[QUOTE=tugsailor;140025]True, but the MMC says “Homeland Security” right on it in proud print. If the MMC only said issued by USCG, the TSA agents probably won’t accept it. You have to hunt for TSA in fineprint on the back of the Twic. The TSA agent asked me “what’s this an insurance card”?[/QUOTE]
True Dat’ and the TWIC looks very similar to the TSA agent’s card hanging on his uni & I have still had to pull the passport when trying the TWIC. I’m going MMC until turned down from here on out.
[QUOTE=catherder;140011]I used my TWIC beginning in 2009 I think, and got a lot of puzzled looks and the occasional “I’ll have to check with my supervisor” which lasted pretty much until two years ago.
I use my NOAA Common Access Card (CaC) now and THAT gets funny looks even though it is a standard issue US Government civilian employee common access card just with the blue NOAA symbol on it that everybody should effing recognize from the Weather Channel and everywhere else it pops up which tells me half this country is just unconscious and walking around in a coma. I should become a pickpocket with all these brain-dead clueless people around, I’d be rich and never have to work again.
Well they are to busy with Facef*^k and texting to notice!
I will try my credential book now, since this looks like a “ferriner” passport- this should be hilarious and I will report back when I get something noteworthy. Maybe a full cavity search or somthin’ like that. On a middle aged fat chick this should be classic.
Ahhh but was it your mariner credential- or that other little red book we have, the government passport?
what’s the difference?
Don’t tell the TSA and the Coast Guard. The shock might be fatal.[/QUOTE]