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(WFTV Orlando)   Man is shocked, SHOCKED that a TSA agent told him his legal and up-to-date District of Columbia driver's license wasn't a valid form of identification. And he was even more shocked that the TSA agent didn't know where the District of Columbia is   (wftv.com) divider line 150
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2014-07-14 10:44:12 PM  
You would just think that if you are that stupid, you'd at least learn where to find the only people dumb enough to hire you.
 
2014-07-14 10:49:32 PM  
TSA = GED
 
2014-07-14 10:52:42 PM  

mr_a: You would just think that if you are that stupid, you'd at least learn where to find the only people dumb enough to hire you.


The TSA is a jobs program for illiterate retards.  And now they have their own union and are on their way to being anointed the way law enforcement are.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/federal-eye/2010/07/tsa_using_pizza _b oxes_to_recru.html

There is this fiction, a narrative that is perpetuated in this country, that we are under constant threat, that we must remain ever vigilant.  Yet when it comes to the TSA, the agency on the "front lines" according to the statist shills, we only require they have a GED.

/disband them and use surplus LEOs and prison guards who would otherwise be out of work from ending the war on drugs, or the National Guard
 
2014-07-14 10:56:04 PM  

Fark It: mr_a: You would just think that if you are that stupid, you'd at least learn where to find the only people dumb enough to hire you.

The TSA is a jobs program for illiterate retards.  And now they have their own union and are on their way to being anointed the way law enforcement are.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/federal-eye/2010/07/tsa_using_pizza _b oxes_to_recru.html

There is this fiction, a narrative that is perpetuated in this country, that we are under constant threat, that we must remain ever vigilant.  Yet when it comes to the TSA, the agency on the "front lines" according to the statist shills, we only require they have a GED.

/disband them and use surplus LEOs and prison guards who would otherwise be out of work from ending the war on drugs, or the National Guard


Or, just raise the hiring standards to that of other federal agencies like the FBI, DEA, etc, put them on the same GS pay scale, and attract quality applicants.

I'd wager that fewer well educated and well trained professional TSA agents could do a better job than a bunch of people willing to work for the crap pay the TSA offers.
 
2014-07-14 10:59:00 PM  

Fark It: /disband them and use surplus LEOs and prison guards who would otherwise be out of work from ending the war on drugs, or the National Guard


Do you really want the War On Drugs folks manning the gates? I'd rather have just plain stupid than narcissistic, belligerent, overbearing, brutal, criminal and stupid.
 
2014-07-14 11:05:17 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Fark It: mr_a: You would just think that if you are that stupid, you'd at least learn where to find the only people dumb enough to hire you.

The TSA is a jobs program for illiterate retards.  And now they have their own union and are on their way to being anointed the way law enforcement are.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/federal-eye/2010/07/tsa_using_pizza _b oxes_to_recru.html

There is this fiction, a narrative that is perpetuated in this country, that we are under constant threat, that we must remain ever vigilant.  Yet when it comes to the TSA, the agency on the "front lines" according to the statist shills, we only require they have a GED.

/disband them and use surplus LEOs and prison guards who would otherwise be out of work from ending the war on drugs, or the National Guard

Or, just raise the hiring standards to that of other federal agencies like the FBI, DEA, etc, put them on the same GS pay scale, and attract quality applicants.

I'd wager that fewer well educated and well trained professional TSA agents could do a better job than a bunch of people willing to work for the crap pay the TSA offers.


Nobody who could rate on a FBI or DEA pay scale would want to come near the TSA, even if they pay was better.  And thanks to them having a union, they now have zero accountability and zero incentive to have less payroll.  The TSA's own red teams are able to get contraband past the screeners half the time.  The TSA rank and file are better at rifling through luggage and stealing shiat and smuggling drugs than they are at foiling terrorist plots.
 
2014-07-14 11:06:16 PM  

ElLoco: Fark It: /disband them and use surplus LEOs and prison guards who would otherwise be out of work from ending the war on drugs, or the National Guard

Do you really want the War On Drugs folks manning the gates? I'd rather have just plain stupid than narcissistic, belligerent, overbearing, brutal, criminal and stupid.


Take away their guns, police privileges, and unions and see how tough they are.  Also mic and videotape them whenever they're on the clock.
 
