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Apr 18th 2010 8:38PM I've taken the TSA Screener test 3 times. Each time I was advised I didn't pass with no further explanation. I never understood why as I have an engineering degree and some experience in reading x-rays. The testing consisted of a general knowledge, personality and the ability to evaluate articles in x-ray screens. I found the tests rather easy and have throughout my career taken these type of tests.
Furthermore, having gone through many airports and noticing the TSA employees and their manner as well as their ethnic backgrounds, I concluded that it wasn't my inability to pass their tests as much as it was the fact that I wasn't a minority. The testing seemed to me to be a sham and a ruse to provide government employment which was not based on ability. As I was unemployed and needed a job, I have always wondered if my assessment was correct.
Oct 3rd 2008 12:35PM The Moderator's subtle bias was the sequence and order of her questions she asked the VP candidates. Introductory questions went to Biden first. High profile questions went to Biden last. This order of sequencing the answers to her questions, in my opinion, gave Biden a more impact than Palin, notwithstanding their answers