Holy cow...

From: Paul Berger <sanepsycho_at_globaldialog.com>
Date: Fri Aug 6 20:56:37 2004

On Fri, 2004-08-06 at 19:59, Steve Thatcher wrote:
> eyeglass screwdrivers and even nail files were taken off the list later last year. The people that are there are doing their job and are not given the ability to make decisions and exceptions on their own. People making exceptions and doing their own security thing on 9/11 resulted in thousands of dead people.

No, what actually caused the deaths is people being taught to be passive
sheep in case of a hijacking. The about of security required to prevent
something like 9/11 from happening would make Nazi Germany look a
bastion of freedom.

I'm not saying some steps should not be done, but I have to agree with
what others have voiced that about the only thing that the TSA does is
put forth the apprearance of security.

> Sure, the borders need to be protected better, but at least a person running into the side of a building will only give the person a headache. Of course, I would suppsoe that he would sue the buiding manufacturer and win because there is no sign warning someone of getting hurt if they do that...

It's an impossible job to secure the borders well enough to prevent any
small motivated group from sneaking in, and once in it's easy enough to
blend in. There are probably more ways to kill or mame a large number
of people than anybody can plan against. Then the question comes as
what is the effect on society and the economy of the country as a result
of the measures put in place.

This is so far off topic for this list that this thread probably should


> As for missing badges, most security systems require the badge and an ID code to enter, so just having a badge doesn't help much unless security is already lax at the airport. People are to badge in, enter their code, and then close the door so the next person does the same procedure.
> If Miami is ruuning that badly then there is a good problem to start with.

What about all the small commercial aviation airports with no security?
last I talked to somebody that flew private planes (about a year ago) it
was easy to fly from a small county airport and bypass all the security
in regional airport.

Received on Fri Aug 06 2004 - 20:56:37 BST

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