Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, Nov 21, 2011.
She's a fowl woman too distracted by other issues to provide any useful leadership.
Thanksgiving on the brain, Mike?
Her department issued an alert yesterday about turkey fryers. I believe that's what he's referencing. Gotta keep us safe!
The ONLY type of thinking they are capable of (IMHO) is "stinkin' thinkin'!"
WRT anonymous surfing, there are a number of free VPNs that will conceal your IP and location. I sometimes use one that shows I am in Germany.
The only downside is that Google searches display in German and have to switched to English, which slows things down a bit. Otherwise, its great of you're looking for something that might attract unwarranted DHS attention.
I'd like to point out that Rodman's arrest came just a few days after I refused to enter a full body scanner that would have shown details of my genitals and breasts to a man in a pornobooth at Dulles Airport. Could it have been Harold the rapist in that little room? I don't know, but it's entirely possible, and I am very glad I didn't show my naked body to a rapist. I included this little tidbit in my letters to Congress and the TSA Office of Civil Rights this week.
That's a pretty powerful point IMO. I wonder if it will resonate with anyone?
I've been meaning to use Tor...... I need to get on that.
TSA has expanded their operations from airports to buses, trains, ferries and highway blockades in various states. So this guy deciding he can 'run with it'-THAT doesn't surprise me either.
Perhaps his lawyers should claim that the TSA training has distorted his sense of acceptable conduct and contributed to his actions. They could demand that TSA be required to testify outlining their procedures and try to shift some culpability to the agency.
I think prosecution needs to know why a sexual deviant was running around in a TSA uniform while not on the clock as it were. Are their background checks incomplete? Or even performed? Why can't the SPOTniks identify a rapist in TSA uniform after a shift or three when they're supposed to be able to identify terrorists in just a few seconds of conversation?
(I believe the answer is that the TSA can't simply fire every thief and pervert they've got on the payroll, or they won't have anyone at the checkpoints doing more than picking their noses and mumbling "Herp de derp" all day.)
Perhaps his defense will be that he was only using his skills and training to perform community service. Maybe he's on the foreskin of TSA's new Community Outreach program?
With all the criminals running around in TSA its probably hard to figure out which ones are rapists, child molesters, smugglers or just garden variety thieves. Since the agency seems to think it's fine to employ a criminal workforce then I'm suggesting they are complicit and should probably be named as a co-defendant in these cases.
There have been 62 screeners arrested/convicted this year and their official capacity has been a factor in all but three or four. TSA has created the opportunity for many of these crimes yet has been able to avert any responsibility for their policies and procedures that facilitated the crimes.
Right, but the Agency itself seems to stick their fingers in their ears and sing 'la la la' very loud.
No, they aren't performed. I posted an article a while back from a travel writer who worked as a TSA agent in order to write about it. Will go dig it up. She said the job interview and training were lackadaisical. And there was no background check.
Are you referring to the Conde Nast article?
That's the one! Thanks.
No problem. But it was apparently published before the TSA claims they got around to 100% background checks.
Which still means they have among their ranks, people without proper background checks-they just have more time under their belt now.
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