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A Pilot Explains Why TSA Is Nothing More Than A Theatre of The Absurd

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Bottom Line: While TSA insists on cancer causing radiation or, alternatively, a groin-check, for passengers, there are thousands throughout the country with access to planes who are rarely checked. Here's pilot Patrick Smith on the absurd TSA: What makes it ludicrous is that tens of thousands of other airport workers, from baggage loaders and fuelers to cabin cleaners and maintenance personnel, are subject only to occasional random screenings when they come to work. These are individuals with full access to aircraft, inside and out. Some are airline employees, though a high percentage are contract staff belonging to outside companies. The fact that crew members, many of whom are former military flyers, and all of whom endured rigorous background checks prior to being hired, are required to take out their laptops and surrender their hobby knives, while a caterer or cabin cleaner sidesteps the entire process and walks onto a plane unimpeded, nullifies almost everything we’ve been told since September 11th, 2001. If there is a more ringing let-me-get-this-straight scenario anywhere in the realm of airport security, I’d like to hear it. It's time to abolish this very bizarre Off-Broadway show, known as TSA, and turn airline security over to airlines, who have incentive to prevent terrorist attacks, but have known incentive to run a low grade S and M show with passengers as unwilling participants. Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Google Buzz

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