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Nick Baum

Shared May 18, 2016

The TSA's inefficiency isn't just aggravating and unnecessary; by pushing people to drive instead of fly, it's actively dangerous and costing lives.

Amanda Root

Shared June 4, 2016

Holy shit.

Get rid of them!

So Homeland Security officials looking to evaluate the agency had a clever idea: They pretended to be terrorists, and tried to smuggle guns and bombs onto planes 70 different times. And 67 of those times, the Red Team succeeded. Their weapons and bombs were not confiscated, despite the TSA's lengthy screening process.

Eric Quanstrom

Shared December 16, 2016

Security theater-- alive and well despite no results, KPIs or any real oversight.

Shreeniwas Iyer

Shared December 31, 2016

Fully agree that security check, and lead up and buffer time required, alone is a very big put off for flying, specially when journey is not that long:

Kristinn Árni Lár Hróbjartsson

Shared December 30, 2016

What I think about when I'm flying.

Joseph Bayot

Shared June 4, 2016

The title says it all

Davy Gomez

Shared May 1, 2017

Homeland Security officials looking to evaluate the agency had a clever idea: They pretended to be terrorists, and tried to smuggle guns and bombs onto planes 70 different times. And 67 of those times, the Red Team succeeded. Their weapons and bombs were not confiscated, despite the TSA's lengthy screening process. That's a success rate of more than 95 percent.

Ritika Upadhyay

Shared January 3, 2017

Ouch.

Homeland Security officials looking to evaluate the agency had a clever idea: They pretended to be terrorists, and tried to smuggle guns and bombs onto planes 70 different times. And 67 of those times, the Red Team succeeded. Their weapons and bombs were not confiscated, despite the TSA's lengthy screening process. That's a success rate of more than 95 percent.

Addie Chernow

Shared January 14, 2017

Interesting

Sergey Kotlov

Shared February 4, 2017

Great example on how complexity works and why one-sided, especially constraining solutions never work as expected

Anna Eckerdt

Shared September 19, 2017

I am in 6 grade I love Tom Brady

Bruno J. Kaselow

Shared June 5, 2016

Wow this very serious problem.

John McBride

Shared December 23, 2016

Why can't Democrats & Republicans come together to eliminate inefficient and wasteful government programs/agencies? This is just one small example of billions of potential savings left on the table because of partisan gridlock and poor leadership.

Taylor Brown

Shared January 25, 2017

So Homeland Security officials looking to evaluate the agency had a clever idea: They pretended to be terrorists, and tried to smuggle guns and bombs onto planes 70 different times. And 67 of those times, the Red Team succeeded. Their weapons and bombs were not confiscated, despite the TSA's lengthy screening process. That's a success rate of more than 95 percent.

Madeline Gomez

Shared December 31, 2016

Sure, this. But let's also talk about how we decide on who gets privately screened

petr

Shared July 14, 2017

so TSA helps the environment by reducing flights :D

Musa Taofik

Shared April 6, 2017

Wow!

Musa Taofik

Shared April 6, 2017

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Musa Taofik

Shared April 6, 2017

Good luck share to your friends pocket money.

Musa Taofik

Shared April 6, 2017

Thank you.

Let do it again if i get my fund from my GTBank you meet me again .Thank you.Share it to friends

Brandon Fertig

Shared April 23, 2017

"So Homeland Security officials looking to evaluate the agency had a clever idea: They pretended to be terrorists, and tried to smuggle guns and bombs onto planes 70 different times. And 67 of those times, the Red Team succeeded. Their weapons and bombs were not confiscated, despite the TSA's lengthy screening process. That's a success rate of more than 95 percent."

Rebecca Lee

Shared December 31, 2017

The TSA's inefficiency isn't just aggravating and unnecessary; by pushing people to drive instead of fly, it's actively dangerous and costing lives

Karressa McIntyre

Shared June 11, 2016

Pretty much.

Ryan Pramberg

Shared December 27, 2016

interesting. TSA isn't useful and doesn't seem to prevent much terrorism. I wonder if it's tedious or actually useful but there aren't hard numbers to say if it is or isn't making a difference. in fact it wasn't even effective at preventing people from getting bombs or guns into planes (see article for stats).

Mike Ricca

Shared January 5, 2017

I always found it funny that one of the biggest, most pointless, most wasteful federal agencies was created by the the party that's constantly clamoring for smaller government.

Alexander Rosson

Shared January 15, 2017

So Homeland Security officials looking to evaluate the agency had a clever idea: They pretended to be terrorists, and tried to smuggle guns and bombs onto planes 70 different times. And 67 of those times, the Red Team succeeded. Their weapons and bombs were not confiscated, despite the TSA's lengthy screening process. That's a success rate of more than 95 percent.

Gabriel Ueda

Shared March 29, 2017

More screening = Less flights = More driving = More deaths

Eric Hansen

Shared May 17, 2016

The screening procedures are trying to solve a problem that doesn't exist. Terrorists have gotten everything they can out hijacking flights ( rare and rarely successful.) The next terrorist attack in the US at an airport will be a car bomb in the Loading and unloading lane or a suicide bomber in the long TSA screening line. Then what? A TSA check before getting to the airport?
TSA adds 2 hours to all flights making driving a much better option, especially for regional flights. Driving is far more dangerous than flying costing a statistical significant number of preventable deaths.

Josef Peterson

Shared June 7, 2016

Seems about right.

lily emami

Shared February 11, 2017

i've always disliked the TSA, this is an insightful article!

serenity Lee

Shared February 22, 2017

I need to get to the airport 3 hours earlier, check in 2 hours before my flight, just to get on a plane to fly 62 minutes to my destination...

Henry Brock

Shared May 6, 2017

The solution is clear: Airports should kick out the TSA, hire (well-paid and unionized) private screeners, and simply ask people to go through normal metal detectors with their shoes on, their laptops in their bags, and all the liquids they desire.

Cameron Trippick

Shared May 26, 2017

at first it seems counter-intuitive, until you really think about it, then it makes perfect sense

Christopher Keen

Shared July 7, 2017

This is what I've been thinking for years!

Jeehye Moon

Shared August 4, 2017

V

Heidi Saunders

Shared December 5, 2017

Excellent article and I agree that hiring private screeners would be a great thing! The mess that you have to deal with at the airport is so discouraging, I already hate to fly and it just makes it worse! I want to be able to feel relaxed and safe when I arrive at the airport and board my plane, but instead I feel rushed and I'm a stressed out mess! I hope changes can be made very soon, but will they?

Adam Sambuco

Shared December 9, 2017

*does actually cost them. TSA is a joke, but it will never go away.

Vishnu Supreet

Shared December 27, 2016

Well I've always wondered if the FDA costs more lives than it saves, apparently the TSA doesn't.