"quickly summarizing the google hits on the first page ..."
No, it does not work that way. You claimed 3.5 million hits ... now you're attempting to generalize (again) that the people providing those tips (in the google search) had as much or less information that the guy who reported the other people for photography.
"thanks for making my point: that they are NOT trained to identify suspicious criminal behaviour. Your logic is bizarre..."
I don't think you understood the point. Again, the point is that people DO have expertise in their specific areas of knowledge. In those specific areas of knowledge, they can determine what is unusual. Therefore, the police SHOULD listen to someone reporting something unusual in their specific area of expertise.
"Really? Because you seemed to be saying something specifically like "My solution is to get rid of the terrorist, cause you aint never going to train 300million John Q's to react "properly".""
Again, you are wrong. I have very specifically stated that such is NOT the case.
There are so few terrorists in the USofA that any attempt to systematically find them will cost too much money and have too high of a false positive rate.
Again, if you are in the USofA, you are more likely to be killed by someone in your own family than by a terrorist. That is how rare terrorist are in the USofA.
"I dont think that John Q. is as worried as you guys seem to think he is, but then it's my assertion that you are attempting to portray John Q. as terrified, only because you dont like the security measures being put in place."
So John Q is "worried" but not "terrified" and because he is "worried" he is willing to support the "security measures" in place. Even though Bruce has, repeatedly, shown that those "security measures" do nothing to improve the real security.
So what would "terrified" look like then?
"Look, Brandioch.. it's your right to post whatever, where ever.. but you should try to get educated on crypto and security in general if you want your posts to be credible."
And you still haven't shown how anti-virus is on par with counter-terrorism. Yes, lots of users can complain about slow web downloads. That isn't the same as spending billions of dollars on counter-terrorism.
And that's just the TSA's budget.
"Ever had real email wrongly assigned to the "junk" folder and missed reading it?"
No. Why would that happen? Spam should be rejected during the SMTP delivery phase. All email that is accepted should be delivered.
"Ever been unable to send a .zip attachement because the mail server flagged it?"
"Ever tried to deploy AV SW on 5000 different PC's with 5 or 6 different operating systems? Linux, apple, Win?"
Yes. With McAfee using their ePO system.
And it costs a less than a billion dollars a year to do that.