Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by barbell, Dec 22, 2011.
Offer that one my condolences, as TSA PHX long ago hit bottom and started to dig.
Sadly, Sky Harbor sucked long before TSA made matters worse. As I recall, they were one of the scanner "test" airports around 2008. I recall them implying it was a new metal detector and trying to get pax to voluntarily go through them.
Yeah, I hate it when people candy coat things.
I do believe that you remember correctly.
I wrote about this at TSA News the other week.
So.......... we can call ahead to get "That's SSI."
And then when we get to the airport "The hotline is outdated."
How much does this cost?
I think the cost was posted in an article somewhere but I can't be bothered to look it up. Suffice to say it's costing money that could be better spent.
You know, like on actually providing security...
I would gladly pay in cupcakes for them to NOT provide "security", if that helps.
The Federal government could squander our money elsewhere easily enough.
I haven't posted gems from various medical related discussion fora in awhile. Shall we see what the public is saying?
There doesn't seem to be chat about this new initiative yet, most likely due to the timing around the holidays. I have my eye on a few fora however where threads have been started; curious to see the responses in future.
Thanks for posting these. See what the non-flying crowd is missing?
Not just a patdown for the dog, a same-sex patdown!
The "cross-packing" screamer was in CO Springs.
I followed another of your links and found:
Sure, the US Passport card is a form of fake ID, along with my German passport!
Now why is it that BlobberBlah doesn't cover these stories?
And with the dog story, I guess I'm not too far off the donkey search jab I took a few weeks back. That screener must be might proud to answer his/her kids at the dinner table that night "Pumpkin, I felt up a dog's nuts to keep you and America safe. it's what I do everyday for you, my princess. Call Rover on over with a pair of gloves and I'll show you."
"Honey, please, we're eating."
I wonder what they'd do if the dog were neutered.
Although I can't imagine it'd be difficult to find a TSA employee in that condition.
Amazingly (not!) I found a web site chock full of images dog genitalia, the perfect way to desensitize the "officer"-in-training for the new assignment in the doggy-grope lane:
Work safe, perhaps; dinner safe, no.
Then I believe you pick a groper based on the way the dog is dressed, unless you want to end up facing a lawsuit from attorneys representing transsexual dogs.
The dog is naked. Then what? [I couldn't find a fitting emoticon]
Then the screener yells, "Naked transsexual canine assist!"
That's my new ringtone!!
From the service dog forum (where sadly most of them said they can no longer endure flying thanks to TSA)
Reading a few threads over there, they seem like a group who gets it. Many of the travellers with health issues seem to resent those of us against current policy because apparently we didn't speak up to defend them before. FT is a great example of this, including at least one moderator who doesn't seem to care that we are now defending them (as well as other travellers)
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