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(NYPost)   TSA suffers another buttfumble, lets IED through two layers of screening - but they did catch the agent trying to smuggle a doll with wires sticking out of it and BOMB INSIDE written in three-inch-high letters   (nypost.com) divider line 83
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2013-03-08 12:17:52 PM
Its time we just admit that all this screening shiat is nothing more than an attempt to assuage us of our egos and that in reality if someone really really really wanted to blow up a plan they could do so very easily.

We've just been lucky because for the most part terrorists are pretty farking dumb
 
2013-03-08 12:18:40 PM
That was worth reading just for the "He did have a simulated IED in his pants" line.
 
2013-03-08 12:18:43 PM
This is good news.. for the terrorists!
 
2013-03-08 12:18:45 PM
Is that a simulated IED in your pants, or are you just happy to see me?
 
2013-03-08 12:19:12 PM
The TSA is the most expensive illusion of safety ever.  High school drop outs who've just recently received their GED are not keeping us safe.
 
2013-03-08 12:20:54 PM
I am so glad they roughed up my 73 year old aunt, believing her pacemaker card to be fake. I felt safe.
 
2013-03-08 12:21:19 PM
Fire the lot of them.
 
2013-03-08 12:22:31 PM
I'm glad they explicitly publish where its easiest to get a bomb through so the terrorist know where to get in...
 
2013-03-08 12:22:47 PM
"He did have a simulated IED in his pants," the source said.

giggity
 
2013-03-08 12:23:51 PM
Have the goal posts been moved back to not having planes blow up in the sky?  Does enough of the population really care about that?

Not having airplanes flown into buildings I understand, but all that required was secured doors to the cockpits.  I forgot what a colossal waste of money and civil liberties the TSA is.
 
2013-03-08 12:24:27 PM
The Northeast has the worst TSA agents.  They make Tampa TSA agents look good.
 
2013-03-08 12:25:22 PM
They need more funding.  Time to raise taxes.
 
2013-03-08 12:27:06 PM
www.south-park.me

Make us proud, TSA.
 
2013-03-08 12:27:19 PM
In the interest of not getting busted for a felony, let me say that "a friend" went through a domestic flight security line with multiple cigarette lighters, match packs and a knife in his carryon just yesterday. He also had a laptop battery with 172,800 joules of energy in it.

He still had to take off his shoes.

/ IT WAS A FRIEND, I TELL YOU!
 
2013-03-08 12:28:39 PM

tricycleracer: The Northeast has the worst TSA agents.  They make Tampa TSA agents look good.


That's what happens when you hire stupid people and give them a uniform. The sequester would be a great chance to can half of them. Most of the time they stand around anyway.
 
2013-03-08 12:29:54 PM
Billions of dollars spent to solve yesterday's problem, and they don't even do that very well.  Of course it won't be a plane next time, it'll be a container ship, or a U-Haul.

/Total security means turning into the kind of state you keep thinking we already are
//Not worth it
 
2013-03-08 12:30:12 PM
"He did have a simulated IED in his pants," the source said.

www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-03-08 12:30:25 PM
So... did she get her freak on or not?
 
2013-03-08 12:33:50 PM
lets IED through two layers of screening
www.womenshealthmag.com
BIRTH CONTROL is banned on airplanes?
What is this, Catholic Airlines?
 
2013-03-08 12:34:50 PM
Someone cue up the .gif of Batman running with a bomb.  That is about the only one they would really catch.
 
2013-03-08 12:35:13 PM
I've got an explosive device in my pants, if you know what I mean, and I think that you do.
 
2013-03-08 12:35:48 PM

BowtoMogul: I'm glad they explicitly publish where its easiest to get a bomb through so the terrorist know where to get in...


I'm glad they explicitly publish where the TSA circus horribly fails so that they are forced either to implement checks that actually work or to admit that the whole thing is a farce and can be abolished.
 
2013-03-08 12:35:55 PM
Good job, TSA.  Good job.

i112.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-08 12:36:46 PM

KSCA75: Someone cue up the .gif of Batman running with a bomb.  That is about the only one they would really catch.


You really think those guys can run that fast?
 
2013-03-08 12:36:56 PM
At least Newark is still the 3rd best airport to hook-up. With terrorists.
 
