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
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1 year ago

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

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Elizabeth Schuyler
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1 year ago

Poor kid.

kurisutofu
Community Member
1 year ago

True. Or it's a disease and poor kid for that. Or she's just fat and poor her that her parents won't/can't start her life on a proper diet. I'm not saying they do it on purpose, but in any case, poor kid.

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Anonymous
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1 year ago

You do understand the person could have a disability or something, right? Get a life, mind your own business and stop cyberbullying strangers. Show a little respect. You don't know her, you don't know her life or her story.

Rabbit Carrot
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1 year ago (edited)

Yes and she also might not. If she did she’d be in an adapted buggy. Maybe, just maybe, her parents are assholes and over feed her.

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Stille20
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1 year ago

First, don't take photos of kids you don't know. Second, we don't know how old he is or if she has special needs. Have you ever tried to get through the airport with a 3 year old?

Kimberly Herbert
Community Member
1 year ago

I had a student who was bloated from the medication that keeps her alive. Because of jerks like this poster and commenters, she was afraid to take the 4th grade swimming class that is required. The swimming coach assured the Mom that there would be no bullying. She also sent the mom a form for a fancy boutique store in the small town. That provided at two-piece that fit and covered like a 1 piece (school requirement) for free. They had never been able to find a swimsuit that fit due to the child not having normal proportions due to the medication. PE coach and I had a conversation with the one potential bully about how he needed to not say anything. I called another student's parents about the potential problem because their son was very empathetic but socially awkward. We gave him encouraging phrases to say and strict instructions to not say anything about people's bodies or suits. The little girl ended up having a blast amazing what compassion can do.

Marina
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

this is shi*t*, maybe that person has a disease. To shame someone like that on a group of thousands of people without having any idea about why they're in that situation is beyond stupid and heartless imo

Rabbit Carrot
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1 year ago

That kid needs exercise. Poor thing.

Melody Richardson
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1 year ago

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You need a brain. Poor thing.

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Kt
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1 year ago

Don't judge - we don't know if that child has something wrong? my friends son was big when he was younger - as in very tall - and people used to tell her all the time that he should be out of his pram. He couldn't even walk! And even when he could,he was still wee so for days out she needed the pram for long days out. People judge too easily based on what they see very quickly.

deanna woods
Community Member
1 year ago

Why in the world would you have a kid this old in a stroller drinking out of a bottle?

Annie Lundell
Community Member
1 year ago

why dont you google it? :) Anasarca perhaps? Judgemental pricks like you is kinda a part of the problem with kids becoming bullies. Instead of asking and talking they point and laught :) Awesome there!

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Rose Brien Harrington
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1 year ago

After the birth of my son the arthritis in my knees decided to break completely loose and I couldn't run after him or pick him up. I had to keep him in the stroller while we were out and about for that reason. He could run around all he wanted at home and in playschool. I did get a few comments but a pithy "get stuffed and mind your own business" usually got rid of them.

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
1 year ago

1. taking pics of kids so you can laugh at them 2. making assumptions about said kid so you can laugh at them. 3. being an asshole

Karen Klinck
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1 year ago

The photos come from the airport automatic surveillance. Why are these people able to access that?

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Luisa Vasconcelos
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1 year ago

A child should never have her photo somewhere and specially sitting that way, even with covered face.

Shadow Phillips
Community Member
1 year ago

She also may have a metabolic disorder or cancer, or something that requires IV steroids to treat, all of which could cause this body shape and the required stroller don't be such a fucking judgemental bitch

Annie Lundell
Community Member
1 year ago

This is most likely a disease. The fact you simply posted this disgusts me. I have a regular where i work and her kid looks just the same. Swollen and can barely walk on his own so he sits in a stroller... This is so sad and embarassing to look at! It pisses me off...... That little boy who needs to sit in a chair all day would much rather run around and this post makes me mad....

Cathrine Simone
Community Member
1 year ago

Totally agree with you and very likely the case with this child. People who work with the public, should have to go through sensitivity training.

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Seabeast
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1 year ago

Has it occurred to the person posting that this child might have developmental delays?

Ann Abdelzaher
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1 year ago

she also needs to be weened of the bottle sheesh

P Webb
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1 year ago

I think that is a juicebox.

