Update on 'Trusted Traveller'

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by rockon, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. rockon

    rockon Original Member

    Some small details I hadn't seen read before.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/26/tsa-airport-screening_n_982097.html

    "Selected passengers must volunteer to go through a pre-screening process, which may include giving up tons of personal information as well as biometric data that includes fingerprints and iris scans. If they pass, the information will be embedded in the bar code on their boarding pass the next time they travel and they will be directed to a special, faster lane. Passengers will not know in advance if they are eligible for expedited screening,"

    (bolding mine) I don't quite understand this bit. Maybe the info on the BP bar code indicates whether or not the pax is 'eligible' for expedited screening on that particular trip?

    Still offers nothing for folks like me, as far as I can see. If you're physically unable to assume and hold the position, you're still going to be an involuntary member of the 'grope for life' club, no matter how 'trusted' you are in every other way.
     
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  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    So you pay money up front (approx. $250 per individual to get started) and maybe you get what you paid for, or maybe they just screw you?
     
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  3. rockon

    rockon Original Member

    Looks like it.

    I wonder how TT will work with the BDO grilling.
     
  4. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    And if all of your personal info is lost in a data breach, then what?
     
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  5. Affection

    Affection Original Member

    They're screwing you either way. You have the right to travel without being molested or strip searched, and it is NOT contingent on a background check and government fee.

    --Jon
     
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  6. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    All they will be getting out of me is

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    They want me to pay them money to randomly assault and abuse me at their whim?! (expletive deleted) sacks of $hit! People who wonder why this country is in the shape it is in need look no further than this.

    To date, from Nov. of last year, I have flown exactly 0 times. Last year, I flew over 30 round trips, the year before, 40. I'm not giving them crap, they've taken all of the rights they wanted, I won't give any away.

    I know the pressure is building. I received the response below from a Senator today. It is not much, but it is far different from the emails, letters and phone messages I received earlier this year.

    "Our country's airline safety procedures should provide the best possible security while respecting the privacy and civil liberties we enjoy as American citizens. Thank you for sharing with me your concerns about Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) employees and their treatment of travelers.

    The TSA has received widespread criticism for some of its passenger screening procedures, including the use of pat downs. I understand your concerns about the instances where TSA has been overzealous in screening. The TSA should be held accountable to these concerns.

    In July, Representative Ron Paul (R- TX ) introduced H.R. 2438, the American Traveller Dignity Act, in the House of Representatives. This bill provides that airport security screeners are not immune from any U.S. law regarding physical contact with another person, making images of another person, or causing physical harm through the use of radiation-emitting machinery on another person. H.R. 2438 has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee for consideration. As Congress considers issues of airline security and privacy, I will be sure to remember your comments..."
     
  7. Affection

    Affection Original Member

    lol... I sent that exact same picture to attackwatch.com when they started ;)

    --Jon
     
  8. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    All the government double-speak just serves to highlight that this shakedown is part of a protection racket run by a crime syndicate. "Give us some payola and we might go easy on you - except when we feel like rubbing your nose in your debasement and making a public show of our absolute power to abuse anyone at any time with impunity."
     
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