Published: Tuesday, Nov. 16 2010 12:00 a.m. MST
Updated: Wednesday, March 11 2015 11:25 a.m. MDT
I asked the TSA agent this morning if they caught anyone with explosives with
the stripper-vision. He said no. Does that make you feel more secure?14th amendment (equal protection) is revoked at TSA screening checkpoints.
Some are forced to chose between the stripper vision and a groping; others are
not. They say if the machine is in use, other passengers do not have to go
through it. This is untrue. This morning I watched a passenger by-pass an
un-used stripper vision with TSA's blessing. When I called them on it, they
Yeah, how is it that profiling is a violation of civil rights, but fondling
someone's groin is not?Great article, Paul.
We are being conditioned and groomed to accept it. They are also using the media
as their outlet to discourage people from standing up against this. If we allow
this to happen, they will only find other ways to entrude on our constituional
rights. If people think this is bad, they haven't even gotten started yet. The
government uses black ops terror attacks that they engineer as a way for things
like this to happen. Just look at the reichstag fire, that is when germany took
all the rights away of it's citizens in the name of protecting them against the
No one wishes to minimize the terrorist threat to commercial aviation except
this one fool. TSA is trying to address a real, credible threat, both through
the advanced imaging technology and through the pat-downs, not one waco out of
million's that whines about it on line. After all, that could be a female that
looks like a male, and that "junk" could be a 12 gage shotgun, or a
small 22 cal pistol to?. At the San Diego airport, a software engineer posted
an Internet blog item saying he had been ejected after being threatened with a
fine and lawsuit for refusing a groin check after turning down a full-body scan.
The passenger, John Tyner, said he told a federal Transportation Security
Administration worker, "If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you
arrested." Homeland Security and the TSA have moved forcefully to shift
airport screening from familiar scanners to full-body detection machines. The
new machines show the body's contours on a computer stationed in a private room
removed from the security checkpoints. A person's face is never shown and the
person's identity is not known.
I don't fly. I don't have to be "scanned." Perhaps our complaints
need to go to the airlines.
It seems hard to believe that this is what we have come to in America. If I want
to see my kids across the country, unfortunately I have to fly. I understand
that for some of you this is no big deal but for me it feels completely
un-natural and somewhat obscene. Surely there has to be a better way!
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