Comments on: new TSA madness http://www.coriolinus.net/2009/12/27/new-tsa-madness/ read, and be entertained Sun, 12 Sep 2010 18:15:26 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v= By: coriolinus http://www.coriolinus.net/2009/12/27/new-tsa-madness/#comment-37649 coriolinus Tue, 29 Dec 2009 12:44:23 +0000 http://www.coriolinus.net/?p=2931#comment-37649 It's true enough, though he comes off as a bit more reputable when you call him a "security expert" instead of a "TSA critic." It’s true enough, though he comes off as a bit more reputable when you call him a “security expert” instead of a “TSA critic.”

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By: Rourke http://www.coriolinus.net/2009/12/27/new-tsa-madness/#comment-37644 Rourke Mon, 28 Dec 2009 23:56:17 +0000 http://www.coriolinus.net/?p=2931#comment-37644 Says <b><a href="http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2009/12/separating_expl.html" rel="nofollow"> Bruce Schneier<b>, the TSA critic: "...what sort of magical thinking is behind the rumored TSA rule about keeping passengers seated during the last hour of flight? Do we really think the terrorist won't think of blowing up their improvised explosive devices during the first hour of flight? For years I've been saying this: 'Only two things have made flying safer [since 9/11]: the reinforcement of cockpit doors, and the fact that passengers know now to resist hijackers.' This week, the second one worked over Detroit. Security succeeded." Says Bruce Schneier, the TSA critic: “…what sort of magical thinking is behind the rumored TSA rule about keeping passengers seated during the last hour of flight? Do we really think the terrorist won’t think of blowing up their improvised explosive devices during the first hour of flight?

For years I’ve been saying this: ‘Only two things have made flying safer [since 9/11]: the reinforcement of cockpit doors, and the fact that passengers know now to resist hijackers.’

This week, the second one worked over Detroit. Security succeeded.”

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