• Arbitrator

    Yes.. no terrorists. It seems to me that they’ve stopped trying to attack commercial aircraft since 9/11. If it is due to TSA’s presence or some other factor still remains to be seen. After looking a little through this site, it seems to operate more like Fox news. “Fairness and accuracy” is a loaded term.

    • We provide empirical evidence to back up everything we say. The fact that we also employ humor, sarcasm, and just plain opinion doesn’t negate that fact.

    • 1amWendy

      Mathematical Games Theory would suggest that if (1) there was a significant terrorist threat and (2) the TSA was effective, we would have seen all of that malevolent terrorist energy being directed at non-TSA-protected venues. Since that has by and large not occurred, evidence would strongly suggest that we have greatly exaggerated the terrorist threat.

    • Fairness=presenting all the available facts. Accuracy=presenting only facts, and in the event of an error, correcting it as soon as possible. Can you present evidence that TSA News has deviated from these two principles? More likely, you’re just lobbing empty attacks to try to undermine truths you (or your organization) don’t like. There’s a word for people who do that, too: Shill.

    • Jason

      What remains to be seen is not another attack to prove your theory that it is yet to be seen.

  • Dolt

    If they make me FEEL safer, then it clearly is worth any cost. Plus, without them we never would have caught all those millions of pounds of super scary terroristy things like nail clippers, watches, jams, cakes, baby formula and who knows what else people were trying to sneak onto planes!!!

  • RonBonner

    What do you expect for just 8 billion bucks each year?

    • Daisiemae

      You are so right! If only we could cut out Medicare altogether and give that money to TSA, I’m sure the list of apprehended terrorists would be extensive.

      I mean, we have to do something. They are blowing up planes, for God’s sake!

    • Arbitrator

      $7.5 billion to be precise which accounts to 0.2% of the total budget.

      Lets talk about defense (which accounts for at least 20%) and how your elected politicians force the generals at the Pentagon to purchase equipment they don’t want or need in order to keep the lobbyists happy.

      • Defense — or, more accurately, war — spending in this country is obscene. As for “forcing” generals at the Pentagon, that influence works both ways. Yes, Congress is full of worthless wankers, but so is the DoD.

  • Daisiemae

    But at least they are doing something. I mean, they have to do something.

  • Susan Richart

    I’m trying to comment with this:

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    but for some reason it won’t publish.

  • Susan Richart

    🙂