Aviation News Today: Lawmakers Call For Broad Changes To TSA Screening Operations

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Aviation News Today: Lawmakers Call For Broad Changes To TSA Screening Operations

     
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    The wankers will do nothing.
     
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  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    yet the noise is in our favor. TSA budgets are being cut by hundreds of millions. This year. Wait til next year; I expect much bigger cuts.
     
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    The movement is in our favor. I think some changes will be coming, but we all know that Congress is slow to react, even slower to act.
     
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  5. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    ...unless there's money to be made in "security" contracts.
     
  6. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    "broad changes" I guess that means only the protocols for screening females will change.
     
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  7. Or maybe someone misheard and ladies are going to have to take off their bras for screening.
     
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  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Why bother? The TSA gropes under their bras anyway.
     
  9. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Change number one should be jailing all current TSA employees, perhaps under one of those new laws Obama signed off on not requiring charges or trial.
     
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  10. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Touché!
     
  11. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Keep in mind that the TSA isn't doing anything at all that Obama doesn't approve of.
     
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  12. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Maybe one of these days he'll authorize them to zap dissident passengers with a drone strike.
     
  13. RB

    RB Founding Member

    My house shows up nicely on Google Maps. Maybe I need to use some cammo netting to mask the location.
     
  14. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    You need something to jam the GCS signals on incoming drones. Once they've got you on a satellite photo, they've got your coordinates.
     
  15. RosemaryT

    RosemaryT Original Member

    We are so screwed.

    This TSA just keeps getting worse and worse and worse.

    Before long, we'll have devices in our car monitoring our behavior.
     
  16. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Progressive Insurance already has one.
     
  17. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Ha! Funny you should say that. I got a quote from Progressive specifically because of this thing. I have a pristine driving record, work from home, hubby bikes to work every day, the car sits in the garage most days. So we figured we could save some money. But the quote I got from them was no better than what we're paying our current insurance company. And when I called said insurance company and said I was thinking of switching to Progressive, they brought the rate down even further.

    Scam-o-rama.
     
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  18. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I don't want my vehicles reporting to big brother, government or business.
     
  19. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member


    Funny one is we have similar tattle tales on the rig that records, backing up (have to have spotter), breaking force, cornering force, speed, etc... Dont even get me started on the speed limit were restricted to, its a classic case of apples to oranges and intracranial rectal infarction...Its insane.

    Funny thing is that my insurance company gives me a break because of my profession and in a average year ill only put 12-15K on my car but I can put 40-60K on a rig.
     
  20. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    As much as we may complain that Congress' attempts to rein in the TSA are too little, too late, I welcome any definitions of how far the TSA can go in abusing us.

    TSA employees are selected and retained, either deliberately or by default, for their eagerness to commit boundary violations.

    I don't care what the boundary is, they will feel compelled to violate it. If Congress mandates that they can only probe citizen's lower intestines to a depth of 12 inches, the TSA screeners will take it to 18. All we have to do is give them a defined legal boundary with a clear metric, and they will cross the line.

    When they do, we've got them.
     
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