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  1. Long waits looming for license renewals
  2. TSA Interrns
  3. Air Marshals forced to meet quota?
  4. New Congressional Report: Theft & Mismanagement Amok At DHS
  5. SNA security breach
  6. FAMs have moved across the aisle
  7. UK to get uniformed border control force
  8. Any US airports starting to have baggage storage area and/or lockers to re-open?
  9. Flip Flops
  10. FAMs filling quotas?
  11. "Children can identify us"
  12. Taking pictures of public spaces is becoming illegal in downtown L.A.
  13. Secondary metal alert = take shoes off?
  14. Funny confirmation from the county water authority
  15. Why isn't the TSA screening astronauts?
  16. A Career Track for Airport Screeners -- Washington Post
  17. TSA agent at BOS asked me if I'd lost my Omega Seamaster!!!
  18. Missed this one from May: In Kentucky Hills, a Homeland Security/Hal Rogers Bonanza
  19. Homeland Security Department Is Accused of Credit Card Misuse
  20. This is how to live in the face of terror!
  21. Treated like a KING by the TSA at ORD
  22. Two items per person
  23. Crutches, cane or wheelchair?
  24. TSA "we were here slips": I thought I saw everything till now
  25. "Secondary For This H O S T I L E" Passenger".
  26. TSA - carry on
  27. TSA at LAX T2 ... ugh..
  28. Anyone had a problem with small tools in a carryon bag?
  29. "Without being distracted by other attentions..."
  30. Police "Papers Please" Checkpoints in USA?
  31. Shoes without metal?
  32. Attempted retaliatory screening rebuffed!
  33. Wanted: Permanent Newark FSD
  34. Transport of Alcohol?
  35. tell us what is your worst experience with us screeners
  36. What do you think about SFO screening?
  37. Screening rules for flight crews?
  38. Plastic Knife Confiscated!
  39. NYT: DHS claims Old MacDonald's Petting Zoo among terror targets
  40. Keeping Seattle safe from Spaniards: "Here's where we part"
  41. Interesting "Shoe Carnival" Strategy at DME
  42. New personal worst with TSA at DCA
  43. TSA to confiscate pencils?
  44. "It was the bulge in his groin..."
