Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Invisible Ink: Headless TSA

This blog might as well be headless because I have no idea where this pos is going.

The invisible ink means it never appeared in my printed paper, and no better time for a false flag heading into summer:

"Head of TSA out after tests reveal flaws" by Jada F. Smith New York Times  June 02, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security reassigned the acting director of the Transportation Security Administration on Monday and ordered the agency to revise its security procedures after screeners at airport checkpoints failed to detect weapons and other prohibited items 95 percent of the time in a covert test.

Speaking of covert tests:

"The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough review. In a statement issued Friday evening, the department said 24 laboratories in 11 states and two foreign countries - South Korea and Australia - are believed to have received suspect anthrax samples."

Oh, we were lied to again?

Must have been Nazis behind it because that is the article that was in print. I'm sure it was an inadvertent mistake and simple human error (funny how a virus soon shows up though).

"The Pentagon said Tuesday that possibly live anthrax was mistakenly sent to labs in Canada and Washington state, in addition to the numerous labs announced last week, the Associated Press said. Meanwhile, small private laboratory in Marlborough is among 24 labs that received anthrax from the Department of Defense that might have been live."

That is not funny at all!

So is that going to be the next false flag invoking countrywide panic, or is it likely to be a more dirty attempt?

Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, which oversees the TSA, said that he took the findings of the investigation by the department’s inspector general “very seriously.” He called on the TSA to retrain airport security officers, retest screening equipment, and increase its use of covert testing in airports.

In the investigation, undercover agents were able to get prohibited items through security checkpoints in 67 of 70 instances, according to ABC News, which first reported the findings....

TSA too busy looking at scatter porn or molesting old ladies.


Yeah, they “never look good out of context” when you are still stuck in the lobby.

You can board now:

"To save time, airlines aim to speed up boarding; Valet bag carriers, revised family seat plans being tested" by David Koenig Associated Press  June 02, 2015

DALLAS — Airlines are trying to save time by speeding up a part of flying that sometimes creates delays even before the plane leaves the gate: the boarding process.

This summer travel season, Delta plans to preload carry-on bags above passengers’ seats on some flights. Southwest wants to get families seated together more quickly.

Airlines have tinkered with boarding systems almost since the days of Orville and Wilbur Wright, who tossed a coin to decide who would fly first aboard their biplane. Plenty of people have offered ideas, but no perfect method has ever emerged.

Most airlines let first-class and other elite customers board first.

They don't even have to go through security; an airline limo picks them up and takes them to a private spot so they can party before boarding.

After that, some carriers fill the rear rows and work toward the front. Others fill window seats and work toward the aisle. Some use a combination of the two. Airlines have also tried other tricks, like letting people board early if they do not have aisle-clogging carry-on bags.

It’s not trivial stuff. With many flights full, anxious passengers know that boarding late means there might not be any room left in the overhead bin.

I'll let you be the judge of that.

And it matters to the airlines. Slow boarding creates delays, which mean missed connections, unhappy customers, and extra costs.

On top of all the price-gouging fees!


Delta’s Early Valet service will offer to have airline employees take carry-on bags at the gate and put them in the bins above passengers’ assigned seats. The airline wants to see if its own workers can load the bins faster than passengers.

The service began Monday on about two dozen flights, and that number is expected to rise steadily during June, a Delta spokeswoman said.

Presumably, business travelers know how to board a plane efficiently. Specially tagged bags will be stowed on the plane before boarding begins.

Delta tested the process last summer in Atlanta and Los Angeles and saw some reduction in boarding time.

Gary Leff, cofounder of the frequent-flier website MilePoint, said the service will be the biggest help to passengers in the final boarding groups — the ones most likely to find the overhead bins full. Their bags will go in the cabin instead of being gate-checked as cargo.

‘‘This has the potential to come across as a nice, high-end service,’’ Leff said, ‘‘but I’m skeptical that it will go mainstream’’ because of labor costs. 

This whole society and system is now geared to serving the top percent of greed.

Southwest Airlines wants to reduce complaints that families can’t find seats together because flights are so crowded.

Unlike most other airlines, Southwest does not offer assigned seats. Instead, passengers line up at the gate by group — first ‘‘A,’’ then ‘‘B’’ and finally ‘‘C’’ — and pick their seat once they are on the plane. The system lets families board together after the ‘‘A’’ group, but only with children up to 4. Some families pay extra for priority boarding to improve their odds.

Flight attendants often have to ask other passengers to move to accommodate older children or families that don’t get to the gate on time. That usually works, said Teresa Laraba, a senior vice president who oversees customer service, but....

But what?!


What do you mean I'm on the no-fly list?


"The Dow slipped into the red for the year on Monday. Airlines were among the biggest losers, on concern the industry’s growth in capacity may cut into profits. Raymond James analysts cut their earnings forecasts for American, Delta, and United Continental; American’s stock fell 4.5 percent."

Poor airlines.

NDU: TSA nominee shares lawmakers’ concern about airport security

There is a simple solution: stay the f*** away and out of U.S. airports. If you a foreign tourist, GO SOMEWHERE, ANYWHERE ELSE!!!!