Thursday, January 07, 2010

Noted around and about.... 

[] Beware the promises you make, people might want you to keep them.

[] Government airport security fails twice at once, only to seek help from the private sector again.

Newark Airport was closed for hours on Sunday because (1) An unknown person walked in through the exit while the Transportation Security Agency agent supposed to be covering it was instead chatting on a cell phone; then (2) the TSA couldn't determine what had happened because its cameras weren't working.
With the cameras inoperable, the TSA tried to get a second set of surveillance video from Continental Airlines. But the TSA apparently didn't know the correct telephone number and the specific procedures to get the footage. That caused a two hour delay in identifying the intruder and closing the airport to look for him.
They eventually got the video from Continental. But by then it was too late -- and the airport was closed for six hours as everyone there was re-searched.
Port Authority officials and cops are furious they were never told the cameras had failed, sources said ... it is the TSA’s responsibility to make sure they are functioning, officials said...

In addition to causing the cancellation of nearly 100 flights, thousands of passengers had to be led from the secure area so they could be re-screened — and many said they were denied access to food and water....

Ann Davis, a spokeswoman for the TSA, said the agency "accepts full responsibility for the breach that occurred," adding that, "We regret the inconvenience this caused travelers."
"But that's all, no more than that -- since you can't dock our pay, or fine, fire or sue us, because we're the government!"

[] Well, speaking of security breaches, at least the "underwear bomber" who tried to blow up the plane in Detroit is in real trouble now... they've revoked his visa.

[] Is this spot that was removed from over FDR's left eye a melanoma that killed him -- that his doctors hid from us all?

[] How can women know what they want? They don't even know when they want it!