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Oh, and the machines they're replacing the backscatter things with are hardly any better.
post #22 of 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by AblueXKRS View Post

That's it exactly.

The FAA regularly conducts what it calls 'red team tests', where federal agents test how well the TSA is working to provide security by attempting to smuggle weapons and explosives through security checkpoints at major airports.

The TSA succeeds in finding these 'red team' weapons about 30% of the time. There was a documents case of a day of testing at Newark International in 2006 where the TSA caught 2 of 22 weapons moved through security.

That is not an acceptable return for the casual violations of personal rights they inflict upon travelers.

I agree that what is currently in place can be improved upon. I am disputing that we get rid of these security measures all together, which is the impression I am getting. I also linked a document earlier, which is from 2012 ( i believe there are more security measures not than 2006), which caught over 1000 guns trying to get through security.
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Originally Posted by xSociety View Post

Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

-Ben Franklin
this.. I guess to the average person getting scanned isn't a big deal. but what if your famous, like some type of musician or movie star. imagine the leaks, what if megan fox walks through and the dude decides to save the image to a flash drive and leaks it to the net. theres no telling what irresponsible things people are doing with this tech.
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Originally Posted by xSociety View Post

Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

-Ben Franklin

QFT. I was about to quote the same thing.
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post #25 of 79
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imagine the leaks, what if megan fox walks through and the dude decides to save the image to a flash drive and leaks it to the net. theres

You say that like it is a bad thing thumb.gif
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post #26 of 79
Well, I'm sorry I wasn't pretty enough for you TSA, sheesh.
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post #27 of 79
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Originally Posted by whyteoni View Post

SOURCE

So out with the old, in with the less effective it seems.

Hard to get less effective than body scanners...or the TSA in general.
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Originally Posted by IBooNI View Post

So you are saying these scanners do not add any actual security to flights? Only the perception of security?

They don't add security, or even the perception of security, except to the gullible.
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Biggest waste of money ever.

Trival and Superfluous Administration
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Originally Posted by AblueXKRS View Post

That's it exactly.

The FAA regularly conducts what it calls 'red team tests', where federal agents test how well the TSA is working to provide security by attempting to smuggle weapons and explosives through security checkpoints at major airports.

The TSA succeeds in finding these 'red team' weapons about 30% of the time. There was a documented case of a day of testing at Newark International in 2006 where the TSA caught 2 of 22 weapons moved through security.

That is not an acceptable return for the casual violations of personal rights they inflict upon travelers.

Or the case of the man who forgot to remove his loaded gun from his computer bag before flying... and found it still in his bag when he reached his hotel after the flight.

My wife has been on half a dozen international flights and at least ten domestic flights in the last year.

The fiberglass punch dagger I gave her has made it through every time, just sitting in her purse.
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Originally Posted by IBooNI View Post

I am disputing that we get rid of these security measures all together, which is the impression I am getting.

Well that's certainly the impression I'm trying to give.

I'd rather not have my money taken from me to pay for a massive bureaucratic farce that, for all practical intents and purposes, exists to subject me to long periods of boredom and annoyance punctuated by the occasional fondling, and that won't amount to anything when real security is an issue.
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Originally Posted by HK_47 View Post

this.. I guess to the average person getting scanned isn't a big deal. but what if your famous, like some type of musician or movie star. imagine the leaks, what if megan fox walks through and the dude decides to save the image to a flash drive and leaks it to the net. theres no telling what irresponsible things people are doing with this tech.

Sounds like you are implying one person's privacy is more important than anothers.
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I'd rather not have my money taken from me to pay for a massive bureaucratic farce that, for all practical intents and purposes, exists to subject me to long periods of boredom and annoyance punctuated by the occasional fondling, and that won't amount to anything when real security is an issue.

Sounds like they're already planning on spending more money on an alternative. Maybe they should make sure these ideas work before spending so much $$ on them.
post #29 of 79
I couldn't believe they were actually removing the scanners. Great, it just appears they're replacing them.

The TSA should be dissolved. But you and I know full well that it won't be.
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post #30 of 79
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Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

-Ben Franklin

That's kind of out of context, but uh. Okay. Sure.
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