Monday, July 27, 2015

Security theater...

Security theater...  Via my pistol-packing mama:
Here are the latest results from TSA body scanning.
August Statistics On Airport Screening From The Department Of Homeland Security:
Terrorists Discovered
Hemorrhoid Cases
Enlarged Prostates
Breast Implants
Natural Blondes
(It was also revealed that 535 members of Congress had no testicles.)
This is, of course, a joke. What is not a joke, though, is the first line of that table. It's absolutely true that the billions of (our tax) dollars spent by the TSA on airport security has caught or stopped exactly zero terrorists.  Here's some essential reading on the subject.  All that money, all that inconvenience, has accomplished nothing real.  It does seem to have made some people feel better, somehow – but everyone I know who has an above-room-temperature IQ can observe for themselves just how ineffective the TSA is.  The scariest way to do that is to place yourself in the position of a terrorist, and try to imagine a way around the security.  Try it.  There, now, that wasn't very hard, was it?  Feel more secure now?

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