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2012-10-10 01:34:34 AM  

untaken_name: IsNoGood: that makes me take the bus 7h so no need to fly

You're right about that. No need to fly to experience TSA treatment. They're on Greyhounds now, too. For now, the best bet is to rent a car and drive. Or buy a crappy car off Craigslist and just drive it and hope it makes it. That's my personal choice right now. Then I ditch 'em either on Craigslist again or to a salvage guy. It's a serious PITA and I'd much rather fly or even ride the bus, but fark the TSA.


Well No in Asia, like to see them try that, for the airports, yes they able to do the FAA / TSA thing, but not on the ground, Not Yet, when that Happen I take my motorbike or one of the cars,

I don't get it just because somebody in the US see the benefits of keep a ongoing state of permanent hysteria what do it have to do with me, last I checked US have more armed nutters than most middle east.
 
2012-10-10 01:37:58 AM  

IsNoGood: untaken_name: IsNoGood: that makes me take the bus 7h so no need to fly

You're right about that. No need to fly to experience TSA treatment. They're on Greyhounds now, too. For now, the best bet is to rent a car and drive. Or buy a crappy car off Craigslist and just drive it and hope it makes it. That's my personal choice right now. Then I ditch 'em either on Craigslist again or to a salvage guy. It's a serious PITA and I'd much rather fly or even ride the bus, but fark the TSA.

Well No in Asia, like to see them try that, for the airports, yes they able to do the FAA / TSA thing, but not on the ground, Not Yet, when that Happen I take my motorbike or one of the cars,

I don't get it just because somebody in the US see the benefits of keep a ongoing state of permanent hysteria what do it have to do with me, last I checked US have more armed nutters than most middle east.


Yeah we live in a bizarre world where the strongest nations are the most afraid and paranoid. I didn't realize that we'd managed to export our TSA idiocy TO Asia - it seems like everything is going the other way these days.
 
2012-10-10 01:38:41 AM  

bunner: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: AbbeySomeone: This is what happens when low class people are given positions with the slightest bit of power. They gotta throw it around.
There is no excuse for this type of assault.

What has always bugged me about the TSA is that doing so is a classic, much used power play by totalitarian types. Yes, I know it is tin foil hat territory. But still....

What I think is a little closer to the clinical definition of batsh*t nuts is to see broad and mind historical precedents for precisely the sort of business plan - they're not "conspiracies", they're business plans - we're sitting through in Merkuh and say with great conviction, "That could NEVER happen here, that's just *cuhrezzeh* talk." Think about it.


Maybe "agendas" would be closer, still. And, curiously, those agendas don't necessarily agree and may at times be in opposition to each other, which would explain why we still have some shreds of freedom left.

Alice in Wonderland, and various other classic works were actually veiled criticisms of the British Crown and other power structures. They were veiled because the author's believed in the concept of living to ripe old ages. There is a certain trilogy of books, ostensibly written for laughs, that plays it up to 11 with the paranoia and ridiculous excesses of conspiracy. I've wondered for years, though, wether it has a grain of truthiness to it. The authors were very smart people. Perhaps you know the one I mean?

fnord
 
2012-10-10 01:41:57 AM  

Fromageball: TSA agents are fairly low level positions...which means they probably have asshole managers micro-managing the hell out of them, making sure they follow procedure to a T. Maybe pay them more, provide better training, don't give the managers incentive to be micro-managing dicks, etc, and maybe you'll get a more effective TSA who are capable of using better judgment in the various situations they will encounter as TSA agents and not just acting as robots following a set of rules. Maybe.


Or just get rid of them and drop the security theater.

We know that they miss pretty much every single bomb or weapon sent through during random tests of their security.

They are no more effective than having nobody there.

Just get rid of them.
 
2012-10-10 01:43:04 AM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Perhaps you know the one I mean?


Wait, is it by Dan Brown?

/kidding
 
2012-10-10 01:46:28 AM  
How about those TSA agents have their names revealed, and they also get a mandatory rectal exam every time they want to fly after they get fired.

