TSA humilates another breast cancer patient

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by THawk996, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. THawk996

    THawk996 Original Member

    Lori Dorn tells her story on her blog:

    At what point does the need for security eclipse human dignity and compassion?

    Read the rest at Lori Dorn's blog.
     
  2. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    :vomit:Sick, just sick!! It makes me so angry to hear these stories!!:mad:
     
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    This is going into the Master List.
     
  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    The TSA's "Core Values" statement includes "We are a people of integrity who respect and care for others and protect the information we handle."

    Retraining is not an answer. Fire every last one of the lying dirtbags. ALL of them. There's not a TSA employee on the planet capable of telling the truth about their job - either to others, or to themselves.
     
  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    TSA's Core Value statement is nothing but a pack of lies for people who have no integrity or honor.
     
  6. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    There's no excuse for these assaults on our 4th amendment rights and our bodies.

    These are assaults, plain and simple.

    The congress-slime who did this to us can kiss their jobs goodbye. The judges are a little more secure in their positions, but I'll live long enough to see them replaced with people of integrity.

    Americans deserve better.
     
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  7. I still don't understand what they think they're going to find in these breast exams. If someone's going to go through the trouble of creating some kind of an explosive breast implant or prosthetic, aren't they going to make sure it looks authentic? What is feeling it up going to resolve? Maybe I'm missing something.
     
  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    You already know the answer. It's not about finding anything. It's about humiliating people. It's about conditioning the populace.

    If only passengers all over the country would start doing what Occupy Wall Street and all the Occupation movements are doing. But I'm not holding my breath.
     
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  9. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    It's hit Wil Wheaton's Google+. Comments are overwhelmingly anti-TSA there.
     
  10. You're right of course. But the smurfs themselves, is this their motive? They're "just following orders," I know, but I have to wonder what they're actually trained to search for in these situations. Or, what the folklore at the checkpoint has led them to believe they're looking for.
     
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  11. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    These people seriously think they're going to find a BOMB! there. Why else would they do this nonsense? Which would also corroborate why they ask if there are any "sensitive areas". If there are "sensitive areas" the TSA's reasoning goes, there's a recent surgery, and likely a body implant bomb there. Duh.

    Of course, they've yet to find one, so I guess they'll just keep looking... :rolleyes:

    What's that definition of insanity again? Oh, right, you keep doing the same thing expecting different results. Stories like these are prima facie evidence that TSA is on a wild goose chase for which there is no goose.
     
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  12. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    According to several TSA posters, they're trained to locate "anomolies." (sic) Why they would be looking for "anomolies" instead of "anomalies" is an exercise for the reader...

    This is why so many of them have issues with the gropings - they haven't the foggiest what "normal" testicles and breasts feel like in the first place.
     
  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Nothing -- they're not qualified to be examining breasts in the first place.

    I would suggest that each of us print enough copies of her account for each member of his/her state's Congressional & Senate delegations, write "Stop TSA Perverts" on them & put them in the mail.
     
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  14. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    I'm game for this. Schakowsky replied to my last letter with what's essentially an F-U, so maybe something more blunt is in order.
     
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  15. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Such cards are the safeguard in place to protect us from this crap. Total FAIL.:mad:
    Excellent idea except when I read:
    I think there is no help for this agency expunging perverts or not.
     
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  16. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    No. Such cards were the safeguard to protect us from that crap until our elected officials decided that a bunch of high-school dropouts, idiots, slack-jawed drooling morons, perverts, and ex-military personnel who're mentally incapable of reintegration into polite society were better qualified to judge "anomalies" than doctors, as well as being qualified to operate ionizing-radiation-producing devices that in any other field would require certification and licensing.
     
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  17. Affection

    Affection Original Member

    My ex's dad is a plastic surgeon, and I learned that breast implants can be filled up to about 1 L each. If a big breasted woman with implants comes through, how exactly will the TSA determine if they have 2 L of saline or 2 L of nitroglycerin? By squeezing them? (If they were actually filled with nitroglycerin, that may very well be the end of the screener ;))

    --Jon
     
  18. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    I have tried to be understanding of TSA's difficult job. But I have just about reached my limit in terms of my willingness to hear "we are just doing our job" one more time from anyone, from the chief rat at the top, Herr Pistole, down to the mindless zombies at the bottom.
     
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  19. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Given the procedure for dealing with a suicide vest or belt bomb and the ban on allowing the TSA clerks to wear dosimeters, it's painfully obvious that the higher-ups see the checkpoint clowns as purely expendable.
     
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  20. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    You're short at least two levels from the "top," being Big Sis and her boss.
     

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