disagree. I think this is a case of ignorance of history, not malice.

They like having a way around the 4th to hunt for drug couriers, they don't think of the consequences.

DaCaptain19: If the TSA is government sponsored and subsidized? It should end, now.

I asked a TSA agent once how they decide whom to send to the "little room" for extra attention. His answer? "Random".

Now considering this is true or even 80% true, can you think of one, single WORSE way to identify a potential threat?

That's like me having 1,000 pennies, and one is extremely valuable, so I toss all the pennies in a bucket and take one out without looking...then throwing the other 999 away. Good luck on it being the "valuable" penny.

Now multiply the 1,000 by 100 - and keep the other number as 1. THAT...supposedly...is the TSA. A "theatre of safety".

Unfortunately, random is the right approach. While it's terribly ineffective profiling is worse. If we profile the bad gu ...


Is it? Seems to be working just fine for the Israelis. However, I WILL say that simple physical/ethnic profiling will certainly NOT work. Religion knows no barriers regarding race or sex. Why yes, a 78 year old grandmother might, in fact, have a suicide vest.
 
2012-10-05 12:32:48 AM
My experience:

TSA lady sees I have a bottle of water wrapped in a plastic bag in my suitcase. Has me walk back through the metal detector to empty it in a garbage can, then run the empty bottle back through the Xray machine again AND let another agent look inside the empty plastic bag.
 
2012-10-05 12:39:00 AM

SurelyShirley: FTFA: "...with the TSA agent admitting the theft was a punishment for the man's lack of obedience."

Who the fark do these people think they are?


Your mistake, thinking they are "people".
Actually, the worst sort of whores.
Lead you to their area and roll ya.

/no BJ for you
 
2012-10-05 12:40:03 AM

BizarroHulk: My experience:

TSA lady sees I have a bottle of water wrapped in a plastic bag in my suitcase. Has me walk back through the metal detector to empty it in a garbage can, then run the empty bottle back through the Xray machine again AND let another agent look inside the empty plastic bag.


Yup, no WMDs there.
Fer sure, yup.
 
2012-10-05 03:04:55 AM

SweetSaws: Fark: man was carrying $500 in cash


Yeah...a buddy of mine was coming back from an industry trade show with thousands of bucks worth of checks, and about $750 in cash. Guess which didn't make it past TSA after he was separated from his stuff for a "personal screening".

He thought he was going to get fired, but his boss told him it wasn't the first time :(

Basically, the company didn't file a complaint, because they were concerned about getting ALL their people "profiled".
 
2012-10-05 06:14:38 AM

poodebunker: JohnCarter: But but but ....they have blue shirts....WITH real epaulets...and a shiny gold badge. We MUST show them respect.

Did I mention they have epaulets? If that doesn't scream authority and competence, then nothing does

Excuse my lack of understanding french, but...wtf is an epaulets? Does it look cool?


Yes they do.

And I luved them as a Lt in MP's - the epaulets and the red beret guaranteed me (fearful) respect from everyone I met in the military (cept those Brigadier and above - I needed a better epaulet for that.)
 
2012-10-05 07:36:09 AM

Langdon_777: poodebunker: JohnCarter: But but but ....they have blue shirts....WITH real epaulets...and a shiny gold badge. We MUST show them respect.

Did I mention they have epaulets? If that doesn't scream authority and competence, then nothing does

Excuse my lack of understanding french, but...wtf is an epaulets? Does it look cool?

Yes they do.
And I luved them as a Lt in MP's - the epaulets and the red beret guaranteed me (fearful) respect from everyone I met in the military (cept those Brigadier and above - I needed a better epaulet for that.)


You are joking, right?
 
2012-10-05 07:43:20 AM
but *herp* a *derp* derp derp. i mean it keeps us safe.
 
2012-10-05 08:02:16 AM
Someone needs to come up w/ functional (and decent looking) lockable wallets / purses. Since the items
go through the xray scanner anyway, TSA can't biatch.
 
2012-10-05 08:09:38 AM

liam76: Langdon_777: poodebunker: JohnCarter: But but but ....they have blue shirts....WITH real epaulets...and a shiny gold badge. We MUST show them respect.

Did I mention they have epaulets? If that doesn't scream authority and competence, then nothing does

Excuse my lack of understanding french, but...wtf is an epaulets? Does it look cool?

Yes they do.
And I luved them as a Lt in MP's - the epaulets and the red beret guaranteed me (fearful) respect from everyone I met in the military (cept those Brigadier and above - I needed a better epaulet for that.)

You are joking, right?


Nope - it was really true - sadly my military career ended, when my police career found out I enjoyed the Sacred Herb.
 
