John Mica Attacks TSA 'Chat-Downs' As 'Idiotic,' Says Screening Failures Are 'Off The Charts'

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by CelticWhisper, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/24/john-mica-tsa_n_1028898.html

    Not sure I like the idea of private companies handling screening "With government supervision." Would rather see it completely re-privatized w/the government G'ing TFO.

    Even so, as long as the private companies either refuse to, or (preferably) are forbidden to, hire former TSA TSClerks to perform screening, it's better than what's in place now.
     
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  2. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

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  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Is that the same TSA employee who told you genitals are never touched during a grope-down? Or that the TSA never conducts strip-searches?
     
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  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Another view ...

    Infowars: Congressman: Secret Report On TSA Pat Downs, Body Scanner Failures Will “Knock Your Socks Off”: Off the charts” failure rate “sort of like the record of the Marx Brothers


     
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  5. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    The Infowars versions also includes this gem:

    Mica also asserted that recorded instances of pat downs failing to detect contraband are “off the charts.” This information is also currently still classified, but is due to be released within weeks as part of an upcoming committee report on the TSA’s first decade.

    So will we be be seeing some of their formerly SSI?
     
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  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I can hardly wait. :)
     
  7. Leave no trace

    Leave no trace Original Member

    Official publication of the truth. Is that really going to happen?
     
  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I expect a stack of PDFs that have been entirely blacked out but for the header and footer and two or three words in the middle.
     
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  9. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    We shall see.

    On the one hand, I can't imagine what colossal stupidity it would take to make a mistake like that twice. On the other hand...it's the goddamn TSA.
     
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  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    More from Mica yesterday ...

    Boston Herald: TSA architect rips Logan’s ‘mindless’ screening: ‘Chat down’ smackdown

     
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  11. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    True. Just look at the people they keep on the payroll.
     
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  12. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    Thugs, theives, and perverts all in one place. Look at the bright side to this. The police know who they are, where they work, the clothing they wear, and that for the most part it keeps them off of the streets (except for the VIPR) teams.

    To all government employees reading this as part of your job assignment: I hope you have a miserable shift and begin questioning why you took that job in the first place.
     

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