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TSA screenings aren't just for airports anymore
L.A. Times ^ | 12/26/11 | By Brian Bennett, Washington Bureau

Posted on 12/26/2011 6:24:33 PM PST by Nachum

Reporting from Charlotte, N.C.— Rick Vetter was rushing to board the Amtrak train in Charlotte, N.C., on a recent Sunday afternoon when a canine officer suddenly blocked the way.

Three federal air marshals in bulletproof vests and two officers trained to spot suspicious behavior watched closely as Seiko, a German shepherd, nosed Vetter's trousers for chemical traces of a bomb. Radiation detectors carried by the marshals scanned the 57-year-old lawyer for concealed nuclear materials.

When Seiko indicated a scent, his handler, Julian Swaringen, asked Vetter whether he had pets at home in Garner, N.C. Two mutts, Vetter replied. "You can go ahead," Swaringen said.

The Transportation Security Administration isn't just in airports anymore. TSA teams are increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and other mass transit locations around the country.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: airports; boycottairlines; northcarolina; policestate; rape; screenings; stripsearch; tsa
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Roving security teams increasingly visit train stations, subways and other mass transit sites to deter terrorism. Critics say it's largely political theater.

Your papers, please

1 posted on 12/26/2011 6:24:38 PM PST by Nachum
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To: GeronL

Ping.


2 posted on 12/26/2011 6:25:46 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


3 posted on 12/26/2011 6:27:33 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

The bulletproof vests have replaced the Black Leather Overcoats.


4 posted on 12/26/2011 6:28:41 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Nachum

they makin houscalls now ?


5 posted on 12/26/2011 6:29:21 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (Ignorance is no excuse.)
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To: Nachum

6 posted on 12/26/2011 6:30:54 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Nachum
Your papers, please

They still say "please"...for now.

7 posted on 12/26/2011 6:30:58 PM PST by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: Nachum

That whole TSA crew in royal blue reminds me of the junior varsity teams in high school. The varsity CBP officers at the airport put those bumbling amateurs to shame. Those CBP guys/gals know their business.


8 posted on 12/26/2011 6:35:59 PM PST by lodi90
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To: Nachum
The Transportation Security Administration isn't just in airports anymore. TSA teams are increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and other mass transit locations around the country.

Now, that's great.
I'll feel a lot safer when they start profiling, specially middle eastern types.

9 posted on 12/26/2011 6:36:12 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Nachum

Most politicians are complicit with this. Most voters are too dumbed-down to care.


10 posted on 12/26/2011 6:37:30 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: Nachum

11 posted on 12/26/2011 6:38:46 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: Nachum

I’m not in favor of political theater, but I have a hard time understanding the opposition that frequently appears on this board to the very idea that there have to be searches of luggage and passengers on public transportation, especially airplanes. It is necessary. It’s necessary, of course, because of Islamist terrorism. But it is necessary, and it seems silly or worse to blame the gubmint for that need. And I yield to no-one in my lack of respect for the current occupant of the White House.
I heard a while ago someone say that the only thing the Arab world has contributed to modern civilization is the metal detector. Seems about right to me. But that’s where the blame lies, not with the TSA.


12 posted on 12/26/2011 6:42:08 PM PST by JOHN ADAMS
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To: the invisib1e hand

Give it time for “house calls.” Amerika is a police state. Cameras everywhere. The 4th Amendment rendered meaningless. Its time for Revolution.


13 posted on 12/26/2011 6:42:13 PM PST by Astronaut
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To: Army Air Corps

hard to believe its happening in this country. we are so well you know... WASS


14 posted on 12/26/2011 6:45:50 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Nachum

Lots of suspicious behavior...

...at the border. Any of these guys there?


15 posted on 12/26/2011 6:46:11 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: JOHN ADAMS

How long have you worked for the TSA?


16 posted on 12/26/2011 6:47:32 PM PST by sport
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To: Nachum

as long as we are wiling to accept this treatment they will continue moving forward!


17 posted on 12/26/2011 6:49:20 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: JOHN ADAMS
It’s necessary, of course, because of Islamist terrorism. But it is necessary, and it seems silly or worse to blame the gubmint for that need.

The gubmint brought over Islamists intentionally and knowing full well that this would create an excuse for Police State in the minds of people like you. The government continues to flood us with Islamists to further its goal of Police State.

18 posted on 12/26/2011 6:49:24 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: All

Where is the ACLU on this??


19 posted on 12/26/2011 6:50:06 PM PST by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS...)
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To: Nachum

I was in Union Station in Chicago last week and there was a TSA guy with a dog (a mutt) wearing a “Do Not Pet” vest walking around sniffing for bombs. The dog was wagging his tail and having the time of his life.


20 posted on 12/26/2011 6:51:07 PM PST by Krankor ( spare time.)
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To: JOHN ADAMS
I’m not in favor of political theater, but I have a hard time understanding the opposition that frequently appears on this board to the very idea that there have to be searches of luggage and passengers on public transportation, especially airplanes. It is necessary. It’s necessary, of course, because of Islamist terrorism. But it is necessary, and it seems silly or worse to blame the gubmint for that need.

