JFK airport evacuated after TSA agent's metal detector found to be unplugged

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  1. USAF_Pride
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    There is absolutely nothing I can add to this!!!

    (edit) No word if Majed will be fired. I expect remedial training is the punishment that will fit this TSA mistake!!
     
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    In the last year I've only seen TSA staff and airline crew use the metal detectors in T7. All other pax are shunted through the cancer-scopes*.

    * Except mothers with young daughters and those of us who choose to be groped.
     
  3. sobore
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    I just bought him one of these:

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  4. NYCAdventurer

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    It is hard to believe this is possible...hope this agent is held responsible!
     
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    oh my. Well, if they do a remake of the movie Airplane, this scene should now be included.
     
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    HA! Responsibility and the TSA are mutually exclusive terms.
     
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    he is probably way too stupid to even recognize what that is.
     
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    It's the look on my face when I came across this thread.
     
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    I find it amazingly easy to believe :)
     
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    I guess nothing should surprise us anymore.
     
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    Amazing...
     
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    I'm actually constantly surprised at TSA's uncanny ability to reach for new lows...
     
  13. Gargoyle
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    Why all the surprise? They never pay much attention to the machines, I'm sure this is quite common. Turned on or off makes no difference to the security effect, since it's all just for show.

    OTOH, when attractive women go through the nude-o-scope, you know the TSO's are paying close attention to every detail. They're keeping us safe!

     
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    They couldn't come up with a better reason? :rolleyes:

    And the Secret Service wrestled the plug to the ground.......
     
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    don't they usually have to test each equipment they man before they get on duty?? :eek:
     
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    Shhhhh-you're making too much sense ;)
     
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