2014-07-14 11:10:08 PM  

Fark It: TuteTibiImperes: Fark It: mr_a: You would just think that if you are that stupid, you'd at least learn where to find the only people dumb enough to hire you.

The TSA is a jobs program for illiterate retards.  And now they have their own union and are on their way to being anointed the way law enforcement are.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/federal-eye/2010/07/tsa_using_pizza _b oxes_to_recru.html

There is this fiction, a narrative that is perpetuated in this country, that we are under constant threat, that we must remain ever vigilant.  Yet when it comes to the TSA, the agency on the "front lines" according to the statist shills, we only require they have a GED.

/disband them and use surplus LEOs and prison guards who would otherwise be out of work from ending the war on drugs, or the National Guard

Or, just raise the hiring standards to that of other federal agencies like the FBI, DEA, etc, put them on the same GS pay scale, and attract quality applicants.

I'd wager that fewer well educated and well trained professional TSA agents could do a better job than a bunch of people willing to work for the crap pay the TSA offers.

Nobody who could rate on a FBI or DEA pay scale would want to come near the TSA, even if they pay was better.  And thanks to them having a union, they now have zero accountability and zero incentive to have less payroll.  The TSA's own red teams are able to get contraband past the screeners half the time.  The TSA rank and file are better at rifling through luggage and stealing shiat and smuggling drugs than they are at foiling terrorist plots.


I guess there is a chance that some terrorist will get on the plane and find out his box cutter got stolen at security.
 
2014-07-14 11:11:14 PM  

Fark It: TuteTibiImperes: Fark It: mr_a: You would just think that if you are that stupid, you'd at least learn where to find the only people dumb enough to hire you.

The TSA is a jobs program for illiterate retards.  And now they have their own union and are on their way to being anointed the way law enforcement are.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/federal-eye/2010/07/tsa_using_pizza _b oxes_to_recru.html

There is this fiction, a narrative that is perpetuated in this country, that we are under constant threat, that we must remain ever vigilant.  Yet when it comes to the TSA, the agency on the "front lines" according to the statist shills, we only require they have a GED.

/disband them and use surplus LEOs and prison guards who would otherwise be out of work from ending the war on drugs, or the National Guard

Or, just raise the hiring standards to that of other federal agencies like the FBI, DEA, etc, put them on the same GS pay scale, and attract quality applicants.

I'd wager that fewer well educated and well trained professional TSA agents could do a better job than a bunch of people willing to work for the crap pay the TSA offers.

Nobody who could rate on a FBI or DEA pay scale would want to come near the TSA, even if they pay was better.  And thanks to them having a union, they now have zero accountability and zero incentive to have less payroll.  The TSA's own red teams are able to get contraband past the screeners half the time.  The TSA rank and file are better at rifling through luggage and stealing shiat and smuggling drugs than they are at foiling terrorist plots.


I'm not buying that there is any problem related to unionization here.  TSA agents are fired all of the time for improper behavior, at least unionization may protect the good ones.

Offer better pay and you'll attract better applicants.  There are a lot of highly competent people who would like the security and benefits of a government job but who are turned off by the TSA due to the low pay and the poor reputation of the agency.  Clean it up, offer better pay, attract better candidates, and the reputation and effectiveness of the agency will improve.
 
2014-07-14 11:15:48 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Clean it up, offer better pay, attract better candidates, and the reputation and effectiveness of the agency will improve.


Disband them and replace them with the National Guard, or go back to private security.  The solution is not "pay them more."  The problem is their mission and the public's worshipful, unquestioning obedience to the security state.
 
2014-07-14 11:24:15 PM  

Fark It: TuteTibiImperes: Clean it up, offer better pay, attract better candidates, and the reputation and effectiveness of the agency will improve.

Disband them and replace them with the National Guard, or go back to private security.  The solution is not "pay them more."  The problem is their mission and the public's worshipful, unquestioning obedience to the security state.


The National Guard is in no way designed, trained, or manned to do what the TSA does, the very idea is ludicrous.  Private security would have the same issues that the TSA faces - they'd offer the lowest pay they could get away with and attract candidates willing to work for peanuts.  It would be the TSA but with less accountability.
 
