The TSA will now require separate screenings for all electronics ‘larger than a cell phone

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  1. Rhonindk, Jul 26, 2017
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    Sigh, time to get one of those samsung 'phablets'
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    It's obviously necessary because of all the hijackings and other air travel-related terrorist incidents we've seen in the past ten years or so.
     
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    At least until the TSA and HS make their minds up about phablets.
    That's actually still an open question for foreign travelers I understand.
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    I'm not sure what they think I can cram into my iPad mini.
    Most screener's can't identify something wrong if it was labeled as such. This is supposed to help?
    http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/6/tsa-failed-detect-95-percent-prohibited-items-minn/
     
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    I flew overseas this year and ... yeah I'm resigned to reading Kindle books on my iPhone (at least it is a 6s+). It was not worth it to go through all that hassle.

    That said, I still got randomly selected for the "let's go to a separate room" full body pat down, going through my luggage, 40+ questions (most of them similar to see if I was lying), and the 5+ chemical wipes. Only advantage to this was, I got to board the plane first :).


    It REALLY REALLY SUCKS when I have to carry 2 laptops (personal/work). Yes, it sure does. :p
     
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    Security Theater. The TSA is still failing at alarming rates when it comes to tests....meaning this is all for show anyway.
     
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    The only effective airport screening imo was Germany (Frankfurt). They put you in this small enclosed area with a camera that can do a full body scan (it moves up and down/right and left), they shine bright lights on you and tell you to take off a coat, or pat down areas like your jeans --- all the while they are several hundred feet away behind bulletproof glass. The camera they have can do a full 360 and it allows them to talk to you. Then they run your face against a database of criminals/wanted persons before letting you out of the glass/metal box/cage.

    I thought that was pretty cool (scary but cool).
     
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    That's it exactly.
     
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    Almost the entirety of the rest of the world has less absurd airport screening procedures. I can't help but think the implementation of the Homeland Security department, the TSA, and many of these policies are really just part of the overall plan to get US citizens in the mindset that none of this is authoritarian, its just for your safety :rolleyes:
     
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    The quest for "absolute security" is inevitably a one-way trip to absurdity. We probably passed that point many years ago.

    From now until the end of human existence, we'll be forced to remove shoes and belts and empty our pockets. I would not be at all surprised if some bright spark at the TSA eventually dreams up a scenario that demands passengers be subject to 100% strip search, including body cavity inspection, before boarding a commercial airliner.

    At which point I think most of us will just give up. I pray that my flying days will be long past by then, but given the pace at which this nation is plummeting into madness, I fear not.
     
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    Just then you thought flying couldn't get any worse, thank you official religion of peace.
     
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    "You act like an anal scan is such a violation of your privacy, its just being safe!" - Americans, 2025
     
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    At least they aren't asking us to power them up too :eek:

    So now we get there how many extra hours early and see just how long the lines can get ... Oh joy o_O
     
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    But what if most of the incidents of violence is coming from the Cabin Crew (IE United Airlines). ;)
     
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    The TSA is a religion now?
     
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    No,but we all know what ideology is responsible for these polices being put into place.
     
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    I know a few people that stopped flying commercial when they started requiring state issued photo I.D.'s.

    Stop being enablers.
     
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    The TSA goes one step further to create keep our skies safe... oh wait I meant create the illusion of security. :rolleyes:
     
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    Capitalistic authoritarianism.
     
  20. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, try again.
     
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    We all know the game you're playing, I'm not taking the bait.
     
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    Which is what?
     
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    I'll give you a hint: it was deemed to be the official religion of peace.
     
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    lol I'll admit that this took me a lot longer to get than it should have. :p
     
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    Who was the officiator? Did they borrow your broad brush to paint this picture too?

    Yeah if you didn't get where he was pointing to, you haven't spent that much time here in the PRSI... good for you!
     

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