If it's the airlines, then, guess what--ticket charges are going up.
This is the thing that really annoys me: as a young male, I understand that people who aren't me may have stronger and more sensitive feelings about the TSA pat down. Both times I had to do it, I can assure you that the only person who was more annoyed about having to briefly run a gloved hand near my buttocks was the guy who was being paid seven dollars an hour to do it. It sucks. It's invasive. It's unnecessary. It's not "being sexually violated," you whiny, over-privileged asshat. You are why no one listens to the serious people.
I watched the video and it is a crude attempt to allegedly show how to circumvent TSA screening procedures.
“While officials said AITs (Advanced Imaging Technology devices) performed as well as physical pat down in operational tests, it remains unclear whether the AIT would have detected the weapon used in the December 2009 incident based on the preliminary information GAO has received”
A video is making its way around the interwebs this morning from some guy claiming he figured out a way to beat our body scanners (imaging technology)
For obvious security reasons, we can’t discuss our technology's detection capability in detail...
however TSA conducts extensive testing of all screening technologies in the laboratory and at airports prior to rolling them out to the entire field. Imaging technology has been extremely effective in the field and has found things artfully concealed on passengers as large as a gun or nonmetallic weapons, on down to a tiny pill or tiny baggies of drugs. It’s one of the best tools available to detect metallic and non-metallic items, such as… you know… things that go BOOM.
With all that said, it is one layer of our 20 layers of security (Behavior Detection, Explosives Detection Canines, Federal Air Marshals, , etc.) and is not a machine that has all the tools we need in one handy device. We’ve never claimed it’s the end all be all.
That is why he specifies that he is a young male talking about another young male. You know, because he's specifically not talking about the "people who aren't me" who "may have stronger and more sensitive feelings about the TSA pat down."
Which pretty much makes your entire comment beside the point.
A few things here: Firstly, the I'm going to presume that the backscatter x-ray machines presumably don't contain a beta emitter powerful enough to cause serious harm, even if you tried.
Yeah, sure. So? The vast majority of what the TSA does is what was already being done before it was created.
I'm sort of surprised nobody has brought up airport security in Israel yet. Here is a short little article about how a country that's surrounded by terrorists! manages to keep airplanes safe without having passengers stand in lines to go through rapiscanners.
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