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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Shaving razor, brush, and mug.

I've seen a lot of confusion out there on what types of razors are OK to take with you in your carry-on baggage. This post is just a quick and basic attempt to clear up any confusion. Let me just start by saying that electric razors are OK, but straight razors are a no-go.

Razor Blade
Disposable Shaving Razor

These two photos show a safety razor and the removable blade that they use. They're making a come back thanks to the close shave they provide and the extremely affordable price of the replacement blades. It basically unscrews and you can insert a razor blade. Because these razor blades are so easy to take out, safety razors are not permitted in your carry-on luggage with the blade. The blades must be stored in your checked luggage.

This is a disposable razor. They come in two types. The kind that is completely disposable (handle and all), or the kind where you replace them with cartridges. These are permissible in carry-on luggage with the blade and replacement cartridges.

This gentleman is shaving with a disposable razor. Good to go!

This gentleman is shaving with a disposable razor. Good to go!

This gentleman is shaving with a safety razor. No-go! (OK without blade)

This gentleman is shaving with a safety razor. No-go! (OK without blade)

This gentleman is shaving with a Samurai sword. No-go! (Swords must be checked with luggage)

This gentleman is shaving with a Samurai sword. No-go! (Swords must be checked with luggage)

Thanks!

Bob Burns
TSA Blog Team

Comments

Submitted by TSO Tom on

Yes we are seeing a growing number of "safety razors" at the checkpoint. Thanks for this topic.

Submitted by Civil War Soldier on

Ok, first off, I love the pic with the guy shaving with a samuri sword. Priceless.

Ok, on to what is serious....

People, I'm probably one of the first people to try to take everything for my trip through security rather than have to wait at a baggage claim. Keep your life simple and just either take the cheapo, yellow handle throw away razor or put it in your baggage get it when you arrive. A lot of the better hotels have virtually all of the items from the no-no list available at them or they can be gotten when you arrive from the grocery store. Do us all a favor, keep your nice rolling duffle bags cleaned out so you can get through security faster rather than clogging things up.

While I'm not a fan of all the checkpoints I have to go through, they are here so play it smart. The faster we get through them, the less my nerves have to fray.

Submitted by Anonymous on

Hrm. No Knife? No problem. Security is a joke. Just buy a disposable razor, a wooden pencil, and some bandages at the "gripes" store in the "sterile area". Bum a business card off some suit. Use your heel. Use your brain. Security of things will always be circumvented by intent of mind.

Submitted by Bubba on

Please tell me how you could take an airplane down with a razor blade now that cockpits are reinforced and passengers know to fight back.

Also give us an answer on that article published in the top scientific journal Nature about the SPOT program.

Submitted by Anonymous on

You could kill a person with your fist. The point you are missing is TSA is trying to educate travelers to help them avoid problems at the airport.

Good on them. It is nice to see the government helping people.

Submitted by Anonymous on

I think the confusion arises more out of the shifting rules at different checkpoints. On a recent trip I was told to put my shoes on the belt at one airport, put them in a bin at another airport. Hold my boarding pass out at one, put it away at another. Take off my belt here, leave it on there.

These inconsistencies do nothing to trip up the bad guys. They make travel more stressful, more confusing, take more time.

Set some rules, make them clear, and stick to them. Enough with being cutesy.

Submitted by Anonymous on

How about updating your website to be explicit about this and remove any confusion? It currently says the following are prohibited in carry-on:

"Razor-Type Blades - such as box cutters, utility knives, razor blades not in a cartridge, but excluding safety razors."

Why intentionally confuse people with a double negative ('prohibited' + 'excluding')
Why don't you simply re-word it to say "safety razors without the blade are allowed in carry-on" ?

Submitted by Blogger Bob on

Anon Said: How about updating your website to be explicit about this and remove any confusion?

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Good idea Anon. I just fired off a couple of e-mails and am looking into changing the verbiage and maybe even adding a link to some photos for clarification.

Thanks,

Blogger Bob
TSA Blog Team

Submitted by TSO Tom on

Anonymous said...
I think the confusion arises more out of the shifting rules at different checkpoints. On a recent trip I was told to put my shoes on the belt at one airport, put them in a bin at another airport. Hold my boarding pass out at one, put it away at another. Take off my belt here, leave it on there.

These inconsistencies do nothing to trip up the bad guys. They make travel more stressful, more confusing, take more time.

