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(LA Times)   TSA - doing their best to separate families since 2001   (latimes.com) divider line 9
    More: Asinine, TSA, SFO, San Francisco Police Department, families  
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11852 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Jul 2013 at 1:58 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-07-08 02:33:19 PM  
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darch: Security, shmemurity- if my wife and I were in this crash and some TSA dickhole was keeping me from finding her, there would be some faces punched. No if's, and's or but's. I'd deal with the concequences after I ascertained her whereabouts/safety, etc.


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So, if she were dead, punching faces and seeing her 30 minutes earlier than you would have would bring her back to life.  And if she were alive, punching faces would ensure her continued survival.  Also, who knew that getting past airport security was as simple as punching faces?  Maybe not for everyone, but certainly for a badass like you.

You sound like you should be on the no-fly list already, nutbar.
2013-07-08 02:05:07 PM  
2 votes:
Whats asinine here subby?

Despite the word count, the article contained little information.  All I could glean is that the TSA didn't allow a free-for-all in the international terminal in terms of letting passengers and alleged family members come and go as they please.
2013-07-08 03:14:39 PM  
1 votes:
Thiiiiis is what happens when a country's security theater is in the hands of folks who aren't even employable at Popeye's. I'd rather have them back on food stamps instead of fondling children and pocketing valuables.
Any boot licker that defends these animals is either a thief or a pedophile if not both.
2013-07-08 02:40:14 PM  
1 votes:
"Hundreds of family members in the throes of emotional trauma unlike anything they have ever experienced before rush to the airport not knowing whether their loved ones are dead, alive or critically injured, and the TSA's first thought is to carry out grope downs on all of them, despite the fact that they are not even boarding a plane.

"Imagine your spouse, parent, child or sibling was on that plane but you had no idea whether your beloved was dead or alive, in one piece or several. And the TSA's always tenderhearted, sensitive goons are standing between you and finding out," writes Becky Akers.

Why not just let the passengers who were on the plane back through to the other side of the security area? This would have negated the need to screen anyone and saved hours of pointless harassment for those already laboring under emotional turmoil. It would also have eliminated any security concerns."

So, what's you answer to that, everyone who's defending the TSA? Let those who were on the plane OUT (or at least to an unsecured area), so they can meet with family members. Why search people who aren't even going to be boarding a plane??
2013-07-08 02:15:29 PM  
1 votes:
It could have been handled better by quickly allowing people to reunite in an area, then checking them as they left, sparing the emotional trauma.

Oh, and perhaps after a tragedy you act like human beings and remember that security theater is not important.
2013-07-08 02:11:02 PM  
1 votes:

LandOfChocolate: Whats asinine here subby?

Despite the word count, the article contained little information.  All I could glean is that the TSA didn't allow a free-for-all in the international terminal in terms of letting passengers and alleged family members come and go as they please.


The five hour delay caused the consternation.  Sure, the TSA was likely doing their jobs, but their glacier-like pace annoys us even in the best of circumstances.  This was a plane crash. Who wouldn't be frantic?
2013-07-08 02:07:53 PM  
1 votes:
The TSA should be put down like a rabid dog. Along with any agency with the word 'homeland' in its title.
2013-07-08 02:06:47 PM  
1 votes:

LandOfChocolate: Whats asinine here subby?

Despite the word count, the article contained little information.  All I could glean is that the TSA didn't allow a free-for-all in the international terminal in terms of letting passengers and alleged family members come and go as they please.


I agree. That was a poorly written article, and what I understood is that the TSA actually didn't screw with people on the level they normally do.

/false flag comments on TFA made me laugh though
2013-07-08 02:04:51 PM  
1 votes:
I hate the TSA as much as the next person (or even more since I fly much more often than most), but what do you expect them to do here?  They have not gone through immigration and customs at this point.  Yeah, it sucks, but you have to check their paperwork before letting them through.

Unless you're coming from Mexico.  Then fark the rules, right?
 
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