Teen Blames TSA For Broken Insulin Pump

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, May 8, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Of course there are. The former federal judges need people of similar social status to keep them company. :D
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I have an answer from TSA regarding insulin pumps and screening. TSA is dodging responsibility for the manner in how people with certain medical concerns are screened by TSA and TSA is placing these people in jeopardy by not providing proper advisement's.

    Another demonstration of the total incompetence of TSA Administrator John S. Pistole.

  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I'm not surprised. The TSA is filled with undereducated thugs, thieves, and morons who think that their sub-par GED-based opinions trump those of actual medical personnel.
  4. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    That is perhaps the most bizarre non-answer I have read in a long, long time.
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  5. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    What, you didn't catch the TSA calling Jonathan Corbett's video “a crude attempt to allegedly show how to circumvent TSA screening procedures,” without actually saying he was wrong?
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  6. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    What a weasel answer. However, we have come to expect nothing less than circumlocution from the TSA.
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  7. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    There is a very good reason, from the TSA's point of view, for that answer/non-answer. They are all in on these machines. IF they state that people with medical devices should not go through the scanners, you know, to prevent loss of life from possibly damaged equipment, they would undeniably make 2 large mistakes.

    1. They would give cause for the public, including manufacturers of devices, medical professionals and elected officials to doubt the safety of the devices.

    2. They would have effectively removed the so-called choice of methods for screening

    Either of these alone would be enough to end the nude scanning in a heart beat. Both would probably have caused the immediate dismissal of both Napolitano and his accomplice Pistole. They have to go all in and show full confidence in the machines regardless of the actual safety due to this, citizens concerns, safety and dignity be damned.
  8. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I don't totally disagree but we all know that some members of the traveling public cannot use the WBI Strip Search Machines. Those who can't assume the "I Surrender" pose or those who can't stand completely still.

    I am going to attribute the TSA position as a demonstration of not treating people with special needs with dignity or respect. That is a more natural fit for TSA.
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