Alfa - 6/28/2005 9:53 AM
....Well I also fly a large amount of the time, and its just part of the deal to take off the shoes and put them in a bin. Just like I have to take my lap top out of the case and put it in a bin and maybe sometimes turn it on, but not lately. Just like I have too show my I.D. sometimes up too 3 times to get on the plane.
Sounds like your part of the problem why it takes so long to get thru the screening process.
But I know I'm sure as hell not going to mention anything about a bomb let alone use the word twice.
I curse the TSA every time I withdraw over $10,000 from my account at the bank.( Currency transaction report) Dang those guys.
Hey, I am glad someone finds the work they do worthwhile. I wouldn't pay them if I was given the choice because I don't think they do us a service. I figure they just accumulate new "parts of the deal" after some jerk does something stupid. Not because they are on the ball and trying to keep us safe. Because they are told to check for this rerun crap, and they have the authority to make us do it, which is behind the vehement barking of orders over meaningless checks. Has anyone been found with a bomb in their shoe besides that dumb scumbag that couldn't figure out how to light the thing?
How is checking your boarding pass three times while you are in plain view of all three checkers making you more secure? It makes it possible for them to hire two extra morons. And piss me off by asking to see my boarding pass in plain sight and earshot of the last moron who checked it.
The computer check is just as dumb. I travel with Neodymium Iron Boron magnets all the time. Try putting one next to a CRT sometime. I never get asked a question, even when I tell them I have a very powerful magnet that is going to mung up their screens. No response. And the computer is at least a consistent requirement. There is a posting of the computer requirement as you approach the "don't say the word bomb" zone. The shoe thing is up to the moron TSA person. Different rules at different airports, on different days. A cute girl gets to keep her shoes on, even though the heels might be weapons by themselves. Not even the slightest motive to keep us safe by thinking of ways that their present system might be overlooking and doing something to fill the gaps. Just adding to list of "things" to check that make up the deal. When someone plants a bomb in their pecker, the things they check will become even more unpleasant, unless you are very lonely and the most action you can get is from a TSA Nazi surveying your dick for potentially dangerous emissions.
Try flying on six to eight planes a week. It gets a lot harder to dismiss incompetence when it is confronting you all the time. Jim