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  1. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, over 1 year ago

    They are removing the restrictions on those too.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Hate (not really) to say it, but gels, liquids, pocket knives, etc have nothing to do with “security” as El Al, and Israeli security, among others, have known for a long time, it IS about “profiling” BEHAVIORS, not ethnicity, race, or nationality.

    Our Border Patrol and Customs officers have known this for decades, and it’s why they’re trained to observe BEHAVIORS of persons crossing the borders, or coming into the country on airliners or other transportation.

    The TSA “rules” were written by morons (political appointees, NOT “Civil Service”) put in charge after 9/11 who had kindergarten level of education about actual security.

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago


    Hope no one calls you a racist (like they do me) because you think profiling behavior may be helpful……..Get rid of these clowns and cut 7.65 billion from the budget, including 50 mill for new uniforms.

  4. rowena28

    rowena28 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Fire the TSA goons & replace them with security agents highly trained in behaviour profiling & we’d have safer flights w/a lot less hassle.

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago


    Sorry to disagree with you to some extent, but while you are correct that behavioral cues are more important than knives (which only worked because of the assumptions of the crew and passengers, and will never work again) and liquids (which is based on a nonexistent “liquid explosive”), there is no way that the TSA will be able to implement the level of security shown by El Al.
    The Israeli have one (1) airport that allows international traffic, and they spend $47 per passenger in security in terms of training or whatnot. No way we could do or afford a comparable level of security on the millions of US passengers.
    Instead, we have “security theatre,” where we X-rayed shoes without being able to actually see plastique because of the machines; we searched carry-on bags but not the packages dropped off by the truckload by shipping companies; and the TSA can pull off anyone they want without recourse.
    The first thing we need to understand is that 9/11 will NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN. Second is that the most useful thing done was putting armored doors on the pilots’ cabin and limiting access. Third was upgrading the X-ray machines to scan bags — something Bush stalled on even while implementing the largest and most useless bureaucracy in US history. Fourth was implementing scanning for bags stored beneath.
    After that, the rest is pretty pointless.

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @Billy Sargent

    The TSA can’t tell the difference, either, because the explosive they are supposedly guarding us against does not exist. These restrictions were put in place after some nitwits blabbing about “liquid explosives” were arrested. In fact, the closest chemical to that which they were discussing would require one component stored in dry ice, and would have to be mixed precisely or they would get no effect. This does not require rifling everyone’s bag for shampoo bottles…

  7. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 1 year ago


    Blame MM for my commenting here 2 weeks later ;-)

    “Bruce4671 said, 13 days ago
    Hope no one calls you a racist (like they do me) because you think profiling behavior may be helpful…”

    I realise this is 2 weeks too late but your comments tells me you didn’t read dtroutma’s post at all.
    He said: "it IS about “profiling” BEHAVIORS, not ethnicity, race, or nationality.

    So, this time you weren’t a bigot, just….oh nevermind.

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