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  1. #1
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    The TSA has to be the laughing stock of the security industry

    From a former FBI agent on anti-terrorism:

    http://boingboing.net/2012/02/29/fbi...xpert-tsa.html

    The TSA must be at Master Level 99 of incompetence

    read the article and decide for yourself whether the TSA is a good idea or not
    "Arguing with liberals...it's like playing chess with a pigeon; no matter how good I am at chess, the pigeon is just going to knock over the pieces, crap on the board and strut around like it's victorious." -- Anonymous

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    The primary mission of the TSA is digging thru your dirty drawers behind the ticketing agency.

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    TSA took 3 bottled waters from my checked luggage one time. Of course they mysteriously forgot to leave one of those slip of paper that say's your luggage was gone through. TSA agents are not even subject to a backround check....which is why they have crooks, fools and perverts working for them. God help us all when they get the power to place us under arrest.
    If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what will never be. (Thomas Jefferson 1816)

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    I would think anyone working in a airport is subject to background checks. At least when I applied for maintenance they screened.
    I repair air conditioners to keep people cool when it's 110+ degrees outside.
    I repair heaters so people don't freeze to death.
    I shut down furnaces that are unsafe to operate.
    Make fun of my profession, but dang it, I save lives.

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    I'll stand half corrected....full backround checks.

    google search: tsa background check for agents

    Still, I went through more scrutiny to get access to GSA and other federal buildings to work on their HVAC.
    If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what will never be. (Thomas Jefferson 1816)

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    I'll bet even McDonalds screens their people better. Govt agencies are run with YOUR money. They need to show no profit or even common sense about anything. None of them would last a day in the real world. H.S. dropouts gotta work somewhere.
    Tough times don't last...Tough people do.

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    It seem that TSA does not answer to congress or the senate. They seem to be an independent branch of government.
    "No matter how thirsty your imagination, mirages contain no water"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh B View Post
    It seem that TSA does not answer to congress or the senate. They seem to be an independent branch of government.
    aren't they a division of Homeland Security? who, probably don't report to anyone either.
    "Arguing with liberals...it's like playing chess with a pigeon; no matter how good I am at chess, the pigeon is just going to knock over the pieces, crap on the board and strut around like it's victorious." -- Anonymous

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