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MikeMpls Nov 20, 13 8:27 pm

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Spiff Nov 20, 13 11:59 pm

Evict TSA from our airports. Charge TSA "leader" scumbags, past and present, with many crimes. Tell airlines and airports that their security is now entirely up to them. Problem solved.

halls120 Nov 21, 13 5:54 am

Every point made by the CATO folks is spot on. If only Congress would pay attention...... :rolleyes:

joshwex90 Nov 21, 13 7:25 am


Originally Posted by halls120 (Post 21825458)
Every point made by the CATO folks is spot on. If only Congress would pay attention...... :rolleyes:

Gotta lobby them. We tried lobbying NJ government officials to ban some ridiculous practices in EWR, but it didn't get too far - the TSA is "above the law" quite literally in that sense - state government apparently didn't have the right to tell them what to do

yandosan Nov 21, 13 1:35 pm

In the mean time photograph the creeps.
They can obfuscate all they want but a picture last forever.

Caradoc Nov 21, 13 1:49 pm


Originally Posted by halls120 (Post 21825458)
Every point made by the CATO folks is spot on. If only Congress would pay attention...... :rolleyes:

Not quite.

The TSA doesn't need to be privatized. The TSA needs to be dissolved, and real security functions assigned to the various airlines.

No current employee of the organization labeled "TSA" should be transferred.

joshwex90 Nov 21, 13 3:07 pm

If the TSA was privatized, virtually none of the employees would be transferred :D

TheRoadie Nov 22, 13 2:15 pm

They Federalized.

They failed to Professionalize.

[Except in the narrow terms of "they really get PAID to do this stuff?"]

Himeno Nov 22, 13 5:25 pm


Originally Posted by joshwex90 (Post 21828850)
If the TSA was privatized, virtually none of the employees would be transferred :D

How many were transferred into TSA when it was created?

mbstone Nov 23, 13 1:02 am

I doubt the present-day Cato Institute really cares about anything except union-busting.

Send this to OMNI-PR.

MrHalliday Nov 23, 13 1:16 am

I remember the pre-9/11 privatized security.
Maybe half the time the screener couldn't speak English.

I returned from LPB to MIA about 9-18 after
being grounded there for a week. Same problem.

So, despite all the other annoying issues,
TSA agents have been able to talk to me in English since then.

Spiff Nov 23, 13 1:34 am


Originally Posted by MrHalliday (Post 21837466)
I remember the pre-9/11 privatized security.
Maybe half the time the screener couldn't speak English.

I returned from LPB to MIA about 9-18 after
being grounded there for a week. Same problem.

So, despite all the other annoying issues,
TSA agents have been able to talk to me in English since then.

I couldn't care less what language they speak if they are not sexually assaulting me, trying to take naked pictures of me, or trying to steal my liquids and other non-credible items.

Caradoc Nov 23, 13 6:28 am


Originally Posted by MrHalliday (Post 21837466)
TSA agents have been able to talk to me in English since then.

I take it you haven't been through ATL, DFW, AUS, or PHX in the past five years.

Less than half of any of the TSA employees in those airports are understandable.

MikeMpls Nov 23, 13 1:33 pm

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halls120 Nov 23, 13 2:30 pm


Originally Posted by MrHalliday (Post 21837466)
TSA agents have been able to talk to me in English since then.

So what? Lax gate security wasn't the cause of the 9/11 attacks.


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