The Drug Called "Pre-Check"

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by FliesWay2Much, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. FliesWay2Much

    FliesWay2Much Original Member

    I don't know how I thought of this comparison, but I sent a post to Propaganda Village comparing the TSA to a drug dealer with respect to all of this trusted traveler crap. I doubt it will see the light of day, and, under the threat of "outing" myself, here is it:

  2. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    It's been posted!
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Bravo, bravo, bravo!! Excellent comment!
  4. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    I wonder if all those complaints to Congress about PV censorship by Blogdad Bob have finally resulted in some scrutiny?
  5. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Oh no, and (expletive deleted) no. It was the parenthetical comment at the bottom of his post that did it! :D
    ETA: Way to go, Flies!!! ^
  6. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    I wonder what would happen if a member of Congress laid a subpoena on Blogdad Bob ordering him to provide all rejected comments for the last 36 months, the subject of the blog post they were in answer to, and an explanation for rejection?

    Maybe a year in prison for Contempt Of Congress will chill him out.
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  7. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    He'd ignore it.

    TSA ignores anything they don't like or don't want to do.
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  8. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Ignoring a congressional subpoena is not something you want to do. You just might end up getting the perp-walk out of your office nicely attired in leg irons and belly chains.
  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    If anyone needs any more proof that the airlines are complicit in TSA abuse, straight from the horse's mouth:
    Wake up, people. The airlines are screwing you. The airlines are playing you for suckers.
    Market Watch: United Customers Can Expedite Travel Process With TSA PreCheck(TM)
  10. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    They haven't done it to Pistole yet. But they should. Make an example from the top down.
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  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Number of departures lowest since 2002 ... keep it up, suckers.
  12. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    I'm working on something now for TSA news on this and plan to have it done this week.

    When you look at the number of "beneficiaries" so far, ~1.7 million, that means that virtually no one gets to use it yet when compared to the
    ~700 million pax/year.

    Also the selected participating airports and airlines so far seems less that egalitarian. The whole program reeks and no one seems to be looking at the mechanics or social implications of this.
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  13. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Switch "PreCheck subscriber" for "Party Member" and it makes a lot more sense.
  14. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Oh, bravo, baby! This is another one I'm going to steal!
  15. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    That really does give a good representation of what is going on.
  16. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Don't feel like starting a new pre-check thread, so I'm goosing this one ...

    Becky Akers @ LRC Blog: Behave, All You Bad Little Serfs

    The TSA’s “Pre-Check program … give approved ‘trusted travelers’ access to an expedited line at [airports] … These travelers can skip some of the usual tasks that slow screenings — removing shoes, belts and jackets, and separating laptops and plastic bags filled with lip balm and liquids.” Earning this dispensation from Our Masters requires the peon to “first qualify as frequent fliers, and they have to pay a fee and undergo background checks,” as I explain here.

    Why does the TSA allow some people sometimes to evade its perverts’ groping? “TSA can remove Pre-Check status at any time … If a passenger misbehaves or harasses agents, TSA also can add the person to a watch list, which requires more thorough security screening.”

    Better smile and thank the nice thug in the blue shirt, or Big Brother will send you back to the long line for some punitive Sexual Assault.

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