Only in Liberty Loving America can “the authorities” perpetrate such utter nitwittery as the facism invoked by the improperly titled Transportation Security Agency.
Take off your shoes? Why? The better to spread every variety of disease possible over the entire globe?
And now, after “the Christmas Incident”
what next? Board sans pants?
The cure is worse than the ailment.
As always, as usual, there is a better way. A much, much, better way.
The ‘Israelification’ of airports: High security, little bother
December 30, 2009 00:12:00
While North America’s airports groan under the weight of another sea-change in security protocols, one word keeps popping out of the mouths of experts: Israelification.
“Israelis, unlike Canadians and Americans, don’t take s— (stuff) from anybody. When the security agency in Israel (the ISA) started to tighten security and we had to wait in line for — not for hours — but 30 or 40 minutes, all hell broke loose here. We said, ‘We’re not going to do this. You’re going to find a way that will take care of security without touching the efficiency of the airport.”