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TSA 'Viper' team makes appearance in Emeryville (CA)
kgotv ^ | Thursday, January 17, 2013

Posted on 01/18/2013 7:46:54 PM PST by Red Steel

EMERYVILLE, Calif. (KGO) -- People are used to seeing TSA inspectors at airports but on Wednesday, a specialized team made their presence known at the Amtrak station in Emeryville. Train stations are difficult to secure because they're so wide open but on Wednesday, the TSA showed up unannounced to let the public, especially potential troublemakers, know that they are keeping an eye on the rails.

Amtrak passenger Vera Molina said she noticed all the black-clad TSA inspectors right away and it's a presence she appreciates. Asked if she would like to see them more often she said, "I would, can't hurt, just in case you never know." As part of their nationwide "Viper Team" effort, the Transportation Safety Administration put about a dozen agents at the station to see and be seen, although some of the inspectors also work undercover.

"The visible deterrent is making a presence known at the station, getting on the train, talking to passengers, lettings the bad guys know that we're here, and letting the passengers know that we're here

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: amtrack; gestapo; tsa
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1 posted on 01/18/2013 7:46:59 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

This article is pure government propaganda.


2 posted on 01/18/2013 7:49:12 PM PST by Publius ("A centralized government is a centralized evil." -- Gen. John Graham)
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To: Red Steel

I guess the media forgot to tell us about some train bombing or something.


3 posted on 01/18/2013 7:49:22 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Red Steel

“Ver ah yo pepahs?!”


4 posted on 01/18/2013 7:55:10 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Red Steel

It sounds like some adolescent boy makes this crap up. “Duz ther yooniformz gotz SKULLZ??” Barney Fife with an arsenal.


5 posted on 01/18/2013 7:55:30 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: Publius

Yup. Absolute propaganda. The only thing these TSass clowns know is yelling at people to remove their shoes and place their laptops in a plastic bin.


6 posted on 01/18/2013 7:55:42 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Red Steel

Just what bankrupt Amtrak needs. Another reason not to take the train.


7 posted on 01/18/2013 7:55:54 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Red Steel

>> TSA showed up unannounced to let the public, especially potential troublemakers, know that they are keeping an eye on the rails.

I feel safer already, knowing they’re there in Washington.

...because I’m 1700 miles away from them. :-)


8 posted on 01/18/2013 7:56:08 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Red Steel

Next they’ll be walking through the trains picking people at random and saying “your papers, please.” And the irony of it will be lost on almost everyone....


9 posted on 01/18/2013 7:57:04 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Red Steel
Viper Team. American Brown shirts seem to be Black Shirts.

Vera Molina may appreciate their presence, but they scare the living $hit out of me. I have quit flying, not out of fear of a terrorist attack, but out of fear of the government and their jackbooted thugs at airports. Now it looks like rail travel is also out. Now it looks like my only options are drive or take the Bloodhound bus.

10 posted on 01/18/2013 7:57:24 PM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: Nervous Tick; Red Steel

I said Washington, I meant California.

Cut me some slack, the two words sound alike and the spelling is so darn close.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 7:57:49 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Emeryville is in California. It’s the last stop on the California Zephyr which originates in Chicago. It used to be one of America’s great train trips.


12 posted on 01/18/2013 7:59:47 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Red Steel

Obviously they are high capacity automatic assault TSA...


13 posted on 01/18/2013 8:01:16 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Red Steel

None of the comments on East Bay News were positive, all were negative.

“Looking for trouble where non exists,” as one commenter put it.


14 posted on 01/18/2013 8:01:25 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Red Steel
the TSA showed up unannounced to let the public, especially potential troublemakers, know that they are keeping an eye on the rails.

Phewww...I feel so much safer now.

15 posted on 01/18/2013 8:02:23 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Lurker

>> Emeryville is in California.

Yep, just like the article said. What can I say — I learned my reading comprehension skillz in publik skool. :-)


16 posted on 01/18/2013 8:04:05 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Mrs. L and I have ridden that train half a dozen times. You have no idea how this much this article disturbs me.


17 posted on 01/18/2013 8:13:16 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Red Steel

May your chains rest lightly Vera.


