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Firing the TSA
American Thinker ^ | 11/18/10 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 11/18/2010 7:56:22 AM PST by chickadee

Janet Napolitano is getting a lesson: treat customers unreasonably and they will leave. Airport operators do not have to use TSA to screen passengers, and the first airport has already announced it will use one of the five private screening firms already approved to offer security screening for air travelers.

Unsurprisingly, the move comes from a scrappy underdog airport which competes with a larger, more famous facility: Orlando Sanford Airport, which is much smaller and farther from the Disney/Universal Studios attractions than the better-known Orlando International Airport. Sanford is a focus airport for low cost carrier Allegiant (which offers service mostly to smaller markets), but has scheduled international service by Icelandic Airlines, as well as frequent charter service by British airlines such as Monarch and Thomas Cook, which specialize in package tours.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airport; orlando; terrorism; tsa; tsapervs; tsascanners
It's nice to see that the underdog still fights back.
1 posted on 11/18/2010 7:56:25 AM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee

Here’s a little marketing idea for someone: Time for a website indicating which airports (and airlines) you can fly out of that don’t utilize the TSA. Oh, and if I ran an airline that flew out of one, I’d feature it in all the advertising.

The “customers” aren’t just the airports after all. The real customer base for this move consists of all of the American people who are fed up with TSA nonsense, and “Big Sis” especially.


2 posted on 11/18/2010 8:01:04 AM PST by Norseman (Term Limits: 8 years is enough!)
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To: chickadee
approved to offer security screening for air travelers

But, what are their security screening methods? If they are required to follow TSA requirements, will they be any better than the Smurf Gestapo?

3 posted on 11/18/2010 8:04:01 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: chickadee

Sanford is a focus airport for low cost carrier Allegiant


Competition will force the major airlines to do likewise.

If Orlando traffic chooses Sanford, then the big airlines using Orlando International will be forced dump TSA, as well.

This could be another major body slam for Obama’s storm troopers.


4 posted on 11/18/2010 8:06:15 AM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: chickadee

Is the TSA uproar a diversion for DREAM Act? Not letting a “good crisis” go to waste?


5 posted on 11/18/2010 8:09:26 AM PST by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: chickadee

And the new company, quite possibly unionized, will be bound to follow TSA procedures.

Better to push the new congress to make funding contingent on adopting some common sense procedures, including profiling.


6 posted on 11/18/2010 8:11:27 AM PST by jazminerose (o)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I don’t think the body scanners are mandatory everywhere or most airports would have to close down for lack of them.


7 posted on 11/18/2010 8:12:13 AM PST by chickadee
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To: Norseman

Good idea. The Rockford IL airport has been able to compete effectively against O’Hare by touting it’s free parking and less hassle for family vacation flights to places like Orlando.

But I’m still waiting for the first major airport to “fire TSA”. Suspect there’s more involved than we’re reading in these news snippets.


8 posted on 11/18/2010 8:14:06 AM PST by bigbob
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To: chickadee

Pictured above is an excellent alternative to the TSA Pat Downs and Death by Xray at airports.

Outside every airport terminal, place hundreds of these new bomb/IED proof booths. Notice there is even a unit to accommodate people in wheel chairs.

All passengers must enter one of these booths. If they are carrying an explosive, the booths will detonate the explosives after the terrorists enters the booth and the doors slam shut.

This will eliminate any bs about profiling as everyone with a ticket will have to pass.

After each terrorist is sent to hell, an automatic washdown and wet/dry vacuuming is done to ready the booth for the next passenger.

Female terrorists can remain in their Burkas until the divine moment, and Islamofascist terrorists will not have to run crying to CAIR and our AG to complain about profiling and racism.

9 posted on 11/18/2010 8:15:33 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: chickadee

I was more considering the body searches.


10 posted on 11/18/2010 8:16:38 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: chickadee

11 posted on 11/18/2010 8:17:30 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: chickadee

http://www.zug.com/live?func=view_thread&thread_id=68619

Shakes on a Plane

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“My question was this: are the security checks really any more effective? To find out, I decided to re-enact the classic scene from the 1984 movie This is Spinal Tap, where bassist Derek Smalls puts a foil-lined cucumber down his pants, which is picked up by the security wand. Only I decided to go one better, by putting a buzzing vibrator down my pants.”

“You know I was sweating cheeseburgers as I waited for the guy to return. We stood there awkwardly, while my crotch hummed a one-note tune. It was a muffled drone, like someone using a weed wacker in a neighboring township.”

http://www.zug.com/live/74827/Undressing-at-Airport-Security.html

Salad Dressing In The Pants

“Calmly, I reached down into that unstable barrel of atomic liquid and grabbed my salad dressing. Then I calmly boarded the moving walkway, and stuffed the salad dressing down my pants. The TSA lets you keep things there, apparently.”

FLASHBACK: Penn Jillette Calls Cops on Groping TSA Agent 11/13/02
http://www.pennandteller.com/03/coolstuff/penniphile/roadpennfederalvip.html


12 posted on 11/18/2010 8:19:47 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: chickadee

Somewhere in a cave in Pakistan, Osama Bin Laden is praising Allah for Obama being president. Osama couldn’t have a better ally in the USA.


