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Meanwhile In Hawaii... Your Taxpayer Dollars Hard At Work

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Presented with no comment...

 

 

Those curious how the TSA "trains" are encouraged to read Politico's, "Dear America, I Saw You Naked - And yes, we were laughing. Confessions of an ex-TSA agent."  It uncovers more or less everything.

 

And in case you thought it was Sundays... here is today's taxpayer dollars hard at work...

 

Because nothing says "efficiency" like this...

 

h/t @SwingTrader2012

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Mon, 02/17/2014 - 12:17 | 4444921 wolfnipplechips
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Dicks

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 12:21 | 4444935 SilverIsKing
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They are learning how to apply the Lei.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 12:25 | 4444947 Dr. Richard Head
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Our privately-held company didn't send a single executive or high-producing sales rep to Hawaii until we were at a health 25% profit margin and growing double-digits year-over-year.  That trip was to reward those that excelled in our company. 

I guess catching ZERO terrorists and terrorizing the mass public is an accomplishment worthy of paradise.

Fuck the TSA, I'm tired of having my balls cupped by some worthless human being, my wife already has that covered.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 12:29 | 4444961 MillionDollarBonus_
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Personally, I think the TSA checks are a good thing. If this is what it takes to be safe then so be it.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 12:32 | 4444966 Herd Redirectio...
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Yes, thats whats important, to be safe!  I know slaves and livestock generally have their well-being well looked after.  For a time, any way...

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 12:43 | 4444985 mjcOH1
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Seminar 2: 10-noon "911 - Missed opportunities in vaginal explosive detection"

Noon-5pm "Mai Tai Social"

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 12:44 | 4444986 Pladizow
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Touching, squeezing and assaulting in paradise!

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 12:49 | 4445001 HyBrasilian
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Masters of the 'reach around'...

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 13:00 | 4445027 Conax
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"If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They'll have enough to eat, a bed and roof over their heads." ~ D D Eisenhower

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 13:03 | 4445036 Pool Shark
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Well, now we know where the TSA thugs are gathered.

Flash Mob in 3,... 2,... 1,...

 

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 22:06 | 4446506 FEDbuster
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"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

 

Fuck you MDB, you fucking statist troll!!

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 23:33 | 4446775 Keyser
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Only in America will bureaucrats send their minions to a tropical paradise for a taxpayer funded seminar to learn how to humiliate and grope the very people that are paying their salary. The purpose of government is to serve the people, not the other way around. 

 

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 13:04 | 4445039 bagehot99
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MDB is one of the top piggies on Manor Farm.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 14:00 | 4445153 MillionDollarBogus_
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I resemble that remark...

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 14:19 | 4445204 manofthenorth
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MDB , the leading cause of premature death in America ? Suicide! Just kill yourself and you will not need to worry about dying at the hands of another. If a totalitarian police state makes you feel good move to CHINA. If a $10 an hour "agent" feeling up my wife and daughter makes you "feel safe" you are no coutryman of mine. Eat shit and DIE piggie.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 15:25 | 4445373 Arius
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwsVi9ULwLI

 

just for laughs ...myself, i totally understand we have to go through and comply with the regulations !

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 15:58 | 4445442 manofthenorth
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And this is why I should surrender my liberty ?????

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!

Patrick Henry

Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/p/patrick_henry.html#EVSwi from Dr.Paul Craig Roberts "National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen, FBI Director James Comey, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn "All five of these Gestapo wannabes are in violation of their oath of office to protect the Constitution of the United States. They have relentlessly violated the Constitution, which makes these five, who are in charge of US intelligence and black operations, traitors to the United States.  Yet, they have not been arrested and put on trial.  Congress is content to sit there and listen to their ongoing lies time after time after time, despite the fact that these 5 have committed more and worse crimes against our country than the “terrorists” that serve as an excuse for the crimes committed by the intelligence agencies.""Remember, dear readers, it is a crime for you to lie to any federal agent even if you are not under oath or before Congress. How much more evidence do you need that you are not a citizen of the United States but a mere serf of the federal government?  Will you ever wake up?"

