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Old 04-25-2012, 04:27 PM   #1789460  /  #26
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I wonder how many of the goons at the TSA are smart enough to realize their job is just security theater, and how many, like Lana, are dumb enough to think they are actually doing an important job.

Obviously, there are a lot of rentacop type thugs who were too stupid/fat to even get through the police academy (that's a low bar), and they are probably the worst offenders in terms of abusing people and taking themselves way too seriously. But I also suspect some of them realize it's all a circus, but a decent job with reasonable security (see what I did there?), and they just go along like a lot of government workers.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:40 PM   #1789521  /  #27
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sanshou, would you apologise to an SS stormtrooper for saying "Fuck Nazi'"?,

Huh? Would you? If they said they hated how nasty their buddies were and that they only gassed Jews humanely,would that mitigate your "fuck nazis"?
same thing. exactly. Lana is just like that auchwitz guard chick from The Reader, pretending to be all nice and shit, just to hide her sadistic streak.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:13 PM   #1791802  /  #28
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In case we needed any more evidence that the TSA is security theater.

Read some of the links, there. The same agency that wants us to think they are doing everything they can to protect us, and that it's all for our own good, caught accepting bribes to let drug smugglers through, searching children with cerebral palsey. Yeah, we need to get rid of this travesty and reinstate the 4th amendment.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:24 PM   #1791813  /  #29
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why do you hate freedom Worldtraveller?
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:42 PM   #1791908  /  #30
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hmm. does that mean bees catch flies?
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:44 PM   #1791911  /  #31
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Lana presumably collects a paycheck for her part in the play. I don't see how that's necessarily dumb.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:20 PM   #1792810  /  #32
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It's not like we are selling a product...
You are selling fear and the unquestionable police state. That is a really powerful product which turned cancerous almost immediately. The TSA doesn't suffer from a few bad apples, the TSA is the bad apple.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:27 PM   #1792900  /  #33
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Lana can you plz shut all these jerks up by sharing an example of all the good things the TSA accomplishes
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:43 PM   #1793120  /  #34
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Nothing to say. I know that our agency is pretty much hated. I personally have found 2 loaded guns while operating xray as well as countless other less lethal prohibited items. I get tested every year on the procedures that y'all hate so much and they change quite often as well. My pay increase or lack thereof is dependent on how I do on those tests.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:27 AM   #1793294  /  #35
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Is boob squeezing an approved part of the pat-down procedure?
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:29 AM   #1793308  /  #36
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Compared to the TSA procedures, which I won't ever be subjected to, cases like
luggage X-ray before entering Chinese railway stations and (some) tube stations
metal detector gates and wandings before entering some Indian temple sites
same at the Berlin Jewish museum
are almost entertaining.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:44 PM   #1793368  /  #37
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Is boob squeezing an approved part of the pat-down procedure?
Not at all. We slide our hand under feeling the underwire if present and the top of the chest above no squeezing at all and if that happened you should have requested a supervisor. I am sorry that happened to you.

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Old 04-29-2012, 03:30 PM   #1793466  /  #38
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Is boob squeezing an approved part of the pat-down procedure?
Not at all. We slide our hand under feeling the underwire if present and the top of the chest above no squeezing at all and if that happened you should have requested a supervisor. I am sorry that happened to you.
Cognitive bias. It's amazing to see it in action. 15 years ago that response would have been laughable satire.
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:05 PM   #1793493  /  #39
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I personally have found 2 loaded guns while operating xray
What were the situations behind these loaded guns? Were they law enforcement officers who carried on and didn't declare? Were they regular citizens who forgot they were carrying, or accidentally put the gun in carry-on as opposed to checking it?
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:07 PM   #1793495  /  #40
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Obviously they were bearded jihadists yelling "death to the Great Satan!"
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:23 PM   #1793600  /  #41
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I would totally squeeze teshis boobs


because I'm pretty suspicious of teshi
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:12 PM   #1793833  /  #42
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I personally have found 2 loaded guns while operating xray
What were the situations behind these loaded guns? Were they law enforcement officers who carried on and didn't declare? Were they regular citizens who forgot they were carrying, or accidentally put the gun in carry-on as opposed to checking it?
Regular dumb asses who do not know where their gun is. Sorry but know excuse works. But here since gun laws are pretty liberal they made their flights and maybe got a fine.

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Old 04-29-2012, 11:15 PM   #1793837  /  #43
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so how do you feel about basically raping innocent people on a daily basis?
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:17 PM   #1793839  /  #44
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Also to be honest catching the guns is luck of the draw so to speak as I just happened to be on xray at the time and if I miss a loaded gun please fire me as they are pretty fucking obvious. Parts are a different story but a loaded 25 plies 50 rounds of ammo come on.

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Old 04-29-2012, 11:52 PM   #1793871  /  #45
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weren't there loads of people just a flyin with their guns before the TSA?

jihadis don't bother with guns. With a bit of bismillah you can kill someone with a toothpick.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:53 PM   #1793872  /  #46
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Is any one here questioning the use of xrays on luggage?
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:35 AM   #1793943  /  #47
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so how do you feel about basically raping innocent people on a daily basis?
I've never raped anyone. The patdowns I conduct due to alarms needing to be cleared are as non-sexual as you could imagine.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:48 AM   #1793952  /  #48
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so how do you feel about basically raping innocent people on a daily basis?
I've never raped anyone. The patdowns I conduct due to alarms needing to be cleared are as non-sexual as you could imagine.
Lana, would the type of contact you initiate as part of your job be considered inappropriate under different circumstances?
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:53 AM   #1793956  /  #49
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Touching someone without permission is inappropriate. When someone submits to be screened they are giving consent/permission for their property and person to be screened. I've been doing this job for 5 1/2 years and the change last year that had us pat the upper inner thigh is not that different than what we were doing before. Since we recently got the millimeter wave scanner at our airport we are doing way less patdowns than we were before. For those with hip and knee implants these scanners are such a relief and time saver.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:02 AM   #1793963  /  #50
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Touching someone without permission is inappropriate. When someone submits to be screened they are giving consent/permission for their property and person to be screened. I've been doing this job for 5 1/2 years and the change last year that had us pat the upper inner thigh is not that different than what we were doing before. Since we recently got the millimeter wave scanner at our airport we are doing way less patdowns than we were before. For those with hip and knee implants these scanners are such a relief and time saver.
Holding a gun to someone's head invalidates whatever consent you think they have given.

What happens when someone does not give their consent?

btw: Do you understand the concept of Cognitive Bias? Do you believe it to be a real phenomenon?
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