Lessons from the TSA on how to launch a startup

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    This is so contrived that I initially wondered if someone was testing one of the new story writing algorithm systems. Unfortunately it is so pandering that no computer would be dumb enough to write it.
    http://gigaom.com/2012/07/15/lessons-from-the-tsa-on-how-to-launch-a-startup
     
  2. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Pandering, yes. But it is also a blantant crock of lies (or bull:poop:, whichever term you prefer)! There is no way that the TSA grew that monstorous in just one year. It took 10 years to make it the oversized, inept, wasteful, abusive agency that it is today...'nuff said!
     
  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    If TSA was a business expected to make a profit I would be willing to be it would be bankrupt several years ago.
     
  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    And if it were an actual business, it would have been sued into oblivion already.
     
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  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Well that's one way to get to bankruptcy, having employees who sexually assault people and call it security screening. Cash settlements are hard on the bottom line.
     
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  6. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    "...employees who sexually assault people, yell at children until they cry, force the elderly to remove incontinence undergarments, offer bogus medical advice, shout at tourists as though volume was the communications problem, et cetera ad absurdum and lie about their actions - calling it security screening."
     
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  7. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    As it stands, the TSA is morally bankrupt.
     
  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I don't know that you can call them that. They have to be doing something with the morals, ethics, and souls of those who're still working for them. They've probably got a warehouse somewhere...
     
  9. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Somewhere like Texas?
     
  10. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I was thinking Groom Lake, Nevada, myself.
     
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  11. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Yucca Mountain.
     
  12. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I'd been under the impression that those plans were scrapped, as Yucca Mountain wasn't stable enough for a storage/disposal facility.
     
  13. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Seems so.

    http://www.reid.senate.gov/issues/yucca.cfm

    Reid is still a putz!
     
  14. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    It's stable enough to store TSA waste (of oxygen, protein, and time).
     
  15. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Quite fitting, too, that a documentary on it was titled "This Place Is Not a Place of Honor."
     
  16. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Sounds like a sign that could be hung at every TSA checkpoint - and on the front door of every domicile occupied by a TSA employee.
     

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