Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I don't want to know how much taxpayer $$ was wasted on this

The Associated Press has a report on the government's latest ideas on how to revise the "terror alert" system -- you know, the red, orange, yellow, flags that certainly are meaningless now and probably have been since the Bush Administration first introduced them. Sure, there needs to be a way to warn people that danger lurks somewhere, but how many of us really knows what the difference is between yellow or orange unless we are in an airport? Besides, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has made it even more confusing by raising the alert for specific sectors periodically instead of across the board. Isn't it time that we focus on real security instead of the illusion of it? the sad reality is that many of the most obvious security gaps in the United States -- and especially in the transportation system -- remain wide-open holes. How much air cargo carried on passenger jets is screened? And does anyone really feel safer knowing that people who look Muslim are more likely to be harassed by security, while others who may be real threats walk on through? I treasure my freedom and want the government to really protect us, with meaningful measures, not just things that look good. Real life is not a Madison Avenue or Hollywood image.
Here's the link to the AP article: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=8576650.

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