TSA agent gets caught stealing iPad

  • hartfan

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    Sep 30, 2012 4:32 PM GMT
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    Sep 30, 2012 4:51 PM GMT
    "No longer employed by TSA" but what criminal charges have been brought against the former agent who stole the iPad? Oh, right, the weasly coward said his wife was responsible.

    HIS WIFE? Was she at the airport screening point? How the Hell did SHE get her hands on the iPad at the airport?

    Unless some charges are filled against this guy for the theft, TSA's credibility is totally destroyed.

    I carry my electronics on my person, never in check baggage. And I make sure the items come through the scanning machine (or is that SCAMMING machine?).

    The TSA has become a joke - no, rather, a terrorist agency in its own right.

    For this reason I no longer fly. I have no assurance that terrorists are not on my plane because of faulty TSA measures. Nor do I have any assurance that I myself will not be harassed by TSA agents for no good reason.

    We're going up to New Hampshire for Christmas and New Years. We'll be driving from Florida, not flying. Do I haffta tell you why?
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    Sep 30, 2012 7:34 PM GMT
    You mean to tell us that a big government ageny aint perfect? That it can be staffed by dishonest or incompetent people doing stupid, evil things? Doesn't this shake your faith in big government at all???
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    Sep 30, 2012 8:18 PM GMT
    We'll be going up to New Hampshire In December, to spend a couple weeks for Christmas & New Year's with another gay couple in their vacation home. We've been there before, a lovely little place whose pics I've posted here.

    Last time there we flew up to Boston, spent some time there, also a few days in P-town and went over to Vermont. Not this year.

    We're driving up, and then back. May be tedious, with overnight stays along the way, but we're not flying again.

    Flying is nothing but an abusive hassle, thanks to the Republican Gestapo invention of Homeland Security and the TSA. I hope if the Republicans get kicked to the curb in this upcoming election the Democrats will have the political clout to correct all that's wrong with TSA and air travel in the US.

    Until then we've not flying anymore. Maybe if the airlines put some pressure on Congress it might happen, with a less paranoid Democratic majority. Because corporate money is all the present Congress knows, not the wishes of the ordinary citizens.
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    Sep 30, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
    When government incompetence is apparant it is always the fault of the republicans? Democrats never have anything to do with it? Isn't the TSA under Janet Napolitano and the Obama administration? Are any of them republican? Your blind hate is what's apparent.
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    Sep 30, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidWhen government incompetence is apparant it is always the fault of the republicans? Democrats never have anything to do with it? Isn't the TSA under Janet Napolitano and the Obama administration? Are any of them republican? Your blind hate is what's apparent.

    Your partisan ignorance is what is apparent. Homeland Security and the TSA were created by Republicans. Republicans in Congress have resisted attempts to rein-in this Gestapo authority, using Senate filibusters and other procedural Congressional obstacles that have defeated the short-lived Democrat majority.

    Homeland Security and the TSA are the children of Republicans, not Democrats. To say otherwise is total myth. Republicans created this Frankenstein, and until there is a complete Democratic super-majority in Congress, it cannot be stopped.
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    Sep 30, 2012 10:39 PM GMT
    You're telling me that the Obama administration has NO control over the TSA? That they cannot write their own directives, procedures, and executive orders? I wouldn't be surprised if the next time you drop something, you'll yell out "Damn republicans"!! icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 30, 2012 10:44 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidWe're going up to {vacation plans}. We'll be driving from Florida, not flying. Do I haffta tell you why?


    Must be a blue moon month - we actually agree on something.
  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 01, 2012 3:55 AM GMT
    Blakes7 saidYou mean to tell us that a big government ageny aint perfect? That it can be staffed by dishonest or incompetent people doing stupid, evil things? Doesn't this shake your faith in big government at all???


    Is my faith in a bank supposed to be shaken when it's robbed? I didn't think so.

    Right now, you're just trolling...
  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 01, 2012 3:57 AM GMT
    Blakes7 saidWhen government incompetence is apparant it is always the fault of the republicans? Democrats never have anything to do with it? Isn't the TSA under Janet Napolitano and the Obama administration? Are any of them republican? Your blind hate is what's apparent.


    So now Obama and Napolitano are responsible for a stolen iPad?!
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    Oct 01, 2012 3:59 AM GMT
    Blakes7 saidYou're telling me that the Obama administration has NO control over the TSA? That they cannot write their own directives, procedures, and executive orders? I wouldn't be surprised if the next time you drop something, you'll yell out "Damn republicans"!! icon_lol.gif


    They are responsible for policy. If someone violates policy or the law, especially at the lowest level, that's not the fault of the highest level of administration!

    There are different levels of responsibility. Get back with us when you figure that out.


    BTW, your comment about "apparent blind hate" is a perfect example of projection. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_projection
    According to Sigmund Freud, projection is a psychological defense mechanism whereby one "projects" one's own undesirable thoughts, motivations, desires, and feelings onto someone else. 'Emotions or excitations which the ego tries to ward off are "split out" and then felt as being outside the ego...perceived in another person'
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    Oct 01, 2012 7:09 AM GMT
    coolarmydude said
    Blakes7 saidWhen government incompetence is apparant it is always the fault of the republicans? Democrats never have anything to do with it? Isn't the TSA under Janet Napolitano and the Obama administration? Are any of them republican? Your blind hate is what's apparent.


    So now Obama and Napolitano are responsible for a stolen iPad?!


    darls Obama has never done any wrong; shame America can not afford another four years of him.
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    Oct 01, 2012 7:11 AM GMT
    Oh Bobby think of the Candlelight suppers you and Carmine will be able to have.
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    Oct 01, 2012 10:10 AM GMT
    Even though you completely missed my point and took me out of context, thank you for proving my point from another thread with that definition of projecting, something I am quite familiar with. Can you find the definition of Thick Headed? To sum it all up, in you guy's block headed minds, everything negative that has ever happened, or ever will happen in the world is the fault of today's republicans, and everything positive that ever happened, or ever will happen eons into the future, is the result of today's orgasmically wonderful democrats. Period.
  • hartfan

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    Oct 01, 2012 4:32 PM GMT
    If I didn't say it before, I'll say it now: please stop letting threads devolve into ad hominem attacks. That goes for everyone -- whether you're the troll or the guy feeding the troll. Thank you.
  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 01, 2012 6:28 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidEven though you completely missed my point and took me out of context, thank you for proving my point from another thread with that definition of projecting, something I am quite familiar with. Can you find the definition of Thick Headed? To sum it all up, in you guy's block headed minds, everything negative that has ever happened, or ever will happen in the world is the fault of today's republicans, and everything positive that ever happened, or ever will happen eons into the future, is the result of today's orgasmically wonderful democrats. Period.


    You weren't around at the time, but we applauded George Bush granting funds to combat AIDS in Africa.

    And in another thread, I argue that Obama is guilty of trickle-down economics involving housing policy.

    And in another older thread (summer of 2008 ) we liberals had (and still have) problems with Obama's support for FISA.