2014-07-14 11:30:23 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Fark It: TuteTibiImperes: Clean it up, offer better pay, attract better candidates, and the reputation and effectiveness of the agency will improve.

Disband them and replace them with the National Guard, or go back to private security.  The solution is not "pay them more."  The problem is their mission and the public's worshipful, unquestioning obedience to the security state.

The National Guard is in no way designed, trained, or manned to do what the TSA does, the very idea is ludicrous.  Private security would have the same issues that the TSA faces - they'd offer the lowest pay they could get away with and attract candidates willing to work for peanuts.  It would be the TSA but with less accountability.


I dispute the notion that the National Guard is "in no way designed, trained, or manned" to protect airports and provide security.  It's not ludicrous, it's kind of their forte.  And I dispute the notion that the TSA offers peanuts for pay.  The average hourly rate is $15/hr for screeners.  That's high for jobs that only require GEDs.
 
2014-07-14 11:41:43 PM  

mr_a: You would just think that if you are that stupid, you'd at least learn where to find the only people dumb enough to hire you.


Pretty sure that has been accomplished.
 
2014-07-14 11:45:39 PM  

Fark It: TuteTibiImperes: Fark It: TuteTibiImperes: Clean it up, offer better pay, attract better candidates, and the reputation and effectiveness of the agency will improve.

Disband them and replace them with the National Guard, or go back to private security.  The solution is not "pay them more."  The problem is their mission and the public's worshipful, unquestioning obedience to the security state.

The National Guard is in no way designed, trained, or manned to do what the TSA does, the very idea is ludicrous.  Private security would have the same issues that the TSA faces - they'd offer the lowest pay they could get away with and attract candidates willing to work for peanuts.  It would be the TSA but with less accountability.

I dispute the notion that the National Guard is "in no way designed, trained, or manned" to protect airports and provide security.  It's not ludicrous, it's kind of their forte.  And I dispute the notion that the TSA offers peanuts for pay.  The average hourly rate is $15/hr for screeners.  That's high for jobs that only require GEDs.


The National Guard is a reserve military unit, there are all sorts of issues there.  For one, most Guardsmen aren't full time soldiers - it's supposed to be a part time commitment (remember the whole 'one weekend per month, two weeks per year' thing?) unless there's a critical need to call them into full time service.

Second, while they may be trained to protect an airport from an enemy attack, they're not trained on detecting contraband/weapons being smuggled onto flights, watching for suspicious behavior amongst travelers, or doing the other things the TSA does.

Third, there may be a Posse Comitatus violation issue.

As far as the TSA pay for a GED goes - $15/hour may be good for that level of education, but my point is that the TSA should be more choosy.  Don't hire people with just GEDs.  Require a college degree and institute a more robust hiring process with skill assessments, entrance exams, and more highly critical interviews.  Don't just raise the pay and keep hiring anyone who can fog a mirror, raise the pay to attract better candidates and hire them instead.
 
2014-07-14 11:50:45 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: As far as the TSA pay for a GED goes - $15/hour may be good for that level of education, but my point is that the TSA should be more choosy. Don't hire people with just GEDs. Require a college degree and institute a more robust hiring process with skill assessments, entrance exams, and more highly critical interviews. Don't just raise the pay and keep hiring anyone who can fog a mirror, raise the pay to attract better candidates and hire them instead.


And what do you think is going to happen to all of the oxygen-thieves currently employed by the TSA?  How do you replace that dead weight with people who have above-room-temperature IQs?  You think you can issue pink slips?  Can you mandate better?  They have a union now.
 
2014-07-14 11:57:45 PM  

Fark It: TuteTibiImperes: As far as the TSA pay for a GED goes - $15/hour may be good for that level of education, but my point is that the TSA should be more choosy. Don't hire people with just GEDs. Require a college degree and institute a more robust hiring process with skill assessments, entrance exams, and more highly critical interviews. Don't just raise the pay and keep hiring anyone who can fog a mirror, raise the pay to attract better candidates and hire them instead.

And what do you think is going to happen to all of the oxygen-thieves currently employed by the TSA?  How do you replace that dead weight with people who have above-room-temperature IQs?  You think you can issue pink slips?  Can you mandate better?  They have a union now.


