I’m sorry authoritarians but we do still have a 4th Amendment in this country.
No. I can’t believe it! The TSA?
I hadn’t been on a plane in a few months but last week I flew into Atlanta.
I always fall out of the TSA rhythm if I haven’t flown for a while. I always forget to take off my belt. Pretty much every time. Do I take out my wallet? Good thing I remembered to wear loafers this time.
It’s insane. Really, think about it. It’s nuts. Then we have to stand in that machine and get blasted by radiation while we stand with our hands over our head like some sort of criminal.
OK, sounds good to me.
Interesting. That’s a lot of quarters. Makes sense though. I’m surprised the amount isn’t higher.
Don’t forget to make a wish the next time you get groped by the TSA.
This is a real toy. Teach your kid to be compliant early.
Oh, the TSA, what a horrible bureaucratic concoction. Everything one hates about the soft (most of the time) police state rolled into one nasty, fetid burrito of government nonsense.
Call it a finder’s fee, or a commission. What’s the big deal? So the DEA told a TSA screener that he or she could keep a cut of any cash he or she was able to sniff out? What’s wrong with that? As we know, anyone carrying a significant amount of cash is a criminal. The DEA and the TSA agent were just doing what they could to keep us safe.
This is a totally normal thing in a free society.
This comes from a concerned citizen –
Is another part of this angle that people wealthy enough to own private jets (including the late Osama bin Laden and other more current Arab ga-jillionaires, a small percentage of whom maybe politically inclined in Osama’s direction) aren’t forced through radiation in order to be able to board their own airplanes, while the other 99.9% are forced through radiation to board any airplane?
The TSA is a show. All the lines, the screenings, the taking off of shoes and belts, the snarky indifferent attitudes, the government sanctioned groping, is all nonsense. But there is now a TSA lobby which has entrenched itself and we’ll likely have to deal with it forever.
And don’t forget the radiation doses.
Of course, alternatively, you can just “fly private” and stroll across the tarmac to your plane from your car. No TSA for those with private planes.
See all the expense to taxpayers, and inconvenience, and lines, and shots of radiation, and official state molestation is totally worth it!
Not even the incident which is being investigated. This is just a stock photo.
No big deal. So what if you have to take off your shoes, your belt, stick your hands up over your head and get blasted with radiation every time you want to get on a plane. I mean if you don’t like it you can just charter a private plane or buy one of your own. (Private plane passengers don’t go through the TSA gauntlet. I wonder why?
I certainly wouldn’t cry many tears if the Department of Homeland Security was actually shut down. (We unfortunately are not looking at a real shutdown – “shutdowns” never are.) In fact I think many Americans would be pretty darn happy if the DHS just faded away into the mist of American mistakes.
Like Dan Rather.
“I’m sorry sir but you do not have an RFID chip implant. That is in violation of the Public Safety Protocol of 2020. Please step over here for questioning.”
Well, it’s not implanted under your skin yet.
This used to be tinfoil hat territory. (BTW I don’t think I’ve ever seen actual tin foil before.) Those were the days. Not anymore. If you don’t have a drivers license with a tracking chip you are not getting on a plane come 2016 according to this article.
Those of you chattel who must “fly commercial” have to go through the TSA gauntlet anytime you want to fly anywhere. I pity you. You let yourself be groped, x-rayed, and generally violated by the government just because you want to get on a plane.
May I suggest a private plane? It is so much more convenient, and there is no TSA. You see a private plane can’t be used as a missile in a terrorist attack just like a commercial airliner.