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2013-03-17 07:13:23 AM
Oh they're part of TSA?  Did they find the bottle of water they were looking for?

I do like the guy talking about how safe he feels knowing big government is out there tracking people who engage in certain medical treatments.
 
2013-03-17 08:45:11 AM
First time I ever saw "elite" and TSA in the same sentence.
 
2013-03-17 08:51:28 AM
Are they coming to vipe the vindows?
 
2013-03-17 09:37:20 AM
Nuclear stress test? Sure! Likely story!

He's the bomb!
 
2013-03-17 09:50:59 AM
Elite TSA eh?  So these are the ones that actually graduated high school then?

/still, having unobtrusive detectors for radiation and only get in the public's face when they want to know why one was tripped?  That's doing it right.
//unless this was one of those drill situation where they were pre-warned that guy was on the train and they had to find him, that's just sheer bullshiat then.
 
2013-03-17 09:51:19 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-17 09:53:28 AM
Ive had these tests done, twice.
I travelled 3 days later through Canada, US and China.

Carried the cards (I got one when I went for the morning the other when I went for the follow up that night)

Nobody detected SQUAT
 
2013-03-17 09:53:38 AM
I thought they were VIPR.

They have pulled over motorists who are radioactive.

Supposedly they busted a 'dentist' locally because she was using an X-ray machine in her apartment and it triggered a detector in a cop
car.
 
2013-03-17 09:53:59 AM
This is surreal.  It's like The Last Starfighter, but in real life!

Well, in The Last Starfighter they used video games to recruit the most skilled warriors in the galaxy, and the TSA used pizza boxes.  It's too similar to be regarded as coincidence.
 
2013-03-17 09:55:12 AM
The more hyperbolic the name of the government project (VIPR team, USA PATRIOT Act), the worse it is. FFS, our most badass special forces teams are named after this:
ec.europa.eu
 
2013-03-17 09:55:34 AM
Oooooh they had  Hand-Held NUCLEAR Detection Devices !!

[checks ebay for the price on a geiger counter]

Wow, the feds blew a whole c-note on each of these devices. Im-pressssed!!
 
2013-03-17 09:55:43 AM
And now everyone in the world knows how to wear them out with false readings.
 
2013-03-17 09:56:57 AM

serial_crusher: Oh they're part of TSA?  Did they find the bottle of water they were looking for?

I do like the guy talking about how safe he feels knowing big government is out there tracking people who engage in certain medical treatments.


talking?
shilling.
 
2013-03-17 09:57:42 AM
Are they from DC or Marvel?
 
2013-03-17 09:57:44 AM
TSA TSA TSA
 
2013-03-17 09:59:37 AM
Elite my ass. They deal with trains, cars, ferries and trucks as opposed to airplanes. Another case of someone not doing research before going to press.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visible_Intermodal_Prevention_and_Respo ns e_team

And yes, I have heard of them, seen them, and dealt with them.
 
2013-03-17 10:01:21 AM
Well look at it this way.. If they were police officers in charge of the same security that poor guy would have been dragged off the train, tasered, tuned up and thrown in jail for a week.
 
2013-03-17 10:01:23 AM
TSA?

VIPR - Violently Ignoring People's Rights?
 
2013-03-17 10:02:03 AM
You'll know about them when they develop the cocaine detector that finds a nanogram at 100 yds.  Any one carrying currency will be detained and searched.   Same with maryjane.   Just because you can detect something doesn't mean you need to jump the shark.

There used to be a test for Typhoid, TB, Tetnus (something with a T) that could tell whether you walked on the same floor as a patient with that disease.

It would be nice to see the same resources used for disease detection instead of reruns of the plot of Sourcecode.
 
2013-03-17 10:02:33 AM

Close2TheEdge: TSA?

VIPR - Violently Ignoring People's Rights?


Visible Islamist Profiling Racists
 
2013-03-17 10:03:53 AM
"Elite TSA" must be at around the same level as "Remedial Special Ed Students"
 
2013-03-17 10:07:20 AM
this happened in Florida a few years ago.... apparently these teams also roam the freeway and a lady got pulled over. same deal, she had some medical test she was on her way home from and it was enough to set off their little sniffer. which makes me wonder why we don't hear about these things more often....
 
2013-03-17 10:09:30 AM
So does that mean that these ones will shiat in your bags as well?
 
2013-03-17 10:09:55 AM

Nefarious: Are they coming to vipe the vindows?


i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-17 10:09:55 AM

Nefarious: Are they coming to vipe the vindows?


It's been around 25 years since I saw that episode and I immediately knew the reference.
 
2013-03-17 10:11:47 AM
I once did a baseline safety analysis of a Viper team in a fairly large city down in Florida.   Got to ride around with the guys, see where they set up, and what kind of unique dangers they were exposed to when doing their job.

One of them had been on a sub for the Navy, he had all kinds of crazy ass stories about what happened on his boat.
 
2013-03-17 10:12:18 AM

DrBrownCow: Nefarious: Are they coming to vipe the vindows?

