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HOUSTON: City Bus System Faces Backlash After Inviting TSA to Harass Riders

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by NorthCarolinaLiberty, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. NorthCarolinaLiberty

    NorthCarolinaLiberty MentalDefective

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    Anybody live in Houston? I would bet dollars to donuts that METRO (city bus system and other transit) had far more bad intent and now they are backpedaling. Passenger claims were made regarding bag searches and asking people about their travel.

    Why is the chairman of METRO stating, "We're going to get to the bottom of this"? He invites TSA to perform a "terrorism" initiative and he is out of the loop? Lying?

    I suppose many of the residents at that meeting are not enamored with the mentality of If you don't like it, then don't ride the bus. Good for them for speaking up.


    Story Here. The video is short and worth watching.
    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/in_focus&id=8637693
     
  2. aircarver

    aircarver Descent Terminated Silver Member

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    Most metro transit is subsidized by the taxpayers...

    The bosses could care less if anybody rides it ....:frown:

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    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Remember folks, riding the bus isn't a right.....




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  5. Naelbis

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    I really don't understand the obsession with increasing transportation security. It is ineffective and horribly inefficient at anything other than annoying any smuggler or terrorist with half a brain. Besides, there are much more high profile targets that are almost completely undefended in this country.
     
  6. Santa CruZin

    Santa CruZin RIP Mr. Mayor

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    I imagine my response of "Go F Yourself" to any TSA question about where I'm headed on a city bus would get me thrown off it, but then I'm not one to ride the Shame Train to begin with.
     
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    I v e only been on a Metro Bus in 2001 and lasted a few weeks. Dont wanna do it again with the crowd and inconvenience. But they served a purpose.