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Congressman: Secret Report On TSA Will “Knock Your Socks Off”


The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which oversees the TSA, has asserted that the release of a classified report on TSA security failures will renew calls for the replacement of the agency with private airport security personnel.

“The failure rate (for body scanning equipment) is classified but it would absolutely knock your socks off,” Florida Republican, Rep. John L. Mica told reporters during a briefing Monday.

Mica also asserted that recorded instances of pat downs failing to detect contraband are “off the charts.” This information is also currently still classified, but is due to be released within weeks as part of an upcoming committee report on the TSA’s first decade.


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He's just blowing smoke


Rep[robate] John Mica (R-Fl) has treated the TSA to yet another of his verbal lashings: the agency and its security sham are "idiotic," "a mess," and "off the charts" when it comes to rates of failure.

John seems to have forgotten we’ve heard it all before, on many, many occasions. Indeed, it’s way past time this chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee moved from words to deeds: Let him wield the power of his office to abolish the TSA.

But that would diminish Our Rulers’ power over the serfs, not something King John even remotely approves. So he will continue throwing tantrums, grabbing headlines for himself but otherwise accomplishing not a doggone thing.

Every grandmother who’s groped, every survivor of cancer who’s humiliated, every employee who loses his job when he refuses to fly: Blame not only the TSA but its godfather, enabler, and King of the Hypocrites, John Mica.

X-Ray scanners

I would consider putting one in my home lol

What comes around, goes around. :P


Doesn't surprise me.

Early in the TSA era, before the put on the jackboots and added the hobnails, the guy ahead of me in the security line was actually the fellow who was testing their vigilance. He had a pistol wedged into the side of his suitcase such that the X-ray got a top/bottom view of it. Needless to say they missed it.

I got to stand there for a couple minutes while they talked it over. Positioned as it was, that particular model looked like like a bracelet or watchband. (Unfortunately I wasn't able to discretely identify the model of pistol in question. B-b )

My wife and I stopped flying soon after. Took two cross-country trips since: First one we took Amtrack. Second one we towed a travel trailer.

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"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

i sincerely doubt the tsa's failures

have exceeded our expectations, congressman.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

It May Knock Our Socks Off

but it won't stop the TSA from continuing its abuses against flyers. Next they'll be having them take their socks off along with their shoes.

This agency

is an embarrassment on an international scale. I feel like foreigners want to come here for less tourism because of the level of harassment they suffered. I realize airports aren't public spaces but I refuse to fly under these conditions as should anyone with a rational mind.

You know what will happen

We now need to give the TSA more money and more power so they can make us safe.

Same procedure - always.

Design a system to fail. When it fails tell the people we need more of it. When will people wake up - it is so easy to see when you know how they work?

You're right

When Government policies fail, they never admit defeat, they just double down. This will be no different.


and they design their policies to fail from the outset for this exact reason.

Of course.

The TSA was never intended to make anybody "safe".
It was intended to create a new corrupt Gestapo agency to make alot of money for the corrupt PTB, and stomp their Nazi boots onto the throats of innocent people across the country, in their ramping-up of their police state.

The TSA doesn't belong in airports.
They belong in prison for treason.

absolutely right

it's all about conditioning us to accept unlimited government authority and having our rights violated whenever government says it's necessary. anybody who would take those jobs is an enemy of the constitution and an enemy of liberty. sending them to prison would be letting them off easy for the seriousness of their crimes.


well said BigT

I have a quote for you:

"How can we be safer from outside threats while making ourselves more exposed to our own government's threat to our liberty?" -- Ron Paul

Thanks for a bump.

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15



hey my friend

& I have a quote for you as well:

"The wonderful thing is that our problems can be easily solved when protecting individual liberty becomes our goal" -- Ron Paul

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15