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Old 06-24-2011, 09:19 AM
 
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Metal detectors are OK as they have a very low inconvenience factor relative to the threats they deter (guns and knives). Other threats are so difficult to detect they cause too great an inconvenience to passengers. Nobody wants to have an anal probe to deter terrorists from packing explosives up there.
On 9/11 noone suspected the terrorists were suicidal so that is why noone acted to stop them until they were in complete control of the planes. That was the official policy back then. Don't resist but instead negotiate after the plane has landed. Now everyone knows differently and every passenger is proactive.
Don't forget that the box cutters were allowed on a/c back then.
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Surprise! TSA Is Searching Your Car, Subway, Ferry, Bus, AND Plane | Mother Jones



I really hope the Texas law passes restricting the TSA's power here. Those guys need to be taken down a notch or two.
TSA=KGB
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Don't forget that the box cutters were allowed on a/c back then.
Yeah, but they would be detected by the metal detectors so if they were banned it wouldn't cause any extra inconvenience to anyway. No one will ever be able to hijack a plane again with just boxcutters though.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:27 PM
 
Location: NY
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Increased security is all part of modern day living,its somewhat inconvenient but i'd rather have it than an alternative whereby terrorists have free reign to blow up whatever they want.
I'd rather drop the notion that 95 yr old women in wheelchairs are lethal weapons and go back to actively profiling the people who are trying to kill Americans. We are going to politically correct ourselves into a police state.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:10 PM
 
Location: NYPD"s 30th Precinct
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I'd rather drop the notion that 95 yr old women in wheelchairs are lethal weapons and go back to actively profiling the people who are trying to kill Americans. We are going to politically correct ourselves into a police state.
On the surface I'd agree with you, however there have been cases of people sneaking items to other unsuspecting people, assuming they won't get searched.

One case that jumps to mind was a six year old boy who was caught at a screening checkpoint with a gun inside a teddy bear. Apparently a stranger gave the boy the bear prior to security. Most likely the person was watching to see if the kid was caught, and if not was planning on taking it back post security.
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