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(Komo)   'Security concern' is cited as reason flight to Las Vegas was re-screened, and by 'security concern,' they mean 'TSA screener fell asleep.'   (komonews.com) divider line 25
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2014-06-18 09:21:18 PM  
Subby, where does it say the screener fell asleep. Unless I'm missing something, I have read that story 3x and it did not make any mention
 
2014-06-18 10:50:16 PM  

Trance750: Subby, where does it say the screener fell asleep. Unless I'm missing something, I have read that story 3x and it did not make any mention


I did the same thing. I even paused Ghostery and reloaded to see if something was blocked.

Found this elsewhere. The delay had nothing to do with a screener falling asleep.

A 26-year-old Seattle man has been arrested for making a bomb threat about a Southwest Airline flight out of Sea-Tac Airport Wednesday morning.
 
2014-06-18 10:50:29 PM  
Typical government worker.

//and to the poster above - that's the joke. If they fall asleep, all they have to do is throw out that excuse and dumbasses like you will defend them.
 
2014-06-18 10:51:07 PM  
Well, to be technically true, not a single terrorist has made it past the TSA and hijacked a plane.
 
2014-06-18 10:56:02 PM  

Mock26: Well, to be technically true, not a single terrorist has made it past the TSA and hijacked a plane.


Well, to be technically true, they've failed to stop even a single attack.

//see how easy that is?
 
2014-06-18 11:06:44 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: Mock26: Well, to be technically true, not a single terrorist has made it past the TSA and hijacked a plane.

Well, to be technically true, they've failed to stop even a single attack.

//see how easy that is?


Except for those terrorists who were deterred from attacking in the first place.

//round and round we go
 
2014-06-18 11:28:59 PM  
The TSA should be dismantled with prejudice. Fark the TSA.
 
2014-06-18 11:29:03 PM  

miss diminutive: Except for those terrorists who were deterred from attacking in the first place.


Well, I think you're fantastic and all, but:

My quantitative numbers: 0
Your speculative numbers: Endless, including Genghis Khan - He was so close to North Dakota.
 
2014-06-18 11:35:13 PM  
cdn2.pulptastic.com
 
2014-06-18 11:38:47 PM  
"We took the actions out of an abundance of caution," he said.  The only abundance we have in post nahn wun wun murka is of that which makes roses grow.
 
2014-06-18 11:46:26 PM  
meetville.com
 
2014-06-18 11:47:13 PM  
"Security Concerns" = "Job Security"
 
2014-06-18 11:52:27 PM  

miss diminutive: WhoopAssWayne: Mock26: Well, to be technically true, not a single terrorist has made it past the TSA and hijacked a plane.

Well, to be technically true, they've failed to stop even a single attack.

//see how easy that is?

Except for those terrorists who were deterred from attacking in the first place.

//round and round we go


Only deterred from the airport!

///we need the TSA everywhere!
 
2014-06-18 11:56:20 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: miss diminutive: Except for those terrorists who were deterred from attacking in the first place.

Well, I think you're fantastic and all, but:

My quantitative numbers: 0
Your speculative numbers: Endless, including Genghis Khan - He was so close to North Dakota.


Don't forget Attila the Hun.
 
2014-06-18 11:59:34 PM  
Probably left the metal detector unplugged (again).
 
2014-06-19 12:02:06 AM  
Smart people get bored with repetitive tasks and stupid people like to push people around.  This is not a win / win for anybody.
 
2014-06-19 12:16:53 AM  
Some gals worth re-frisking on the flight?

And couldn't the bad guys just leave their weapons in the plane during the first boarding?

/TSA idiots.
 
2014-06-19 01:39:26 AM  

rockforever: Only deterred from the airport!

///we need the TSA everywhere!


They had the TSA on Bart a couple of years ago with a drug dog busting pot heads.  I'm hoping if and when high speed rail in California gets built, the TSA isn't allowed anywhere near the thing.
 
2014-06-19 02:06:43 AM  

nyseattitude: Trance750: Subby, where does it say the screener fell asleep. Unless I'm missing something, I have read that story 3x and it did not make any mention

I did the same thing. I even paused Ghostery and reloaded to see if something was blocked.

Found this elsewhere. The delay had nothing to do with a screener falling asleep.

A 26-year-old Seattle man has been arrested for making a bomb threat about a Southwest Airline flight out of Sea-Tac Airport Wednesday morning.


Looking at the Washington State Court site, the man is no stranger to the system.  Twelve appearances as a defendant, one as a respondent for a protection order.  Family Law is involved too.  Lovely.
 
2014-06-19 02:20:37 AM  

itsaidwhat: Some gals worth re-frisking on the flight?

And couldn't the bad guys just leave their weapons in the plane during the first boarding?

/TSA idiots.


If the pax have to disembark and be re-screened, the cabin gets another security check. That type of situation really sucks if done at a time when your co-workers have left for the day.
 
2014-06-19 04:42:32 AM  
I thought TSA meant Thousands Standing Around.

/is that wrong?
 
2014-06-19 06:02:40 AM  

gibbon1: rockforever: Only deterred from the airport!

///we need the TSA everywhere!

They had the TSA on Bart a couple of years ago with a drug dog busting pot heads.  I'm hoping if and when high speed rail in California gets built, the TSA isn't allowed anywhere near the thing.


I would think that, since the "T" in TSA stands for "transportation" that they'd likely be involved somehow in just about every form of mass transit, like security is involved in mass transit around the world.  How that will manifest itself, though, I have no idea.
 
2014-06-19 07:47:11 AM  

Yaw String: Probably left the metal detector unplugged (again).


CSB:
I got the TSA precheck thing, so I happily stroll through the fast security lane and through the metal detector. Apparently I had a foil candy wrapper or something in my pocket because I set it off. So I took the crap out of my pockets and when though again. That time it gave a different beep. The TSA guy says "That means you've been randomly selected for a full search"

I tried to explain that was bullshiat, because I didn't get selected the first time though, and that beep was ment for someone else, and they should just grab the next person to come up, since the detector said I didn't need a search the first time. I presented my argument in a very logical and insightful manner, but there is no arguing with those people. If the 'touch your junk' sound goes off, they are gonna touch your junk.
 
2014-06-19 09:08:48 AM  
I fly to LV 2x a year for my vacations. Told one friend some time ago, No reason for TSA to screen anyone Going to Las Vegas. No One is gonna cause any trouble on a flight to LV. Why? 'Cause everyone else on the plane would beat the shiat out of them! That's just my take on it.
 
2014-06-19 02:43:01 PM  

MythDragon: Yaw String: Probably left the metal detector unplugged (again).

CSB:
I got the TSA precheck thing, so I happily stroll through the fast security lane and through the metal detector. Apparently I had a foil candy wrapper or something in my pocket because I set it off. So I took the crap out of my pockets and when though again. That time it gave a different beep. The TSA guy says "That means you've been randomly selected for a full search"

I tried to explain that was bullshiat, because I didn't get selected the first time though, and that beep was ment for someone else, and they should just grab the next person to come up, since the detector said I didn't need a search the first time. I presented my argument in a very logical and insightful manner, but there is no arguing with those people. If the 'touch your junk' sound goes off, they are gonna touch your junk.



The random thing is true (and I have precheck too).  If you listen carefully, it's a different beep.  The beep that sounds like morse code is an alarm, the long solid beep is a random thing.  All they usually do is swab your hands and you're off.
 
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