Set some rules, make them clear, and stick to them. Enough with being cutesy.

August 18, 2010 8:43 AM
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Anon, I agree with you, here is the deal on some of these issues:
Shoes: While we prefer them flat on the belt, they can be put into a bin if they are not cluttered with other items. The object is for us to be able to have a clear view of the shoes.
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Belt: Most belts do not have to come off at the metal detector, however, if you have a WWE championship belt you would need to remove it to avoid setting the metal detector off.
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Boarding pass: This is the most difficult to answer because it really does depend on the airport/checkpoint. Most checkpoints have stopped checking boarding passes at the walk through, however, some checkpoints still do it. So all you need to do is ask the TDC person.

Submitted by Ayn R Key on

1.5 inch razor-blade no way, 3 inch scissors fine? Maybe people think the tiny razors are ok because the scissors are ok. I think the problem is TSA inconsistency.

Submitted by TSO Tom on

Ayn R. Key said...
1.5 inch razor-blade no way, 3 inch scissors fine? Maybe people think the tiny razors are ok because the scissors are ok. I think the problem is TSA inconsistency.
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Ayn, I won't go into why some inconsistency is necessary, but I agree with you on the scissor rule. It should have been left alone, because you can kill someone with a pair of scissors as easily as you can with a razor blade. However, I believe the rule on scissors changed because TSA mangement felt it was more of inconvenience than a threat. And razor blades are arguably much sharper than scissors, although there are ways to kill someone with a common pen, or a knitting needle for instance, point is if everything that could do harm to someone was banned, you would not be able to take anything on board the plane. I don't know about you, but I prefer the way it is to the way it could be.

Submitted by Anonymous on

Bob,

You agreed with "Anon" and said "Belt: Most belts do not have to come off..." At DCA last week, I went through one security area with my belt, then due to a canceled flight, went through another security area 30 minutes later and was "forced" to take of my belt that time. You have a really serious training issue to resolve. My blood pressure was up enough (due to airline issues). Then to have the 2nd TSA checkpoint guy YELLING "EVERYTHING ON THE BELT. EMPTY YOUR POCKETS. NO PENS. NO BELTS. NO PAPER. EVERYTHING ON THE BELT. EVERYTHING ON THE BELT.

Sheesh. This guy was terrible. If I didn't have to run for my plane, I would have stopped to complain. It was that bad.

Please, please, please. Provide better training, and much better supervision!

Submitted by Anonymous on

Is that a "disposable" sword? ;-)

Submitted by Mike E on

But it's still ok to bring a pair of 12" metal spikes on the plane!

Submitted by Blogger Bob on

Anon - The guidance has been changed. Thanks!

http://tinyurl.com/lpu8n

Blogger Bob
TSA Blog Team

Submitted by Blogger Bob on

Anon - That was Tom, not me.

All - Let's stay on subject here. We're veering away from the subject at hand. Please feel free to use the Off Topic post to continue your discussion.

Thanks,

Blogger Bob
TSA Blog Team

Submitted by Anonymous on

Is it just me or are the pictures and text not lining up?

Submitted by Anonymous on

Speaking of razor blades.....

"That same screener started emptying her wallet. "He was taking out the receipts and looking at them," she said....
She says she asked what he was looking for and he replied, "Razor blades."

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/columnists/daniel_rubin/20100818_Daniel_R...


So is it SOP for TSO to use the excuse of looking for razor blades to examine receipts and personal checks?

Submitted by TSO Tom on

Anonymous said...
Bob,

You agreed with "Anon" and said "Belt: Most belts do not have to come off..." At DCA last week, I went through one security area with my belt, then due to a canceled flight, went through another security area 30 minutes later and was "forced" to take of my belt that time. You have a really serious training issue to resolve. My blood pressure was up enough (due to airline issues). Then to have the 2nd TSA checkpoint guy YELLING "EVERYTHING ON THE BELT. EMPTY YOUR POCKETS. NO PENS. NO BELTS. NO PAPER. EVERYTHING ON THE BELT. EVERYTHING ON THE BELT.

Sheesh. This guy was terrible. If I didn't have to run for my plane, I would have stopped to complain. It was that bad.

Please, please, please. Provide better training, and much better supervision!