18 posted on 01/18/2013 8:15:21 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: Publius

I wondered where the staff of Soviet-era Pravda had gone after the fall of the USSR. I think I have the answer.


19 posted on 01/18/2013 8:15:29 PM PST by CASchack
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To: Red Steel

They have been on the ferries in the Bay Area as well, again, looking for trouble where none exists.


20 posted on 01/18/2013 8:17:41 PM PST by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: Free Vulcan

Actually,I would wish the chains remind Vera and her ilk every moment just how stupid they were to exchange freedom for the “protection” of slavery.


21 posted on 01/18/2013 8:24:57 PM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Red Steel

Unlike airplanes, where the only place you can access them is when they’re parked on the ground, trains (and ferries and tractor-trailers etc) can be attacked anywhere, without needing to buy a ticket or be on board. If the TSA really wanted to protect them, they’d be walking the miles of rail/highway or searching the river/lake/bay bottom instead of pointlessly harassing the passengers.


22 posted on 01/18/2013 8:30:26 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Red Steel

Watch the video. I saw exactly ONE passenger as the thugs were walking through the train.

This is one of the reasons we are $16,000,000,000,000 (is that enough zeroes?) in debt. The government subsidizes a train that no one rides and then they send a dozen “agents” to make sure there is no trouble.

The trouble is that there are NO PASSENGERS you morons!


23 posted on 01/18/2013 8:44:58 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Red Steel

Total BS.

These are angling to unionize. Before you know it they’ll be everywhere and people are gonna get busted up, kids hurt and dogs shot.


24 posted on 01/18/2013 9:25:08 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Nervous Tick

You’re an idiot. /S. LOL

Just messing with you. I figured you to be in the Midwest somewhere.


25 posted on 01/18/2013 9:27:34 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: chris37

chris37 ~:” Obviously they are high capacity automatic assault TSA... “

Dont send them to Mayor Bloomberg in NYC ~ or they’ll be spending the next five years collecting unemployment while sitting in the hoosekow.
Thank Goodness we know that the rails are safe.. /sarc
Hey , if they are there , who’s guarding the Trailways /Greyhound bus station ?


26 posted on 01/18/2013 9:28:28 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Pay attention - the inmates ARE running the asylum!)
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To: Publius

Consider the source - abc.com

Enough said !


27 posted on 01/18/2013 9:30:25 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Pay attention - the inmates ARE running the asylum!)
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To: Red Steel

We are ruled by idiots.

Terrorists hijack planes because that is almost the only way you can make the nightly TV news with an airplane.

But who would hijack a train? That would be stupid even beyond what we see in DC.

Explosives set off under a bridge, which is over deep water or a canyon, would be the way to cause big damage to a train.


28 posted on 01/18/2013 9:41:08 PM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: Jonty30

KGO radio is a Marxist Propaganda station shilling for Big Brother.

“Ohh! Yes! I like to see the brown shirts presence all around me....


29 posted on 01/18/2013 9:43:51 PM PST by LtKerst
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Either that, or they will be his personal escorts at our expense.

with regard to subways, I’m not sure why the the tracks and loading decks are not fully separated by security fencing.

How many deaths must occur at the loading decks of subways before you take common sense action, Mr. Cumo?

How many?


30 posted on 01/18/2013 9:52:02 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Red Steel
Indeed the stupidest fiasco yet. If I was going to create a terror incident using the train, the station is the last place I would use. I would emulate the French resistance and sabotage the rails at a bridgehead or pour sand in the wheelboxes and destroy the bearings a few miles down the road.

Great thing about trains as opposed to planes, is you can blow one up without committing suicide in the process. I guess that escaped the notice of our government einsteins, who seem to assume the terrorist is going to buy a ticket to ride when he doesn't even have to.

31 posted on 01/18/2013 10:14:12 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Red Steel

32 posted on 01/18/2013 10:15:23 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Who the hell is going to blow up a train, for terrorist purposes, when there is only one or two passengers on the entire train?


33 posted on 01/18/2013 10:34:56 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: old curmudgeon
But who would hijack a train? That would be stupid even beyond what we see in DC.

