TSA Bumper Stickers

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From here, and here's another link to underwear you can purchase that contains metallic ink that will show up in the scan.

Humor aside, I think all the attention to the TSA's body-search rule should instead be directed to the banning of liquids on carry-ons. I doubt the no-liquids rule thwarts a next generation explosive, and it's especially annoying for long, international flights bound for the United States. That's because the search for liquids occurs right before you board the flight, so it's impossible to bring water bottles onto the plane. (In the U.S. you can purchase water after the security checkpoint.) The searches that seize liquids from carry-ons for U.S. bound flights overseas also require several staff members specially assigned to this purpose — so it's expensive, too, for whomever is bearing that cost.

Overall, I am hopeful the debate about the body-search rule will spark a larger conversation about the security theater in America and the risk of overreacting to security threats.

5 Responses to TSA Bumper Stickers

  1. Also here in the European Union we have the rule of no liquids in carry-on in bottles larger than 100ml (a third of a Coke can). This forces either to buy shampoo and everything else after the checkpoint, or to search for very small containers…

  2. Kevin Cassidy says:

    I had been buying the “security theater” line, especially when someone pointed out that in 9 years of TSA checkpoints, not a single person has been stopped with explosives. But then someone pointed out to me that in 9 years, not a single plane has fallen out of the sky. There might be more to their methods than we see.

  3. Matt H says:

    Or they put filling stations right after the security checkpoints to fill up your water bottles.

    I don’t know much about next-generation explosives — maybe there are materials that are really easy to get past the checkpoints — but I do see the point that if liquids were allowed, you could easily get in 2L+ of high-powered explosive — colorless, entirely unsuspicious — with no questions asked.

  4. The bumper stickers by TSA(Transportation Security Administration) are looking cool and awesome. I really like this one
    Only we know
    If Lady Gaga is really a lady

  5. essays says:

    haha so they know what really queen monster is really funny

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