The people we should be searching are the criminals hired by the TSA

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  1. TSA News Blog

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    If they scanned and groped the unskilled workers (hired with cursory vetting by the TSA) before they left the airports, think of all the crimes they’d discover. In yet another of so many TSA-worker-perpetrated crimes, an Orlando TSA officer was arrested after he took home the computer that some honest traveler turned in to him. Via WFTV in Florida:​
    An honest tourist found a bag sitting in Orlando International Airport and turned it over to a Transportation Security Administration officer. Police say instead of taking it to lost and found, the TSA officer took it home.​
    Police said that early this month, a teenager from Canada left his bag outside the Harley Davidson Store at the airport. His computer and passport were in the bag.​
    Police said a tourist turned it in to TSA Officer Keith McKnight. They said that McKnight took the laptop to a computer store in Pine Hills and asked to have it wiped clean. They said he used his real name when he dropped the computer off.​
    The store owner said McKnight claimed he bought it at a flea market on Colonial Drive for $150. The computer is worth $2,000.​
    Luckily, the people the TSA hires to root out terrorist plotters aren’t exactly the cream of the intelligence crop. The kid got an alert on his iPhone and tracked the computer back to the store.​
    Maybe if the TSA were scanning and groping its own employees, instead of us, they’d catch more criminals. Especially since A) there are so many criminals among them, and B) they haven’t caught a single Big Scary Terrorist in their history.​
     
  2. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Too bad the BDO guys didn't detect this one, whom is of the "highest level of standard" wearing the uniform of a organization that claims to have no tolerance for such behavior.

    As soon as anyone dons the blue gloves, they magically can-do-no-wrong!
     
  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    That'd be because the Behavioral Detection program is junk science, and no better than random selection.

    http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2012/04/tsa_behavioral.html

    http://boardingarea.com/blogs/flyin...tsa-behavior-detection-officers-effective-no/

    http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100526/full/465412a.html

    Anyone who actually thinks it works is an idiot. Those who actually pretend to practice it are worse.
     
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

  5. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I was thinking more along the lines of "evil idiot."
     
  6. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Was responding to this: "Anyone who actually thinks it works is an idiot. Those who actually pretend to practice it are worse. "

    Figured squaring idiot would be close enough.
     
  7. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Either way. "TSA: When a regular idiot just won't do."
     
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  8. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Maybe we could send all of TSA to the North/South Korea border. First line of defense and all. Let's see how those blue gloves work there.
     
  9. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    You know and I know but so long as there are those who stick their fingers in their ears chanting "LALALALA" I will keep point out it out.
     
  10. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Right. You set, I'll spike. Let me know when you want a turn...

    ;)
     

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