Joel Johnson of Gizmodo thinks its time to fire the TSA

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Commissar Smersh, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    http://gizmodo.com/5435675/president-obama-its-time-to-fire-the-tsa

    I think he's right, the TSA has failed at their primary mission and now seemingly exists only to annoy airline patronage.
  2. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    I was just ranting about this exact same thing tonight at dinner with the family.

    The only reason planes aren't falling from the skies is because the terrorists are fucking incompetent, not because of worthless security like not allowing things on our damn lap...

    Edit: Just caught this article:

  3. Sparky

    Sparky ¿sdooɥʍ

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    QFT

    And being a CT resident, I have to hear Joe Lieberman's spew shit about this too. Ridiculous!

    Edit: Great point made by the article. WTF?
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    Here are the explosive undies:

    EVEN IF THIS WORKED, IT WOULD NOT HAVE TAKEN DOWN THE PLANE.
  5. Sparky

    Sparky ¿sdooɥʍ

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    LMAO, so when they say that it failed to explode - they mean it just singed his ass hairs? And we're afraid of these people?
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    Ass hairs or pubes, that is the question.
  7. wheezer

    wheezer Junior Member

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    Why do people really think that the government is here to make us safer? They hire the most incompetent morons to do these airport screenings. We have the technology to do body imaging scans at air ports but people are to chicken shit, they are too scared someone might see their pee-pee or a boob.

    Fuck that....maybe you should not fly then.

    Just like the 1993 bombing of the WTC and the attempted shoe bombing, this was a test to see what would work. Now that they know it didn't they are back at the drawing board coming up with something else and they will succeed because of the people at the TSA who are complacent and stupid. Eventually we'll drop our guard, just like we have before and we'll have another tragedy.

    Too bad, but oh well....not my problem, I don't fly anywhere any way, to those that do...sorry about your luck.
  8. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    shackles and chains here we go!!!

    i feel bad for frequent fliers that have to put up with this shit.
    my aunt left back for FL yesterday and she literally carried nothing except id and a few papers/id information. she had to change clothes because she realized she had metal buttons on her shirt. she knew theyd hassle her about. she ended up shipping off all her clothes and things through ups.. fucking sad state of affairs.
  9. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    "The gubberment iz incompetant: news at eleven"
    "Those who can.....do. Those who can't.....work in government"
    Some of ther biggest idiots I've ever met, work for local, state and federal government.
    I'm talking people who cannot think for themselves or do any form of effective problem solving whatsoever. If it does not appear on thier computer monitor....then it must not exist. You really want to fuck with a public agency? Just tell them the 100% truth. They can't deal with it because thier computer models are all written and designed to deal with dishonesty. There aren't many in those positions that are more than just government droids.
  10. ninefivezero

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    We all know you hate the government, and yes, there are idiots who work for it, but you really think idiots don't work in the private sector either?? I mean, come on.

    Maybe I just take that statement personally, because both my parents work for "the government." My dad is a master gardener for the Seattle Parks Department and my mom is a career counselor for Seattle Public Schools. Do both institutions have problems? Sure, but neither of my parents are idiots.
  11. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    I have no problem with going through security at the airport but some of the crap (3-1-1) is just ridiculous.
  12. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    I've snuck so much crap past TSA it isn't funny. At one point I had a purple lighter that I had gotten through LAX something like 8 times.

    This past flight they pulled me aside because I had a gigabit switch and a bunch of cables in my bag. I didn't mind, and told the agent searching my shit that I had once taken a time clock through Little Rock National that looked exactly like something that Mel Gibson would be disarming in a movie. He chuckled, uncomfortably...