I don't want to get too political here, but the big crush on the Occupy movement (was it necessary to tear gas the 84 year old woman in Seattle?) is just part and parcel of the whole security at any cost BS that we are seeing manifested at the airport and other transportation nodes. Tents? Sleeping bags? Drumming? What kind of threat is that? No matter what your politics are, I think everyone agrees that the country is in a (expletive deleted) of a mess, and when that happens people are going to speak their minds and that is a good thing. Sorry for the rant, but I see TSA as just a part of the security state.