  45. Screeners take your shoes off
  46. Butcher Knife Misses Judge After Man Social-Engineers His Way Through Metal Detector
  47. The Rules For Gate Screening At Foreign Airports For U.S.-Bound Flights?
  48. Foul Up in Houston???
  49. I had duct tape confiscated...
  50. [S.F. Chronicle] Flying the deadly skies
  51. Silver Cutlery & the TSA?
  52. Backscatter scanning coming to PATH station
  53. Soldier Held For Ramming Airplane Cockpit Door
  54. Former FAA Special Agent Charges TSA In Misusing SSI
  55. TSA at Philadelphia train station
  56. Airlines Change Routes To Dodge N. Korean Missiles
  57. Exiting the 'secure' area
  58. TSA Swab Policy
  59. Laptop in the Luggage ????
  60. TSA at Eugene, OR of all places!!
  61. How's a high school ID to get past TSA?
  62. another perve screener
  63. What are YOU stepping in?
  64. vandal without a cause - my oddest luggage search experience so far
  65. BBC: DHS confirms 9 Al-Qaeda attempts on aviation targets since 9/11
  66. How fast can I clear Miami US customs/inmigration
  67. NY School Teacher Arrested at Kennedy Airport
  68. Govt Regulations require we give government access to data....
  69. SSSS and cap - what is the SOP?
  70. CDG Security lets man on with a thick 4ft wood club
  71. Laptop NOT a personal item?!!
  72. Do Not Fly List
  73. EWR TSA and "Up to My Discretion"
  74. Mineta Resigns: This Is Not The Time To Be Gracious
  75. "lighter ban hurts aviation security"-says Kip Hawley
  76. BA 747 LAX-LHR on 3 engines...Who tracks these incidents?
  77. New Puffers at CVG
  78. Las Vegas Police Shoot Kidnapping Suspect at Airport Checkpoint
  79. Coalition for Luggage Security Comments on New York Post Article Exposing TSA theives
  80. Pleasantly surprised at IAD and SEA
  81. Backscatter x-ray
  82. SSSS and Security Clearance
  83. FRA looking for "Sock Bomber?"
  84. 'tude from the IAD screeners (nothing new)
  85. Pet Peeve: airline employees jumping the line
  86. LAX Bradley Terminal advice--tomorrow!!
  87. Homeland Security and Employment (not another screener bashing thread)
  88. Terminal Dump at Philadelphia Airport this morning
  89. How fast can one clear LAX T4 US Customs/Immigrations
  90. Regarding TSA SSI:"...but at times it seems like we're getting the old Soviet Union."
  91. Non US carriers and Contracted Screening
  92. Puffers overworked at Bradeley Airport
  93. Cause of Many of Our Problems: Comrade Norman Y. Mineta Resigns
  94. Passports: Carry with you or leave behind?
  95. Experiences with US airlines' overseas contracted security
  96. Eliminating Additional Security Check - any ideas?
  97. Employers: Do Not Hire Former TSA Employees (with some exceptions)
  98. Liquor in Carry On
  99. Travel to the USA with a criminal record
  100. Stop wearing sandals to the airport people! Its nasty!
  101. Non-US Id ever refused at US Airport for domestic?
  102. Questions regarding TSA's Register Traveler Program
  103. Shock at MIA
  104. Identification Ownership v Inspection v Relinquishment
  105. possible shoe bomber in Baghdad
  106. Carry-on blender
  107. If Richard Reid took his shoes off...
  108. The TSA doesn't feel its getting paid enough
  109. TSA Thievery
  110. ICE Arrests 55 Illegal Immigrant Workers at Dulles Airport
  111. Air marshals: Bullets pack too much punch (Wash. Times)
  112. "It's Better To Be Safe Than Sorry"
  113. Road ID - dis/advantages to having your passport number on an ID tag
  114. A Tale of Two Checkpoints
  115. Recipe for a Bomb Scare: Tupelo Honey, Bryon's Butt Rub, Oyster Shell, and Spread 'Em
  116. "Terrorist in a bootleg T-shirt"-LA Times Article
  117. DHS Accepts Fake ID For Entry to Government Building
  118. Qualifications for a TSO
  119. @ONT: "What is in your pants?" he asked. "My pe**s," answered (Pornstar Peter) Berlin
  120. No more sitting down 30 minutes prior to landing at DCA?
  121. Disappearing TSA Locks
  122. Can TSA force you to go into a certain screening line?
  123. Another Question for Screeners (Or Anybody Who Knows): What About the Neck Pouches?
  124. Aggressive TSA people at Kahului (OGG, Maui) check-in
  125. Unlike the TSA, BNSF Railway Company gets it!
  126. Unanswered questions at Dulles Airport
  127. The Great No-ID Airport Challenge
  128. Is Qantas the Safest Airline?
  129. Antibacterial mats
  130. Assault?
  131. Those coy TSA folks
  132. Investigative Report on Federal Air Marshal Service
  133. Middle Initial doesn't work anymore...
  134. Question for Screeners (or anybody who knows): Why the Bag Check on Scuba Regulators?
  135. Many security questions...info please
  136. TSA & Medications
  137. Travel to Karachi
  138. Military Scrambles Jets After Plane Violates Washington Airspace
  139. True First Class Security
  140. Travel with climbing gear
  141. Johannesburg safety tips
  142. Sounds like someone on the No Fly List ???
  143. Russia and safety
  144. "Security Checkpoint" at Rental Car Return
  145. Another positive, but still too rare, TSA experience.
  146. Klm
  147. Ever heard of this happening?
  148. For travelers in America: 'It's a bad time to be Ahmed'
  149. Laptops...out!!!
  150. Questions from an interested 15 year old...
  151. The Future of Security - Humor
  152. European Court Rules Passenger Data Illegal
  153. Traveling with Tools
  154. 2 FAMS in FC?
  155. fun this morning with security in MEX!
