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I just opened my EvacU8 hood to play around with...

I just opened my EvacU8 hood to play around with before throwing it away. I had some difficulty getting the hood bit off the mouthpiece and figure it would've been very tricky in a chaotic, smoky...
Apr 21, 06, 4:30 am
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Posted By CATSA Screener

That's how I should've quit.

That's how I should've quit.
Feb 21, 06, 1:11 pm
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Views: 5,571
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Being a screener was, by far, the worst job I...

Being a screener was, by far, the worst job I ever had. My days doing heavy manual labour with recently paroled sex offenders was more enjoyable. It's a soul destroying job.
Dec 30, 05, 9:46 pm
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I trained in Abbotsford and then Victoria; first...

I trained in Abbotsford and then Victoria; first on C172s and then Katanas (before they got repo'ed). It was fun while it lasted but bang for the buck doesn't make it worth it and I abandoned any...
Nov 9, 05, 6:53 pm
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Views: 2,375
Posted By CATSA Screener

True. But effective security would be a pain...

True.

But effective security would be a pain in the ... and very expensive so I'm ok with our fake security that keeps the soccer moms happy.
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I searched Ron Jeremy's carry-on. Then all the...

I searched Ron Jeremy's carry-on. Then all the Westjet girls posed with him for pictures.
Sep 19, 05, 7:35 am
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Views: 1,599
Posted By CATSA Screener

I found being a hand wander to be pretty...

I found being a hand wander to be pretty strenuous during peak times. I regularly broke a mild sweat.
Sep 14, 05, 6:37 pm
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Views: 2,510
Posted By CATSA Screener

A good detector can often detect 'instant on'...

A good detector can often detect 'instant on' systems around corners and over hills due to radar bounce off rock and atmospheric particles. It'll only register as a fairly quick hit, though, for...
Jun 3, 05, 4:33 pm
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I was a disgruntled employee. I disliked the job,...

I was a disgruntled employee. I disliked the job, the people in charge, and most of the people I worked with (and I felt sorry for passengers who had to deal with some of our nastier people). The...
Jun 3, 05, 2:29 pm
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Views: 1,755
Posted By CATSA Screener

I didn't see any evidence of anything illegal, it...

I didn't see any evidence of anything illegal, it was just their thug-life talk that disgusted me. Hiring practices were rather lacking.

The only actual criminal activity I recall was a young new...
Jun 3, 05, 1:18 pm
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I quit my screening job in January 2004 (bad job,...

I quit my screening job in January 2004 (bad job, bad people) and I don't know how they got through our points as we weren't informed of it. Probably a good idea as some of the people I worked with...
Jun 3, 05, 2:34 am
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Views: 1,755
Posted By CATSA Screener

OT: Air Mounties

There's a lot of anger on several of the US boards regarding Air Marshals and how they steal FC seats, stick out like sore thumbs, and generally waste taxpayer money.

Are there any similar issues...
May 28, 05, 8:51 am
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Posted By CATSA Screener

We were instructed to avoid the use of the phrase...

We were instructed to avoid the use of the phrase 'your bag' due to the sexual connotation.
May 28, 05, 8:49 am
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Views: 1,072
Posted By CATSA Screener

Just a little nit... the article called it an...

Just a little nit... the article called it an agency when it's really the Transportation Security Administration. DEA guys get pissed about the same thing all the time.
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Posted By CATSA Screener

An interesting tidbit from up here in Canada;...

An interesting tidbit from up here in Canada; pilots have always had 'peace officer' status when acting as pilot-in-command of an aircraft. This gives them the ability to use Section 495 of the...
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Posted By CATSA Screener

It should be allowed. I've had the same model...

It should be allowed. I've had the same model (Evac-U8) for five years and never had a problem flying in the US, the UK or Canada.
Apr 30, 05, 3:45 pm
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Posted By CATSA Screener

I had steel-toed shoes that set it off if placed...

I had steel-toed shoes that set it off if placed within about three inches of the arch. The only other way to fake it is to bump it; but it has to be a fairly solid bump which would be obvious to a...
Apr 30, 05, 12:26 pm
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Views: 7,346
Posted By CATSA Screener

I used to do that when the...

I used to do that when the 25%-non-beeping-passengers-will-still-be-wanded phase was being enforced. It was faster to fake a beep then go through the rigamarole of explaining that even though they...
Apr 30, 05, 12:01 pm
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Views: 18,376
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Any group of people gathered together for a task,...

Any group of people gathered together for a task, no matter how well screened and trained, is going to have a certain number of decent people who screwup once in a while and a certain number of bad...
Apr 27, 05, 9:54 pm
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Views: 6,371
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No, my friend, his purpose in life is to ensure...

No, my friend, his purpose in life is to ensure that our driving behaviour in BC doesn't degenerate into something like Portugal's. He also regularly attends grisly scenes of carnage, arrests...
Apr 8, 05, 12:59 pm
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Views: 1,291
Posted By CATSA Screener

It would be unprofessional of me to say more ;)

It would be unprofessional of me to say more ;)
Apr 8, 05, 11:55 am
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Views: 1,291
Posted By CATSA Screener

I checked Ron Jeremy's carry-on.

I checked Ron Jeremy's carry-on.
Apr 8, 05, 10:57 am
Replies: 55
Views: 6,099
Posted By CATSA Screener

There was some mistaken evidence of...

There was some mistaken evidence of counterfeiting; running ink and sequential numbers.



Not true, the problem is you never hear about the screwups that occur where a smooth operating...
Apr 8, 05, 10:47 am
Replies: 55
Views: 6,099
Posted By CATSA Screener

He already had the product. There was some sort...

He already had the product. There was some sort of mix-up regarding a car stereo and its installation. He was coming in to the settle the bill, and protesting the installation cost by paying with $2...
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