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The brainwashing of Americans regarding terrorism is near complete. In a brilliant example of irony and the sheer lunacy of air travel in this country a man was kicked off a Delta flight wearing a t-shirt that featured a TSA logo along with text that satirizes the agency’s paranoid and overbearing approach to airport security. Apparently passengers and employees were “nervous”.
Seems some Americans, flight operators and TSA are so stupid to believe that a potential terrorist is going to show up on a plane with a t-shirt that says “I’m a terrorist. Please harass me”.
Arijit Guha was flying out of Buffalo-Niagara Airport wearing a satirical anti-TSA t-shirt. He actually made it through security before his fellow passengers and brainwashed government spies ratted him out to the flight authorities. So he found himself escorted off the plane and back into questioning by government agents.
“I was then questioned by TSA about the significance and meaning of the shirt,” writes Guha. “I politely explained that it was “mocking the security theater charade and over-reactions to terrorism by the general public — both of which we’re seeing right now, ironically.” The agents inquired as to the meaning of the term “ZOMG” and who it was that I thought was “gonna kill us all.” As best I could tell, they seemed to find my explanation that I didn’t think anyone would be killing us all and that I was poking fun at overwrought, irrational fears exhibited by certain members of the flying public to be satisfactory. And moreover, they clearly deemed my shirt to be no legitimate threat.”
Having been told by Delta agents that him and his wife could take the flight only if they submitted to another search of their belongings and if he removed the t-shirt, Guha agreed, but as he was boarding the plane he was pulled aside yet again by a Delta supervisor accompanied by three TSA agents as well as multiple Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority transit police.
“I was questioned some more and my wife was also pulled out of line for additional questioning and screening. Our bags were searched, my shirt was photographed, we were asked multiple questions about the cause of our visit, how often we make it to western NY, and our drivers’ license numbers were taken and radioed in for what seemed to be a quick background check,” writes Guha.
And this exchange between him and the morons at TSA is perfectly scripted for Saturday Night Live:
After being booted from the flight, Guha and his wife were subjected to even more intense interrogation, with transit police demanding to know where Guha’s brother lived because he had originally purchased the t-shirt as a gift.
“You had to think about that one. How come?,” she asked. I explained he recently moved. “Where’d he move from?” “Michigan,” I respond. “Michigan, what’s that?,” she says. At this point, the main TSA agent who’d questioned me earlier interjected: “He said ‘Michigan’.” Unable to withhold my snark, I responded with an eye-rolling sneer: “You’ve never heard of Michigan?”
“This response did not please her partner, a transit cop named Mark. Mark grabbed his walkie-talkie and alerted his supervisor and proceeded to request that he be granted permission to question me further in a private room. His justification?: “First he hesitated, then he gave a stupid answer.” Michigan, my friends, is a stupid answer.”
Yes folks. This country is fucked.
Agents with the TSA are drunk with power. They are insensitive and many are apparently psychopaths. It is astonishing that the American people stand up to this nonsense. A man was traveling through security with the remains of his grandfather. The ashes were clearly marked on the canister as “remains”. The man approached the agent and pleaded with her not take care with the contents. Of course the agent dropped the remains on the floor. Horrified the man bent down to scoop up his grandfather’s remains, bone fragments and all, while the fucking TSA bitch laughed!
This piece of insensitive human garbage needs to be removed from her position at the TSA. People do not need this kind of treatment. At any cost. The Daily Mail has the story:
A man suffered humiliation and distress at the hands of an airport security agent when she insisted on opening a jar containing his grandfather’s remains and then dropped them on the floor.
John Gross, of Indianapolis, was trying to bring Mario Mark Marcaletti’s ashes home from Florida and had them in his bag in a tightly sealed jar clearly marked ‘Human Remains’.
The 91-year-old’s remains had been divided up among family members after he died in 2002 and Gross had been given a share by his uncle during his trip.
John Gross, of Indianapolis, was trying to bring Mario Mark Marcaletti¿s ashes home from Florida and had them in his bag in a tightly sealed jar clearly marked ¿Human Remains¿
John Gross, of Indianapolis, was trying to bring Mario Mark Marcaletti¿s ashes home from Florida and had them in his bag in a tightly sealed jar clearly marked ¿Human Remains¿
He was confronted by the TSA officer and explained what was in the container.
‘They opened up my bag, and I told them, “Please, be careful. These are my grandpa’s ashes,”‘ he told theindychannel.com.
‘She picked up the jar. She opened it up.
‘She used her finger and was sifting through it. And then she accidentally spilled it.’
As a third of the jar’s contents fell out onto the floor Gross frantically tried to gather it back up, a line of passengers waiting behind him.
The man’s grandfather, Mario Mark Marcaletti, died in 2002
The ashes were in a tightly sealed jar and clearly marked ‘Human Remains’
‘She didn’t apologize. She started laughing. I was on my hands and knees picking up bone fragments.
‘I couldn’t pick up all, everything that was lost. I mean, there was a long line behind me.’
Gross later found out that TSA rules state that staff should not tamper with human remain containers under any circumstance.
Instead they are supposed to put them through an X-ray machine.
