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Government 'surplus' stores now selling personal items TSA steals from passengers

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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 06:45 PM
This is really just more confirmation that the government only comes across things when it steals it. The police in the local area should confiscate this equipment and return it to its rightful owner (TSA can pay the bill).

posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 07:25 PM
reply to post by mydarkpassenger

Are you saying you would rather see terrorist blow up planes and kill innocent people rather than have TSA searches? What's you being in the navy and traveling the world have to do with terrorism and the TSA? I'm just trying to understand your post.

posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 10:04 AM

Originally posted by Backslider
reply to post by works4dhs

work4dhs, I'm genuinely curious, how many terrorists have you guys caught / prevented from committing an act of terrorism in airports in the last 10 years? Can you give me a credible source for this information?

I'm also curious the DHS budget for transportation security, I'd like to break it down and figure out how much it costs to catch each terrorist. Gotta be somewhere...

no US aviation passenger has died from terrorist attack since 09/12/2001.
it is impossible to know what has been prevented.
Prevention is preferable to capture/detain.

and yes, aviation is still being targeted.

Despite billions of dollars spent on securing our nation’s airports since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, experts say terrorists are still testing and targeting aviation security because an attack could kill a lot of people, undermine public confidence and cause significant economic damage.
“It remains an incredibly high target for terrorists,” Erroll Southers, President Obama’s first choice to head the Transportation Security Administration, said. Southers had to withdraw his name from consideration due to political reasons. “It’s still vulnerable… and it would be a decisive economic blow to our country.”

posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 10:09 AM
damn! imagine the IRS doing an audit on TSA.. confiscated goods! this si the same thing, as people who have bodega shops, go into retail stores, steal high end shampoos, and sell em at thier tables outside for $5. our own government doing the same sleezy thing. are they that bankrupt, this is what theyve resorted to doing????

posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 06:56 PM

Originally posted by lokdog
reply to post by mydarkpassenger

Are you saying you would rather see terrorist blow up planes and kill innocent people rather than have TSA searches? What's you being in the navy and traveling the world have to do with terrorism and the TSA? I'm just trying to understand your post.

I'd rather take my chances at pre-911 security levels, with one difference: crews should be armed, than give up anymore of my freedoms because some sheep are scared of their own shadows.

Read main's original reply to me: I'm not a kid living in "mom's basement" as he suggested.
edit on 22-6-2011 by mydarkpassenger because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 07:35 PM
The real terrorists do not ever have to do any thing ever again. They have the TSA and DHS to do their work for them. The terrorists job is done for the most part. With crap like this going on why should they bother. The TSA and DHS is do a better job at being terrorists than they could them selfs. We have just traded one group of terrorists for another one

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 03:24 PM
reply to post by AshleyD

Makes one wonder if some day you might find one of your boyfriend, husband or son's girly magazines with a picture of you or your daughter in it.

Got to wonder what else TSA is selling.???

Just a thought, there is money in porn.

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 03:34 PM
reply to post by mamabeth

I too will never fly again and I love flying.

I get very frisky
As I have to have a window seat, and as the plane is zooming down the run way, picking up speed, faster and faster and faster and then that whooose that lift off, it just well makes me very happy (I am embarrased to say but I have to hide my face because anyone seeing me would know not just my husband makes me happy!)

Now, weird, I can't do roller coasters, or carnival rides that are too fast but a jet plane............I will miss flying and resent the TSA.

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 03:36 PM
I know the Australian customs say that they turn confiscated liquor into vinegar...this is ofcoarse after evaporation from the aussi climate and the angels share of the goods first!

Surely the scissors, nail clippers and other personal hygiene items should be donated to charity or the homeless to assist them not some rich businessmen?

Making money of stealing is only going to encourage the damn "TSA agents" to steal more of people, considering it is paying their wages (or those of their masters who tell them what to do.)

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 03:37 PM
reply to post by HomerinNC

Charters................hmmmm, do they feel like a jet, the zooming down the run way and lift off?????

Don't really have money for a charter. Thanks, never thought of a charter, probably because of the money issue.

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 03:45 PM
what about at least 3 very recent incidents where even pilot, flight attendant, an passenger go CRAZY on plane how are TSA addressing that? it seems the pilot - and those rehearsed by CIA to gain access to cockpit - are the prime ways a plane "terror" attack can still occur, not a 2.5 ounce bottle of pepto bismol thats not allowed (thats what was confiscated and i head really bad heartburn on a 5 hr turned into a flight turned into 5 hr just sitting on runway let alone delays and rerouting in air).

someone mentioned they think charter flights dont have as much TSA security? aren't charter flights when a small ticket reseller buys out some or all of the seats at a discount and resells for some profit? passengers still pass thru some TSA it doesnt matter if its a main airline or a reseller/chartered plane.

private craft private airport well of course then security may be outsourced and more brief, than major public airports

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 04:11 PM
The terrorists won. They have us so cowed that we feel up grandmothers and little girls in an effort to be safe. It's stupid.

I think the current security practices are absurd. In eleven years they haven't caught one terrorist.

It's time for us to return to a state of sanity and civility.

ETA: the previous poster raises a good issue - are they scrutinizing flight crews as closely as they should be?

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 08:34 PM
To the poster who stated that flying is a privilege, not a right, I beg to differ. Take that logic and throw it at driving a car, taking a train or bus, a boat, even walking. You earn the RIGHT to drive by obtaining a license and proving your abilities (in most cases, I am not discounting serious mistakes at licensing agencies.) You earn the RIGHT to fly by paying for a ticket, or to take a train or bus by paying for a ticket. You are then a customer, and customers have rights everywhere else in the world, but for transportation companies these days.

What you are saying makes it seem like you think folks should earn a license to fly, but other modes of transportation don't need that right. I got that impression, anyway, when you said those who can't "follow the TSA rules" should take other transportation.

I am not commenting about my opinions of the TSA, but I feel it is ridiculous to say flying is a privilege, not a right.

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