2013-03-08 12:37:03 PM
This TSA fearmongering never made much sense to me. The more security measures are in place, the more pissed off people you have waiting in line, and if a terrorist wants to piss all over the illusion of safety they just need to blow up their IED where there are 90 people clustered together in the snaking line before the scanners.

I still think a "speed" line with no scanners for a couple months might illustrate to the government that this is a waste of money run by, as someone else pointed out, people absolutely without qualification to stop terrorists. "You can take flight X but there WON'T BE PATDOWNS, so you take that risk into your own hands. Be aware that your CHANCE OF DEATH has increased 0.00000000000004%."

You're more likely to get killed in a car accident driving to/from the airport, but whatever... fearmongering and facing reality will always be at odds.
 
2013-03-08 12:37:40 PM
Fark: All TSA screeners who failed were promoted and given raises. That is how we roll. Got a problem with it, I will finger bang your grandma next time she passes through.
 
2013-03-08 12:40:53 PM
Thanks for the budget cuts Fartbama! Now the TSA can't fight terrorism!
 
2013-03-08 12:41:07 PM
praxcelis:


Billions of dollars spent to solve yesterday's problem, and they don't even do that very well. Of course it won't be a plane next time, it'll be a container ship, or a U-Haul.

/Total security means turning into the kind of state you keep thinking we already are
//Not worth it


And we demand it.

It's a no-win situation. Let's say someone puts a bomb in a hairbrush and gets caught. It doesn't matter if the bomb was successful or not.

So what happens?

A) the TSA bans hairbrushes.

B) The dumb but numerically important voting part of America screams "WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT THE HAIRBRUSH THREAT?!?!"

We're whiners. I travel internationally often enough to see... "Oh. Wait. It's the same way EVERYWHERE, even on in-country flights in East Bumfark, Asia." I've never been there, but I'm told if you want a *real* TSA experience you should go to Israel.

Yes, it's theater. And we demand it.
 
2013-03-08 12:43:35 PM
What's in YOUR pants?
 
2013-03-08 12:45:58 PM

The Irresponsible Captain: Thanks for the budget cuts Fartbama! Now the TSA can't fight terrorism!


You mean the TSA was fighting terrorism? The TSA is full of retards, hack pedofiles, and dead beats.
 
2013-03-08 12:47:23 PM
Of course they missed it -- THEY HAVE NO EYES!

www.nypost.com
 
2013-03-08 12:49:43 PM
Well, it's not like you can take down an airplane with a fake bomb. So what's the worry?
 
2013-03-08 12:51:37 PM
Yeesh....and these TSA morons have a better uniform allowance than the United States Marine Corps.
 
2013-03-08 12:51:59 PM

Psychohazard: He did have a simulated IED in his pants


Yeah he did. ;)
 
2013-03-08 12:54:05 PM

special20: Fire the lot of them.


Good luck with that... They're unionized now.
 
2013-03-08 12:55:05 PM
The TSA Blog just put out a post regarding the fact that they are starting to allow some knives on board. But, only if they meet certain guidelines. Like the blade being under 2.36 inches long (No, I'm not making that up), and not having "a molded grip". Because a 2.37 inch blade on a grip made up injection-molded plastic is somehow more dangerous than a 2.36 blade on a machined grip.
 
2013-03-08 12:55:34 PM
And, again to given them credit, they DID stop the short guy in the Trench Coat and Fedora  who was in the line in front of me holding a cannonball with a lit fuse....but only because he was also trying to bring a half-filled bottle of Dasani and some nail clippers on the plane at the same time.
 
2013-03-08 12:55:59 PM

Jabberwookiee: I've got an explosive device in my pants, if you know what I mean, and I think that you do.


Yeah, but I hear it goes off prematurely...
 
2013-03-08 12:56:31 PM

Grandemadaca: lets IED through two layers of screening
[www.womenshealthmag.com image 200x200]
BIRTH CONTROL is banned on airplanes?
What is this, Catholic Airlines?


IED, not IUD
 
2013-03-08 12:57:20 PM

pmdgrwr: Fark: All TSA screeners who failed were promoted and given raises. That is how we roll. Got a problem with it, I will finger bang your grandma next time she passes through.


