$1.2 billion in stupidity.

    The TSA Proves its Own Irrelevance

Have you wondered what $1.2 billion in airport security gets you?  The
TSA has compiled its own “Top 10 Good Catches of 2011”:
   10) Snakes, turtles, and birds were found at Miami (MIA) and Los
Angeles (LAX). I’m just happy there weren’t any lions, tigers,   and
bears…
   […]
   3) Over 1,200 firearms were discovered at TSA checkpoints across
the nation in 2011. Many guns are found loaded with rounds in the
chamber. Most passengers simply state they forgot they had a gun in
their bag.
   2) A loaded .380 pistol was found strapped to passenger’s ankle
with the body scanner at Detroit (DTW). You guessed it, he forgot   it
was there…
   1) Small chunks of C4 explosives were found in passenger’s
checked luggage in Yuma (YUM). Believe it or not, he was bringing it
home to show his family.
That’s right; not a single terrorist on the list. Mostly forgetful,
and entirely innocent, people. Note that they fail to point out that
the firearms and knives would have been just as easily caught by
pre-9/11 screening procedures. And that the C4 — their #1 “good
catch” — was on the return flight; they missed it the first time. So
only 1 for 2 on that one.
And the TSA decided not to mention its stupidest confiscations:
   TSA confiscates a butter knife from an airline pilot. TSA
confiscates a teenage girl’s purse with an embroidered handgun
design. TSA confiscates a 4-inch plastic rifle from a GI Joe action
doll on the grounds that it’s a “replica weapon.” TSA confiscates   a
liquid-filled baby rattle from airline pilot’s infant daughter.   TSA
confiscates a plastic “Star Wars” lightsaber from a toddler.

The TSA’s Top 10 Good Catches of
2011:http://blog.tsa.gov/2012/01/tsa-top-10-good-catches-of-2011.html
The TSA missed the C4 the first
time.http://www.oaoa.com/articles/atwater-78425-documents-state.html
TSA stupid confiscations:http://www.salon.com/2012/01/04/what_do_cupcakes_and_lightsabers_have_in_common/singleton/
 or http://tinyurl.com/6n7487d
The Vanity Fair
article:http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2011/12/tsa-insanity-201112

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