- Wastes inordinate amount of money and does not do an effective job even stretching its job responsibilities outside of the United States.
- Steals from Travelers
- If you have to pick a Government to run it, it should be Israelly run…
The TSA payroll includes over 67,000 employees and continues to grow. At the same time, although the TSA is a federal government organization, many privately-held, for-profit companies are making significant profits due to these security increases. Each full-body scanner costs up to $170,000, and the TSA expects to have at least 500 total machines in place by the end of 2010 – currently there are 385 in use.
This money would be much better spent on having a smaller, more highly trained staff and focusing more on intelligence gathering and less on screening.
- TSA Screening Methods are not scientifically proven (wasting both time and money!)
Pictures from: http://matadornetwork.com/life/airport-security-then-now/
Security screening at Columbia, SC airport, 1973. Photo by Hunter Desportes.
My question to you: Is the TSA effective and if not, what are you going to do about it? Comments welcome.
The Most Amazing Time Lapse Video (Nature)
Make sure you open this in full screen mode (icon in bottom right-hand corner)
I love the nature (God’s Creation) aspect.
I have been enjoying the Internet’s greatest music application “Spotify” this week. I totally recommend it. It is not available in all countries yet, so they are still working out licensing deals to support their product.
At work I have been spending a lot of time on 2012 Capital Planning. (Projects) It has been pretty interesting. It is tough to balance the needs of a company.
At home I have been reading to my oldest daughter, “Big M.” She is five years old, in kindergarten and is learning to sound out words and is not just memorizing books anymore but actually learning to read! We also got to harvest our crop of sunflowers that she planted this spring. I brined the sunflowers for several hours, then boiled them in the same solution outside on the side-burner of the grill and then smoked them for several hours on medium heat inside my electric smoker. Big M likes the plain version, while I am enjoying some of the smoked ones.
Little M, my youngest daughter had a sore throat early this week. I got to spend my evenings comforting her and growing closer together. She is healthy now and is running around the house as fast as can be. (Almost 3 years old.)
I wont promise to blog all the time, but this is my start.