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Old Jan 29, 05, 4:26 pm
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Gargoyle89
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Seattle, WA
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Originally Posted by MIKESILV
Even now the Coast Guard and customs IMHO do such an awful and ridiculously substandard job and they have expertise ( and somewhat intelligent personnel) which the TSA will never in a million years aquire.

mike
I am wondering if your opinion is just of the Coast Guard or of both customs and the Coast Guard. What about port security in general? I live near a port city. As far as I've seen the Coast Guard is doing their part. They did a piece on the security of the ports though, the part the Coast Guard isn't in charge of and that side of it left a whole lot to be desired. What more is the Coast Guard supposed to do? Are you making these observations from an inside perspective or the outside?

KG
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