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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 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.
 
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