You will take this train to Cuba or else. I demand a million dollars and a hand cart. LOL

34 posted on 01/18/2013 10:50:10 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: neodad

“Just what bankrupt Amtrak needs. Another reason not to take the train.”

Yeah, I decided to try Amtrak from Oakland to Los Angeles last year just to see what it was like. While the train was comfortable, I don’t have TWELVE HOURS in my life to expend getting from the Bay Area to LA! It’s nearly always slow (top speed is limited to 79 mph which is almost never). It has to stop to let every freight train go by because Amtrak “rents” the rails from the freight hauling railroads. It’s just a disgrace that anything could be that bad from the standpoint of getting you from one place to another! I guess the only “plus” is that it’s a boon for minority employment!


35 posted on 01/18/2013 11:19:27 PM PST by vette6387
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Yeah, I decided to try Amtrak from Oakland to Los Angeles last year just to see what it was like. While the train was comfortable, I don’t have TWELVE HOURS in my life to expend getting from the Bay Area to LA!

Oh, you took the "Coast StarLATE"? < grin >

A nice trip, if you have all that time to kill, plus don't mind arriving in Los Angeles at 2:00 a.m.!

36 posted on 01/18/2013 11:23:36 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Red Steel

“The visible deterrent is making a presence known at the station, getting on the train, talking to passengers, lettings the bad guys know that we’re here...”

And the next day you’ll be gone.


37 posted on 01/18/2013 11:27:56 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Publius

no kidding, you’re totally right. oh yeah i love seeing the tsa guys around...


38 posted on 01/19/2013 1:14:28 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Red Steel

My first thought is that they want people to get use to seeing the brown shirts everywhere so when they haul us away in their train cars no one will notice.


39 posted on 01/19/2013 4:15:25 AM PST by snippy_about_it
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To: SatinDoll

“Looking for trouble where non exists,” as one commenter put it.”

They’re actually NOT looking for trouble. They’re looking to intimidate. They must have been accompanied by the local ‘authorities’ as they have no arrest powers. One big happy family of law enforcement.


40 posted on 01/19/2013 5:34:17 AM PST by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: Red Steel

Emeryville: Once the home of Trader Vic’s...


41 posted on 01/19/2013 6:01:46 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Lurker
It’s the last stop on the California Zephyr which originates in Chicago. It used to be one of America’s great train trips.

Still a great way to see the country ... especially portions of the trip that pass thru the Sierra or Rocky Mountains.

42 posted on 01/19/2013 6:20:39 AM PST by BluH2o
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43 posted on 01/19/2013 6:31:27 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Right.

I remember B0 gushing about high speed rail: “...and, no pat-downs!”

I said “Just wait.”


44 posted on 01/19/2013 6:35:54 AM PST by Zuse
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To: Red Steel

Oh dear Lord.

I take commuter trains to work every day, and I always dread the day when I’ll get to my station and see these blue-shirted, barely high-school educated thugs with their stupid VIPER station setup, barking orders to the travelers just trying to get to their destinations.


45 posted on 01/19/2013 7:00:38 AM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: Vendome

>> You’re an idiot.

On a GOOD day. :-)


46 posted on 01/19/2013 7:20:24 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Lurker

>> You have no idea how this much this article disturbs me.

Me too.
Thankfully I don’t travel every week like I used to. Some of it I miss, but not the TSA.


47 posted on 01/19/2013 7:21:43 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Red Steel

Remember:

When seconds count, help is just minutes away.


48 posted on 01/19/2013 7:22:21 AM PST by FatherFig1o155 (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason.)
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To: Red Steel
Day-yum! I thought Vin Suprinowicz' book, The Black Arrow was fiction.

I wonder if the Benjamin air rifles featured in the NRA magazine a while back are quiet enough?
49 posted on 01/19/2013 7:32:55 AM PST by Peet (Alles hat ein Ende nur die Wurst hat zwei. (Monroe in "Grimm"))
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To: Red Steel

I guess the TSA was worried someone might commandeer the train and crash it into a tall building.


50 posted on 01/19/2013 7:35:59 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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