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(WFTV Orlando)   Another TSA employee tries to claim "Finders Keepers" - for a $2000 laptop (Dumbass, Asinine tags redundant for TSA, happened in Florida, can TSA get their own Fark tag yet?)   (wftv.com ) divider line 143
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2013-03-23 12:05:08 PM  
2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.
 
2013-03-23 12:14:03 PM  
Can we have Sharia Law for the TSA?  Because I think it would help.
 
2013-03-23 01:47:49 PM  
TSA Officer Keith McKnight

Stealing is not particularly chivalrous.
 
2013-03-23 01:52:11 PM  
How extensive a criminal record is required for being hired at TSA?
 
2013-03-23 01:52:24 PM  
Anyone know if there is a TSA Watch blog out there somewhere? I think a single source to watch and collect the abuses of this agency would be helpful in mounting a reform or removal of the TSA
 
2013-03-23 01:53:31 PM  
Just because they are willing to steal doesn't mean that they could be easily compromised by foreign or terrorist agents and their privileged positions used by said agents to sneak something or someone past security.  No, I'm sure these TSA folks know where to draw the line between just a little illegal and actually wrong.
 
2013-03-23 01:54:59 PM  
can TSA get their own Fark tag yet?)
Been asking that for months.
 
2013-03-23 01:55:49 PM  

Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.


Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.
 
2013-03-23 01:56:23 PM  
Still bitter about losing my video camera to some TSA bastard =/
 
2013-03-23 01:57:55 PM  
An honest tourist found a bag sitting in Orlando International Airport and turned it over ....

Sounds like a sting.  And the kid, the tourist, the shop owner, and Steve Jobs were all in on it.  Trying to set up and bring down those good, simple folks of the TSA....
 
2013-03-23 01:59:57 PM  

Feel_the_velvet: An honest tourist found a bag sitting in Orlando International Airport and turned it over ....

Sounds like a sting.  And the kid, the tourist, the shop owner, and Steve Jobs were all in on it.  Trying to set up and bring down those good, simple folks of the TSA....


Emphasis on "simple."
 
2013-03-23 01:59:59 PM  
Just like that who lost his iPad on a plane, then later photos of the thief showed up on his son's computer. Idiots  don't realize that most people have another device that can track them. Although in first instance his iPad is still missing.. Didn't turn on tracker.
 
2013-03-23 02:00:31 PM  
The lesson for honest travelers is, if you find something valuable in an airport, turn it in to the airline not the TSA.
 
2013-03-23 02:01:00 PM  

crossthread: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.


I think the whole point is that you don't have to spend 2 grand to get a first-class computer.  Of course, if your identity is directly based on your OS, perhaps the extra money is well spent.

As a Linux user and therefore superior to both of you, I don't have to worry about that, thank God.
 
2013-03-23 02:01:40 PM  
You know, I've flown maybe 20 times, which, admitedly, is not alot for some of you, but it's more than I'\ve ever flown before.

I haven't had anything close to a bad experience with the TSA. I think it's because I don't have a sense of entitlement that a lot of flyers seem to have.
 
2013-03-23 02:03:23 PM  

crossthread: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.




Ignorant is leaving it on the ground at the airporrt. So, 2 strikes against this kid.
 
2013-03-23 02:03:57 PM  

UncleStumpy: You know, I've flown maybe 20 times, which, admitedly, is not alot for some of you, but it's more than I'\ve ever flown before.


You've flown 20 times which is more than you've ever flown before?

/mind blown
 
2013-03-23 02:04:02 PM  

Tom_Slick: The lesson for honest travelers is, if you find something valuable in an airport, turn it in to the airline not anyone besides the TSA.


FTFY. :)
 
2013-03-23 02:04:31 PM  

Ed Willy: Anyone know if there is a TSA Watch blog out there somewhere? I think a single source to watch and collect the abuses of this agency would be helpful in mounting a reform or removal of the TSA


I own TSA-Watch.com but haven't done anything with it yet.
 
2013-03-23 02:04:43 PM  
As there is no F1 Malaysian Grand Prix thread yet, I will ask this here. Anyone noticed that Bob Varsha is filling in for Lee whatsisname? Did Speed let him out of his contract already.
 
2013-03-23 02:05:16 PM  

Mambo Bananapatch: crossthread: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.

I think the whole point is that you don't have to spend 2 grand to get a first-class computer.  Of course, if your identity is directly based on your OS, perhaps the extra money is well spent.

As a Linux user and therefore superior to both of you, I don't have to worry about that, thank God.


Well, that escalated quickly.

Fortunately, what's important here is that you found a way to feel superior to both parties involved.
 
2013-03-23 02:05:50 PM  
Good on the computer store employee who powered it up with the native OS and let it onto the internet.
 
2013-03-23 02:06:04 PM  

Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.


I had a 2000 dollar laptop once. That was around 8 or 9 years ago though. It was one of the first laptops with a 64 bit CPU in it. It also had a fairly fast DVD burner and a Radeon 9700 with a 1400x1050 display. Those were pretty impressive specs at the time.

Of course it was an Acer so it also started to fall apart after only a year :(

But hey, I wasn't the one that had to pay for it and it was price competitive at the time since 64 bit laptops were almost completely unheard of.
 
2013-03-23 02:06:51 PM  
He's black. This is somehow a surprise?

I mean, it's the TSA AND he's black... not exactly unusual..

I mean.. oh f**k it..
 
2013-03-23 02:07:33 PM  

UncleStumpy: You know, I've flown maybe 20 times, which, admitedly, is not alot for some of you, but it's more than I'\ve ever flown before.

I haven't had anything close to a bad experience with the TSA. I think it's because I don't have a sense of entitlement that a lot of flyers seem to have.


And when you get to 21 it will still be more than you've ever flown before.  In other news bigger numbers are bigger.
 
2013-03-23 02:07:36 PM  

Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.


My (not a mac) laptop cost that much, and has a similar security program on it.  Paying for a high quality, high power laptop is not that odd.  I'm guessing you are just young.
 
2013-03-23 02:07:36 PM  
At least the Canadian kid didn't get his skull bashed in by a monitor, so that is nice.
 
