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#310288 - 01/10/19 08:08 PM An excellent description of the TSA (and a couple of other fed actors)
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Edited by jgw (01/10/19 08:10 PM)

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#310358 - 01/14/19 06:04 AM Re: An excellent description of the TSA (and a couple of other fed actors) [Re: jgw]
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Of course it's easy to pick on the TSA, let's all enjoy the fact that the FDA isn't operating, DOJ is shuttered, CDC may wind up going dark at some point, NOAA and NWS are on skeleton duty and may go dark, food stamps will go MIA, the list of actually important real government services is pretty long.

But J.D. Tuccille seems to think it's just a game.
Must be nice to be shielded from the consequences.

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#310369 - 01/14/19 10:49 PM Re: An excellent description of the TSA (and a couple of other fed actors) [Re: jgw]
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When we go someplace, by plane, and go through the TSA stuff my wife tells me, in no uncertain terms; "Do NOT shoot off your mouth and just be quiet" when we go through the gauntlet, get fondled and move on. As far as I am concerned its a complete waste of time. I am also one of the fortunate few that, pretty much, have a free pass except for the very end (never understood why but I think my wife did something). Anyway, as long as I am whining I thought I would add this one too:
https://theintercept.com/2019/01/09/trum...3a33f-131870705

My wife, however, takes a slightly different tac. If they start to ask her to remove her coat, etc. she simply starts to take of ALL her clothes. Since she is 77 years old this is not exactly exciting but it gets the TSA drones REALLY excited (they have no idea what to do so they just push her through as fast as they can). She is a bit foreign looking and has been strip searched throughout the world's airports so she has some experience in all of this <G>.

Its, basically, that the Dems are just the regular old Dems. Kindly, very civilized, unwilling to upset anybody so the non-dems and semi-dems at least stepped up!


Edited by jgw (01/14/19 10:58 PM)

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#310383 - 01/15/19 08:14 PM Re: An excellent description of the TSA (and a couple of other fed actors) [Re: jgw]
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I think I might have shared my personal firsthand experience with the underbelly of the TSA a while ago. It's a story that should make most people think long and hard about boarding any commercial aircraft.
I worked in IT and did TSA data center upgrades at something like 29 airports around the country. Do you remember that story?
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