Katie Kieffer @ Townhall.com: TSA: Carcinogenic Petting Zoo

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Katie Kieffer @ Townhall.com: TSA: Carcinogenic Petting Zoo

    The TSA is effectively an unconstitutional, carcinogenic petting zoo. Deep down, we all feel that the airport security system is an FDA-approved rubdown and radiation parlor. But we are busy, rushing to catch flights, and we tell ourselves it is for our “safety.” So, like sheep, we comply.


    The TSA security process is in violation of the law of the land, specifically the Fourth Amendment: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

    Let’s be honest, when I “opt” for a pat-down over a blast of cancer-inducing radiation, it is not a choice—it is a preference for the lesser of two fixed evils ...
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  2. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    AWESOME! I wish I had said that!! ^ x 100 to the author of this piece!
  3. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    On a recent flight out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, a female TSA agent (who was openly annoyed at the prospect of doing her job and giving me a pat-down while oddly assuming that I yearned for her to touch me) said: “Well, if you ask for one, we have to give you one. So, are you just doing this for the free massage we give you?” I wanted to respond: “No way, pervert.” But, since I wanted to make my flight, I replied: “No. I just don’t want the radiation.

    This TSA agent is clearly on drugs. Interesting word choices. "if you ask for one we have to give you one." No passenger is going to "ask" for a patdown, like, "oh, please, oh, please, give me an invasive patdown!" No one says that. If you've opted out, it's because you don't want naked pictures of you floating around and/or you don't want the radiation exposure. It's not that you want a patdown. :rolleyes: And the 'free massage'? Really? Really? Time to walk away from the drugs.
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  4. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    I'm sure the agent's response was proper procedure of the highest standard for dignity and respect.
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  5. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    But of course. :rolleyes:
  6. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

  7. They can make jokes about giving free massages, but heaven forbid you make a joke about a happy ending or something.
  8. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Or hurt there feelings.

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