2013-03-23 02:09:28 PM  
I'm thinking this isn't the first time he brought something home from work that wasn't his.
 
2013-03-23 02:10:43 PM  

stuffy: can TSA get their own Fark tag yet?)
Been asking that for months.


The PSA tag doesn't get much use. That one could be repurposed easily enough.
 
2013-03-23 02:12:14 PM  

Ed Willy: Anyone know if there is a TSA Watch blog out there somewhere? I think a single source to watch and collect the abuses of this agency would be helpful in mounting a reform or removal of the TSA


You couls always post on the official TSA blog.

blog.tsa.gov

/tell blogger Bob 'Hi!'
 
2013-03-23 02:12:32 PM  

crossthread: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.


While there's still a few windows laptops selling in the $2000 range, there getting few and far between and most always in a specialty niche market, not to mention that I doubt many teenagers would own one. My guess would be the same, his parents are apple fans and it was a Mac.
 
2013-03-23 02:13:21 PM  
We do need a TSA tag.
 
kab
2013-03-23 02:13:31 PM  
TSA keeps you from being terror-wrist fodder, citizen.  Be grateful they don't take more.
 
kab
2013-03-23 02:15:44 PM  

UncleStumpy: I think it's because I don't have a sense of entitlement that a lot of flyers seem to have.


The sense of entitlement to pay money for a ticket and not be hassled throughout the process of getting on the farking airplane?   That one?
 
2013-03-23 02:19:31 PM  
The first piece of budgetary flotsam that should be cut is the TSA. Put every farking one of those bottom feeders out of work, and starve their kids to death so that they become a genetic dead end. In 200 years our descendants will thank us for culling their defective DNA from the pool.
 
2013-03-23 02:19:42 PM  

ReapTheChaos: crossthread: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.

While there's still a few windows laptops selling in the $2000 range, there getting few and far between and most always in a specialty niche market, not to mention that I doubt many teenagers would own one. My guess would be the same, his parents are apple fans and it was a Mac.


I'm amused. If only because it's less than half what my laptops run me -before- the OS gets decided.
 
2013-03-23 02:19:54 PM  
"McKnight was interviewed at the airport. Police say he initially lied, but eventually admitted he took the computer. He was arrested and resigned from his job."


He had to RESIGN from his job?

Isn't that a bit harsh?
 
2013-03-23 02:20:37 PM  

Mambo Bananapatch: UncleStumpy: You know, I've flown maybe 20 times, which, admitedly, is not alot for some of you, but it's more than I'\ve ever flown before.

You've flown 20 times which is more than you've ever flown before?

/mind blown


That's the difference between a flier and a liar.
 
2013-03-23 02:21:28 PM  

Mambo Bananapatch: crossthread: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.

I think the whole point is that you don't have to spend 2 grand to get a first-class computer.  Of course, if your identity is directly based on your OS, perhaps the extra money is well spent.

As a Linux user and therefore superior to both of you, I don't have to worry about that, thank God.


For $2,000 he got a laptop that called him when it was stolen. Is say that was a good investment.
 
2013-03-23 02:21:37 PM  
Is this a TSA problem or a black problem?
 
2013-03-23 02:21:48 PM  

weirdneighbour: I'm thinking this isn't the first time he brought something home from work that wasn't his.


Yup this was probably the 1st time he decided to keep the computer he stole.

/The pawn shops around the Atlanta Airport always have a very nice selection of laptops, but I am sure that is just a coincidence.
 
2013-03-23 02:22:14 PM  
"I'd" say, too.
 
2013-03-23 02:23:04 PM  

crossthread: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.


Not impossible but don't you need a internet connection to do a factory reinstall on Mac's
/iPads are a different story
 
2013-03-23 02:24:33 PM  
What's really sad about these things is how hard it is to get caught.

Most things a TSA employee steals is going to be untraceable.  They either don't have GPS or they do but are impractical for people to track.  What percentage of items passing through an airport are able to transmit their location to the actual owner, and is configured to do so?  I mean, it's got to be pretty small.

And then, of those devices....let's say *I* stole a laptop.  I'd wipe it's contents without giving it access to the internet.  Easy enough, right?  Absolutely.  It just happened that either the store had unsecured wi-fi and the laptop was set to connect to any access point it could find, or he just happened to find an employee who took the time to manually boot up, provide the credentials for the network, *AND* the original owner was savvy enough to see it had been connected?

Going from someone saying, 'I lost my bag at the airport' to 'TSA officer #2812 stole that bag' requires a huge sequence of unlikely events.

In order for someone to get caught stealing, it would suggest they've been stealing A LOT.

// Time to start a new government organization to police the TSA.
/// To be honest, I think we got what we deserved.  People don't remember, but after 9-11 just about everyone was happy enough to give away/trample on our rights and freedoms in the name of safety.
 
2013-03-23 02:26:08 PM  
One of these days, I am going to get drunk before a flight and stick a Timex up my ass just to see the reaction of TSA agents. When I get interrogated I will just tell them I like to keep my bowel movements regular. Keep the watch guys!
 
2013-03-23 02:27:48 PM  

UncleStumpy: You know, I've flown maybe 20 times, which, admitedly, is not alot for some of you, but it's more than I'\ve ever flown before.

I haven't had anything close to a bad experience with the TSA. I think it's because I don't have a sense of entitlement that a lot of flyers seem to have.


Do you realize you're a paying customer? The TSA, and the goverment it serves, are employed by you as well. Damn effing straight you're entitled.
 
2013-03-23 02:28:26 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Time to start a new government organization to police the TSA.


The Coast Guard?

/Doh!
 
2013-03-23 02:28:34 PM  

Sock Ruh Tease: TSA Officer Keith McKnight

Stealing is not particularly chivalrous.


Well, he is a Dark Knight
 
2013-03-23 02:28:44 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: crossthread: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.

Not impossible but don't you need a internet connection to do a factory reinstall on Mac's
/iPads are a different story


No... you CAN do your backups to your "icloud", or you can have the OS create itself a little restore partition. If you have an optical drive you can do full installs from that all day long, whether it's a built in drive or usb.(if you downloaded the os you can burn it to a dvd).


