[rescue] Airport Security and Rescues...

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 10:26:11 CDT 2008

Phil Stracchino wrote:
> But El-Al security is *effective*.  TSA is 90% useless security theater. 
>  If there's a ridiculous and intrusive "security measure" that doesn't 
> actually make anyone any safer, TSA will find it and use it, but they 
> won't use the effective methods Israel uses because of the risk that 
> somebody might get offended, and because picking out people who are 
> acting funny requires people with actual training and skills, not 
> minimum-wage drones following a list of (frequently nonsensical and 
> frequently useless) rules on a clipboard.

I'd go even further.  I think the TSA would avoid using anything 
effective even if it's *not* going to offend anyone.  I think 
effectiveness might be contrary to their goals.

Peace...  Sridhar

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