TSA Cares. Or not...

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by barbell, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Offer that one my condolences, as TSA PHX long ago hit bottom and started to dig.
     
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  2. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    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.
     
  3. RB

    RB Founding Member


    Yeah, I hate it when people candy coat things.
     
  4. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I do believe that you remember correctly.
     
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I wrote about this at TSA News the other week.
     
  6. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    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    And then when we get to the airport "The hotline is outdated."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?
     
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  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    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.
     
  8. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    You know, like on actually providing security...
     
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  9. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    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.
     
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  10. exbayern

    exbayern Original Member

    I haven't posted gems from various medical related discussion fora in awhile. Shall we see what the public is saying?

    http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1436019

    http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/thread151877.html

    :td:http://www.susans.org/forums/index.php?topic=97009.0

    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.
    http://forums.homedialysis.org/show...ravelers-with-Disabilities-from-TSA-TSA-Cares
    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=43534205#post43534205
    http://servicedogcentral.org/forum/index.php?topic=16002.0
     
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  11. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Thanks for posting these. :D 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:
     
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  12. exbayern

    exbayern Original Member

    Sure, the US Passport card is a form of fake ID, along with my German passport! ;)
     
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  13. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    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."
     
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  14. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    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.
     
  15. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Amazingly (not!) I found a web site chock full of images dog genitalia, the perfect way to desensitize the "officer":td:-in-training for the new assignment in the doggy-grope lane:


    Work safe, perhaps; dinner safe, no.
     
  16. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    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.
     
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  17. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    The dog is naked. Then what? [I couldn't find a fitting emoticon]
     
  18. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Then the screener yells, "Naked transsexual canine assist!"
     
  19. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    That's my new ringtone!!:p
     
  20. exbayern

    exbayern Original Member

    From the service dog forum (where sadly most of them said they can no longer endure flying thanks to TSA)

    http://servicedogcentral.org/forum/index.php/topic,11272.15.html

    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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