/got my mid2012 macbook pro on a whim for 800$(open box special at micro center =p)
//immediately put 16gb of ram, a ssd I had, and windows 7 on it
///best laptop I've ever owned, actually.
 
2013-03-23 02:29:20 PM  

Sock Ruh Tease: TSA Officer Keith McKnight

Stealing is not particularly chivalrous.


Well duh. That's why he was a McKnight instead of a real Knight.
 
2013-03-23 02:30:52 PM  
UncleStumpy: I haven't had anything close to a bad experience with the TSA. I think it's because I don't have a sense of entitlement that a lot of flyers seem to have.

Paying $800 for a ticket entitles you good customer service.  At the very least, it entitles you to not get robbed and strip searched.  Did you ever fly pre-911?  It was so much better.  You could show up 5 minutes before your flight and get on.  And your family could sit with you at the gate to hug you goodbye.
 
2013-03-23 02:32:50 PM  

UncleStumpy: You know, I've flown maybe 20 times, which, admitedly, is not alot for some of you, but it's more than I'\ve ever flown before.

I haven't had anything close to a bad experience with the TSA. I think it's because I don't have a sense of entitlement that a lot of flyers seem to have.


A sense of entitlement like, "I'm entitled to not have my stuff stolen from me?"
 
2013-03-23 02:33:35 PM  

Great Odins Raven: Is this a TSA problem or a black problem?


diaphoresis: He's black. This is somehow a surprise?

I mean, it's the TSA AND he's black... not exactly unusual..

I mean.. oh f**k it..

 
2013-03-23 02:34:53 PM  
TSA Remember, they are there for your protection. Thank you Federal Government, how could we survive without you?
 
2013-03-23 02:35:32 PM  

Amos Quito: "McKnight was interviewed at the airport. Police say he initially lied, but eventually admitted he took the computer. He was arrested and resigned from his job."


He had to RESIGN from his job?

Isn't that a bit harsh?


He won't be there come Monday morning for the promotion he would have been due.
 
2013-03-23 02:36:36 PM  
Would you guys just hurry up and get your economy back on track so that massive made-work project can finally be scrapped?  Please, come on I'm tired of getting felt up and stolen from by high school drop outs.
 
2013-03-23 02:38:49 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Would you guys just hurry up and get your economy back on track so that massive made-work project can finally be scrapped?  Please, come on I'm tired of getting felt up and stolen from by high school drop outs.


How do you know they aren't college dropouts?
 
2013-03-23 02:42:47 PM  

diaphoresis: BumpInTheNight: Would you guys just hurry up and get your economy back on track so that massive made-work project can finally be scrapped?  Please, come on I'm tired of getting felt up and stolen from by high school drop outs.

How do you know they aren't college dropouts?


I'm going through airport security, not ordering a coffee :P
 
2013-03-23 02:45:33 PM  

BumpInTheNight: I'm going through airport security, not ordering a coffee :P


Coffee is prepared by English Majors
 
2013-03-23 02:45:40 PM  

BumpInTheNight: diaphoresis: BumpInTheNight: Would you guys just hurry up and get your economy back on track so that massive made-work project can finally be scrapped?  Please, come on I'm tired of getting felt up and stolen from by high school drop outs.

How do you know they aren't college dropouts?

I'm going through airport security, not ordering a coffee :P


I bow to your infinite wisdom... teach me... :)
 
2013-03-23 02:45:54 PM  
Because airport security stealing from luggage never happened before the TSA.

I find it amusing that people seem to now believe air port security and going through bags only came into the existence under the TSA.
 
2013-03-23 02:45:58 PM  

diaphoresis: BumpInTheNight: Would you guys just hurry up and get your economy back on track so that massive made-work project can finally be scrapped?  Please, come on I'm tired of getting felt up and stolen from by high school drop outs.

How do you know they aren't college dropouts?


College drop outs work in the more lucrative flea market industry.
 
2013-03-23 02:46:51 PM  

L.D. Ablo: Can we have Sharia Law for the TSA?  Because I think it would help.


I wouldn't advise embracing muslim law, but I don't see why we can't make execution for "abuse of authority" a nice new American tradition.
 
2013-03-23 02:47:55 PM  

ReapTheChaos: crossthread: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.

While there's still a few windows laptops selling in the $2000 range, there getting few and far between and most always in a specialty niche market, not to mention that I doubt many teenagers would own one. My guess would be the same, his parents are apple fans and it was a Mac.


A few?  Niche Market?  OK, yeah, actually that's probably accurate.  The niche being people that want a fully function computer in laptop shape.

However, you need to get your head on straight.  Just because you can buy a 300$ laptop doesn't mean that is the average, or even a good idea.  I realize the vast majority of you people just web browse and watch media on your computers, so you don't actually need one with any power, but some of use work on these things.  Don't worry, no one expects you to know what that is like.

My Windows laptop cost about 2000$ (it was nearly exactly that).  It boots from cold to my desktop in 15 seconds.  It runs every existent piece of software (yep, even that one), and it has features I doubt you've ever even heard of.  It was a business expense, and I got to write it off.

And most importantly, I won't have to buy a new one in 2 years.  Enjoy your toys, mine is a tool.  (as I may be called, when enough people read this)
 
2013-03-23 02:49:33 PM  

Tom_Slick: BumpInTheNight: I'm going through airport security, not ordering a coffee :P

Coffee is prepared by English Majors


Doh sorry I was referencing every coffee shop that's not starbucks, it takes a special kind of idiot to burn water ;)
 
2013-03-23 02:51:12 PM  
I'll vote for a TSA tag. This is a democracy, right?
 
2013-03-23 02:53:16 PM  

Kahabut: ReapTheChaos: crossthread: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.

While there's still a few windows laptops selling in the $2000 range, there getting few and far between and most always in a specialty niche market, not to mention that I doubt many teenagers would own one. My guess would be the same, his parents are apple fans and it was a Mac.

A few?  Niche Market?  OK, yeah, actually that's probably accurate.  The niche being people that want a fully function computer in laptop shape.

However, you need to get your head on straight.  Just because you can buy a 300$ laptop doesn't mean that is the average, or even a good idea.  I realize the vast majority of you people just web browse and watch media on your computers, so you don't actually need one with any power, but some of use work on these things.  Don't worry, no one expects you to know what that is like.

