Detroit News: Seniors get the TSA runaround, lose $300

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Or posting child porn from your Facebook account with a picture of yourself in your smurf costume.

    Or smuggling drugs in return for gift cards.

    Or using your position as a SPOTnik to assist in smuggling drug money.

    Or taking a paycheck for violating people and lying to them (and possibly yourself) by telling them it's for their own safety.
     
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  2. Ciarin

    Ciarin Member

    Or cooking meth with your bf.
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

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  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Homesick former East Germans?
     
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    But then they wouldn't have been able to steal it.
     
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  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Brilliant!! ^ ^ ^
     
  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    NO, not semantics.

    TSA purposely used that word so screeners would feel more important about themselves than they did and to try giving a false air of authority to the public which is completely unearned.

    It's much like me calling the the guy standing on a street corner begging for money a small business owner. I can say it all day long but saying something doesn't make it true.
     
  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  9. Ciarin

    Ciarin Member

    Except I don't feel any different about being called a screener or officer. When I was a a private security guard, I was referred to as officer as well. The label is pretty generic.
     
  10. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    To quote a post at the "other place:"
    Screener, Screener, Bo Beaner,
    Banana Bana, Fo Feener,
    Fee Fi Mo, Meaner
    ...Screener!!
     
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  11. You may not feel differently about the title, but it means something different to all the people who are forced to submit to your authority.
     
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  12. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    If you have three TSOs, one STSO, and one LTSO at the checkpoint, how many officers are there at the checkpoint?

    Zero. Calling a schmuck an officer doesn't make them one.
     
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  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Especially with the cheap blue shirts and the tin badges.
     
  14. Ciarin

    Ciarin Member

    Badges are made of nickel I think. Shirts cost about $50 a piece. Not exactly cheap.
     
  15. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    No power of arrest, ergo not an officer unless commissioned in the military.
     
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  16. RB

    RB Founding Member

    The badges could be made from solid gold but the issue remains that there is no valid reason for a screener to wear a badge of any kind. If those shirts cost $50 then someone is getting ripped off.
     
  17. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Wait wait wait!
    The two passengers were missing their cash, and TSA has THE TWO remove THEIR shoes and repat them?!!

    How about the TSAs at the checkpoint remove their shoes and get pat down?!!

    Doesn't take Sherlock and Holmes or Nancy Drew to figure this out!
     
  18. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    I don't think I've "liked" so many posts in one thread - EVER!
     
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  19. RB

    RB Founding Member

    So much material supplied by so few people.
     
  20. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    TSA provides us with lots of material, but are they "people"?
     

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