Holy cow...

From: Steve Thatcher <melamy_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Fri Aug 6 19:12:12 2004

my job takes me a lot of different places. Two years ago, yes, TSA was not as organized or as efficient as today. They are doing a necessary job to keep planes flying and people going where they want to go. Due to the fact that I worked for TSA two years ago, I am very familiar with what they have gone through. Now, all you do is check your bags in and they open them only if their MRI machine spots something with enough mass to potentially be a problem. They don't make you wait in line much longer now than you did before TSA was there. Passenger screening is also very efficient at most large airports anyway. They started with the notes inside when they quit having you stand in front of them while they checked your bags. I haven't been through any in the last year that did it the old way.

As for it being BS, I disagree. I would rather have things safer than welcome another attack on US soil because things weren't being checked.

best regards, Steve Thatcher

-----Original Message-----
From: "Joe R." <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Sent: Aug 6, 2004 7:02 PM
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk_at_classiccmp.org>
Subject: Re: Holy cow...

At 02:14 PM 8/6/04 -0700, you wrote:
>On Fri, 6 Aug 2004, Joe R. wrote:
>> >You know when your bag was checked because the TSA puts a form in your bag
>> >saying they did.
>> I beg to differ. I sat in Kansas City airport two years ago and spent
>> abut 3 or 4 hours with the security people and watched as they opened
>> numerous bags and I didn't see them put a sticker on ANY of them. Even when
>> flying and reclaiming baggage I've never seen one of those stickers.
>Have you flown recently?

   No and I have no intentions of flying as long as this crap continues. I
have a very low treshold for BS! So don't expect to see me at VCF or
anywhere else if it involves flying.

Received on Fri Aug 06 2004 - 19:12:12 BST

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