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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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To: Nachum
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.

In other words, the CROOKS will be exempted.

101 posted on 11/23/2010 3:56:12 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Early in the Steve Martin Movie “The Jerk” there is a great scene involving Shinola and what one finds in the cow lot. His Daddy points out the difference. The kid “gets it” then steps right into the middle of the (not Shinola)


102 posted on 11/23/2010 3:57:14 PM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: US Navy Vet
“Screening” for thee and not for me!

Beat me to it by about 2-1/2 hours. My excuse: I was at work! :)

103 posted on 11/23/2010 3:57:46 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: The Comedian

The King’s men: eat gruel and shut up you peasant.


104 posted on 11/23/2010 4:10:54 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Liz

SICK, SICK, SICK !!!!

Damn Daschles — he and they were always
going to be gifted, after he despicably
and arrogantly lied about his taxes ..
the sob.

She’s always had her hand in OUR MONEY
lobbying.

I hope these people enjoy the Hereafter ..not
gonna be purty.


105 posted on 11/23/2010 4:11:04 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: unixfox

The crooks in this case are the real terrorists. We’ve been terrorized by the Reid/Pelosi congress like never before.

Our Liberty is never more in jeopardy than when the congress is in session.


106 posted on 11/23/2010 4:13:50 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

NO patriotism showing there.


107 posted on 11/23/2010 4:22:53 PM PST by presently no screen name ("Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down.." Mark 7:13)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

Have you just woke up?


108 posted on 11/23/2010 4:23:50 PM PST by presently no screen name ("Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down.." Mark 7:13)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
Cabinet secretaries, top congressional leaders and an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials are exempt
...along with Moslems. Thanks Nachum.


109 posted on 11/23/2010 4:29:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: bushwon

Next week Obama is going to North Korea to give the Pyongyang Address. The last line is going to be: “ . . . this nation shall have a new birth of oppression - and that government of the bureaucrat, by the bureaucrat, and for the bureaucrat, shall not long perish from this earth.” /s


110 posted on 11/23/2010 4:30:36 PM PST by rockvillem
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To: don-o; Jim Robinson

Oh please, stop w/the self righteous attitude. You are offended by the letters FU? Actions are more powerful than words, and that is exactly what this administration is DOING TO YOU! So have yourself a feel up and that dirt will stay with you forever. Or will you bless those evil b*stards?


111 posted on 11/23/2010 4:36:26 PM PST by presently no screen name ("Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down.." Mark 7:13)
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To: presently no screen name; don-o

Imho, you are missing the point.


112 posted on 11/23/2010 4:39:13 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: presently no screen name; Jim Robinson
Or will you bless those evil b*stards?

Bustard noun a large, heavily built, swift running bird found in open country in the old world. The males of must bustards have a spectacular courtship display.

ORIGIN: late 15th cent.: perhaps an Anglo-Norman French blend of Old French bistarde and oustarde, both from Latin avis tarda ‘slow bird’ : the name is unexplained, as the bustards are fast runners.

113 posted on 11/23/2010 4:45:15 PM PST by RetroSexual
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To: presently no screen name
Profanity: How small minds try to speak with strength?
114 posted on 11/23/2010 4:51:53 PM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: don-o

Profanity - by words or deeds.

Take your pick - actually you DON’T get to pick!

Since you are so offended by words NOW deeds have been thrust upon you. Live with your feel up for the rest of your life and you’ll see where your mind takes you with that one.

I could see you correcting Jesus when he said, ‘you vipers’!


115 posted on 11/23/2010 5:02:29 PM PST by presently no screen name ("Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down.." Mark 7:13)
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To: Nachum

Some pigs are more equal that others.


116 posted on 11/23/2010 5:14:14 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff!)
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To: presently no screen name

Why are you getting so angry at my simple request that we conservatives make our arguments in standard English, without profanity?

Does Mark Steyn rely on profanity? Ann Coulter. Did Reagan? Ever read any William Buckley?

Let’s emulate the best - not the DUmmies / Kos Kiddies.


117 posted on 11/23/2010 5:15:45 PM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: Jim Robinson
I actually thought FUBO meant "Fascism Under Barack Obama."

Then again, I first thought it meant "Fouled Up Beyond Obvious"...

118 posted on 11/23/2010 5:23:53 PM PST by danielmryan
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To: don-o
Why are you getting so angry at my simple request that we conservatives make our arguments

Angry? Why do you see what I say as angry and your's is 'simply' and blessed. Does "get in line for your feel up" offend you - surely those are 'righteous words'.