A union doesn't mean that you keep your job if you're incompetent, it just means that you have additional protection against wrongful termination and when it comes to negotiating wages and benefits.  There's nothing preventing the management and union negotiating a new contract which mandates additional training and education in return for more pay (for current agents the TSA could even offer a tuition reimbursement program if they don't already).

A union isn't some boogeyman, it just means that the current employees have the right to be treated fairly if they're living up to their end of their employment agreement.
 
2014-07-15 12:00:04 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Fark It: TuteTibiImperes: As far as the TSA pay for a GED goes - $15/hour may be good for that level of education, but my point is that the TSA should be more choosy. Don't hire people with just GEDs. Require a college degree and institute a more robust hiring process with skill assessments, entrance exams, and more highly critical interviews. Don't just raise the pay and keep hiring anyone who can fog a mirror, raise the pay to attract better candidates and hire them instead.

And what do you think is going to happen to all of the oxygen-thieves currently employed by the TSA?  How do you replace that dead weight with people who have above-room-temperature IQs?  You think you can issue pink slips?  Can you mandate better?  They have a union now.

A union doesn't mean that you keep your job if you're incompetent


No, a union just helps.
 
2014-07-15 12:04:33 AM  

Fark It: TuteTibiImperes: Fark It: TuteTibiImperes: As far as the TSA pay for a GED goes - $15/hour may be good for that level of education, but my point is that the TSA should be more choosy. Don't hire people with just GEDs. Require a college degree and institute a more robust hiring process with skill assessments, entrance exams, and more highly critical interviews. Don't just raise the pay and keep hiring anyone who can fog a mirror, raise the pay to attract better candidates and hire them instead.

And what do you think is going to happen to all of the oxygen-thieves currently employed by the TSA?  How do you replace that dead weight with people who have above-room-temperature IQs?  You think you can issue pink slips?  Can you mandate better?  They have a union now.

A union doesn't mean that you keep your job if you're incompetent

No, a union just helps.


It provides equal protection for all members, as it should, and if it's been able to work it into the contract that due process be followed, which it should.  The management can still document poor job performance or improper behavior by any employee and use that to make the case that that employee should be fired.  The union may insist that the employee be given a fair chance to make their case in front of an arbiter, and there may be required steps to work with the employee to correct the performance and/or behavior issues (there's really no standard 'union contract' so the protections and procedures will differ from place to place), but in the end either the employee improves through the process and thus the issue goes away, the employee is found to have been in the right, or the management is found to have cause for termination.

Whatever ends up happening is what should happen, the process just needs to be followed.
 
2014-07-15 12:10:35 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: As far as the TSA pay for a GED goes - $15/hour may be good for that level of education, but my point is that the TSA should be more choosy. Don't hire people with just GEDs. Require a college degree and institute a more robust hiring process with skill assessments, entrance exams, and more highly critical interviews. Don't just raise the pay and keep hiring anyone who can fog a mirror, raise the pay to attract better candidates and hire them instead.


And who with a College degree wouldn't want a job working the pissed off public on on their feet for hours and hours in basically a cattle herding job positions.
 /bonus points for using the words "Robust", "skill assessments' and "critical interviews".
 
2014-07-15 12:12:39 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Fark It: TuteTibiImperes: Fark It: TuteTibiImperes: As far as the TSA pay for a GED goes - $15/hour may be good for that level of education, but my point is that the TSA should be more choosy. Don't hire people with just GEDs. Require a college degree and institute a more robust hiring process with skill assessments, entrance exams, and more highly critical interviews. Don't just raise the pay and keep hiring anyone who can fog a mirror, raise the pay to attract better candidates and hire them instead.

And what do you think is going to happen to all of the oxygen-thieves currently employed by the TSA?  How do you replace that dead weight with people who have above-room-temperature IQs?  You think you can issue pink slips?  Can you mandate better?  They have a union now.

A union doesn't mean that you keep your job if you're incompetent

No, a union just helps.

