House Subcommittee on Transportation Security report and hearing

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  1. lkkinetic

    lkkinetic Original Member

  2. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    Is the link on the page for the video the correct one, or is there another site I should use to watch the hearing?
     
  3. lkkinetic

    lkkinetic Original Member

    I haven't found another, so I was going to fire that one up in about 15 minutes and see what happens ...
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Bloomberg: TSA’s Insensitivity Impedes Security, House Panel Says

    The U.S. Transportation Security Administration, created after the terrorist attacks that took place 11 years ago today, is bogged down in defending unpopular airport screening procedures that may not match current threats, a House committee said in a report.

    TSA has been too reactive, imposing screening procedures that respond to past terror plots while not doing enough to anticipate the next threat, according to a report the House Homeland Security Subcommittee published ahead of a hearing today. Once implemented, procedures aren’t revisited to ensure they still make sense, the committee said.

    “Eleven years after 9/11, the American people expect to see tangible progress in transportation security, with effective operations that respect both their privacy and their wallets,” the committee said. “The private sector is best suited to this challenge, not the federal government.”
     
  5. lkkinetic

    lkkinetic Original Member

  6. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    I have to say, form watching the hearing, I have come to the conclusion that Jackson Lee is an idiot. I knew this from past hearings, but today just reinforces that.
     
  7. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Isn't she the one who asked where on Mars Neil Armstrong planted the American flag?
     
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    She's the one who is on Mars, always has been, always will be.
     
  9. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I'm not sure which planet she's on, but I'm pretty sure it isn't Mars.

    "Teegeeack," maybe?
     
  10. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Pluto! No, wait, Goofy! No, wait, neither one of those are planets...oops! :oops:
     
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  11. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    One bright spot is that TSA is getting hammered in the press on 9/11 on several fronts. The retaliation video is still making the rounds, the Flyers Rights poll is out with bad numbers for them and congress picked this day to publicly chastise the agency.

    Then we get a gem of stupidity in the form of Jackson Lee trying to defend TSA, a woman whose own constituents assailed for defending TSA on Houston buses.
     
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  12. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Anyone surprised by the self-aggrandization of the TSA Blog Team today? Personally, I'm far from surprised that they were posting all day about how thankful they are that we (as a country) were stupid enough to hire them post-9/11.
     
  13. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    And its all falling on deaf ears.
     
  14. saulblum

    saulblum Original Member

  15. RB

    RB Founding Member

    You had doubt?
     
  16. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    USA Today: Reduce patdowns, House GOP tells TSA

    House Republicans on Tuesday pushed the Transportation Security Administration to reduce pat-downs of passengers, shrink its size and turn airport screening over to private companies. "Patdowns have hit a nerve with the general public, and TSA has failed to adequately explain why it continues to use this procedure two years after its initial rollout," Republicans on the House Homeland Security subcommittee for transportation security said in a report. The GOP report also blasted the agency for waiting a year after starting patdowns in October 2010 before it halted full-body searches of children without parental consent. The unpopular patdowns are an example of an agency that needs to change because of public dissatisfaction with its tactics and how much it spends, the report said
     
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  17. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    A raving loon.
     
  18. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Please don't insult our state bird.
     
  19. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Update of Bloomberg article (above) to add some bull:poop: from John Halinski ...

    San Francisco Chronicle: TSA’s Insensitivity, Size Impede Security, House Panel Says

    “As the memories of 9/11 slip by for many, we at TSA cannot afford to forget what our job is,” Halinski said. “We cannot be distracted by critics and others who forget we face a threat.”



     
  20. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    “As the memories of 9/11 slip by for many, we at TSA cannot afford to forget what our job is,” Halinski said. “We cannot be distracted by critics and others who forget we face a threat.”


    You face a threat all right, bub! A threat to your livelyhood if you don't keep the masses quaking in their boots and wetting their panties every time you utter the word "terrorism!"
     

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