2012-10-05 08:19:43 AM
Don`t you just love living in the land of the free?
 
2012-10-05 08:20:48 AM

Langdon_777: liam76: Langdon_777: poodebunker: JohnCarter: But but but ....they have blue shirts....WITH real epaulets...and a shiny gold badge. We MUST show them respect.

Did I mention they have epaulets? If that doesn't scream authority and competence, then nothing does

Excuse my lack of understanding french, but...wtf is an epaulets? Does it look cool?

Yes they do.
And I luved them as a Lt in MP's - the epaulets and the red beret guaranteed me (fearful) respect from everyone I met in the military (cept those Brigadier and above - I needed a better epaulet for that.)

You are joking, right?

Nope - it was really true - sadly my military career ended, when my police career found out I enjoyed the Sacred Herb.


Bummer, man. That's a bummer.
 
2012-10-05 08:24:13 AM

namatad: Citrate1007: Reduce the Deficit......get rid of the TSA

have an independent agency do security tests of airports.
when the tester gets through with "illegal" stuff:
1) shut down the airport for 24 hours while it is being thoroughly searched
2) fire the weak link

or stop pretending that it is really security already


90% of the population believes they're doing a good job. If they weren't there there's be planes blowing up on a daily basis.
 
2012-10-05 08:29:26 AM

a) Explosives fit up people's asses.

b) They could blow up the lines for the scanners with pretty much the same effect as blowing up a 'plane.

c) You're more likely to die from cancer from the scanner than from a terrorist attack.



Grow some balls, America.
 
2012-10-05 08:34:02 AM
americoonts obviously love the way they're treated
they keep voting in idiots who give absolute support to the tsa
 
2012-10-05 09:29:01 AM

Tax Boy Smartest Funniest
2012-10-04 04:58:37 PM

OnlyM3: cant wait till my doctor is run by the same terrorists that run TSA

At least the TSA just makes you walk through a detector.

No, that was during the bush years.

Thanks to obama, we now have to be have our genitals groped and children stripped.
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blog.jeffcitylaw.com
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-05 09:39:04 AM

vudukungfu: >We deal with it because we have to.



No. You let it happen.
You don't deal with it at all.
You just let them take your first and fourth amendment rights because you cannot stand up and say no.
My family is all over the planet.
They know why I don't fly.
It's a matter of principle.
Pussys don't have principles.


What a toolbag. Thanks for being tough enough to carry us pussies along, Rambo.
 
2012-10-05 10:26:58 AM

ransack.: Langdon_777: liam76: Langdon_777: poodebunker: JohnCarter: But but but ....they have blue shirts....WITH real epaulets...and a shiny gold badge. We MUST show them respect.

Did I mention they have epaulets? If that doesn't scream authority and competence, then nothing does

Excuse my lack of understanding french, but...wtf is an epaulets? Does it look cool?

Yes they do.
And I luved them as a Lt in MP's - the epaulets and the red beret guaranteed me (fearful) respect from everyone I met in the military (cept those Brigadier and above - I needed a better epaulet for that.)

You are joking, right?

Nope - it was really true - sadly my military career ended, when my police career found out I enjoyed the Sacred Herb.

Bummer, man. That's a bummer.


*sigh*

Yes it was :(

A long time ago, but damn I was good at it - ran off from the Army after the shiat with the Police (it started with me having a nitrous oxide cylinder in the academy - not that that was illegal (at the time)), two years later i got a one sentence letter "Would you like to go on the inactive list?" - my two word reply was "Yes please." (I suspect I am still on it :D invade Australia and you will have to deal with me, and I am lazy, so it will be over fast... :)
 
2012-10-05 12:14:41 PM

vento: TacoBeelzebub:
/It would be easier to blow up people in the security line now than to try to blow them up on the plane

Oh great. Now we're going to have to have a line before the line.

And truthfully, I couldn't agree with you more. Terrorists have moved on from planes. They'll hit a mall or some sporting event where there are large groups of people hanging around. TSA is worthless.


Terrorists will just start hitting other locations that are crowded. Porn shops, crack houses, titty bars, and gang bangs. You know, entertainment venues!
--Carlin, on this subject before the TSA even existed
 
2012-10-05 12:21:48 PM

Mstreemn: /in Shanghai China, I and all my fellow travelers had our bags searched 3 times in order to board the plane but I don't remember any body scan...but the subway stations all had scanners, most of the time they weren't even turned on or the scanner person wasn't even looking at the screen as you shuffled through it.  oddly I felt safer in China most of the time...


Yup. Many years ago I ran into a luggage scanner at a train station. Oops--I had film in my bag (tells you how long ago it was!) so I looked around for the human to hand inspect the film. No human. I decided to carry the bag around the scanner and figured the human would show up. They didn't.

