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Visit the USA and get a free grope.

If you visit the USA someone will either take very poor, digitised naked images of you and your family or you can opt for heavy petting an enhanced pat-down. For some, it may be their only hope of contact with another human. What is better, you don’t even need to fly first class to get your free grope.

The free grope is fine for adults but it is quite wrong for adults to be groping children.

Of course neither the free grope or the cancer causing naked picture do anything but provide an illusion of security. It is pure kabuki theatre to convince people that the Airport Authorities are doing something. TV and newspapers scream terror and then politicians react. The public get nudie pics taken of them or physical abuse. The ACLU is taking up the issue and they want reports from members of the public.

There is a Boycott Day on November 24, which suggests that everyone flying on 24 November demands their right to a free grope.

Airports really need a better solution. The Airline companies think it is stupid. Some airports are running out of space to fit all the stupid machines.

Profiling is not the solution. Unless you want to separate the religious from the non religious. Most planes are not hijacked by scary Muslims, they are in the main hijacked by scary Christians.It is not the religion that unites these people, it is their level of crazy.

What works is intelligence. Airports need to liaise better with the Security Services. Sharing of information between intelligence authorities works. The nudie body scans did not stop the printer bombs. The Intelligence Services did. If you are going to build a bomb you are going to trigger some alarm bells. Airport authorities should invest more in intelligence services and not new gadgets. Ask any home buyer of gadgets, as soon as you buy one a newer better one will be out within weeks, making your new toy obsolete.

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  1. the chaplain
    November 19, 2010 at 12:52 am

    American bureaucrats do theater very well. If you want evidence for that claim, just sit back and watch the next two years of election campaigns. It will be all theater, all the time.

    • November 19, 2010 at 1:08 am

      Agreed. It is why I find it funny that people get really angry about stuff that the other Party would do anyway.

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