Up for Debate: TSA misconduct

Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 12:06am

Are you surprised to learn of the high rate of TSA misconduct as reported? Do you feel you've witnessed such misconduct? What would you like to see be done with TSA procedures? 

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67 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/13 at 3:59

It is not a surprise, but disappointing report. I think that the TSA is a microcosm of humanity and that is where the problem lies. I have not run into any rude agents in my travels. What I have seen are a very over worked people, with professional demeanors and very now and then a smile. They always been polite to me, however that does not mean it is a guarantee that they will every time. I keep my valuables in my carry on and it is up to me to watch them. So I have never had any loss of property.

By: Libertine on 8/1/13 at 4:57

Yep, human nature is human nature. Over at the NSA there are thousands of government employees and contractors with access to the same data that Edward Snowden has. It is silly to assume that dozens of others haven't abused their authority just as Snowden did, whether to stalk a girl friend or wife in process of divorce, or blackmail Justin Bieber with Weiner pics.

Now the government will have full access to all of our medical records, but we know those folks at the IRS never abuse their power, right?

The Obama Administration won a major victory this week when the courts said that the government could GPS track and record ANYONE's movements with no warrant.

Yet there is only silent dissent from the left for these Obama Administration actions.

Had Nancy Pelosi not fought it the NSA activities would have been reigned in by the House last week.

By: gdiafante on 8/1/13 at 5:13

It never takes long for someone to start the partisan BS, huh?

Back to the topic, I have not witnessed any wrongdoings but it doesn't really surprise me. I've said many times I would love to see every government agency reformed/streamlined or eliminated if it serves no purpose. But that will never happen regardless of party.

We have the government we deserve.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/13 at 6:30

Good morning people. I just past through a TSA check point and was treated very well and all of my property is still with me.

It is vacation time for me.

By: yogiman on 8/1/13 at 7:05

Sorry, gdiafante.

I must disagree with you on having the government we deserve. We have the government the government has thrown at us without question.

Our biggest problem is; we have too many citizens that readily accept what's thrown at them without question and that is one big problem we have today.

Should I say "usurper in office"?

By: gdiafante on 8/1/13 at 7:12

The last time I checked, the people in Washington were elected by "we the people".

Oh, that's right, you think it's all a conspiracy, so your opinion doesn't count.

Moving on...

By: budlight on 8/1/13 at 7:41

Note: The people on this site who travel and just never have a problem or never have anything stolen speak as if they are the only ones on the planet.

People have been mistreated and have had things stolen by those people who are supposed to be protecting them. The screening and searching of persons and luggage is "supposed" to help detect threat items which might cause harm to an airplane full of people. It is a shame that these people are not screened better BEFORE they get the job and get the opportunity to steal and violate the public.

FIRE them. No letter of reprimand in their files. FIRE them.

And Yogi, Barack is an interloper also. Butts in everywhere.

By: bfra on 8/1/13 at 7:47

bud - If you are not speaking from experience, then shut your piehole (your favorite word). You are always trying to "preach" about something you know nothing about. As a regular flyer, I have found TSA employees to be very nice & just trying to do their jobs. It is slobs like you that complain about things you know nothing about that creates problems.

By: gdiafante on 8/1/13 at 7:53

I have no problem with employees that steal being fired. That's on any level and any job. But that's just me.

By: bfra on 8/1/13 at 7:59

gdiafante - Same here, that is the norm in any job. bud, by her own admission has lost more jobs than anybody on this board is willing to admit, but yet likes to pretend she knows all about everything. Something smells in that pretense!

By: budlight on 8/1/13 at 8:03

bfra, your assumptive nature is kicking in. Of course I have experience flying and going through the check points. And with no problems. But I am polite to those people who work at the airport and I take all my valuables with me. I do not check them either.

But I do know everyone does not have my same experience and some people have been mistreated and had things stolen.

I agree with G's comment. "employees that steal being fired" and on any level and any job.

And don't call me a slob, you blob! Blob of tissue (a grown up fetus). Hey why don't you abort yourself? That would put an end to your misery. OH, just kidding. I know you have "issues" which you can't help, bfra.

By: bfra on 8/1/13 at 8:08

bud - You are the one that presents yourself as a know nothing slob. Just go back & read your comments for the past few days & the responses you got from way more posters than myself.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/13 at 8:17

bud if you were not such hag you might fine that getting through life would not be such a Bitch.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/13 at 8:20

I only speak from personal observation bud. I'm sure you speak for all of the evil in the world.

By: bfra on 8/1/13 at 8:25

Morning Nemo - Have a fun & enjoyable vacation!

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/13 at 8:28

Just crossed over the Mississippi river about 5 min ago. And so far so good :-)

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/13 at 8:31

I got to airport early and there had not been too many bud and yogi likes a holes to get the agents in a pissed. It was no problem at all today.

By: bfra on 8/1/13 at 8:34

Nemo - Are you headed to Vegas?

