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2013-09-06 11:52:16 AM
Yeah, lets unionize them.
 
2013-09-06 12:20:35 PM
Parking pass sting?

Oh, be still my beating heart, we were all in such danger!
 
2013-09-06 12:26:34 PM

SecretAgentWoman: Parking pass sting?

Oh, be still my beating heart, we were all in such danger!


I know, right?  Compared to all the sweet swag they steal out of luggage on a daily basis, this is truly small potatoes.
 
2013-09-06 01:34:24 PM
FARK THE TSA!

/they are worthless security theater.
 
2013-09-06 01:34:39 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: SecretAgentWoman: Parking pass sting?

Oh, be still my beating heart, we were all in such danger!

I know, right?  Compared to all the sweet swag they steal out of luggage on a daily basis, this is truly small potatoes.


I bet the pigs had their own parking pass racket going on.  This sting was to put the competition out of business.
 
2013-09-06 01:34:48 PM
Employee parking lots that you have to pay to park in -- now that's the real crime.

and I can't believe I am actually defending the T fricken SA
 
2013-09-06 01:35:26 PM

basemetal: Yeah, lets unionize them.


$408.00 per year to park in the employee lot? Sounds like they could us a union.
 
2013-09-06 01:36:34 PM
This is why I like DFW cops; they have actual fish to fry. The bored asshole cops in the 'burbs really suck ass though.

/looking at you Addison and Frisco
 
2013-09-06 01:38:02 PM

Brick-House: Employee parking lots that you have to pay to park in -- now that's the real crime.

and I can't believe I am actually defending the T fricken SA


I hear you. As an employee at a university, I will never be able to park for free at my place of employment. I live close and ride my bike, but most of my co-workers pay to park, and the cost is similar to what was quoted in the article.
 
2013-09-06 01:38:13 PM
dailybail.com
Did they get 'em for smoking in an unauthorized area?
 
2013-09-06 01:39:09 PM
I feel so much safer now.
 
2013-09-06 01:39:15 PM
Parking passes?
Tip of the iceberg.
 
2013-09-06 01:39:35 PM
How about busting them for all the crap they steal & damage in pax luggage?  How about going after them for sexual assault for the groping?

/If I were to walk up to anyone and give them a "pat down" like the TSA agents do, I'd be charged on the spot.
//Working for the gov't doesn't make an illegal act legal.
 
2013-09-06 01:40:08 PM
I have a friend who used to work at the TSA for DFW. Let's just say the stories he told me didn't make me feel any safer.
 
2013-09-06 01:41:09 PM
TSA officers at DFW Airport -- even part-time -- are required to pay $102 every quarter to park in two employee parking lots.

Is there no mass transit? Do not the municipal buses shuttle the poor and disheveled to and from the airport? And what of the car pooling? Does it no longer exist amongst them?
 
2013-09-06 01:41:25 PM

Sean M: How about busting them for all the crap they steal & damage in pax luggage?  How about going after them for sexual assault for the groping?

/If I were to walk up to anyone and give them a "pat down" like the TSA agents do, I'd be charged on the spot.
//Working for the gov't doesn't make an illegal act legal.


I don't think you understand how govt works
 
2013-09-06 01:43:18 PM
TSA officers at DFW Airport -- even part-time -- are required to pay $102 every quarter to park in two employee parking lots.

Haha, wow.
 
2013-09-06 01:43:34 PM

Sean M: How about busting them for all the crap they steal & damage in pax luggage?  How about going after them for sexual assault for the groping?

/If I were to walk up to anyone and give them a "pat down" like the TSA agents do, I'd be charged on the spot.
//Working for the gov't doesn't make an illegal act legal.


in their defense (again) perhaps they have to steal all that stuff to pay for the parking?
 
2013-09-06 01:44:43 PM

UrukHaiGuyz: This is why I like DFW cops; they have actual fish to fry. The bored asshole cops in the 'burbs really suck ass though.


As a photographer who was constantly harassed by the DFW airport police... they were the biggest dicks in the metroplex.  Until a bunch of them got fired for harassing photographers.

I was ready to comment on the useless TSA, but damn.  Charging them to come to work.  Screw that.  Steal parking passes.
 
2013-09-06 01:46:07 PM

Harry Freakstorm: Is there no mass transit? Do not the municipal buses shuttle the poor and disheveled to and from the airport? And what of the car pooling? Does it no longer exist amongst them?