It provides equal protection for all members, as it should, and if it's been able to work it into the contract that due process be followed, which it should.  The management can still document poor job performance or improper behavior by any employee and use that to make the case that that employee should be fired.  The union may insist that the employee be given a fair chance to make their case in front of an arbiter, and there may be required steps to work with the employee to correct the performance and/or behavior issues (there's really no standard 'union contract' so the protections and procedures will differ from place to place), but in the end either the employee improves through the process and thus the issue goes away, the employee is found to have been in the right, or the management is found to have cause for termination.

Whatever ends up happening is what should happen, the process just needs to be followed.


The TSA shouldn't have a union because they shouldn't exist.  The fact that they have a union means that we can never get rid of them.
 
2014-07-15 12:16:34 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Whatever ends up happening is what should happen, the process just needs to be followed.


I'm very surprised you didn't use "Mission Critical" or "Synergistic" in those posts.
You write middle management mission statements don't you?  Maybe the TSA is out of your Paradigm ?
And where is the Change Management group in all this HUH? TELL ME THAT!

/they only meet on the first Tuesday every other month...with pizza, in confrence room 2B.
 
2014-07-15 12:44:56 AM  
I still opt out of going through the cancer-causing naked xrays machine and request that the TSA pat me down publicly every time I fly. To protest the machines and make them publicly show that they are willing to take away our rights. Thank you, Alex Jones.
 
2014-07-15 01:28:41 AM  

Kevin72: I still opt out of going through the cancer-causing naked xrays machine and request that the TSA pat me down publicly every time I fly. To protest the machines and make them publicly show that they are willing to take away our rights. Thank you, Alex Jones.


I do the same thing as often as I can.  Most of the TSA guys and gals seem like nice people so I don't do it to make it difficult for them, but I'm not giving Big Brother an inch if I can do so lawfully.  If they want to search me they're going to have to run their fingers all along my inseam, and I'm sorry if that costs whatever company has the TSA contract a few extra pennies off their bottom line.  The Fourth Amendment can be so damned expensive to the military industrial complex!
 
2014-07-15 01:36:19 AM  
Instead of hiring illiterates and 'tards, we should be poaching profilers from El Al.
 
2014-07-15 01:40:20 AM  

Fark It: TuteTibiImperes: Clean it up, offer better pay, attract better candidates, and the reputation and effectiveness of the agency will improve.

Disband them and replace them with the National Guard, or go back to private security.  The solution is not "pay them more."  The problem is their mission and the public's worshipful, unquestioning obedience to the security state.


Private security is literally pre-9/11 thinking.
 
2014-07-15 01:45:42 AM  

enry: Fark It: TuteTibiImperes: Clean it up, offer better pay, attract better candidates, and the reputation and effectiveness of the agency will improve.

Disband them and replace them with the National Guard, or go back to private security.  The solution is not "pay them more."  The problem is their mission and the public's worshipful, unquestioning obedience to the security state.

Private security is literally pre-9/11 thinking.


We could use some pre-9/11 thinking.
 
2014-07-15 01:53:12 AM  

nickdaisy: Kevin72: I still opt out of going through the cancer-causing naked xrays machine and request that the TSA pat me down publicly every time I fly. To protest the machines and make them publicly show that they are willing to take away our rights. Thank you, Alex Jones.

I do the same thing as often as I can.  Most of the TSA guys and gals seem like nice people so I don't do it to make it difficult for them, but I'm not giving Big Brother an inch if I can do so lawfully.  If they want to search me they're going to have to run their fingers all along my inseam, and I'm sorry if that costs whatever company has the TSA contract a few extra pennies off their bottom line.  The Fourth Amendment can be so damned expensive to the military industrial complex!


Good. I now have you favorited in light purple as a kind of red white and blue for sticking up for our fourth amendment.
 
2014-07-15 02:46:57 AM  

optikeye: TuteTibiImperes: Whatever ends up happening is what should happen, the process just needs to be followed.

I'm very surprised you didn't use "Mission Critical" or "Synergistic" in those posts.
You write middle management mission statements don't you?  Maybe the TSA is out of your Paradigm ?
And where is the Change Management group in all this HUH? TELL ME THAT!

/they only meet on the first Tuesday every other month...with pizza, in confrence room 2B.


I was kind of hoping for a proactive synergistic approach to implement a scaleable 3 point plan with a bleeding edge moniker and acronym to take us to the next level.
 