It's been around 25 years since I saw that episode and I immediately knew the reference.


Same here. I actually went to the comments to post that and it was already here.
 
2013-03-17 10:13:38 AM

Girion47: I once did a baseline safety analysis of a Viper team in a fairly large city down in Florida.   Got to ride around with the guys, see where they set up, and what kind of unique dangers they were exposed to when doing their job.

One of them had been on a sub for the Navy, he had all kinds of crazy ass stories about what happened on his boat.


chilling oration, brother.
 
2013-03-17 10:17:31 AM
What if a ton of people all bought some uranium and carried around major cities in their pockets? For the lulz?
 
2013-03-17 10:18:46 AM
Girion47:

One of them had been on a sub for the Navy, he had all kinds of crazy ass-stories about what happened on his boat.

/fixed
 
2013-03-17 10:18:48 AM
My CSB VIPR Story:
During the 2012 Detroit Auto Show the TSA showed up en masse to secure the People Mover, a raised tram system in Detroit.  As I was standing on the Greektown platform a wild VIPR Team appeared.  This team was two guys decked out like they went to the SOCOM gear store and said "two of everything please".  Of course the impact of all their visible tan body armor was somewhat lessened by the fact the body armor was sized to fit around beer guts.  Plus a somewhat clueless looking woman with a golden retriever.  As they walked out and down the platform one of the men growled at me "Please step back sir, the dog needs room to operate."  The dog however smelled the takeout pizza box I had in my hand lunged at the box.  I was pondering making a comment about the dog needing remedial training, but figured it wasn't worth pissing off the power tripping douchebags.  However by this time a pair of Detroit Police officers had arrived to see what was going on and they demanded the VIPR Team get off the platform and take that "damn dog" with them.

All three TSA clowns were so busy arguing with the Detroit Police they totally lost track of the dog.  They're yelling about being federal agents while ignoring the fact I'm now scratching their lab behind the ears and feeding him a breadstick (poor guy deserved it, he has to work with the TSA all day).  Just I got on the People Mover two more Detroit Police officers showed up and announced that the TSA agents had one minute to get off the platform or they'd be under arrest.

/the poor dog tried to get on the People Mover with me
//actually caused his handler to fall on her ass because he lunged to follow me (and the food) onto the train and pulled her down
/I hope sequestration gutted their budget
 
2013-03-17 10:22:15 AM
VIPR teams are in no way connected with DOE Police, NEST, or the FBI, are they?

I genuinely thought these guys were just regular beat cops who were actually commissioned rather than just being overpaid government rent-a-cops.
 
2013-03-17 10:23:29 AM

edmo: First time I ever saw "elite" and TSA in the same sentence.


You can't spell "Elite TSA" without "Easel Tit."

/Or "Stale Tie."
 
2013-03-17 10:23:30 AM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: The more hyperbolic the name of the government project (VIPR team, USA PATRIOT Act), the worse it is. FFS, our most badass special forces teams are named after this:
[ec.europa.eu image 450x297]


It's an acronym.  The more you know!
 
2013-03-17 10:24:48 AM

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: this happened in Florida a few years ago.... apparently these teams also roam the freeway and a lady got pulled over. same deal, she had some medical test she was on her way home from and it was enough to set off their little sniffer. which makes me wonder why we don't hear about these things more often....


The woman who recorded this on her cell phone is a photojournalist for the news station, and this happened in front of quite a few people. If citizens are being pulled over or otherwise investigated by this team and there are either no other people or only a few other people around, then it'd make sense that it wouldn't be widely reported.

Personally, I don't find this means particular means of security to be a bad thing. As BumpInTheNight said, it is unobtrusive, which I'd think some people would prefer.
 
2013-03-17 10:25:18 AM

Girion47: One of them had been on a sub for the Navy, he had all kinds of crazy ass stories about what happened on his boat.


As a former bubblehead, I'm acutely curious of these stories, please elaborate so as that we may judge his authenticity.
 
2013-03-17 10:25:18 AM

Nefarious: Are they coming to vipe the vindows?


I love you! Put a baby in me.
 
2013-03-17 10:26:37 AM

edmo: First time I ever saw "elite" and TSA in the same sentence.


Composed exclusively of TSA employees who have graduated High School. Sort of reminds me of those Barry Sadler lyrics: "One hundred men will test today, but only three win the green beret...."
 
2013-03-17 10:26:48 AM

ha-ha-guy: My CSB VIPR Story:
During the 2012 Detroit Auto Show the TSA showed up en masse to secure the People Mover, a raised tram system in Detroit.  As I was standing on the Greektown platform a wild VIPR Team appeared.  This team was two guys decked out like they went to the SOCOM gear store and said "two of everything please".  Of course the impact of all their visible tan body armor was somewhat lessened by the fact the body armor was sized to fit around beer guts.  Plus a somewhat clueless looking woman with a golden retriever.  As they walked out and down the platform one of the men growled at me "Please step back sir, the dog needs room to operate."  The dog however smelled the takeout pizza box I had in my hand lunged at the box.  I was pondering making a comment about the dog needing remedial training, but figured it wasn't worth pissing off the power tripping douchebags.  However by this time a pair of Detroit Police officers had arrived to see what was going on and they demanded the VIPR Team get off the platform and take that "damn dog" with them.