DFW exists between two major cities, and thus does not have its own bus system. However, the DART and TRE do travel to the airport.

But basically everyone who isn't absolutely destitute drives in this area.
 
2013-09-06 01:46:52 PM
They leaked this too early. The pencil stealing sting is still going on. I hope all those pencil thieves don't get spooked and go underground.
 
2013-09-06 01:47:04 PM
*note they do have a bus system that transfers people between the terminals and parking lots.
 
2013-09-06 01:48:00 PM
I remember years ago an office I worked in downtown DC gave me a FREE parking pass to the garage. Usually you have to pay to park in DC. I'm just glad I dont have to ride teh metro anymore with prices shooting up and service heading in the crapper.
 
2013-09-06 01:49:29 PM
Try them.
Hang them.
 
2013-09-06 01:53:41 PM

Click Click D'oh: UrukHaiGuyz: This is why I like DFW cops; they have actual fish to fry. The bored asshole cops in the 'burbs really suck ass though.

As a photographer who was constantly harassed by the DFW airport police... they were the biggest dicks in the metroplex.  Until a bunch of them got fired for harassing photographers.

I was ready to comment on the useless TSA, but damn.  Charging them to come to work.  Screw that.  Steal parking passes.


I was thinking more the downtown/Deep Ellum/east Dallas cops. Never been hassled like I have by the cops in the northern suburbs.

/gf is a photographer, cue the "know your photo rights" ACLU pamphlet
 
2013-09-06 01:54:36 PM

Sean M: How about busting them for all the crap they steal & damage in pax luggage?  How about going after them for sexual assault for the groping?

/If I were to walk up to anyone and give them a "pat down" like the TSA agents do, I'd be charged on the spot.
//Working for the gov't doesn't make an illegal act legal.


I can't help but laugh at people like you. "Dear God, someone patted down my groin, I've been violated! The indignity of it all!"

After all, nobody would ever think to hide anything down their pants right? That would be unheard of.
 
2013-09-06 01:59:15 PM
Steal from passengers?  No big deal.

Steal from the airport?  Those airport police are coming for you.
 
2013-09-06 02:10:48 PM

ReapTheChaos: Sean M: How about busting them for all the crap they steal & damage in pax luggage?  How about going after them for sexual assault for the groping?

/If I were to walk up to anyone and give them a "pat down" like the TSA agents do, I'd be charged on the spot.
//Working for the gov't doesn't make an illegal act legal.

I can't help but laugh at people like you. "Dear God, someone patted down my groin, I've been violated! The indignity of it all!"

After all, nobody would ever think to hide anything down their pants right? That would be unheard of.


You know, sometimes I really am just happy to see you.
 
2013-09-06 02:10:52 PM

UrukHaiGuyz: This is why I like DFW cops; they have actual fish to fry. The bored asshole cops in the 'burbs really suck ass though.

/looking at you Addison and Frisco


That's because Addison and Frisco are full of D-bags.
 
2013-09-06 02:12:41 PM

Picklefrog: UrukHaiGuyz: This is why I like DFW cops; they have actual fish to fry. The bored asshole cops in the 'burbs really suck ass though.

/looking at you Addison and Frisco

That's because Addison and Frisco are full of D-bags.


You can always come to downtown Fort Worth. The cops there basically just ride horses or bicycles and wave at tourists.

/and occasionally raid the gay bar
 
2013-09-06 02:14:11 PM
Harry Freakstorm: Did they get 'em for smoking in an unauthorized area?

Approves
myoor.com
 
2013-09-06 02:18:45 PM
Oh for f*cks sake, employers forcing their employee's to pay for parking. Why not charge them to work at your facility as well.
 
2013-09-06 02:20:53 PM

UrukHaiGuyz: I was thinking more the downtown/Deep Ellum/east Dallas cops. Never been hassled like I have by the cops in the northern suburbs.


Ah, see, there's the issue.  DFW Airport has it's own police department that really has nothing to do other than run speed traps through the airport, take reports for cars that got broken into, formerly harass photgraphers and apparently run parking tag stings.  Love Field is patrolled by regular Dallas Police who actually deal with real crime so they really don't care about photographers.  Addison shockingly enough is really cool in that regard too.  Never even had one so much as slow down while at the airport, much less harass me.  They must all be on Beltline and the Tollway giving out tickets.
 
