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Elderly travelers to get break on searches at Orlando International Airport
Associated Press ^ | 3/14/12 | Staff

Posted on 03/14/2012 2:14:27 PM PDT by ruralvoter

Starting Monday, travelers over age 75 at Orlando International Airport and three others nationwide will get a break at security checkpoints under a test program that could allow them to keep their shoes and light jackets on and skip pat-downs.

The new guidelines announced Wednesday by the Transportation Security Administration are part of an effort to move away from its one-size-fits-all security procedures and speed lower-risk passengers through while focusing on those who may need more scrutiny. Similar changes were made last fall for travelers 12 and younger.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: dhs; florida; furiouso; kickouttsa; orlandoairport; travel; tsa; tsapervs

1 posted on 03/14/2012 2:14:38 PM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter

As much as this would make sense, I’m sure that the Muzzies will exploit this. Profiling is a necessity.


2 posted on 03/14/2012 2:17:54 PM PDT by chopperman
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To: ruralvoter

Kick them out anyway, too little too late.


3 posted on 03/14/2012 2:18:14 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: ruralvoter

The Orlando Sanford International Airport is among the top 30 highest volume airports in the world, and now that congress has said airports can opt out of using TSA screeners, and use private screeners instead, this could result in a stampede by other major airports to escape the TSA.

For its part, the TSA is seeing an increasing number of existential threats to its existence, and so is desperately trying to come up with ways to both justify itself as a huge bureaucracy, as well as silence its critics, by whatever means possible.

Whoever the next Republican president, he needs to come down on the TSA—hard.


4 posted on 03/14/2012 2:18:44 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Raising Public Awareness" means "I'm a scoundrel selling snake oil.")
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To: ruralvoter

Voluptious 25 years olds will not get such a break.


5 posted on 03/14/2012 2:22:38 PM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Here is a link to the article about Sanford International Airport. It is located about 30 minutes north of Orlando International Airport. Sanford is trying to kick out the TSA.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-sanford-airport-tsa-20120313,0,7371145.story

Sanford airport will try again to kick out TSA


6 posted on 03/14/2012 2:23:00 PM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter

My mom will be thrilled.


7 posted on 03/14/2012 2:24:38 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Oh, good Lord. Pat.)
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To: ruralvoter

This under 12 thing is bogus. My grandson gets pulled over every single time he goes through security, he is now 8 and first time he flew he was 18 months.
He can read the signs and this last month asked them why he was being pulled over because he wasn’t 12 yet.
They told him it was random. suuurrreeee


8 posted on 03/14/2012 2:28:14 PM PDT by svcw (CLEAN WATER & Education http://www.longlostsis.com/PI/MayanHelp2012.html)
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To: ruralvoter

Let’s telegraph to the world exactly what our security profiling consists of and who is exempt so the terrorists can exploit it. Who is the genius behind this


9 posted on 03/14/2012 2:29:49 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: ruralvoter

Nonsense. This would require carrying photo ID.


10 posted on 03/14/2012 2:31:32 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ruralvoter

Sometimes, you make an INTERNAL announcement; and for the safety of all - you freakin’ keep it internal. We have just announced that one of the busiest airports in the USA will bypass checking the elderly.

Now, if you are a bloodthirsty jihadi - how do you suppose you are going to get your equipment through security? If you are running drugs, and want your supply to make it through security without a pat-down, what are you going to do?

How about silently make these changes? No need to announce it through AP.


11 posted on 03/14/2012 2:33:48 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks ruralvoter.

If everyone flying were required to carry a gun onto the plane, there would be zero hijacking.

Whoops, make that, zero successful hijacking. ;’)


12 posted on 03/14/2012 2:36:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: ruralvoter

Get rid of the TSA. Until the TSA is gone it won’t natter if they exude the elderly or not. They have failed to stop every threat that got on to a plane, only alert passengers stopped these incidents. All they do is expose people to radiation and grope them for the fun of it.


13 posted on 03/14/2012 2:40:11 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Tax-chick

“My mom will be thrilled.”
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I’m thrilled.


14 posted on 03/14/2012 2:41:30 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Hodar
Sigh...I had both hips replaced, so naturally I set off the alarms and get the royal patdown. Once I was waiting my turn for the TSA Grope and there was a lady my age sitting next to me. I asked her, “knee or hip?” and she said, “knee”. I smirked and said, “we sure look like Butch and Sundance, don't we?”

I understand and tolerate what they do —I lost work colleagues and a friend over at the Pentagon. But still, I don't need someone sticking their hands down my pants —

Pat

15 posted on 03/14/2012 2:50:14 PM PDT by duckbutt (Those who pay no taxes have no check on their appetite for services.)
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To: duckbutt

One thing I’ve learned, is that the decades of conditioning the public has had “just go along with the hijackers” is forever shattered.

They may take a couple passengers, but I fully expect that if something like that were attempted again, the terrorist would be torn apart (literally beaten and ripped to shreds) long before gaining access to the cockpit.


16 posted on 03/14/2012 3:03:49 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: ruralvoter
Where can I get one of those fake Hawaiian Birth Certificates and save time at the airport?
17 posted on 03/14/2012 3:12:37 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: ruralvoter
Guess these suspected terrorists will escape scrutiny! /sarc


18 posted on 03/14/2012 3:25:08 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: ruralvoter
"What's this tucked into your pants?"
"My boobs...
19 posted on 03/14/2012 3:27:35 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: ruralvoter

...unless they are white. The swarthy types will continue to be waived through.


20 posted on 03/14/2012 3:28:28 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Mears

My parents live in “The Villages,” and Orlando is their airport. I was going to drive down there (from Charlotte, NC) in May, but she told me to fly and is buying the ticket, so now I’ll have to deal with TSA for the first time in over three years, packing a 4-month-old baby. Unnngh.

Driving would have been better, but it’s true there’s nothing for my 15-year-old son, who would have been the co-driver, to do there while I hang out with my dad in the last months he’ll recognize me.


21 posted on 03/14/2012 3:33:06 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Oh, good Lord. Pat.)
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To: Tax-chick

So sorry about your Dad.

It is something people my age see far too often,and dread.

Have a wonderful trip,


22 posted on 03/14/2012 5:27:35 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: dead
"What's this tucked into your pants?"
"My boobs...

Sick, but I'm still laughing 5 minutes later! One more thing that the TSA gropers look forward to experiencing...

23 posted on 03/14/2012 6:00:40 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: ruralvoter

TSA to be Evicted from Major U.S. Airport
Filed under
Constitution, Government, National Security

One of America’s busiest airports, Orlando Sanford International, has announced it will opt out of using TSA workers to screen passengers, a move which threatens the highly unpopular federal agency’s role in other airports across the nation.

“The president of the airport said Tuesday that he would apply again to use private operators to screen passengers, using federal standards and oversight,” reports the Miami Herald.

With Sanford International having originally been prevented by the TSA from opting out back in November 2010 when the federal agency froze the ability for airports to use their own private screeners,a law passed by the Senate last month forces the TSA to reconsider applications.

http://visiontoamerica.org/8709/tsa-to-be-evicted-from-major-u-s-airport/


24 posted on 03/16/2012 4:27:50 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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