  156. Fear of flying
  157. re:San Francisco Passport Agcy renewals
  158. Missing TSA uniforms, badges and TSAers entering through exits
  159. Article: Report: ID badges, uniforms stolen from TSA workers
  160. Here is one for you anti TSA'rs
  161. Questions for those who believe in the FAM program
  162. Marshals are justified in shooting first, asking questions later, even on the ground
  163. YUL Experience
  164. FAMs collecting data on innocent PAX.
  165. Article: Anonymity of air marshals at risk
  166. Security Joan
  167. TSA may finally start screening cargo
  168. OSL Security Lines Really Bad This Week During Mornings
  169. EU Airline Blacklist Released
  170. Article: Kip Hawley admits Registered Traveler does not cut risk of terrorist attack
  171. Summer air travel
  172. House Judiciary Committee Says FAMs are Easy to Spot
  173. Another "wonderful" TSA experience at EWR.
  174. New Scanner May allow shoes to be kept on
  175. Article: Plot against El Al in Geneva Foiled
  176. How random, really, is secondary screening?
  177. SSSSd going and coming....
  178. Article: TSA to focus on passenger behavior now
  179. A first for the TSA-A 'non-event'!
  180. Terminal Change at Tokyo Airport
  181. Response to ANC TSA complaint
  182. FAM will go public in the Upcoming 20/20 segment
  183. TSA at IAD
  184. Crap... Drivers license expiring!
  185. Federal Air Marshals' Bosses Accused of Arrogance, Cover-Up
  186. lighter--no fluid...best odds checked or carried
  187. Some questions for TSA officers...
  188. Peter Pietra's mission impossible
  189. {article} Airport Security Officers Handle a Tough Job With Flair and Patience
  190. TSA opened bag at ORD, lock gone and no note.
  191. Baggage Without Passenger
  192. In Kentucky Hills, a Homeland Security Bonanza
  193. Airport security chief hits turbulence
  194. Duplicate
  195. El Al wants to do own bag screening at Newark
  196. DHS issues warning about Mechanical Bulls at After-Prom Parties
  197. The Bill of Rights: Security Edition
  198. Traveling with a dive knife
  199. Interesting Screener Comment
  200. Alaska Says No To REAL ID
  201. biometrics, circa 2002 - what was that all about
  202. Metal Detector
  203. Marine funeral escorts strip searched in Philadelphia
  204. Shoe question - re: refusing to take them off
  205. Additional Screening travel Australia to US
  206. Moussaoui: I made it all up
  207. US Customs searched my laptop
  208. The latest flight diversion story
  209. Sky Marshal thinks he made the big catch today
  210. Does the upper management of the DHS & TSA lurk on FT?
  211. I'm back, & wondering what's changed..
  212. No Stars & Stripes for USA's Team Bus at World Cup
  213. Wired: "Feds' Watch List Eats Its Own"
  214. OSL "Security Chaos"
  215. TSA agent in MKE reminds ID checker her job is not to bother PAX
  216. Idiots at Homeland Security issue new warning to remind us how important they are
  217. How to steal someone's ID using a boarding card stub
  218. Monitoring Your Travels....
  219. need advise - transit in LAX
  220. Ex-Inspector General of DHS was pressured to tone down criticism by Tom Ridge
  221. Creating Your Own SSSS
  222. Another place where laptops have to come out - Helsinki
  223. no longer allowed to print boarding pass at home if SSSS?
  224. Heads-up for FRA arrivals
  225. "How pathetic the USA has become" dept.: Police Blow Up News Rack due to M:I 3 promo!
  226. Why Didn't Cell Phone Use Bring Down 9/11 Planes?
  227. After missing my 6am flight due to a TSA 90 minute back up ....
  228. Strange
  229. AA11 FAs on 9/11 lied to pax and claimed medical emergency: OK?
  230. Immigration Procedures in India
  231. TSA tries bonuses to retain workers
  232. DNA samples required to fly; Next on the TSA agenda?
  233. LA Times: Airport Shoe Checks Fluster Many Fliers
  234. Shooting at CLE 4/27/06
  235. Snoop Dogg in airport fracas
  236. Senators: 'Bumbling' FEMA must go
  237. Investigation Leads To Discipline For Honolulu TSA Administrators
  238. Hoping For Advice...
  239. Why doesn't the TSA or the airlines question each passenger like on int'l flights?
  240. Databases
  241. Would you go out of your way to avoid contaminated areas
  242. LAX: I volunteered for SSSS... and got denied!
  243. What did I walk through?
  244. TSA: We Can't Be Expected To Monitor Our Own Security Preparedness!
  245. Houston, Let's Start a Shoe Revolution
  246. Ativan Seized at Border, Canadian Charged
  247. Security Wonders at HKG
  248. Nutjob forces emergency landing of UA flight in DEN
  249. Professional TSA staff in TRI
  250. Guess who said ''Don't scream or I'll shoot you," at BOS Thursday?