TSA: Be aware of security issues on mass transit

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  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    TSA: Be aware of security issues (sic) on mass transit

    Pistole with his usual dog and pony show about how Scary Everything Is and how we have to be on the lookout at all times (apologies to dogs and ponies). This was the event Sommer Gentry said she was planning to attend. Don't know if she did; will report back when I find out. This AP story is being reprinted everywhere.

  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  4. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    It sounds to me as if this is an admission that National Opt Out Day did impact the TSA, regardless of whatever statements TSA made at the time or since. if they are still bringing it up, it had an impact.
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  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    For the record, here's what I posted at the TSA Looks Forward to Happier Thanksgiving article in Government Security News, a comment that appeared for a few minutes, then disappeared. How pathetic that they're censoring comments:

    In other words, let's ramp up the fear factor! Nothing works like hysteria and paranoia to make the masses easier to control -- and to make money for the so-called security industry.

    And no, National Opt-Out Day last year didn’t fizzle. Many of the strip-search scanners were simply turned off, passengers ushered through the ordinary (and entirely sufficient) metal detectors.

    John Pistole has set the tone for his criminal, abusive agency. But millions of Americans aren’t buying what he’s selling.
  6. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Never a specific threat, but something "could" happen. If the National Weather Service did things the TSA way, tornado sirens would be running 24/7. :rolleyes:
  7. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Pistole is like the boy who cried "wolf!"
  8. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    To be fair, it started with Kip.
  9. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    You're right, but Pissy is continuing it and it's his responsibility now.
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  10. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Well, yeah. Actually, I think he's a lot worse at sending out false warnings, too.

    Honestly, does the man see a terrorist outside his window every morning while he eats Cheerios?
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  11. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Yes, but only after his staff of 5 poison-testers eat some of the cheerios first to make sure terrorists haven't laced them with anthrax.
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  12. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Two things will keep TSA's zombies out of the mass transit, bus and train business:
    (a) Lack of money on TSA's part.
    (b) Lack of mindless fear of airplanes exploding in mid-air on public's part.
  13. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I'm worried about this, especially because I don't believe they'll find themselves with lack of money. I still think the National Security State is the only growing sector of the economy. When you have a permanent state of war, you also have everything that goes along with that -- paranoia, fear, surveillance, money-making opportunities for the "security" industry. And jobs, jobs, jobs. For Your Safety, of course. $8 billion a year for the TSA, while the rest of the economy is circling the drain, isn't considered too much by our overlords.
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  14. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Wow, my comment at that article has suddenly re-appeared. Wonder what's going on?
  15. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Somebody read the comments here about censoring?
  16. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    "Kip Hawley is an idiot!"

    "John Pistole is a BIGGER idiot!"
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  17. RB

    RB Founding Member

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  18. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Most of the ones that work for TSA can't read.
  19. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

  20. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    They've been ramping up unspecified threats since August in anticipation of 9/11, and have just continued it on through the holidays.

    I don't disagree that buses will be next, but maybe then people will realize how bad this stuff is since it takes one grope at a time.

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