August 18, 2010 12:58 PM
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Anon, I don't which airport or checkpoint you went through, but perhaps the TSO in question finds it easier to have passengers remove everything prior to entering the Walk through, or perhaps it was a checkpoint with Full Body Imager, in which all items might be required to be removed prior to entering the machine. Like I said I don't know particulars of the airport you are referring to, but it is a question you might want to bring to the local management of that airport...again, it is not SOP to require that everything be removed prior to walking through the metal detector.

Submitted by Anonymous on

This couldn't be more timely! My husband is traveling TOMORROW and wasn't planning on checking any luggage. I guess he didn't find helpful info on tsa.gov or the site of the airline he's flying. This really cleared it up for us. Thanks!

Submitted by HappyToHelp on

Anonymous said...
“This couldn't be more timely! My husband is traveling TOMORROW and wasn't planning on checking any luggage. I guess he didn't find helpful info on tsa.gov or the site of the airline he's flying. This really cleared it up for us. Thanks!”

I am glad the blog post has helped you. Happy travels :-)

Tim
TSA Blog Team

Submitted by Mbattery on

Anonymous said...
“This couldn't be more timely! My husband is traveling TOMORROW and wasn't planning on checking any luggage. I guess he didn't find helpful info on tsa.gov or the site of the airline he's flying. This really cleared it up for us. Thanks!”
Will wonders never cease! One individual + husband thanks the TSA for clearing things up. I am always so amazed at the number of people who complain. (I say so too!) Gee, I didn't have to take off my belt at one airport but I did have to take it off on the way back! If these are the only curves that get thrown at you, I want your life.
It is so refreshing to see one positive comment. Thank you to that one positive person.

Submitted by Anonymous on

"This couldn't be more timely! My husband is traveling TOMORROW and wasn't planning on checking any luggage. I guess he didn't find helpful info on tsa.gov or the site of the airline he's flying. This really cleared it up for us. Thanks!"

Let us know how much disappeared from his checked luggage. :-)

Submitted by Anonymous on

TSO Tom said ....
"perhaps the TSO in question finds it easier to have passengers remove everything prior to entering the Walk through"

I don't care what's easier for him. I'm not here to make his job easier. The TSA comes up with some rules and I'll follow them because I have to, but I am not going to follow any rule a TSO decides to make up to make his or her life easier.

Submitted by Anonymous on

This post, like others, is useful if TSA folks don't change or make up rules.

Bob, TSO Tom... about TSA making rules up as they go.

Several airports now have 'barkers' ordering all PAX to remove their belts. "No, exceptions!" Regardless of how they are to be scanned.

This has been reported at FlyerTalk. I experienced it at an airport not yet mentioned on FT last week.

So if TSA can just make rules up as they go along how can we have any confidence that even empty safety razors will be allowed?

Submitted by Anonymous on

"Not the country I grew up in."

"9/11 changed everything."

Submitted by Anonymous on

"9/11 changed everything."

Last I checked, the Constitution didn't expire that day.

Submitted by Ponder Stibbons on

Speaking of blades, are blade coffee grinders allowed in carry-on luggage?

Submitted by Anonymous on

Bob, why have you posted on this topic rather than the latest abuse in Philly, the Nature article eviscerating the BDO program for the rank nonsense that it is, or TSA's newfound belt fetish?

Submitted by Anonymous on

i believe that scissors are allowed again because the flite crew unions voted to allow them again.

Submitted by Anonymous on

"9/11 changed everything."

Yes, the government became the terrorists under the guise of security.

Submitted by Jimmy Haley on

The issue to me is not the verbiage that was on the TSA website (although it is much clearer now - yes, my blade was just taken).

This issue to me is also not the inconsistencies with the TSA policies. True, you can kill someone with a razor blade just as easily as 4 inch scissors.

The issue to me is the fact that we have abandoned common sense when applied to airline travel. We can no longer carry liquids through the checkpoint (even if I drink from it as proof it is not dangerous). We can no longer visit our loved ones as they depart at the gate. We can no longer wear our shoes through the checkpoint. Add to that a good shave with an exquisite razor.

Someone needs to stop this insanity. There is safety and careful measures which must be recognized, and then there is the mutated form of "safety" to which the TSA now adheres.

When does the madness stop? When does the inconvenience end? This is a classic case of group think gone very, very wrong and affecting millions of people each year.

I don't feel safer when I travel, TSA. I don't feel protected as I'm approaching the gate. All I feel is absolute and total frustration. And also a desire to find any...other...way...to...travel.

Hypebolic? Perhaps. But thank you, TSA, for showing us how to completely ruin an entire industry, by continuing to be a complete thorn in the heel of commuters nationwide.

