Subcommittee Hearing: Rightsizing TSA Bureaucracy and Workforce Without Compromising Security

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

  2. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Ok, wait, you mean ... nobody got the hint when the Thousands Standing Around acronym became the catch-phrase for the TSA??? :confused:
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  3. Lisa Murkowski likes to show her "concern" over the TSA pricetag. Meanwhile, her TSA response form letter hasn't changed since I first wrote her about it in 2010. It's vague and double-talky, that whole "balancing security and privacy" hoo haw. Me, not impressed.
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  4. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    you mean balancing their job security and your privates, see? How is it balanced AT ALL when they get whatever they want and we get nothing?
    " We want to feel your breasts, butts, and groin. You don't want us to do that. Well, let's be balanced. We'll feel your breasts, butts, and groin." yeah, in a balanced way.

    Civility and any kind of political harmony are long since dead when statements like this are made. Just lie, lie, and then lie some more, not even pausing to see the incredulity on the faces of those listening to them. If you want to rule by force, what will be the consequences?
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  5. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    The TSA's concept of "balanced" is fondling both breasts, both buttocks, and both testicles equally.
  6. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

  7. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    And then the committee sends us over to facebook to tell them our stories. Facebook, yes, that's the company that just changed their privacy policy to a 'data use' policy.

    The really cynical part of me says that Facebook was chosen because for the most part real names are required -- and you know the rest. My prediction is that a large number of people won't feel comfortable sharing that kind of information on Facebook with the government. :rolleyes: It would have been much better, imo, to have allowed anonymous or pseudonymous stories to the government.
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  8. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Real names are not required. That, of course, doesn't mean that IPs can't be traced.
  9. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    That's why I said they're required 'for the most part'. ;) If you aren't obnoxious, so I've heard, your pseudonym might not get deleted. No need to bother with IP addresses. Most people have a friends list and people who are tagged in photos. It's probably not all that hard to go from a pseudonym to a real name just by looking at photos.

    Drives me crazy. My cousin recently told me that my aunt uploaded a bunch of photos - including photos of me. I'm probably tagged in them too. Now I have to go ask my aunt to take down any photos of me. Ugh.
  10. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    I don't want to "balance security and privacy." Privacy doesn't mean squat to me. I want to exercise my right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. She can take privacy and balance and stick em both where the sun doesn't shine. I want my Constitutional Rights. That's not negotiable.
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  11. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I had thought we got rid of her last election. She managed to stuff the ballot box at the last minute.
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  12. Ugh, I know. That was such a dirty election. That's when I lost all faith in the electoral system in this state.
  13. saulblum

    saulblum Original Member

  14. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Well, well, well. This is all very entertaining.

    The TSA had Bruce Schneier booted at the last minute. No matter, here's what House Members said:

    House members of both parties on Monday teed off against the agency in charge of airport and port anti-terrorist screening, saying it uses ineffective tactics, wastes money on faulty equipment and treats travelers rudely.

    I wonder if any change will be forthcoming.
  15. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Sunny - I sure hope so, but im not holding my breath.
  16. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Unfortunately this is probably nothing more than some political posturing in advance of the November elections. Once the elections are over they will go back to over-funding TSA as usual.
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  17. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    I'm not holding my breath either.

    I'd love to know how many comments/questions were generated from the facebook page.
  18. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Let me do some digging and ill see what I can find for you and will post it. give me a little bit...the idiots in our 911 area have been more stupid and crazy then normal the past couple of days and tonights no different...Ugggggh
  19. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    KHON 2 (26 Mar 2012): TSA blasted for treating passengers like cattle

  20. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The press reports that are starting to appear overnight are not good. :D This one was picked up by Google around 7 p.m. EDT Monday ...

    Long Island Press (26 Mar 2012): Lawmakers call airport screeners ineffective, rude

    What did TSA offer in defense (aside from getting Bruce Schneier booted from the hearing)?


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