Even when the scanners are manned they don't do much, though--my wife tripped the nuke scanners in the Shanghai airport twice. The first time she quickly resolved it simply by talking to the people manning the scanner. Never mind that she forgot the card from the lab that explained why she was hot, never mind that they did absolutely nothing to figure out if it was her or something she was carrying or her baggage that tripped the scanner. (On the other hand she had passed through two US airports while 4x and 8x hotter, no alarms at all.)

digitalrain: Someone needs to come up w/ functional (and decent looking) lockable wallets / purses. Since the items
go through the xray scanner anyway, TSA can't biatch.


It's called putting it in your carryon and locking your carryon.
 
2012-10-05 02:59:31 PM

MythDragon: Frothy Panties: CSB, my ass.

So you were speeding, you got busted and you had to be an arrogant cock about it? And, an Army PFC MP is comparable to a TSA farktard?
Way to go you badass ARNG you really showed him!

Okay, the first one was a dick for pulling me over for 2mph over the speed limit. Really? 2 mph?

The second was a dick because he had no authority to pull me over in town (or he would have done it) and wanted to be Mr Cool MP and fark with me on the base, where I *wasn't* speeding.

So yeah, I was being a dick to someone who was being a dick to me. I get tagged doing 15 over on the hiway, I am polite and accept the ticket since I was clearly in the wrong.

Who lit the fuze on your tampon?


You Sir, have been farkied as having Awesome Snark!
 
2012-10-05 05:45:27 PM

Dr Dreidel: special20: offacue: That's the second time today I read drawer spelled as draw. Is this a thing?

It's a Jersey New England thing.

Having lived in Jersey half my life, you're wrong.


I have in-laws, and several friends that originate from New Jersey - and those folks all say "draw" when referring to a drawer.

You probably can't hear it yourself locally, and are only able to identify the very thick New England vernacular. Does that make sense?

/it's probably a Yankee thing
//southerners call it "droor"
///meditate on that
 
2012-10-06 10:41:59 AM
Well, since we're sharing MP stories.

My jerkass MP story:

My unit was at a well-known major US Army post for weapon qualification. I was on ammo detail, which meant basically that I was guarding the big truck with thousands of rounds of ammo in it. It was a pretty lousy detail, to be honest, because it meant sitting out in an empty lot in a barren part of the base with one other guy and guarding the truck from about 1700 until 0800 the next day. The idea of guarding in shifts or of any kind of relief for the guards had eluded my superiors. So had the idea of giving us any food for this 15 hour shift.

Well, a couple hours into this detail, in a big empty area surrounded by berms and guardtowers and chain link fences topped with razor wire, an MP car comes by. A MP SGT gets out.

Me: Good afternoon. What can I do for you?
MP: This isn't authorized to be here, it has to go NOW.
Me: Pardon me. I am on ammo detail with $UNIT and was assigned by MAJ $NAME to guard this. This is the storage area for ammunition, correct? (As I gesture over to the sign that says "Ammo Holding Area")
MP: You didn't hear me. This area is not authorized for the storage of ammunition, you will have to move that truck NOW. Get in there, and take that vehicle out of the area IMMEDIATELY!
Me: I don't have a driver's license for that vehicle, have direct orders from a Field-Grade Officer to guard it at this site, and have no idea where to take it besides here to guard it. I will have to radio my unit to get further instructions.
MP: *scowls* Do it fast, I want this truck out of here IMMEDIATELY. This is NOT AUTHORIZED.
Me: *Gets in Humvee, gets on radio, explains what has happened to my unit, gets a reply*
Me: Chief $OtherGuy will be here soon, he's our Property Book Officer, he's the one signed for all this equipment.
MP: *scowls, stands there tensely, eyeballing me like I'm a suspect or a potential terrorist, hand hovering near his sidearm*
*Long awkward wait about 10 minutes with us just standing there, not saying a word*
*Chief Warrant Officer shows up in a GSA van, gets out*
MP: Good afternoon, Sir! Sir, this area is not authorized for storage of AAE (Arms Ammunition and Explosives), could you please move it over to the ranges as soon as possible?
*MP and PBO have short conversation about how this is the listed and marked storage area for ammo*
*MP has a polite, apologetic tone with the CWO, explains how for some bureaucratic reason due to budget cuts the ammo holding area is no longer certified to store ammo, suggests we take the ammo truck directly to the range*
PBO: *gets on radio, calls for a driver for the truck*
*MP is exceedingly nice as somebody comes, drives the truck off, and we go to guard it at another place*

Basically he was a dick with me because I was junior enlisted, but as soon as an Officer showed up, he got polite, friendly, and courteous.
 
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