Submitted by Anonymous on

You said:
Boarding pass: This is the most difficult to answer because it really does depend on the airport/checkpoint. Most checkpoints have stopped checking boarding passes at the walk through, however, some checkpoints still do it. So all you need to do is ask the TDC person.
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This is a rule that should be consistent. Pick one and stick to it. The local airport should have NO control over it. I'm not going to ask any person at the checkpoint anything. The second you question them they threaten to retaliate. Either more searches or you won't be allowed to fly. This happens at EVERY airport from ORD to BOS to LGA to RDU to STL to DFW to LAX. Every airport I have flown through.

Fliers are frustrated, especially those of us who fly on a regular basis. The barkers and rudeness are bad enough. The rules make things worse (they're not enforced consistently). Then we come here and say that we observe these things over and over and over and over again and your response is "it's an isolated incident," or "it shouldn't happen that way."

It's time for a top down approach to stop this nonsense. The majority of the screeners (I'll say 3/5) are not professional, are not polite, are drunk with power and lord it over passengers or yell at us. For every screener with any sense of customer service, I can point to a coworker at the same checkpoint who makes flying miserable.

I'm tired of complaining and nothing is done. I'm tired of the lines and chaos you've created. Fix it. How?

1) Enforce consistent, transparent rules
2) mandate customer service training
3) do some mystery shopping. Send your management out as a normal flier and see what happens. Be honest about it and look at it from the public's perspective. bring in an outsider to do it and listen to them. I think you'll be shocked!

Submitted by GSOLTSO on

Just a reminder to please stay on topic, we are getting away from the main subject of this discussion. Please feel free to use the the Off Topic thread to continue discussions of other subjects. Thank you!

West
TSA Blog Team

Submitted by Anonymous on

So, what about the Philly incident when, while "looking for a razor blade" in a woman's purse after it had been X-rayed and finding $8000 in checks instead was somehow grounds to accuse her of infidelity?

Do you condone delving into people's personal lives, making false accusations based on erroneous assumptions, and relaying those suspicions as factual to a spouse? How does this relate to aviation safety?

What are you people thinking? Are those BDO and TSO personnel going to get a bit of retraining?

Submitted by Anonymous on

anon:
"I'm not going to ask any person at the checkpoint anything."
abolsoutly reasonable, continue to complain without asking anyone anything. maybe if we travelers asked questions then alot of what is bothering us would be resolved in a quick manner, instead of acting like a child and pouting.

Submitted by Anonymous on

anon:
"I don't care what's easier for him. I'm not here to make his job easier. The TSA comes up with some rules and I'll follow them because I have to, but I am not going to follow any rule a TSO decides to make up to make his or her life easier."
perhaps the screener is trying to make your time in the checkpoint easier too. its amazing the amount of times i have to wait as a "seasoned" traveler tells the screener i travel with this belt all the time and then he alarms and holds up the line. stop being stubborn and interact with the tsa people and they will make it easier for you and everyone else. most of these people have been doing their jobs for quite awhile and know their jobs dont let one or two bad apples ruin your image of the good people that know their jobs.

Submitted by RB on

Anonymous said...
"9/11 changed everything."

Last I checked, the Constitution didn't expire that day.

August 19, 2010 9:10 PM
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Didn't expire but TSA does not honor the Constitution.

TSA Checkpoints are Constitution free zones, just ask them!

Submitted by Anonymous on

RB said

Didn't expire but TSA does not honor the Constitution.

TSA Checkpoints are Constitution free zones, just ask them!
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Ther goes RB spreading hate again.

Show me where the supreme court has ruled that the TSA checkpoints violate the constitution. You said on another thread Friends, this is not the America I spent a career in the military defending. It more resembles governments like the old USSR and Red China, certainly not free societies.

I call on all patriots to disengage association from TSA

Then capped it off in a response to someone else that all patriots should hold their government accountable.

The problem is that you aren't doing what you preach. All you're doing is spreading hate based on your opinion of the facts. Just about on every thread you call over 40,000 people you have never met child molestors and perverts all based on your opinion of a piece of equipment that you admit you've never seen the actual image that the machine produces. You call every TSO theives because of a few bad apples, everytime someone says something bad about TSA you jump on the band wagon without the facts. Is this what you call holding your government accountable. I call it persecution with out facts and that will never help the people who really do want a change. In my opinion you are part of the problem. Notice I said in my opinion. Not based on facts but just an opinion. You may want to try that every once in a while

Submitted by Anonymous on

TSA really thinks an itty-bitty razor blade will be enough to hijack or destroy an aircraft?

