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Oct 24, 12, 1:01 pm
Replies: 4,410
Views: 738,574
Posted By breny

I've done that except I had multiple copies of my...

I've done that except I had multiple copies of my paper boarding passes. Handed them non-scribbled pass after WTMD. Minor flip-out of TSOs occurred while they tried to determine who neglected to...
Jun 25, 12, 6:08 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By breny

My cousin was stopped in Tallahassee driving down...

My cousin was stopped in Tallahassee driving down the road that passes the Capitol. He had recently had radioactive iodine thyroid treatment. Cop (or whatever type of "security" he was) was quite...
Dec 14, 11, 12:59 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
Posted By breny

I just tweeted him a link to this thread and told...

I just tweeted him a link to this thread and told him it would make a great topic for his show. Here's hoping!
Dec 13, 11, 1:27 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
Posted By breny

Chris Hayes: "I would eliminate the Department of Homeland Security"

Very interesting video interview with Chris Hayes, host of "Up With Chris Hayes" on MSNBC on Mediaite. The interview consists of some so-called "gotcha" questions that have (according to the...
Sep 11, 11, 11:08 am
Replies: 58
Views: 7,363
Posted By breny

From Betty White SNL skit: What's your last...

From Betty White SNL skit:
What's your last name? "Blarrrrrfingaaarrrrr"
How is that spelled? "S-M-I-T-H"
And your first name? "Blarrrrrfingaaarrrrr"
And how is that spelled? "L-E-E"
...
Jul 19, 11, 5:50 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 7,012
Posted By breny

No need to fly to Pensacola. We have an airport...

No need to fly to Pensacola. We have an airport here in Fort Walton Beach, VPS, the very airport Ms. Weber's mother was assaulted in.
May 11, 11, 6:20 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By breny

We have a winner!

We have a winner!
May 11, 11, 10:25 am
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By breny

Aren't these GAO letters and reports great? I...

Aren't these GAO letters and reports great? I subscribed to the GAO twitter feed today. https://twitter.com/usgao
May 11, 11, 10:21 am
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By breny

Sadly, we have to fight within the system we...

Sadly, we have to fight within the system we have. The GAO points out the issues (including lack of empirical data that SPOT works), it is up to us to push the issue.

Instead of saying "I don't...
May 11, 11, 10:02 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,336
Posted By breny

I've been surfing GAO reports this morning, and...

I've been surfing GAO reports this morning, and I've found several instances of the GAO reporting that TSA/DHS doesn't properly conduct their cost/benefit analyses if they even do one. GAO keeps...
May 11, 11, 9:37 am
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By breny

Latest GAO report on SPOT program

I'm reading the GAO report titled "TSA Is Taking Steps to Validate the Science Underlying Its Passenger Behavior Detection Program, but Efforts May Not Be Comprehensive." It's fascinating....
Replies: 21
Views: 1,925
Posted By breny

Did he have any weapons, incendiaries or...

Did he have any weapons, incendiaries or explosives with him? If not, what's the problem TSA?

The .......ry continues to boggle.
Dec 21, 10, 9:42 am
Replies: 44
Views: 6,106
Posted By breny

Wow, so the BWI FSD threatened you for having a...

Wow, so the BWI FSD threatened you for having a totally legal item? I am curious, did you stop using them out of fear of more threats or just because a combo lock is easier?

Kudos to the MdTA cop...
Dec 21, 10, 9:39 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,245
Posted By breny

Condolences to the OP. I am very glad you made...

Condolences to the OP. I am very glad you made it in time to say your goodbyes. I totally understand your decision. For me, the few hours (possibly) saved by flying are not worth the stress. ...
Dec 21, 10, 9:09 am
Replies: 44
Views: 6,106
Posted By breny

Your best bet is to put your wallet in your...

Your best bet is to put your wallet in your carryon and then close it with a zip-tie. Demand to keep your bags in your sight at all times. If you need a patdown, ask the screener to retrieve your...
Dec 12, 10, 5:36 pm
Replies: 134
Views: 36,820
Posted By breny

Accountability? What happens if I lose or...

Accountability? What happens if I lose or discard the squiggled boarding pass before I get on the plane? I guess the TSA just pretends they don't know that I can print as many boarding passes as I...
Replies: 85
Views: 6,479
Posted By breny

Interesting post by Michael Roberts on...

Interesting post by Michael Roberts on FedUpFlyers. Reports from his coworkers say that passenger load is down. He also makes an interesting observation about the power of the internet to get...
Nov 26, 10, 3:44 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 18,768
Posted By breny

Just FYI, the ACLU website reports they have...

Just FYI, the ACLU website reports they have received over 900 complaints so far. They have a few of the complaints (posted with permission) up on their site. ...
Nov 25, 10, 8:39 pm
Replies: 142
Views: 21,974
Posted By breny

Will our resident TSOs explain this away?

Will our resident TSOs explain this away?
Nov 24, 10, 12:21 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,367
Posted By breny

This guy's blog said he was detained yesterday,...

This guy's blog said he was detained yesterday, 11/23, for taking pictures.

http://erratasec.blogspot.com/2010/11/i-was-just-detained-by-tsa.html
Nov 24, 10, 12:16 pm
Replies: 838
Views: 78,623
Posted By breny

via Reddit: Metal detectors only and I watched...

via Reddit: Metal detectors only and I watched them padown an elderly woman and it was using the old methods, AND a TSA agent stands between the line and the patdown to block pictures and people...
Nov 24, 10, 11:55 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,367
Posted By breny

I hope everyone will read the article. He cites...

I hope everyone will read the article. He cites the TSA Handbook and Blogger Bob's post saying photography is ok.

He also says: For anyone who does manage to take photos of their airport...
Nov 24, 10, 11:23 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,367
Posted By breny

Forbes reporter prohibited from filming wife's patdown

REALLY good article:

http://blogs.forbes.com/andygreenberg/2010/11/24/want-to-photograph-your-tsa-ordeal-not-so-fast/

Her frisker was very polite and the procedure was barely invasive, if a bit...
Nov 24, 10, 10:53 am
Replies: 838
Views: 78,623
Posted By breny

MSNBC reporting from Amtrak Station (Union?) in...

MSNBC reporting from Amtrak Station (Union?) in NYC. Extremely busy. Many people are saying they chose the train instead of the security hassle of flying.
Nov 24, 10, 10:45 am
Replies: 838
Views: 78,623
Posted By breny

Just saw a clip on MSNBC of a woman wearing a...

Just saw a clip on MSNBC of a woman wearing a "Danger - X-ray Police State" sticker handing out Nude-o-scope brochures at LAX. The reporter said that "earlier we saw a group of the opt-out passenger...
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