Monday, June 06, 2005

Keeping Easy Fixes Secret

The New York Times got its hands on a classified report explaining ways to make airline security safer and more efficient. Among the national secrets revealed: Longer tables and more bins would shorten waits to get through security.

It turns out that there are a lot of simple solutions that would get you through lines quicker and make you safer.

Good thing Washington's keeping these ideas secret from us. Otherwise terrorists might attack table and bin manufacturing plants.

Of course, the TSA folks don't want terrorists finding out about security gaps. But speaking as a guy who has accidently carried a multi-bladed multi-tool onto airline flights and a boxcutter into the White House without ever being detected, it's probably not too difficult for the masses to find out for themselves there's a pretty good hole in our screening methods. (NYT)

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