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    TSA Fails to ID 73 Airport Employees With Links to Terrorism

    TSA Fails to ID 73 Airport Employees With Links to Terrorism - NBC News

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    A new Department of Homeland Security Inspector General report found that the Transportation Security Administration failed to identify 73 aviation employees with active clearance badges with links to terrorism.
    The people, who were employed by major airlines, airport vendors and other employers, were not identified because TSA is not authorized to receive all terrorism-related information under current inter-agency policies, the report said.
    Oh wow. If this is not a wake up call regarding unnecessary bureaucracy, and inefficient practices in our government in general, I don't know what is, and dread what it will take to wake people up to the fact that out govt has become so large and cumbersome, enough that it is stepping on its own feet in a way that does affect us, and our own safety.

    Of course, I'd rather the airlines be in charge of their own security, like before, with the FAA having a list of dangerous items, where ultimately economics guided the most important parts, and not government, but that's another story.
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    Re: TSA Fails to ID 73 Airport Employees With Links to Terrorism

    In the 10 years that the TSA has existed, there have been countless public blunders by the agency that just can't seem to get it right.

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    Re: TSA Fails to ID 73 Airport Employees With Links to Terrorism

    We must have a half dozen threads on this by now, but it is nice to see the actual report.

    I must agree with others, the TSA is a perfect example of our overreaction and a realized failed consequence. The TSA is now just like many other government agencies that needs to be closed down.
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    Re: TSA Fails to ID 73 Airport Employees With Links to Terrorism

    On one website that was discussing this article, I saw a comment that I thought both funny, and accurate:

    After 9/11 we were told that the powers-that-be dropped the ball because none of the three-letter-agencies were sharing information like they ought to.

    So to solve this problem we created 4 more three-letter-agencies that don't share information like they ought to.
    It's like something out of a Monty Python sketch, really.
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    Re: TSA Fails to ID 73 Airport Employees With Links to Terrorism

    Wow, not defense by the Obamabots. They agree the TSA is a joke.
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    Re: TSA Fails to ID 73 Airport Employees With Links to Terrorism

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    Wow, not defense by the Obamabots. They agree the TSA is a joke.
    Uhh yeah we have been saying this longer than you guys.
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    Re: TSA Fails to ID 73 Airport Employees With Links to Terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Wow, not defense by the Obamabots. They agree the TSA is a joke.
    Well, it was created by Bush, was a joke the entire time he was responsible, and has been the entire time Obama's been responsible. **** can it.
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    Re: TSA Fails to ID 73 Airport Employees With Links to Terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    TSA Fails to ID 73 Airport Employees With Links to Terrorism - NBC News



    Oh wow. If this is not a wake up call regarding unnecessary bureaucracy, and inefficient practices in our government in general, I don't know what is, and dread what it will take to wake people up to the fact that out govt has become so large and cumbersome, enough that it is stepping on its own feet in a way that does affect us, and our own safety.

    Of course, I'd rather the airlines be in charge of their own security, like before, with the FAA having a list of dangerous items, where ultimately economics guided the most important parts, and not government, but that's another story.
    ...so why do we still have this?
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    Re: TSA Fails to ID 73 Airport Employees With Links to Terrorism

    When I worked for the airlines, we didn't have the TSA. But, we did extensive background checks on all employees. Anyone with ramp access had to go through a background check and fingerprinting by the airport and FAA, and carry a seperate badge issued by the airport.

    Back before 9/11, there were very easy ways I could get to the gate and on a flight without going through the metal detectors. And, although I didn't have ramp access, I could go down to the breakrooms, and walk across the ramp from one set of gates to another, I did have to display my badge at all times.
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    Re: TSA Fails to ID 73 Airport Employees With Links to Terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Well, it was created by Bush, was a joke the entire time he was responsible, and has been the entire time Obama's been responsible. **** can it.
    I agree.
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