2010/11/19

TSA - Japanese Style ?

Or - don't you wish you could take the Shinkansen instead?

3 comments:

Don Snabulus said...

That guy seems like a creepy Benny Hill. Who says there is no such thing as profiling? :-O

It is so nice to have freedom. The freedom to do what you are told and the freedom not to criticize are my favorites.

Pandabonium said...

Don - Patrick Smith, an airline pilot with a regular column on Salon.com has written a number of articles on how misguided airport security measures are. His latest personal experience is here: Airport security reaches new levels of absurdity and another here: In praise of Michael Roberts, body-scan rebel.

Also, there is an interesting article by Michael Collins on how the US got stuck with the new scanners. The Bizarre Tale of Graft and Sleazy Political Opportunism That Brought Us the 'Porno Scanners'

I have no plans to fly - especially not to the USA. High speed trains are great, and don't entail the personal intrusions and humiliation of the airport security screening "theatre" which is of no value anyway.

HappySurfer said...

Oh dear!

Thanks for those links. Very enlightening.