Ceterum censeo, TSA esse delendam

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Ceterum censeo, TSA esse delendam

Postby DJTorrente » Tue May 03, 2016 9:58 am

I've suspected for some time that TSA was hampering air travel by dissuading passengers from flying unless absolutely necessary. I've been on one flight in the past 5 years or so, truly coast-to-coast, despite no "fear" of flying. I've just decided that unless I'm PIC, I'd rather find other ways to get there if possible.

There's just been a lawsuit filed by a DC think tank to challenge TSA's body scanners. It is based on a study published by three Cornell economists. In it, they find that TSA suppresses almost 10% of air traffic from the nation's busiest airports. In diverting that amount of traffic from commercial air travel to car travel, TSA has increased the number of road deaths by 500 per year -- more people than can fit in a fully-loaded 747. Every year. For our protection.

TSA delenda est.

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Re: Ceterum censeo, TSA esse delendam

Postby jackhodgson » Tue May 03, 2016 10:08 am

That's a very interesting stat. I can believe that it's true.

But I despair of any common sense mitigating the theatre that is TSA.

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Re: Ceterum censeo, TSA esse delendam

Postby Scofreyjet » Thu May 12, 2016 7:19 pm

Ah, but everyone knows that it's much better to kill five hundred people one or two at a time than it is to kill two or three hundred all at once. Right?

Plus, we can't let the terrorists win, right?

Oh, wait...

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