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Walking onto a plane should be the same as walking onto a train. You just get on.
Is the United States on the right course for addressing security issues
or is it just meaningless actions without any real effect?
But taking off my shoes? Backscatter? Physical pat-downs? Having to remove my laptops for separate investigation? Without probable cause, these are way over the line.
Because Churba got his panties in a bundle.
I'm even fine with a metal detector and the explosives sniffers. I'm OK with xrays of luggage (including carry-on).
Just wanting to pose a question. At what point do we sacrifice a persons privacy for security?
They do not do much to increase security at all.
The security checkpoints worked. Because we screen for obvious bombs, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab -- or, more precisely, whoever built the bomb -- had to construct a far less reliable bomb than he would have otherwise. Instead of using a timer or a plunger or a reliable detonation mechanism, as would any commercial user of PETN, he had to resort to an ad hoc and much more inefficient homebrew mechanism: one involving a syringe and 20 minutes in the lavatory and we don't know exactly what else. And it didn't work.Yes, the Amsterdam screeners allowed Abdulmutallab onto the plane with PETN sewn into his underwear, but that's not a failure either. There is no security checkpoint, run by any government anywhere in the world, designed to catch this. It isn't a new threat; it's more than a decade old. Nor is it unexpected; anyone who says otherwise simply isn't paying attention. But PETN is hard to explode, as we saw on Christmas Day.
If you take away scans like that, you basically remove any barriers for the bad guys, which makes it easier for them to do things. Security has made it such that the bad guys have to be far riskier and more dangerous than they have before.
See, I say get rid of the metal detector and explosive sniffer and just do the backscatter. Of course, there are issues that need to be addressed there first. In theory, the backscatter should be better.
Or just attack softer targets. If they were smart, we would be fucked. Way more damage could be done for way less effort and cost than attacking a plane these days.
If you take away scans like that, you basically remove any barriers for the bad guys, which makes it easier for them to do things. Security has made it such that the bad guys have to be far riskier and more dangerous than they have before.Or just attack softer targets. If they were smart, we would be fucked. Way more damage could be done for way less effort and cost than attacking a plane these days.
Care to elaborate I'm curious on the matter.
Also, while it is very safe, many are reporting that the odds of it hurting you are about equal to the odds of terrorism.
really; the backscatter will catch it.
We need a lot more proactive methods of security.
You shouldn't have to let someone look at your junk just to fly on a plane.
No, it really won't.
Care to elaborate I'm curious on the matter.You don't know what probable cause is?
Basically, you can either treat everyone as though they're likely to be a criminal, or you can start using predictive metrics to profile people. People don't really like either of those options.
Edit; @Churba no one laughs at my dicks
Jason, the only problem is that in order to actually poison the water supply you would need such a large amount of poison.
Edit; @Churba no one laughs at my dicksThat is because your mighty dicks both command great respect among the populace.
New York and Washington D.C. are far-away magical lands to most Americans. That said, I present Jason's Guide to Scaring the Shit Out of Middle America:1) Find a small town of, say, 5,000 people.2) Walk into the water treatment plant at 3 a.m. when there's nobody around, one cop on duty (asleep outside the donut shop a mile away), and no alarm (because why would you need one?).3) Insert poison here.4) Death occurs.5) Terror accomplished!
I heard a fish peed in the pacific ocean the other day. Nobody on earth drink any water!