2013-09-06 02:21:28 PM
Hurry up and give them guns. I won't feel safe until they're all packin' .40 cal. S&W Glocks. Please, won't someone just think of the children?
Imagine all those poor TSA agents, unarmed, defenseless against the onslaught of terror that is Travel in the USA.
And more badges and stripes on their uniforms.
And epaulets.
With rank insignias.
And armbands.
And riding crops, tasters, and pepper spray.
And then put them on Michelle Obama's diet program.

/end of wish list
 
2013-09-06 02:22:21 PM

dennysgod: Oh for f*cks sake, employers forcing their employee's to pay for parking. Why not charge them to work at your facility as well.


I never understood this kind of bullshiat.  I worked for a company that complained about having to re-do their parking lot and wanted to charge people to park there until it was paid for.  Only the parking lot was owned by the people they were renting the building from, was replacing the parking lot for free (normal wear and tear), and it didn't cost the company anything extra.  They literally wanted to do it just to make a quick buck.  The person that found out about this was fired immediately and threatened with legal action if they told anyone.  They told people anyway and the judge laughed the company out of court when they filed for the lawsuit.
 
2013-09-06 02:40:48 PM
If the people handling point security for air travel can't be trusted not to steal from the airport that they work at then that is a big freaking deal. Whether you agree with the pay to park issue or not, you do not want the TSA agents already willing to do something illegal. From there it really is a slide downhill to blackmail from an industrious smuggler to get whatever they want on the plane. The TSA agents should be screened just as harshly as FBI agents since they are the on point defense against plane hijacking.

I don't believe that those caliber of people actually work for the TSA and if that criteria actually existed none of our current TSA agents would keep their jobs. However if a sting into parking passes uncovers a large number of TSA agents willing to break the law then it is a big deal. All it takes is one scared TSA agent who doesn't want to risk losing their job to let one smuggler pass and people can die.
 
2013-09-06 02:44:08 PM

vbob: Hurry up and give them guns. I won't feel safe until they're all packin' .40 cal. S&W Glocks.



They should also get Dodge Mercedes Unimogs to ride around in. While they drink their Dunkin Donut's Starbucks coffee. And listen to the Sony JVC radios.


/I know what you're doing, but it still made my head hurt.
 
2013-09-06 02:58:28 PM
Haw haw.
Stupid TSA people have to pay to park at their jobs.
God is laughing.
 
2013-09-06 03:03:09 PM

dennysgod: Oh for f*cks sake, employers forcing their employee's to pay for parking. Why not charge them to work at your facility as well.


Paying people is so pre-9/11.
Patriots should be willing to volunteer their time to keep us safe.
 
2013-09-06 03:04:48 PM
Anything that thins out the corrupt people out of this job is ok with me.

\Still should do some security boarding stings with ipads.
 
2013-09-06 03:08:23 PM
I bet the pigs had their own parking pass racket going on.  This sting was to put the competition out of business.

THIS
 
2013-09-06 03:10:22 PM

vbob: Hurry up and give them guns. I won't feel safe until they're all packin' .40 cal. S&W Glocks. Please, won't someone just think of the children?
Imagine all those poor TSA agents, unarmed, defenseless against the onslaught of terror that is Travel in the USA.
And more badges and stripes on their uniforms.
And epaulets.
With rank insignias.
And armbands.
And riding crops, tasters, and pepper spray.
And then put them on Michelle Obama's diet program.

/end of wish list


And Jackboots, don't forget the Jackboots!
 
2013-09-06 03:38:31 PM
Culture of corruption.

One guy isn't selling stolen parking passes in a vacuum.  I'm sure TSA in some airports rivals Jersey longshoremen in terms of the volume of things that "fell off a truck"
 
2013-09-06 04:40:25 PM
The street value of a $100 parking pass must be close to $5000.

Some say Senators at the Milwaukee airport pay much more for valet parking, which include unlimited use of the very discrete valet.
 
2013-09-06 04:49:39 PM
ReapTheChaos:

I can't help but laugh at people like you. "Dear God, someone patted down my groin, I've been violated! The indignity of it all!"

After all, nobody would ever think to hide anything down their pants right? That would be unheard of.


