TSA at Grand Central Station in NYC (11/30/11)

Discussion in 'Railways, Highways, Waterways' started by Sunny Goth, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    I got a text from a friend of mine this morning. He says --

    "Just walked past mobile TSA station at grand central station coming out of the 6 subway."

    I asked if they were searching people or just watching. He said --

    "There was a table, some kind of big tech device, two agents in blue, maybe 6 cops. I didn't see them hassling anyone but I didn't spend more than 15 sec in eyesight, was worried if I watched or asked questions I'd get hassled and not sure I would have kept my cool."

  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  3. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    "some kind of big tech device"

    Passive MMW device?
  4. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    I didn't know what the big tech device was either -- I texted him back about it, but haven't heard back yet. He also could have meant 'bag tech device' - he texts very fast and so his spelling isn't that accurate. And autocorrect (SO NSFW, but hilarious) also plays havoc with texts....
  5. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Heard back. he says it was a big black box on the ground next to the table. It was maybe 2 1/2 ft tall, 10 inches wide, and 1 1/2 ft deep. All black. I'm thinking chemical swabs.
  6. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Or some kind of new passive ETD that is being tested?
  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    That's likely their new high-tech cosmic disgronificator. If I told you what it does, they'd probably kill us both.
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  8. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    With the growth of social media and aggregating sites, I wonder when someone will set up a site that maps out TSA Shows Of Force Farce outside of airport environments, so they can be avoided.

    :mad: <------ John Pistole when this happens :D
  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Might work on a regional basis in metropolitan areas where there is heavy reliance on mass transit, maybe a site along the lines of XXXGasPrices (e.g. www.TwinCitiesGasPrices.com) to show where you can get your (expletive deleted) grabbed by a blue-gloved wonder. Similar to GasBuddy, they could even offer a GropeBuddy object that you can drop on your own web page to help provide local grope avoidance assistance.
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  10. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    OTR truck drivers might find it useful as well if the TSA starts infesting more weigh stations and truck stops, since having their time wasted hits them right in the paycheck. Avoiding weigh stations can be trickier though, I think.
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  11. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    I'm reminded of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 movie. "Are you boys getting high in there?" "No." "Are you boys building a space-time interocitor in there?" "...nooooooo..."
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  12. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    GoogleMaps to include the interior of airports; how about icons for the type of equipment setup?
    Sounds like the portable stations TSA carted in for Chicago, for luggage. Deliberately avoiding Amtrak at Grand Central, and sticking to the subway?
    Sunny Goth likes this.

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