Airports are one thing. But randomly searching train stations, football games, and highway truck stops is a ridiculous waste of time because they are so infrequent that the odds of a terrorist being there when one of these checks happening is much less than everyone in America being hit by a bolt of lightning at the same time.

The only reason for these VIPR raids is to prepare Americans for living in a Soviet Style police state and those that are implementing these VIPR teams are traitors and should be tried for that crime.

Soon they will be having roadblocks and searching cars individually, which is clearly unconstitutional, but ok because it is in the name of terrorism.
21 posted on 12/26/2011 6:52:19 PM PST by microgood
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To: Nachum

On the one hand it burns me....on the other with the rise of Islam, Latinos from Mexico, Central and South America and all they bring...this may become common place in the near future. With American administrations unable to cope with a free society, free economy and the push from Marxists/Socialists/Communists to “equalize” everything you’ll be seeing security on every corner even gated communities for lower class citizens to keep out the destitute....


22 posted on 12/26/2011 6:52:45 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Nachum
TSA teams are increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and other mass transit locations around the country.

Unless the owners of the train line or station, the owners of the subways, ferry terminals and other mass transit locations have hired or have asked for TSA to do this, they are in violation of the 4th Amendment and will be getting some surly behavior from some people I'm sure.

23 posted on 12/26/2011 6:53:02 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Some folks need an education...don't give up or we'll lose the Nation - Grand Funk Railroad)
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To: JOHN ADAMS

The TSA is a first rate joke. It’s unionized, it protects the idiots it employs and does exactly nada to “secure” us. The problem lies with our Government and the PC bullshit that says islam is NOT the problem, and Oh, Look! A bunch of imam’s over there; hey everyone, roll out the red carpet for them!! When we get to the business of hurting feelings BECAUSE their damn “religion” is a hoax and perpetrates nothing but oppression and calling it as such is the day we can stop bitching about half-wits encroaching further and further into our lives. Our Government is to blame, liberals are to blame, communists in this country are to blame. The TSA is to blame for not telling congress it needs to profile (but then again, the TSA is over-run with hand-picked leftists already)


24 posted on 12/26/2011 6:55:01 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: JOHN ADAMS
It is necessary. It’s necessary, of course, because of Islamist terrorism.

The objections arise because they are not profiling or looking for Islamists. They seem to be going out of their way to NOT do so.

If they were actively profiling it would be different.

25 posted on 12/26/2011 6:55:48 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Some folks need an education...don't give up or we'll lose the Nation - Grand Funk Railroad)
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To: JOHN ADAMS
It’s necessary, of course, because of Islamist terrorism.

It's also necessary because our government chooses not to control the borders, run a sane immigration system, and not punish immigration violators severely enough to discourage them. The policy is like leaving open sores without disinfecting and bandaging and simultaneously treating with antibiotics.

26 posted on 12/26/2011 6:55:50 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Nachum

Ping


27 posted on 12/26/2011 6:55:56 PM PST by Docs Galore
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To: Nachum

Sounds like the democrats and this administration is “training” the American public in the ways of Hitler’s Germany and the Kremlins frisking and identification papers to be submissive to personal invasion. Next they may being “invading” our homes for countraband and other outlawed materials to “their”, government.


28 posted on 12/26/2011 6:57:11 PM PST by tillacum
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To: KevinDavis
Where is the ACLU on this??

Rhetorical question I assume.

The ACLU is essentially a communist organization. In the big picture, as long as it is their side running government terrorism, they are all for it.

Which is typical of the left. They admire police states.

29 posted on 12/26/2011 7:00:59 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Remember when George Bush brought over a bunch of Iraqis after Iraqi I? These arabs, plus new comers and old moles are now in charge of Detroit and other places where mosques rule what the arab/muslims think and do.


30 posted on 12/26/2011 7:02:11 PM PST by tillacum
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To: Nachum

“Seiko, a German shepherd” I get it. He’s a watch dog.
When he chases his tail he’s just winding himself up.


31 posted on 12/26/2011 7:04:33 PM PST by tumblindice (cowboy up)
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"I was in Union Station in Chicago last week and there was a TSA guy with a dog (a mutt) wearing a “Do Not Pet” vest walking around sniffing for bombs. The dog was wagging his tail and having the time of his life.:

Who was wearing the vest? the dog or the TSA dude?

I wonder how much the dude is being paid for walking his dog. I need a job and I do know how to walk a dog and my dog knows how to sniff. He's a German Shepherd.

Who,in this glorious world, would pet a dog attached to someone in uniform? The "Do Not Pet" sign is stupid. There are many illiterates roaming this earth.

Is it okay to give that dog a treat? LOL

32 posted on 12/26/2011 7:06:17 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: ChildOfThe60s; All

It was.. I think they are too busy suing towns over the word Christmas..


33 posted on 12/26/2011 7:12:17 PM PST by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS...)
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To: JOHN ADAMS

Jefferson said, “ Those who will trade liberty for security deserves neither.”

