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2018-07-11 01:01:06 PM  
It's not free. They check your boarding pass before molesting you.
 
2018-07-11 01:06:03 PM  
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2018-07-11 01:07:18 PM  
I wish they would at least buy me dinner first.
 
2018-07-11 01:08:53 PM  
TSA enforces the law. They investigate whether passengers are violating the rules.

Court says: they do not function as "investigative or law enforcement officers."

WTF?
 
2018-07-11 01:10:12 PM  
Molestation is never free. Someone will always pay...
 
2018-07-11 01:10:25 PM  
Is that a promise?
 
2018-07-11 01:10:47 PM  
At least they keep us safe.
 
2018-07-11 01:10:53 PM  
OK, so the President, and the TSA are above the law. Anyone else?
 
2018-07-11 01:10:54 PM  
it is "squarely in the realm" of Congress to expand liability for abuses

Which means, *wanking motion*

I've never seen a Congress that's this anti-consumer in my life.
 
2018-07-11 01:11:13 PM  
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2018-07-11 01:11:37 PM  
HOORAY!!
 
2018-07-11 01:12:03 PM  
No price is too high for safety
 
2018-07-11 01:12:05 PM  

I AM THE GOAT: I wish they would at least buy me dinner first.


They will tell you that they love you if you want them to.
 
2018-07-11 01:12:17 PM  
That much groping is foul.  Maybe Americans should just flop to the ground when touched, bushed, or groped to draw the foul.  Works for Neymar and Mbappe.
 
2018-07-11 01:12:20 PM  

skyotter: it is "squarely in the realm" of Congress to expand liability for abuses

Which means, *wanking motion*

I've never seen a Congress that's this anti-American in my life.


FTFY.
 
2018-07-11 01:12:54 PM  
Molestation immunity for high school drop outs. Brilliant!!
 
2018-07-11 01:13:09 PM  

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How you doing?!
 
2018-07-11 01:13:41 PM  
I remember when the TSA screening was being sold as the best thing that would ever happen to air travel and all our dreams would come true.

I don't think that has worked out exactly like they said it would.
 
2018-07-11 01:14:05 PM  
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2018-07-11 01:14:51 PM  

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What's that object jammed up the rectum....
 
2018-07-11 01:15:03 PM  

justGreg: OK, so the President, and the TSA are above the law. Anyone else?


Congress, bankers, and well, used to be also movie producers.
 
2018-07-11 01:15:03 PM  

Koman Coulibaly: That much groping is foul.  Maybe Americans should just flop to the ground when touched, bushed, or groped to draw the foul.  Works for Neymar and Mbappe.


Or moan wildly with pleasure.
 
2018-07-11 01:15:07 PM  
Touch Some Ass
 
2018-07-11 01:15:44 PM  

sunderland56: TSA enforces the law. They investigate whether passengers are violating the rules.

Court says: they do not function as "investigative or law enforcement officers."

WTF?


I guess that means we are free to ignore them entirely.
 
2018-07-11 01:15:53 PM  
I have all kinds of metal in my legs from broken bones. I read that I would have to declare that and do the body scanner, so my GF and I get to airport extra early because I thought I would be the problem for checking in. I get through no problem. But at 5 am., my 110 lb girlfriend gets pulled aside for the "random" blue glove pat down by TSA and luggage search. I waited at least 30 minutes while she is being completely embarrassed. What a way to live.
 
2018-07-11 01:16:07 PM  

skyotter: it is "squarely in the realm" of Congress to expand liability for abuses

Which means, *wanking motion*

I've never seen a Congress that's this anti-consumer in my life.


They'll get right on that once they've solved immigration.
 
2018-07-11 01:16:17 PM  

SBinRR: I remember when the TSA screening was being sold as the best thing that would ever happen to air travel and all our dreams would come true.

I don't think that has worked out exactly like they said it would.


People said that?  Because I just recall laughing at the idea and then getting angry that it became backwards thinking security theater with massive contracts for well connected companies.
 
2018-07-11 01:16:47 PM  
I want "terrorists" to start winning. It would be better than the winning our govt is providing.
 
2018-07-11 01:16:48 PM  

sunderland56: TSA enforces the law. They investigate whether passengers are violating the rules.

Court says: they do not function as "investigative or law enforcement officers."

WTF?


So, that means they do not have the power to detain you, only to prevent you from boarding the aircraft?

"Am I being detained?"
 
kab
2018-07-11 01:17:06 PM  
Why I drive instead, reason #43
 
2018-07-11 01:17:07 PM  
"PICKLE! WHEN YOU FLY HOME YOU MIGHT GET YOUR PICKLE TICKLED!"
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2018-07-11 01:18:04 PM  
if I'm getting the pat down, I ask for eye contact. I insist on it
 
2018-07-11 01:18:46 PM  
I don't mind being molested in those security lines....it the long lines that drive me ape sh*t.

