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Heathrow worker warned over body scanner misuse

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posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 04:55 PM
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TSA is really a welfare program. It keeps unemployment down by giving somewhat well paying jobs to low skilled workers. All TSA workers have to do is punch a clock. They are not held to any real standards.

If a TSA worker allowed a man with an expired Saudi passport, a bazooka, and 50 lbs. of dynamite past the gate, I am not sure that TSA worker would lose his job.




posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 05:09 PM
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Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
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TSA is really a welfare program. It keeps unemployment down by giving somewhat well paying jobs to low skilled workers. All TSA workers have to do is punch a clock. They are not held to any real standards.

If a TSA worker allowed a man with an expired Saudi passport, a bazooka, and 50 lbs. of dynamite past the gate, I am not sure that TSA worker would lose his job.


I don't think that's reasonable... I'm sure that there have been TSA employees who have lost there job for less...

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posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 08:47 AM
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This is my first post here, but I've been reading ATS for some time now.

This body scanner situation has made me absolutely terrified of going to the airport (to the point that I avoid visiting my boyfriend's family who live overseas).

What I have been wondering since they instituted this violation of privacy is this:
I am expected to comply, or be sent away. When I purchase an airline ticket, I have essentially signed a contract that states that I will abide by their security measures. Yet, have there been any privacy contracts introduced at the airports that use these machines? I fly frequently, and am always the girl being called aside for a "routine" feel-up. Now some immature, unhappy airport employee has the opportunity to keep (essentially) naked pictures of me...

They're trying to verify that I am a good, law-abiding traveller, but are they verifying that their employees are good or even law-abiding? Anyone know if they have to go through any kind of strict security measures similar to what we're being subjected to?



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 08:58 AM
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Originally posted by JewelFlip
This is my first post here, but I've been reading ATS for some time now.

This body scanner situation has made me absolutely terrified of going to the airport (to the point that I avoid visiting my boyfriend's family who live overseas).

What I have been wondering since they instituted this violation of privacy is this:
I am expected to comply, or be sent away. When I purchase an airline ticket, I have essentially signed a contract that states that I will abide by their security measures. Yet, have there been any privacy contracts introduced at the airports that use these machines? I fly frequently, and am always the girl being called aside for a "routine" feel-up. Now some immature, unhappy airport employee has the opportunity to keep (essentially) naked pictures of me...

They're trying to verify that I am a good, law-abiding traveller, but are they verifying that their employees are good or even law-abiding? Anyone know if they have to go through any kind of strict security measures similar to what we're being subjected to?


i too refuse to go through one of these..i simply wont fly to or from an airport that uses these....if we all did that they would be gone in 2 days.



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