I know that there are circumstances (such as this lady’s, I presume) that require one travel by air, but in those instances in which it is not necessary, the American public would do itself a favor and starve these b@stards in the airline industry and TSA by finding other means of transportation.
They don’t deserve our money.
They dont deserve our money.
Washington Times (2010): EDITORIAL: TSA comes to your bus stop
The security theater once exclusive to Americas airports is now playing at a local Metro station. Washington's Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) on Thursday announced new search policies developed in conjunction with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). It is important to know that implementation of random bag inspection is not a reaction to any specific threats toward the Metro system, MTPD Chief Michael A. Taborn said in his announcement.
Officials demonstrated the use of a hand-held explosive trace detection unit called the Sabre 4000. Its manufacturer, Smiths Detection, won the contract to supply the devices last year. According to promotional material, the $25,000 unit is capable of detecting various common forms of explosive including PETN, nerve gas such as Sarin, and narcotics including cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. That sounds promising, but as the Government Accountability Office pointed out in a July report, it doesnt detect everything. Details regarding the difficulty these systems face in detecting certain types of explosives were deleted because [the Department of Homeland Security] considered them to be Sensitive Security Information, the report explained.
Forbes (2012): The TSA Is Coming To A Highway Near You
Interestingly enough, as TSA officials like to routinely point out, their agencys acronym stands for Transportation Security Administration, not the Airport Security Administration. This fact has extended the TSAs reach has far beyond the confines of our nations airports. Many of my constituents discovered this first hand this past fall as those familiar blue uniforms and badges appeared on Tennessee highways. In October Tennessee became the first state to conduct a statewide Department of Homeland Security Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) team operation which randomly inspected Tennessee truck drivers and cars.
VIPR teams which count TSOs among their ranks, conduct searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and every other mass transit location around the country. In fact, as the Los Angeles Times has detailed, VIPR teams conducted 9,300 unannounced checkpoints and other search operations in the last year alone. The very thought of federal employees with zero law enforcement training roaming across our nations transportation infrastructure with the hope of randomly thwarting a domestic terrorist attack makes about as much sense as EPA Administrator Lisa Jacksons Environmental Justice tour.
You were saying something about other forms of transportation? (I could post articles about Amtrak and Greyhound, too, if you'd like)
“starve these b@stards in the airline industry and TSA by finding other means of transportation.”
High speed rail? Greyhound bus? I just refuse to travel, but that’s not an option for everyone. Kill off the TSA!
I would drive anywhere, upwards of 48 hours distance, rather than be molested by the TSA.
They're getting none of mine. If I want to visit friends on the east coast, I'll rent a freaking car and drive there. (I'm in SW Colorado)
The scenery will be much nicer and I will be in control.
‘Zackly. The TSA is really just the airlines means of foisting off security liability onto the government/taxpayers.
Seriously. Why do we tolerate this tyranny?
They dont deserve our money
The problem is, not even that will work, because the government will just bail them out with our tax dollars.
I really wish that someone would just start wailing on these guys. Knock them cold out, then stomp on their testicles with steel toed shoes. I'm sick of what the government has become. I very specifically do not say "our" government, because it has become clear to me for years, that they don't give a single damn about us.