And if I missed the sarcasm I am sorry, or else you are an idiot.


34 posted on 12/26/2011 7:13:11 PM PST by stockpirate (Romney and Ann Coulture are Big Government socialists, just like other republican elites.)
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To: Nachum

Read an realier story from a few days ago on this,

http://www.infowars.com/congress-to-fund-massive-expansion-of-tsa-checkpoints/


35 posted on 12/26/2011 7:15:37 PM PST by stockpirate (Romney and Ann Coulture are Big Government socialists, just like other republican elites.)
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To: KevinDavis; ChildOfThe60s
Where is the ACLU on this??
Not to worry. The ACLU is busy protecting us from Christmas Carolers, Nativity Scenes and the raging Amish who want to destroy us.
36 posted on 12/26/2011 7:15:58 PM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

LOL! The dog was wearing the vest. I’ll be honest with you, the dog was a really cute looking mutt, and looked so happy and his tail was wagging like crazy, I was really tempted to go up and pet him. If it was a German Shepherd or a Doberman or a dog with one of those muzzles over his snout, I would never have thought about it.


37 posted on 12/26/2011 7:17:42 PM PST by Krankor ( spare time.)
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To: JOHN ADAMS

Any more questions?


38 posted on 12/26/2011 7:17:45 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: JOHN ADAMS
But that’s where the blame lies, not with the TSA.

You couldn't be more wrong. The TSA is not tracking Islamic terrorism. It is barely even faking an interest in it. A cheap whore could fake an orgasm better.

The TSA has two missions. The first is to intimidate American citizens. The second, which is not yet [fully] implemented, is to track American citizens; NOT illegals, NOT terrorists.

Next on the agenda is the detention of political dissidents, per the military appropriations bill.

There is nothing "silly" about any of this.

39 posted on 12/26/2011 7:18:06 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Nachum
Two mutts, Vetter replied. "You can go ahead," Swaringen said.

"John has a long mustache" said the traveler. "You're free to go" the security agent replied not realizing that the droids he was looking for had cracked the code.

40 posted on 12/26/2011 7:22:25 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: tillacum

Bush’s Muslim immigrants are used by bush-bots are to justify the Bush-Obama Police State.


41 posted on 12/26/2011 7:28:25 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Why is it so hard for people to see what is happening before our eyes.


42 posted on 12/26/2011 7:30:26 PM PST by winodog
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To: Nachum

Bush-Obama’s fault. Indeed.


43 posted on 12/26/2011 7:30:52 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: Nachum

Brown shirts.

Black shirts.

Now we have blue or is it whits shirts these days.

Story line is the same.

Take your precious bill of rights and wrap the fish in it cause it is meaningless crap. Welcome to the 4th Reich.


44 posted on 12/26/2011 7:42:48 PM PST by gfbtbb (The answer to your question will not be found here.)
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To: stockpirate

>> Jefferson said, “ Those who will trade liberty for security deserves neither.” >>

But it’s even worse than that. With regard to the TSA, we are trading liberty for some kind of bullsh-t false security. We’re not even getting any real security out of the deal.


45 posted on 12/26/2011 7:53:31 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: JOHN ADAMS

“... I have a hard time understanding the opposition that frequently appears on this board...”

How up to date are you on ‘Fast and Furious?’ This is not just a corrupt administration, this is an administration wildly out of control!


46 posted on 12/26/2011 7:56:43 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: microgood
Soon they will be having roadblocks and searching cars individually, which is clearly unconstitutional, but ok because it is in the name of terrorism.

Actually they are. The Border Patrol can set up roadblocks and do random searches within 150 miles of the border. In New England that includes places like I-91 south of White River Junction Vermont. They never really catch any significant numbers of illegal aliens there because Canadians rarely sneak into the USA, and there are an endless supply of back roads and highways between the border and the roadblock. But it is a great place to line up citizens and ask for documentation.

News outlets reported a few years ago that VT Sen. Leahy was stopped at one of the roadblocks and the Border Patrol agent, when asked by the Senator what the legal basis for the roadblock was, pointed to his pistol. Sen Leahy was reportedly not happy.

47 posted on 12/26/2011 8:02:55 PM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: tillacum

“This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.” ~ Plato


48 posted on 12/26/2011 8:17:49 PM PST by NoNAIS (Yet another Government program not needed.)
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To: JOHN ADAMS
If the blame lies within the Arab world, why do we see blue eyed little six years old girls and grandmothers with walkers mauled, humiliated, and terrified. Everyone except the target population, i.e., of Middle Eastern origin. I can pretty much guarantee you that the next airline attack, should there be one, will not involve passengers. Anyone handling baggage is in a position to insert a bomb into a suitcase undetected. But really, isn't it more likely that the next incident will be something new and unexpected?
49 posted on 12/26/2011 8:28:03 PM PST by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: JOHN ADAMS

You are an idiot, or perhaps a TSA employee. Oh, wait—they’re the same thing.


50 posted on 12/26/2011 8:33:07 PM PST by dinodino
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