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Old 11-05-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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TSA humor for today

http://www.schneier.com/blog/archive....html#comments

This rant is worthy of an ancona...
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On the Ineffectiveness of Airport Security Pat-Downs

I've written about it before, but not half as well as this story:
"That search was absolutely useless." I said. "And just shows how much of all of this is security theatre. You guys are just feeling up passengers for no good effect, which means that you get all the downsides of a search -- such as annoyed travellers who feel like they have had their privacy violated -- without any of the benefits. I could have hidden half a dozen items on my person that you wouldn't have had a snowball's chance in a supernova of finding. That's what I meant." "Sir, are you hiding something?" he said, and as he did, I saw three other security guys coming our way. Oh dear.
"Of course not." I said. "But if I had wanted to, I could have."
"Why do you have such a problem with being searched?" another security guy said, presumably the first guy's supervisor.
"Look, I have absolutely no problem with being searched. But if you're going to do it, do it properly -- the plane is no safer at all after this gentleman half-heartedly stroked me for a couple of seconds" I said.
"How do you mean?" the supervisor asked.
"He was stroking me as if he was trying to get me to sleep with him, not as if he was trying to find anything on me." I said. "I've been searched many, many times, and in this case, I could have hidden things in my socks, taped to my thigh, taped to the small of my back, the insides of my upper arms, under my testicles or anywhere on my buttocks."
"Why have you been searched so many times?" the supervisor asked sharply.
"I'm a police officer. I help train other police officers. When we search someone, we assume that the person who searches us may have a knife or something else they can use to harm us, so we search properly. And yes, this means that you have to take a firm grip of somebody's groin, yes, this means that you search even the parts that are less comfortable to have searched, and yes, this means that you're probably going to incur a couple of sexual harassment accusations along the way." I nodded at the security guard who had searched me. "This fellow here did by far the most useless search I have ever been subjected to, and if I wanted to, I could have smuggled half a dozen knives onto the flight. I don't have a problem with being searched at all -- in fact, if you guys think it's necessary, I'd be the first to admit that I look a little bit suspicious before I've had my first cup of coffee in the morning -- but if you're going to stroke me gently in front of hundreds of people, you'd better buy me a fucking drink first, is all I am saying."
The security supervisor was standing there, frozen at my rant.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:44 PM   #2
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LMAO!!!!!!!


sorry, just clicking "like" wasnt enough for this one.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:16 PM   #3
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During Hurricane Sandy,due to all the flight cancellations.The TSA was forced to feel each other up & steal from each other.

GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!!
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:22 AM   #4
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...well, I am firmly against searches - both competent, and incompetent ones. This is such a bullshit anyway.

Stationary target, no matter how well (or bad, in this case) guarded, can be ALWAYS penetrated successfully, by moving, evolving aggressors. They will just adapt, and find ways to infiltrate defenses. I mean, how many people work in restricted zones in the airports? How many of them work as gatekeepers of these zones? Are you trying to tell me, it is impossible to infiltrate this workforce? Are you trying to tell me, it is impossible to kidnap TSA officer's family, and tell him "you will let such and such Ahmad through, or else..", to find ways to smuggle weapons into restricted zones? C'mon...

I for one think, that reinforced pilot cabin doors are all that's needed. That, and maybe an explicit ALLOWANCE for passengers to carry personal weapons on board.

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Old 11-06-2012, 06:49 AM   #5
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....sorry for reposting, but one of the comments there was linking to THAT little gem:

http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php...&id=2366#comic

...that... is .... just... too funny!!!
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:50 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by bushi View Post:
....sorry for reposting, but one of the comments there was linking to THAT little gem:

http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php...&id=2366#comic

...that... is .... just... too funny!!!
, again, just clicking the "like" button didnt do it justice.

We need varying levels of "like" buttons lol.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:27 AM   #7
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Actually, for a few years there, all you needed was a brown suit and a brown truck that said UPS on the side and you'd be right on the tarmac, no checks. While we were getting searched and groped.

Asymmetric warfare is a bitch.
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