[Homeroast] bring back green beans

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Sat Sep 18 13:10:06 CDT 2010

The TSA came into existence because the Govt. was issuing security 
regulations by the ream and the airlines could neither comply or afford 
the cost.  The customer was not going to stand for the ticket increase 
either.  So, after the liberal application of steel engravings of 
Franklins congress decided to create another big, bloated bureaucracy, 
The TSA.

As they say, the rest is history.

If you are interested in efficient airline safety that works then take a 
real hard look at El Al.  They have a very good program as they have not 
had any airliners experience security issues.  But the Israeli security 
techniques can not be employed here by the U.S. carriers.

The TSA is just another Govt. program that is designed to make most 
people feel good by severely inconveniencing them.  It is a joke.

Joseph Robertson wrote:
> They are not gaining my confidence. Two years after 9/11 I boarded a flight
> out of Kalamazoo Mi. for PDX and home.
> Let me back up a bit. When I awoke at 2am to leave the house by 3am I
> intentionally tossed my two very nice folding craftsman box type knives into
> my check on to avoid problems at the gate.
> Well a week later at home I went through my check on bags looking for my box
> razor knifes. Not to be found. I figured they took them.
> Then on a fluke I checked my carry on and what do you know, there they were
> safe and sound. I had unknowingly carried on two lethal tools used to bring
> down planes 2 years before. Gaining my confidence? Not now, or ever.
> You want my trust. Don't make these kind of mistakes cause your looking at
> my shampoo and toothpaste and computer wall warts.
> Joe
> On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 10:00 AM, Martin Maney <maney at two14.net> wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 01:53:31AM -0600, raymanowen at gmail.com wrote:
>>> Under no circumstances should anyone be able to gain the confidence
>>> of any security person.
>> I'm sure you don't mean that.  If that were true then they should
>> simply not let anyone board or exit any plane at any time.  Letting
>> someone past *means* they've "gained the confidence" of the
>> inspector(s).
>>> That's the worst situation I can imagine, and if you can do it at will,
>> use
>>> common sense and start to fear for your welfare and those around you.
>> Don't let the fearmongers manipulate you for their own purposes.  They
>> want you scared, because scared people are more easily duped.  Fear is
>> the mind-killer...
>>> I thought I'd try for a security inspector's job at DIA, but the farther
>> I
>>> got into it, the more it looked to be like a *Three Stooges* show.
>> Yep, security theater.  It has been ever thus.
>> --
>> To be alive, is that not to be
>> again and again surprised?  -- Nicholas van Rijn
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