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TSA spends $1.4 million on iPad app that randomly points left or right

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Bonnie Kristian over at Rare is reporting that the TSA has spent $1.4 million  to automate the oh-so-complicated process of pointing left or right. Is that really too challenging a job for these agents?

Next time you go to the airport, the TSA may direct you to the right or left using an iPad app which randomly displays a giant arrow pointing—you guessed it!—right or left.



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Brussels terror attack reveals pointlessness of TSA security theater

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The TSA will protect us from terrorists! Or so we’re told. What happens when the terrorists just attack the security line itself? Maybe we need a security checkpoint to get into line to go through the security checkpoint.

Jesse Walker from Reason explains:

Since 9/11, the emblem of airport safety has been the security line. Hordes of travelers queue up with their carry-on baggage, and everyone is scanned for bombs and guns and knives and GI Joe toys and large tubes of toothpaste and other tools of terror.



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