Might stop this BS from happening

Btw, the Sea-Tac TSA agents are assholes
 
2012-10-10 02:05:33 AM  
It happened to me, same thing minus I wasn't dying and I did get hurt and a nasty infection. I did not sue. She should.
 
2012-10-10 03:02:47 AM  
Jerry Sandusky, credit card telemarketers and prosperity gospel evangelists are reputable, respectable citizens when compared to TSA agents, who collectively make Walmart greeters look like skilled labor.
 
2012-10-10 03:08:12 AM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Jerry Sandusky, credit card telemarketers and prosperity gospel evangelists are reputable, respectable citizens when compared to TSA agents, who collectively make Walmart greeters look like skilled labor.


Yep, at least every person they interact with has some sense of perceived value being provided. Even the boys in Sandusky's shower thought they'd get some free football tickets in the future. With the TSA, it's flat out rape.
 
2012-10-10 03:17:12 AM  
I wish California wasn't so far away, or I'd just drive. It's the only place I fly. If it's anywhere on the east coast, I'm driving.
 
2012-10-10 04:50:05 AM  
That's beyond the pale. The first thought that went through my head was imagining myself standing in line and shouting at the TSA agents, telling them to show her some respect, then being arrested, then sent to gitmo. I wonder if I would really have the balls to speak up when I see TSA bullshiat, or whether i'd be a giant pussy, like everyone else in America, it seems. I've tried it here, but there's always the voice that tells me to back down before I escalate it too far and miss my flight. We are all too afraid to stand up to them because it will be an inconvenience to us, we'll miss our flights, and may even end up in serious legal trouble on some bullshiat charge of pestering security guards.

I did get my own childish revenge on one who made me strip in line to check my jeans button thoroughly, because it set off his metal wand, when he crouched down and wanded my arse I farted in his face. I felt like Rick from the Young Ones.
 
2012-10-10 04:55:56 AM  

nich0lai: It happened to me, same thing minus I wasn't dying and I did get hurt and a nasty infection. I did not sue. She should.


Well, remember the part where SHE'S GOT TERMINAL CANCER. That is, she's only got a short time left on this earth, and it's hardly a good use of your life to go through that. It's not like you'd be able to spend the money.

TSA is a government entity, and enjoys SOME degree of Sovereign Immunity. I've seen many articles of "man sues TSA", but I don't know where it actually went from there. I mean I can file a lawsuit against God, which would promptly get thrown out due to lack of actionable identification of a Defendant. But I still SUED.
 
2012-10-10 06:26:39 AM  

Kuroshin: Pantubo: Another day in Obama's America.

Thankfully, he's a Democrat. Otherwise, people might be upset about things like this.

Does this even qualify as a troll? There was like, no effort. There's the tired meme of "Obama's America" and a contradiction at the end. It's just so wonky that I'd more easily consider it Dadaist performance art than a troll.


I see he got a bunch of people to bite.
 
2012-10-10 06:31:29 AM  

DigitalCoffee: TSA; another wonderful idea brought to you by the same Republicans that had other wonderful ideas like putting corn juice in your gas tank, abstinence only sex-ed, and NCLB.

/someone tell me again why this race will be close
//derpy and ineffective always wins over bat-shiat insane and authoritarian


Because Left/Right is a false paradigm propagated by the minions of the global banking cartel in media and government.

Wake up, sheep
 
2012-10-10 08:00:01 AM  

AbbeySomeone: This is what happens when low class people are given positions with the slightest bit of power. They gotta throw it around.
There is no excuse for this type of assault.


Buzz Windrip's Minute Men - great band name eh?
 
2012-10-10 09:05:40 AM  

dbmark17: What happens when someone blows themselves up in the security line?


I've been saying this for awhile. While I do get the whole security checkpoint thing (because hijacking and intentionally crashing an airliner full of people is pretty dramatic, attention-grabbing stuff), those same 4-5 terrorists standing in the serpentine line with about a thousand other people simultaneously detonating 4-5 pound suicide vests of high explosives each would be enough to kill way more people with an attack than crashing a jet (unless that jet hits something really populated).

