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Former Newark Airport TSA screener says the job does little to keep fliers safe
NY Post ^ | March 10, 2013

Posted on 03/10/2013 7:33:59 AM PDT by upchuck

Edited on 03/10/2013 7:35:15 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A LOT of what we do is make-believe.

I’ve had to screen small children and explain to their parents I had no choice but to “check” them. I would only place my hands on their arms and bottom half of their legs, and the entire “pat-down” lasted 10 seconds. This goes completely against TSA procedure...


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dhsoutofcontrol; tsa; tsaoutofcontrol; tsawhistleblower Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: upchuck

So what’s new?This TSA agent is telling us all some of us already knew.Thanks a lot.


2 posted on 03/10/2013 7:41:11 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: upchuck
Did you know you don’t need a high-school diploma or GED to work as a security screener? ... These are the employees who could never keep a job in the private sector. I wouldn’t trust them to walk my dog.

Let me start with a caveat: Some federal employees are very smart, very hard-working, very dedicated. Some of those good federal employees are Freepers. I'm not talking about them. What I am saying -- most of the federal employees I have met have been nearly borderline retarded. Federal employment is very much a welfare program for people who are unemployable in the private sector.

Example: I work with an executive assistant for a high level DoD guy. The admin's principle job is to schedule meetings in MS Outlook for his boss. That's it. That's his job. He schedules meetings. Guess what? He needs help. Two years on the job, and he hasn't quite figured out how Outlook works. I've pegged his IQ at about 80-85. Maybe.

3 posted on 03/10/2013 7:41:31 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: upchuck

You have to be a complete idiot to think that the TSA is the solution to a problem that never would have arisen if American airliners locked the door to the flight deck. And if immigration laws were at least nominally enforced.


4 posted on 03/10/2013 7:45:55 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: upchuck
simply because the goathumpers do this, all the rest of America must be groped... sickening


5 posted on 03/10/2013 7:46:09 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: upchuck; KC_Lion

Great, just great. The ONLY plane I will ever board again is the one taking me to Israel....if I ever get the opportunity.


6 posted on 03/10/2013 7:52:15 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Big corporations have become the same way. I worked for Boeing and Fedex when I was younger and 20% of us did most of the work. Nearly impossible to fire anyone and absolutely impossible to fire a minority.


7 posted on 03/10/2013 7:52:27 AM PDT by liberty or death
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To: upchuck

The agent has been transferred to the department of the bleeding obvious.


8 posted on 03/10/2013 7:56:13 AM PDT by relictele
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To: upchuck

All Federal jobs, excepting law enforcement,exist merely to provide jobs for the incompetent or for those in school and on their way to working at something else.


9 posted on 03/10/2013 8:15:47 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: ClearCase_guy; liberty or death

I was working recently with a contractor at a very big corporation who also messed up meetings. Luckily, we didn’t renew her contract, but she was shocked at that. Last we talked, she was looking at government jobs. She will get somewhere permanent and never-ever leave. And yes, she was a protected class.


10 posted on 03/10/2013 8:18:11 AM PDT by conservative cat
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To: upchuck
If TSA had existed on 9/11/2001, the terrorists would still have been successful as the weapons they used, boxcutters, were not a prohibited item at the time.

TSA has been a reactionary agency since their inception.

The Israeli model is what we should be using, but the folks in DHS consider that to be "profiling" which is discriminatory.

11 posted on 03/10/2013 8:42:39 AM PDT by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: upchuck
It's not just Big Sis but the whole idea and horrid reality of DHS that is bullshit.

My plan for keeping our skies safe:

1. Only me and attractive young women are allowed to fly
2. Everyone but me must ride completely naked
3. Too alleviate any fears they might have, any other passenger is free to frisk me at any time to check for weapons.

12 posted on 03/10/2013 8:50:53 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: liberty or death
I worked for Boeing and Fedex when I was younger and 20% of us did most of the work

This is often just a by-product of being young and new to that workforce. Those willing to work hard and STFU about it will be accepted long term and respected for "paying their dues" like those that came before and were treated the same way. Paying dues having nothing to do with Union. More often than not its the mentallity of large company workforce where the pay and bennfits are good. you should earn your way in to being there.

Dont make me try to defend it because its mostly BS but itis real and must be understood inorder to stay long term and not get nutty about it. Very often the young come in with the attitude that they are the best thing since sliced bread and if only everyone was like me this place would be so much better off. They are often given the chance to show it. Then realize quickly they do need the help of others and usually begin to listen

13 posted on 03/10/2013 9:15:35 AM PDT by vikzilla
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To: upchuck

Forget about the Dept of Education or EPA for now - if conservatives need to focus on one agency to be eliminated immediately, it is the DHS.


14 posted on 03/10/2013 9:32:35 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: upchuck

As anyone with half a brain can easily realize, it’s not about keeping fliers safe; it’s about giving ex-convicts and other hardcore unemployables the opportunity to feel up old ladies, hassle kids, rifle through and steal from luggage, and otherwise make trouble.

Safety has nothing to do with it.


15 posted on 03/10/2013 9:38:38 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

Another reason is to get us used to living in a police state, where we can be searched at random & have our property confiscated. Good little sheeple will not complain.


16 posted on 03/10/2013 10:08:27 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

Good point - it seems clear that more warrantless searches are in our future.


17 posted on 03/10/2013 10:14:44 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

you shouldn’t exempt leos, they have affirmativection programs and quotas. they don’t get the very best they could in many cases.


18 posted on 03/10/2013 11:23:19 AM PDT 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: Jack Hammer

itwas about unionizingbaggagehandlers, givingthem “officer” status, and settingup an agency to restrict in-country travel.


19 posted on 03/10/2013 11:25:28 AM PDT 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: upchuck

Looked like you posted more than 50% of the article. My bad. Do you want me to pull this one and repost?


20 posted on 03/10/2013 11:30:27 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: puppypusher
One of his central complaints is that they have to use the back of their hands to senselessly harass and molest air travelers. I guess that is not as effective as being free to grab everyone’s boobs and croches and stick your hands in their orifices.

Airport inSecurity is a show of Federal disrespect and domination over Americans. It's an abuse of power and treason.

21 posted on 03/10/2013 1:32:27 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: upchuck
The posted link didn't work for me. This one does:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/confessions_of_tsa_agent_we_re_bunch_OhxHeGd0RR9UVGzfypjnLO

22 posted on 03/10/2013 2:10:08 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Yes, if you can repost what I posted. I worked on the editing for some time to make sure it met the 300 word and 50% limits.

Thanks.


23 posted on 03/10/2013 2:38:59 PM PDT by upchuck (Waiting, hoping, begging for the straw. Time to bring pent up frustration to fruition.)
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To: vikzilla

No vik. At one, I was an 11 year veteran and one of the 3 senior employees out of 22. The other 2 seniors were clock milking loafers and got away with it year after year. It’s the number one reason I resigned and started working for myself. I liked them as people but they saw nothing wrong with stealing company time which I consider no different then any other theft.


24 posted on 03/11/2013 3:53:10 PM PDT by liberty or death
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