My Windows laptop cost about 2000$ (it was nearly exactly that).  It boots from cold to my desktop in 15 seconds.  It runs every existent piece of software (yep, even that one), and it has features I doubt you've ever even heard of.  It was a business expense, and I got to write it off.

And most importantly, I won't have to buy a new one in 2 years.  Enjoy your toys, mine is a tool.  (as I may be called, when enough people read this)


And with that, Kahabut loaded up Youporn and got to work.
 
2013-03-23 02:54:46 PM  

Mambo Bananapatch: Kahabut: ReapTheChaos: crossthread: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.

While there's still a few windows laptops selling in the $2000 range, there getting few and far between and most always in a specialty niche market, not to mention that I doubt many teenagers would own one. My guess would be the same, his parents are apple fans and it was a Mac.

A few?  Niche Market?  OK, yeah, actually that's probably accurate.  The niche being people that want a fully function computer in laptop shape.

However, you need to get your head on straight.  Just because you can buy a 300$ laptop doesn't mean that is the average, or even a good idea.  I realize the vast majority of you people just web browse and watch media on your computers, so you don't actually need one with any power, but some of use work on these things.  Don't worry, no one expects you to know what that is like.

My Windows laptop cost about 2000$ (it was nearly exactly that).  It boots from cold to my desktop in 15 seconds.  It runs every existent piece of software (yep, even that one), and it has features I doubt you've ever even heard of.  It was a business expense, and I got to write it off.

And most importantly, I won't have to buy a new one in 2 years.  Enjoy your toys, mine is a tool.  (as I may be called, when enough people read this)

And with that, Kahabut loaded up Youporn and got to work.


Sadly, I just refreshed Fark.  Which, I'm thinking, makes me more than a little bit hypocrite.
 
2013-03-23 03:01:53 PM  

Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.


There are Windows-based laptops in that price range also.  Some of us who actually need horsepower have some pretty beefy laptops.

ReapTheChaos: While there's still a few windows laptops selling in the $2000 range, there getting few and far between and most always in a specialty niche market, not to mention that I doubt many teenagers would own one. My guess would be the same, his parents are apple fans and it was a Mac.


Yeah.  Most people wouldn't want to pay the weight penalty I do with mine.
 
2013-03-23 03:03:00 PM  

Kahabut: My Windows laptop cost about 2000$ (it was nearly exactly that). It boots from cold to my desktop in 15 seconds. It runs every existent piece of software (yep, even that one), and it has features I doubt you've ever even heard of. It was a business expense, and I got to write it off.

And most importantly, I won't have to buy a new one in 2 years. Enjoy your toys, mine is a tool. (as I may be called, when enough people read this)


Well at least you're not a pretentious douche about it.
 
2013-03-23 03:03:37 PM  

Corvus: Because airport security stealing from luggage never happened before the TSA.

I find it amusing that people seem to now believe air port security and going through bags only came into the existence under the TSA.


The reason it is a big deal now is when the TSA was pushed through congress we were told "You can't professionalize until you Federalize."  When people's luggage got robbed in the old days, the screeners were hired by the airport and paid for by the airlines. People expected the airlines to be cheap bastards and hire the LCD for screeners.  After 9/11 the government pointed to this arrangement a one of the causes and created the TSA for a more "professional" organization.  Of course the same type of people still get hired as screeners but now they get paid more, have more authority, and get federal government job benefits.  All that happened was the cost of screening went up and nothing else changed.
 
2013-03-23 03:04:56 PM  
Look this death by a thousand cuts is too much.
Let's just pay the restitution along with the 40 acres and a mule in Mississippi flat bottom land and call it even Steven.
 
2013-03-23 03:06:43 PM  
Oh look he's black
 
2013-03-23 03:09:22 PM  

Mambo Bananapatch: UncleStumpy: You know, I've flown maybe 20 times, which, admitedly, is not alot for some of you, but it's more than I'\ve ever flown before.

You've flown 20 times which is more than you've ever flown before?

/mind blown


I meant in the past year. I've flown more in the past year than I'd ever flown in any previous year. My apologies.
 
2013-03-23 03:12:34 PM  

jamspoon: UncleStumpy: You know, I've flown maybe 20 times, which, admitedly, is not alot for some of you, but it's more than I'\ve ever flown before.

I haven't had anything close to a bad experience with the TSA. I think it's because I don't have a sense of entitlement that a lot of flyers seem to have.

And when you get to 21 it will still be more than you've ever flown before.  In other news bigger numbers are bigger.


The point, you missed it.

kab: UncleStumpy: I think it's because I don't have a sense of entitlement that a lot of flyers seem to have.

The sense of entitlement to pay money for a ticket and not be hassled throughout the process of getting on the farking airplane?   That one?


Answer the questions honestly and politely and you won't have a problem 99 percent of the time.
 
2013-03-23 03:13:30 PM  

UncleStumpy: You know, I've flown maybe 20 times, which, admitedly, is not alot for some of you, but it's more than I'\ve ever flown before.

I haven't had anything close to a bad experience with the TSA. I think it's because I don't have a sense of entitlement that a lot of flyers seem to have.


Yeah, something about not wanting a PAP smear just to board a plane.

\TSA sucks the big one.
\\Buncha crooks.
 
2013-03-23 03:15:49 PM  

mike_the_engineer: UncleStumpy: I haven't had anything close to a bad experience with the TSA. I think it's because I don't have a sense of entitlement that a lot of flyers seem to have.

Paying $800 for a ticket entitles you good customer service.  At the very least, it entitles you to not get robbed and strip searched.  Did you ever fly pre-911?  It was so much better.  You could show up 5 minutes before your flight and get on.  And your family could sit with you at the gate to hug you goodbye.


Pre-911, yes, it was easier to get to the gate.  However, most airport seating was designed back when flyers were primarily business travelers and not traveling in large groups.  When ticket prices became more affordable, there were a lot of non-business travelers flying and bringing their entire families to the gates to see them off (or welcome them). I can remember flights going out of Philly at busy times, pre-911, when there were just no seats anywhere in the terminal, at any of the gates, and the choices were paying to sit at a restaurant or sitting on the floor.  I don't like having to deal with the TSA, but at least I'm now guaranteed to find a seat at the gate when I'm waiting for my flight.
 
