Really? We have to take our shoes off because of Richard Reid, why our belts? When underwear boy lit his crotch ablaze, that justified now suddenly spending billions on scanners some of which to this day haven't had a conclusive radiation health study about their effects. No fluids brought through because of supposed threat by terrorists in Britain. Shit, all these terror morons have to do is come up with a viable scheme and millions of air traveling passengers have to be subjected extra security for the sake of feeling safe. We need to look at how the Israelis handle Airport security because let's be honest they have a much more effective and pragmatic way of screening passengers. I'm all for trying to make sure a terrorist never gets on another flight but lets be honest here the knee jerk stupidity of the DHS overwhelms logic and reason. Let's also not forget that when their budget gets cut there's a sudden lack of screening staff even though that wasn't part of the targeted budget reductions. When Texas threatened to get rid of the TSA in lieu of another state agency handling screening, suddenly DHS says "we won't allow flights into the US from Texas." Coercion, Brow beating and a huge budget with more than it's fair share of criminal activity they sound more like the IRS than a Homeland Security agency. The DHS is now another piggy at the trough in DC coming up with new and innovative ways to make us all hate air travel even more.