Nothing can be done to regain the ashes. But Gross said he wants an apology from the TSA and from the individual agent ‘who opened the jar and laughed at me’.
‘I want them to help me understand where they get off treating people like this,’ he said.
On the TSA website it states: ‘Passengers are allowed to carry a crematory container as part of their carry-on luggage, but the container must pass through the X-ray machine.
‘Out of respect to the deceased and their family and friends, under no circumstances will an officer open the container even if the passenger requests this be done.’
American tyranny is filled with examples lacking of any common sense. That’s what happens when you have bureaucrats overseeing the serfs. You might think the last person that would be hired at the TSA would be an individual that lost another job due to allegations of sexual abuse. Given the sexual perversion prevalent in the TSA you would be wrong. Unbelievably the person hired also happened to be a priest that was removed from the ministry. The TSA sure does a great job of picking individuals with upstanding moral character. CBS Philly via Drudge has the report:
The CBS 3 I-Team has learned that a Catholic priest who was removed from the ministry over sex abuse allegations now holds a sensitive security post at Philadelphia International Airport.
The security checkpoint between Terminals D and E is a busy place where thousands of people – including lots of kids – pass through every day. But you might not believe who the I-Team observed working as a TSA supervisor at that checkpoint this week: Thomas Harkins.
Until 2002, Harkins was a Catholic priest working at churches across South Jersey. But the Diocese of Camden removed him from ministry because it found he sexually abused two young girls. Now, in a new lawsuit, a third woman is claiming she also is one of Harkins’ victims.
The I-Team asked Harkins about the suit as he was leaving his shift at the airport.
“I have nothing to say,” was Harkins’ reply.
The new lawsuit, filed in federal court against the Camden Diocese says quite a bit. It accuses Harkins of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl 10 to 15 times in 1980 and 1981. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the alleged victim, claims the abuse occurred while Harkins was a priest at Saint Anthony of Padua parish in Hammonton, NJ, with one assault even occurring in Harkins’ bedroom at the rectory.
More stupidity from our stellar transportation security agency. This time they order an 18 year-old off the plane because she was on the “no-fly” list. Yep, her parents were good to go but this little human was already labeled a terrorist. The family, presumably Muslim, says they were humiliated.
Eighteen-month-old Riyanna has been called a lot of things: cute, adorable and now … a suspected terrorist.
She was called that on Tuesday night at the Ft Lauderdale Airport. She and her parents had just boarded a JetBlue flight when an airline employee approached them and asked them to get off the plane, saying representatives from the Transportation Security Agency wanted to speak to them.
“And I said, ‘For what?’” Riyanna’s mother told only WPBF 25 News on Wednesday. “And he said, ‘Well, it’s not you or your husband. Your daughter was flagged as no fly.’ I said, ‘Excuse me?’”
Rihanna’s father was flabbergasted.
“It’s absurd,” he said. “It made no sense. Why would an 18-month-old child be on a no-fly list?”
Riyanna’s parents, who asked not to be identified, said they think they know the answer to that question. They believe they were profiled because they are both of Middle Eastern descent. Riyanna’s mother wears a hijab, a traditional head scarf. That’s why they have asked to remain anonymous. They said they’re concerned about repurcussions. That said, they are both Americans, born and raised in New Jersey, just like their daughter.
Riyanna’s parents said once they were taken off the plane, they were met by TSA agents and made to stand in the terminal for about 30 minutes.
“We were put on display like a circus act because my wife wears a hijab,” Riyanna’s father said.
Eventually, the child’s parents said they were told they could reboard the plane though they added that nobody offered an apology or even an explanation for what happened. The family refused to get back on the plane because they were embarrassed. They chose instead to leave the airport, but they still want to know why and how this happened.
Can someone please explain why we allow this agency to remain active?
The morons at the TSA broke a type one diabetic teen’s insulin pump at the Salt Lake City airport. Seems the kid was doing everything to help the TSA understand her medical device. She straight up went to the TSA agent and told her she was diabetic. That she had to wear the insulin pump 24/7. She showed the lady a note from her doctor saying do not put the device through the screener.
Apparently since all terrorists make it a point to show the TSA their device of destruction the agents went ahead and shoved the device through the scanner anyway.
The pump stopped working correctly.
And then, the morons went ahead and said they would have to go ahead and give her a full body molestation anyway! Which is what the girls said she wanted to keep the pump from going through the screener. Argh.
A Colorado teen is upset with screeners at Salt Lake City International Airport. The type one diabetic says TSA agents were abrupt, rude and were responsible for breaking her $10,000 insulin pump. A pump she has to have to survive.
After participating in a DECA conference in Salt Lake City with several classmates last week, Savannah Barry, who is a type one diabetic and wears an insulin pump 24 hours a day, says she ran into TSA agents who were not prepared to deal with her medical situation. “I went up to the lady and I said, I am a type one diabetic. I wear an insulin pump. I showed her the pump. I said, what do you want me to do? I usually do a pat down – what would you recommend?”
Savannah then showed agents a doctor’s note explaining that the sensitive insulin pump should not go through the body scanner. She says she was told to go through it anyway. “When someone in a position of authority tells you it is – you think that its right. So, I said, Are you sure I can go through with the pump? It’s not going to hurt the pump? And she said no, no you’re fine.”
