Nico Melendez at LA Times Travel Show Sunday Jan 29 @ 2:30pm

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    TSA rep at L.A. Times Travel Show

  2. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    Why would anybody think it is worth their while to ask an idiot a question about serious issues? Seriously, asking him questions regarding US citizens rights and airport security is like asking one of the Three Stooges a question about rocket science.

    Now, if his appearance is so the audience can watch a jester and throw pies/cupcakes at him, that would be fun to watch.
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  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    If I lived in LA, I would go. I'd love to give him (expletive deleted) in the form of a question. Faux misunderstanding can be very powerful.
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  4. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I wonder if his daddy is going to be there to fend off the bad people who bully his son?
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  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Who is that? Is there a father-son TSA spokesman team?
  6. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    OMG, they are father-son?
  7. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    No, not a father-son team. However, someone claiming to be Nico's daddy showed up once at the other place to whine about the verbal blows his son was taking. I'd try to look for his post but can't for the life of me recall his screen name. I'd imagine that Boggie Dog might be able to come up with a link.
  8. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I remember that happening but is was several years ago. Wasn't the screen name something like Nico's Daddy or such.

    jtodd has this one figured out, asking a question and expecting a liar to answer honestly is a waste of time.
  9. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I don't think it was several years ago - I'd bet it was in the last 18 months. Tried looking for screen names starting with Nico but didn't find anything. Perhaps with the pro-TSA slant of the other place, he (or Nico) got the PTB there to delete his name entirely.
  10. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    One comment so far:

  11. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I did a quick search for Nico's Daddy and found two threads that mention the name but no post I could identify that was his. The ones I found were from 2010 and 2011.
  12. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    There aren't enough vomit bags in the world for me to attend something like this.
  13. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    If I was in town I would stop by and needle him with questions about Explosive Trace Portals. ^

    I would be cranky too if my kid took a job defending the TSA. :p
  14. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Next-best solution: Vomit on Melendez.
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  15. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    The whole travel industry is in bed with TSA so this probably shouldn't surprise us. The LA Times gets lots of travel related ad revenue so they play along.

    USA Today is probably the worst offender, they seem to deliberately avoid stories about TSA that are incriminating. They get much of their ad revenue from various travel advertisers, hotels, cars, cruises and airlines so they don't want to dampen business by publicizing TSA abuses.

    They make more money if they can lull the masses into thinking that everything is great and TSA treats everyone well.
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  16. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    I so wish I could make it this event, I would hammer Nico with questions, just to watch him dance. Would even take some cupcakes as ammo.
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  17. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Nah, some Marines in need of a head.
  18. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    OOhhhh! Now that's a great idea...organize a free cupcake hand-out to the audience, and just let nature take it's course. I think even the dumbest among the audience would agree that he deserves to be pelted with a few hundred :cupcake:s! :D
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  19. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    You hit so many nails on the head. We have to constantly remind ourselves that this whole sham is as much about money as anything else. We all know that the so-called "security" industry is getting filthy rich(er) off this entire boondoggle, even if the sheeple don't recognize it. And that the airlines, the whole travel industry, are complicit.

    Every time statistics come out proving air travel in this country and to this country is down, I cheer.
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  20. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    We'd see how effective the airline lobby could be in changing TSA policy if they saw a drop in business directly attributable to TSA.

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