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/13 at 8:46

Yes I am! It is that time of year. ;-)

By: bfra on 8/1/13 at 8:48

What I thought when you said you crossed the Mississippi. Have a safe flight, both ways and a good time.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/13 at 8:50

Thank bfra, I plan on doing that.

By: Jughead on 8/1/13 at 10:27


By: Jughead on 8/1/13 at 10:28

Nimrod: I hope your plane crashes and everyone survives except you. Have a nice trip, and please don't come back.

By: Jughead on 8/1/13 at 10:28

Only a few more days and you pathetic liberal snotballs will be silenced here. Praise the Lord!!!!!

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/13 at 10:29

Looking in yesterdays post the wacky but stupid budligh made one more remark this morning. She has so much hate in her heart, I am surprised that she hasn't already expoleded into flames.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/13 at 10:30

You are the only one making nose, flea.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/13 at 10:32

Can't you get anyone to change your dirty diaper?

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/13 at 10:38

I' m to disappoint you little flea, but I am alive and well. We are flying over the Grand Canon and the view is Grand. To bad your puny job does not make you enough to see it for yourself.

By: dargent7 on 8/1/13 at 10:44

TSA confiscated my wine opener when I flew out of the sh!t hole you people call Nashville to San Diego. The knife end is 3/4" long, or as the locals say, 'As long as Jugg's d!ck".
Went thru a MRI and a CAT scan to board a plane for San Jose'.
Went thru another from San Diego.
Only Greyhound bus doesn't scan you for bombs, knives, weed, or has dogs.

By: dargent7 on 8/1/13 at 10:48

This just in....watch USA Today's video of Zimmerman's stop in Texas for speeding.
There's karma; .... good and bad.
This guy is ALL bad.

By: bfra on 8/1/13 at 10:51

d7 - I would like to know how he got a gun so quick!

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/13 at 10:53

Hay d7 I'm almost next door to you.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/13 at 10:54

It was given back to him after the trial.

By: bfra on 8/1/13 at 11:02

Nemo - Last I saw, they had not given him the gun he used to shoot Trayvon with although he was wanting it back & didn't know that they would.

By: dargent7 on 8/1/13 at 11:23

bfra: It's America...they cannot take away your gun!
Especially if you're aquitted for murder.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/13 at 11:31

bfra, I had heard that he got his guns back, cause Florida laws says he
e has the right. He was not guilty.

I'm in Vegas and the flea will go to bed and cry.

By: bfra on 8/1/13 at 12:00

d7 - They can if it is evidence and in this killer's case, they are possibly other cases still pending.

By: bfra on 8/1/13 at 12:08

they s/h/b "there"

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/13 at 12:36

I am in my room now and I the time to look. I can't give you any thing on why or if he got
his gun back. There are conflicting post, so I don't have an answer for you. Sorry

By: bfra on 8/1/13 at 1:40

Nemo - I also searched & couldn't find a direct comment. However, I did read a lot more about the testimony at the trial & it just further backed my belief that Zimmerman was quilty as sin. I hope they do bring a civil suit & he eventually pays for killing Martin.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/13 at 2:54

I don't think he would win in a civil suit. That is a different animal, but I 'm sure that bud, yogi and the flea will call foul when he losses that trial.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/13 at 2:56

I'm going to lunch. I hope you have a great day, bfra.

By: yogiman on 8/1/13 at 3:26

I don't know how he got a gun "so quick" bfra, but I saw on the news where a gun manufacturer offered him on for free because your man Eric Holder refused to return his legally owned gun after being found innocent.

By: yogiman on 8/1/13 at 3:34


You posted budlight as the one that presents herself as a no-nothing slob. Low and behold, haven't you looked in the mirror lately? The only thing you seem to know in your vocabulary is [you're a liar and I don't have to prove it because my word is good enough

By: Captain Nemo on 8/1/13 at 4:10

You are the liar Comrade yogi.

By: bfra on 8/1/13 at 4:36

Brainless blob never gets anything right: Read the above link & tell me where he got gun manufacturer from. Blow big blob blow because that is all you know how to do!

Yes Nemo, as ever he is a LIAR!

By: dargent7 on 8/1/13 at 5:02

Hey, gang...it's August 1st...when does this paper go dark?
I will surely miss it.
(And don't call me Shirley)

By: yogiman on 8/1/13 at 5:44

Sorry bfra,

I have more to do other than sit on my posterior in front of my computer all day, like you, looking for something to call a liar.

I don't make itemized notes of everything I hear or read.

I didn't hear or read about a gun shop making an offer. I heard about a gun manufacturer making an offer. Take it or leave it. I'm sure it's a lie in your feeble mind.

By: yogiman on 8/1/13 at 5:46

I understand they're checking out on the 9th, dargent7. Sad there won't be any more (know it all) arguers on this site.

By: bfra on 8/1/13 at 6:03

Brainless blob, if you don't know facts and put whatever you think up on the board, that is a LIE. You are the #1 LIAR!