2013-03-23 03:26:17 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Ignorant is leaving it on the ground at the airporrt. So, 2 strikes against this kid.


Ignorant is the kid who found it thinking that the TSA agent is a cop who can handle a lost and found.
 
2013-03-23 03:26:29 PM  
From TFA
Records show that since 2003, roughly 400 TSA officers have been fired for stealing.

content7.flixster.com
"What a shame that a few hundred bad apples have to spoil a good time for everyone by breaking the rules."
 
2013-03-23 03:28:41 PM  

MemeSlave: UncleStumpy: You know, I've flown maybe 20 times, which, admitedly, is not alot for some of you, but it's more than I'\ve ever flown before.

I haven't had anything close to a bad experience with the TSA. I think it's because I don't have a sense of entitlement that a lot of flyers seem to have.

Do you realize you're a paying customer? The TSA, and the goverment it serves, are employed by you as well. Damn effing straight you're entitled.


I think you're both right.  Some people care too much but are not actually violated, and others do get violated.  The former ride on the legitimacy of the later.  While their complaints may not be valid, the emotion behind it is, in my opinion.

Meh.  TSA sucks. The concept of a security presence as a deterrent is a valid principle(I've been deemed a TSA bootlicker for advocating the concept), but the execution of the practice is about as bad as it could get(blindly ignored by trolltastic farktards).

The problem with people who form unjustified complaints is that they look bad.  They lend credence to the people that actually support the TSA as it is.  Youarenothelping.jpg
 
2013-03-23 03:32:52 PM  

digitalrain: I own TSA-Watch.com but haven't done anything with it yet.


So how does your site work?  Do I tell you the make and model of watch that I want first?  How long does it usually take?  Will you take a check?
 
2013-03-23 03:34:47 PM  

LeafyGreens: Oh look he's black


I'm not black and I would of kept it if I found it.
 
2013-03-23 03:43:14 PM  

Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?


The kid's from Canada, so probably two grand in Canadian dollars.
 
2013-03-23 03:44:18 PM  

Mambo Bananapatch: crossthread: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.

I think the whole point is that you don't have to spend 2 grand to get a first-class computer.  Of course, if your identity is directly based on your OS, perhaps the extra money is well spent.

As a Linux user and therefore superior to both of you, I don't have to worry about that, thank God.


You believe in the sky fairy, therefore I am superior to you.
 
2013-03-23 03:49:14 PM  

digitalrain: Ed Willy: Anyone know if there is a TSA Watch blog out there somewhere? I think a single source to watch and collect the abuses of this agency would be helpful in mounting a reform or removal of the TSA

I own TSA-Watch.com but haven't done anything with it yet.


No time like the present.
 
2013-03-23 03:55:21 PM  

Mugato: Kahabut: My Windows laptop cost about 2000$ (it was nearly exactly that). It boots from cold to my desktop in 15 seconds. It runs every existent piece of software (yep, even that one), and it has features I doubt you've ever even heard of. It was a business expense, and I got to write it off.

And most importantly, I won't have to buy a new one in 2 years. Enjoy your toys, mine is a tool. (as I may be called, when enough people read this)

Well at least you're not a pretentious douche about it.


I'm trying to compete with Mac owners.  Thank you for letting me know it's working.
 
2013-03-23 03:59:55 PM  

Amos Quito: "McKnight was interviewed at the airport. Police say he initially lied, but eventually admitted he took the computer. He was arrested and resigned from his job."


He had to RESIGN from his job?

Isn't that a bit harsh?


lolwut?  stealing ANYTHING will get you immediately fired from 9 out of 10 jobs out there.  stealing 2 grand worth of stuff from a customer?  that's a no-brainer 'shiatcan the shiatbag' situation.
 
2013-03-23 04:00:35 PM  

Miss Stein: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

The kid's from Canada, so probably two grand in Canadian dollars.


Not to get really anal about it (hah, TSA thread humour!), but that joke got outdated when your economy took a long walk down a short pier.

<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7661153/83199627#c83199627" target="_blank">Mambo Bananapatch</a>:</b> <i>As a Linux user and therefore superior to both of you, I don't have to worry about that, thank God.</i>

 As an openBSD user I think your comment may have scratched my anchor.

/oh go fark yourself you new style comment box & grabbing system
 
2013-03-23 04:06:49 PM  

crossthread: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.


Surely you're not suggesting you think his statement had to do with an OS, and not a brand.  You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds thinking to make sure you're not an imbecile.
 
2013-03-23 04:07:07 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Miss Stein: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

/oh go fark yourself you new style comment box & grabbing system


I had same problem, I was informed to just click on the little quotation mark box beside the Smart and Funny boxes, that will grab everything in that comment box.  Made my life easier.
 
2013-03-23 04:07:37 PM  
Democrats, Republicans, and regular human beings all hate the TSA.
How does a group so unpopular stick around so long?
 
2013-03-23 04:07:47 PM  
Doesn't surprise me.  In any large organization, there will be thieves.  Whether it's office supplies, laptops, jewelry, or any other item, there are thieves in every industry, and every workplace that employs more than a handful of people (and even small businesses occasionally have a problem with theft).  Doesn't make it okay by any means, but it shouldn't be surprising.  I'd be curious to know how often airline employees steal from passengers as well.

There does need to be a reform of the current system, imo.  Security will never go away, so fighting against the TSA itself is a pointless endeavor, but the hiring practices the government currently uses needs to change.

But this is what you get when you offer low pay, a stressful work environment (I hate being in an airport for a couple of hours for a layover, I couldn't imagine spending 8+ hours of my day 5 days a week there), etc.
 
2013-03-23 04:08:35 PM  

BlippityBleep: Amos Quito: "McKnight was interviewed at the airport. Police say he initially lied, but eventually admitted he took the computer. He was arrested and resigned from his job."


He had to RESIGN from his job?

