/me: Nods agreement.
Originally Posted by jbtsax
I've heard a lot of stuff about the TSA, both positive and negative. However, I think that their biggest issue is that they sometimes have to adapt to new rules on a daily basis. While I can completely accept that there are some TSA folks that abuse their authority, I think most are just trying to cope with a situation that changes very, very rapidly. Aside from that, does anyone here know exactly what they're supposed to be looking for? No peeking on the TSA website. It could be that person X was taken away for a thorough pat-down because he didn't comply with some regulation, because he didn't bother checking their website.
The TSA is a no-win scenario example. If there's no security, what's to stop someone from hijacking a plane? If there's too much, people will complain. If we just do away with the TSA, hundreds of thousands of folks are out of a job. Tell me that that's not going to effect the economy.
IMO, I'd like the TSA to have a good guideline in place and I'd like all travelers to know what it is. I'd also like to say that if they think that someone is "suspicious" that they'd refer the person to trained police or TSA folks specifically trained for that duty. Hey, I just don't want it to go back to having the National Guard in the airport wielding machine guns. I think THAT'S too much.
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