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Seattle-Area Restaurant Refuses To Serve TSA Agents

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posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 02:29 AM

Originally posted by drink2forget
Fantastic. So the TSA can be compared to the NWO, Nazi's..

Not all Germans were NASDAP.

The TSA can be more aptly compared to the German security apparatus.

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 03:29 AM
I just want to say I'm thankful I'm a security-officer with a private-security-firm and NOT a TSA Agent. I've gone into restaurants a few times while in uniform and I've never been refused service. In fact sometimes I've been given discounts or free food because they think I'm a police-officer. I tell them right away I'm not a police-officer and they still give me discounts or free food w/o me asking for it. lol

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 03:35 AM
reply to post by James1982

I work in a Hotel, when two guys come in and you can see that there are two full cars of people, that means a party, which means property damage, which means noise complaints, which means it costs more to the hotel than we make if we checked those customers in.

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 06:43 AM
You see, I too think it is absolutely wrong to just outright DECLINE service at a restaurant...

What you should do is give them the option of an "enhanced" pat-down or denial of service.

I declined the backscatter x-ray at the airport and got the pat down. The man was practically cupping my balls, and in front of a crowded terminal. woo hoo

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 06:46 AM

Originally posted by freedish

Originally posted by DimensionalDetective

Seattle-Area Restaurant Refuses To Serve TSA Agents

Fed up with what he views as crappy treatment from the TSA, the owner of a restaurant near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has decided to put all TSA agents on his No-Eat List.

"We have posted signs on our doors basically saying that they aren't allowed to come into our business," one employee tells travel journalist Christopher Elliott. "We have the right to refuse service to anyone."

She says that whenever a TSA agent attempts to dine at the restaurant, "we turn our backs and completely ignore them, and tell them to leave... Their kind aren't welcomed in our establishment.
(visit the link for the full news article)

Sorry if this was said already...

But the way this restraunte is treating the TSA agents is exactly how people in the south used to treat blacks during segregation.

The question now is: How the heck are they gunna know who is TSA and who isn't? Unless they are wearing their TSA uniform off-duty lol.
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If the TSA S.O.B's want to eat there, they shouldnt wear their uniform....unless they want to go through "enhanced search" procedures!

Yes. A private business can refuse business to anyone. I've had people that I'd as soon bludgeoned come through my business. After a few minutes of their bad attitude, they were shown the door!

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 06:56 AM

Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
And if it is legal, I am unsure of whether it is going to really impact much, as the agents themselves are merely small crumbs on a much larger loaf of bread. Their violations of the masses are being enabled by big brother and their corporate pupeteers.

Yes, the intrusive searches, gropings and theft are enabled by big brother and big sister, but the individual outrages (and thefts) are being performed by the individual agents. If the individual agents behaved honorably, this kind of activity (the restaurant) would not be necessary.

I say good on these guys. It's a legal, non-violent way to fight back to some degree. This is nothing like racial segregation, this is refusing to do business with gov't thugs.

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 07:32 AM
reply to post by FarArcher

True. On the same note, I'd hate to be in the screening line then be recognized as the owner or worker of that restaurant.

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 07:33 AM
awesome, cheers to the restaurant owner, i would do the same thing

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 08:27 AM

Originally posted by zorgon

Originally posted by drink2forget

Yes seriously... This is exactly how it began in Germany... my parents went through it The SS was originally Germany's "Protection Squadron" or Homeland Security.

Last time around in the USA we were looking for a Commie under every bed... now it's terrorist (mostly homegrown anyway hence treating US as the enemy. I bet TSA wouldn't dare grope a Muslim

My father once made a joke about Hitler (like we do about Bush). Unfortunately for him an Officer over heard it and the next day he was sent to the front.

Today we see this..

People like you need to be reminded...

This man is probably turning over in his grave

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety
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posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 08:27 AM
reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe

Yeah the SS said the same thing about hunting jews

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 08:54 AM
This is one of the sweetest things I've read in a minute. Next thing you know, the TSA will have their own bathrooms and drinking fountains, I hope they feel alienated as #$!!. I'm all for this.