Isn't that a bit harsh?

lolwut?  stealing ANYTHING will get you immediately fired from 9 out of 10 jobs out there.  stealing 2 grand worth of stuff from a customer?  that's a no-brainer 'shiatcan the shiatbag' situation.


I'm really hoping there's a 'thatsthejoke.jpg' coming up from Amos Quitos otherwise I'm thinking we just witnessed a TSA employee rethinking their career choice.
 
2013-03-23 04:08:49 PM  

BlippityBleep: Amos Quito: "McKnight was interviewed at the airport. Police say he initially lied, but eventually admitted he took the computer. He was arrested and resigned from his job."


He had to RESIGN from his job?

Isn't that a bit harsh?

lolwut?  stealing ANYTHING will get you immediately fired from 9 out of 10 jobs out there.  stealing 2 grand worth of stuff from a customer?  that's a no-brainer 'shiatcan the shiatbag' situation.


I think Amos is being ironic.  At least I hope so.
The guy wasn't fired, he resigned.
 
2013-03-23 04:15:53 PM  
*sigh*

All right, guise, all right.

I'll be back.

/wabbles unhappily off to Imgur and to fiddlestick around with MS Paint for a few minutes....
 
2013-03-23 04:19:12 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Miss Stein: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

The kid's from Canada, so probably two grand in Canadian dollars.

Not to get really anal about it (hah, TSA thread humour!), but that joke got outdated when your economy took a long walk down a short pier.


Actually I wasn't joking.  I haven't checked the exchange rate in, well, a long time*, and I really thought there was a significant difference in American/Canadian dollar rate.

/* not since my last trip to Canada, maybe 5 years ago
//need to go back; Vancouver's a great place to visit and shop
///wimmen be shoppin'
 
2013-03-23 04:20:16 PM  

Kahabut: My Windows laptop cost about 2000$ (it was nearly exactly that).  It boots from cold to my desktop in 15 seconds.  It runs every existent piece of software (yep, even that one), and it has features I doubt you've ever even heard of.  It was a business expense, and I got to write it off.


I bet it has mapping software which lets you get to the gym in 26 minutes, too.
 
2013-03-23 04:21:33 PM  
(it was nearly exactly that)

^Dafuq?
 
2013-03-23 04:22:36 PM  

Knight without armor: I'll vote for a TSA tag. This is a democracy, right?


Drew is too important and busy partying to bother getting us a TSA tag.. go back to your pathetic life citizen
 
2013-03-23 04:23:53 PM  

digitalrain: I own TSA-Watch.com but haven't done anything with it yet.


I also thought of doing a TSA follies blog but we know we'd end up on the the No-fly list, if not in Gitmo.
 
2013-03-23 04:23:57 PM  

diaphoresis: Knight without armor: I'll vote for a TSA tag. This is a democracy, right?

Drew is too important and busy partying to bother getting us a TSA tag.. go back to your pathetic life citizen


NOW it feels like a democracy.
 
2013-03-23 04:25:38 PM  

UncleStumpy: jamspoon: UncleStumpy: You know, I've flown maybe 20 times, which, admitedly, is not alot for some of you, but it's more than I'\ve ever flown before.

I haven't had anything close to a bad experience with the TSA. I think it's because I don't have a sense of entitlement that a lot of flyers seem to have.

And when you get to 21 it will still be more than you've ever flown before.  In other news bigger numbers are bigger.

The point, you missed it.kab: UncleStumpy: I think it's because I don't have a sense of entitlement that a lot of flyers seem to have.

The sense of entitlement to pay money for a ticket and not be hassled throughout the process of getting on the farking airplane?   That one?

Answer the questions honestly and politely and you won't have a problem 99 percent of the time.


and NEVER stare down the supervisor when you are in line... you'll get that 'special' screening...
 
2013-03-23 04:27:29 PM  

orbister: Kahabut: My Windows laptop cost about 2000$ (it was nearly exactly that).  It boots from cold to my desktop in 15 seconds.  It runs every existent piece of software (yep, even that one), and it has features I doubt you've ever even heard of.  It was a business expense, and I got to write it off.

I bet it has mapping software which lets you get to the gym in 26 minutes, too.


22, max.
 
2013-03-23 04:31:44 PM  
memesly.com

/sigh
 
2013-03-23 04:35:03 PM  
i.imgur.com

Q&D, gank freely y'all.
 
2013-03-23 04:38:13 PM  

Kittypie070: [i.imgur.com image 54x11]

Q&D, gank freely y'all.


nice... blue normally isn't associated with sociopathic thieves and fondlers... and no, I don't know what color(s) would be...
 
2013-03-23 04:41:19 PM  

Begoggle: BlippityBleep: Amos Quito: "McKnight was interviewed at the airport. Police say he initially lied, but eventually admitted he took the computer. He was arrested and resigned from his job."


He had to RESIGN from his job?

Isn't that a bit harsh?

lolwut?  stealing ANYTHING will get you immediately fired from 9 out of 10 jobs out there.  stealing 2 grand worth of stuff from a customer?  that's a no-brainer 'shiatcan the shiatbag' situation.

I think Amos is being ironic.  At least I hope so.
The guy wasn't fired, he resigned.


Isn't stealing a $2,000 item a felony in Florida?
 
2013-03-23 04:42:51 PM  

vice_magnet: Begoggle: BlippityBleep: Amos Quito: "McKnight was interviewed at the airport. Police say he initially lied, but eventually admitted he took the computer. He was arrested and resigned from his job."


He had to RESIGN from his job?

Isn't that a bit harsh?

lolwut?  stealing ANYTHING will get you immediately fired from 9 out of 10 jobs out there.  stealing 2 grand worth of stuff from a customer?  that's a no-brainer 'shiatcan the shiatbag' situation.

I think Amos is being ironic.  At least I hope so.
The guy wasn't fired, he resigned.

Isn't stealing a $2,000 item a felony in Florida?


Not when a government employee does it.
 
2013-03-23 04:44:13 PM  

Schmegicky: From TFA
Records show that since 2003, roughly 400 TSA officers have been fired for stealing.


"What a shame that a few hundred bad apples have to spoil a good time for everyone by breaking the rules."


Those were the only ones that were caught.
 
