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The TSA Is Training Employees How To Be Even More Arrogant

In order to change the tarnished image that so many have of the Transportation Security Administration, they are attempting to train their employees to use proper etiquette. Etiquette is defined as conventional requirements relating to social behavior or proprieties of conduct as established in any class, community or for any occasion. Unfortunately, for ordinary citizens that are forced to pass through TSA checkpoints when traveling, these etiquette classes will not have a visible or measurable impact on interactions with the TSA.

The etiquette training that the TSA is undertaking will not meet the demands of airline travelers because the changes are not driven by the market. Much like the Department of Motor Vehicles, the TSA operates in a bubble. Both of these organizations enjoy a monopoly on the services provided by their industry. The TSA employees at security checkpoints do not have the same incentives to please their users as a company that operates in a competitive environment. For example, stewardesses on airplanes have a vested interest in satisfying their customers. If a person is not pleased with how an airline employee treats them, they can pick a different airline the next time they fly. If this occurs frequently enough revenue could be impacted, which could result in job losses. In contrast, if a person is sexually assaulted during the “screening” process at a security checkpoint, they are left with no alternative service provider to choose the next time they fly. The only recourse a person has after a poor experience with the TSA is choosing not to fly. This simply is not an option for a majority of travelers.

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hmmm...etique training

for people hired off of pizza box ads.

That is a tall order...

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

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Citizen arrest of TSA agents?

under: 18 USC § 242 - Deprivation of rights under color of law
Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.


I quit flying in 2005 nd my family has cut it down by 2/3.
That, in my opinion- is the American answer to this "TSA" issue.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

If I could cure

Cancer or cure the world of the TSA, I'd have to have a very long think on which to pick.


The TSA would reduce some instances of cancer. No more body scanners