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Originally posted by FoxMulder91
I dont really see the issue here.
Whats wrong about being safe and checking the cast/wheelchair for a bomb/weapons, etc?
If I was a passenger on that plane, id hope the TSA did the best they could checking for bombs/weapons etc.
Originally posted by descendedstar
reply to post by camus154
America is/was supposed to be the land of the free (clearly is not anymore). So please do not compare one country to another that has their own set of problems, your thought process is illogical. The people that are actually pissed off with the TSA situation will understand my point. They want their freedom back.
edit on 20-3-2012 by descendedstar because: (no reason given)
He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither. People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.
Originally posted by rockintitz
Probability of dying from a terrorist attack
1 In 30 million
Probability of getting cancer from a single TSA scan
1 in 30 million
That alone cancels the benefit of the TSA out don't ya think?edit on 20-3-2012 by rockintitz because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Kalixi
Sorry for not following the general consensus but it's their job to check even the unlikeliest of targets such as a child in a wheelchair. You can hide drugs/explosives in so many places such as shoes, wheelchairs etc. The terrorists and the drug lords don't care where they strap the payload and often choose the most unlikeliest places to slip through the net.
Similarly the Custom's officers/ security have a duty of care to do their job even if it seems silly/etc to other people. They're just doing their jobs: they are told what gets checked and what doesn't. And I'm sure they often feel certain checks are unnecessary. They are damned if they do - damned if they don't.
Just think there'd be a whole heap of people up in arms if the unlikely event of a terrorist attack occurred and it came out that the perpetrators were not even checked by security.
Anyways try to be civilized and control the rage. I'm just excersizing my right to an opinion, though at the end of the day I would be flattered if my opinions mattered so much to you to be outraged.