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Jun 12, 20, 1:06 pm
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Views: 1,125
Posted By FliesWay2Much

When traveling on my blue passport, I have...

When traveling on my blue passport, I have occasionally tried to use the STEP program both, on-line before I left and when in-country. I agree that an accurate list of U.S. persons (citizens and...
Jun 11, 20, 4:33 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,752
Posted By FliesWay2Much

That's one reason why many of us call it...

That's one reason why many of us call it "ExtortionCheck".
Jun 11, 20, 4:31 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,125
Posted By FliesWay2Much

I can say from my own experience that the answer...

I can say from my own experience that the answer is "it depends". If I'm traveling to another country on either an official (brown) or diplomatic (black) passport, I first have to receive country...
May 13, 20, 6:25 am
Replies: 72
Views: 5,761
Posted By FliesWay2Much

It works like this: Back in my Air Force days...

It works like this: Back in my Air Force days during my Pentagon tour, I worked closely with some Public Affairs officers who routinely dealt with press inquiries. One of my friends asked your...
May 9, 20, 11:03 am
Replies: 72
Views: 5,761
Posted By FliesWay2Much

When you combine the unbridled authority of the...

When you combine the unbridled authority of the TSA enabled by the PATRIOT Act and the unbridled authorities of 56 governors and one mayor enabled by a number of federal and state laws to "protect"...
Mar 21, 20, 5:32 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,647
Posted By FliesWay2Much

Yeah - in a way they are comic relief. But, they...

Yeah - in a way they are comic relief. But, they have a real impact on Americans (and our guests) who are sexually assaulted, forced to pay hundreds of dollars to rebook flights and, in some cases,...
Mar 19, 20, 5:11 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,264
Posted By FliesWay2Much

Guess it's easy when there are only 5 passengers...

Guess it's easy when there are only 5 passengers per airplane and virtually nothing for the clerks to do.
Mar 16, 20, 1:45 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,264
Posted By FliesWay2Much

Yeah, that's true. I've never seen any spray...

Yeah, that's true. I've never seen any spray attachments on bottles of dihydrogen monoxide. But, dihydrogen monoxide is often hidden in these devices:
...
Mar 14, 20, 7:24 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,264
Posted By FliesWay2Much

It's amazing that 12 oz of hand sanitizer will no...

It's amazing that 12 oz of hand sanitizer will no longer blow up an airplane. I wonder why 12 oz of shampoo or sun screen still can blow up an airplane? The TSA is so much smarter than I am. But,...
Feb 26, 20, 9:02 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By FliesWay2Much

It's also budget hearing season here inside the...

It's also budget hearing season here inside the Beltway. Just wait for the TSA and DHS hearings perfectly timed to the CNN B-rolls of frustrated citizens waiting in long TSA lines to take their...
Feb 24, 20, 7:59 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,978
Posted By FliesWay2Much

I can't fathom that a "bad" clerk (as...

I can't fathom that a "bad" clerk (as differentiated from an ordinary bad clerk that abuses, steals from and sexually assaults passengers) could be bought by terrorists who want to blow up airplanes....
Feb 23, 20, 7:00 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,978
Posted By FliesWay2Much

Note that the writer said that the TSA was...

Note that the writer said that the TSA was "spotting" "criminals", which can only be assumed to be pot heads and those felons carrying cash to buy tractor trailers.
Feb 17, 20, 8:10 am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,534
Posted By FliesWay2Much

Thoughts: 1. I hope the Bivens provision...

Thoughts:

1. I hope the Bivens provision sticks against the aggressive pitbull DHS agent. Financial ruin is not a bad punishment. At the very least, he should be personally responsible for...
Jan 20, 20, 11:21 am
Replies: 140
Views: 12,987
Posted By FliesWay2Much

I think, from a practical and survival...

I think, from a practical and survival perspective, I would want to know if I caught something really bad while overseas. If you read through the CFRs (available on the CDC website), the government...
Jan 20, 20, 9:03 am
Jan 3, 20, 5:56 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,043
Posted By FliesWay2Much

Since the Wright Brothers -- well, since the...

Since the Wright Brothers -- well, since the beginning of airport security screening in the 1970s -- a security checkpoint has always been a great location to catch a bad guy. Cops at all levels...
Dec 21, 19, 8:07 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,810
Posted By FliesWay2Much

In order for the TSA to continue to exist...

In order for the TSA to continue to exist (defined as: the TSA to continue to receive the appropriations), they must continue to invent threats that only they can mitigate. That's just how things...
Nov 6, 19, 4:26 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,589
Posted By FliesWay2Much

Fortunately, your (and our) safety is really in...

Fortunately, your (and our) safety is really in the hands of the skilled aircrews, air traffic controllers, weather forecasters, maintenance crews, FAA inspectors and NTSB investigators.
Nov 5, 19, 7:45 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,873
Posted By FliesWay2Much

If you're referring to a website where the...

If you're referring to a website where the federal government engages in a dialogue with the people it serves, of course not.
Nov 5, 19, 1:03 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,589
Posted By FliesWay2Much

There was another series of message boards of TSA...

There was another series of message boards of TSA clerks several years ago that were more along the lines of FT in terms of organization and format. A few of us infiltrated the site, mostly lurking.
Oct 30, 19, 4:41 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,633
Posted By FliesWay2Much

Historically, we have gotten much better quality...

Historically, we have gotten much better quality background checks (SSBI-type versus LAC/NACs) from contractors than from the government. The contractors do the write-ups and submit the packages to...
Oct 28, 19, 5:10 am
Replies: 41
Views: 11,181
Posted By FliesWay2Much

The point that jumps out at me, using the...

The point that jumps out at me, using the checkpoint example, is that individuals like the guy in the article should think ahead about what to say rather than try to think on your feet in front of an...
Oct 26, 19, 10:27 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,633
Posted By FliesWay2Much

Just search on "internal border checkpoint" and...

Just search on "internal border checkpoint" and you'll have all the video evidence you'll need.
Oct 26, 19, 10:26 am
Replies: 41
Views: 11,181
Posted By FliesWay2Much

I view this as very similar to getting detained...

I view this as very similar to getting detained at a sobriety checkpoint and being asked "Have you had anything to drink tonight?"

If you answer "no" and they detect alcohol on your breath via...
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