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Linda Niemczyk Sent
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1 year ago

She might have a medical condition that affects her walk.

Karen Klinck
Community Member
1 year ago

Then they need a bigger stroller! She's far outgrown that one. And don't quote cost at me. Whatever support group there is for that disease would buy her one in a heartbeat.

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NWB
Community Member
1 year ago

hell!!!!

Jim Ellington
Community Member
1 year ago

Our safety is in the hands of people who say things like "she old enough" and "ass out that stroller". If you speak like this you are either a rube or a savage and should not be employed in a position where lack of competence or intelligence can jeopardize other people.

P Webb
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Except for the one posting the pic of the child (Hey, that was just mean!) These aren't so bad. Dealing with the public is NOT EASY! Especially when 80% of them have nothing nice to say to the person who's just doing their job.

Isog Sargent
Community Member
1 year ago

You have no idea whether she is developmentally disabled or physically disabled. STFU and just do your job.

mo 모
Community Member
1 year ago

im a grown-ass adult and i get tired walking around the airport for hours at a time, mind y'all buisness

Moniq
Community Member
1 year ago

And how about option that child doesn't have disease? Rather parent is control freak? Met few months ago girl who doesnt let her 2,5 year old daughter walk. Everywhere in the stroller and she is playing only on the floor at house, no playground or other houses floors. Kid is healthy, is getting fat quite quick now.

Geri Stevens
Community Member
1 year ago

"Option"?? What the hell? Did you not get the gist of the original post? The implication of that post idjut is that the parent was fucking up the child by allowing it to languish lazily in a stroller.We got it--you didn't.

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Andrea Delden
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1 year ago

Maybe she is injured somehow!

why not
Community Member
1 year ago

su Kias have a lower age limit to drive? good to know.

Kat Hi
Community Member
1 year ago

well...that´s kind of creepy indeed. Nothing wrong about that post

Tammy Frost
Community Member
1 year ago

That is disgusting!

Veronica Vatter
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah... I kinda agree

BG Rey
Community Member
1 year ago

Just trying to keep the “J. D. In trading” out of trouble at the airport

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

They're gonna need a shoe horn to get her out of that.

Mike Weber
Community Member
1 year ago

What the heck is that fat child wearing?

Chris Watson
Community Member
1 year ago

Bullsh*t to the comments about "maybe the kid has a disease". The kid is being raised as a hog.

Geri Stevens
Community Member
1 year ago

Coming straight out of a hog's mouth..

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Matt Hillman
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1 year ago

Well... I see their point lol

Jacob/Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
1 year ago

This kid is not your business!

GenXandEarnedItAll
Community Member
1 year ago

Child abuse...

Geri Stevens
Community Member
1 year ago

Brain dead comment.

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Suzanne Bernal
Community Member
1 year ago

Her mother is ruining that child by babying her like that. What a shame!

Geri Stevens
Community Member
1 year ago

FFS take another idiot card and paste it to your forehead. You know--that airhead forehead of yours.

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Martin Mcbride
Community Member
1 year ago

Can't fault them on that one - one big ass baby

Cheryl Fontaine
Community Member
1 year ago

and into a workout routine...

Cheryl Fontaine
Community Member
1 year ago

...and into a workout routine...

Mairlady
Community Member
1 year ago

What is that kid going to look like in 10 years from now? This is awful!

Rachel Hamrick
Community Member
1 year ago

She's been set up for failure by her parent.

Geri Stevens
Community Member
1 year ago

stfu douche

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Leah Forgy
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1 year ago

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That kid never missed a meal

Melody Richardson
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1 year ago

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You are a monster. You should have been aborted.

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Victoria Swift
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1 year ago

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Ok, that's funny.

Shireen
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1 year ago

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🤣

Donna Webber
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1 year ago

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Stupid fat f*cking Americans

Kim Lee
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1 year ago

Well, let's see a pic of you then, Donna.

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

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

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Guy MacGregor
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1 year ago

37,7° in international units

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LuckyL
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1 year ago

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

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Elizabeth Schuyler
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1 year ago

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

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Anna McHugh
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year ago

Need a translation for this professional slang here

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Steven Campbell
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1 year ago (edited)

Why I've started flying out of DCA over IAD

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Dynein
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

I don’t get it...

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