MMW Issues-54% False Positive Rate

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by RB, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I am not quite that optimistic as I believe we are going to have to wait until the adverse health affects to screeners begin raising their ugly heads before the backscatter are gone. I think the MMW will have to await a SCOTUS ruling. But I do think eventually they will be gone.

    Then again, maybe what will make them gone is the waste of even more of our precious dollars in the deployment of those damned tunnel like machines that passengers will walk through. Maybe the economy will totally collapse before that and the TSA will collapse with it, thus ending Pissy's reign of terror.
     
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Somebody asked whatever happened to the puffer machines. I answered.
     
  3. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    I can see this being a problem if Obama is reelected. If we luck out on the TSA front and get Ron Paul, though, I think the "gizmo panacea" approach to air passenger harassme-- erm, screening, will go away real quick. Along with Reichskommissar Pistole.
     
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    If only it were that easy.

    This isn't about one person. It isn't about one candidate. It's about the nexus of money and power. Even if Ron Paul were elected, he wouldn't be able to snap his fingers and get rid of the TSA. I mean, technically he could, by using that proven Executive power grab known as a signing statement, but he wouldn't. He has an entire clueless Congress to deal with, people who have gotten and are getting big -- big -- bucks from the "security" industry. There are billions of dollars at stake here. These people aren't going to take a dump on their big contributors. And those contributors aren't going to sit idly by while their gravy train is stopped. Not to mention the millions of pants-wetting Americans who love licking the authoritarian boot.

    The "War on Terror" is a billion-dollar boondoggle. It's going to take more than one man with a philosophy to halt it.
     
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  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Agree, this is fighting not only government but the industry that is helping grow this segment of government. Big bucks are on the table and I believe that industry interests will be very hard to combat.
     
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  6. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    They're not clueless. They're evil. The only "clueless" ones in the mix are those mentally deficient TSA employees who actually believe they're doing service for their countrymen.
     
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