ParaHandy: It's doubly aggrieving because the whole thing is a waste of time and money. As taxpayers, we are footing the bill for being involuntarily harassed, delayed and having our shiat stolen. Exactly what OBL wanted.
gilgigamesh: oren0: gilgigamesh: How the hell do you go through the checkpoint and not notice your laptop is missing? They make you take it out and put it in a separate tray.If I put my laptop in the machine and when the tray came through 45 seconds later without my laptop in it, I am pretty sure I would (a) notice and (b) scream like a banshee that some farking TSA crook stole my farking laptop until I got it back.These thefts largely involve checked luggage. Good luck proving the contents of your bag.That makes sense. I guess the lesson is don't check anything of value.
CapeFearCadaver: roadkillontheweb: Glad I have driven everywhere I need to go since 9/11.Aaaaand this.
oren0: The agency says it has a zero-tolerance policy for theft and terminates the contracts of all thieves within the TSA. In the past ten years, almost 400 TSA officers have been fired for stealing, 11 of which were fired this year.And how many of them were arrested? Imprisoned? Here's an easy way to stop this tomorrow: make any instance of theft by an on-duty TSA agent a felony punishable by a minimum 10-year prison term. Punishments for misconduct by on-duty police, government officials, etc., should be similar. Society must hold so-called authority figures to a higher bar.
Mock26: [img.photobucket.com image 220x220]A number of years ago, probably around 2004 or 2005, I was flying to New York and I had forgotten to take my ToolLogic out of my laptop case (mine was red, not purple). The TSA scanner saw the knife and called over her supervisor. He took it out of my bag, said, "I didn't know they came in red" and put it into his pocket as he walked away. He did not question me about it at all. In fact, I do not think that his comment was even directed at me. He just took it and went on his merry way. I was pissed off that I had "lost" it, but I was grateful that they scanner just let the issue drop and let me go on through.
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