Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Jun 30, 2011.
Forbes: Time to Close the Security Theater
Good op-ed ...
I encourage you all to follow the links in Art's column; he's been paying attention to the TSA from the get-go, and all of his columns are good, clear, persuasive arguments for eliminating the TSA and returning security responsibility to the airlines, and enforcing that responsibility. Good articles to forward to folks you're trying to persuade.
Let's save people the trouble & put the links here:
Gene Healy @ Reason.com: Beware the Depends Bomber
Keith Olbermann @ The Daily Caller: Olbermann calls for TSA head firing in wake of 95-year-old woman pat-down
Art Garden @ Forbes: Full Frontal Nudity Doesn’t Make Us Safer: Abolish the TSA
John Mueller @ Ohio State Univeristy: A False Sense of Security
Excellent articles all. Really excellent I posted Gene Healy's article and John Mueller's article to my Facebook as a public service announcement. With some 400+ "friends" and growing, let's hope some of them repost. I'm not known to post anything political, TSA related or even much "news" on my profile, so the fact that I have chosen to do so today may catch some folks I know off-guard and may garner some interest.
I know, it's not much, but it's .... something.
I'm not sure that objections to TSA are political. People from all across the political spectrum are sounding off about TSA problems.
This is a growing issue and if we can help to bring more awareness to the world then I say job well done!
Seems universal to me, across all political stripes. People must just not like their families jewels touched indiscriminantly or the gratuitous butt massages. Who'd a thunk it!
Do the objections to this seem to be dying out to you Pisstole and Janet? You claimed we "were getting used to it". I think the drums are getting louder....
The TSA itself is keeping this a hot issue and when it starts to die down, they drag in some gasoline and make it even hotter. We couldn't ask for a better adversary! What a bunch of putzes.
Well I am not an American nor live there and hate what the TSA are doing, so I can definitely say my feelings are not political.
Slashdot picked this one up. Looking forward to reading the discussion once more folks have had a chance to comment.
http://it.slashdot.org/story/11/07/...m_campaign=Feed: Slashdot/slashdot (Slashdot)
I posted the link on my facebook - I have several "anything for safety" friends, waiting for them to react.
Thank you Mike, Fisher1949 and lisasimeone for your comments.
Now, has everyone called the White House to ask for Pistole's resignation and for the TSA to be brought under control?
Forgot to quote this from the article:
It is my sincere hope that now that stories of people being forced to strip for the TSA have surfaced, individuals who otherwise would have been embarrassed to tell their story of abuse at the hands of the TSA will begin to come forward and tell the U.S. and the world what happened to them behind those closed doors.
One convert at a time, that's all it takes.
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