[Christopher Elliot (writing on Linked In of all places) has this interesting nugget for us](http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130102105144-332179-the-tsa-wants-to-be-everywhere-in-2013-here-s-why-we-shouldn-t-let-it?_mSplash=1):
>Few people know that $105 million of their taxpayer dollars are going to fund 37 VIPR teams in 2012, whose purpose is to “augment” the security of any mode of transportation. They don’t realize that these VIPR teams can show up virtually anytime, anywhere and without warning, subjecting you to a search of your vehicle or person.
Who runs the VIPR teams? Well, that would be the incredibly “reasonable” TSA. Yep, say it all together now: FUCK.
It can’t be all bad though because I do believe this is how North Korea operates and I don’t recall ever hearing about a terrorist attack on North Korean soil.