Saturday, August 06, 2005
I wish to comment on this article for you read; this from the Canon City Daily Record.
Now the writer tackles the consistency from airport to airport. As a former (Thank G-d)Screener of the TSA, I wish to comment on the consistency between shifts and between Stupidvisors.
In the Words of one Screener, "It's Awful!" Each Stupidvisor takes it upon him or herself to make up their own rules as they go along, or some Stupidvisors afraid of confrontation with a passenger would let them continue on with a prohibited item such as a cake knife till confronted by Yours Truly. I wanted to submit an official document of disagreement with that Stupidvisor who suddenly "Rose to the occasion" to chase down that passenger and retrieve the prohibited item knowing the Screener would officially object if he didn't! One Stupidvisor on mornings insists on confiscating small round tipped sewing scissors, which are considered allowable, NOT prohibited, from old ladies and all this while she watches over the screeners like an overlord, she refuses at most times to assist in the wanding area, so she cleans the ETD machine instead of assisiting an overworked female screener who has probably been all by herself most of the morning.
Consistency...MY ASS! There is absofreakinlutely NONE! The only thing consistent at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan is the fact that the Administration, Management and Stupidvisors of the TSA are the most LAZY, INEXPERIENCED,INCONSITENT,SELF SERVING,CHICKENSHIT, SPINELESS, CORRUPT, AND MOST WORTHLESS BUNCH OF DUMBASSES I HAVE EVER HAD THE DISPLEASURE OF MEETING IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. Now with that all being said, I hope you enjoy the article......The Rogue Jew
Publish Date: 8/2/2005
TSA must be more consistent
The Transportation Security Administration’s stated goal is to protect the nation’s transportation systems by ensuring the freedom of movement for people and commerce.
The agency, created after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, certainly has its work cut out for it, and the workers try their best to implement national policy and keep travelers safe.
But consistency is desperately lacking when it comes to procedures in airports around the country. Incon-sistency can be a recipe for disaster.
Traveling from Denver International Airport to other airports around the country, many already have seen how travelers can be scolded to the verge of public humiliation at one airport for something as simple as not knowing to remove a video camera or laptop from a bag at the screening station. At times, travelers even have to show agents how the device works.
Upon returning from a different airport, the same traveler can go through screening with the same camera or laptop without anyone noticing or commenting.
Similar past inconsistencies have been noted concerning travelers in wheelchairs or passengers using baby strollers.
If TSA is to truly fulfill its mission, consistency is a must. Traveler complaints about wait times or personal violations during screening likely would subside if the procedures were the same around the country. If we know what to expect, we are more likely to comply without complaint.
Frustration is bound to set in, however, when a security check wait at DIA can take 30 minutes or more and a similar check at a large airport such as San Francisco International takes five minutes or less.
But inconvenience is not the game. Security is.
Inconsistencies in checks also result in inconsistent security levels. Anyone who truly wishes to do harm can find out which airports are the easiest to pass through.
Terrorism, obviously, is alive and well as seen in the recent attacks in London. TSA needs to get its act together across the country to be sure procedures are followed properly without leaving passengers feeling humiliated if security is to be maintained.
Posted by The Rogue Jew at 8/06/2005 09:05:00 AM