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Jan 29, 14, 10:26 am
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Posted By Caradoc

Exactly my point.

Exactly my point.
Jan 29, 14, 7:52 am
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Views: 3,629
Posted By Caradoc

...except when it comes to doing anything about...

...except when it comes to doing anything about real security, choosing to allow the TSA to perform their theatre, right?

Let's all face reality - if the airlines didn't want the TSA groping their...
Jan 29, 14, 7:33 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,479
Posted By Caradoc

Bingo. "To waste one month may be regarded...

Bingo.

"To waste one month may be regarded as a misfortune; to waste eight years looks like abject stupidity."
Jan 28, 14, 8:35 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,590
Posted By Caradoc

When you have idiots like Dianne Feinstein...

When you have idiots like Dianne Feinstein claiming that veterans can't be trusted with firearms, what else could you expect?
Jan 27, 14, 4:43 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By Caradoc

The primary threats to "aviation security" are...

The primary threats to "aviation security" are already at the checkpoint.
Jan 27, 14, 4:17 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By Caradoc

"We can trust them because they've been vetted"

...or not.

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140124/12433225982/doj-says-company-that-vetted-snowden-faked-665000-background-checks.shtml



I wonder how many of those are TSA employees.
Jan 27, 14, 1:18 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,489
Posted By Caradoc

That's assuming the TSA ever had a focus beyond...

That's assuming the TSA ever had a focus beyond pretending to be "better" than private screening.
Jan 27, 14, 8:37 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,489
Posted By Caradoc

Right up to the point of refusing to engage in...

Right up to the point of refusing to engage in the stupidity, anyway.
Jan 26, 14, 9:55 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,489
Posted By Caradoc

A friend of mine succinctly explained the TSA: ...

A friend of mine succinctly explained the TSA:

"When the only tool at your disposal is derp, every problem looks like potato."
Jan 25, 14, 7:45 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,605
Posted By Caradoc

Not even remotely, unless he was planning to...

Not even remotely, unless he was planning to offer to "prepare" it in the galley.
Jan 25, 14, 3:54 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,605
Posted By Caradoc

BHX goes off the deep end... over haggis

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/01/23/burns-night-airport-ian-blakes-haggis-mistaken-plastic-explosives_n_4651327.html
Jan 22, 14, 3:53 pm
Jan 22, 14, 2:24 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 11,086
Posted By Caradoc

It's only a matter of time before a TSA employee...

It's only a matter of time before a TSA employee does something like this. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2541780/Boy-16-suffers-ruptured-testicle-police-pat-infertile.html)
Jan 21, 14, 8:53 am
Replies: 197
Views: 14,026
Posted By Caradoc

Same reason scary black pistol-gripped or...

Same reason scary black pistol-gripped or Dragunov-stocked rifles are "illegal" while the same action/mechanism on a wooden stock is "legal."

People like to pretend that certain restriction make...
Jan 20, 14, 3:19 pm
Replies: 197
Views: 14,026
Posted By Caradoc

I'd just strike that "almost," myself.

I'd just strike that "almost," myself.
Jan 20, 14, 2:42 pm
Replies: 197
Views: 14,026
Posted By Caradoc

Anyone else find it interesting that the lowest...

Anyone else find it interesting that the lowest loaded flight was the one where the passengers prevented mission completion?

I believe the key there to be that they *knew* what would happen if...
Jan 20, 14, 12:09 pm
Replies: 197
Views: 14,026
Posted By Caradoc

I think that anyone making the attempt will most...

I think that anyone making the attempt will most likely be ground into the carpet by the rest of the passengers and flight crew who are all too aware that nobody can be allowed to complete such an...
Jan 20, 14, 11:34 am
Replies: 197
Views: 14,026
Posted By Caradoc

...which won't happen if the "terrorists" can't...

...which won't happen if the "terrorists" can't get into the cockpit, and having a locked cockpit door has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with what the TSA does at the checkpoint.
Jan 19, 14, 5:16 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By Caradoc

Notify the University of Malaya that your plaque...

Notify the University of Malaya that your plaque was seized at the airport. See what they have to say about it...
Jan 19, 14, 11:53 am
Replies: 197
Views: 14,026
Posted By Caradoc

Let's cut to the chase, then - what exactly do...

Let's cut to the chase, then - what exactly do you believe the TSA itself has contributed positively to real security over the lifetime of the agency?
Jan 19, 14, 11:28 am
Replies: 197
Views: 14,026
Posted By Caradoc

So, given that the TSA has in fact MISSED box...

So, given that the TSA has in fact MISSED box cutters - even three of them in a single bag at a time ( http://nypost.com/2011/03/02/tsa-staff-jet-blew-it/ ) - and given that box cutters were not...
Jan 18, 14, 7:22 pm
Replies: 197
Views: 14,026
Posted By Caradoc

I don't know about "disgusting." Perpetrating...

I don't know about "disgusting." Perpetrating that lie makes it really easy to tell right away who's a TSA shill or just stupid enough to believe in the TSA.
Jan 18, 14, 7:21 pm
Replies: 197
Views: 14,026
Posted By Caradoc

You tell me - people accidentally take things...

You tell me - people accidentally take things like 12" razor blades onto aircraft these days - if someone were actually trying to do so, they'd do it.
...
Jan 18, 14, 4:39 pm
Replies: 197
Views: 14,026
Posted By Caradoc

...unless their budgets and methods are...

...unless their budgets and methods are questioned, in which case they just lie about their "operations" and "numbers," just like the TSA does.
...
Jan 18, 14, 9:26 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,479
Posted By Caradoc

That lie is the only thing earning TSA employees...

That lie is the only thing earning TSA employees a paycheck, remember.
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