see thats the thing i hate about anti tsa people
they have 2 statements negative about tsa
1) Their methods are ineffective
2) Nothing will prevent the most determined
but NO ONE has a better answer for 1, or will give one, why is this?
The truth of the matter is, that if you believe in the constitution and you value living in a free and open society... It is theoretically and physically impossible to make it anything but relatively secure (i.e. pre 9/11). There will always be weaknesses. Realistically, how hard would it be to find one crooked $13/h screener (or anyone working behind the curtain) to help you perpetrate your crime? Or perhaps you kidnap his/her family members and tell them that they need to do X or they never see them again.
It's all about diminishing returns, do you keep throwing billions of dollars and destroying an extremely valuable industry in the process of trying to deter a handful of thugs? When the reality is, that those very people you are trying to deter can still usurp these security measures with relative ease.
So what you're doing is annoying 99.9999% of the flying public (some put up with it because they think it makes them safer) to catch 0.0001%. And you have ZERO guarantee that all the BS that everyone is being put through is going to lead to any quantifiable increased safety.
The underwear bomber purchased a one-way ticket, using cash... He didn't check-in any luggage for a one-way international flight. Was outed by his father to the consulate as being "radicalized" in Yemen and yet he STILL didn't raise any flags. Seriously, wake up. You didn't need to feel up that guys crotch to know something suspicious was going on.
These machines/procedures aren't going to do sh*t when someone packs a brick of C4 up their ass or has one surgically implanted and opts for the porno scan and sails right through security. When someone finally succeeds at that what's the next technological step? Full blown PET/CT/MRI scans for everyone? Sounds like freedom to me.
just answer this:
What is sitting to the left, of my left hand ... you have the same initial view that a tsa screener has of whats "behind the shroud" pretend your screen is my jacket, and you need to ID whats in there. How do you do it?
I'm not interested in riddles or imaginary what if games. If someone is smart enough and determined enough, they will succeed regardless of what the rent-a-cops do. And once they've succeeded in making airport travel hell (as they pretty much already have) they'll just move on to softer targets that are 1000x easier to penetrate, and could potentially have a much larger psychological and economical impact... Think shopping malls, sporting events, concerts... etc.
How do we solve that problem? Do we barcode everyone so that we can track everyone's every move and analyze the sh*t out of it to try and discern "terrorist" activities?
At which point are you going to stop asking the government to hold your hand as you cross the street? At what point are you going to say enough is enough... this is EXACTLY what the terrorists want us to be doing. They are all sitting there watching CNN from their caves and they are laughing at at us. They are watching the USA and everything it stands for being systematically ripped to shreds because people are scared. You guys are inflicting more damage to yourselves and your economy than the terrorists could have ever dreamed.
The terrorists know they can't win a conventional war. All they have to do is keep coming up with crack pot ideas and the perpetual fear machine (media) goes back into full action blowing everything out of proportion and scaring everyone.