Irrational security at nation's airports

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The Record: Letters, Aug. 16, 2012: Irrational security at nation's airports

    Regarding "Breach at JFK prompts review" ...

    The TSA agent told my daughter-in-law to take the bottle out of the infant's mouth so it could be inspected. The agent returned shortly and said all was well. I am still wondering who tested the contents and how.

    The TSA's scrupulousness in Atlanta to the threat of explosives concealed in the bottle of a baby swallowing formula contrasts with its lack of attentiveness to anyone in swim trunks climbing over a fence at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and making his way to a terminal.

    Not sure what your point is, fella. One example illustrates a pretense of security, the other shows a lack of security. The end result in either case is the same.
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I think he is demonstrating that TSA is a clown act, no matter what or where they are performing.
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  3. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    And was the mother supposed to give the rest of the bottle to the baby after some nitwit took it out of her sight and did God knows what with it?
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Exactly what I was thinking, plus taking food from babies is pretty much taboo.
  5. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    *cough* you forget who we're talking about?!!!
  6. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Im sorry I would have told the brain dead smurf that they owed for ruining the formula, if not gonna thermonecular just to drive the point home. Since they refuse to disclose (as OSHA guidelines dictate for MSDS) what in those swabs or unlabelled bottle, they can pay up. If they have a problem with it they tell it to the judge, as courts dont look to kindly on child endangerment
  7. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    That raises an interesting point. All of the lawsuits to date have been full frontal attacks, i.e. the scanner images, scanner safety and the legality of the groping searches.

    A flank attack vis-a-vis the failure to produce an MSDS or identification by employees and a host of other infractions could be more effective since these are supported by other established Federal regulations.
  8. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Exactly, death by a million paper cuts by other 3-4 letter agencies.
  9. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    They'd have to work hard (like about a century's worth) to rise to the level of clown act. I'm also pretty sure that Barnum & Bailey Clown College provides better training than whatever crap TSA offers.
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  10. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Not to mention... clowns are entertaining. The TSA serves no useful purpose, and many detrimental ones.

    It's just kind of scary that any current TSA employees manage to pass for human.

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