Let’s emulate the best

So know you want to control what YOU think others should do. That's liberalism/communism. Conservatives KNOW how to act - and if it's not 'religious' enough for you - seems you will have to change or live with it.

And when you post BEST - Where is SARAH?

GO SARAH!! you betcha!
119 posted on 11/23/2010 5:29:51 PM PST by presently no screen name ("Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down.." Mark 7:13)
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To: danielmryan

All kidding aside, it simply means FReep You Barack Obama!! Can’t help it if freep is a four letter word. Same with effing this and effing that. It means FReep this!


120 posted on 11/23/2010 5:30:18 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: RetroSexual
as the bustards are fast runners.

like in least than 2 yrs we will own Americans, rob them of their money, their country, their minds and their bodies?
121 posted on 11/23/2010 5:35:12 PM PST by presently no screen name ("Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down.." Mark 7:13)
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To: RetroSexual

least = LESS


122 posted on 11/23/2010 5:37:41 PM PST by presently no screen name ("Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down.." Mark 7:13)
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To: presently no screen name
So know you want to control what YOU think others should do.

So suggesting we strive for excellence in language is seen by you as a desire to control? Grow up a little before you post any more.

123 posted on 11/23/2010 5:40:18 PM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: trisham

Everyone has an ‘opinion’ - a dime a dozen; thus null and void.


124 posted on 11/23/2010 5:40:33 PM PST by presently no screen name ("Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down.." Mark 7:13)
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To: don-o
suggesting we strive .... as a desire to control?

When YOU suggest that WE.. YES, it is a desire to control.

Grow up a little before you post any more

IOW, you can't handle being told what to do - but have NO problem telling others. Are you mature enough to see that?

Your intimidation tactic doesn't work - liberals use it all the time and it's worn out.
125 posted on 11/23/2010 5:46:52 PM PST by presently no screen name ("Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down.." Mark 7:13)
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To: Nachum
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.

I have a concealed carry permit from the State of New York, which means that I have gone through several levels of security screening from the local county sheriff, NYS Troopers, ATF, and FBI. I guess that means I can bypass TSA security also.

126 posted on 11/23/2010 5:51:49 PM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Nachum
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.

I have a concealed carry permit from the State of New York, which means that I have gone through several levels of security screening from the local county sheriff, NYS Troopers, ATF, and FBI. I guess that means I can bypass TSA security also.

127 posted on 11/23/2010 5:51:54 PM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: presently no screen name

Never mind.


128 posted on 11/23/2010 6:02:07 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Nachum

It’s always interesting to watch uniformed military personnel being searched at the TSA stations. It’s almost as if we’ve reached the point where common sense doesn’t apply.


129 posted on 11/23/2010 6:11:39 PM PST by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: Nachum

Animal Farm 2010


130 posted on 11/23/2010 6:21:09 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Nachum

I request a waiver.


131 posted on 11/23/2010 6:32:55 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Nachum

freedom is dead.

The last best chance for mankind is gone.


132 posted on 11/23/2010 7:34:38 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Nachum
I fly quite often and I'm still somewhat perplexed by the issue.. it just doesn't seem like a big deal to me. The groping of kids, grandfolks and nuns is ridiculous though. It shows how impotent Barack Obama is in actually doing his constitutional duty as president instead of trying to control more and more of our lives...


133 posted on 11/23/2010 7:38:08 PM PST by SooperMexican
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To: TexasFreeper2009
freedom is dead.

The last best chance for mankind is gone.

Nah.

I'm still alive.

And armed.

And not alone.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

134 posted on 11/23/2010 7:48:04 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: achilles2000
Groping is just for the peons.

Are those near the cojones? I never really studied anatomy.

135 posted on 11/23/2010 8:19:30 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (If not for the double standard, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: achilles2000

Its just for suburban Christian peons, not Muslims who object to being touched or X rayed nude.


136 posted on 11/23/2010 8:20:48 PM PST by omega4179 (Quem deus vult perdere, dementat prius)
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To: Nachum
"Hey, let's not be hasty. I am all for the enhanced pat downs"




137 posted on 11/23/2010 8:24:34 PM PST by F. dAnconia (We say: "It is, therefore, I want it. They say: "I want it, therefore it is")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

We deserve this if we comply. We deserve it.

