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TSA: Some gov't officials to skip airport security
chron.com ^ | 11/23/10 | The Associated Press

Posted on 11/23/2010 1:20:46 PM PST by Nachum

WASHINGTON — Cabinet secretaries, top congressional leaders and an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials are exempt from toughened new airport screening procedures when they fly commercially with government-sanctioned security details.

New heightened security procedures by the Transportation Security Administration, which require either a scan by a full-body detector or an intimate personal pat-down, have spurred passenger outrage in the lead-up to the Thanksgiving holiday airport crush.

The senior government officials can opt out of such measures if they fly accompanied by government security guards approved by the TSA. The agency would not explain why it makes these exceptions, but many of the exempted government officials have gone through several levels of security clearances, including FBI background checks.

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1 posted on 11/23/2010 1:20:54 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

“Screening” for thee and not for me!


2 posted on 11/23/2010 1:22:06 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: Nachum

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3 posted on 11/23/2010 1:22:40 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Nachum

FUBO!! FUTSA!! FUGOVT!!


4 posted on 11/23/2010 1:22:40 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: Nachum

The King and his servants won’t get screened.....count on it.


5 posted on 11/23/2010 1:22:53 PM PST by RC2
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To: Nachum

Some animals are more equal than others.


6 posted on 11/23/2010 1:23:04 PM PST by vpintheak (Obama sez I'm an enemy and I will be punished. My Savior has overcome the world.)
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To: Nachum

The less often the ruling elites share the privations and discomforts of the common man the closer tyranny comes.


7 posted on 11/23/2010 1:24:27 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Nachum

Cabinet secretaries, top congressional leaders, an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials, commercial pilots, flight attendents, TSA workers, mooslems...


8 posted on 11/23/2010 1:25:07 PM PST by moovova (Don't let Obama spoil the word "hope" for you...)
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To: Nachum

Everyone is equal, but some our more equal than others! LOL. Who DIDN’T expect a double standard? Poor American Sheeple.


9 posted on 11/23/2010 1:25:10 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: Nachum
It's good to be a member of the ruling class.
10 posted on 11/23/2010 1:25:23 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The people who hate Sarah Palin hate her because they know that her Presidency is inevitable.)
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To: Nachum
They may have undergone extensive background checks, but that wouldn't prevent a terrorist from forcing them to carry bomb-making materials secreted on their persons.

Check everyone or check no one.

11 posted on 11/23/2010 1:25:35 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: Nachum

They don’t want anyone to find out what everyone already knows: it’s an essential fact of life as a congressman/senator that he be d1ckless and have no balls.


12 posted on 11/23/2010 1:26:00 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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"but many of the exempted government officials have gone through several levels of security clearances, including FBI background checks."

Except of course Obama ...

13 posted on 11/23/2010 1:26:46 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Don't Read The News You're Uninformed, If You Do Read The News You're Misinformed")
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To: Lurker

Third post! Can’t pull the wool over your eyes.


14 posted on 11/23/2010 1:26:53 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (0bama thought he'd find "common ground" on 0bamaCare because of ROMNEYCARE!)
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To: Nachum
an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials

What Czars are these?

15 posted on 11/23/2010 1:26:54 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: Nachum

Why the American people aren’t rioting over these blatant double standards is beyond me.

We need to be writing to our congress critters and insisting that if the American people are going to be forced to go through this b***s***, government officials must be required to do so as well.

Differing standards for the ordinary populace and for the ruling classes is the very definition of tyranny.


16 posted on 11/23/2010 1:27:01 PM PST by MWS (De duobus malis, minus est semper eligendum. - Thomas รก Kempis)
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To: Nachum

President Obama did not go through any government screening! He has never even shown a Birth Certificate! Why should we believe that OTHER Fed.gov “officials” have gone through any screening?


17 posted on 11/23/2010 1:27:54 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: Nachum

Did the TSA screeners threaten a mass walk-out?? I mean, they gotta draw the line somewhere, as to what they’ll touch....


18 posted on 11/23/2010 1:29:56 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Jim Robinson

Lotsa F words in a lot of recent posts. We got the U. How long before we just make it real with the C and the K?

Then. we can be as passionate and emphatic as the DUmmies and the Kos Kiddies. /s

You put that Facebook “Like” button up. I might consider mashing it, if you would consider getting the language cleaned up.


19 posted on 11/23/2010 1:30:06 PM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: Nachum

Of course the important people don’t need to comply.


20 posted on 11/23/2010 1:31:08 PM PST by Brilliant
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