TSA to Test Modified Screening Procedures for Passengers 75 and Older

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

  2. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    It Depends....

    My take on this is that TSA is really, really tired of getting their testiclees frosted by the reports of actual physical strip searches of the elderly, and the gratuitous groping they undergo. They are cut badly from these news events and I think for that reason this is much more than PR. I suspect this announcement is hiding a whole host of protocol adjustments to prevent this from happening to that entire class, no matter what their condition. So, with fits and starts, we should start seeing an end to the granny grope-ups from the ambulatory to the non ambulatory.

    'bout time. What these pr*ks won't do out of human decency, they will do if their butts get put in a vice.
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I don't believe it. The timing is too convenient. They're just grabbing for things to distract attention from their multi-billion dollar debacle.
  4. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    It Depends....

    Right on with that. They are wearing down and trying to implement some damage control.

    They read the papers and feel the incessant barrage of criticism. Their screeners get shunned by neighbors and friends and the agency has deservedly been a frequent target of Congressional outrage. There is no bright spot for them.

    No matter how far Pistole sticks his head up his a**, he still hears the voices of the opposition. While they successfully wore down many travelers, there are enough victims to assure a persistent and growing tide of critics.
  5. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Sounds like ...I dont know ... maybe... a second demonstration making them look like bafoons on the international stage is necessary...evil :D
  6. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I don't disagree about that being an intended benefit wrt timing. But, both of these things can be true at the same time. If your best buddy, Rep King of New Yawk, is coming down on you, even Before the Corbett Event, it's clear that you have to do something different. If political pressure can't change what these guys are doing, then there simply cannot be a political solution, which is a scary thought.
  7. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    Yeah, he's a numskull. I think he's shoving the money from lobbyists in his ears and then reading their talking points to his constituents.
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  8. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    I think it is interesting to note that the reaction to these TSA cover your A$$ by doing a little damage control measures has gone from: "Well thank goodness, their strictest security measures are being lifted for (fill in the blank here with pilots, airline crew, children)! Now, that makes a whole lot of sense!!" to: "WTF??!!??!! I thought grandma and grandpa were the riskiest group of people out there?!? What do you mean they are lifting their strict (bat-(expletive deleted)-crazy, over-the-top, overblown, unnecessarily invasive, etc.) security for that group?? I'm shocked, shocked, I tell you!!!"
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  9. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I sent an email to Ms. Koshetz with a simple straight forward question. No answer to my question.

  10. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    They're still playing Divide-and-Conquer.

    And they're only kinda sorta maybe might perhaps exempting a portion of the population anyway. You might not get searched, you might not get groped, you might not get bullied, you might not get harassed, you might you might you might. People over 75 and under 12, you might not get abused.

    This will temporarily placate some people out there, the ones who are TSA apologists at heart. They will stick their heads further in the sand. But when the "might"s start breaking down, and old people and children and everyone else continue to get abused, then we'll see what happens.
  11. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I figure sending a new bunch of letters to my electeds asking why they are discrimminating against me when I travel by air. It is the fault of Congress that this TSA BS continues.
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  12. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Congress and all the sheeple putting up with it. They are aiding and abetting as far as I'm concerned.
  13. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Every TSA employee demonstrates their buffoonery every time they put on the blue shirt and tin badge and stick their hands into someone's pants.
  14. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Wonder how they'd react if a lot of the comments on articles about this topic were steering the discussion back to Jon's foiling of the NoS. "What? You mean you're still paying attention to that? No! Look over here, we're being nice to old people! Look at our...look at the kindness we...we're over here, we're- STOP PAYING ATTENTION TO THAT!"
  15. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Worth a try, but honestly TSA is very adept at changing the whole topic of conversation.

    Look at the puppy post on wedding dresses, specifically designed to push the post about Jon's video down the page. There's a pattern to these posts. They will go weeks, sometimes months without posting a thing. And then something embarrassing happens and they can't post entries fast enough. It's a farce.

    Look at the comments. Plenty pointing back to the post about Jon's video. It will be ignored.
  16. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    And who decided 75 was the "magic number" when people no longer would be considered a threat? So at 64 I am a possible threat but in 11 years I won't be? Sounds to me like too much bad press made them change the rules, not anything to do with "safety".
  17. RB

    RB Founding Member

    These numbers are just snatched out of the ether by the collective unconsciousness of TSA.

    This is a perfect example that proves the TSA screening process is not based on intelligent thought but on unintelligent thought.

    Pistole and company are proving that TSA does not contribute to safety in any way, shape, or form.
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  18. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    There...fixed it for ya! :D
  19. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Remember they still have the SSI card to play.
    'Blah-blah-based on research and voodoo magic and other SSI methods, 75 is the number pulled out of the raffle box'
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  20. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    I addressed this in an email to the slackers last night.


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