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Old 03-12-2011, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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.....nearly all of TSA’s security measures have been taken after a terrorist attack was attempted. Examples include banning box cutters after 9-11, removing shoes after the shoe bomber, liquid limitations after the liquid-bomb plot, enhanced pat downs after the underwear bomber and now limiting the shipment of toner cartridges on cargo aircraft.


TSA has grown from 16,500 screeners to an army approaching 67,000 personnel. In Washington, D.C., TSA administrative staff this year includes 3,680 individuals making an average salary of $105,000 per year. Another 8,000-plus administrative positions have been created across the country. This was never the intent of Congress when the TSA was established.

Before TSA was created, airlines provided for passenger screening.

“The bloated bureaucratic … TSA is not what Congress intended”
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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If they were proactive about it and implemented a variety of policies and procedures before, or in anticipation of, an event that may or may not happen they'd be accused of overreach.

[there is no practical way to prepare exactly]
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:45 PM
 
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such boring threads. Nothing will change. Just be quiet, pay up, and bend over.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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If Congress didn't intend for that to happen then Congress needs to fix that problem.
Who holds the purse strings for their funding ? YANK IT !
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:29 PM
 
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Would it matter that much of TSA is made up of veterans?
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:32 PM
 
Location: bold new city of the south
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Would it matter that much of TSA is made up of veterans?
They were groping people before this gig?
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:36 PM
 
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They were groping people before this gig?
I wasn't referring to the airport screeners if that's what mean. What did you mean?
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I wasn't referring to the airport screeners if that's what mean. What did you mean?
To work for the TSA the requirements are GED and ability to hold a magnetic wand. Then you too can go work in the airport "screening" people.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Lyons, France, Whidbey Island WA
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Princess Dim "the system worked" Napalitano in the pike 5x5.

The only real protest is to drive, bus, train or ship.
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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The TSA is all reactionary. Never will they implement policies, however idiotic they may be, before a disaster happens. Foresight is not the governments strong suit.

Today, I had to take my hoodie off while going through the scanner because it was 'bulky.' If a metal detector can't see through my 1/8th inch thick cotton sweatshirt, then what is the purpose of all this so called technology?

The TSA is a joke.
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