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Old 10-22-2012, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Airports all over the world
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Oh, well how do you propose that we protect ourselves from another 911? There has not been another yet, and we do find people, here and there, with bomb making paraphernalia going on to planes.

Who should be protecting us, in your book, God?
Protecting the public is one of the chief responsibilities of the federal government as set forth in the Constitution. Even most teabaggers agree with that.
The federal government should be protecting us. However, the TSA has yet to do the job right. When they first started up many of their employees acted like school kids on a field trip. Then instead of trying to figure out why they were not getting any respect, they got new uniforms and shiny badges and went around telling people "you will respect us". When that did not work they went to intimidation tactics. If you are incorrectly treated and ask to speak to a supervisor, you usually end up hearing "do you want to fly today" It does not matter that according to the TSA's published regulations you were right and they made a mistake. They have no spine. When flight crews threaten to gum up the works the TSA changes the rules for them. Now airlines "A list" passengers are starting to get special treatment. Apperently my belt is more dangerous than other peoples belt. I travel with a perscription lotion that comes in a 16 oz bottle. Almost every time I go thru screening it gets flagged for further inspection. That is fine with me. However, more than once I have had to wait several minutes for someone to come over to do the inspection while 3 screeners are just standing there talking about yesterdays football game.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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The federal government should be protecting us. However, the TSA has yet to do the job right. When they first started up many of their employees acted like school kids on a field trip. Then instead of trying to figure out why they were not getting any respect, they got new uniforms and shiny badges and went around telling people "you will respect us". When that did not work they went to intimidation tactics. If you are incorrectly treated and ask to speak to a supervisor, you usually end up hearing "do you want to fly today" It does not matter that according to the TSA's published regulations you were right and they made a mistake. They have no spine. When flight crews threaten to gum up the works the TSA changes the rules for them. Now airlines "A list" passengers are starting to get special treatment. Apperently my belt is more dangerous than other peoples belt. I travel with a perscription lotion that comes in a 16 oz bottle. Almost every time I go thru screening it gets flagged for further inspection. That is fine with me. However, more than once I have had to wait several minutes for someone to come over to do the inspection while 3 screeners are just standing there talking about yesterdays football game.
And it's not a good day at the airport when you overhear the TSA people complain about other TSA people just standing around doing nothing. Which I have experienced at least twice this past year.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:13 PM
 
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Oh, well how do you propose that we protect ourselves from another 911? There has not been another yet, and we do find people, here and there, with bomb making paraphernalia going on to planes.

Who should be protecting us, in your book, God?
Protecting the public is one of the chief responsibilities of the federal government as set forth in the Constitution. Even most teabaggers agree with that.
I don't think anyone feels that there shouldn't be processes set into place to keep our transportation systems safe. However the current system with the TSA has proven to be ineffective, bureaucratic, and outrageously expensive.
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