No, TSA, I will not lift my skirt for you.

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

  2. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Sick.

    I'm speechless.
     
  3. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Un.(expletive deleted).Believable!!! :vomit:And.In.My.Home.City.Too?!?! Double :vomit:Where the (expletive deleted) is common sense these days? (I know, it's not anywhere that DHS/TSA is...:mad:)
     
  4. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    I'm sooooo happy the woman didn't comply with their request to lift her dress! What a bunch of idiot morons these smurfs...
     
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  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    This woman's testimonial would make an excellent flyer or billboard (good luck getting it on one of those concourse billboards :D).
     
  6. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I notice she mentioned that she removed her "boots and glasses." Is it required that one remove their eyeglasses now, which are actually a medical device?

    Good for her for so steadfastly refusing to go to a private room and for refusing to lift her skirt.
     
  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Going through LAS the TDC motioned for me to remove my glasses. I started to object but wimped out and did not. I was trying to ensure I was in a line leading to a WTMD instead of a TSA Strip Search Machine.

    edit to add: My ID picture does not show me with glasses.
     
  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    This is a common story. Multiply it by thousands, tens of thousands, of times to get a more accurate picture of what's going on in this country. As I wrote in my Master List, most people don't have access to a reporter or a blog to get their story out there. Most people tell their stories only to family and friends. We have no idea how many incidents of abuse there actually are, and we never will know. Logic and common sense dictate that this woman's story is being repeated over and over and over again, every day, all across the country. Yet nothing is done. And people continue to fly.

    She is forced to fly for work, a situation she rightly calls "horrifying." I've said it before and I'll say it again: people who are forced to fly -- because of work, illness, serious family problems -- they have my sympathy. People who only fly because they want to, don't. This abuse will continue. It won't get better, it will only get worse, because too many people are willing to put up with it.

    We're past the point of no return. This is the new normal. And millions of people are just fine with it.
     
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  9. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Good heavens, I'd be almost blind without my glasses.

    Good thing I refuse to fly.
     
  10. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Mine does, and if asked to remove them, I will answer with the one-fingered salute! (I'll let you guess which finger...hint: it will NOT be the thumb...:D)
     
  11. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    This is a great story and is generating a lot of traction. Thanks to that brave lady who told them to take a flying leap. I'd lay odds that this particular trick is going to be stopped quickly by HQ, simply due to the political damage....
     
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  12. LeeAnne

    LeeAnne Original Member

    I have never been asked to remove my glasses...and I would flat-out refuse to do so, as I would be unable to keep an eye on my belongings. So screw that - they can't take away my freaking VISION!
     
  13. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    The may not have wanted to to be able to read the perps name tag. They prefer remaining anonymous.
     
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  14. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

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  15. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    It could very well be the thumb if you want to toss them the fig instead of the digitus impudicus.
     
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  16. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    I suspect that they would not "get it" if I used the former, so I'll stick with the latter! <NO pun intended, of course ;))
     
  17. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Not sure I agree -- yet. It may be normal for some, but there are still lawsuits, congressional hearings, protests (although weaker). When that all stops we'll be at a new normal. I don't think we're there yet.
     
  18. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Actually, I am a bit more optimistic than I was a year ago. Congress has begun, slowly, one Congressperson at a time, to turn against the TSA. More and more people are refusing to fly. I believe things will, at some point in time, get better for air passengers because Pistole knows he cannot continue on his chosen path, in spite of all his bravado.

    That said, I do fear that the TSA is going to have to actually kill someone before a huge uproar ensues. Yes, indirectly they have killed automobile travelers and I am sure there are other examples of individuals dying as an indirect result of the TSA's actions. However, it is going to take someone dying either at the checkpoint, during a flight or very soon afterwards because of a screener's actions to force an overhaul of the agency. Even then, it will be slow.
     
  19. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    You guys are way more optimistic than I am. Pistole is already ramping up the fear factor. "Buses, trains, and everything else next!" The divide-and-conquer strategy is being implemented everywhere -- all the "trusted traveler" and expedited screening (expletive deleted). The Chosen Ones will be able to more easily breeze through security, while the peons get worse treatment. And again, all it would take is one tiny attack or attempted attack, whether actual or false flag, to make the sheeple fall into line. Security Everywhere! We Have To Be Safe!

    Here's Pistole in a story from "Government Security News" with the barf-inducing title TSA Looks Forward to Happier Thanksgiving. I left a comment, which is in moderation; let's see if it appears.
    http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/24963?c=airport_aviation_security
     
  20. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Your comment was posted, Lisa. Good job!
     

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