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TSA fails most tests in latest undercover operation at US airports

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posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 03:40 AM
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In recent undercover tests of multiple airport security checkpoints by the Department of Homeland Security, inspectors said screeners, their equipment or their procedures failed more than half of the time, according to a source familiar with the classified report. When ABC News asked the source familiar with the report if the failure rate was 80 percent, the response was, “You are in the ballpark.” In a public hearing following a private, classified briefing to the House Committee on Homeland Security, members of Congress called the failures by the Transportation Security Administration "disturbing."

TSA Still Failing Checkpoint Tests With $8 Billion Dollar Budget!

In 2014, the TSA had a failure rate of 95%, so I guess they're improving slightly:


At this latest hearing, a congressman stated that the agency is "broken badly." It seems now, the TSA will spend even more money for biometric scan technology, in the hopes to improve checkpoint security.

October 2017:


U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the deployment of facial recognition biometric technology at one Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at John F. Kennedy International Airport for 30 days. As part of this technical demonstration, CBP is partnering with TSA to utilize international travelers’ photographs taken at TSA’s Terminal 7 international checkpoint to compare against travel document photographs. “As we continue to deploy technical demonstrations, CBP is assessing the use of biometric technology as part of a future end-to-end process, from check-in to departure, in which travelers use biometrics instead of their boarding pass or ID throughout the security and boarding process,” said John Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations. “Expanding these demonstrations to the TSA process is the next step in CBP’s goal of transforming and improving air travel—making it smoother, seamless and more efficient for travelers—while also enhancing the security of the process.”

www.cbp.gov...

These are terrible results, especially when you consider that ISIS is determined to bring down a passenger plane.

May 2017:


U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell, a Democrat from California, warned of a “new aviation threat” in an interview with ABC News. “We know that our adversaries, terrorist groups in the United States and outside the United States, seek to bring down a U.S.-bound airliner. That’s one of their highest value targets. And we’re doing everything we can right now to prevent that from happening,” Swalwell said in March. “Terrorist groups continue to target commercial aviation and are aggressive in pursuing innovative methods to undertake their attacks to include smuggling explosive devices in consumer objects,” said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer in March.

heavy.com...
edit on 11/9/2017 by semperfortis because: Copy the exact headline




posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 03:49 AM
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It's never been about safety, it's about control. 16 years and billions of dollars later, it's been little more than blind luck more aircraft weren't brought down. The TSA is a massive failure.



posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 05:11 AM
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Might it be that TPTB know that not a single terror act will happen, unless they make it happen?
Might it be that TPTB are not just one percent afraid of muslim or "IS" terror, because they are the masterminds behind all that terror?

And as David64 said before, it´s all about control, th control of the people, the "potential terrirsts TPTB are really afraid of! It´s all about the growing police- and surveillance state, about "Big Brother", about a "Brave New World" that burns down with "Fahrenheit 451". just to present us the "Matrix"!

Especially since 9/11, since that time any antidemocratic, antihuman behaviour of TPTB is excused with the cheap "anti-terror" excuse!

But as you can see, TPTB don´t have a reason to really protect the people, to really take the "terror-situation" as real as the people have to take it, because the people have no other choice. Their freedom is stolen with that cheap terror excuse.

Somehow the "protectors" seem to be really, really sure that nothing will happen, or does it look else?
And if something happens, it just were "flops, failures and fumbles" of "our protectors". Later we learn about the contacts of the attackers to the "protectors", about psychological diseases the attackers suffered from, and all that known crap.

No, the "protectors" don´t take their job serious because they know nothing will happen till they make it happen!
When it is needed, to install the next level of Big Brother!
Same as it ever was, especially since 9/11!

Heil Big Brother!



posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 05:30 AM
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There is this joke:

A man passes with a bike through the border. He doesnt have a backpack or anything, just a bike.

The next day he passes again, and thr next and the next after that.

After some time the police that is there gets suspicious of him and start watching him more carefully but find nothing... They scan him, they search for drugs, weapons etc. But nothing every time.

Finally he comes by foot, and they decide to put him under arrest.

He looks at them and laughts : Ha, while you were wastin your time, i menaged to sneak pass all the illegal bikes!

This situation is pretty much it.

If someone bring together 20 differnet gun parts, in 20 times, i doubt they will ever even stop him.



posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 05:37 AM
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Cos they too busy having fun sexually molesting passengers .
Not time to look for actual "terrorists" .



posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 08:06 AM
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And Democrat politicians are actually saying it's because they need more money. MORE MONEY. What the hell.



posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 08:09 AM
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What would I ever do without the TSA and their pleasant attitude I get to experience 2-4 times a week?

I might actually enjoy airports if it weren't for them.



posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 08:23 AM
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Disgusting. It's a farce. And We the People are lazy dumb-dumbs, laying down and taking it while first they make us take off our shoes, then our jackets, then they put us through machines that show them our damn underwear, not to mention our tax dollars pouring in to them- and they still can't do their supposed jobs.