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 09:10 AM
They should get a conciencereply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe

Of courses it is, and I sure everybody on this thread agrees that it is a way to clothe and feed their famillies. But the way which they conduct themself is what is deplorable. Like strip searching a 6 year old kid. Or making lude remarks about female passengers while in the scanners. Being stoned out of their mind on the job. I have a daughter and if ever they would try to search her like that, I would loose it!!! That's what you get when you have people fill out a job application that came on a pizza box.
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TSA Agent arrested
Disable kid is a Terrorist??
Don't touch my junk

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posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 09:11 AM
reply to post by HoldTheBeans

TSA personnel are already unionized as government workers (AFGE).
Let's not bash unions here when the topic is treating TSA agents "appropriately".
Besides, it would be a more effective statement if this restaurant were IN the SEATAC airport!


posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 09:19 AM
Don't know if this illegal or not but I'll bet it gets challenged in the courts before it's all said and done. I know that businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone but it's my understanding that the right to do so should be applied on an individual basis, for reasons displayed by that individual, and that it should not be applied to any certain class of people based of affiliations.

If it was my restaurant, I think I would consider installing metal detectors and body scanners for these TSA folks. That way when "I" determined that they needed to have a full body pat down by one of our employees prior to being seated, they could decide if they really wanted to eat in my establishment or not. I'm betting that by the time I finish their pat down, they will no longer have the appetite or the stomach to dine in my restaurant.

There's more than one way to skin a cat and "What's good for the goose is good for the gander."

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 10:24 AM
I used to work in a busy truck stop. We had a sign outside that said we had the right to refuse service to any one under the influence of drugs or alcohol. My hat is off to these brave people in Seattle. It would be nice if other businesses did the same.

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 10:42 AM
TSA agents are not a protected class, so it is legal to refuse them service.

It is illegal to refuse service in a public establishment on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, etc.(protected classes).

As someone who sees body scanners and invasive TSA pat downs as one of the larger civil rights violations since the 1964 Civil Rights Act was passed, I applaud the Cafe's civil disobedience. There is no reasonable argument that justifies millions of nude pictures and the groping of citizens who just want to ride a plane.

I am all about security on airplanes (I'm a very frequent flyer), but given the stellar track record metal detectors and x-ray machines have shown (tens of millions of passengers vs. one idiot underwear bomber), this smells more like government waste (with the standard pocket lining) and political points.

Republican leaders associated with body scanner manufacturers make money and Obama/Napolitano get to say they did "everything possible" for security if something happens. It's sad that no one ever notices that El Al took a pass on these because they didn't work. Of course, what does that matter as long as those in power get to stay that way?

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 10:42 AM
reply to post by DimensionalDetective

This is a real shame.
What the hell is going on with Americans?

these TSA agents are just DOING THEIR JOBS, in an effort to keep our airways and travel safe from harm.
Is it an inconvenience to stand in line for up to 2 hours? YES! But if the passengers would follow guidlines and not put up a fuss, the lines would move faster!

Is it frustrating to be pulled aside or "profiled"? YES! Again, DON'T try to bring things that are no longer allowed on your person or in your bags. And definately Don't ACT like you are hiding something! If you are pulled aside, don't fuss, bitch or fight. Do as asked and it will only take up to 5 minutes of your time. If you act like a jerk or suspicious, you will just make things worse for yourself and possibly be put on a no-fly list!

BUT isn't it gratifying to KNOW you will not be an innocent victim of some ignorant martyr?? YES< YES< YES!!!

I for one will be glad to jump through hoops to show I have nothing to hide, and that i am not a threat. AND I expect everyone else on that same flight to keep themselves and the other passengers safe!

If you don't like the policies, DON'T FLY!!! Had there been TSA agents back in 2001, then the tragedy of September 11th may NOT have happened. No towers crashed, no innocents murdered, no current war!

Why are we so spoiled as a country to think that we have the right to bitch and complain about everything, that MAKES our country BETTER than the others?

I will take a TSA agent over political murderers like Kadafi any day of the week!

oh, and another note, it IS illegal to refuse services to ANYONE due to a bias!

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 10:49 AM
BTW, TSA has only secured the right to vote for a union. Thankfully, it hasn't happened yet (and their may be some legal challenges.)

If you think invasive TSA pat downs and thefts are bad now, just wait until it is impossible to fire someone for "inappropriate behavior."

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 10:53 AM
reply to post by mizbeach40

Are you a TSA agent or related to one?

I think the business should also refuse their families service. That would work even better.

No one should do business with TSA agents or their families. They should be ostracized.

Do this and America will be great again..

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 10:58 AM
- Behave like a dog, be treated as a dog.

Bobby Tarass, 2011.

And don't #ing teal us they have to earn money to feed their kids, there is a billion kind of work, they could have chosen another one.
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