Holy cow...

From: Joe R. <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Fri Aug 6 22:51:52 2004

At 08:56 PM 8/6/04 -0500, you wrote:
>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
>It's an impossible job to secure the borders well enough to prevent any
>small motivated group from sneaking in,

  That's true but we can't even seem to keep out fully one half of Mexico!
(or Hatii or Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, or Cuba or half the counties
in South and Central America). It's gotten so bad that I read recently
where one lot of border jumpers they did did catch turned out to be
Chinese! They traveled to Mexico, presumably legally, then jumped the
border into the US. It's no longer just Mexicans but the whole world is
crossing into the US via the Mexican border!


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 - 22:51:52 BST

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