Every time I stand in line at airport security and see us all disrobing in front of each other without a thought and standing in that stupid arms-up-feet-apart pose in that machine, I almost want to laugh if it weren't so worrying. We must look like quite the hilarious idiots if there were any other intelligences looking in.

What's next at airport security? Let's get a bet going on the next intrusive (yet pointless) requirement they'll decree on us that we will dumbly obey without question.

We are the frogs in the pot of gradually increasing hot water.
edit on 9-11-2017 by KansasGirl because: Is/us autocorrect



posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 08:25 AM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

The Fail is the people that thought the 8 billion budget was to protect them.



posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 08:37 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

What would I ever do without the TSA and their pleasant attitude I get to experience 2-4 times a week?

I might actually enjoy airports if it weren't for them.


I do enjoy the pat-down. It only happens when I have my reading glasses pushed up on top of my head instead of holding them in my hand for that spread-em pose in that machine, which happens enough that I've started to look forward to it. I always feel jipped when the pat-down is half-hearted and they just skim over my sensitive parts.



posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 08:40 AM
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It's called "security theater." The TSA doesn't actually make us any safer. They just stand around looking & acting like they do. And passing around images from the last hottie who went thru the full-body scanner.



posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 08:42 AM
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originally posted by: KansasGirl
I do enjoy the pat-down. It only happens when I have my reading glasses pushed up on top of my head instead of holding them in my hand for that spread-em pose in that machine, which happens enough that I've started to look forward to it. I always feel jipped when the pat-down is half-hearted and they just skim over my sensitive parts.


I always prepare props ahead of time so when they ask, 'What's in your pocket, sir?', I just reply with, 'Why dont you pat me down and find out, big boy.'.

I tend to be late for my flights these days...



posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 08:46 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: KansasGirl
I do enjoy the pat-down. It only happens when I have my reading glasses pushed up on top of my head instead of holding them in my hand for that spread-em pose in that machine, which happens enough that I've started to look forward to it. I always feel jipped when the pat-down is half-hearted and they just skim over my sensitive parts.


I always prepare props ahead of time so when they ask, 'What's in your pocket, sir?', I just reply with, 'Why dont you pat me down and find out, big boy.'.

I tend to be late for my flights these days...




Ah! Good idea, thanks for that!



posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 08:46 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

What would I ever do without the TSA and their pleasant attitude I get to experience 2-4 times a week?

I might actually enjoy airports if it weren't for them.


Afterwards I then say, "My turn!" and pat down the TSA agents.

We laugh and laugh.

Then they pepper spray me and hit me.


But mostly we laugh.



posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 08:55 AM
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originally posted by: KansasGirl
Ah! Good idea, thanks for that!


As a high volume frequent flyer I'm loaded with pro tips.

Here's another one: when some inconsiderate tool is taking too long in the lav you can actually open it by using the hidden catch above the 'occupied' indicator located inside the 'lavatory' plaque. The Flight Attendants love when you do that!





edit on 9-11-2017 by AugustusMasonicus because: 👁️ 💓 🧀 🍕



posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 09:21 AM
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I don't know that TSA guy in Get Out was pretty good.



posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 09:47 AM
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TSA was formed to take control of what comes and goes from an airport. The real question is what is the purpose behind the control.
a reply to: shawmanfromny



posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 10:37 AM
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originally posted by: gimcrackery
TSA was formed to take control of what comes and goes from an airport.


Considering the most recent reports I'd say they failed at that objective bigly.



posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 10:41 AM
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originally posted by: KansasGirl
Disgusting. It's a farce. And We the People are lazy dumb-dumbs, laying down and taking it while first they make us take off our shoes, then our jackets, then they put us through machines that show them our damn underwear, not to mention our tax dollars pouring in to them- and they still can't do their supposed jobs.

Every time I stand in line at airport security and see us all disrobing in front of each other without a thought and standing in that stupid arms-up-feet-apart pose in that machine, I almost want to laugh if it weren't so worrying. We must look like quite the hilarious idiots if there were any other intelligences looking in.

What's next at airport security? Let's get a bet going on the next intrusive (yet pointless) requirement they'll decree on us that we will dumbly obey without question.

We are the frogs in the pot of gradually increasing hot water.


Yes, We The Sheeple are meekly on display in the airline terminals these days. The herd mentality on display.

The TSA has been failing these sort of tests ever since it began.



posted on Nov, 9 2017 @ 11:13 AM
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As with most things, put the government in charge of something and it becomes more costly than it should be and less effective than it needs to be. Some airports have already been looking at private security. Private sector will do it better, and then when something goes wrong someone is accountable. The way it is now, no matter how bad they screw up, nobody gets fired. It's like this across the board, whether it's TSA or VA or name your government entity. Government is not the answer.



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