2014-07-15 05:49:43 AM  
Oh great, DC is going to get all uppity about thinking it's a state now.
 
2014-07-15 05:51:23 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: The National Guard is in no way designed, trained, or manned to do what the TSA does


Neither are the TSA it would appear :-)
 
2014-07-15 05:56:09 AM  
The majority of TSA agents in Orlando are from other countries, primarily latin ones.
 
2014-07-15 05:57:54 AM  
Keep flying and support stupid.
 
2014-07-15 05:58:00 AM  
They should have plastered the name and face of the goddamn moron who did this all over the news.
 
2014-07-15 05:58:07 AM  
Wow.

Isn't it comforting that the barista who gave you your coffee this morning probably has a college degree when the folks defending flight security clearly don't?
 
2014-07-15 05:59:20 AM  
Maybe if he tried bribing with a $2 bill...
 
2014-07-15 06:05:22 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: As far as the TSA pay for a GED goes - $15/hour may be good for that level of education, but my point is that the TSA should be more choosy.  Don't hire people with just GEDs.  Require a college degree and institute a more robust hiring process with skill assessments, entrance exams, and more highly critical interviews.  Don't just raise the pay and keep hiring anyone who can fog a mirror, raise the pay to attract better candidates and hire them instead.


A college degree in what?  The problem with requiring a college degree for everything is you either wind up with a lot of student debt, go to a community college which isn't much more difficult than high school or attend some sort of worthless diploma mill.

It's an unnecessary burden.  They should raise standards to more than just having a GED.  Look at how well they did in high school.  See if they have any job experience.  Insure they don't have certain types of criminal records (e.g any kind of theft or violent crime).   And crack down on current employees who may be stealing.  There should be security cameras any place where there is an opportunity for theft.

Have even higher standards for supervisors who should be available in case some idiot doesn't realize that DC is part of the US.
 
2014-07-15 06:08:13 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Instead of hiring illiterates and 'tards, we should be poaching profilers from El Al.


THIS!!!!!
 
2014-07-15 06:13:31 AM  
Black people problems...
 
2014-07-15 06:28:48 AM  
He should just be glad he wasn't flying to that foreign country, New Mexico.
 
2014-07-15 06:38:01 AM  

Mister Peejay: Maybe if he tried bribing with a $2 bill...


Came here to say this, shakes tiny fist instead...

And to the people shocked by this: How can you really be surprised by this? When they keep dumbing down education, by stealing from the education fund every stinking time there's a budget hiccup, and making sure that the schools are the last one to get any taxpayer money, forcing states to implement a "stupid tax" (state lottery for education, ya'll), giving into the NCLB doctrine, giving awards just for attendance, and so on, making sure the populace is maintained at a level dumb enough to focus on whatever Paris Hilton is doing rather than how many millions that congress and wall street are stealing...

Back in the 80's, my cousin couldn't find the state she was living in on an unlabelled map of the USA, and I know schools have only gotten worse since...
 
2014-07-15 06:40:33 AM  
This is funny because at Atlanta, LAX and San Francisco airport, I've shown my Philippine's Drivers License and had no issues at all, as has my girlfriend who is actually Filipino (I am a US citizen).
 
2014-07-15 06:41:38 AM  

theflatline: The majority of TSA agents in Orlando are from other countries, primarily latin ones.


Even if you're familiar with basic places in the US, it's probably difficult to remember all the security details of licenses from 51 different states which could possibly have more than one type of license.

People might lose their shiat over this idea (but my privacy!), but it would be great to have them just take a quick look and then run it through a scanner which has all the different types programmed into it.

As for privacy concerns, they already know who you are ad to reassure the public it wouldn't store an image any longer than is needed to confirm it.

I think I'll file for a patent and if/when someone else starts marketing such a device I can pounce and become a patent troll.  (Hey, I think they're scum too, but I gotta eat.)
 
2014-07-15 06:45:31 AM  
The New Mexicans get this kind of crap from east coast tards who think it's not part of the US all the time too.
 
2014-07-15 06:49:54 AM  
This does not surprise me at all. When traveling out west for work, TSA agents often look at my enhanced* NY driver's license like I'm a wizard, calling a supervisor over for confirmation as to what the hell they're looking at. If they saw a $2 bill, their heads would likely explode.