Gram-gram wants to know what gate you're going to be manning on Saturday night.
 
2013-03-08 12:58:28 PM
The doll got through because it wasn't attached to any laptop or iPad.
 
2013-03-08 01:04:11 PM
Would have been better with the obvious tag and headline

TSA sends four agents with fake bombs through Newark airport.  The only one they caught was the hot blonde with big b00bies.
 
2013-03-08 01:04:25 PM
And before anyone biatches about my comment about transport security being stupid because they all connect to the USA, let me tell you a CS,B.

Coming from Kathmandu, Nepal to Dehli, India, I had the tail end of a roll of electrical tape confiscated because I was stupid enough to offer to tape up the handle on a little-old-lady's luggage (the sort of thing you travel with tape for.) while waiting in the security line where they could see it and say "we have a situation, some guy has tape!"

Presumably this was because of the threat of my tying up a pilot with my remaining 3' of cheap vinyl tape.

The reason I bring this up is that there are no direct flights from Nepal to the US. This isn't a USA demand. It's stupid everywhere.

I could go on about the pissing match between the two countries that require TWO security checks, but that has nothing to do with the US. Yet.
 
2013-03-08 01:06:53 PM

fredklein: The TSA Blog just put out a post regarding the fact that they are starting to allow some knives on board. But, only if they meet certain guidelines. Like the blade being under 2.36 inches long (No, I'm not making that up), and not having "a molded grip". Because a 2.37 inch blade on a grip made up injection-molded plastic is somehow more dangerous than a 2.36 blade on a machined grip.


2.36 inches = 6 cm, so I'm guessing they used centimeters and then just converted.
 
2013-03-08 01:08:19 PM

maxheck: In the interest of not getting busted for a felony, let me say that "a friend" went through a domestic flight security line with multiple cigarette lighters, match packs and a knife in his carryon just yesterday. He also had a laptop battery with 172,800 joules of energy in it.

He still had to take off his shoes.

/ IT WAS A FRIEND, I TELL YOU!


All that stuff is legal, including the knife as of a few days ago. As for the laptop battery:

imgs.xkcd.com

Electromax: This TSA fearmongering never made much sense to me. The more security measures are in place, the more pissed off people you have waiting in line, and if a terrorist wants to piss all over the illusion of safety they just need to blow up their IED where there are 90 people clustered together in the snaking line before the scanners.

I still think a "speed" line with no scanners for a couple months might illustrate to the government that this is a waste of money run by, as someone else pointed out, people absolutely without qualification to stop terrorists. "You can take flight X but there WON'T BE PATDOWNS, so you take that risk into your own hands. Be aware that your CHANCE OF DEATH has increased 0.00000000000004%."

You're more likely to get killed in a car accident driving to/from the airport, but whatever... fearmongering and facing reality will always be at odds.


They have a speed line: it's called TSA Pre-Check, and it makes me hate traveling so much less. You have to be a Trusted Traveler through Global Entry ($100 for 5 years and a background check), and then you don't have to take off shoes, jackets, belts, don't have to take out your laptop or liquids, and only go through a metal detector. There's also never a line. I travel for a living, so this was a freaking god-send.
 
2013-03-08 01:08:20 PM
12 farking years of this.
Enough is enough.
Do you really see this as forever? Won't/can't. All things change.
Imagine this, but much worse, 'cause that is where TSA is headed.

TSA MUST DIE
 
2013-03-08 01:11:47 PM

The_Sponge: Yeesh....and these TSA morons have a better uniform allowance than the United States Marine Corps.


You shoulda seen the budget with guns and ammo included.
Saved our ass.
 
2013-03-08 01:15:15 PM
 
2013-03-08 01:17:07 PM
Interesting. I'm stuck in retail, and we get secret shoppers (corporate spies) about every 2 months. As an assistant manager, my ass can be fired if I don't offer the Plastic Chinese Gadget O' The Month because I'm clearly not doing my job.

Why can't the same standards be put on the TSA? Being a crazy liberal, I would argue that failing to detect a bomb getting through security should have at least the same consequences as failing to offer a $4 multicolored spatula set to every halfwit that wanders in.
 
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