|OxygenThief - 2010-11-17 |
This clip sponsored by Pope Benedict XVI.
|oddeye - 2010-11-17 |
Beyond a fucking joking.
|Urburos - 2010-11-17 |
Fuckin' profiling, man.
|Lurchi - 2010-11-17 |
dystopia is finally here
|mouser - 2010-11-17 |
Didn't they say in a video they pat downs are not to be done for age under 12?
Also, fuck the TSA. I cancelled my trip. N way I'm subjecting myself to institutionalized rape unless she is a damn supermodel and swallows.
Really? You're doing to deny yourself a personal experience due to this horseshit?
There is no allowance for age.
Been to the USA 20+ times by plane. Had my share of abuse. Will go to less anal countries. Or drive.
|Shanghai Tippytap - 2010-11-17 |
Most of the "Wah wah wah this is disgusting why would they pat down a toddler/old lady/wheelchair amputee" people just think that only brown people should be subjected to these horrors.
There's a good academic paper on this subject, basically explaining how easy it is to get things through security if you know that certain passengers will never be searched.
There are also good academic papers that state how much better dogs are at detecting explosives than these new machines that cost 0K a pop. It's also so obvious that no papers need to be written on how much cheaper dogs are.
Of course, I'm sure some senator/congresscritter used to run/is best friends with the guy who runs the company that makes the body scanning machines; common sense doesn't apply when you can use security theater to enrich yourself based on peoples' irrational fears.
I'll admit, it's tricky. There are stories about car bombs being allowed through checkpoints because there were children in the vehicle. People that horrible are out there.
But I'm not sure this is really the solution. Airport security feels so uneven to me. We pat down toddlers for Spider-Man underoo-bombs, but anyone can get on the subway or a train without so much as a glance.
There needs to be a happy medium between tightening up security and "letting the terrorists win". This does not feel like a happy medium to me.
Smellvin's right, by the way. The body scanner manufacturers are/were paying the former head of Homeland Security.
I think brown people should punch TSA employees in the face for touching their junk, as should white people, yellow people, red people, blue people, Betazoids, Klingons, camels, hyenas, and, especially, straw men.
The only problem I have with TSA agents touching my junk is that they're probably going to hit on me afterward.
Short answer: No they haven't. They have been African, Middle-Eastern, Hispanic and Caucasian. That encompasses such a broad spectrum of what people look like, you cannot reasonable eliminate any but a tiny percentage of the population through such profiling.
More importantly, the attackers are united by an ideology, not a racial connection, so there's no point basing it on that characteristic. We've seen in the past that terrorists simply adapt their tactics to the vulnerabilities, and Israel has had to adjust their profiling to include women, children, the elderly, and people of all races for exactly that reason.
Finally, this level of scrutiny is a punishment and suspension of liberty, and enacting it based on race is a fundamental attack on our democratic principles without a corresponding increase in our security. As I mentioned in a prior video, the most common factor in American foreign terrorist attacks is gender, yet for obvious reasons, lawmakers are more interested in discriminating on the darkness of skin.
Also while you specified "attacks on planes", domestic terrorist attacks on other targets include pretty much all races, and there's no realistic reason why someone who blows up a building or plants pipe bombs won't choose to target a plane if the option is available. The TSA doesn't just exist for Al-Qaeda. The basic rule of counter terrorism to prepare for the upcoming threat, not to simply respond to the last attack.
It's like everyone's brain just skips over McVeigh.
|chumbucket - 2010-11-17 |
thank god for the time-lapsed editing
|TeenerTot - 2010-11-17 |
This wouldn't be a problem if we all loosened up a little and went nude.
|catpenis27 - 2010-11-17 |
My only question is WHY they would do this to a 3 yr old. Like, it has to be based on some kind of number system or something. For example search every third person. I can't imagine that he was actually selected for any other reason. They totally wave that magnet thing over his wenis too.
|La Loco - 2010-11-17 |
You know how much explosives you can pack into a 3yr old's body? Alcada probably knows.
Think about packing things into 3 year olds a lot don't you?
No, but I do think allot about making stupid comments. You know that goes right?
|Enjoy - 2010-11-17 |
I declined an x-ray to see what the new rub would be like. It was a full patdown but not completely thorough. He felt around my package but didn't reach under my balls. I'm not sure if I could have hidden something strapped to my taint or not. I bet an old man with really saggy balls could hide a brick of C4 behind his ballsack and the patdown would miss it.
Anyway the terrorists have clearly won.
Not to mention that there are often more people crammed into the lines outside TSA checkpoints than there are on any one plane. Combine that with a lingering biological agent, rather than a one-shot explosion, and you've just routed the entire system.
Hopefully none of the terrorists are smarter than you, I guess.
|ShiftlessRastus - 2010-11-17 |
They read the profiling memo wrong. The terrorists wear the diaper on their heads.
|wtf japan - 2010-11-17 |
Solution: We should all agree to start loudly moaning with feigned (or real) sexual delight every time someone insists on patting one of us down.
I would love to see some TSA employee sue for sexual harassment because someone responded in a sexual way to having their genitals fondled.
|oswaldtheluckyrabbit - 2010-11-17 |
just wear a kilt commando-style
Of course that'll just bother minimum wage TSA employees who have no control over the policy and allow the lobbyists greater chances to sell multimillion dollar groping machines through Chertoff.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for it both as a protest and to try and usher in a fashion style that involves more comfort and freedom of movement. But these decisions long ago stopped being about security or common sense; its all about the money.
|StanleyPain - 2010-11-17 |
Ignoring, of course, that one of the newest tactics of terrorists is to either put the explosives in a piece of baggage or simply sew it into clothing where it would be undetectable except to dogs.
|Jet Bin Fever - 2010-11-18 |
It was the kids shifty eyes and mispronunciations that tipped off the brave men and women.
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