*No, "enhanced" doesn't mean implants. It just means I can cross the border into Mexico or Canada with it instead of a passport.
 
2014-07-15 06:50:07 AM  

gfid: theflatline: The majority of TSA agents in Orlando are from other countries, primarily latin ones.

Even if you're familiar with basic places in the US, it's probably difficult to remember all the security details of licenses from 51 different states which could possibly have more than one type of license.

People might lose their shiat over this idea (but my privacy!), but it would be great to have them just take a quick look and then run it through a scanner which has all the different types programmed into it.

As for privacy concerns, they already know who you are ad to reassure the public it wouldn't store an image any longer than is needed to confirm it.

I think I'll file for a patent and if/when someone else starts marketing such a device I can pounce and become a patent troll.  (Hey, I think they're scum too, but I gotta eat.)


I think next time I am in Colombia I am going to get a Bogota D.C. license, because they have a DC as well,  just means distrito del capital.  But it it says DC, so would be fine to try and use.  I could play it off as some sort of diplomatic thing.
 
2014-07-15 06:50:46 AM  
You can't professionalize until you federalize.
 
2014-07-15 06:52:53 AM  
Fark the TSA. Bunch of farking window lickers. This guy ought to be publicly shamed.
 
2014-07-15 06:54:32 AM  

OscarTamerz: The New Mexicans get this kind of crap from east coast tards who think it's not part of the US all the time too.


fark are you on about?  A large percentage of the east coast is of latin descent, and even the white people know about New Mexico.  Hell, even Bugs Bunny did.

Stop farking that west coast superiority chicken complex.
 
2014-07-15 06:56:17 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Fark It: mr_a: You would just think that if you are that stupid, you'd at least learn where to find the only people dumb enough to hire you.

The TSA is a jobs program for illiterate retards.  And now they have their own union and are on their way to being anointed the way law enforcement are.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/federal-eye/2010/07/tsa_using_pizza _b oxes_to_recru.html

There is this fiction, a narrative that is perpetuated in this country, that we are under constant threat, that we must remain ever vigilant.  Yet when it comes to the TSA, the agency on the "front lines" according to the statist shills, we only require they have a GED.

/disband them and use surplus LEOs and prison guards who would otherwise be out of work from ending the war on drugs, or the National Guard

Or, just raise the hiring standards to that of other federal agencies like the FBI, DEA, etc, put them on the same GS pay scale, and attract quality applicants.

I'd wager that fewer well educated and well trained professional TSA agents could do a better job than a bunch of people willing to work for the crap pay the TSA offers.



You understand that 99% of their job consists of shuffling plastic bins from one side of the metal detectors to the other right?

That's not worth $75K per year.

Disband them.
 
2014-07-15 07:00:43 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Fark It: TuteTibiImperes: Fark It: TuteTibiImperes: As far as the TSA pay for a GED goes - $15/hour may be good for that level of education, but my point is that the TSA should be more choosy. Don't hire people with just GEDs. Require a college degree and institute a more robust hiring process with skill assessments, entrance exams, and more highly critical interviews. Don't just raise the pay and keep hiring anyone who can fog a mirror, raise the pay to attract better candidates and hire them instead.

And what do you think is going to happen to all of the oxygen-thieves currently employed by the TSA?  How do you replace that dead weight with people who have above-room-temperature IQs?  You think you can issue pink slips?  Can you mandate better?  They have a union now.

A union doesn't mean that you keep your job if you're incompetent

No, a union just helps.

It provides equal protection for all members, as it should, and if it's been able to work it into the contract that due process be followed, which it should.  The management can still document poor job performance or improper behavior by any employee and use that to make the case that that employee should be fired.  The union may insist that the employee be given a fair chance to make their case in front of an arbiter, and there may be required steps to work with the employee to correct the performance and/or behavior issues (there's really no standard 'union contract' so the protections and procedures will differ from place to place), but in the end either the employee improves through the process and thus the issue goes away, the employee is found to have been in the right, or the management is found to have cause for termination.

Whatever ends up happening is what should happen, the process just needs to be followed.


This is a flaw in modern management.
 
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