"Nothing will be fixed until the Five Criminals are arrested and put on trial for treason and until Congress defunds the illegal wars and states firmly, backed up with the threat of impeachment, that there is no such thing as “the unitary executive” who is above law, Constitution, Congress, and the federal courts. The Supreme Court will not protect us.  Congress must put the executive branch on notice that it is not above the law and the Constitution.

Americans have lost the rule of law.  Unless Congress quickly restores it, the country is lost. "

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 16:29 | 4445529 mjcOH1
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"If ye loveth wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us now in peace.   We seek neither your counsel nor your arms   Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you.   May your chains set lightly upon you, and may history forget that ye were our countrymen."  

- Samuel Adams

 

"One need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence."

- Charles A Beard

 

"Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!""

- Thomas Jefferson

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 17:53 | 4445812 MillionDollarBogus_
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manofthenorth,

Yes, you should just surrender.

You obviously have cabin fever, and are probably eating too much yellow snow.

Look for a warmer clime...

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 19:00 | 4446017 manofthenorth
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The cold repels and destroys the sick and the weak Besides I like cutting wood and playing in the snow. You better stay where they have 911 services handy for the weak and infirm.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 20:39 | 4446288 MillionDollarBogus_
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Fair enough.

if you start referring to yourself in the 3rd person, like our Canadian friend fonestar, leave the cabin and seek out some social contact. 

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 21:15 | 4446378 National Blessing
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Cabin in the Woods.  Have you seen it?  It's a great movie.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 16:18 | 4445504 giggler321
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Think I'll ware a Bra next time I go flying...

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 20:26 | 4446250 Trucker Glock
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I up arrowed.  +2, if you're a man

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 20:55 | 4446327 countryboy42
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Hell, I'm just going to wear my kilt. Can I at least pick the agent?

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 13:32 | 4445082 SgtSchultz
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Terrific quote, here is the last half:

If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They'll have enough to eat, a bed and roof over their heads. But if an American wants to preserve his dignity and his equality as a human Being, he must not bow his neck to any dictatorial government.

General Dwight David Eisenhower

ATTRIBUTION:DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, president of Columbia University, speech to luncheon clubs, Galveston, Texas, December 8, 1949.—The New York Times, December 9, 1949, p. 23.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 13:57 | 4445135 lordylord
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Hmmm.  Now I know why Al Bundy could only remember one US president: Dwight D. Eisenhower.  Personally, I don't mind the TSA presence at airports.  You are free not to fly.  However, I have a big problem with them if they try to form checkpoint on roads and highways.  I beleive there have already been some news about TSA expanding to trains and roads.  That being said, get rid of the TSA.  They are mostly there for theatre and police state conditioning. 

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 14:19 | 4445203 Carl Popper
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You are free not to drive by your same logic.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 14:21 | 4445211 akak
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Ironic how we are increasingly less 'free' to chose to do X, Y or Z.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 16:30 | 4445532 NidStyles
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To a statist, that is how freedom works. You are basically free to whatever, even if you will land in prison for doing so. To them the ability to choose to land in prison is freedom.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 15:18 | 4445351 lordylord
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How about the airlines replace the TSA with private security that do the same exact thing.  Would you have a problem with that?

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 18:25 | 4445910 Libertarian777
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you shitting right?

Ron Paul has been saying this since 2001. It only took you 13 years to figure that out?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 03:08 | 4447169 FreedomGuy
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Private companies do that already. You will see security anywhere there seems to be a reasonable threat. Companies balance convenience and secutiry. Government pays no price for excessive secutiry and in fact, it grows through it.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 15:32 | 4445394 lordylord
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I also control who gets in my car.  I expect some level of security when I get on a plane with 300 other people.  I would prefer government to butt out and let the airlines hire private security.   

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 15:51 | 4445403 lordylord
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Also, I can't tell if you are pro or anti-TSA. 

 

edit:  Yeah, I see you are pro-TSA.  No use in arguing with a statist. 

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 15:47 | 4445428 lordylord
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By the number of downvotes, I see that there seems to be a stready stream of Statists coming through this thread.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 16:35 | 4445550 NidStyles
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Don't worry it's Monday, they are back in their cubicles working to enslave the rest of humanity with their idiocy. By Wednesday you will not see them lurking around junking people, it's Hump-day and cubicle warriors have difficulty staying focussed that long. Too many distractions to keep them entertained. 

