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Thread: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    Nutso comes to mind. It is these kind of rules that makes you think that the terrorists have won..
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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Sounds pretty ridiculous to me. Has there been any news yet regarding what kind of explosive this guy tried to use, or how he got it on the plane in the first place?

    Steven Levitt made a good point in Superfreakonomics about these kind of regulations: They're always a precaution against the LAST attack, not the NEXT attack. Richard Reid, who never successfully killed anyone with his "shoe bomb," has cost the American public about 15 lifetimes of inconvenience, in the form of taking off their shoes every time they go through security.
    I must admit I'd like to plant my shoe in his ass......

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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Nutso comes to mind. It is these kind of rules that makes you think that the terrorists have won..
    We have to protect ourselves from Muslims & other third world scum....
    The real easy soloution would be no carry-ons at all.......

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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    Completely asinine. None of these measures would have prevented what this guy tried to pull off. It's all a big dog and pony show that accomplishes nothing but causing more grief for passengers. But it makes the TSA and the airline industry look like they are doing something because...well we have to do something!
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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    There's a few things that they can do. Sit and relax. Watch the in flight movie. Listen to the music that is provided. Strike up conversations with people. Sleep.
    Kinda difficult to listen to in flight music or watch an in flight music if you travel on most MD-82/MD-83/MD-87/MD-88, DC-9, older 737s (-100s, -200s,, etc), Fokker 50s, 70s, 28s and 100s, 717s, 727s (regardless of whether or not any still fly here in the states) Bombardier DHC-8 series, ERJ and CRJ type aircraft, , etc since the airlines chose to not install any IFE on those types. And if you can't have anything in your lap, or on your persons, your own form of IFE is easier, but still risky with asshats like that FA Helen who exploded on a First Class passenger on American - all he wanted was orange juice.

    The other suggestions are easier said than done.
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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    The only way to prevent what this guy did is to install those new full body scanning machines (the ones that see you nekkid) at all airports or to pat-down every single passenger before they board the aircraft. None of this carry-on restrictions and being forced to sit down for the last hour is going to be of any help other than to give the impression that "something is being done". This guy had the powder explosives taped around his leg and there was no way that was going to be detected with today's screening devices. As for not being allowed out of your seat for the last hour of flight, that is beyond retarded. The guy will just do it 2 hours before landing instead. How stupid do these agencies think people are anyway?
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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    The only way to prevent what this guy did is to install those new full body scanning machines (the ones that see you nekkid) at all airports or to pat-down every single passenger before they board the aircraft. None of this carry-on restrictions and being forced to sit down for the last hour is going to be of any help other than to give the impression that "something is being done". This guy had the powder explosives taped around his leg and there was no way that was going to be detected with today's screening devices. As for not being allowed out of your seat for the last hour of flight, that is beyond retarded. The guy will just do it 2 hours before landing instead. How stupid do these agencies think people are anyway?
    I agree, that is a stupid idea.....

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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    We have to protect ourselves from Muslims & other third world scum....
    The real easy soloution would be no carry-ons at all.......
    Another easy solution.. dont meddle in their business in the first place.

    But regardless. The more "security" they put in place the less freedom we have, and hence the terrorists have won since that is often their goal.

    plus those security regulations they have put in place now after this is just... stupid. Not allowing that passengers can see in the online systems where they are,.. yea that also means in most cases that no on board entertainment. Great on a 5 hour flight... especially if the airport nazi's forced you to check in your bags with your reading material....

    Sorry but it is the typical over reaction by government (regardless of what political colour) and by the people who use such acts by terrorists to promote their own political ideology and gain more power.
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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    There's a few things that they can do. Sit and relax. Watch the in flight movie. Listen to the music that is provided. Strike up conversations with people. Sleep.
    I'll try to remember that next time I fly on a Saab 340 out of our local airport! LOL You really need to get a clue, man. Not every airliner has an in flight movie! LOL

    We have 4 airlines that serve our local airport and not one of them carries more than 50 people. NONE have in flight movies. And most people traveling don't want to talk to some stranger stuck on a plane with them. And GOOD LUCK sleeping on a Saab. You'd be better off trying to sleep on a freight train.

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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Schultz View Post
    Completely asinine. None of these measures would have prevented what this guy tried to pull off. It's all a big dog and pony show that accomplishes nothing but causing more grief for passengers. But it makes the TSA and the airline industry look like they are doing something because...well we have to do something!
    This is destructive critism.
    Anything constructive?
    Are you an expert in this area?
    I, for one, am not happy about all this security, but in todays world, it is necessary.
    Its the root cause of terrorism that must be addressed.

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