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TSA failure rate shows airport security is a charade

TSA failure rate shows airport security is a charade

A couple of years ago, my wife -- who may be the least likely person on the planet to commit an act of terrorism -- was randomly pulled aside at airport security for a thorough screening. Seeing that the process was going to take a while, I took a seat on a nearby bench where a TSA officer was taking a break. I told the officer why I was waiting. He smirked and told me he had been in the military and knew a little bit about security. Then he waved his arm at the ranks of screening apparatus and long lines of haggard airline passengers and said something like: "This is all a joke. I can think of a hundred ways to sneak a weapon through all of this." Something tells me that young...

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