Umm, okay. Is TSA afraid of kittens too, since they have claws?

Submitted by RB on

Another spineless Anon said....

Ther goes RB spreading hate again.

Show me where the supreme court has ruled that the TSA checkpoints violate the constitution. You said on another thread Friends, this is not the America I spent a career in the military defending. It more resembles governments like the old USSR and Red China, certainly not free societies.

I call on all patriots to disengage association from TSA

Then capped it off in a response to someone else that all patriots should hold their government accountable.

The problem is that you aren't doing what you preach. All you're doing is spreading hate based on your opinion of the facts. Just about on every thread you call over 40,000 people you have never met child molestors and perverts all based on your opinion of a piece of equipment that you admit you've never seen the actual image that the machine produces. You call every TSO theives because of a few bad apples, everytime someone says something bad about TSA you jump on the band wagon without the facts. Is this what you call holding your government accountable. I call it persecution with out facts and that will never help the people who really do want a change. In my opinion you are part of the problem. Notice I said in my opinion. Not based on facts but just an opinion. You may want to try that every once in a while

August 24, 2010 10:22 PM
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If you don't care for what I'm saying then just skip over my post Anon.

Lets see, TSA employee steals lap tops from lost and found. Just another bad apple, eh.

TSA screens children with WBI Strip Search Machines or uses the enhanced Pat Down to feel 'em up. And I take it your ok with this sexual abuse of children, eh Anon?

Oh and how about that screener in Miami who clubbed a fellow screener after having disparaging remarks made about his penis as reveal by the Strip Search Machine.

Then there is the drugs dealers, kiddie porn perverts, gun runners, rapist, the guy who stole a commercial $65K camera and the list goes on and on and on.

I don't have to make up bad things about TSA, you guys do it for me, day in and day out.

Submitted by Anonymous on

rb said
"Then there is the drugs dealers, kiddie porn perverts, gun runners, rapist, the guy who stole a commercial $65K camera and the list goes on and on and on."

so lets consider every tsa agent all of these. look at law enforcement officers and even your elected govt positons and see how they stack up. rb you are entitled your opinion and just like your advice to anon im sure that people skip over your posts because you have yet to send out a positive message or give out a clear and reasonable solution to all that you complain about. id like to see you offer some suggestions on how to fix the problems you see everytime you post, perhaps then it would help make this a place when the tsa can get some real ideas instead of asking "what you going to do about this....."

Submitted by RB on

Anonymous said...
rb said
"Then there is the drugs dealers, kiddie porn perverts, gun runners, rapist, the guy who stole a commercial $65K camera and the list goes on and on and on."

so lets consider every tsa agent all of these. look at law enforcement officers and even your elected govt positons and see how they stack up. rb you are entitled your opinion and just like your advice to anon im sure that people skip over your posts because you have yet to send out a positive message or give out a clear and reasonable solution to all that you complain about. id like to see you offer some suggestions on how to fix the problems you see everytime you post, perhaps then it would help make this a place when the tsa can get some real ideas instead of asking "what you going to do about this....."

August 27, 2010 11:58 AM
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I do have a fix for the TSA problem.

Disband it!

Let the airlines and airports take care of the security for their property.

Government has no business providing security to private business.

Submitted by Robert Johnson on

Anon, people like RB, me, Tomas, Trollkiller, and many others have been here since the beginning in 2008 and have posted many productive and constructive solutions to TSA's problems. TSA has to be interested in feedback from the public and at the very least, be willing to investigate viable options. What do you want us to do? Keep repeating the same solutions we've been talking about for nearly 3 years in every post? Then people would complain about us repeating the ideas over and over again. We can't win.

Beating on these drums repeatedly is the only thing that seems left to do on here. TSA assumes silence is acceptance of their measures. And that's not the case - more and more people are getting fed up with TSA. TSA doesn't do anything without being shamed into it by the media, courts, or Congress.

TSA has to acknowledge it has issues and is working to fix them with REAL solutions. Not half baked ideas that aren't tested or properly vetted for effectiveness, cost and risk. All we get is half baked solutions, and each solution is worse than the problem it's trying to solve. So yes, we're pretty much reduced to asking TSA "what are you going to do about it" because it's not interested in dialogue. It's not interested in solutions proposed by the public. Many of us on here work "in the business" but that doesn't matter.

