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TSA patdowns

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Jon, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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  2. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    Well..if ya gotta suffer thru one, just make sure you let them know how you feel.
    When he starts running his hand to your junk, say "oh yeah, right there, yeah. that's it.."

    That should make them just as uncomfortable as you will be.
     
  3. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    I went through one of the machines on my way to Denver. But I can tell you that I will not put my kids through one, and there is no way I am letting them get groped.
     
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    I went through one in Chicago and they were messing around so long yacking to each other, while I was supposed to be waiting to be patted down, that I just walked away and they didn't even notice. That just shows you how useful and efficient this approach is. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I'm flying on Tuesday, and if I get selected, I'll use Mary Jane's approach.
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    The really ridiculous thing is that Homeland Security and TSA insist that this is "necessary for our security" - but most European and Asian countries have nowhere near the same level of airport security, so there are thousands of folks coming into this country every day who have never been patted down and/or scanned.
     
  7. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Exactly. A box cutter isn't going to bring down an airplane anytime soon either. Especially since the cockpits are reinforced on all commercial flights now.
     
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    Posey New Member

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    I dunno, lol, they have both male and female guards doing that ya know.:poke: You might just someone who takes you up on such comments and really gets carried away. :eek:
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    Posey, that is when you end up owning an airline!!
     
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    Dale New Member

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    This can't be a lot of fun for the screeners, either. Most of 'em, anyway. I've instructed my social secretary to reduce my 2011 commercial air travel by 75%. Crap.
     
  11. Pook

    Pook Disneyed

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    75% of zero is still zero.
     
  12. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    Forrest, I read or heard that children 12 and under are exempt from pat-downs. Tells you something about teenagers, I guess.
     
  13. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    http://http://www.nydailynews.com/travel/2010/11/17/2010-11-17_stop_touching_me_tsas_security_patdown_of_3yearold_girl_caught_on_camera_.html


    this screamin 3 year old say's that is not really true ..the parents are total SHEEPLE, the TSA lady was a total JERK and yet they did it... actually the father is a reporter and is in this video.. they make excuses, that she was tired etc.. BS, if i am tired i can have a hissy fit as well ..NO ?


    i say just go commando, drop your drawers b4 they can touch you, thus allowing them to SEE there are no bombs or not :)
     
  14. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    I went through a scanner for the first time on my last flight. Apparently the "hole" left in my body after one of the cancer surgeries looked fishy (axillary dissection - they take out about a softball-sized mass of lymph nodes and other tissue from the armpit), so they did a brief pat-down of my arm and side.

    While I am concerned about the radiation aspect, having been through tons of CT scans and x-rays over the last couple of years, to the whole process I say "BFD. Quit whining. If you don't like it, don't fly."
     
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    Dale New Member

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    Brant, that video was made in early '08. I think the exemption was instituted after that.
     
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    Brant dazed

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    my bad .. they were presenting it as though it was last week, OOPSi forgot to pay attention ... even for 2008 that is a bunch of malarkey.

    Ray you are right, but that does not mean everyone has your attitude or has to have it to fly.

    i most likely will be a Sheeple if i need to be, just to get from A to B, but i am still allowed to moan and groan about it to the proper folks or in a thread talking about it.

    R we safer for it and all those confiscated 4oz bottles of liquids, WHO KNOWS, I do know Osama, Inc has won, we are terrified and running around like chickens w/ r heads cut off. SAFE FLYING TO ALL
     
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    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    I wasn't arguing the ridiculousness of it... But we put of with a lot of ridiculous crap.
     
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    Brant dazed

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    just to keep beating the dead horse, why would they need to pull a little kid out for a pat down or scan? they wanted his shirt off !?WHY ??? the father took it off cuz they wanted it off ?! Ridiculous crap is some older lady taking 5 minutes to write a check at the grocery store, this is insanity. POOR KID

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSQTz1bccL4
     
  19. deweychop

    deweychop Almost house broken

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    I stopped flying about 7 years ago. Not because I don't like flying (I actually LOVE airplanes), but because i HATE airports. This gives me more reason to drive 24hrs to NY instead of a 3hr flight.

    Brant, sadly you're right, they're winning.
     
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    one more thing the TSA has not caught 1 person to date with and kind of dangers items