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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
"...many of the exempted government officials have gone through several levels of security clearances, including FBI background checks."

Many, huh? Well, "many" non-government officials and non officials have too, but they won't be allowed to opt out.

"Many" is like Brian Williams tacking "but come say" as a lead in to the currently approved government talking points of the day. It's another weasle word to give the impression of a majority without there actually being a majority.

151 posted on 11/24/2010 9:24:17 AM PST by cake_crumb (Why do we call them "pat downs" when they're obviously "feel ups"?)
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To: Nachum

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2010/11/several-federal-lawmakers-invested.html


152 posted on 11/24/2010 10:06:31 AM PST by Dragonfly
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To: Jim Robinson

Kinda like “VENI VIDI VICI” but more hip and today. I like it.


153 posted on 11/24/2010 10:34:58 AM PST by SlayerOfBunnies (An Indian friend of mine wishes to remind everyone... Indians <> muslims)
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To: Liz

“you can’t professionalize if you don’t federalize”-Tom Daschle

http://abcnews.go.com/2020/GiveMeABreak/story?id=123823&page=1


154 posted on 11/24/2010 11:04:58 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Nachum

Profiling!!!


155 posted on 11/24/2010 1:30:10 PM PST by ROTB (Without a Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia during armed revolt.)
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To: Dragonfly

Call me cynical but I see the whole enchilada as being about profiteers and profiting, which is normally fine, except it is being done on the backs of our FREEDOMS, our taxes and enabled through corruption and cronyism of politicians.

Follow the money as they say.

If those with political connections and privilege had to go through this bs there would be a rebellion by the same power brokers and it would bring down the charade. Instead they waltz past with immunity (or is it impunity) as we the sheeple minions are subjected to the same degradations as beef going to the stockyards. They also bypass security by flying on private Learjets that could just as easily be used as a terrorist weapon.

Nothing works more effectively than a good groping and strip search via irradiation by a uniformed agent to put you in your place in society, at the bottom of the barrel.


156 posted on 11/24/2010 2:24:41 PM PST by apoliticalone
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To: Nachum

You can’t expect the Politburo to have to be screened! There here to save us from our selves.


157 posted on 11/24/2010 3:15:44 PM PST by FTJM
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bttt


158 posted on 11/24/2010 8:34:20 PM PST by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: potlatch

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TSA employee Atlanta:

Kidnapping & Rape:

http://lagrangenews.com/view/full_story/10413596/article-BREAKING-NEWS—TSA-employee-accused-of-kidnap—assault?instance=secondary_news_left_column


159 posted on 11/24/2010 8:50:53 PM PST by devolve
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To: devolve
Drudge has about 20 articles about TSA, and a really funny photo of what a guy has written on his back. Bet there will be more of that, lol.

I haven't read through the thread but there are a lot of conspiracy theories out there about the purpose of all this. Like, “once they get people in a plane they can transport them where ever they want”, etc.

And, of course, the talk of expanding this to other types of transportation, buses, ships, etc. Are they pushing for the big CRISIS?

160 posted on 11/24/2010 9:06:07 PM PST by potlatch ( Life must be lived forward but can only be seen looking backward. - Soren Kierkegaard)
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To: potlatch

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Control

Intimidation

Pre-Conditioning

It is part of Campaign 2012

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161 posted on 11/24/2010 9:18:18 PM PST by devolve
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To: devolve

Control
Intimidation
Pre-Conditioning

EXACTLY! That’s what I’ve been seeing over and over. Getting us used to being herded around like sheeple.
It’s true that if you endure something long enough you become inured to it.


162 posted on 11/24/2010 9:33:05 PM PST by potlatch ( Life must be lived forward but can only be seen looking backward. - Soren Kierkegaard)
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To: Nachum

The ruling elite makes rules for the ordinary person that it doesn’t apply to itself.


163 posted on 11/25/2010 5:30:13 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: potlatch; presently no screen name; don-o; Errant

Do read through the thread, it has been very educational for me. And I love On Eagles Wings.


164 posted on 11/25/2010 7:41:16 AM PST by onona (dbada)
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To: Nachum

This holiday season everyone will get a reminder that they are living in a socialist dictatorship. All so they can travel to go celebrate “gratitude”? It’s pointless. Stay home and eat turkey. You’ll meet your family in the labor camps. We’ll all die together.


165 posted on 11/25/2010 8:57:00 AM PST by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: onona

What did you learn?


166 posted on 11/25/2010 11:16:57 AM 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

Airline pilots and flight attendants yes, Government officials absolutely not!

Government officials have a moral duty to go thou everything they make the people go thou.

Even if it is know that they are not a security risk that is NOT the point. As a government official you set an example, and you NEVER ask anyone else to do anything your not willing to do yourself!


167 posted on 11/25/2010 3:58:47 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: Nachum

It’s all about training people to obey — of course the people giving the orders are exempt.


168 posted on 11/25/2010 5:39:53 PM PST by tricksy
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To: presently no screen name

I learned that JR has a funny sense of humor,

That people are passionate about their convictions here,

That I’ve been using FU incorrectly :)

At work, when I’m making notes I write

FU Joe Smith re: info required
FU Mary Jones re: timeliness of report

Where MY meaning of FU is “Follow Up”


169 posted on 11/26/2010 2:30:16 AM PST by onona (dbada)
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To: Jim Robinson

Could also mean Fouled Up By Obama!

The US certainly has been!


170 posted on 11/26/2010 9:51:08 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: onona

Thank you onona, I’m glad you liked my web page!


171 posted on 11/27/2010 7:38:44 PM PST by potlatch ( Life must be lived forward but can only be seen looking backward. - Soren Kierkegaard)
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To: Nachum

hmmmm, I’ve gone through many repetative DoD, FBI, State and local criminal background checks for years...

I think I should be exempt...


172 posted on 11/28/2010 5:36:22 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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