2013-03-23 04:55:14 PM  
"Those were the only ones that were caught. "

No no no - Those were the ones got FIRED after being caught.

Who knows how many were caught stealing, and then quit.
Who knows how many were caught stealing, and then resigned.
Who knows how many were caught stealing, and then didn't get fired.
 
2013-03-23 04:57:12 PM  
Aren't there signs everywhere telling you to report unattended bags to airport security or police? WTH was the finder thinking?
 
2013-03-23 04:57:39 PM  

wood_stones: "Those were the only ones that were caught. "

No no no - Those were the ones got FIRED after being caught.

Who knows how many were caught stealing, and then quit.
Who knows how many were caught stealing, and then resigned.
Who knows how many were caught stealing, and then didn't get fired.


Silly.  It's a secret for reasons of National Security.
 
2013-03-23 05:19:50 PM  

SpdrJay: How extensive a criminal record is required for being hired at TSA?


None, they have an extensive training program so anyone can learn.
 
2013-03-23 05:25:03 PM  

neongoats: The first piece of budgetary flotsam that should be cut is the TSA. Put every farking one of those bottom feeders out of work, and starve their kids to death so that they become a genetic dead end. In 200 years our descendants will thank us for culling their defective DNA from the pool.



Amen, fellow farker!!!  I am going to Florida in June for my great-great niece's 1st birthday and I have decided to rent a car and drive down rather than fly and lose my credit card or any cash I would like to take with me.  Screw the TSA!  And YES!!! they should be first in line for the budget cuts.

Might fly home tho, after I have spent all my money and burned through my credit card (prepaid)  LOL
 
2013-03-23 05:28:09 PM  

buckler: Aren't there signs everywhere telling you to report unattended bags to airport security or police? WTH was the finder thinking?


I was thinking that, don't they normally blow these things up, prob did laptop owner big favour by stealing it.
 
2013-03-23 05:34:53 PM  

diaphoresis: Kittypie070: [i.imgur.com image 54x11]

Q&D, gank freely y'all.


nice... blue normally isn't associated with sociopathic thieves and fondlers... and no, I don't know what color(s) would be...


I was thinkin' of those blue shirts they wear.

It's a shame cuz I like blue.
 
2013-03-23 05:38:46 PM  

Kittypie070: diaphoresis: Kittypie070: [i.imgur.com image 54x11]

Q&D, gank freely y'all.

nice... blue normally isn't associated with sociopathic thieves and fondlers... and no, I don't know what color(s) would be...

I was thinkin' of those blue shirts they wear.

It's a shame cuz I like blue.


Good point.. didn't remember the blue shirts they wore.
 
2013-03-23 06:08:35 PM  
Lesson Learned: Wipe your own stolen laptops.
 
2013-03-23 06:12:11 PM  
Yay big brother. Yay obama
 
2013-03-23 06:15:32 PM  

UncleStumpy: Mambo Bananapatch: UncleStumpy: You know, I've flown maybe 20 times, which, admitedly, is not alot for some of you, but it's more than I'\ve ever flown before.

You've flown 20 times which is more than you've ever flown before?

/mind blown

I meant in the past year. I've flown more in the past year than I'd ever flown in any previous year. My apologies.


Oh. Well that makes sense.
 
2013-03-23 06:26:30 PM  

BumpInTheNight: BlippityBleep: Amos Quito: 

Isn't that a bit harsh?

lolwut?  stealing ANYTHING will get you immediately fired from 9 out of 10 jobs out there.  stealing 2 grand worth of stuff from a customer?  that's a no-brainer 'shiatcan the shiatbag' situation.

I'm really hoping there's a 'thatsthejoke.jpg' coming up from Amos Quitos otherwise I'm thinking we just witnessed a TSA employee rethinking their career choice.


yup i thought that about two seconds after i did that.  dang brain taking the day off.
 
2013-03-23 06:32:08 PM  

jeffowl: Just because they are willing to steal doesn't mean that they could be easily compromised by foreign or terrorist agents and their privileged positions used by said agents to sneak something or someone past security.  No, I'm sure these TSA folks know where to draw the line between just a little illegal and actually wrong.


You made me Snarf.
 
2013-03-23 06:36:53 PM  

Arctic Phoenix: Doesn't surprise me.  In any large organization, there will be thieves.  Whether it's office supplies, laptops, jewelry, or any other item, there are thieves in every industry, and every workplace that employs more than a handful of people (and even small businesses occasionally have a problem with theft).  Doesn't make it okay by any means, but it shouldn't be surprising.  I'd be curious to know how often airline employees steal from passengers as well.

There does need to be a reform of the current system, imo.  Security will never go away, so fighting against the TSA itself is a pointless endeavor, but the hiring practices the government currently uses needs to change.

But this is what you get when you offer low pay, a stressful work environment (I hate being in an airport for a couple of hours for a layover, I couldn't imagine spending 8+ hours of my day 5 days a week there), etc.


Yea I agree with you here. Even at the small organization I work for we had some problems with some employee(s) stealing. Now they actually keep extra computers and ink locked up. And they have changed some hiring practices.
 
2013-03-23 07:08:03 PM  

Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.


Where can you get a Mac so cheaply?
 
2013-03-23 07:20:23 PM  

crossthread: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

Surely you're not suggesting it's impossible to spend two grand on a Windows laptop. You couldn't be that ignorant, or incapable of spending ten seconds on Newegg making sure you're not an imbecile.


You sound angry.  Can't we all just enjoy our Saturday?
 
2013-03-23 07:34:08 PM  

BumpInTheNight: BlippityBleep: Amos Quito: "McKnight was interviewed at the airport. Police say he initially lied, but eventually admitted he took the computer. He was arrested and resigned from his job."


He had to RESIGN from his job?

Isn't that a bit harsh?

lolwut?  stealing ANYTHING will get you immediately fired from 9 out of 10 jobs out there.  stealing 2 grand worth of stuff from a customer?  that's a no-brainer 'shiatcan the shiatbag' situation.

I'm really hoping there's a 'thatsthejoke.jpg' coming up from Amos Quitos otherwise I'm thinking we just witnessed a TSA employee rethinking their career choice.



Yeah. Thought the sarcasm would be obvious.

