TSA chief sketches out the future of airline passenger screening

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    People are just lapping up the bull :trash: ...

    GovernmentExecutive.com: TSA chief sketches out the future of airline passenger screening

    In other words, they'll be throwing more megabucks at government contractors and their lobbyist friends. Almost forty years in software development & engineering have taught me that once simple principle is more important than anything else: Keep It Simple Silly/Stupid (KISS). The more expensive & complex your system, the greater its theatrical performance should be -- no doubt tomorrow's security theater will be one (expletive deleted) of a performance -- but in the end it will be defeated by 1 or 2 or 5 guys with brains & wile.

    * I wonder if these tunnels will be at all like the psychedelic tunnels underneath ORD & DTW? They would still be a total waste of taxpayer money but with the right lights & tunes could also be "cool". :cool:
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  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The media is just lapping up the coming "changes" ....

    Peter Greenberg.com: Travel Detective Actually Approves Of TSA’s New Security Policy

    Hate to burst your bubble, Peter, but when you take a bunch of stupid people with no marketable skills who answer ads on pizza boxes & gas pumps & give them four days of voodoo training (& a three-day residency) and turn them loose in an airport ... you have a bunch of stupid people wandering around an airport.

    Noah Shachtman is even going so far as to suggest that Reichskommissar John Pistole is channeling Bruce Schneier....

    Wired: Bruce Schneier’s Telepathic Takeover of the TSA

    At the end of each day, for days & months & years to come, you will still have an agency of 60,000 stupid people hired from ads on pizza boxes & gas pumps. The agency has gotten so bad in the last 1.5 years that I simply don't believe it can be salvaged before it self-destructs. On top of that, Reichskommissar John Pistole's had a year to show himself to be a decent human being and put a stop to the gropes & abuses at the checkpoints. He's been a complete failure and I have zero expectation that there will be any success in his future.
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  3. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Except that in "years to come", there will probably be 100,000 stupid people hired from ads......
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  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Sad but true. Our tax dollars at waste.
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  5. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Apparently, the WSJ has an opinion piece on this subject, but I can't open the entire article.

    However, I could read all the comments, including this one:

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  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I believe the WSJ opinion piece is the Shachtman article that I linked above from a different source.
  7. lkkinetic

    lkkinetic Original Member

    It's not verbatim from Shactman's Wired piece, but it is him discussing Pistole. Same basic theme.
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    N965VJ Original Member

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