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Submitted by Ted Rice (United States), Jan 9, 2010 at 00:04

1. We are lucky that the terrorists, having been successful once with airplanes, have become fixated on them. Our ports, trains, busses, schools, etc. have NO real security. If a smart terrorist leader ever comes along, we will be hurting.

2. My experience with security in business is that security personnel are almost always the lowest paid employees in the company ( and as a result the biggest thieves). Airport screeners may have better pay and benefits, at least in the US, but unless they are very well paid and superbly trained there is always the possibility that no matter how great our technology is, a screener can be slipped something to make them look the other way for a minute.

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