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    Airport "Security" -- 80% fail

    ... in a series of recent tests in which undercover agents attempted to smuggle guns, knives, bombs, and goodness knows what other contraband materials into the "secure" areas of various airports, the agency failed around 80 percent of the time.
    Banning water bottles and forcing women to put their cosmetic supplies in sandwich bags makes about as much sense in 2017 as listening to the deep cuts on American Idiot or pretending that Jon Stewart is funny.
    In order to make sense of why the TSA still exists, it is necessary to dispense with the fiction that it has anything to do with security, whatever that word means, and everything to do with an arbitrary display of authority. This is why the Global Entry system exists, after all. We must remind upper-middle-class white people that they really are the monarchs of all they survey, that as "experienced travelers" they are entitled to the luxury of not participating in the fiction that watches and belts are really laser guns.
    I have TSA Pre-Check and I love it. Guilty as charged on that part I bolded I guess.

    http://theweek.com/articles/736329/tsa-pathetic-failure
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    How in the hell are they failing so much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    How in the hell are they failing so much?
    Because the people conducting the tests know the weak spots in TSA and exploit them. The average traveler doesn't know them, much less care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    Because the people conducting the tests know the weak spots in TSA and exploit them. The average traveler doesn't know them, much less care.
    While true, the average traveler is also not the one who might bring a bomb onboard or try to use a firearm brought into the cabin. I have no actual fear of getting on a commercial flight, but it should be noted criminals like the 9-11 terrorists also knew exactly where the weak spots were and exploited them.

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    Just a way to employ rapists and give them a "legal" way to do what they enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Just a way to employ rapists and give them a "legal" way to do what they enjoy.
    Wait, what? I thought rapists were football coaches, priests, comedians, senators, movie producers, and astrophysicists.

    Not TSA agents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    Wait, what? I thought rapists were football coaches, priests, comedians, senators, movie producers, and astrophysicists.

    Not TSA agents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    Because the people conducting the tests know the weak spots in TSA and exploit them. The average traveler doesn't know them, much less care.
    So the testers test the weak spots and find them.
    Doesn't that mean the weak spots are known by part of TSA?
    So, wouldn't you expect TSA to fix their weak spots that they already know about?
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    Re: Airport "Security" -- 80% fail

    How many airplane/airport related terrorist killings have there been in the U.S. after 09/11/01?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    Because the people conducting the tests know the weak spots in TSA and exploit them. The average traveler doesn't know them, much less care.
    One time I was traveling by air for work round trip between Rochester, NY and Fort Wayne, IN. I grabbed a carry-on bag I typically use for land travel only. I get into the Rochester airport no problem and fly to Fort Wayne.

    On the way home, I am stopped by TSA at the Fort Wayne airport. They want to inspect my bag after it went through the X-ray machine. It turns out I had a pocket knife I completely forgot about which I usually bring with me when I travel by land, but obviously forgot to remove it from the bag I was using before flying with it.

    They actually offered to allow me to go back to my car and put it there. Of course, they didn't know my car was in Rochester, so that would have been a bit of a long walk. Thus, they confiscated it (and I liked that particular pocket knife).

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    So the testers test the weak spots and find them.
    Doesn't that mean the weak spots are known by part of TSA?
    So, wouldn't you expect TSA to fix their weak spots that they already know about?
    Considering the amount of time and money being spent to perfect the system it would be reasonable to ask why the weak spots still exist and security hasn't gotten better. No one that matters (Congress) will bother to ask until the next 9-11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    Considering the amount of time and money being spent to perfect the system it would be reasonable to ask why the weak spots still exist and security hasn't gotten better. No one that matters (Congress) will bother to ask until the next 9-11.
    There you go trying to be reasonable.
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    Re: Airport "Security" -- 80% fail

    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    One time I was traveling by air for work round trip between Rochester, NY and Fort Wayne, IN. I grabbed a carry-on bag I typically use for land travel only. I get into the Rochester airport no problem and fly to Fort Wayne.

    On the way home, I am stopped by TSA at the Fort Wayne airport. They want to inspect my bag after it went through the X-ray machine. It turns out I had a pocket knife I completely forgot about which I usually bring with me when I travel by land, but obviously forgot to remove it from the bag I was using before flying with it.

    They actually offered to allow me to go back to my car and put it there. Of course, they didn't know my car was in Rochester, so that would have been a bit of a long walk. Thus, they confiscated it (and I liked that particular pocket knife).

    Fort Wayne TSA > Rochester TSA...
    this happened to me twice -- I unknowingly smuggled a pocket knife onto a plane only to have it discovered on the way home. One time I let them confiscate it because I didn't give a ****. The other time the knife had sentimental value (my grandfather gave it to me), so I left the security line and found an airport bookstore that would mail it back home for me.

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    Re: Airport "Security" -- 80% fail

    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    How many airplane/airport related terrorist killings have there been in the U.S. after 09/11/01?
    This is unspoken, as it is not widely publicized, but I'm sure the threat of terrorism always exists somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davedr View Post
    This is unspoken, as it is not widely publicized, but I'm sure the threat of terrorism always exists somewhere.
    ??? You're saying there have been terrorist killings at airports that have been unreported? Or are you saying there is just no evidence of any such killings?

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    Re: Airport "Security" -- 80% fail

    There's a threat terrorists will jump into my shower and kill me. It's a low-level threat to be sure, but it exists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    There's a threat terrorists will jump into my shower and kill me. It's a low-level threat to be sure, but it exists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    There's a threat terrorists will jump into my shower and kill me.
    Psycho.
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    Re: Airport "Security" -- 80% fail

    there are gates here with their own xray and metal detectors (meaning..... you clear 'security' twice , before boarding)


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    There's a threat terrorists will jump into my shower and kill me. It's a low-level threat to be sure, but it exists.
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