Done in the right airport, that much explodiness would probably be enough to bring down the concourse entirely closing the airport and likely shutting down all the rest of them for a day or so (because that's how the TSA would overreact to such things).
 
2012-10-10 09:09:28 AM  

dbmark17: What happens when someone blows themselves up in the security line?


This ^^
 
2012-10-10 09:19:59 AM  

craig328: dbmark17: What happens when someone blows themselves up in the security line?

I've been saying this for awhile. While I do get the whole security checkpoint thing (because hijacking and intentionally crashing an airliner full of people is pretty dramatic, attention-grabbing stuff), those same 4-5 terrorists standing in the serpentine line with about a thousand other people simultaneously detonating 4-5 pound suicide vests of high explosives each would be enough to kill way more people with an attack than crashing a jet (unless that jet hits something really populated).

Done in the right airport, that much explodiness would probably be enough to bring down the concourse entirely closing the airport and likely shutting down all the rest of them for a day or so (because that's how the TSA would overreact to such things).


Your premise is flawed. You believe the TSA has something to do with security. No, sir. It's about control, not security. They're not worried about terrorists. You can tell by their actions, rather than their rhetoric.
 
2012-10-10 09:42:36 AM  

Slaxl: I wonder if I would really have the balls to speak up when I see TSA bullshiat, or whether i'd be a giant pussy, like everyone else in America, it seems. I've tried it here, but there's always the voice that tells me to back down before I escalate it too far and miss my flight. We are all too afraid to stand up to them because it will be an inconvenience to us, we'll miss our flights, and may even end up in serious legal trouble on some bullshiat charge of pestering security guards.


Last week I was threatened with arrest. I let the boarding pass checker issue the 'call law enforcement' threat three times before I called her bluff and said 'You want to call them, call them. I answer only those questions which I am required by law to answer.'

She called for 'a supervisor' who also tried to pressure me into answering questions. To him I repeated the same: 'I will answer any and all questions that I am required by law to answer.' He tried to give me a lecture about getting a lot of people who aren't who they claim to be and that this is all to make us safe, etc. I responded that I had supplied the required documents, and thus met the criteria to enter the checkpoint.

There was about a three minute stand off before the supervisor (three stripes on the epaulette) finally said that they would comply with the written laws and regulations.

As I always do, I also opted out of the strip search machine. I have opted out of the strip search machine now 141 times, and have learned that remarks about being difficult, threats to call law enforcement, protestations about how important their jobs are and suggestions that I am a terrorist are nothing but the puffery of self-important bullies who are otherwise unemployable. I have never missed a flight, and have never compromised because I was short on time. I have insisted that the proper anatomical name for every body part they are going to touch be expressed to me verbally before it is touched, and that has resulted in tears from more than one TSA employee.

They get away with a lot of what they get away with because of the threats they make, and they really don't like having it turned back around on them. In the events where all else has failed, I have a practiced statement that I recite: 'Are you, an agent of the federal government threatening me under color of law in an effort to suppress my Constitutionally protected right to political speech? I will need your full name and badge number for my attorney.' It rarely gets that far.
 
2012-10-10 09:46:50 AM  

untaken_name: Your premise is flawed. You believe the TSA has something to do with security. No, sir. It's about control, not security. They're not worried about terrorists. You can tell by their actions, rather than their rhetoric.


My premise is unflawed. Your response is a non sequitur as I didn't discuss the purpose of the TSA. I was responding to the poster that asked what if they attack the security lines in the airport.

I don't much care for the TSA, their tactics and lack of accountability either but discussing how else terrorists could disrupt American air travel other than hijacking and crashing airliners full of people is a valid topic. For travellers, the TSA starts at the security line and the concept is that equally valid targets exist at the airport well prior to the security line. Until and unless the TSA moves their checkpoints to the front door of the airport, the ability for terrorists to target airports and the air travelling public remain unimpeded.

