Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Affection, Mar 6, 2012.
I guess I'll also post this in its own thread, but since so many people are reading this one -- Chris Elliott is talking to the TSA and Jon and will be doing a column on this whole brouhaha. Anybody have anything to add?
At this stage, I simply presume that anyone currently accepting a paycheck from the TSA had no soul to sell in the first place.
Ha ha ha ha ha, and you thought the "cake" comments were good! You ain't seen nuthin' yet. From the TSA Blog (where comments are now up to 336):
Wish the TSA had a like button on the blog.
Now @ more than a million & a quarter views & counting ...
I was perusing the Slashdot comments on their post about Jon's video and discovered an interesting one:
ETA: I added the link to the Slashdot post. Also, I thought it was the hip thing not to capitalize "slashdot"? Maybe not.
Anyone surprised by the comment posted by phoebepontiac?
Yep, they didn't lobby hard enough. If they had spent multi-millions whoring lobbying on Capitol Hill, they would've won the contract!
Uh.... posted where?
I suspect, also, their smart biometric scanner didn't bother to detect a joint in somebody's pocket.
Look up, just above barbell's post...
ETA: It's a comment from slashdot, if that's what you mean.
OK, I see. Too many places with too many comments now.
And that's a real good problem!
And now at 1,347, 668 views.
Can it get to 2 million by Monday?
I've mentioned the lobbyists money for the scanners to my "representatives" before. But I just used this slightly old article to ping them again with the following:
Wouldn't standoff biometrics require a database to check against? That's not something I want to be a part of.
The hyperlink to "particle collection" goes nowhere on the manufacturer's site, so I'm not sure if they're talking about Explosive Trace Detection, which of course I strongly support.
Oh, jtodd, that's going to leave a mark!
At The Economist, Gulliver:
Can you add a little context to link what you're saying here to the Slashdot comment? Like, is this necessarily the vendor he was talking about? That guy made sound like it was more about explosives detection and such. I really know almost nothing about these things.
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