Memorial to Japanese-Americans Interned During War Hysteria

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Money quote:
     
  3. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    I recall many WWII vets complained about how the Government mistreated Americans of Japanese descent, including my father and father-in-law. They said the government was dead wrong and owed those folks for what they did to them. The problem is, nothing ever became of it when it mattered. Few, if any, of those directly affected ever saw a dime or received so much as a form letter from Uncle Sam.
     
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  4. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    There aren't enough of these, so I'll just use one: :td:
     
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    "The government used the island’s small population as a test case, to see whether it could carry out a mass relocation."

    Just as the TSA did last year with the gropes in two "test" airports -- Las Vegas and Boston -- to see how much crap people would put up with. When they learned that people would put up with anything, they did a "national roll-out." They're doing the same with these BDOs.

    But I grow weary of pointing out the obvious, as I did so often at the Cogblog, and in conversations with colleagues and friends. Maybe if they're loaded into boxcars some day they'll finally get it.
     
  6. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    This was a discussion we had at my house last night. I live in Washington state near Bainbridge Island and what happened to the Japanese has been on the news frequently lately. I frankly don't see any difference between our government back then viewing any Japanese living in this country as guilty until proven innocent and the TSA doing the same at the airports. The news showed a 100 year old Japanese woman walking up to that wall and touching her name - made me cry.
     
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  7. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    When the EPIC suit revealed that TSA has stored over 2,000 scanner images for training purposes, TSA said that these were volunteers. I immediately thought of the pre-rollout scanners and remain convinced that the "volunteers" are passengers who unwittingly opted for the scanners at the test airports without realizing their naked images were being stored and still knocking around within TSA and will eventually end up on the internet. I seem to recall that PHX also had one of these installed at the SW terminal around 2008 and were trying to pass it off as a metal detector.
     
  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Fisher1949, I had forgotten all about about the stored images. And yeah, sooner or later they'll come out, and millions of naysayers will utter a collective "meh," just like they're doing now. Anything to ignore, dismiss, or discredit concerns about what's going on.
     
  9. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    The headline in my local paper Memorial Marks Exclusion. "Earl Hanson remembers seeing his high school buddy Jerry Nakata led off the island by armed soldiers. "I told them, 'want to say goodbye to my friend Jerry,' but they said 'you can't. You can't even talk to him'". Same thing TSA agents have told mothers regarding their children. All in the name of "security".......
     
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