Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Aug 10, 2011.
If I was Nico's dad I would be very ashamed how his child turned out.
It's nice to see that Bloviating Bob fulfills the requisite clerk body shape.
And, oh my, what an unattractive couple.
And a real (expletive deleted) to boot!
What a gut! Put that belly in an honor guard!
What were the circumstances that led to the outing of Blogger Bob?
I have no idea, but I don't think he was actually secret from the get-go. He had no problem providing travel blogger Christopher Elliott with a photo for a Q&A. I think it just took a while for anybody in the press to ask to see a pic. Or even to know that the TSA blog existed.
I think the TSA bloggers are proud of what they do. They actually think they're providing a service. They don't acknowledge any wrongdoing.
The best service any of them could provide to transportation security would be for them to jump out in front of DC taxis to act as speed bumps. Considering the type of people they are, this would be much more productive, e.g. they save taxi passengers, save us their salary costs, and increase the overall value of integrity in society.
How come only his wife want to be photographed with him? Perhaps this is it:
Time Magazine - Blogs We Could Do Without
If you have misgivings about the Department of Homeland Security's approach to airport security, visiting the TSA Blog won't leave you feeling better. Spokesman "Blogger Bob" spends much of his time debunking myths that didn't need debunking and expressing a peculiar sense of humor. He also manages to ignore most of the questions raised by commenters
Hmm, I always wondered what Jabba the hut looked like when he wore human clothing.
I know human is the wrong term in BOB's case
Yuck! I hope they adopt.
Anything else just has to be a federal offence !
He's mentioned changing diapers on the "award winning" blog in response to the MCI baby groping.
Sadly it appears there are minions.
perhaps they were his own...
The machine shown in the article is the L3 version; I operate the Rapiscan version. I can't attest to the L3 other than what I've read in operator manuals and other similar materials. The Rapiscan AIT is not graphic. The best description is the Michelin Man; that's truly what the images look like. You can distinguish male from female primarily because of the underwire of the bra that shapes the breasts; whether it's wire or plastic, it creates a shape. Otherwise, in spite of others who accuse me of lying, you really can't see much. The machines we operate have the resolution "dumbed down," for lack of a better word.
I don't know how to address the area director's comments in the article. In all fairness to him, he's probably seen a few "demonstration" images. I'd like to know the views of a full-time L3 operator who has viewed thousands more images than the area director, and I'm willing to bet that it's really no different than a full-time Rapiscan operator. But that's conjecture on my part.
Whether or not the Automated Target Recognition upgrade is the answer remains to be seen. As I commented in another thread, the only difference is that you won't have an operator making the call to NOT identify a bra hook in the middle of the back as an anomaly whereas the ATR may "alarm" on that bra hook every time. All anomalies will require a pat-down for resolution.
More euphemistic (expletive deleted).
And how come they didn't require a "pat-down for resolution" before November 2010 (or January 2010, when the gropefests were "tested" in Las Vegas and Boston)? How come planes were blowing up left and right, given that those "anomalies" weren't "resolved" back then?
So we should believe you rather than a TSA area director making a public statement? Sorry, but I'm going to pass.
About the ATR, was hopeful, but what is coming out so far is NOT looking good, according to this latest pro ATR Piece in the Baltimore Sun. If a bra clasp??? triggers a boob search, then it looks like the machines are going to be waaaaaaay too sensitive. got a sanitary pad? no problem, we'll just pat you down in that area. won't touch your ankles though. gee thanks.
confirmation that TSA is going to F**K this up royally once again.
TSA has screwed up everything they have attempted, no reason to expect this to any less of a debacle.
God, I make so many typos on-line. This sentence above:
should obviously read "How come planes weren't blowing up left and right," etc.
That's OK...we meant what you knew!
I truly don't care who you believe. I'm just offering my perspective.
By the way, a bra clasp will not trigger a search of the breasts.
Separate names with a comma.