Update: No response from TSA, Homeland Security, Jetblue or Long Beach Airport

So I sent messages to Long Beach Airport, Jetblue, the TSA and Homeland Security about the security breach at Long Beach Airport I blogged last week. All I’ve gotten back are the form emails below.

What is heck is the point of us being vigilant if no one listens?! Why are we spending billions on homeland security if no one responds to emails and photos on a public blog about obvious security problems?! Now I know how 9/11 happened!

I’m going to start making phone calls today. At this point I think I should also email the White House, FBI and CIA. Every day that goes by is another day that an Al Queda member could hop 10 feet down to the runway at Long Beach airport. Have we lost our minds?!

– Original Message –

From: “icadmin” <icadmin@tsa.dot.gov>

To: <jason@18.234.176.227>

Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 1:29 PM

Subject: Your e-mail has been received

Your e-mail has been received by the Transportation Security Administration’s Contact Center. You will receive a response promptly.

– Original Message –

From: “TSA-Contact Center” <Tsa-ContactCenter@dhs.gov>

To: <jason@18.234.176.227>

Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 8:35 AM

Subject: Re: Jason McCabe Calacanis asked us to send you this blog entry from The Jason Calacanis Weblog

Thank you for your e-mail message. We encourage you to call us at 1-866-289-9673 for assistance.

If you are outside the United States and cannot use the toll-number, please call us
at 1-571-227-2900.

Operators are available to answer your call from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm (Eastern), Monday thru Friday, and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays. Messages left outside of those hours are returned as soon as possible.

We encourage you to visit our website at http://www.tsa.dot.gov for additional information about TSA. All travelers, and particularly those who travel infrequently, are encouraged to visit the section on travel tips before their trip. The website has information about prohibited and permitted items, the screening process and procedures, and guidance for special considerations, that may assist in preparing for air travel. You can go directly to these tips at http://www.TSATravelTips.us.

We hope this information is helpful.
TSA Contact Center

– Original Message –

From: <jason@18.234.176.227>

To: <jason@18.234.176.227>

Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2004 8:10 PM

Subject: Customer Service Feedback

> Thank you for your inquiry. The following information has been submitted.
> Name:
> Jason McCabe Calacanis
>
> Category:
> Security Threats
>
> Message:
> I’m very concerned about this:
>
> http://calacanis.weblogsinc.com/entry/8042615514972461/
>
> Please call me and tell me what we can do to make Long Beach safe because this situation is insane.
>
> Call me: 917 597 6209
>
> Email:
> jason@18.234.176.227
> __________________________________________
> Date and Time of message: 02/15/2004 07:10:41 PM

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