posted on Aug, 14 2005 @ 08:17 PM
The TSA is a joke. Not only do they want to let knives, throwing stars bows and arrows on, but they want to stop screening some passengers altogether.
Another part of this story is that they want to make on duty pilots, high ranking military officers, and people with Top Secret security clearances
exempt from screening.
I was a screener before the TSA came along, and we were one of the best in the nation. We checked 10 times as much as the TSA does, had MUCH better
training and used the machines the way they were meant to be used, unlike the TSA, and did it with half as many people. I heard a supervisor
complaining one day that if they wanted them to check all of one type of item in the bags, they'd need more people because he only had 9 people to
run one x-ray and walkthrough metal detector. I used to be supervisor at that same checkpoint, and checked a lot more than the TSA ever has, with 6
people to run the entire checkpoint, two lanes, two walkthroughs, plus bag checking. We had a requirement at the checkponit for 7 screeners, I was
usually the 7th as the supervisor and wasn't really supposed to screen bags.
[edit on 14-8-2005 by Zaphod58]