TSA Admits Breast Pump Mistake

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    And TSA's solution, retraining.

    Hardly adequate for the abuse TSA meted out to this lady.
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  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The original report at KTIV includes text we can read as well as the video ...

    KITV: KITV4 Exclusive: TSA Admits Breast Pump Mistake

  4. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Anyone else notice that it's easier to train a flatworm than it is to train a pedosmurf?

    One of these days one of these clowns is going to receive a "remedial" beatdown at the hands of the outraged 'fare'. And I'll be the first to contribute to the defense fund.
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  5. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    It's easier to train almost anything than the TSA clowns.

    (And not only would I contribute to the defense fund, I'd have to acquit were I on the jury.)
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  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I'm holding out for the first riot at a checkpoint -- when 5 or 10 or 50 upright citizen observe TSA's abusive behavior and decide to take some action.
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  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I'm sure TSA will never allow a case involving a screener to make it to a jury trail since they know the public would give a pass to the citizen.

    TSA has lost just about all support from the public.
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  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    We're on the right track, then. Hopefully they'll lose all of it.
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  9. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    No normal woman would have subjected a mother to this ordeal. The TSA has a diabolical aptitude for attracting and hiring sadistic idiots.
  10. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Again, I'm actually a little surprised it hasn't happened already. We've heard rumblings of discontent growing for a long time now. We've had publicity campaigns like the underwear protests (including one who went so far as to hand out flyers outside in winter weather whilst wearing naught more than undergarments), angry outbursts like the pax who said "Frell this, I'm flying WITH my shoes!" and stormed past the dumbfounded smurf-clerk and through the WTMD, and heroic acts like those by Andrea Abbott and Yukari Miyamae. It seems like the more severe ones were responded to by TSA's spin-doctors trying to make nice or distract from the problem, but they're running out of relief valves really fast.

    Smurf-clerks are getting dumber, thefts are getting larger, abuses are becoming more severe. And I think we've finally reached the point where the public mentality has gone from "Don't like, don't fly"/"Doing nothing wrong, got nothing to hide"/"I want to feel safe"/"I'M SCARED OF THE NUMBERS NINE AND ELEVEN!" to at least a passing concern, like "Oh, yeah, TSA. I've heard a lot about them lately. I don't know, but...isn't there a better way than what they're doing?"

    It might not be righteous fury like we have here, but more and more I'm seeing that the public is at least denying TSA the benefit of the doubt. It may not seem like much, but it can be huge. It's a lot easier to go from skepticism to disdain than it is to go from adulation and admiration to disdain. It's the pebble that starts the landslide. And, perhaps best of all, the position of unwavering support is incredibly, incredibly hard to push the public back to once the public has abandoned it. TSA has finally been incorporated into the general public's mistrust of government, and that mistrust is like the Hotel California. You can check out any time you want, TSA, but you can never leave.
  11. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    This doesn't make any $#@$%@% sense!!

    If the bottles had been FILLED-she couldn't take them because they would be more than 3 oz (we know how well they understand the medical liquids part)
    But now the bottles are EMPTY and she still can't.

    Yeah the screener made a mistake-the whole agency is mistake after mistake.

    The crack heads all hopped up on the street corners make more sense than these screeners.
  12. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    The only surprise in all of this:

    No, "We're sorry she was embarrassed by the actions of our employees," but "Yeah, we farked up bad."

    That's certainly a sea change...
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  13. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    It's just words. Will anything REALLY change?
  14. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Well you have recognized the problem with TSA.

    Polices are secret even though the public knowing policies such as this would have no negative impact on security.

    TSA employees are so poorly trained that they have no idea what it is they are suppose to be doing.

    TSA employees are so poorly supervised that management has no idea of what is going on at checkpoints.

    TSA senior officials sit in their offices telling everyone how hunky dory everything at TSA is all while the public is being sexually assaulted, strip searched, having things stolen from them, just to mention a few of the problems the public faces at TSA dragnet checkpoints.

    We're the TSA, if we can't f_ck it up no one can!
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  15. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Probably not. But I'll take what I can get when it comes to the TSA's blue-shirted quislings.
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  16. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Let's not slander Vidkun Quisling with such a comparison. He probably accomplished more in his loathesome existence than most of these smurfs could ever hope to accomplish. In fact, his life could even be a role model for them, especially the final scene where he's placed up against a wall at Akershus Festning and shot.
  17. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    That's why I didn't capitalize it.


    a person who betrays his or her own country by aiding an invading enemy, often serving later in a puppet government; fifth columnist.

    Do you think "collaborateur," or "информера" would be more appropriate?
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  18. It's interesting that she was traveling with a baby and had this problem. Their argument to people like Stacy Armato was that you're suspicious for traveling with breastmilk without a baby. (Which for most mothers is like, duh, why would I be pumping if I had my baby with me? But still.) And now, here's this woman with an empty, liquid-free medical device, and now they want liquid in it.

    It's hard with a baby there, I know. I sat there and let dude walk off out of my sight with the valuables from my locked backpack all spread out in tub because I was overwhelmed by the situation, having two little kids to keep an eye on and a husband off getting groped. But sheesh, we all really need to start standing our ground with this crap, demanding supervisors, missing our flights, making a stink, BEFORE we're humiliated and have to go to the news with the story.
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  19. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Not until the bruised and beaten body of the next pedosmurf to step on his crank gets run up a flagpole at the airport main entrance.

    And perhaps not even then.
  20. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Surprising that they went straight to the apology for once. They denied the strip searches for weeks and then only issued the "felt you had a bad experience" version.

    Do they consider this more invasive than a strip search? Something seems odd about the immediate rectitude in this response.
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