Two Minutes of Terrorist Triumph: Alone With the TSA By ELIE MYSTAL

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    Unfortunately, I think we're more likely to see Nappy pop out of a cake...
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  2. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Really? I'm about to go to bed. Now I've got that as my last vivid thought?
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  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    That image could help me lose weight.
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Well, sooner or later, one of their wives, daughters, sisters, husbands, cousins, uncles, somebody is going to have to deal with it. Then maybe they can ridicule and dismiss that person and start a family feud.
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  5. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    How can anyone who works for the TSA claim that contact with gropee's genitals is not TSA policy? They say they're going to paw directly at the man's genitals repeatedly, then they do it.

    How is that an "oopsy-daisy?"

    By the way: the idea of being pawed at like that gives me the dry heaves.
  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Bart is conspicuously absent.
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  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Such accounts don't fit his agenda.
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  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Or as a member of TUG with the same free will and discretion as anyone else, he's free to choose what threads to participate in. At the present moment, we only have a mere 907 threads for him to chose from.
  9. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Why should he comment on something that "never happened?" :confused:
  10. mikemey

    mikemey Original Member

    We're clearly slacking. :p
  11. mikemey

    mikemey Original Member

    Just reading that article made me physically ill.
  12. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Not man enough to face up to this, I guess. This is precisely what screams for immediate remedy. This has to stop immediately, don't give us crap that "eventually, TSA is moving to risk based". Bulls*t. Known defect of machine, known non-problem, and this man (or woman) gets sexually molested. That is what this is, period. Sexual molestation. Save all the crap about "we must screen, mustn't we?". People should be lined up against the wall for subjecting a US citizen to this personal violence for this type of non-cause. Bart's excuse would be that they're not actually taking rubber hoses to us (yet) like they do in some countries.
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  13. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    This is a remarkably similar account. The lady simply failed to spell out with anatomically correct nouns exactly what was being repeatedly pawed.

    Why isn't it unlawful detention for the TSA to force someone into a "private room?" After all, with three people present for the sexual assault, no one can seriously claim the "privacy" is for the benefit of the victim. It's clearly for the benefit of the assailants and their organized crime syndicate.
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  14. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    The machines aren't nearly as defective as their operators.
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  15. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    Even though I voted for him, I'd love to see Obama and his family get subjected to this bull (expletive deleted).. Oops, your ETD test came back positive. Guess it's time for the front of the hand on your "resistance".. If that happened, and he got to see the abuse perpetrated by TSA, I have a feeling this would stop pretty shortly. Those in Washington, including Pissy and Nappy, are so out of touch with the things that are happening with their clerks.
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  16. I really feel for the guy who wrote this because he was so freaked out by the experience, sweating bullets and all that. But how can a grown man follow strangers to a room and then, with some vague explanation of "low resolution" or whatever, allow them to lift and separate his testicles??!! Multiple times! Seriously, I don't get it. Do you really need to get where you're going that badly? Do you not think people would understand if you're a day late on account of this nonsense? And I don't have a pair, so I'm not speaking from experience, but isn't this the most delicate part of the male anatomy? And he let the equivalent of a mall cop move them around??

    This is one of the most egregious accounts I've read, especially because he got some of the worst of what the TSA has to offer even after going through the scanner. Kudos to this guy for being so explicit, even though I wish, for his own sake, that he'd refused to go through so complacently.
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  17. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    But this is scarcely different from the reports late last year of women having to lift & separate the "girls". TSA has perverts of both sexes doing their patriotic duty for God & country.
  18. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    I've talked to several people that thought TSA clerks assaulting them at the checkpoint were LEOs, and could order the passengers to go with them, etc.. The blue shirts and tin badges do wonders for the power-trippers at TSA.
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  19. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    In my experience it's so disconcerting, so shocking, and so fast, you barely know it's happened. I often find myself sitting at the gate afterwards wondering if it was all just a bad dream.

    The TSA says it is sensitive to the checkpoint environment being chaotic. They have made it chaotic by design.
  20. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    This reminds me of the need to have people assist women walking the gauntlet to get to an abortion clinic. I don't support abortion--I support choice. Could this be necessary for air travel?
    Has it REALLY gotten to this point? Perhaps so.
    Before this nonsense is eliminated, maybe there should be people staffing the checkpoints as populist escorts to remind travelers of the tin badges, that they are under no obligation to go to the *private room*. No doubt such escorts would be hauled off...
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