upstanding wrote:LTD your solution is:
The solution is to stop the PC bullshit. Who cares about the delays. The American people need to suck it up and realize that ANY delays are not worth the potential lost LIVES. We need profiling. We need to quit fucking around and get serious. I don't give a damn what other countries think of us! We need to start doing what it takes to protect Americans. PERIOD.
All flights to the US need to be screened by US citz. We can no longer expect other countries to take care of our expectations. The TSA is a JOKE. I have personally traveled with items mistakenly left in my carry on's that have gone undetected.( ie. ammo, and bangstick end, and flylines) How many lives will it take to before we start to truly protect this country?
IF TSA is a joke then why should all flights to US be screened by us citz? We need a better program or MORE oversight of TSA. (aka.."Thousands Standing Around" With all the current spending whats a little more when it will save lives? This admin should have no issue spending more to protect the citizens its meant to represent. Who would you use and who pays for these pros...USA, ultimately taxpayers, the Carriers thus flying public? I wouldn't have an issue paying if I knew that the money was going to the proper place and not into the pockets of one of our government thieves. They do profile but some are better at it than others. Hire the best. If you don't care about delays fly El Al. What airport? Two different airports. One of which has a "much higher" security level than others due to the fact that one of our ex VP'S flies in and out of it. And yes that was in "east Jesus WY" where they certainly don't give a damn WHO you are. The other was an international airport most of us are very familiar with.When? Within the last 12 months. What kind of munitions were carried on your person? Carry on bag. You mean the nitro contained in the ammo did not light up the "machine"?? It was a single piece of 44 mag ammo left in my carry on. same for the bang stick the shell end I assume...when and where? Shell end...(I don't know much about bangstickicks, never used one) in a different bag. One that I was borrowing and was unaware that the shell was in there. I assume that the shell end does contain powder residue. Not detected. Did you go through Baltimore or Reagan with ammo and hot end of a bangstick? or was it in East Jesus Wyoming where you could have walked on with anything 'cause they know you. (see above) BTW what's a sporting gentleman like you doing with a bang stick...everyone got to eat even the brown suits...just a tap on the nose with the pole does it for the guides I use. (see above) Just one time I saw Timer pissed 'cause the browns were taking his handlined muttons he wrapped a couple of drano cans in barracuda and fed it to them. In usa chicago, indy, lauderdale, miami, kw atlanta no problem with flylines they can tell it's not P'Cord. Rather than ranting, unless it's a political solution you are after, why didn't you suggest that all carriers to the US and in the US use the "Puff" at the gate...after clearing initial security...the "Puff" would have detected or alerted...The "Puff" should be used to detect non-mag material on the body and if dressed native so "Puff" might be compromised then pat down...he had a visa and he did not fly out of France or Germany or England...I believe he picked Am'dam for a reason.
BWI has the "Puffer". I was one of those that didn't get put through it. Granted it goes to show that profiling won't be 100% but would help and there is no reason why we shouldn't be doing more of it.
I often use the same bags during my hunting season that are used during my fishing season. I used to wonder if even with an empty bag...would the powder residue due to transfer show? It has not yet.
FYI...I will no longer take that chance traveling with any bag that has been exposed to GP. I am now buying all NEW bags.
Bottom line......we are not doing enough. Much of what we are NOT doing is due to the fact that this country has become far to concerned with being PC. Obama's admin had better start paying closer attention, this most recent incident should serve "once again" as a wake up.
Are delays worth the lives that might be saved? YES IMO. If you are on a list.....you don't come here. If you fit whatever profile the pros establish....you WILL be searched. Tough shit...I don't care if your feelings are hurt.
Can you honestly say that we have been
doing enough? Can you honestly say that we don't
need to do more? Can you honestly say that the PC bullshit has not
prevented us from doing a better job?
If any of you answered YES to any of the above ......you need to get your head out of the sand.