November 19th, 2010
03:31 PM ET

TSA to 'streamline' pilots' security screening

The Transportation Security Administration is taking "additional steps to streamline security screening for U.S. air carrier pilots," TSA Administrator John Pistole announced Friday.

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  1. Sean

    It is amazing how the citizens of America are so clueless. When 9/11 happened people complained saying "more should have been done" everyone wanted to blame people... so now new measures are in place "it is a picture for C$#@% sakes" grow up folks. Why don't we stop all the security measures and let the American people fend for themselves. It will be interesting to watch who they blame or complain about when planes blow up left and right. Most Americans have no clue of how bad terrorism can be. Don't you people understand how often the pilot flying your plane is the same man/women who flies a military or has flown military aircraft for this country. Most of these people dedicate their lives to serve fellow Americans. Lets just "Deal" and stop complaining!

    November 19, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jim90069

    I laugh at the "patriots" so ready to blame THIS administration for TSA and scanners, when in fact it was Sec. Chertoff, Bushes Homeland Security Sec. that insisted that his client, RapidScan could bring the "much needed technology from India" and put the in all our airports. Israel and our pilots said it wads wawsye of money, but who ever said Republicans cared about saving money......Chertoff is STILL.getting rich off THIS boondoggle!!!

    November 19, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. condor

    Terrorists on 9/11 should never have gotten to the controls of the plane then either

    I thought we learned that lesson 40 years ago during the hijacking era....

    Ooops! Guess they forgot...

    November 19, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. condor


    Terrorists on 9/11 should never have gotten to the controls of the plane then either

    I thought we learned that lesson 40 years ago during the hijacking era....

    Ooops! Guess they forgot...

    November 19, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sgt.Slaughter

    Benjamin Franklin

    Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.Don’t let the TSA pat down stand Refuse it Keep your liberty, integrity and dignity

    November 19, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mark Montgomery

    Boycotts are ok but the real weapon we have against the TSA is our choice to not fly. You can get anywhere in the USA in 3 days or less by train and bus: What we should do is to refuse to fly. Until the TSA drops its full-body scans and invasive pat-downs I refuse to fly, PERIOD. Mark Montgomery NYC, NY

    November 20, 2010 at 4:55 am | Report abuse |
  7. flux

    What about pregnant flight attendants and radiation exposure?

    November 20, 2010 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  8. Scott

    Why hasn't somebody filed a lawsuit and got a court injunction yet against this.
    Are illegal aliens getting their private parts groped as they cross the border?
    It is time for the American people to tell our government what we want and what we will tolerate and not the other way around.
    We are consitutionally protected from this kind of intrusive personal violation of our civil right to privacy when the goverment has no specific probable cause that could stand up in front of a judge.
    It is time for sit-ins, protests, boycotts and strikes.
    Please take your hand off my manhood Mr Obama.
    Stop giving police style pat-downs to screaming 3 yr olds and 90 yr old grandmothers from Iowa.
    Start behavorial profile methods and "know" who you are flying and who needs to be looked at.
    We are not at war with every random 10th person in line at the airport. Idiots!
    The airports have the authority and they can throw out these TSA agents and contract private security professionals.
    Doing this to the pilot of the airplane shows just of stupid these people are.
    After you have fondled up the pilot's manhood he is now approved to fly the airplane!
    Surely he won't fly the plane into the ground or a building now will he?
    Obama is in so far over his head he can't see the rim of the toliet anymore.

    November 20, 2010 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. David

    People need to stop complaining and stop overreacting over the new pat down procedures. Without the TSA, there would have been more security flaws, and possible terrorist attacks worse than 9-11. People are ignoring and forgetting the facts that there are so many bad guys out there who want to take down the aircrafts and airports, and put extra fears on travellers, and make the airlines suffer more financially by keeping people away from travelling. So far, the United States have NOT, thankfully, had any suicide bombers attempting these attacks. And the last thing anyone wants to have in the United States are suicide bombers or would be suicide bombers. Airports that choose to do away TSA for private screeners are making a serious mistakes. I would rather be screened and patted down by TSA officers in order to feel safe rather than have private security screeners check on me. Honestly, I would not feel safe at all showing up at any airports that has security checkpoints run by private screeners. People need to understand with these new pat downs & these new body scanner machines, it would help mimic these security threats, and make suicide bombers & would suicide bombers think twice, and keep people from smuggling dangerous or illegal items underneath their clothing, that would not set off the alarm at the metal detector, through the checkpoints such as C-4, ceramic knieves, or illegal drugs. TSA IS THERE! TSA OFFICERS ARE THERE, AND THERE TO STAY! AND TSA SHOULD NOT GO ANYWHERE! All airports in the U.S., and U.S. territories should keep TSA at all airports.

    November 21, 2010 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
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