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    67 out 70 airport security tests end up in failure

    The acting head of the Transportation Security Administration was reassigned late Monday after an inspector general's report revealed that undercover agents were able to sneak fake explosives and banned weapons through checkpoints as part of an investigation that revealed a massive, system-wide security failure at America's airports.
    Homeland Security officials confirmed to Fox News earlier Monday that TSA screeners failed 67 out of 70 tests -- or 96 percent -- carried out by special Department of Homeland Security investigators known as "red teams."
    Acting TSA head reassigned after watchdog report reveals airport security failings | Fox News
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/husseinkesva...age#.stvKrkABP

    I am not surprised that 67 out 70 tests involving explosives and guns end up in failures. I am surprised that at the same time an unopened can is considered to be a weapon in the hands of a Muslim woman.
    How TSA and airlines address the problem of security risks: a defenseless Muslim woman is being attacked be a flight attendant and a white passenger for asking an unopened can of soda.
    How TSA and airlines should address the problem: work on existing security systems, make decisions based on objective reasons instead of discriminating against certain groups of passengers.

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    Re: 67 out 70 airport security tests end up in failure

    Quote Originally Posted by Schwartz View Post
    Acting TSA head reassigned after watchdog report reveals airport security failings | Fox News
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/husseinkesva...age#.stvKrkABP

    I am not surprised that 67 out 70 tests involving explosives and guns end up in failures. I am surprised that at the same time an unopened can is considered to be a weapon in the hands of a Muslim woman.
    How TSA and airlines address the problem of security risks: a defenseless Muslim woman is being attacked be a flight attendant and a white passenger for asking an unopened can of soda.
    How TSA and airlines should address the problem: work on existing security systems, make decisions based on objective reasons instead of discriminating against certain groups of passengers.
    I think the TSA's job is to make Americans FEEL safer. That's my first thought. The second is that they've gotten complacent. And, finally, that as long as we're allowed carryons, the numbers will be poor.

    As to your example of a woman with a can, no sympathy here. If you need a damned tin can to fly in an airplane, stay home.


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    The TSA is a collosal failure, a waste of 75 billion and counting and has only served as an inconvenience, having never made me feel safer.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: 67 out 70 airport security tests end up in failure

    These test failed because they were not conducted by little old ladies or children.

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    Re: 67 out 70 airport security tests end up in failure

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think the TSA's job is to make Americans FEEL safer. That's my first thought. The second is that they've gotten complacent. And, finally, that as long as we're allowed carryons, the numbers will be poor.

    As to your example of a woman with a can, no sympathy here. If you need a damned tin can to fly in an airplane, stay home.
    Here are some additional details in the second story that will probably make you more sympathetic. She asked a flight attendant for an unopened can of soda and was refused while the man, sitting just next to her, received an unopened can of beer. What is the difference between those two passengers? He is a white Christian male. She is a Muslim woman. The reasons for unequal treatment are quite obvious in this case.

    Muslim Cleric Denied Unopened Soda on United Flight Because She Could

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    Re: 67 out 70 airport security tests end up in failure

    Quote Originally Posted by Schwartz View Post
    Here are some additional details in the second story that will probably make you more sympathetic. She asked a flight attendant for an unopened can of soda and was refused while the man, sitting just next to her, received an unopened can of beer. What is the difference between those two passengers? He is a white Christian male. She is a Muslim woman. The reasons for unequal treatment are quite obvious in this case.

    Muslim Cleric Denied Unopened Soda on United Flight Because She Could
    Thanks for this. I actually thought she was trying to BRING one on the plane. My bad. Stupid rule. But we seem to have plenty of those...


    Thank you, Quazi!

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    It is just normal government incompetence. We have it in the Vet Administration, IRS. State Dept, military, etc. etc. etc. Give the bureaucrats a chance; have fewer of them. It certainly can't hurt anything.

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    Re: 67 out 70 airport security tests end up in failure

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    It is just normal government incompetence. We have it in the Vet Administration, IRS. State Dept, military, etc. etc. etc. Give the bureaucrats a chance; have fewer of them. It certainly can't hurt anything.
    Normal government incompetence? Huh, funny but sad term.
    Having fewer officials would be easier and better for the budget, that's right. But how can it be implemented?

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    Re: 67 out 70 airport security tests end up in failure

    Quote Originally Posted by Will B. Black View Post
    Normal government incompetence? Huh, funny but sad term.
    Having fewer officials would be easier and better for the budget, that's right. But how can it be implemented?
    Simple - reduce the size of government and move most federal government activities elsewhere.

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    Re: 67 out 70 airport security tests end up in failure

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Simple - reduce the size of government and move most federal government activities elsewhere.
    Okay, when we'll start? What guns will be needed?

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