The 16-year-old walked into the scanner with some serious reservations “My life is pretty much in their hands when I go through a body scan with my insulin pump on.” She was right to be worried. She says the pump stopped working correctly. “Coming off an insulin pump is rough. You never know what is going to happen when you are not on the insulin pump.”
She says TSA agents then made the situation worse when they didn’t know what to do about her juice and insulin. “She said, because we don’t have the machines to scan the juice to make sure this is not an explosive we do have to do a full body pat down and search your through your bags.” Of course, that’s what she wanted in the first place, but it was too late.
Another daily outrage in the abject tyranny that the TSA imposes over the customers of airlines simply trying to travel. The latest is beyond ridiculous. Seems that a mother can bring fully loaded breast milk bottles onto the planes but empty one are forbidden.
Yes. Empty bottles. MSNBC reports:
Amy Strand was taken aback when a TSA security agent told her she would not be allowed to board a plane with empty bottles in her breast pump. Full bottles, yes, but not empty ones.
“He said I couldn’t go through because there was no milk in the bottles,” Strand told TODAY.com. “But I was not going to leave a part of the breast pump behind — it cost over $200. He told me (however) that my option was to leave it behind or to put milk into it.”
When she asked where she could pump, the TSA officer took her to a restroom, where the only outlet to plug the pump into was by the sinks.
“There was a TSA agent in there using the restroom and I asked her if there was a private place to pump, and she said no,” Strand said. “I had to stand at the sink in my heels and dress pumping as travelers came and went. I was humiliated and fighting back tears. It confuses me why an ice pack and breast pump were a threat to national security.”
What confused this woman was that she is used to common sense. The TSA are not. They are idiots.
Of course the TSA apologized for one of their own’s stupidity while ensuring the flying public that agents would be trained on the travel concerns of breast-feeding mothers.
The TSA should be disbanded.
TSA perverts always get to third base. This would be sexual assault anywhere else. This isn’t security, it is tyranny.
GOP Congressman Francisco Canseco has a fun time with a particular TSA moron as he was traveling from San Antonio to Washington. The TSA pervert aggressively gave Rep. Caseco a pat-down – and then wanted to press charges! When is this going to STOP!
The Blaze describes the molestation:
“I went through the full-body scanner, they stopped me and they said ‘we’re going to have to pat you down,’” Canseco, a freshman representative, said. “I said OK; I lifted up my arms, they start patting my leg very, very aggressively. The guy goes up close to my groin and when you get pat there it hurts! And there’s a very human reaction when it hurts there — you move the offensive thing out of the way and you step back.”
He continued, “In doing so, I would expect the TSA agent to say hey, I’m sorry, which would have been OK. Instead he raises his hand, he says ,’I need a manager here, I’ve been assaulted!’”
What followed, Canseco said, was a huddle with “managers, supervisors, police, the whole bit” as the screener wanted to press charges against him and have him arrested.
The congressman — who said he didn’t tell agents who he was — was not allowed to move from the screening area, even to retrieve his shoes, belt or luggage. He said he had his boarding pass and driver‘s license confiscated until about 25 minutes later when a police officer responding to the situation told him he wasn’t going to get involved and let him leave.Canseco said what he found most outrageous was the fact that he’d already been through the full-body scanner, so “they know I’ve got nothing on there.”
“OK fine, they want to pat you down, but accept the fact that you touched something that you shouldn‘t and you caused some hurt and there’s a natural human reaction to it, but don’t overreact to it,” Canseco said.
A week later the congressman was held up by the TSA agents again and was told to submit to another pat-down.
This is bullshit.
The TSA is out of control. Or stupid. Or both. The federal security apparatus decided that a 7-year old girl with palsy was enough of a national threat that she had to endure not one, but two, intrusive molestations from the airport gustapo.
The Daily reports:
With her crutches and orthotics, Dina cannot walk through metal detectors and instead is patted down by security agents. The girl, who is also developmentally disabled, is often frightened by the procedure, her father said.
Marcy Frank usually asks the agents to introduce themselves to her daughter, but those on duty on Monday were exceptionally aggressive, Joshua Frank said, and he began to videotape them with his iPhone.
“And the woman started screaming at me and cursing me and threatening me,” he said.
Eventually, a supervisor decided it was sufficient to inspect Dina’s crutches and allowed the family to leave for the gate.
They were there for an hour before the agents reappeared with a manager to tell them that proper protocol had not been followed, and that Dina had to be screened after all, the Franks said. After initially offering to pat her down at the gate, they insisted she return to the security area, Joshua Frank said.
“So then I got aggravated,” he said.
With Dina now in her wheelchair, Frank raced her across the JetBlue terminal, but by then, the family had missed its plane. The Franks caught a subsequent flight.
These people work FOR US. We do not deserve to yelled at. We do not deserve to be disrespected. They have no right to threaten law abiding travelers. The TSA has to go and needs to be replaced by private airport security. Guaranteed the service and security will be far superior.
America, when are you going to wake up and put an end to this moronic agency?