They don't do it probably because organizing an effective terrorist cell for operation inside the United States is much more difficult now than it was pre-9/11 and also probably because such an attack, while horrific, wouldn't be nearly as high profile as dropping the Trade Center buildings was...and terrorism requires people to be made aware of such. Terrorists could do exactly what Tim McVeigh did and do it rather easily. Imagine the last time you were at the arrivals and departures lane at the airport. Lots of people, lots of vehicles. Easy target if they wanted to hit it and had the organizational ability to do so.
 
2012-10-10 09:57:07 AM  

craig328: My premise is unflawed.



craig328: While I do get the whole security checkpoint thing (because hijacking and intentionally crashing an airliner full of people is pretty dramatic, attention-grabbing stuff),


This is evidence that you accept the flawed premise. You obviously do NOT get the whole security checkpoint thing, because this statement implies that you believe it has something to do with preventing hijacking of airliners. That is not correct, which is why I stated that your premise is flawed.
 
2012-10-10 09:59:50 AM  

ineedfark: I'm going to make a strip club and name it "The Airport" and then have all the strippers "security screen" patrons as they pay their cover charge.


Brilliance.

That is so impressive I can't even look at your screen name, it just shines too bright... I swear, you must be like a mix of fergie and jesus.
 
2012-10-10 10:08:19 AM  

untaken_name: craig328: My premise is unflawed.


craig328: While I do get the whole security checkpoint thing (because hijacking and intentionally crashing an airliner full of people is pretty dramatic, attention-grabbing stuff),

This is evidence that you accept the flawed premise. You obviously do NOT get the whole security checkpoint thing, because this statement implies that you believe it has something to do with preventing hijacking of airliners. That is not correct, which is why I stated that your premise is flawed.


[sigh] Fine, buttercup. They're there not to check for sharp weapons, explosives, liquid binary agents, firearms, etc but they're there to what...photograph your penis through your clothes? Please, do enlighten me. I comment on Fark rarely enough anymore because of the lack of smarts exhibited around here. Reveal your sagacity that your claim that I "do NOT get" it supports.

Seriously...blind me with your brilliance.
 
2012-10-10 10:09:19 AM  

Beanlet: , if people would organize a "no fly day" and stick to it, letting the airlines know they won't be getting a huge percentage of flyers that day, it could make a difference


No-fly day would work the same as the "don't buy gas" days. Despite the predictably low participation, people who participate just buy their gas/schedule their trips the day before or after, and it doesn't end up hurting their quarterly earnings quota at all, so what's their incentive to care?

No-fly year, that might work.
 
2012-10-10 10:16:14 AM  

craig328: [sigh] Fine, buttercup. They're there not to check for sharp weapons, explosives, liquid binary agents, firearms, etc but they're there to what...photograph your penis through your clothes? Please, do enlighten me


They're there to make stupid people think they're there to check for sharp weapons, explosives, liquid binary agents, firearms, etc.

/ "oh no, he's got a box cutter! Let's all sit here calmly until the whole thing is over" isn't likely to happen anymore. Where have you been?
 
2012-10-10 10:24:05 AM  

skwerl: The only reason I can think of for keeping this farcical agency is that it's a jobs program. It provides hundreds of thousands of jobs for otherwise unemployable societal outcasts. Imagine the jump in unemployment if the TSA were disbanded.


There's 1 and only 1 reason that the TSA and other nonsensical parts of the war on terror will NEVER EVER be defunded. You must first understand that another event will occur at some point in the future. That is a certainty. It will happen whether we have the TSA or not. However, if you defund the TSA and there is another event then you and your party that voted for it will shoulder the blame for the next 9/11. The fact that it's total nonsense to blame you doesn't matter.
 
