Will this result in TSA and backscatter scanners at Greyhound bus stops? Whenever I have ridden a Greyhound bus I have not felt unsafe, but I am in Australia and we do not have so many problems except drive by shootings in Sydney.
TSA VIPR Teams in Greyhound Bus Station Tampa FL 02/16/2010.
This is giving them more justification for greater security at bus stops. This is to keep you safe citizen.
Radon said: I remember taking the bus to British Columbia to see my girlfriend at the time after the event happened, not a fuck was given but I haven't seen people that paranoid since 9/11.
Dare I say, maybe even MORE paranoid.. I was suprised Alex Jones didn't take a trip down and investigated a case for mind control.
At least with 9/11 you had a chance of guerrilla warfare; this incident was just some crazy guy that went off his gourd. It's sad it happened, but seriously, when was the last time you heard of this incident in Canada?
People of the first world are way to paranoid and insecure.
I was on a Greyhound once where a passenger tried to attack the driver at 3:00 AM, claiming the driver was falling asleep. Fortunately other passengers were able to stop him and he was escorted off by police.
In my opinion, riding the Greyhound is something of a risky venture. There's virtually no security and the stations are always cesspools. I've thought many times about how easy it'd be to bomb a bus or something, quite honestly. I think the problem is, though, that it doesn't have the same high profile as the airlines. No one wants to put money into Greyhound security, especially with its reputation in terms of the people who use it.
That said, I find the Greyhound to be an interesting argument in terms of security. A terrorist could do just as much damage blowing up a bus as blowing up a plane, but we haven't seen buses get blown up, despite how easy it'd be. What that says to me is that our terrorist fears are greatly overblown.
geekmarine said: That said, I find the Greyhound to be an interesting argument in terms of security. A terrorist could do just as much damage blowing up a bus as blowing up a plane, but we haven't seen buses get blown up, despite how easy it'd be. What that says to me is that our terrorist fears are greatly overblown.