13 posted on 11/18/2010 8:20:54 AM PST by realcleanguy
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To: Grampa Dave

My, but these booths look a lot like port-o-potties.

More seriously, the Israelis use this kind of “booth” for luggage, I believe.


14 posted on 11/18/2010 8:27:59 AM PST by chickadee
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To: Grampa Dave

I like it. How does it detonate the explosives?


15 posted on 11/18/2010 8:29:15 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

The TSA is always trying to prevent the last terrorist attack instead of looking forward. The terrorists now seem to be concentrating on mail or cargo bombs. How will body scans or gropes stop that?

In this age of computers and high tech security, an entirely different approach should have been implemented long ago. 99%+ of air passengers are just who they say they are. A process to vet travelers should have been designed and implemented. Use a retinal scan to allow those cleared to move through quickly.

If the U. S. government was actually serious about this, it would have gone to the experts (Israelis) at the beginning to set up a workable and effective process.


16 posted on 11/18/2010 8:35:00 AM PST by chickadee
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To: joanie

ping


17 posted on 11/18/2010 8:36:56 AM PST by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: Mike Evers

fyi..


18 posted on 11/18/2010 8:41:29 AM PST by presently no screen name ("Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down.." Mark 7:13)
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To: chickadee

That’s great for places that have more than one airport. If I were a terrorist, that list would tell me which airport to test, just to mess with the American public.


19 posted on 11/18/2010 8:44:14 AM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: chickadee

I routinely fly from Norfolk VA to Japan, via Dulles, and back. I have been patted down only twice, that was in Norfolk, and have never seen a scanner anywhere.


20 posted on 11/18/2010 8:46:59 AM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: chickadee

It is. It would be a great way to assasinate someone you didn’t like though.


21 posted on 11/18/2010 8:49:29 AM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: rockrr

Probably when you flush or get a paper towel.


22 posted on 11/18/2010 8:50:17 AM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: stuartcr

I was wondering about the efficacy of not having American airlines fly to trouble countries (Yemen, Pakistan, Saudi etc) - let those countries’ airlines move people back and forth.


23 posted on 11/18/2010 8:51:34 AM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee
Entrance at SFB airport


24 posted on 11/18/2010 8:53:35 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Defund National Peoples Radio!! Democrats are for free speech. Just not for you.)
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To: chickadee

Foreign airlines are usually more expensive.


25 posted on 11/18/2010 9:00:02 AM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: basil; txhurl; wolfcreek; DrewsDad; lormand

Turn on the KLBJ T & D show. They have a former terrorist on live!


26 posted on 11/18/2010 9:01:05 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (De fund the TSA.)
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To: chickadee

“The TSA is always trying to prevent the last terrorist attack instead of looking forward.”

Exactly. And how many games are won by playing defense only?


27 posted on 11/18/2010 9:06:34 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: stuartcr

*** Foreign airlines are usually more expensive. ***

I don’t care. I’m sure most Americans wouldn’t care. People who want to travel to those countries should bear the cost of screening out terrorists.


28 posted on 11/18/2010 9:07:27 AM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee

Business and govt travelers care a lot. Many times, they are not allowed to use foreign carriers.


29 posted on 11/18/2010 9:09:15 AM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: chickadee
"Can we have a drink first?".....
30 posted on 11/18/2010 9:11:09 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: chickadee

Israel has probably the most expert transportation screening processes in the world.

Unfortunately, to duplicate it on an American scale would not only require “TSA” people with far superior “security” skills than we now either hire or train for, and more layers of security with somewhat different “level” at each layer but the whole thing would come with a price-tag that tax-adverse Americans would not want to see spent.

The major difference between the Israeli and U.S. transportation security processes: the U.S. is working to “detect the bomb”, the Israelis work to “detect the bomber”.

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/744199-—israelification-high-security-little-bother


31 posted on 11/18/2010 9:18:45 AM PST by Wuli (T)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Thanks! Will do it right now!


32 posted on 11/18/2010 9:28:04 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: basil

It’s too late, but read my reply here.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2629308/posts?page=16#16


33 posted on 11/18/2010 9:33:16 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (De fund the TSA.)
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To: Norseman

Right on.


34 posted on 11/18/2010 9:58:57 AM PST by onona (dbada)
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To: rockrr; Squantos

“I like it. How does it detonate the explosives?”

You will have to ask Squantos, and his price for his answer might be steep. (Check his home page)


35 posted on 11/18/2010 11:11:12 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Arrowhead1952; basil

http://www.shoebat.com/

Telling the truth about Islam and terrorism.


36 posted on 11/18/2010 1:04:54 PM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Wuli

I think also, terrorists just do not fly El-Al much.


37 posted on 11/18/2010 3:52:55 PM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: Grampa Dave

We have to have secrets....must have to counter this threat.

Hope yer well friend....hope ya get a grin off my home page.

Stay safe...


38 posted on 11/18/2010 4:43:08 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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