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"It's for your own protection, Ma'am." [Oct. 3rd, 2011|10:48 am]
Tomas Gallucci
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This is why the TSA needs to be abolished and we need to do security the right way: looking for suspicious behavior and singling out those who match profiles of known terrorists.

What acts of terror has the TSA stopped up to this time? What has slipped by the TSA? What is the point of the TSA these days other than terrorizing US citizens with a flight originating in the United States, building union ranks to raise union dues and give jobs to perverts and pedophiles?


[User Picture]From: ehowton
2011-10-03 12:32 pm (UTC)
Its not TSA who's at fault here (though please don't misunderstand that statement as my condoning their continued existence), rather the agent. People can be magnificent, or assholes - its not the TSA's fault if they've hired both. Its simply the cross section you'll find anywhere, and any business, operating for any reason.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2011-10-03 02:32 pm (UTC)
I agree with your assessment that this agent was a complete asshole.

However, the idea that the TSA isn't at fault is frankly ludicrous. This is not a lone act in a vacuum of professionalism. The TSA–a Federal bureaucracy–has implemented polices that hire people with past sex offenses including child pornography and child molestation. The TSA refuses to allow their agents to wear geiger counters, yet claims that the naked body scanners are completely harmless. The are countless stories of TSA agents pulling people out of line and singling these persons out to coerce compliance.

The only thing secure about the TSA is that the taxpayers pick up the tab for being harassed and those that have jobs at the TSA will continue to maintain their jobs regardless of performance. There is no incentive to do one's job well (provide a secure environment) nor is there an incentive to serve the customer (those that are attempting to fly commercially.)

I do blame the TSA for hiring assholes. Sure, given a specific asshole it may be coin toss determining whether or not the manager sufficiently screened the employee when they were a candidate for the job, but given that this story is nothing new for the TSA, I place blame at the feet of the executive.
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[User Picture]From: jordan179
2011-10-03 01:51 pm (UTC)
I regard the TSA as an illegitimate organization and those who have served in as being forever tainted by their service. I urge others to take this point of view as well. May their agents pay for their period of lording it over us by a lifetime of rejection, both personal and professional.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2011-10-03 02:34 pm (UTC)
The TSA is an imposition of liberty and continually fails to secure the nation. Put it on the chopping block.
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