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Is The TSA The Most Monstrously
Incompetent Agency In History?

The Federalist, by Daniel Payne

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/16/2014 5:28:28 AM

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has identified a massive new threat to domestic airline security. No, it’s not ISIS, Al Qaeda, or the Taliban. It’s the dead battery on your smartphone. Last week, TSA announced what it called “enhanced security measures” in which passengers will be required to power up their cell phones before boarding their flight. According to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, TSA has “assesse[d] the global threat environment and reevaluate[d] the measures we take to promote aviation security.” Your cell phone is evidently part of a “global threat environment,” and so it must be turned on in order

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: abiner, 7/16/2014 5:55:54 AM     (No. 9926720)

Having had a heart attack a few months ago, I now carry nitroglycerin tablets. I can´t wait for some TSA halfwit to claim I´m a terrorist.

I can see that happening, especially since that fellow had a problem convincing one of the TSA morons that Washington, DC is really part of the country and that his driver´s license was valid.

I suspect therequirement to be a TSA agent is a pulse.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 7/16/2014 6:32:02 AM     (No. 9926764)

Elsewhere today we have the tale of a District of Columbia resident who was detained by a TSA agent (that title should be reserved for actual law enforcement, however) who did not know what DC was even after being told DC=Washington.

The TSA, in their usual huffy bureaucratese, said the man was allowed to pass after ´the problem was escalated to a supervisor.´

But there was no actual problem - unless you have hired an army of barely-literate knuckle-draggers with a fetish for the Stanford Prison Experiment.

The TSA are dangerous because they operate without any real oversight, have more power than the real police without being police themselves. Then there´s the small matter of their utter unsuitability for their task.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: provide, 7/16/2014 6:37:59 AM     (No. 9926774)

And there is a higher surcharge for TSA security why?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bugboy, 7/16/2014 7:08:12 AM     (No. 9926807)

Simple answer is yes!

But, then there is the slightly more complex answer in that the entire government is monstrously incompetent and has become even more so under Obama.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 7/16/2014 7:39:53 AM     (No. 9926837)

I take every opportunity to avoid fascists which is why I never travel by air unless I have no other choice. Homeland Security, along with EPA and IRS, would be the fascist organizations I would first cause to evaporate if I had the power.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 7/16/2014 7:43:31 AM     (No. 9926845)

I think I´ll print out copies of this article and leave it in the carry-on bin as I check in. I don´t need my phone in-flight so that´ll be packed safely away in my luggage.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/16/2014 8:10:00 AM     (No. 9926878)

Speaking of the idiocy of TSA...if you ever fly out of Washington Dulles, your ID may very well be checked by a woman wearing a floor length black robe and a hijab. I´m not kidding. This has happened to me three times.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: starsNstripes, 7/16/2014 8:30:18 AM     (No. 9926901)

government, unions, big inner city minorities, badges and imagined authority...what could ever go wrong?

Hey Udanja99, I am quite certain I saw that TSA agent at Reagan too...and Atlanta...and Boston...seems she is everywhere in the TSA system...hmmm...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: eoddad, 7/16/2014 8:36:26 AM     (No. 9926908)

As a Former Navy Bomb Tech, I´d like to say I don´t want to get on a plane without every person getting on the plane being screened. If someone has a better way to provide security than TSA I´d love to hear it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/16/2014 9:06:25 AM     (No. 9926949)

OK, #9, how about non unionized security personnel from private sector companies? Get the always inefficient and corrupt government out of there.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: eoddad, 7/16/2014 9:16:59 AM     (No. 9926978)

#10 I was at TSA when it started and the screeners replaced elderly workers who were using the job as a retirement augment. Since I´m no spring chicken myself I just don´t think security companies who hire with a focus on the bottom line and the Minimum wage are going to cut it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/17/2014 12:19:08 AM     (No. 9928080)

Yes.

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