2012-10-10 10:24:25 AM  

craig328: untaken_name: craig328: My premise is unflawed.


craig328: While I do get the whole security checkpoint thing (because hijacking and intentionally crashing an airliner full of people is pretty dramatic, attention-grabbing stuff),

This is evidence that you accept the flawed premise. You obviously do NOT get the whole security checkpoint thing, because this statement implies that you believe it has something to do with preventing hijacking of airliners. That is not correct, which is why I stated that your premise is flawed.

[sigh] Fine, buttercup. They're there not to check for sharp weapons, explosives, liquid binary agents, firearms, etc but they're there to what...photograph your penis through your clothes? Please, do enlighten me. I comment on Fark rarely enough anymore because of the lack of smarts exhibited around here. Reveal your sagacity that your claim that I "do NOT get" it supports.

Seriously...blind me with your brilliance.


I gave you everything you should need in my Weeners to you. Sorry if I hurt your feelings, Princess. If you really want to know what checkpoints are for, why not read up a bit on their historical usage? If you're half as intelligent as you think you are, and you show a smidgeon of willingness to admit fault and learn from it, you might actually gain some understanding. But I wouldn't bet on it. Blind you with my brilliance? Too late, my friend, too late.
 
2012-10-10 10:25:01 AM  

serial_crusher: craig328: [sigh] Fine, buttercup. They're there not to check for sharp weapons, explosives, liquid binary agents, firearms, etc but they're there to what...photograph your penis through your clothes? Please, do enlighten me

They're there to make stupid people think they're there to check for sharp weapons, explosives, liquid binary agents, firearms, etc.

/ "oh no, he's got a box cutter! Let's all sit here calmly until the whole thing is over" isn't likely to happen anymore. Where have you been?


Fine then. You do it. What ARE they there for? Regardless of stupid or smart (because you seem to think that qualifier matters) are you saying they're NOT checking for those things I mentioned? What evil, nefarious purpose are they about when they're telling you you can't take a pistol or multi-tool in your carry on luggage?

And just so we're clear (because I sense this needs to be said) your explanation probably needs to be something other than a sideways reference to "isn't likely to happen anymore". Be exceptionally clear. They're not doing what literally everyone who travels sees them doing...they're doing something else or they're doing it for some reason other than the prevent those items being on a airliner.

I'm all ears, guys. "Speak to me...be eloquent, be brilliant for me. Improvise! Rhapsodize!...Please gather your dreams together into words." I await your revelations with barely concealed excitement.

/well, maybe "barely" is overstating it a bit
 
2012-10-10 10:25:01 AM  

untaken_name: I gave you everything you should need in my Weeners to you.


yeah, yeah, filterpwn etc.
 
2012-10-10 10:25:58 AM  
All I've got to say is...

0.tqn.com
 
2012-10-10 10:27:15 AM  

craig328: Seriously...blind me with your brilliance.


They're there to make you feel like you are safe. It's been proven time and time again that it's just theater. You are not safer because of the new policies enacted by the TSA since 9/11. But you're a childish school-girl and having someone fondle your bits apparently makes you feel safe, so that is why we must all suffer under your tyranny.
 
2012-10-10 10:33:53 AM  
beartoons.com 

/He keeps frisking the children...
 
2012-10-10 10:35:09 AM  

untaken_name: I gave you everything you should need in my Weeners to you. Sorry if I hurt your feelings, Princess. If you really want to know what checkpoints are for, why not read up a bit on their historical usage? If you're half as intelligent as you think you are, and you show a smidgeon of willingness to admit fault and learn from it, you might actually gain some understanding. But I wouldn't bet on it. Blind you with my brilliance? Too late, my friend, too late.


So...this (your Boobies)?

Because the only number they report as representing "unemployed people" in this country is the number of people currently drawing unemployment. So they have to find other ways to funnel tax money to people but just not call it "unemployment".

Or this (your Boobies to me)?

Your premise is flawed. You believe the TSA has something to do with security. No, sir. It's about control, not security. They're not worried about terrorists. You can tell by their actions, rather than their rhetoric.

