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Bombs Getting through security at American airports

by duckman / October 18, 2007 12:11 AM PDT
http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20071018/1a_lede18_dom.art.htm


"At Chicago O'Hare International Airport, screeners missed about 60% of hidden bomb materials that were packed in everyday carry-ons ? including toiletry kits, briefcases and CD players. San Francisco International Airport screeners, who work for a private company instead of the TSA, missed about 20% of the bombs, the report shows. The TSA ran about 70 tests at Los Angeles, 75 at Chicago and 145 at San Francisco."

It's a good thing we had the debate over unionizing TSA workers so they would be more "professional" etc.

""That's a huge cause for concern," said Clark Kent Ervin, the Homeland Security Department's former inspector general. Screeners' inability to find bombs could encourage terrorists to try to bring them on airplanes, Ervin said, ."

Especially if you TELL them !!!!

All theses unionized TSA "professionals", yet old ladies must take their shoes off and I get pulled out of line and get felt up by an androgynous TSA worker named "Sqiggy" at O'Hare looking for who knows what.
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RE: I get pulled out of line and get felt up
by JP Bill / October 18, 2007 12:54 AM PDT

Profiling?

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The way I feel about it....
by Angeline Booher / October 18, 2007 1:19 AM PDT

..... I don't mind taking off my shoes. That has become an expected part of the routine.

I don't care what they do. I just want a safe flight.

I suspect that, like so many repetitious jobs, workers can become lax.

Even before 9/11 guns were not permitted on board for years. Yet there were plenty of "test cases" that showed those were also missed.

A solution must be found. Until then, heads should roll.

Angeline
Speakeasy Moderator

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What does taking your shoes off
by duckman / October 18, 2007 1:44 AM PDT

have to do with the TSA "Professionals" missing fake bombs?

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why don't you tell us
by jonah jones / October 18, 2007 1:55 AM PDT
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Are you
by duckman / October 18, 2007 2:22 AM PDT
In reply to: why don't you tell us

THAT ingnorant??

I would think that you are if you can't put any of this together.

UNLESS !!!! you are just trolling upstream

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It's about the union.
by JP Bill / October 18, 2007 2:33 AM PDT
In reply to: Are you

Isn't it?

I hope I'm right.

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That is more than enough, duckman !!!!
by Angeline Booher / October 18, 2007 3:59 AM PDT
In reply to: Are you

If your modus operandi game playing is to insult people, confine it to anywhere else that finds it attractive, clever, or acceptable.

Angeline
Speakeasy Moderator

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I suggest you
by duckman / October 18, 2007 7:12 AM PDT

talk to your troll buddy there. Why is he posting what he does?

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It's not about shoes or bombs
by JP Bill / October 18, 2007 2:32 AM PDT
In reply to: why don't you tell us

It's about the "professionalism" of union members.

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Surely you jest!
by Angeline Booher / October 18, 2007 2:57 AM PDT
yet old ladies must take their shoes off

Because of Richard Reid.

Otherwise, contact Homeland Security to complain, and whatever union to which they belong/

Maybe you can find out who unionized them for us. Then we could complain to them.

Your post told an important story.

Angeline
Speakeasy Moderator
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Really!!
by duckman / October 18, 2007 7:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Surely you jest!

How many "shoe bombs" have been stopped by little old ladies taking their shoes off vs. how many test bombs get through? WHERE SHOULD THEY FOCUS????? If these slugs working at the TSA weren't in a government union, they'd be fired.

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Union!
by JP Bill / October 18, 2007 12:28 PM PDT
In reply to: Really!!

YESSS!!!!

I was right!

High Five

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Missing bombs is not new
by gearup / October 18, 2007 7:10 AM PDT

Before 9/11 when my dtr was a Flight attendant she was used as a bomb decoy many times flying out of Newark,La Guardia,Jfk and Ft.Laderdale. She was not caught one time and she was not in uniform.
She told me she would just smile at the "checkers" and they would see nothing!

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Not trying to be rude...
by grimgraphix / October 18, 2007 7:55 AM PDT

When you say "she would just smile at the "checkers" and they would see nothing!" are you saying she was just extremely polite... or are you suggesting that your daughter could be considered extremely attractive and her appearance helped distract the checkers from doing their job?

If the latter is so, then did her charms work on both male and female guards?

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(NT) (NT) Thans for sharing that
by EdH / October 18, 2007 8:01 AM PDT
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(NT) Watch your typos there, Ed
by grimgraphix / October 18, 2007 8:37 AM PDT
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Are you sure it's not
by duckman / October 18, 2007 8:47 AM PDT

Watch you're typos their?

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Thankkks for sharing that
by EdH / October 18, 2007 8:54 AM PDT

It was not a typo. It was intentional.

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So you were wwwrong on purpose ????
by grimgraphix / October 18, 2007 9:14 AM PDT

That explains so much about the majority of your posts !!!!

Thanks for sharing that with everyone here on SE.

Happy

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Wasn't wrong at all.
by EdH / October 18, 2007 9:16 AM PDT

But I will be reporting this. Thanks for sharing.

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Reporting what?
by grimgraphix / October 18, 2007 9:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Wasn't wrong at all.

How was my post offensive or in violation of TOS?

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"Wrong on purpose...
by EdH / October 18, 2007 10:04 AM PDT
In reply to: Reporting what?
That explains so much about the majority of your posts !!!!"

Josh told me that I had the right to be offended by anything I wanted to and if you question it you are arrogant.
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(NT) Both!
by gearup / October 18, 2007 8:02 AM PDT
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Next time standing in line in the airport
by JP Bill / October 18, 2007 2:40 AM PDT

Don't remark on the professionalism or lack thereof of the union members doing security.

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Exactly!!!
by Angeline Booher / October 18, 2007 4:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Speaking of shoes

When I flew in 2005, I was told to remove them AFTER I went through the scan.

But in 2006, there were plastic baskets to put them in (also purses, etc.) BEFORE the scan.

There were chairs available for after, but not before. Happy

Angeline
Speakeasy Moderator

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You don't find it comforting that the Post Office is running
by Kiddpeat / October 18, 2007 4:08 AM PDT

airport security? Of course they are there to do the absolute best possible job. Aren't they?

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Are you saying it is the same union in both work places?
by grimgraphix / October 18, 2007 4:45 AM PDT

If it is, then I was unaware of that fact.

Even so, just because it is the same union, does not make it the same administrative offices or policies that actually perform the job.

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Union?
by Kiddpeat / October 18, 2007 5:55 AM PDT

Did you see the word union in my post?

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Well then, for those of us who don't know...
by grimgraphix / October 18, 2007 6:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Union?

... how is the Post Office related to the TSA?

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