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Jul 13, 19, 11:28 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,504
Posted By chollie

They might be down on the border. What are their...

They might be down on the border. What are their normal duties when they're not doing a high-profile harassment action?

Interestingly, I haven't noticed anything in the news about exceptionally...
Jul 13, 19, 12:02 am
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By chollie

I can think of one possibly limited argument. ...

I can think of one possibly limited argument.

If the stop is on a road going from the border to the stop with no crossings or exits, then I suppose CBP could try to make the point that you are...
Jul 12, 19, 11:31 am
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By chollie

Something similar was starting to happen at SEA....

Something similar was starting to happen at SEA. The Clear lane was next to the Pre lane, but TDC checkers were taking Clear ahead of Pre folks.

Now the SEA Pre lane has been moved clear to the...
Jul 9, 19, 11:05 am
Replies: 76
Views: 7,689
Posted By chollie

There was a time when people dressed for air...

There was a time when people dressed for air travel the way they currently (generally) dress for dining at a 4-star restaurant. Of course, the planes and service were very different in coach back...
Jul 9, 19, 10:40 am
Replies: 76
Views: 7,689
Posted By chollie

I suspect AA heard from more than just the pax...

I suspect AA heard from more than just the pax and the FA, and the fact that her ticket was refunded so quickly suggests to me that they know their FA was wrong. Furthermore, I think their...
Jul 9, 19, 9:17 am
Replies: 76
Views: 7,689
Posted By chollie

Do you think the FA would have reacted the same...

Do you think the FA would have reacted the same way if Ivanka Trump had been wearing that outfit? Because I don't.

I'd really like to have seen footage of the gate areas on the day she traveled....
Jul 8, 19, 9:46 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 7,689
Posted By chollie

I saw nothing offensive about her outfit,...

I saw nothing offensive about her outfit, certainly nothing demanding a cover-up.

Plumber's crack and hairy pits with wife beaters - now I'd like to see those covered up.
Jul 8, 19, 7:04 pm
Jul 8, 19, 7:03 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 7,689
Posted By chollie

The bottom of the outfit is shorts, so you aren't...

The bottom of the outfit is shorts, so you aren't going to see any more when she sits down than when she stands up.

No plumber's crack, and personally, I find that much more offensive. I've never...
Jun 30, 19, 11:25 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,901
Posted By chollie

Letting the offender go through also lessens the...

Letting the offender go through also lessens the very real chance that the individual in question is a diversion and a real 'bad guy' will use the diversion to take something nefarious into the...
Jun 30, 19, 8:57 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,901
Posted By chollie

One of the very real risks with a pax getting...

One of the very real risks with a pax getting involved is that the pax can get mistaken for a 'bad' guy.

I can think of two episodes in the last couple years where an undercover plainclothes...
Jun 16, 19, 12:15 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,571
Posted By chollie

(bolding mine) For some people. I don't see...

(bolding mine)

For some people. I don't see what value has been added.
Jun 16, 19, 11:30 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,571
Posted By chollie

It's not clear to me what the possible...

It's not clear to me what the possible consequences are.

I have had mail go astray. Statistically unlikely, but that's no consolation if you are someone whose mail was never delivered. If your...
Jun 15, 19, 7:30 am
Replies: 71
Views: 5,323
Posted By chollie

I've never had to provide proof of Social...

I've never had to provide proof of Social Security before.

I lost my first and only card when I was in my late teens and my wallet got stolen. I know my number and the paper card was never valid...
Jun 14, 19, 9:42 am
Replies: 71
Views: 5,323
Posted By chollie

The Maryland 'problem', as you so eloquently put...

The Maryland 'problem', as you so eloquently put it, is an over-reaching federal government imposing pointless and ever more burdensome requirements on its citizens in an effort to constantly track...
Jun 12, 19, 7:42 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,807
Posted By chollie

What particularly concerns me about this is the...

What particularly concerns me about this is the likely lack of recourse for people who are misidentified.

That was one of the biggest problems with the no-fly list initially. Fuzzy name searches...
Jun 12, 19, 7:36 am
Replies: 58
Views: 7,784
Posted By chollie

(bolding mine) You seem very quick to...

(bolding mine)

You seem very quick to minimize the number of unprofessional agents and to suggest that the blame is always with tired, uncooperative pax who don't grovel. You act like anyone who...
Jun 9, 19, 11:55 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,427
Posted By chollie

I imagine it's difficult to find top-notch legal...

I imagine it's difficult to find top-notch legal folks willing to take on TSA, especially since there likely won't be any money in it for them.
Jun 9, 19, 9:31 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,427
Posted By chollie

I hope it actually goes to court and the two TSOs...

I hope it actually goes to court and the two TSOs are put on the stand.

I really really hope TSA doesn't offer to settle and if they do, she doesn't accept it. This isn't something that can or...
Jun 9, 19, 8:52 am
Replies: 37
Views: 4,557
Posted By chollie

I'm inclined to agree with WillCAD on this. The...

I'm inclined to agree with WillCAD on this. The airlines wanted it, but I think the real mover wasn't paranoid clowns at DHS, I think the real mover was the government's ever-expanding desire to...
Jun 9, 19, 8:42 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,427
Posted By chollie

It wasn't a 'strip search'. She voluntarily...

It wasn't a 'strip search'.

She voluntarily removed all clothing from the lower part of her body so they could do an enhanced frisk of her resistance.

No word on whether or not TSA confiscated...
Jun 8, 19, 11:21 am
Replies: 48
Views: 10,946
Posted By chollie

This. If the government ever takes a device...

This.

If the government ever takes a device of mine, it really won't matter whether or not they ever return it. I will have had to replace the device while it was in government hands and I would...
Jun 7, 19, 1:21 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 10,946
Posted By chollie

I've never taken my cell out of the country...

I've never taken my cell out of the country before. If and when I do choose to travel with a phone, I will get a burner phone, just on principal. I won't bother to password protect it and if they...
Jun 7, 19, 11:41 am
Replies: 37
Views: 4,557
Posted By chollie

Or it's time to admit what the rest of the world...

Or it's time to admit what the rest of the world already knows: it doesn't matter who you are - if your bags and your person have been cleared, you are no threat to aviation safety. The ID check and...
Jun 7, 19, 9:22 am
Replies: 37
Views: 4,557
Posted By chollie

Where are these folks coming from? If you're...

Where are these folks coming from? If you're talking folks from way south of the border, I sincerely doubt there's much in the way of DNA or fingerprint evidence available on record in their home...
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