OK, I threw up this website because I am fed up with the idiocy at the airports. The Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) has made getting onto an airplane these days
an Orwellian exercise. And worse than the negation of the Bill of Rights at the airports is the
plain out stupidity of the TSA. What bugs me is how the TSA makes every mistake in the book. Examples are below. Suffice it
to say that the situation is going to get a lot worse before it gets even worse than that.
Please note that this site currently has a bunch of pages, and you can navigate to the others via the hyperlinks
in the left hand column. It's hours of fun for the entire family. This is especially true if you are in the airport viewing
this website on your notebook computer.
as for me: I'm a world famous military simulations designer. And former instructor at the US Army Special Warfare Center and
School. And I teach an occasional class on terrorism counteraction. Plus some other stuff that looks good on the resume.
I decided to call this site "TSA" for "Terminally Stupid Algorithm" because when designing military simulations you use formulae
to model reality called "algorithms”. But since most simulations are rationale, being in essence the maximization of numerical data, how do you represent the human propensity for stupidity? The answer is something called
"The Idiocy Factor", game functions which recreate idiotic human behavior. Hence, this site will explore some of the more idiotic decisions
made by those allegedly involved in "protecting" us from terrorism.
Reacting to the last attack. There's an old cliche about
losing generals who refight the last war while
the enemy cleverly fights the next war. We've all heard about the famous liquid bomb plot, though I
doubt if anyone in the TSA understands how such a thing would actually be built. Anyway, what is so dumb about the new set
of airport restrictions is that the famous liquid bomb plot was broken up. The threat is over, for crying out loud. So why
is the TSA banning all sorts of liquids? Why aren't they looking at the next plot? Ah, because
they are functioning under…The Stupidity Algorithm.
Losing the initiative. Each time "the terrorists" launch
a plot, no matter how lame or ineffective it would have been in reality, the TSA drops everything in order to defend against
a repeat of the same. Of course, any terrorist worth his salt will be thinking up something new and original for the next
attack. What happens as a result is that the
TSA ties up enormous amounts of time, manpower and effort in fighting last year's threat. Or the way things are going, last
Attacking the wrong target. "The terrorists" are the enemy,
right? Wouldn't all that manpower and resources and effort currently used to harass people at airport screening points be
put to better use in attacking real terrorists? For example, why not use a fraction of all this to conduct intelligence operations
to penetrate real terrorist groups? Or better, reassign TSA personnel
to screen people in places like Afghanistan and Iraq
where the terrorists operate openly. Gee, I would get pay-per-view to see TSA personnel trying to "wand" a warlord in Kabul.