TSA sounding a change in attitude

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  1. Lufthansa Flyer
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    I'm not sure how I "feel" about this...
     
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    Maybe a little bit of common sense creeping in? Nahh!! It is the government after all!!
     
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    HIGHLY unlikely!! ;)
     
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    It's been 5 years or more! C'mon, it's time to kill the restrictions on liquids & gels!
     
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    More like time to "dissolve" the TSA...
     
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    Pardon my lack of excitement over this statement by his royal jackbootedness, Mr. Pistole. When he says "focus on travelers we know the least about", it is my opinion that he aims to subdue the current backlash against his agency by sneakily targeting those who either do not want to share thier information with the government, do not travel frequently enough, who meet the public's demented definition of someone who poses a danger or who find themselves on the various watch lists that exist. It is further my opinion that none of the groups Mr. Pistole wishes to target with more vigorous screening demonstrate any statistical propensity to be a danger to the commercial aviation system. However, by declaring that there is a danger, he does make it easier to justify retaining all the resources he currently has at his disposal and continue to expand out into stadiums, shopping malls, apartment buildings, office blocks, etc. in search of his first real success.
     
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    What Pistole said in the OP's linked article is nothing that hasn't been said before already.

    While Pistole may or may not have the best intentions, part of me wonders if this whole program is to get the most vocal of TSA critics a virtual pacifier so they don't complain as loud and in turn somehow threaten the TSA's legitimacy (if they ever had one) or existence.
     
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