Here's hopin' that he goes directly from the TSA to the PMITA


/and not as a guard
 
2013-03-23 07:52:49 PM  
Those Stupid Assholes?
 
2013-03-23 07:53:48 PM  

Nemo's Brother: Yay big brother. Yay obama


Are you intentionally this stupid or are you a natural moron? Not that I disagree with the your dislike of the TSA...

But the TSA was setup by Lord and Master of the Universe, George "Dubya" Bush.
 
2013-03-23 07:53:51 PM  
Oh dear! Did he get to keep the laptop?
 
2013-03-23 07:55:48 PM  

DeathCipris: Nemo's Brother: Yay big brother. Yay obama

Are you intentionally this stupid or are you a natural moron? Not that I disagree with the your dislike of the TSA...

But the TSA was setup by Lord and Master of the Universe, George "Dubya" Bush.


Congress. But keep going.  Don Young, and Ernest Hollings.  One of each. Sorry guys, we all lose on this one.
 
2013-03-23 08:05:32 PM  
I hate the farking TSA so much, I'm going to take my kids and my brother and drive to farking Alaska from Indiana this summer.  I won't fly until they are removed.  I will not be groped by some biatch whose IQ is in the double digits, yet has been put in a position of authority over me.  fark them in the ass, hard.
 
2013-03-23 08:27:19 PM  
The real problem is that they have been federalized, so it is now merely another example of the government stealing from us again.
 
2013-03-23 08:27:29 PM  

Schmegicky: digitalrain: I own TSA-Watch.com but haven't done anything with it yet.

So how does your site work?  Do I tell you the make and model of watch that I want first?  How long does it usually take?  Will you take a check?

 
2013-03-23 08:29:21 PM  

netringer: digitalrain: I own TSA-Watch.com but haven't done anything with it yet.

I also thought of doing a TSA follies blog but we know we'd end up on the the No-fly list, if not in Gitmo.


If I do anything with it, I'll post the good with the bad. Granted, there are more bad
stories than good, but occasionally it happens:

http://www.wtsp.com/news/article/304415/8/Humble-hero-saves-woman-th en -heads-to-work
 
2013-03-23 08:58:58 PM  

UncleStumpy: You know, I've flown maybe 20 times, which, admitedly, is not alot for some of you, but it's more than I'\ve ever flown before.

I haven't had anything close to a bad experience with the TSA. I think it's because I don't have a sense of entitlement that a lot of flyers seem to have.


Are you suggesting that not wanting to have your shiat stolen is a sense of entitlement?
 
2013-03-23 09:11:56 PM  

dstanley: digitalrain: Ed Willy: Anyone know if there is a TSA Watch blog out there somewhere? I think a single source to watch and collect the abuses of this agency would be helpful in mounting a reform or removal of the TSA

I own TSA-Watch.com but haven't done anything with it yet.

No time like the present.


You could get plenty of sponsorship from lawyers, Ron/Rand Paul supporters and whoever advertises on Alex Jones (Must accept payment in Liberty Dollars, however)
 
2013-03-23 09:23:55 PM  

Amos Quito: Here's hopin' that he goes directly from the TSA to the PMITA


Seems very unlikely.  Randall Scott King, the TSA Officer who used his badge to abduct and rape a woman, didn't serve any time.  Jail is for little people, i.e. civilians.
 
2013-03-23 09:54:50 PM  

Cowkitchen2: I hate the farking TSA so much, I'm going to take my kids and my brother and drive to farking Alaska from Indiana this summer.  I won't fly until they are removed.  I will not be groped by some biatch whose IQ is in the double digits, yet has been put in a position of authority over me.  fark them in the ass, hard.


I've done the Alcan 9 times now.  Beautiful drive, especially if you take your time.  You're going to love it.
 
2013-03-23 11:16:17 PM  

fnordfocus: Amos Quito: Here's hopin' that he goes directly from the TSA to the PMITA

Seems very unlikely.  Randall Scott King, the TSA Officer who used his badge to abduct and rape a woman, didn't serve any time.  Jail is for little people, i.e. civilians.


I would wager TSA agents, gate checkers at any rate, are considered civilians despite the "officer" label.  The other sub-sections are more like a military offshoot(IE air marshals, inspectors), but your average screener is just like any other civilian employee, same as any other body for hire security.  Minimum employment standards and little to no power outside their workstation.
(IE cops/military/etc all have some heavy standards to live by, and are required to do certain things even in their off time)
I doubt they'd get any kind of veteran status, as they're more employees and less service members.  Also, it seems like it would be a dead end job, IE no real room for career advancement(unlike all other service branches that come to mind).  It's not like the screeners will move on up the ladder to Marshal or something of the sort.

Just sayin'  Still a shiatty deal they get away with shiat.
 
2013-03-23 11:41:13 PM  
"Records show that since 2003, roughly 400 TSA officers have been fired for stealing."

I feel safer already.
 
2013-03-24 08:46:34 AM  

jeffowl: Just because they are willing to steal doesn't mean that they could be easily compromised by foreign or terrorist agents and their privileged positions used by said agents to sneak something or someone past security.  No, I'm sure these TSA folks know where to draw the line between just a little illegal and actually wrong.


please dear god.
please let this be a bad attempt at sarcasm
 
2013-03-24 11:44:01 AM  
I paid 2 grand for a laptop that had a lot of stuff, like Perl and Python pre-installed. When I downloaded Ruby into it, I typed, oh, two or three command lines, and got Ruby. I have a Windows machine and the only thing I seem to be able to do with it is factory reset it every six months because the OS buggers itself into oblivion.
 
2013-03-24 12:47:35 PM  

Kahabut: Mugato: 2 grand for a laptop?

he received an alert on his iPhone

Oh right, it was a Mac.

My (not a mac) laptop cost that much, and has a similar security program on it.  Paying for a high quality, high power laptop is not that odd.  I'm guessing you are just young.


currency has never equated to quality. I hope people realize that's a cognitive bias and not based on facts when it comes to a mac, right? Considering you could get a laptop with identical hardware for less than $1000?

if you're spending $2000 on a laptop today, you're using it wrong. Desktop replacement laptops are pretty terrible.
 
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