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  1. colleen
    colleen at |

    I saw this coverage as it played and am delighted that you’re involved with bringing this issue public. Thanks.

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  3. Michael D
    Michael D at |

    The reason we have the TSA is because the general public needs the reassurance. Many more people will not fly if their perception of the airlines is that it is not safe compared to those who will not fly because they are inconvenience/ pissed off. When only 5% of the people stop flying airlines are in trouble.

  4. Michael D
    Michael D at |

    Who is talking about letting the inmates run the asylum????

    The reason we have the TSA is because the general public needs the reassurance.

    Just because you or I may like or not like the TSA is not the reason the TSA exists or shouldn’t exist. The reason the TSA exists is because a very significant portion of the public needs to feel that “something” is being done. Don’t read that I am implying in any way that the TSA is doing anything effective. But people who get in their cars and drive but are afraid to fly when even during 2001 they had a much greater chance of being killed while driving to work are not concerned with the rational facts. They need irrational comforting. Unfortunately this is costing the country billions of dollars.