At first blush this doesn’t really seem security related. Except: these are the people in charge of airline security across the board. And they’ve got the IQ of houseplants:
The TSA is testing a new level of security screening at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and it requires you to take every electronic component out of your carry-on luggage and put it in a separate bin, reader John tells us. He writes: “According to the TSA this is a new test program designed to speed up the screening of carry on-baggage…” “…but, based on my observations, it’s not real clear on how this is going to speed things up as each bag had to be passed through the X-Ray, all of the electronics people forgot about removed and placed in a separate tray, then both the bag and the tray X-Rayed again.
These people’s instinctive idiocy is going to get us killed. In the meantime, TSA incompetence entertainment:
It’d be more funny if it was less true.
* New TSA Screening: Empty Out All Your Electronics [Consumerist]
* Reporters Expose Security Lapses By Smuggling Bomb On Plane, Blowing It Up [The Onion]