Court: TSA, not passengers, deserves privacy

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Forget the blood of patriots part, enough has been spilt... Time for tyrants to sway in the breeze or dissolve in a pink mist.

    Me either, I think it's a matter of time and the end result will be big and messy.

    55gr FMJBT (5.56 M193)
    62gr penetrator (5.56 M855)
    168gr OTPRM (7.62)
    690gr Raufuss 50bmg

    All will make a heck of a mess and no need to be close.
  2. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    I am not surprised that no one has yet "gone postal." The intellegent people who realize what a gross violation of civil and human rights these "security" [theatre] procedures are and are angered by them (take me, for instance) have stopped travelling by commercial air for the most part. Sometimes, as some wise person once said, "discretion is the better part of valor."
  3. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    I fall into this category cornered or spun up, I am the last person you want to set off its a big fast boom.
  4. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    I still think it could happen. Those of us who are conscientious and principled about it are protesting and using alternate modes of transportation. Those who are less principled but still given to indignation are still flying and we see them appear from time to time on the internet - ex. "I'm flying WITH my shoes!" guy. Couple anger like his with protective and/or (rightly, justly) retaliatory instinct like Andrea Abbott's and Yukari Miyamae's, and I think that someone out there is still a powder keg waiting to blow.

    I don't think it'll be guns or knives that get used, but just fists. Some smurf-clerk is going to push too far and the pax will snap, grab the smurf, and punch it in the face and/or throw it to the ground and start whaling on it. Given the average *ahem* morphology of a smurf-clerk, how much effort do you really think it'd require to take one down? Especially if the pax is even remotely fit and/or athletic? Then there's the environmental hazards like the X-ray belt enclosure (pointed metal corners), tensabarriers (strangulation hazard), and the like that can compound the clerk's fall and/or even server as impromptu weapons if the pax is sufficiently pissed off.

    Don't get me wrong, I am surprised it hasn't happened yet and I see the truth in the notion that the people who care enough aren't going to the airport anymore. However, just because the current set of airline faithful aren't sufficiently angry to do anything NOW doesn't mean they'll never GET that angry.
  5. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    This sounds more and more like the court system of China and North Korea not USA.

    Where the charges are read against the person and verdict is passed & carried out without the "judge" have to give any reason.
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  6. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I think the time for hot tar, feathers, and rails is fast approaching.
  7. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Celtic whisper - either am I, but that time is coming and fast.

    Personally if I snap, based on my reactions/training/instinct it will be over before any smurf could react or jump/stop me. I'd try to make it self defense if at all possible as then it's double damage to the smurf physical and criminal, but it's not to far of a stretch.

    Personally I'd rather have it be a father that snaps when pedosmurf feels up his daughter either without asking his permission (minor can't give consent) or pedosmurf "patdown" is way over the line. There's national headlines instantly on that and a no win situation, were pissy and nappy would be in the hot seat pdq.
  8. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Also known as 230 grains of Trepanizine.
  9. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    1380 foot-pounds, divided by the weight of the problem, yields the length of the solution.
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  10. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Doing that might be a stretch.
  11. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    frank dont be giving away all the secrets now, Dont be pulling any pages from my medics play book now.

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