What's Good for the Goose... [Arrest of Yakuri Miyamae for groping TSA screener]

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by barbell, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Indeed, I am!

    I'll try posting yours for you. I'm wondering if its the address? I'll edit some and post...

    I see Doober beat me to it, have at it!
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Doober, yes, please. I'd love to know why I'm flagged. I didn't use any foul or "naughty" language.

    I also just sent an email to a friend who works at Time Mag, a military reporter, asking him what's going on.
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Come to think of it, I tried commenting at Time in the past few weeks, also on a TSA article, and my comment never appeared. Clearly I'm on somebody's (expletive deleted) list. I find this very telling, since I use my real name and am not hiding anything. You'd think that would count for something.
  4. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Done - at least until someone removes it!
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Wow. It worked. Well, that proves it. Thank you.
  6. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    That's scary.....
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  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Posting my email exchange, with my Time friend's email scrubbed:

    M----- Thank you! I'm sure I'll get a namby-pamby reply. A friend just posted my comment -- exact same words -- under his name, and it went through. I've been flagged. Q.E.D.
    Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 13:05:32 -0400
    Subject: Re: Time's Heavy Hand
    From: m-----
    To: lisa ; k-----

    K....can you help my esteemed Molotov-tossing pal Lisa post to Time.com...she seems to be having trouble, per below. Cheers, M

    TIME Magazine
    From: Lisa Simeone
    Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 12:45:36 -0400
    To: M
    Subject: Time's Heavy Hand
    Hey, M-----, interesting that your esteemed publication won't allow me to comment on stories, though I'm a registered -- with my real, full name -- Disqus user. Ah, well, I guess they don't like people who speak out against the government.
  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Even better, after I sent him the Time link, he just wrote back to me:

    "I bow deeply in your direction."

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  9. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

  10. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    As KrazyKat is posting these links, let's take a moment to reflect on the past 9 months. (WOW! Nine months?!?!?! Seriously this has been going on this long!?!?!??!)

    There are now THREE Facebook pages in support of Miyamae.

    The comments in the articles that KrazyKat are overwhelmingly anti-TSA.

    I think the Depends incident was the tipping point.

    Andrea Abbott lobbed it over the net.

    Yukari Miyamae was the catalyst we finally needed to say, "Enough is enough!"

    Nine months ago it was exactly the opposite.

    If TSA doesn't get its act together, this movement is only going to get louder.
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  11. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  12. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    And just tried to post this in reply to "BankerGolfer"at that Time article that still won't allow me to post, even as their IT person is working on it and emailing me every time she tries something else. If someone wants to post this there, take it away!

    That Kool-Aid must taste pretty good.

    FACT: no bombs were brought onto planes on 9/11. The planes themselves were commandeered, something that won't happen again because the cockpit doors have been secured, and because passengers will no longer silently submit (which is more than I can say for TSA apologists).

    FACT: The last time a bomb was smuggled aboard an airplane in the USA was December 11, 1967. The plane landed safely; no fatalities, no injuries.Aviation Safety Network.

    FACT: The last time a bomb was smuggled aboard an aircraft in the US from which there were fatalities was May 22, 1962.Aviation Safety Network.

    Almost 50 years. And for all that time, until just recently, the TSA reign of molestation and rank stupidity didn't exist. Gee, how is it possible we all haven't been blown out of the sky by now?? After all, The Terrorists Are Everywhere!

    What happens if somebody detonates himself in the security line itself? A cafe? Parking garage? Do we strip and grope everybody every time they leave the house?Some people just won't be happy until Uncle Sam is sticking his fingers up their a*ses.

    If a person is so ill equipped to deal with the risks of everyday life, including the infinitesimal risk of a terrorist attack, perhaps he/she should just stay at home cowering under the bed, and let the rest of us fly freely and live our lives in dignity.
  13. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Perhaps one of my favorite replies (courtesy of Sommer Gentry):

    You're more likely to die from peanuts than terrorists, Grant. Get a grip.
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  14. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    According to her attorney on fb, a defense fund is being established. More info to follow
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  15. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Yes, Sommer's great. She and I have become friends. We're due for another lunch, in fact. I think I told you that she's a math professor at the U.S. Naval Academy and has been assaulted by the TSA. She's a powerful voice.
  16. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    I've been reading her posts on Facebook at We Won't Fly with much interest. I >3 her.
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  17. Doober

    Doober Original Member

  18. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    AND there are more than 1,000 "likes" on the Acquit Yukari Mihamae [sic] Facebook page.

    TSA has really opened a can of worms on this one. They really are as stupid as I think they are.
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  19. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    It's really mushrooming -- there were only 38x this morning when I first looked at it. TSA has hit a very raw nerve.
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  20. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    And in true TSA fashion, I hope they continue to be tone deaf.

    It's only going to take about 2 or 3 more of these incidents in quick succession before they have serious, serious problems on their hands. If anything, TSA has shown it is good at one thing - ramping it up when they've been backed into a corner. I honestly can't wait.
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