Piltdown sums it up right. Nobody would object to security if it was effective. What we have now is window dressing and nothing more. They search crews and passengers but not baggage handlers, foodcourt workers, security people, policemen, ticket sellers, mechanics, janitors, etc etc.
The searches are next to useless, the success rate in finding weapons is less than 50 percent, based on their own tests.
The waste of time with shoes, computers, new scanners that give you cancer (there is a lot of cancer now in the TSA, because those people spend their time standing around the scanners and get exposed to a lot of stray xrays and "millimeter" rays (whatever that is)).
Not one single terrorist has been caught by airport security.
A terrorist does not need a real weapon to take over an airplane, so how is he to be caught by the airport security w@nkers? And if they did catch one, what would they do with him? There is no armed response standing by, and the bad guy would probably be quite happy to let off his bomb or shoot his rocket launcher at the passengers waiting to go through security.
Come on, think about it for 3 minutes and you will see what I am saying. Putting up with the stupidity just makes you stupid.
What we need is a certain, effective level of airport security (like we had before we allowed the N@zis to take over) and more attention to airplane security. For, rest assured, when the bad guys want to take the airplane they will. We need to plan what to do then, and I don't think that shooting down an airliner with 400 people on board is the right answer. But it is the plan right now. Does that make you feel safer?