TSA – Too much power, too little accountability

This article from “Ask the Pilot” by Patrick Smith is well worth reading. It recounts a story that a pilot had with the TSA people. Let me give you just one little snippet: “Ma’am, that’s an airline knife. It’s the knife they give you on the plane.“ You can probably imagine where this is headed.… Continue reading TSA – Too much power, too little accountability

Your Papers, Please (Part 2)

Via Bruce Schneier’s blog – the TSA has a new photo ID requirement: Beginning Saturday, June 21, 2008 passengers that willfully refuse to provide identification at security checkpoint will be denied access to the secure area of airports. This change will apply exclusively to individuals that simply refuse to provide any identification or assist transportation… Continue reading Your Papers, Please (Part 2)

Clearly Stupid

Take a look at this ad I saw just the other day: This has to be the single stupidest thing that has come about since the increased airline security policy went into effect after 9/11. It’s a card that supposedly will let you get through airport security faster – something about being “precleared.” If you… Continue reading Clearly Stupid