An exspensive illusion the way we are doing it, and NOT just in dollars.
We could be doing a much better job. Profiling needs to be implemeted. I didn't say "Racial Profiling", I said "Profiling". For some reason or another every time Profiling is discussed in the US, someone starts prefacing it with the word racial. I am as white as most other Irish folks, and I HAVE been profiled in an airport. (obviously not in the US) I don't have a problem with it.
If the hightened threat of the week comes from a group with green skin wearing yellow striped coats, then pull them aside and chat a bit.
Profiling also involves much more than a persons look, that seems to be overlooked in discussions as well.
I don't understand everything I don't know about this.
Kalvado From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1759 times:
Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 4):
We could be doing a much better job. Profiling needs to be implemented.
One problem of profiling is that it can be reverse engineered. It may take time, but a bad guy could get into a "harmless" profile group. It may take time and money; but it can always be done - until profiling flags 99.9% of people as dangerous.
Now think about political aspect of the issue, try wearing TSA management hat: you're a high rank politician/manager, assigned a task you know you will fail, sooner or later, no matter what you do. You may be lucky and nothing would happen until you retire, or things can go out of control right now.
What can you do to keep your job? Possibly you would try to demonstrate everyone that you're taking the job more than seriously, and try doing more than your best?
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8772 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1497 times:
Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 2): I personally prefer his rant on airline language from "Jammin in New York" - much better.
There is one major inconsistency in it though, "Let Evil Knevil get ON the plane!" and yet he says "it's just a bunch of people getting on an airplane" to describe the "boarding process" - I know, I can be a perfectionist at times.
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
HPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1447 times:
Quoting Aloges (Reply 9): There is one major inconsistency in it though, "Let Evil Knevil get ON the plane!" and yet he says "it's just a bunch of people getting on an airplane" to describe the "boarding process" - I know, I can be a perfectionist at times.
Nice catch, didn't even cross my mind as many times as I heard it. My favorite line from that bit is this: "Sometimes the pilot will say 'We'll be on the ground in 15 minutes.' Well that's a little vague, isn't it?"
Texan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4287 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1391 times:
Quoting Aloges (Reply 11): Lol, just as nice as "it's those sudden unscheduled corn field and housing development stops that seem to interrupt the flow of my day"!
Did I sleep through some kind of military swearing in ceremony? Captain? He's a f*****g pilot and he better be happy with that! If those sightseeing tours are any sign of his intellect, he's lucky to be working at all. "Tell the 'captain' that Air Marshal Carlin says Go f*** yourself!"
"For any personal belongings." Well what other kinds of belongings are there beside personal? Public belongings? Do these people honestly think I'm going to be traveling with a fountain I stole from the park?
That bit always has me on the floor
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."