Is the TSA killing us?

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by TSA News Blog, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. TSA News Blog

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    A column by Charles Kenny has been reposted all over the web. It quotes a study by researchers at Cornell University that Sommer Gentry, Bill Fisher, and Wendy Thomson of TSA News have written about here more than once.​
    In a nutshell, because more people are choosing to drive rather than fly to escape the TSA’s abusive practices, and because driving is more dangerous than flying (despite all the hype about A Terrorist Around Every Corner), more people are dying in traffic accidents. Therefore, it can be said that the TSA is “causing” more deaths.​
    The column presents, as we’ve done here umpteen times, facts, figures, statistical analysis, risk assessment, empirical evidence. If you appreciate these things, you’ll probably like the column. If you prefer fear over logic, you probably won’t.​
    It’s called “Airport Security Is Killing Us.”
    And on this day before Thanksgiving, when millions of people are unlucky enough to be flying, we remind you that you have many ways to resist. You aren’t powerless. You can try any of these methods, or you can simply opt-out.

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  2. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Ive said this for years and the stats back it up. Flying is very safe, much safer then driving, but due to TSA assault on travelers they refuse to fly and are at a much greater risk of dieing as a result.

    TSA is responsible for more deaths each year then were killed in 9/11 so something needs to change as 8+ billion a year is pissed down the drain for a risk that is so small, the money could be spent else where to really save lives.
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Well put & concise. Now if only we could clean it up just a bit and somehow (magic?) ensure that all 535 bozos in Washington actually read and comprehend it.
  4. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    I will consult past posts on this subject, and try and clean it up. Do you want to include the deaths only or add the economic damage as well?

    However could others do a secondary look and clean up my edit?
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I was referring specifically to this part of your post:
    It's a nice succinct description of the situation.

    "clean up" = replacing "pissed down the drain" with language more appropriate for the royal highnesses in Washington. That much is easily done.

    Actually getting all the royal highnesses to read & understand it is another matter.

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