TSA helping to dumb down American government: Courthouse security guidelines à la TSA

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    E-Missourian: Citizens Question County’s Use of Federal Guidelines

     
  2. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    I'm suddenly thinking of the phrase "throw the book at [someone]" and other various phrases.
    They should go ahead and ban books and papers because knowledge is a dangerous thing!
    Har-har-ha:rolleyes:
     
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  3. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    You would think that they would at least get the name of the organization right. Restricting weaponry in court houses is not something new, however, I wonder how they compiled their list? Did they simply use the one on TSAs site or did they do a more comprehensive list? I am kind of interested to see what they finalize the list at, because lighters can be taken on airplanes, as long as they are not torch styled.
     
  4. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    I'm speechless, in fact, I'm just going to stare out the window for a while and try to contemplate the stupidity of politicians and the people that elect them to office.
     
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I wish I could say I were speechless. But I think this was predictable. "Mission creep" doesn't even begin to describe it.
     
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    This being a courthouse, there's a probably a law library in there with lots of big books weapons of mass destruction. If you don't watch for incoming, you might be codified.
     
  7. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    The title seems redundant. Has the TSA actually "smartened up" anything they've ever touched?
     
  8. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    No. But the same could be said for any government agency.
     
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  9. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    NASA?
     
  10. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Need Another Seven Astronauts? Every time an astronaut has died, NASA middle management has been responsible.
     
  11. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I don't disagree - but can you say that NASA hasn't "smartened up" *anything?* The front-line engineers have come up with some pretty spiffy stuff.
     
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  12. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Millions of people -- including me -- are in their homes thanks to FHA mortgages (and I paid mine off years ago). Millions of others got a college education because of the GI bill. Social Security, though it's suddenly the bête noire du jour, has saved more people's asses than can be counted. Let's not throw the baby out with the bath water.
     

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