/Fully realize I'm in the minority with that opinion.
//My home airport (SeaTac) has some of the worst lines in the nation.
///Damn glad I have TSA Pre-Check.
 
2018-07-11 01:18:54 PM  

fifthofzen: skyotter: it is "squarely in the realm" of Congress to expand liability for abuses

Which means, *wanking motion*

I've never seen a Congress that's this anti-consumer in my life.

They'll get right on that once they've solved illegal immigration.


FTFY
 
2018-07-11 01:19:05 PM  

A Fark Handle: SBinRR: I remember when the TSA screening was being sold as the best thing that would ever happen to air travel and all our dreams would come true.

I don't think that has worked out exactly like they said it would.

People said that?  Because I just recall laughing at the idea and then getting angry that it became backwards thinking security theater with massive contracts for well connected companies.


I remember network news selling it hard.  They kept going on about how well these people would be trained and how well they would be paid.  It was going to be a new day in air travel according to the alphabet networks that pushed this BS every evening in 2001/2002.

Now I think most people knew it was BS and was going to do nothing to help, but that was the sell as a remember.
 
2018-07-11 01:19:08 PM  

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2018-07-11 01:19:13 PM  
Dear USA-ians:

What would it take to dismantle TSA?   You existed without it at one time.....

/concerned northern neighbour
 
2018-07-11 01:19:53 PM  

Truck Fump: So, that means they do not have the power to detain you, only to prevent you from boarding the aircraft?

"Am I being detained?"


They will just call the nearby police officer to detain you for any number of charges they can make up and then drop after 8 hours.

Yay government.
 
2018-07-11 01:20:40 PM  
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I'm sure the freedom loving GOP led Congress will get right on reining in the TSA. Probably.
 
2018-07-11 01:20:49 PM  
The funniest pat-down I've seen:

A friend of mine is 6'5", and the TSA goon who gave him the pat-down was the shortest guy they had working that day....5'3", give or take.  It looked like a kid trying to reach up and grab an apple from a tree.
 
2018-07-11 01:21:05 PM  

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Is that Raerae?
 
2018-07-11 01:21:13 PM  
The majority said it was "sympathetic" to concerns that its decision would leave fliers with "very limited legal redress" for alleged mistreatment by aggressive or overzealous screeners, which add to the ordinary stresses of air travel.

Gee, thanks guys. Your sympathy will go a long way when the TSA gets overzealous.

TSA Victim: "You've been massaging my balls for 5 minutes. Find anything yet?"
TSA Agent: "Passenger is being combative. Selected for enhanced screening."

"For most people, TSA screenings are an unavoidable feature of flying," but it is "squarely in the realm" of Congress to expand liability for abuses, Circuit Judge Cheryl Ann Krause wrote.

Oh, we have to wait for Congress to save us. I'm sure they'll get right on that.
 
2018-07-11 01:21:22 PM  
Um...there's PLENTY you can do about it.  Taking cars and trains more, for instance.  Or take the ruling up to a higher court.  Or perhaps not shower as thoroughly before your TSA check.

Stop telling me there's nothing I can do, kos I'm way more creative than YOU are.
 
2018-07-11 01:22:18 PM  
Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners are shielded by government sovereign immunity from liability under the Federal Tort Claims Act because they do not function as "investigative or law enforcement officers."

Oh really? So they're not cops huh? They have the legal status of mall security? They can detain but not arrest me, I can freely ignore their commands, and kicking the living shiat out of one wouldn't be assaulting an officer.
 
2018-07-11 01:22:24 PM  

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I'm sure the freedom loving GOP led Congress will get right on reining in the TSA. Probably.



I blame Republicans for creating it AND doing nothing about it now.

But I blame the Dems for not getting rid of it or making vast improvements when Obama was in office...during the two years when the Democrats controlled Congress.  Why didn't they do anything about it?
 
2018-07-11 01:22:41 PM  

natas6.0: if I'm getting the pat down, I ask for eye contact. I insist on it


TSA- "Sir I need you to step aside for an additional pat down."
Me: (OMG YAY) "Yes Sir"
TSA: *fondle fondle pat pat grope grope*
Me: (BONER)
TSA: "Sir, um, you're free to go"
Me: *Gets back in line*
TSA-"Sir you're free to continue on to your gate. We just patted you down."
Me: I KNOW AND IT WAS *GLORIOUS*. I'M IN LINE FOR SECONDS.

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2018-07-11 01:23:47 PM  
Take the train.
 
2018-07-11 01:25:08 PM  

The_Sponge: I blame Republicans for creating it AND doing nothing about it now.


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2018-07-11 01:25:17 PM  
I dont fear the pat down

I enjoy every goddamn second.

Want that pat down to end quick? start moaning.
 
2018-07-11 01:26:00 PM  
Maybe that new guy on the SCOTUS really will focus on the "as written" part of the Constitution and start applying it rather than expecting Congress to create new laws to specfically authorize Constitutional rights to be exercsied.
 
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