TSA Scanners at DFW Tested: Failure in all Tests

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  1. mowogo
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    Great use of money, eh?
     
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    Your money was never meant to actually improve safety. Your money was meant to make it look like the government cares so it can get re-elected.
     
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    Obviously.

    Should be interesting to see the latest puff-piece from Blogdad Bob.
     
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    This could be the article that starts the ship sinking on these scanners. There are a number of reports out there that these machines are not as effective as advertised. The Italians bailed on them as they didn't work, the Israelis have said they are worthless, other countries haven't deployed them. It says something there.

    This is not a training issue with TSA agents, it is a failing in the system. Had the agent managed to get passed 1 or 2 of these I would say it was a training issue. The fact that the agent got passed them ALL is an indication of a fundemental flaw in the technology.
     
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    I am not sure you can not blame the agents for some of this. From what I have seen in a number of US airports, the agents seem more intent on power-trips than doing their job effectively. IMHO.
     
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    So, even when it's a fluff article with a carefully vetted reporter, a reporter who is in the TSA's pocket, they still fail. What does that tell you?
     
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    My new word for the day for anything regarding TSA!
     
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    My personal issue is that I shoot at a range on a regular basis and am very careful so that no GSR is left behind on any of my luggage or clothes I would wear on a plane. But having a pistol and going through the nude-o-scope and the TSA not picking that up is messed up! I'm sure Osama and his buddies would be pretty interested.
     
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    "Our security officers are one of the most heavily tested federal workforces in the nation. We regularly test our officers in a variety of ways to ensure the effectiveness of our technology, security measures and the overall layered system."

    I think we need a "No TSO Left Behind" initiative.
     
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    The TSA implies that these machines will catch everything. The TSA also implies, wait, no, they directly say "Your Safety Is Our Priority."

    Hogwash.

    Obviously, there are shortcomings to these machines, they fail. Often. You can only go so far in blaming machines. Humans program computers (and these machines). That's why one of my pet peeves is when someone (TSA, grocery store, wireless company....whoever) will give a blanket blame to computers and/or machines.

    While I agree front-line TSA people can do only so much, they are indirectly to blame as well because of the uniform they wear and the paycheck they collect.
     
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