Thursday, January 14, 2010

Read This Now - TSA, You Deserve A Gold Star

I feel so MUCH safer now that I know you've kept an 8 year old on one of your screening lists for the last 7 years and repeatedly subjected him to pat downs, frisking, and other 'enhanced' security before letting him on the plane with his mom. The NYT has the scoop...

“I understand the need for security,” she added. “But this is ridiculous. It’s quite clear that he is 8 years old, and while he may have terroristic tendencies at home, he does not have those on a plane.”
It's worth noting that the version of the article in the dead tree version of the NYT is a bit different and has a great line from Mikey's mom about how a guy can try to blow up his underwear on a plane but Mikey can't get on one without getting frisked. That version also has a great picture of Mikey at home on the porch.

Yet another great example of how our solution here in the US seems to be to throw technology at the security gap or issue but not think about the problem at any kind of useful or pertinent level.

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