Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Goofus Maximus, Aug 13, 2012.
New York Airport has to be embarrassed as all get out over this.
It's funny they posted it and brought attention to the vulnerable spots on an airport. If this was Grand Theft Auto, that's always a good way to sneak in
At the end of that video they mentioned that the guys increased patrols of boats and police. Big deal, a pro could still get in if that guy could w/ his life jacket.
Airport security is a joke. It cycled through a second video after the first one where it mentioned a guy working for TSA using the identity of a dead man, and they said of 55,000 TSA employees, ~33,000 were hired without a background check.
...wearing a bright yellow life jacket. Someone should be fired over that.
I loved the fact that he walked across TWO RUNWAYS while wearing that bright yellow life jacket, without anyone noticing!
TSA is a joke. Most of what I've seen of state and federal agancies reflect the same level of incompetance.
I snuck onto the largest Naval station in the world in a very similar manner (boat broke down off the coast). I even called 911 (and was on the phone with them for over 2 hours before I finally gave up on waiting and went onto the base). I asked 911 to inform the base that I was near, but they didn't. I drifted into "patrolled" waters and started smashing up against the rocks on the shoreline. Finally, I just gave up and walked right into the base. No fence, no guards, and met no resistance until I was on the helipad and 25' away from the helicopter. Oh, and the only reason I met resistance was because I called out to them. I could have honestly walked right up and taken control of the helicopter (it was running on the runway, while the enlisted guys did some sort of maintenance). Although I was active duty at the time, I essentially surpassed every security measure the naval station had while telling all emergency personnel what was going on and trying to keep myself from being shot at. Turned out that I snuck past the patrol boat that was supposed to tour hourly (even though I was in the secure water area over 4 hours without seeing anyone), then snuck past the cameras that are meant to be constantly monitored, got past the security guard that patrols the tarmac hourly, and then also got past the military guard that was supposed to be touring hourly (on the half hours, so someone tours every 30 mins). Basically, nobody was doing their jobs. Pretty scary deal. Once they figured out what was going on, they just called the fire department who met me at my boat within minutes and towed me back to the (which was only 200 yards away). I didn't think too much of it until I got a phone call from a base security investigator wanting names/dates/statements from me regarding the incident. I was pretty pissed regarding the incident and notified the local media so the military would be forced to do something. Turns out the base CO got pretty pissed when the media people started ringing his phone off the hook. Come to find out, the event was never logged or recorded anywhere (that I got on base without issue), and nobody was informed that the event even happened. Once the investigator collected the statement and info of all involved many heads rolled.
Since then security has really been beefed up at this base.
When my command realized what they did they made me go silent on the issue and didn't allow me to contact the media any more (regarding this). Still got the result I intended, but sort of irritated me that the Navy just didn't want me causing any bad publicity about them and wouldn't allow me to make the base look bad in any way to the general populace. Really showed me how the media circus really works. Only things that they want released will get out.
So if the military is just as useless as the rest of the government, the right-wing ought to be wanting to cut their funding as well as the other parts of the government
Look at how much money is spent on this shit, it's just to feel good and make a few people richer... it's shocking how bad it can be in some cases.
Anyone ever take a step back and notice how the press reports things? Very interesting indeed.
Anyway no amount of money can buy perfection or make us or anything we do make us perfect.
The right wing needs the military just as much as the left wing for when we all get tired of this shit. It's called "muscle" and they want us to know that they have it
when they are trying to relieve us of our weapons and ability to fight back.