TSA Myrtle Beach conducts explosives demonstration

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I'm posting this in the "Aviation Passenger Security in the USA" forum because it was conducted by the TSA specifically to demonstrate, so they say, what could happen on a plane. There's even a nifty video to show you what happens when, ya know, stuff blows up! Your tax dollars at work, folks.

    TSA Myrtle Beach conducts explosives demonstration
    Gee, ya think?? And if that's at a checkpoint, I guess all those see-through plastic baggies will protect us.

    And that's why we need to be groped!
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  2. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    I am convinced now that Logically Analysis and Critical Thinking is no longer taught in schools.

    Take all the funding from TSA and 2/3 of DHS and reapply back into education. I mean the more serious education material my parents and younger self had to learn.
    (I know there are people here my age and older, you know what I'm talking about!)
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  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I don't know. Education, while I'm all for it in principle, isn't all it's cracked up to be. We have an entire country of people -- of all ages and backgrounds -- who've read 1984, Brave New World, transcripts of the Nuremberg trials, etc. -- and it doesn't make a dent. Doesn't make a dent. My circle of friends and colleagues is highly educated -- you might say hyper-educated. Doesn't matter. They don't get it.
  4. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Knowing history is only half the battle in terms of not repeating it. Recognizing the warning signs of that repetition is the missing link and that's a lot harder to teach in school. People have to be willing to see their own missteps and correct them, and a lot of people aren't willing to do that. Able, yes, but not willing.
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Posted at TSA News. Go on over and show some love.
  6. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    That's part of my point, the critical thinking, logic thinking-the thinking part.
    And it takes work to think....
  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    So TSA got to watch some stuff get blown up. Explosives are not all that hard to come by if a person knows where to look or is a bit resourceful and can make some.

    What I do not believe is that TSA can demonstrate a single component liquid explosive that is safe to carry or a multiple component liquid explosive than can be assembled on an airplane or after security.
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  8. MaximumSisu

    MaximumSisu Requiescat in Pace

    "It gives not only our TSA officers, but other partners, whether it's law enforcement or airport employees a chance to come out and witness first hand the power of the very types of items we're trying to keep off of aircraft," Allen said.

    With any luck, a large group of TSO's could be persuaded to witness a Chinese nuke test up close.
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  9. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    You can have all the education in the world, but if you don't know how to think, how to critically think about a problem or an issue, then education isn't going to help. Couple that with irrational behavior surrounding airport security -- people want to feel safe, even if they aren't actually safer.
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