If you knew that this was a final test before totalitarianism was to be instituted in our country, and it depended whether or not you are willing to be physically degraded to do something you want to do, would you comply and fly? What if it is a final test?

Boycott flying now.


138 posted on 11/23/2010 8:39:12 PM PST by RitaOK
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To: Nachum

As far as shirts go, blue is the new brown.


139 posted on 11/23/2010 8:49:11 PM PST by SoCalConstitutionalist
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To: Nachum

And our overlords begin to assert themselves.

Thank you for not caring. :)


140 posted on 11/23/2010 9:36:17 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Nachum

I’m about type something I never thought I would....

I think Obama, Napolitano and the gubmint knows something we don’t. They must have some intelligence (in the CIA sort of way not common sense) of an imminent attempted attack.

They can’t be this stupid and out of touch.

Then again, maybe they are. I dunno. Just reading between the lines, that’s my feeling.


141 posted on 11/23/2010 9:47:24 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Beware of the Socialist Government-Academia Grant Junkie-Rich "non-profit"-Liberal Media Complex)
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That should read...to type.


142 posted on 11/23/2010 9:51:30 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Beware of the Socialist Government-Academia Grant Junkie-Rich "non-profit"-Liberal Media Complex)
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To: SooperMexican; darkwing104; 50mm

Welcome to FR.

“I fly quite often and I’m still somewhat perplexed by the issue.. it just doesn’t seem like a big deal to me”

They’re COUNTING on people with an attitude like yours to further restrict our freedoms. If the molestation of children and adults alike, or performing backscatter X-Ray EXPERIMENTS on American Citizens is no “big deal” to you, what WOULD be a “big deal”, praytell???


143 posted on 11/23/2010 9:55:10 PM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: Nachum

The last I flew was six weeks ago to San Diego and I’m scheduled to fly in two weeks. I have a big project starting the first of the year which will cause me flying at least two weeks a month.

I got an artificial hip last year and I purposely have been avoiding flying even before this increased screening as I thought it was a PITA anyway. I don’t know how I’m going to handle this new procedure.

Maybe you will see me in the news!


144 posted on 11/24/2010 4:07:24 AM PST by mmanager
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To: Nachum
We need to permanently etch the face of Obama and Napolitano on this unconstitutional abuse of American citizens. It's not a TSA pat down; it's an "Obama Frisk" or a "Napolitano Grope".

We need to make them own this right on up until election day for 2012. what they're doing is this century's equivalent of loading a group of people up in a rail car or a camp yard and stripping and sorting them. It's just done with technology and bullying, but the effect is the same.

The public needs to be scathingly seething when they walk into that voting booth.

145 posted on 11/24/2010 7:42:54 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: mmanager

I think that the TSA employees know there is a spotlight on them. I would tell them in advance that there is metal in your body though. Matter of fact, it might be an idea to look at their website and see if there is someone to ask before you walk through their scanners.

If you wanted to be really careful, I would see if a friend or relative would record your walk through. Might be useful later. :)


146 posted on 11/24/2010 7:53:00 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum; All

We are truly living in George Orwell’s 1984, where some are more equal than others.

Millions of citizens cannot carry a gun for basic self-defense.....our “leaders” get 24/7 armed protection.

We must submit to obamacare.....our “leaders” get their own healthcare system.

We must submit to groping to get onto a plane.....our “leaders” bypass this.

How long before people rise up to this “Master and Slave” system and say no more?


147 posted on 11/24/2010 8:32:02 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Nachum

MSNBC says anyone opposed to the pat-downs and strip searches is a racist. (video)

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/msnbc-schultz%E2%80%99s-tsa-junkgate-just-excuse-for-black-president-hating-right-to-promote-racial-profiling/

Opposition to strip-searching 10 year olds is a vast conspiracy.

http://www.thenation.com/article/156647/tsastroturf-washington-lobbyists-and-koch-funded-libertarians-behind-tsa-scandal


148 posted on 11/24/2010 8:51:45 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
It is not raysist to reserve ones Constitutional rights, thank you very much.

4th , 9th, and 10th amendments.

149 posted on 11/24/2010 8:57:07 AM PST by de.rm (Bang, bang, . . bang. Shhh=Bush, the elder, E. Howard Hunt, LBJ, Mrs, Edgar Hoover)
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To: US Navy Vet

They should screen BHO. They’d find his koran.


150 posted on 11/24/2010 9:21:42 AM PST by Astroman2
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