Since your Boobies to me said nothing aside from "it's about control" (which isn't an explanation that even your long suffering kindergarten teacher would accept as a complete answer) shall I assume it's your Boobies? That the TSA is a thinly veiled jobs program?

Is that it? Please understand, I don't want this to be hard for you. Since neither of those posts were as wordy as your most recent, how about you be a champ about it (and taking my obvious mental incapacity into account), take it easy on yourself and state YOUR premise clearly and succinctly. Let's not hide your brilliance in the offal of 180+ other unworthy posts. Bring it fiercely to the fore!

Really, eff your snark and speak plainly if you can.
 
2012-10-10 10:36:24 AM  
Once I saw the airport, I didn't even need to read the rest of the article.

SEA-TAC is the WORST AIRPORT EVER, and Alaska Airlines is a disaster. I have flown across the world several times and to 3rd world countries(and their airports), and nothing has ever compared to the incompetence I endured when I went through Seattle. And the layout is abhorrent.
 
2012-10-10 10:44:31 AM  

the_geek: craig328: Seriously...blind me with your brilliance.

They're there to make you feel like you are safe. It's been proven time and time again that it's just theater. You are not safer because of the new policies enacted by the TSA since 9/11. But you're a childish school-girl and having someone fondle your bits apparently makes you feel safe, so that is why we must all suffer under your tyranny.


Calm down. I thought I was pretty clear when I said I didn't agree with their tactics and lack of accountability (surely you read that part and just forgot).

Okay, so their efforts are ineffective? Is that it? The policies enacted by the TSA since 9/11 aren't doing anything to prevent similar occurrences? People like the 9/11 hijackers still walk through security with box cutters? They've not found a single item like that and prevented them from going on board an airplane?

So, if I walk up to the checkpoint with a box cutter razor I'll be sitting down with it in 39A a few short minutes later?

Perhaps you mean that airliners are not as yet 100% pristine, hermetically sealed means of conveyance and that the efforts of the TSA at the security checkpoints won't stop someone from smuggling such banned items aboard via other means? Or do you mean that because I might successfully figure out a way to thwart the x-ray exam of my bag and perhaps smuggle a razor knife in my rectum that the practice of examining passengers for contraband items is useless?

Help me out here.
 
2012-10-10 10:51:50 AM  

craig328: serial_crusher: craig328: [sigh] Fine, buttercup. They're there not to check for sharp weapons, explosives, liquid binary agents, firearms, etc but they're there to what...photograph your penis through your clothes? Please, do enlighten me

They're there to make stupid people think they're there to check for sharp weapons, explosives, liquid binary agents, firearms, etc.

/ "oh no, he's got a box cutter! Let's all sit here calmly until the whole thing is over" isn't likely to happen anymore. Where have you been?

Fine then. You do it. What ARE they there for?


oh, you're doing the "ask a dumb question, then pretend you didn't hear the answer and ask the same question again" game, aren't you?
Really, this isn't difficult. I'll be more clear, and try to use small words and references to cartoons so you can understand.

Yes, their stated purpose is to protect against those things, and to an extent they do.
The problem is that TSA is effectively a Bear Patrol. They're spending way too much tax money and causing enough inconvenience that they far outweigh the actual (minimal) threat.

The tax dollars we throw at them aren't about protecting us from threats. They're about:
1) Perception that we're being protected from minimally existent threats
2) Make-work jobs for the otherwise unemployable
3) Profits for the companies that build those x-ray machines

Metal detectors like we had in the 1990s, locking cockpit doors, and sky marshals should be all we need to protect against real threats, not this "stand in line for 3 hours, then take off your shoes, take everything out of your bag, omg don't carry on more than 3 ounces of toothpaste!" crap.

/ Does that thing they sometimes swab your bag with to detect chemical bomb residue actually work, or is that purely for show? If it actually works, keep that around. It's not going to slow anybody down substantially or offend anyone's delicate sensibilities.
 
