TSA tells disable Marine to remove prosthetic legs

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by jtodd, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    I agree and call :trash: on the TSA mouthpiece claim.

    Just to prove the point, I decided to put this video together. Notice that one video is directly from the TSA and the other is from a pro-TSA news bit.

    PS - I had to mute the audio because I nearly vomited after having to play them a few times during editing for the side by side.

    Links to original videos:


    h t tps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuP6-lepGZc
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  2. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    which claim? I have yet to see a sub 10 second pass to get through the porno vision
  3. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    Sorry Traveln, didn't mean anything about your post, but that to which you were replying. I agree with your post. It was a long day and I threw that together quickly just to get it done.

    This video actually had nearly 2 more seconds before the man exited the nude-o-scanner fully, so approximately 11 seconds, start to finish. That doesn't account for the TSA employee having to instruct the person on how to hold a submissive pose of surrender before starting the scan. Nor does it account for the 50% false positives requiring groping to resolve.
  4. FliesWay2Much

    FliesWay2Much Original Member

    Media blitz in DC today as well: On WTOP this morning, I head a TSA puff piece about how they go out of their way to be nice to wounded warriors. Spokesholess Lisa was interviewed and specifically talked about my three local airports. It's clear that this was an intentional move to reassure the public after this much-publicized incident and I'm sure they hope Duncan Hunter was in town and up as early as me.

    It appears to be a nationwide propaganda campaign.

    FYI, Judging from Lisa's voice quality, she's either Big Sis, Jr., or a three-pack-a-day girl.
  5. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    So this incident didn't happen, but they're going to be nicer anyway? Gee, I'm all warm and fuzzy.

    And why can't they go out of their way to be nice to everybody?

    I mean, no offense to wounded warriors, but why are the rest of us any different?

    (No need to answer these questions. They're rhetorical.)
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  6. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Thanks, Coach. Any idea how they got there - other than I'm now working with a Chromebook?
  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach


    Everybody should be treated decently without having to request it.

  8. Not to mention the fact that if you do call ahead, your request probably gets written down in sloppy handwriting on a sticky note and then stuck somewhere with a bunch of other illegible sticky notes, which are eventually thrown out because nobody knows what they're about. Either that or you call and get a number that's not in service, or routed to a voice mail that cuts you off mid-sentence.

    Those would be my guesses anyway.
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  9. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Doesn't say jack about replacement limbs.
  10. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    In one article I read it said the TSA would contact the Department of Defense after receiving a request - well, where the heck do they think the service person got their military ID from?
  11. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    That's most likely because the "Trained" Document Checkers still can't tell a forged military ID from a real one - because they have no idea what a real military ID looks like.
  12. RB

    RB Founding Member

    As Mike said upthread everyone should be treated with repsect and dignity. Having to call ahead proves that TSA screeners can not be trusted to follow procedures and treat people like humans.

    Somthing is very wrong at TSA when they can't do even the most basic things without prior notice. We are way past the point that Pistole should have been shown the door. He is a better fit for North Korea.
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  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Somebody better tell Kimmy Jongy to quit targeting DC lest he annihilate one his kindred spirits.
  14. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I'm wondering if that would be should a bad idea. Nothing coming out of DC but BS for years.
  15. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    They're not all that clear on non-military ID, either. Is the genius that told the passenger with the New Mexico DL that he needed to show a passport still working?
  16. RB

    RB Founding Member

    No one at TSA works.
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