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 16:45 | 4445570 lordylord
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I believe today is a holiday so the government workers are off today.  Maybe it's the NSA bots since I am getting a lot of downvotes without any replies/arguments.  Apparently, suggesting to replace the TSA with private security paid for by the airlines (and extension the passengers) goes against their beliefs in an all powerful government which only wants to protect us. 

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 17:17 | 4445687 noless
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Actually it's a government holiday, they're all out skiing..

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 00:51 | 4446965 NidStyles
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Dude, it's a fucking joke.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 14:23 | 4445215 ebworthen
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Boiling the frog.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 14:24 | 4445221 Tim_
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Tennessee Becomes First State To Fight Terrorism Statewide

"You're probably used to seeing TSA's signature blue uniforms at the airport, but now agents are hitting the interstates to fight terrorism with Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR)."

"'Where is a terrorist more apt to be found? Not these days on an airplane more likely on the interstate,' said Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons."


VIPR Teams Enhance Security at Major Local Transportation Facilities

"Comprised of federal air marshals, surface transportation security inspectors, transportation security officers, behavior detection officers and explosives detection canine teams, VIPR teams over the past two years have augmented security at key transportation facilities in urban areas around the country, including New York City, Buffalo and Syracuse, N.Y., Los Angeles, Boston and Providence, R.I."

"Looking to expand the VIPR concept beyond the rail sector to other forms of mass transit, TSA has been reaching out to several high-volume ferry operators to provide additional security, particularly during the summer months when ridership is at its peak."


Marshals To Patrol Land, Sea Transport

"According to internal Transportation Security Administration documents, the program calls for newly created 'Visible Intermodal Protection and Response' teams -- called 'Viper' teams -- to take positions in public areas along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor and Los Angeles rail lines; ferries in Washington state; and mass transit systems in Atlanta, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Viper teams will also patrol the Washington Metro system."

"'TSA is going to extend its outreach into other modes of transportation,' said David Adams, spokesman for the Federal Air Marshal Service. 'We think this is a very good approach to test our tools and quickly deploy resources in the event of a situation or a threat. It shows we could be at any of these places.'"

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 14:37 | 4445261 Frank N. Beans
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I thought it was odd when a few months ago, as we were about to ride our city's newly built light-rail, we saw a couple of TSA-uniformed people on the platform.  Were they just on their way to their jobs at the airport?  If it were one TSA person alone, I'd guess yes.  But two together?  No.

 

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 15:01 | 4445310 cynicalskeptic
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Tenessee - a veritable smorgasbord of terrorist targets......     Does AlQuaeda even know WHERE Tenessee IS on a map?  

 

Really Now.... how narcicisstic of them to think that they are SO important as to be worthy of ANY 'terrorist' attacks?  

What's the target?  Elvis's mansion?

 

As for the rest of this.... BUFFALO NY?????????    C'mon.... no sane person much less a 'teerrorist' is going to BUFFALO willingly.   And AMTRACK as a terror target?!?!??!   NO NEED - AMTRACK regularly self destructs a train or tow on its own without ANY outside interference.  How would you even know if it were a PLANNED 'attack'?

Soon TSA will be patrolling rest rooms on the Interstate - the logical habitat for.... well, how DOES describe somone willing to stick their hands down your pants for a living?

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 17:30 | 4445712 climber
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Mon, 02/17/2014 - 23:38 | 4446793 logicalman
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Does anyone in N America have a clue about living with terrorism.

I grew up in UK when the IRA were at their 'best'

Get back to me when you have a clue

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 15:24 | 4445371 hapless
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You are free not to fly.

Translation:  "I can't afford to fly."

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 15:38 | 4445413 lordylord
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I fly all the time and funny enough I have stayed at the Hilton Villages in Hawaii.  Do you not expect some level of security when boarding a plan with 300 strangers?  Like I've said, I prefer the TSA to go away since the government is clearly overstepping its authority.  Airlines can hire private security. 

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 23:40 | 4446797 logicalman
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We would all be more secure if US gov kept its nose out of other countries' business.

 

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