Let's see... if I go onto a military installation, the most security I've ever encountered was a walk-through-metal-detector.   Federal buildings, same thing, x-ray machine for my briefcase at some buildings.  White House, same thing.  Federal courthouses, same thing.   I would argue that those are a much higher terrorist target, yet have reasonable security.  Oh yeah, those places also employ LEOs or at the very least,  professional security staff. No fast food rejects with tin stars barking out orders to follow rules which don't make sense to any true security professional.   I've also never had anyone question my water bottle going into any of the aforementioned places either.

As far as crotch groping, it does absolutely NOTHING to make air travel safer.  I could easily take down or severely cripple most modern airliners with the gear I carry in my carry-on.  Other than the occasional bottle of water or toothpaste, no TSA agent has ever paid any attention to it.    Dangerous people are the problem, not dangerous objects.  I can kill someone with a ballpoint pen.  I can knock out a plane's comms with my electronic gear.  I can even choke a stewardess with my belt or knock someone out with my laptop.   However, I'm not inclined to do such things.  It's the people who are prone to such things we need to focus on.
 
2013-09-06 05:11:14 PM
it would be like working at a toll plaza and having to pay to go to work...

i am not crossing i am parking 10 feet away!!!! and turning around!!
 
2013-09-06 05:51:34 PM

MythDragon: vbob: Hurry up and give them guns. I won't feel safe until they're all packin' .40 cal. S&W Glocks.


They should also get Dodge Mercedes Unimogs to ride around in. While they drink their Dunkin Donut's Starbucks coffee. And listen to the Sony JVC radios.


/I know what you're doing, but it still made my head hurt.


It only works if they're fully automatic and scary black AK glocks
 
2013-09-06 05:59:35 PM

Sean M: ReapTheChaos:

I can't help but laugh at people like you. "Dear God, someone patted down my groin, I've been violated! The indignity of it all!"

After all, nobody would ever think to hide anything down their pants right? That would be unheard of.

Let's see... if I go onto a military installation, the most security I've ever encountered was a walk-through-metal-detector.   Federal buildings, same thing, x-ray machine for my briefcase at some buildings.  White House, same thing.  Federal courthouses, same thing.   I would argue that those are a much higher terrorist target, yet have reasonable security.  Oh yeah, those places also employ LEOs or at the very least,  professional security staff. No fast food rejects with tin stars barking out orders to follow rules which don't make sense to any true security professional.   I've also never had anyone question my water bottle going into any of the aforementioned places either.

As far as crotch groping, it does absolutely NOTHING to make air travel safer.  I could easily take down or severely cripple most modern airliners with the gear I carry in my carry-on.  Other than the occasional bottle of water or toothpaste, no TSA agent has ever paid any attention to it.    Dangerous people are the problem, not dangerous objects.  I can kill someone with a ballpoint pen.  I can knock out a plane's comms with my electronic gear.  I can even choke a stewardess with my belt or knock someone out with my laptop.   However, I'm not inclined to do such things.  It's the people who are prone to such things we need to focus on.


I expect that would be after you showed identification at the gate, proving that you are authorized to be on said military installation, yes?

Because there isn't a military installation located within the continental United States since the 1990's--and most certainly not since late 2001--that does not require either a windshield decal and/or a 100% identification card check, and with the 100% identification card check which is standard at every Army post and Air Force base I have set foot on within the continental United States in the past twelve years, at least one individual in the vehicle had better have an active duty, retired, dependent. reservist, or VA identification card that is presented to the gate guards. And if it is a VA ID card, it usually needs to be accompanied by an appointment slip.

I was also trained how to kill a person utilizing any tool/resource at hand. Big farking deal. Conversely, I was also trained how to save lives with whatever was at hand. Also big farking deal. See, I can play internet tough girl too! Big farking whoop.

//retired military
///have seen rapid-deploy gates cut cars in half when deployed. Security isn't as lax as the quoted post makes it out to be
///agree that metal detectors and targeting those who are likely to be threats is the better solution
 
2013-09-06 06:16:24 PM
Paying to park at work sounds like BS.  But that doesn't excuse them.

If they'll steal parking passes, they'll also take bribes, which means they can't be trusted to do their jobs.  That's pretty simple, to me.  If you aren't honest, you can't do that job.  There is no point in hiring dishonest people to keep crooks/criminals away, because they'll just say "Hey, for $YYY, I can let you in".
 
2013-09-06 06:23:01 PM
Remember when the democrat leadership told us that in order for the TSA to be "professionalized" they must be federalized?
 
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