The TSA is spending $100,000-$120,000 per machine on new Millimeter Wave Machines and despite the privacy concerns and cost of the equipment, and despite the fact that they’ve been testing these since 2007 the success story that the TSA chooses to present to us is a foiled terrorist plot? No. Maybe a nutjob planning to blow up his shoes? Not so much. I know, maybe someone with a concealed carry permit who was running late and forgot to secure his gun? Heck, even a nail file with a sharp edge?
Here we are in 2009 and the best the TSA presents to us on their blog is that they finally cause one piece of contraband, a bottle of lotion.
I think I’m going to go ahead and agree with the TSA’s own comment: “Thank the heavens for the TSA. Without them, a harmless bottle of lotion would have made it onto an airplane”
Good job TSA.
Have you ever heard of deterrent PR? I suggest you look it up.
It obviously is a case of deterrent PR, but assuming they are actually effective, they should have similar examples showing the system catching actual threats resulting in arrests.