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It seems like there's a new outrage every week. The TSA doesn't actually do anything but waste money, humiliate people, and cause excessive inconvenience in every air traveler's life.
Transportation Security Administration inspectors forced a wounded Marine who lost both of his legs in an IED blast and who was in a wheelchair to remove his prosthetic legs at one point, and at another point to stand painfully on his legs while his wheelchair was examined.
Well we haven't had a terrorist attack in 12 years so to say that the TSA doesn't do anything is kind of a huge assumption, right?
Having said that, the use of a tad bit of common sense would have been appropriate in this circumstance.
The TSA seemed to have kept our airports safe since 9/11, don't you think? Even though flying is the worst and sucks, all that security is a good thing.
All that said, what they did to this Marine is a complete joke. Especially making him stand up.
Danielle Hunter, Jamario Rasco, Anthony FREAK Johnson.. DL wrecking crew of 2013.
Well, the TSA has yet to catch a single terrorist, so they clearly aren't directly stopping terrorism. You could argue there's a deterrent effect, but I'd like to hope that we're not all naive enough to think that a couple rent-a-cops with plastic gloves would really deter a dedicated and determined terrorist.
On top of that, numerous people have shown just how easy it is to get through security with weapons, so the TSA also clearly isn't effective enough to stop an intelligent terrorist.
It's a huge fallacy to think that, just because there haven't been any terrorist attacks on airplanes since 9/11, the TSA had anything to do with that absence of attacks.
A look at the effectiveness of various screening measures implemented by the Transportation Security Administration since Sept. 11,2001.
The United States Transportation Security Administration recently invested $1 billion in body scanner technology it claimed would make air travel safer, but the scanners have come under fire since the agency first revealed its intentions.
The problem with the TSA is two fold. First, you have marginal people who are working who feel they have been given unlimited "power and authority.". That by itself is enough to cause a bad situation. On top of that, in America today, we can not make anyone feel bad or like they are being "profiled". So in an effort to make the guy with the unibrow and beard wearing a turban feel better, we will stop the 80 yr old lady and pat her down because she can't go throught the metal detector without her walker. And god forbid you wear shoes in line because some wacko tried to light the bomb he built in his shoe. I realize you have to have guidelines and rules but as some have mentioned, a little common sense goes a long way in most cases
never had a problem with them
This is where racial/stereotype profiling would save everyone.
Is a veteran in a wheel chair gonna blow up a plane? no
How about a 95 year old WWII veteran? no
How about an 89 year old woman with a walker? no
K pop asian kid? no
preppy white kid? no
any black person not wearing any black panther or other terrorist organization tshirts? no
mexican kid? no
People who would:
Shady white kid wearing make up and a trench coat
anyone from africa
anyone from the south pacific
Land of the free and home of the brave yet my grandma has to take off her shoes to get on a damn airplane... Give me a break.
Why So Serious?
Christ, you're stupid.
He's a lawyer bruh....this is his ambulance.....
Holy s*** we agree on something.
TSA is nothing more than a huge pain in the ass. Run everything through security to check for bombs, and guns, and let the people get on their damn plane. We don't have to fondle America to be safe.
Besides if I was a terrorist I would just blow up a subway, or train no TSA there...so are we going to hire major security for every single form of transportation or let the FBI, NSA, CIA, DoD etc. do their jobs and just live our lives?
Ironic, because I actually work in corporate products liability defense, so I'm the guy who fights against ambulance chasers...
Hell, do what Israel does - put all checked luggage through pressure chambers to trigger any explosive devices before loading.
Israel also entrusts their airport security to highly trained military personnel, not random joes off the street thirsting for a little measure of power that'll go to their head. Seriously, the TSA doesn't even perform full background checks.
Some workers screening travelers at one major airport may not have been fully screened themselves.
That's a horrible way to fix the situation. Israel uses profiling, but not through race. They look up where the person is from and if there is any connection to terrorist organizations in the area or family. Much better than what they use now.
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Don't worry...the budget crisis will eliminate some of the TSA staff at airports. In Lansing there are more TSA agents than fliers.
Did someone hack CMXI's account? He's for getting rid of union jobs
I flew in and out of a tiny little rinky-dink airport in Northern MO a little while ago, and there were about 6 TSA personnel to handle a single plane with 5 passengers. Unbelievable.
Hey, I recognize that unions have their uses, but when I have to take my shoes and belt off for a union, that's going too far!!!
fail thread is fail.
god forbid you have to remove your shoes and belt for a brief moment to help prevent a tragedy like 9/11.
The TSA does not make any of us any safer. It's a joke to think otherwise.
CMXI and Troy Tide shared a moment. It was a success IMO
Seriously, this thread should be preserved as some sort of monument to rare moments. It's like we just saw a crip and a blood shaking hands.
you do have a point.
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