2012-10-10 11:27:45 AM  
serial_crusher: "They're about: ... 2) Make-work jobs for the otherwise unemployable"

Yeah, the TSA isn't about that.
They would love nothing more than to lay off 100% of the existing checkpoint staff and let invasive machine scanning, automated threat detection software and remote monitors do the job.
Their wet dream is to lower their visible footprint and obviate the complaints about unequal treatment.
The current checkpoint staff is seen as nothing but a liability.

/ They would really like their own paramilitary force though.
// They used to ask for, and try to sneak toward, that authority semi-regularly.
/// But I think they realized that's not going to be successful until they can go a week without a gate-rape story.
//// Hence the desire to get rid of the current checkpoint staff.
 
2012-10-10 12:27:04 PM  

ringersol: They would love nothing more than to lay off 100% of the existing checkpoint staff and let invasive machine scanning, automated threat detection software and remote monitors do the job.


[im_ok_with_this.jpeg]
As long as their machine violates my right to privacy without making me stand around in line for an hour and be late for my flights, I'm willing to call it even.
 
2012-10-10 02:56:06 PM  
Some head case somewhere, at some time is going to lose their shiat and retaliate in a BIG way. Unfortunately, there will be travelers in line that will also get killed/maimed.
 
2012-10-10 03:39:52 PM  

hellolove: Once I saw the airport, I didn't even need to read the rest of the article.

SEA-TAC is the WORST AIRPORT EVER, and Alaska Airlines is a disaster. I have flown across the world several times and to 3rd world countries(and their airports), and nothing has ever compared to the incompetence I endured when I went through Seattle. And the layout is abhorrent.


Alaska Airlines is not a disaster, outside of Seattle. They're pleasant to fly if you have a Portland or Anchorage crew. Fark SeaTac.
 
2012-10-10 04:10:27 PM  
Just another example showing how Osama won.
 
2012-10-10 05:28:45 PM  
Another abortion propelled forward by the Bush Administration.
 
2012-10-10 08:56:37 PM  

Beanlet: Two thoughts..

One, if Obama announced that he is disbanding the TSA, executive order, admitting that it was a huge failure, plus orders an investigation into all of the crap the TSA has stolen.. He'd get reelected.

Two, if people would organize a "no fly day" and stick to it, letting the airlines know they won't be getting a huge percentage of flyers that day, it could make a difference. The only way the lobbyists will start getting upset is if their profits fall. The only way to do that is to stop flying or make a protest date that shows a huge percentage of people are serious about the issue.

Sad that neither of those will happen and people will continue to put up with the TSA, even though they have shown themselves to be inept and more than a handful are thieves, stealing from you as you walk through their lairs.

No, I don't fly.. why, you ask? I have a medical implant in my spine and refuse to be groped and forced to expose myself and explain my medical problems with the groper. Stories like this just reinforce my resolve not to fly until the TSA is gone.



If Obama disbanded the TSA we might have President Biden to reinstate it. There is little doubt in my mind that Obama is a compromised individual whom has various secrets that could be used force him out of office if he gets out of line.

The airlines have already lost a huge amount of business. They are with the government. The government controls them being in business at all. Corporate executives are too gutless to take a stand. They will cut routes, cut back, do everything they can to function with less passengers but they will not stand up to the government.

The only way to fix this is make airlines solely responsible for their own security. Period. Then they would have reason to make security hassle free and effective. Government will only make it a hassle and ineffective.
 
2012-10-10 09:00:49 PM  
skwerl: For the life of me I cannot find a valid reason for continuing the farce that is the TSA. But nobody will discuss it at an official level, Romney and Obama refuse to touch it. The Presidential candidate that vows to disband the TSA will win my allegiance for life.

http://thehill.com/blogs/transportation-report/tsa/188271-ron-paul-pr o poses-abolishing-the-tsa-in-plan-to-restore-america-

"Rep. Ron Paul's plan to "restore America" includes abolishing the Transportation Security Administration."
 
2012-10-10 10:02:18 PM  
Airport Mall Cops 1, America - 0
 
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