It's institutional arrogance and it's REALLY getting old.

Robert

Submitted by TSO Tom on

Hold on guys, RB is right. Alot of what RB says is correct, TSA employees (some TSA employees) have stolen items, some TSA employees have been found to be perverts, child molesters and so forth, and SOME TSA employees have also been known to indulge in workplace violence. But RB, in all fairness, not ALL TSA employees were involved in these incidents, and should not be condemned as a result. RB, you know as well as anyone that you and I have had words in this forum, and I have no problem putting my name out there, and you apparently have had no problem calling me out when you feel it necessary. With that said, we can agree to disagree on many things, but we together, maybe we can find some solutions to the issues that you and others raise on this blog. Instead of attacking full on, why not try to offer some suggestions for improvement? We know you don't like the WBI machines, and I haven't worked on them yet so I don't know what they're like....the fact is, Congress approved them, and the courts have not ruled them illegal, so TSA will likely continue using them. This is an issue that may not be resolved to your liking, but perhaps you can offer solutions in other areas that TSA management may take into consideration? Does everything have to be a full blown attack on TSA employees?

Submitted by Anonymous on

Does everything have to be a full blown attack on TSA employees?

again the tsa people are doing the jobs that they hired on to. alot of things have changed with these people to. so if a tsa person refused to do what they are suppose to do then they will be fired. what happens next? throw them to the curb and thats it?

Submitted by Anonymous on

The best defense for airline travel are us the flying public....TSA has ridicoulus rules....read the TSA.gov prohibitted list......no wonder their officers are screwed up.....you can bring tools under 7 inches,,,,but you can not bring a swiss army knive with a 1 inch blade!! This is madness...I have pens that are sharper then any swiss army knife......

Now i have seen some officer use this black magic box to test liquids before disposing them... if the come up negative.. why cant I take my liquid.. doesnt a negative mean its not explosive?

TSA what a waste of tax payers money..

Hey I wonder if they are hiring I'd like to get some more details.

Submitted by RB on

TSO Tom said...
Hold on guys, RB is right. Alot of what RB says is correct, TSA employees (some TSA employees) have stolen items, some TSA employees have been found to be perverts, child molesters and so forth, and SOME TSA employees have also been known to indulge in workplace violence. But RB, in all fairness, not ALL TSA employees were involved in these incidents, and should not be condemned as a result. RB, you know as well as anyone that you and I have had words in this forum, and I have no problem putting my name out there, and you apparently have had no problem calling me out when you feel it necessary. With that said, we can agree to disagree on many things, but we together, maybe we can find some solutions to the issues that you and others raise on this blog. Instead of attacking full on, why not try to offer some suggestions for improvement? We know you don't like the WBI machines, and I haven't worked on them yet so I don't know what they're like....the fact is, Congress approved them, and the courts have not ruled them illegal, so TSA will likely continue using them. This is an issue that may not be resolved to your liking, but perhaps you can offer solutions in other areas that TSA management may take into consideration? Does everything have to be a full blown attack on TSA employees?

August 27, 2010 3:13 PM
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TSO Tom, you tell me how to distinguish the TSA Thieves, Rapist, Pedophiles and all the other bad actors from the lawful TSA employees. Why won't TSA take aggressive steps to clean out its ranks?

WBI Strip Search as primary screening is wrong, especially for children.

Enhanced Pat Down (Sexual Assault) is wrong and doubly so for children.

Requiring people to comply with procedures that they can have no knowledge of and in turn will not know if procedures being applied or correct or not is wrong.

Dressing TSA employees up in fake cop uniforms is wrong.

TSA is WRONG for America!

Submitted by Anonymous on
TSA employees (some TSA employees) have stolen items, some TSA employees have been found to be perverts, child molesters and so forth, and SOME TSA employees have also been known to indulge in workplace violence. But RB, in all fairness, not ALL TSA employees were involved in these incidents, and should not be condemned as a result.

If "some" TSA employees have stolen items then the TSA hiring policies/procedures are inadequate. That means it's not just the TSA employees who stole somethings, but the idiots who hired then.
If "some" TSA employees are pervert/molesters/violent, it's not just them, it's the ones who hired them. And the ones who make the stupid policies, and he ones who stand by and let their fellow "officer" steal/molest/etc.

ALL those people are guilty.

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