Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by RB, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    The GAO report from May 2010 blew the lid off the rancid BDO program. A complete waste of money based on junk science. Natch, TSA picks it up and wants to expand it.
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  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    To the credit of a few news outlets, they've reported on the total bunk this program is. But the truth is being overwhelmed by all the huzzahs and TSA self-congratulations and public ignorance.
  3. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    It seems that every time someone criticizes a TSA program, the TSA steps it up, as if to say (pardon my language) "screw you."
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    And by the way, Paul Ekman's "research" especially has been shown to be garbage. Actual scientists laugh at him.
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  5. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Of the 2/3 who are smart enough to object, what percentage object on Constitutional grounds? BDO is another unconstitutional Charlie Foxtrot, not to mention waste, fraud and abuse.

    When money is appropriated for stoopid purposes, the drain on the taxpayers seems to perpetuate indefinitely. Once someone's employed as a blind, quadriplegic pogo-stick-mine-field-clearing-system tester, it's nearly impossible to get him off the federal teat. Employ a few thousand of 'em and let 'em unionize, and they become a permanent liability.

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  6. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    The money quote from Wikipedia on this grifter is wonderful:
  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Comment posted at the Seattle Times:
  8. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    TSA feels it can teach a thug/thief/pervert in a few hours what it takes a police officer years to do. Congress needs to be tightening the reins on this run away horse called DHS. People need substantial prison time (put them in the general population) at one of our super-max prisions.
  9. mikemey

    mikemey Original Member

    Tighten the reins?

    How about shoot the horse.
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  10. Doober

    Doober Original Member

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  11. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    More like 120 months old and still doing the first month over and over and over as though they learn nothing.
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  12. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Oh, you mean how TSA doesn't publish it's near-100% failure rate at detecting its own defined list of prohibited items because then a) the Public will know how bad they really are, and b) the terrorists will know how to get through?
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  13. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    The terrorists already know how to get through:

    Bribe an unscrupulous TSO.
    Bribe an unscrupulous airport worker.
    Bribe an unscrupulous airline worker.
  14. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Walk onto the tarmac and access a wheel well...
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  15. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Like that kid in Charlotte, whose body was then found in . . . was it Philadelphia?
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  16. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    Yes, sometime fatal and always dangerous. But a package could be left inside the wheel well......
  17. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    On the approach to BOS. Yeah, like that guy.
  18. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I know a bit about airplanes and there are many ways to hide an item on an airplane if a person has just a few moments. The people who have the greatest access also present the greatest threat and should be monitored carefully.

    TSA does not protect against this threat vector.
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  19. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    And this from the article:
    "There have been calls in recent years for standardized training for TSA officers. Pistole said while he favors a sort of central training academy, funding makes that impossible right now."
    So he agrees they need more training but no can do because of lack of funds - well, just how much DID you spend on the porno scanners that are unconstitutional? And now you want to buy MORE equipment but don't have the money to properly train human beings who come into contact with other human beings?
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  20. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    I liked Pistole's comment "Anytime there's misconduct that rises to a significant level, we'll take action."

    So he is saying that misconduct is okay provided it doesn't reach the point where it makes news?

    What a dimwit.
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