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Another TSA Horror Story: 'I wanted to cry': TSA makes mom pump milk

Discussion in 'Travel' started by indigo_wolf, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. indigo_wolf

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  2. CatherineM
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    And my husband wonders why I refuse to fly.
     
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    Exactly what the feck is wrong with an empty bottle??

    These agents have to be some of the dumbest, power tripping a-hats out there.

    I'm sure they are pushing the boundaries of human rights here.
     
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    Do they have to have a low IQ to work for TSA? Sounds like really poor training and even worse continuing training if there is any!!! Crazy!!
     
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    Someone needs to lose their job... not the dumb TSA security guard but the chump who hired them and also the ones who haven't provided appropriate training.
     
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    Show just how hit or miss airport security is. My wife and I flew in June 2010. At the time she was breastfeeding my son. He wasn't with us but the pump was. We had no trouble getting through STL and Denver airports.
     
  7. Kilted1

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    Yep, pretty much. Think about the personality types who would choose that as a career path. Perverts, and petty power trippers who aren't bright enough to be cops.

    Just IMHO of course.
     
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    Yeah, you could really do some serious damage to someone with that pump and milk bottle...
     
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    Most people don't get to choose a career path that they like or are suited to. Just saying.

    While it is evident that there are some terrible cases involving the TSA, I wouldn't go so far as to brand all of their employees as perverts or power trippers.

    In my opinion, of course.
     
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    I think the record amply shows that there are far too many of those types within the TSA.
     
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    far too many, yes, but all, no. I don't think we are in disagreement over anything.
     
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    True, I wouldn't wish to color every TSA employee with that brush. I'm sure there are plenty of good, well meaning folks who just needed the job and couldn't afford to be picky. However, we have too many incidents as evidence to the contrary to say that the job isn't attractive to miscreants or that TSA's standards are high.
     
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    all it would take to stop this nonsense would be a boycott of non essential flying...it all boils down to cash...no passengers= no cash for the airlines= airlines putting a stop to these morons
     
  14. Kilted1

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    That was tried last Thanksgiving. TSA stood down and wasn't even screening to pre-2001 levels.

    Edit: Sorry, I mis-remembered. That was the "opt out" deal when folks were opting out of the Xray scanners. Though I do know a lot of people who are no longer flying, I'm one of them.
     
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    The biggest problem I have with TSA is how inconsistent the screening is. If I try to jack up a liquor store, I expect a reasonably similar response wherever the store is located, and therefore would think twice about doing it in the first place. If you fly out of O'Hare, you get a body cavity search. If you fly out of Orlando, you can walk on with a pipe bomb. The terrorists will figure that out, if they haven't already.