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Sacramento-area pilot punished for YouTube video about TSA

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posted on Dec, 23 2010 @ 05:42 PM
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SACRAMENTO, CA - An airline pilot is being disciplined by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for posting video on YouTube pointing out what he believes are serious flaws in airport security.

The 50-year-old pilot, who lives outside Sacramento, asked that neither he nor his airline be identified. He has worked for the airline for more than a decade and was deputized by the TSA to carry a gun in the cockpit. He is also a helicopter test pilot in the Army Reserve and flew missions for the United Nations in Macedonia.

Three days after he posted a series of six video clips recorded with a cell phone camera at San Francisco International Airport, four federal air marshals and two sheriff's deputies arrived at his house to confiscate his federally-issued firearm. The pilot recorded that event as well and provided all the video to News10. At the same time as the federal marshals took the pilot's gun, a deputy sheriff asked him to surrender his state-issued permit to carry a concealed weapon.


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And the hits just keep coming.... Whatever happened to The Truth shall set you free? The world has gone mad I tell ya. A change is comin....
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posted on Dec, 23 2010 @ 05:50 PM
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The world has gone mad I tell ya.




Truly. I think this is the new anthem for the USoA.




posted on Dec, 23 2010 @ 06:09 PM
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100% complete and utter crap!

Criticize the government and have your life turned upside down.

This country has completed its journey down the toilet.



posted on Dec, 23 2010 @ 06:24 PM
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Originally posted by BigTimeCheater
100% complete and utter crap!

Criticize the government and have your life turned upside down.

This country has completed its journey down the toilet.


I agree, there seems to be a amendment or two missing here doesn't there? They better be very very careful or the people are going to get really mad very soon and it isnt going to be pretty.



posted on Dec, 23 2010 @ 06:43 PM
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Dang! I was hoping for a link to the pilot's videos on the news 10 page.

From OP link; here


"And the message was you've angered us by telling the truth and by showing America that there are major security problems despite the fact that we've spent billions of dollars allegedly to improve airline safety," Werno said. The pilot said he is not in trouble with his airline, but a supervisor asked him to remove public access to the YouTube videos. He does, however, face potential civil penalties from the TSA. He said he would likely go public when it becomes clear what the government plans to do with him.


Without anything to identify this pilot, how will we be informed of his "apparent" suicide?



posted on Dec, 23 2010 @ 07:50 PM
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I have a new Confucius saying.
When TSA start stepping with heavy foot
Make it easier to set off land mines and blow up country.
Peace!



posted on Dec, 23 2010 @ 08:22 PM
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"In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." George Orwell

As much as I'd like to think things can be changed peacefully, I highly doubt that possibility.

Surrender his CCW for doing WHAT??? Informing people about the travesty known as the TSA?

Things do not look well for our future if we continue to allow "agents" to run roughshod over our inalienable rights.



posted on Dec, 24 2010 @ 05:14 AM
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Oh the shame of it all!

This pilot did nothing but expose the negligence of the TSA and their convenient harrassment of the American public.

If airports are truly secure, and these videos prove otherwise, the high school student from Charlotte NC would've never had a chance to stowaway on a Boston bound flight last month. BTW, if you didn't hear about this, the student died.

TSA motto should be "We're only here to make you think it's safe to fly, so STFU!



posted on Dec, 24 2010 @ 06:08 AM
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I just saw this on CNN.

So let me see if I have this straight. In spite of the whistleblower laws, concern over holiday terrorism and the shoddy excuse for stormtroopers we have down at the TSA, when a trusted pilot goes above and beyond to expose things for how they really are, he gets kicked in the face?

What a travesty.



posted on Dec, 24 2010 @ 10:16 AM
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I just got blessed out on another thread over this. And I was corrected on a few points. The firearm was federally issued so they have the final say. I don't understand why they took his CCW, either. Maybe that had something to do with the Air Marshall thing. These pilots are really starting to get burned out on these unfair and unconstitutional "guidelines," and rightly so. I understand there is a process for complaints, but really, haven't pilots been complaining the whole time? What's going to happen when the TSA decides they are in charge of all transportation?



posted on Dec, 25 2010 @ 03:04 AM
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Originally posted by Hero Protagonist
I just got blessed out on another thread over this. And I was corrected on a few points. The firearm was federally issued so they have the final say. I don't understand why they took his CCW, either. Maybe that had something to do with the Air Marshall thing. These pilots are really starting to get burned out on these unfair and unconstitutional "guidelines," and rightly so. I understand there is a process for complaints, but really, haven't pilots been complaining the whole time? What's going to happen when the TSA decides they are in charge of all transportation?


Well, the TSA are going to have to start flying the planes too! Pilots should stand together on this one. This is a moral call, they should all start drawing their pensions early. That's if they have any pensions coming?



posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 03:06 AM
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So atleast now if he commits suicide or dies mysteriously, we'll know who, and why.

Pilot identifies himself



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