Got to tell you as someone who used to do this sorta thing for a living..The whole pat down thing is a STUPID waste of time.. Ask anybody who's worked in prison if you can beat a pat down..
It's so bad that at our training academies we had to make it easy to find stuff .. Think of the issues here, you don't want staff to feel thier guaranteed to fail, or the job wont get done at all..
But telling you in training we had to make it so obvious that you could almost see it before staff would find it during a pat down..
ANY pro will tell you this.. If you want to bring an item on it can either be swallowed and passed, keistered (Ebear likes to practise this one) or just placed behind the scrotum in the "taint" section of the human anatomy..
Fist off NO pat down will ever touch this area.. Just wont happen.. Second if you do and its molded right and covered you wont detect it.. With the size of explosives today anyone can bring in enough to do the job and never be detected..
Plus why would you do it anyway when everything going into the hold is not checked.. TSA is a huge bureaucratic waste.. I lost some of my troops to them, and with out exception those that i lost both supervisors and line staff were at the bottom of the efficiency dept..
In my heart of heart i know that NO pat down will EVER stop anyone who wants to bring something on board an aircraft.. I was pleased to see Charles Krauthammer's assessment of this as being a complete waste as well..
We either use the scanners or we face facts that were just wasting everyone's time..
a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
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