Video TSA agent admits detaining people is not really about airline safety

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    It's not going to stop, short of physical, painful, chastisement of the pedosmurf(s) involved.

    When pedosmurfs end up in a trauma bay, or on a morgue slab, at the hands of outraged passengers, things will change. The problem is that there are too many sheep unwilling to put these asstards where they belong.
     
  2. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Let's not blame the victims for *all* of it.

    The asstards performing the assaults deserve the lion's share of the blame, since they're the ones actually doing it.
     
  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    TSA employees are the one violating their Oath to Protect and Defend the United States Constitution.

    trai·tor

    noun \ˈtrā-tər\
    Definition of TRAITOR

    1: one who betrays another's trust or is false to an obligation or duty
    2: one who commits treason
     
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  4. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    Ok I have some questions. What about the drinks on the plane. Where were those purchased and how do I know nobody who has come into contact with those cans of soda or bottles of water from the manufacturer to the delivery personnel to the people who loaded them on the plane didn't put something in them and what about the flight attendants - can they be trusted or not or are they going to be given the "secret strips" to wave over the can before they hand it to me on the plane? And what about the water fountains at the airport - are those tested regularly too? If I drink from them is the TSA going to make me spit the water in my mouth into a cup so it can be tested? Are the vendors in the secure area going to sell only 3 oz drinks from now on? Maybe random urine samples are next? Do you not see how stupid all of this is?
     
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  5. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Please don't give these assholes any ideas.
     
  6. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    I have been on record disagreeing with the LAG policy almost since the inception. I understand the reasoning that DHS et al used for the regulations, and I understand why they put the regulations into effect - that said, I have never truly agreed with these regs on LAG. I just do not think that the tradeoff of folks not being able to bring their stuff with them, the ill will it generates (even today), and the PR bonanza it creates is worth the increase in security that is provided, it is simply a recipe for ongoing conflict. I have been saying for years now, find a way to test the LAG en masse if there is credible intel keeping this on the radar, or let it go and focus on the bigger stuff like WEI if the intel does not support it. That is my personal opinion, and I am not speaking for anyone else.
     
  7. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    If you think this is stupid there must be other employees of the TSA who think this is stupid. Do any of you ever approach your supervisors and express your opinions about stuff like this or would you be labeled as having a bad attitude (like the passenger who drank her water) and be fired? No wonder the attitudes of many TSA employees is crappy with having to do a job that demeans not only passengers but themselves as well. I used to think that passengers would be the ones to rise up and insist on changing the way TSA does business but now I'm beginning to think the TSA, with their ridiculous SSI regulations, will eventually bring the airlines to their knees by adding more and more ridiculous security charades and the hassle just won't be worth purchasing an airline ticket anymore. You might see some business travelers but those of us who fly for "pleasure" will find another way to get where we want to go because going through the dog and pony show just isn't worth it. Keep up the good work and you'll SSI yourselves right out of a job.
     
  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    We can only hope so.
     
  9. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    No, they'll have a job.

    Working in the prison laundry is a job, isn't it?
     
  10. Doober

    Doober Original Member

  11. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Having a TSA clerk on his knees on the bathroom floor seems somehow appropriate. If he had a scrub brush, he might actually do something useful - even if only by accident.
     
  12. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Hot Air: TSA detains passenger because she showed ‘bad attitude’

    You have to admire the ingenuity of the Transportation Security Administration. Who else could have dreamed up this brilliant two-part strategy? First, you test the patience of air travelers by forcing them to jump through hoops at airport security. Then when they become vexed over all the pointless and unnecessary red tape, you ground them on the basis that their attitude needs adjustment (h/t Infowars).

    Such was the experience of an unnamed traveler who was prevented from boarding her flight in late August following a dust-up with a TSA officer. The woman, who captured the altercation on video ... In the video, the woman can be heard plainly saying to Godeaus, “Let me get this straight. This is retaliatory for my attitude. Yhis is not making the airways safer. It’s retaliatory.” The officer [TSA agent Louis Godeaux] can be heard just as plainly replying, “It pretty much definitely is.”
     
  14. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I noticed when I was reading the Hot Air article above (post #53) that the YouTube poster appears to have updated her remarks to add the name of the TSA apparatchik who felt so miffed that she had consumed her water before he could test it:

    Posters comments on YouTube (updated version):
    This was inside the terminal at the Houston airport. I was not allowed to board a plane (even though I had already been through airport security) because I drank my water instead of letting the TSA "test" it. The TSA agent finally admitted that it wasn't because they thought I was a security risk-it was because the TSA agent, Louis Godeaux, was mad at me!
    I was able to get on the very next flight out of houston-and even managed an upgrade! (thanks United)
    Sorry for crappy phone video-but the audio is what I wanted to post.
    I know this is not really news (it seems like the TSA is retaliating all the time against people), but it was a little satisfying to get that statement on video.
     
  15. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I fail to see the relevance of the particular offending TSA employee's name.

    They're all equally culpable.
     
  16. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Bad attitude? I would be inclined to show the pedosmurf exactly what I call a bad attitude. Even money he survives the experience.

    As I see it, if you're going to do the time anyway, you may as well make it worth it and do the crime.
     
  17. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I think knowing names is important. It makes it easier for us to single out these criminals and focus more attention on them.
     
  18. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    And if we can figure out where he lives, we can let all his neighbors know what a fine human being is living among them. :td:
     
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  19. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Except that his home address and phone number will not be published here. Anyone who defies that will be on vacation.

    It appears to be listed, you can look it up. Just don't post it here.
     
  20. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Easy enough when they all wear the same fake cop uniform with a tin badge...
     

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