UK Register: "horny-handed sons of toil at the TSA"

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    (expletive deleted).
     
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  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Question for Ciarin. Do you currently work for TSA? If you do is it as a screener or in some other role?
     
  3. I actually believe you that that's now policy, as I have two young kids and keep my eye on current reports from fellow parents in the event that we find ourselves forced to fly. But that's cold comfort for parents and kids who have the misfortune of finding themselves at a checkpoint staffed by thugs who don't give a damn about the policy, and who take any questioning of their authoritah! as a personal affront to their fragile masculinity, or whatever it is that drives them to intimidate and humiliate the people passing through their gauntlet. And not all of them are brave enough to complain, and not all of their complaints make the news. And not all of the managers see complaints as any reason to do anything at all, except maybe "retrain" their thugs, whatever that even means to the TSA.
     
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  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    The problem is the deep chasm between TSA "policy" and TSA "practice." Not that any of us non-TSA peons actually have any idea what "policy" really is, because all we know is what's on the perpetually "out-of-date" TSA website (well, at least it's "out-of-date" as far as the schmucks at the checkpoint claim.)
     
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  5. Ciarin

    Ciarin Member

    LOL no wonder you didn't know, I can't find it anywhere on the TSA website. It's not SSI but I guess they don't want to advertise it. The only article I can find that references it is here:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40440009/ns/travel-travel_tips/

    "The TSA insists it is listening to air travelers, and has already loosened many of its screening requirements in response to the public outrcy, including exempting pilots, flight attendants and children under 12 from the body scans or enhanced pat-downs. (Children will receive a “modified” pat-down, but the agency declines to say how, exactly, kids will be screened.)"

    Emphasis mine. It's over a year old though.

    All I know is, kids under twelve are exempt from the AIT, they go through the metal detector unless they want to go through the AIT instead. Usually when I have a kid who wants to be scanned, I ask his parents first if they want to allow it. If someone is trying to tell you different, call them out on it right away. The only way it would be different is if their local SOP changed it so kids are directed to the AIT without asking, which would be dumb since the reason they are exempt is because a) they don't scan well and b) if you get an anomaly you have to rescan and rescan to avoid patting them down which holds up the line and just wastes time. It's easier to just send the family through the metal detector.
     
  6. Ciarin

    Ciarin Member

    Yes, and I'm your basic screener smurf thug horribad sociopath from (expletive deleted), apparently. That might be changing soon though.....
     
  7. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    230gr ? unless thats a new zombie round from hornaday?
     
  8. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    The sociopath part or the screener part? lol

    I suspect that many TSA workers aspire to honest employment and a respectable occupation.
     
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  9. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I suspect that any of them who do are simply incapable of honest employment, being completely unqualified for anything more than sticking their hands in people's pants for money. Otherwise, they wouldn't still be doing it.
     
  10. Ciarin

    Ciarin Member

    So all those other jobs I had don't count then?
     
  11. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Would depend on what they were of course.

    Any job that does more harm than good is not respectable.
     
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  12. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    What someone was can be wiped out by what they become. Witness the actions of the soldiers at Abu Ghraib.

    It's just sad when someone hasn't managed to stop their downward slide before joining the TSA.
     
  13. Ciarin

    Ciarin Member

    Tech support, medical courier, and night manager of a motel. That was just the past few years before I quit and joined the TSA.
     
  14. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    You've also claimed to be in the army and to have been a security guard. How long have you been with the TSA? And what about your job as a web designer?

    I've also read that the TSA transferred you to Virginia. Where were you before that?
     
  15. Ciarin

    Ciarin Member

    I was in the TSA a total of about 3 yrs, but not consecutively. I don't have a job as a web designer, it's more of a hobby. I transferred to virginia from Nashville, TN. Why are you so interested in my details?
     
  16. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Just because.
     
  17. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Past tense?
     
  18. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    <coach hat/>

    Folks, just a friendly reminder: we are here to discuss TSA and their asinine policies, not individual posters.

    It is fine to discuss the moral morass these folks find themselves in. What they did in a previous life is irrelevant.

    Thanks.

    </coach hat>
     
  19. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    TSA folks would find their position to be more moral if they inserted their hands up lesass instead of morass.
     
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  20. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Understanding a persons viewpoint and experience helps others to understand their positions on some things. I agree that questions should limited to some degree but the person responding always has the right to not answer any question put forth.
     

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