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Saturday, December 01, 2007


Ok, now I'm pissed. This article made me lose my cool. Quick run-down is this: Several uniformed soldiers are escorting a fallen comrade home for burial. After putting their friend on the plane (with an honor guard of locals), they are escorted to security by a uniformed policeman. Once there, the TSA screener checks IDs for the soldiers and cop, then has them go through the metal detector. Well, it's a medal detector, too, cause duh! So, in front of everyone waiting to get to their own flights, these soldiers (who are escorting the corpse of a friend, don't forget) are forced to strip down to socks, pants, and undershirts. While there's a local policeman there who knows they're legit. While there's a flag-draped coffin waiting for them in a plane on the tarmac.

What else is there to say: DIAF, TSA.

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  • At 8:49 PM, Blogger Soo Mi said…

    Considering how well Southwest treated Mister, practically shoving him and his war baggage/weapons through security faster than pre-9/11 TSA jerkwad rules, this is a travesty.

    I could go on and on about the TSA, but I think this little story sums their ham-handedness (fueled by homeland security) succinctly:

    England suffered from terrorist bombings for most of the 20th century. Buildings, planes, boats, funerals, weddings, parades. However, flying into, throughout, and out of England was simpler than in pre-9/11 US.

    England depended on constant closed-circuit cameras placed everywhere in airports and did not let large crowds to become disorderly, regularly reminding everyone in the airport to not leave bags unattended and to "mind your surroundings." It worked.

    The TSA these days? What an embarrassment.

  • At 11:49 PM, Blogger Bk30 said…

    completely agree with the author of the article, That TSA agent needs to be fired. Sounds more like a personal issue, than doing a job correctly!

  • At 2:31 AM, Blogger Devyl Gyrl said…

    Oh for F's sake. How can anyone be so incredibly stupid? That is one of the most fucked-up things I've read in a while.


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