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Old 12-26-2010, 03:51 PM   #341
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My DW and I flew out of Detroit Thanksgiving week and had no problems. It was kind of a joke regarding the screening. If you went in the center lines you had a one in four chance of being chosen for the booth. However if you placed yourself at the outside lines no one was screened. Don't suppose the bad guys could have figured this out? Hopefully this has been addressed.
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:21 PM   #342
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:35 PM   #344
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If this happened in the engineering department of a nuclear submarine, then pretty soon there'd be four full-time employees sitting around staring at that monitor together to make sure nobody made a mistake.

And a week later they'd all be disqualified...
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I admire Mr. Sheif courage in reporting the violation. If I was Iranian-American, I don't think I'd admit to bringing a loaded gun on board a US airline. Plus I'd be afraid the TSA would prosecute me for making them look stupid.
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I admire Mr. Sheif courage in reporting the violation. If I was Iranian-American, I don't think I'd admit to bringing a loaded gun on board a US airline. Plus I'd be afraid the TSA would prosecute me for making them look stupid.
Oh, harley will probably have a couple of crack Homeland Security Investigators dropping by for a visit now that he's posted a link revealing TSA operational information.

They'll probably be driving a tow truck and a front loader...
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Oh, harley will probably have a couple of crack Homeland Security Investigators dropping by for a visit now that he's posted a link revealing TSA operational information.

They'll probably be driving a tow truck and a front loader...
I hope not. They'd probably drive through my wall then cite me for structural defects. Building’s owner cited after tow truck crash - The Boston Globe
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Plus I'd be afraid the TSA would prosecute me for making them look stupid.
Only if he used a cell phone camera and posted the results to YouTube...
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Oh, harley will probably have a couple of crack smoking Homeland Security Investigators dropping by for a visit now that he's posted a link revealing TSA operational information.

They'll probably be driving a tow truck and a front loader...
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So, this poor guy was just duped into burning off his junk with no real hope of downing an airliner?

Defense: Underwear bomber's attempt may have been impossible | freep.com | Detroit Free Press

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In a motion filed Monday, Chambers wrote that the file contains “expert information which disputes the government’s allegations and furthermore, that the alleged attempt to ‘destroy an aircraft’ was impossible!”
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Someone sent me the latest stats on the current year of screening, including the new enhanced methods:


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Seems like with today's attack in Moscow, the terrorists have finally got a clue: if you want to kill people who fly in planes, you don't need to get on the plane with the bomb.

Exactly what that means for travellers is anyone's guess. Apparently the Moscow suicide bombers blew themselves up in, or just outside, the international arrivals hall. I suppose we'll have all the current stuff, plus checkpoints on the approach road to the airport. Add another hour to your journey...
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It means TSA gets to play with junk at curbside. Step out of the vehicle and spread 'em.
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This is the first of what I suspect will be many court wins using civil disobedience against the TSA. Until they codify their rules and teach them to their workers, they'll lose pretty much every court case.

Jury Finds Phil Mocek Not Guilty of All Charges From TSA Arrest - Seattle News - The Daily Weekly
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My last trip back to the US was in 2008. I cleared Immigration in Chicago and transfered to my connecting domestic flight. When we were going through the gate security, I heard a shaved head TSA officer raise his voice and say "I need a photo ID!" The lady was visibly shaken and produced an expired drivers license. The TSA guy examined it then starts screaming "This license has expired, I want a photo ID NOW!" The whole room got quiet and everyone was looking on in disbelief.

I know TSA personnel have a job to do but they need to be a bit more professional and remember who they are working for...
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My last trip back to the US was in 2008. I cleared Immigration in Chicago and transfered to my connecting domestic flight. When we were going through the gate security, I heard a shaved head TSA officer raise his voice and say "I need a photo ID!" The lady was visibly shaken and produced an expired drivers license. The TSA guy examined it then starts screaming "This license has expired, I want a photo ID NOW!" The whole room got quiet and everyone was looking on in disbelief.

I know TSA personnel have a job to do but they need to be a bit more professional and remember who they are working for...

I wonder about the picture ID also... I gave an expired license to an agent one time... and he looked at me a bit strange... he said 'this is expired'... I said 'who cares, it is a picture ID.. I have not changed'... which got me another strange look... I then pulled out my new drivers license with the EXACT SAME PICTURE (our state will issue you a second license without getting a new picture)... he looked at it and said something about having to be searched or something with an expired license... then said... 'you can go through now'...

I just don't get it... a picture ID is a picture... that IDs you... who cares if it is expired...
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I wonder about the picture ID also... I gave an expired license to an agent one time... and he looked at me a bit strange... he said 'this is expired'... I said 'who cares, it is a picture ID.. I have not changed'... which got me another strange look... I then pulled out my new drivers license with the EXACT SAME PICTURE (our state will issue you a second license without getting a new picture)... he looked at it and said something about having to be searched or something with an expired license... then said... 'you can go through now'...

I just don't get it... a picture ID is a picture... that IDs you... who cares if it is expired...
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