Thursday, June 14, 2007

Protecting the air, one cup at a time

[Image: Mother and son]Airport security in this country is the biggest joke. A mother was detained over a cup of water for her infant son. Meanwhile, there are consistent stories where agencies will bring in potentially dangerous material, and get through.

In the US, airport security isn't about actually making things safe, but pretending to be doing so. What are the odds that someone will blow-up a plane with a sippy-cup? Toothpaste tube? Nail-clippers? Book? What happened to a little common sense?

I heard somewhere that the reason security is so bad is because it is reactive. Security only checks things that have been used before. Shoe bomb: take off your shoes. Liquids: surrender your water bottle. They don't actively prevent anything, only react to the existing concerns.

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