TSA to travelers: Keep taking off those shoes

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by CelticWhisper, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20120131_7737.php?oref=topnews
     
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Ha! You mean they didn't just rush in and buy untested technology like they usually do?
     
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  3. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    The acquisitions agent clearly has a brain. This is a major problem to Pistole and Napolitano, as s/he is not following in their likeness.
     
  4. Huh. Screener at TUS suggested they were phasing out the shoe take off. She said they were going to start with 12 and under, move it up to 18 and under, and then be done with it. That's what she heard, anyway. I think they just don't want to admit it was an epic waste of everybody's time for what, a decade now?
     
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  5. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Not only is it an epic waste of time, it has proved absolutely nothing.
     
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  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    But the sheeple love it. They think they're doing something "to keep us safe." They think they're helping in "the war against terrorism." Don't take their little pleasures away from them.
     
  7. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Not only that, they think other types of security are ineffective for not doing such.

    Idiots.
     
  8. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    And that makes them different from ankle up screening devices how?
     
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  9. mikew68

    mikew68 Original Member

    Recently I had to fly... to get to VietNam.... anyway I flew out of DTW... nasty airport ! I go through the machine after taking my shoes off... which I object to ! Got out of the secured area and immediately took off my dirty socks ( dirty because of the filthy floors ) and put on clean ones... a tse goon asjked my why I changes socks .. I refused to answer or engage in any converstion with the idiot.. priceless look on his face ! I have more respect for a puddle of whale vomit, than for the tse's.
     
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  10. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    They've been saying that for part of a decade.
     
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  11. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    The Shoe Bomber was ten years ago, but shoes were not required to be removed until the so-called liquid bomb plot four years later. So all those years go by, the imaginary Airborne Binary Liquid Explosive Fairy spreads some pixie dust, and then suddenly shoes are now a threat.

    Makes perfect sense if you live in Bizzaro World. :confused::rolleyes:
     
  12. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Or if your sole possibility for remaining employed depends on it.
     
  13. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Scuttlebutt!!!
     
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  14. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Around ~7 years ago I saw some type of prototype shoe scanner off to the side of checkpoint in SEA. It was framed in a wood box and had a plastic panel angled up that one could place their foot on. The fit and finish looked like something out of junior high shop class. I figured it was a magnetometer of sorts, but god help anybody that was irradiated by that contraption if that's what they were really doing. :eek:
     

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