A few months ago, an investigation uncovered a secret Border Patrol Facebook group. The group was filled with vulgar, sexist and racist posts that were made by federal border agents. From an obscene illustration featuring Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to jokes about migrant deaths, the content left many people completely baffled. And if you think that group was bad, well, as it turns out, TSA employees are no better.

Recently, NBC Washington revealed that Transportation Security Administration employees have their own Facebook group with 18,000 current and former employees called TSA Breakroom. The employees used it to vent about their managers, coworkers and of course the travelers who, in some cases, were described as 'idiots'. Posts were filled with hate, frustration, crudeness and racial stereotypes. While the group is no longer available, NBC Washington managed to gather some of the absolutely outrageous posts.

Even though TSA made a statement to News4 I-Team in which they stated that the page "is not affiliated with TSA" and "an employee's off-duty internet use must not adversely reflect on TSA", the posts clearly demonstrate problems within the institution. An audit by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General cited staff turnover, shortages, pay and “excessive use of overtime” as causes of lower job satisfaction and morale.

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Renee Gauthier 2 weeks ago

I don't think that is that bad. Just being realistic & funny about what the gloves look like.

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Rabbit Carrot 2 weeks ago (edited)

Just doing their job. Customers who say they’ve already been checked elsewhere blah blah blah are asshats. Just get checked and leave, you’re holding up the damn line.

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Stille20 2 weeks ago

Yea, you don't get to dictate what the TSA searches. The note was pretty delusional.

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Guy MacGregor 2 weeks ago

37,7° in international units

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LuckyL 2 weeks ago

But that probably wasn't even a lie... it really depends on the airport

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Elizabeth Schuyler 2 weeks ago

"you talking about passengers or co workers?" "Yes." MOOD

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Anna McHugh 2 weeks ago

Sorry, what exactly is wrong with this? The person is cold. There is a heat-source. Person is only proving that they're not a numpty by applying heat from source to cold extremities.

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Demi Zwaan 2 weeks ago

This is profiling, not racist. If a large percentage of travelers from China (usually Chinese) bring prohibited items with them, then a whole group not having anything is an outlier and worthy of a little nod. Nothing wrong with that.

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Anonymous 2 weeks ago

That's actually horrible??? Just because you have a crappy unfulfilling life, Susan, doesn't mean you should feel joy when others lose theirs. Learn to be happy. This is some real grinchness here.

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Gemma Read 1 week ago

Wilvander, you realise that it was the TSA that someone else was shouting at right? Not the other way around?

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Guy MacGregor 2 weeks ago

Need a translation for this professional slang here

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Steven Campbell 2 weeks ago (edited)

Why I've started flying out of DCA over IAD

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Dynein 2 weeks ago

I would expect security measures within one country - or at least one state - to be the same! This is not about preferences such as shoes on or off, this is about safety!

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Marcellus the Third 2 weeks ago

And why is this post here? OK I need my life back, can't believe I'm this far down and still nothing to enjoy/get upset so far.

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Pseudo Puppy 2 weeks ago

SSSS = Secondary Security Screening Selection. LLLL = you're pre-check approved. I believe it stands for "Laptop Liquid Light-jacket Line" (ie the line where you don't need to remove your laptop, liquids, or light-jacket, in order to be scanned). (according to google research & the TSA-related websites)

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Tara 1 week ago

I don’t get it...

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