All three TSA clowns were so busy arguing with the Detroit Police they totally lost track of the dog.  They're yelling about being federal agents while ignoring the fact I'm now scratching their lab behind the ears and feeding him a breadstick (poor guy deserved it, he has to work with the TSA all day).  Just I got on the People Mover two more Detroit Police officers showed up and announced that the TSA agents had one minute to get off the platform or they'd be under arrest.

/the poor dog tried to get on the People Mover with me
//actually caused his handler to fall on her ass because he lunged to follow me (and the food) onto the train and pulled her down
/I hope sequestration gutted their budget


Amtrak told them to get the fark off their platforms too a few years back. It's why Amtrak still recommends you bypass the station and go around the outside to the platform. Inside the station, you are subject to VIPR searches if VIPR is present, but Amtrak still doesn't allow VIPR on their platforms. IIRC, it was the compromise they came up with to shiat the government the fark up.
 
2013-03-17 10:30:08 AM

doosh: Oooooh they had  Hand-Held NUCLEAR Detection Devices !!

[checks ebay for the price on a geiger counter]

Wow, the feds blew a whole c-note on each of these devices. Im-pressssed!!


Clearly you don't know much about the workings of our wonderful bureaucracy. I'm sure the government gets them wholesale. So they probably cost $13,000 +/+ (read plus or plus) $20,000 or so.
 
2013-03-17 10:30:45 AM

MFAWG: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: The more hyperbolic the name of the government project (VIPR team, USA PATRIOT Act), the worse it is. FFS, our most badass special forces teams are named after this:
[ec.europa.eu image 450x297]

It's an acronym.  The more you know!


So is VIPR and USA PATRIOT. God help us when the U.S.A. F.R.E.E.D.O.M. F.O.R.E.V.E.R. P.R.O.T.E.C.T.I.N.G. L.I.B.E.R.T.Y. G.O.D. B.L.E.S.S. A.M.E.R.I.C.A. N.I.N.E. E.L.E.V.E.N. N.E.V.E.R. A.G.A.I.N. Unit is announced.
 
2013-03-17 10:31:14 AM

ha-ha-guy: My CSB VIPR Story:
/the poor dog tried to get on the People Mover with me
//actually caused his handler to fall on her ass because he lunged to follow me (and the food) onto the train and pulled her down
/I hope sequestration gutted their budget


it didn't only hippie socialist programs like education and food inspections get gutted,  we need to keep the TSA funded because of "terrorists"
 
2013-03-17 10:32:34 AM

styckx: Well look at it this way.. If they were police officers in charge of the same security that poor guy would have been dragged off the train, tasered, tuned up and thrown in jail for a week.


THIS^^^

/is pretty impressed
//except they got the wrong guy
/// and the 'right' guy had to raise his hand and basically say 'it's me'
 
2013-03-17 10:34:59 AM
Wow. I walk through the woods with a counter and pick up radiation. Then again, these hills are made of uranium, so there's that.
 
2013-03-17 10:36:03 AM
Come for the story of the TSA yet again doing nothing important, stay for the derp in the comment section.  I had no idea there were so many Sandy Hook deniers out there.  Clearly it is a conspiracy since the police didn't feel like releasing pictures of shot up school children to the media... really it was all just to take people's guns away.  FFS.
 
2013-03-17 10:37:16 AM

Aigoo: but Amtrak still doesn't allow VIPR on their platforms. IIRC, it was the compromise they came up with to shiat the government the fark up.


The Weastborough Baptits of our "Elite" federal government.
 
2013-03-17 10:37:36 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com
.
 
2013-03-17 10:40:07 AM

RacySmurff: doosh: Oooooh they had  Hand-Held NUCLEAR Detection Devices !!

[checks ebay for the price on a geiger counter]

Wow, the feds blew a whole c-note on each of these devices. Im-pressssed!!

Clearly you don't know much about the workings of our wonderful bureaucracy. I'm sure the government gets them wholesale. So they probably cost $13,000 +/+ (read plus or plus) $20,000 or so.


Why would anybody charge 20k for 100 dollar geiger counter?
 
2013-03-17 10:40:32 AM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: edmo: First time I ever saw "elite" and TSA in the same sentence.

Composed exclusively of TSA employees who have graduated High School. Sort of reminds me of those Barry Sadler lyrics: "One hundred men will test today, but only three win the green beret...."


Keeping scissors from the sky
Pawing girls who want to die
Shoes will kill you all one day
The brave men of the TSA.
 
2013-03-17 10:41:25 AM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: The more hyperbolic the name of the government project (VIPR team, USA PATRIOT Act), the worse it is. FFS, our most badass special forces teams are named after this:
[ec.europa.eu image 450x297]


Seals are badass. I bet you would lose a fight with one in hand to hand combat.
 
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