Tuesday, June 9, 2015

On the TSA's 95% Failure Rate During a Recent Audit and How the Secretary of Homeland Security Shamelessly Tried to Downplay it - Quick Addendum

According to a recent study from Cornell (http://reason.com/blog/2010/11/22/tsa-kills), the TSA is indirectly responsible for over 500 deaths per year; the fact that a lot of people simply don't want to put up with the idiocy and intrusiveness of a lot of those TSA techniques and opt instead to drive, increasing road fatalities (driving being a much more dangerous mode of transportation). I mean, it would be one thing if these strategies (one of which is patting down grandmothers) were effective in preventing terrorism but being that that doesn't seem to be the case, yeah, it looks a hell of lot more like the law of unintended consequences than anything else.

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