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    in the WSJ:

    Catching a flight in the U.S. isn't a great experience anymore due to the security checks involved. You have to remove your shoes, your belt, get your laptop out, be scanned and subjected to radiation in the process. Hundreds of other people are doing the same thing, meaning it takes 40 minutes instead of four. Now, the TSA has come up with a clever, money-making alternative. Instead of scaling back security or speeding it up, you can instead pay $100 and bypass it completely!



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    Reading the article, it's not really all that simple. Paying the $100 only improves your odds of being able to skip it completely. You don't know for sure until your boarding pass is scanned, so you can't really dress or plan for it.
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    It seems you still go through a metal detector and if a false positive comes up, are still searched. I'm not sure how I feel about this.
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    If I were a frequently flier, depending on the "undisclosed TSA criteria" they ask, I would certainly pay $100.00 to be able to get on a plane prior to the way security was before 9/11.

    Besides this security nonsense isn't making any of us more safer!
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    How does this make sense? Just eliminate the TSA and privatize airports. I'm certainly FOR airport security, and I don't mind a pat-down. But the TSA is just insane how they can confiscate your possessions...

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    Unfair for the poor people that can't afford an extra hundred dollars.

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    How does this even improve the situation anyways? Dedicated terrorists and drug traffickers have the money to bypass security anyways.

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    Soooooo,

    Take tax dollars to fund private business security then permit government employees extract "bribe money" to do their job.

    One government agency searching another government agencies database for $100.00 "contribution" from a citizen who doesn't want to be hassled.

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    I'd rather spend the money pushing my local government to make enforcement of the TSA rules illegal in our county.
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    I once got out of a speeding ticket, going 80 in a 55, by paying the judge. I called and asked him if there were some classes I could take so that the speeding ticket wouldn't go on my record and raise my insurance rates. He said, 'send me a check for $200 in my name." It worked. Sounds about the same with the TSA. $100 bribe x 100 people / day = $10,000. While it doesn't compare to counterfeiting, it's not bad for a hard day's work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodaddy View Post
    Free market in action?
    How is this the free market in action when the federal government is in contol of this form of travel, forcing you to be searched without probable cause to board a flight, or pay $100 to avoid doing so (which may still get your searched)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travlyr View Post
    I once got out of a speeding ticket, going 80 in a 55, by paying the judge. I called and asked him if there were some classes I could take so that the speeding ticket wouldn't go on my record and raise my insurance rates. He said, 'send me a check for $200 in my name." It worked. Sounds about the same with the TSA. $100 bribe x 100 people / day = $10,000. While it doesn't compare to counterfeiting, it's not bad for a hard day's work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travlyr View Post
    I once got out of a speeding ticket, going 80 in a 55, by paying the judge. I called and asked him if there were some classes I could take so that the speeding ticket wouldn't go on my record and raise my insurance rates. He said, 'send me a check for $200 in my name." It worked. Sounds about the same with the TSA. $100 bribe x 100 people / day = $10,000. While it doesn't compare to counterfeiting, it's not bad for a hard day's work.
    It really is no different then the Mafia, "paying for protection" extortion racket.
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    also keep in mind that if the TSA itself is setting a price of $100 on evading its humiliations, just multiply that by the number of air passengers at US airports to come to a total economic damage figure (which they should be held responsible for). Class action by all airline passengers in US, let's do it.
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    "Pay the TSA $100 and Bypass Airport Security"

    Ridiculous title.

    Read the article, please.

    OK, for the lazy fucks: "...and walk through a metal detector rather than a full-body scan."
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    I'd rather spend the extra money on gas and take the scenic route.
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    Boycott flying (if you can).

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnay View Post
    It really is no different then the Mafia, "paying for protection" extortion racket.
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