As a resident alien what I think about the direction of the USA

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by the_happiness_store, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. the_happiness_store

    the_happiness_store Original Member

    Many Americans consider Watergate or Vietnam the greatest blight on America. The above quotes indicate what I believe and what I think the DHS represents today. Claim your country back. We need the internet age version of Edward Murrow.
     
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  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    You're speaking to the choir here. As a resident alien (actually just as anyone but an imprisoned-convict within our borders) you deal with TSA as much as the rest of us and are just as entitled to speak out about it. What are you doing to help out?
     
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  3. the_happiness_store

    the_happiness_store Original Member

    I have a little less freedom than you. I do the best I think I can but it may not be the best that I can do because I'm not sure of which laws protect me. By I'm receiving a lot of errors when attempting to post.
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    You have no less freedom than us when it comes to speaking out.

    I logged a support issue a while ago but since the site is on shared servers somewhere in the Northeast, that's about all I can do. It seems to be a connectivity issue between the web server (Apache) & the database server (MySQL).
     
  5. the_happiness_store

    the_happiness_store Original Member

    I can be deported. Even if it is unjust it could cost me many dollars to prove my case. I think I do my best. My son and his gf have no use for this bs so it is a start.
     
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  6. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    It's amazing how much the country has changed since 9/11. Given all of the power that DHS/TSA has been given, I'm a bit worried to see what it's like in five years (or less) :eek:
     
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  7. The 6th Floor

    The 6th Floor Original Member

    The formation of DHS/TSA was a knee jerk reaction to what happened on 9-11. Not downplaying the event, but there is no reason the creation of a "security force" could have been created to responsibly manage security check points and lobbies at airports. The power that be could have taken a look at what WORKS abroad and apply it to the nation's airports. But they didn't. They could have consulted international airlines, I cite El Al as one of the BEST in the industry when it comes to security. When we had the National Guard patrolling the airports, it was probably the most safe I had felt. But at no time did I ever feel not safe while working at LAX or SFO.
     
  8. the_happiness_store

    the_happiness_store Original Member

    To think I used to be able to cross in and out of Canada without a passport. I heard it was the same for Mexico.
    When I was a child I had dreams. Most of them have been dashed - fortunately not all.
     
  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    From a story last year:

    Woman mocked during airport strip search
    By SHEENA GOODYEAR, QMI AGENCY
    Last Updated: July 20, 2010 11:50am
    Shileen Flynn, 29, had already missed one flight and lost her luggage when she says she found herself in a room at the Vancouver airport, naked and squatting, while two crude border agents strip-searched her.
    . . .
    With no mention of the alleged verbal harassment by the border service officers, the letter explained that a strip search can be conducted if an officer “has reasonable grounds to suspect that a person has secreted contraband on or about their body,” as long as a senior officer approves the search, and the suspect is informed of their rights.
    “It was sickening to watch and see what they were doing. They then went into full cover-up in the investigation and simply lied when convenient to cover up any wrongdoing,” Charlie told QMI Agency.
    http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/07/19/1475
     
  10. the_happiness_store

    the_happiness_store Original Member

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