We Are All Blobs Now

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    Of that I have no doubt.
     
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  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    We are indeed a laughing stock.

    And Monica, your question about how I think the public will react -- I think that millions of people (including friends and colleagues of mine) still don't know that just because you acquiesce to the scanner doesn't mean you won't be groped. They think it's one or the other. Unbelievable that after all this time, all this news coverage, they still think the two are mutually exclusive. Oh, well, they'll get a rude awakening.
     
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    By the way, do you realize that John Pistole is married and has two daughters? Does he think it's okay for his wife and daughters to be groped??

    These people defy belief.
     
  4. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    TSA.gov:

    AIT safely screens passengers without physical contact for both metallic and non-metallic threats, including weapons and explosives.

    Yet another TSA press release that plays loose with the facts.

    • There are no peer-reviewed studies that show these machines are safe
    • Going through one is no guarantee of not receiving a physical grope; in fact the odds are greater since the software has been problematic, so a grope will be needed to resolve what the software thinks it sees
    • The machines do not detect explosives
     
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  5. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Something tells me that when/if John Pistole's family traverses a checkpoint, it is known who they are and they either get taken through a turned-off WTMD or get some other free ride through security.
     
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  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Doober, I know, which makes him all the more sick and twisted. Just like half the U.S. population, he apparently thinks it's okay if other people get assaulted and molested, as long as he and his don't.
     
  7. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    We need to find out. I know, I know, how would we do that other than sheer luck and being at a checkpoint when Pissy happens to be there too, but hopefully we can get an answer. If Doober's right, that would be a PR shitstorm for TSA.
     
  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    CW, one would hope. But so far, it hasn't been a shitstorm that so many Congress members and other hoity-toity types get away without being scanned or groped.
     
  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

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  10. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    That's it, tit for tat, so to speak. If they get to see us naked, we should be allowed to see them naked. Not that I would get any enjoyment out of it ( :td:), mind you, except for knowing how damned camera shy the thugs are with their clothes on, and how it would really embarass them to be seen butt naked.
     
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