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Originally posted by Bursuc
your people don't get it anymore.
Your future generations will never know what the word "freedom" means or what your forefathers stood for. Living in fear and allowing this sort of "protection" looks like is the new way of living.
Originally posted by Anonymous Avatar
You are not keeping up with Texas. Bill 1937 has been added to special legislation and is back up for a vote.
Aside from that, I am very sorry you had to go through that. It sounds cheesy, but if you saw X-Men First Class, it all boiled down to the end between Professor X and Magneto, where it was are those who "just follow orders" innocent or do they bear the burden of guilt?
I am with Magneto on this one. Just following orders is not an excuse to violate and harm another human being. The same goes for the TSA agent. The only exception I would make is for self-defense. In this case not only is it inexcusable it is also blatant violation of multiple laws of our nation.edit on 22-6-2011 by Anonymous Avatar because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by grandmakdw
Looks to me like there are a lot of disinformation agents who are posting and telling this poor woman she overreacted.
It is the TSA who is overreacting and turning the US into a totalitarian state. After all the head of the current US government himself basically said he wished he had the powers of a Chinese dictator.
When we as a people don't cry, about our bodies and the bodies of children being violated by the state, we are headed like metaphorical sheep to the gas chamber in the name of "well they might....." Remember this statement, a little changed by me: When they pulled aside the beauty queen to fondle her, I stood by and said nothing, I'm not beautiful. When they stuck their hands down the diapers of a handicapped man, I stood by and said nothing, I don't wear diapers. When they exposed the breasts of a woman with implants to all the bystanders, I stood by and said nothing, I have no implants. When they made a young mother with a toddler cry because she had medical implants, I stood by and was weary and told the mother to suck it up and quit crying, after all I don't have medical implants. Then I went to fly and was given a pat down of my private parts while the person looked disgusted by my old and wrinkly body - and finally I knew why they had cried - because I had stood by and said nothing.
If this poor woman was terrified by the TSA because of the things she KNEW they had done to other people to the point of abject anxiety, it is not her fault. The TSA is openly uncaring, unreasonable, unthinking, and uses bully tactics to intimidate people into compliance. Can you blame the poor woman for standing there crying and verbally agreeing with the TSA agent. I'd verbally agree while crying if it saved my ass from bullies too, and yes be the sheeple expected of US citizens these days since I'm a senior citizen.
Land of the free, not any more in my tear filled eyes.
Originally posted by christine76
reply to post by UnholyBones
I'm fairly surprised by the number of replies stating that I overreacted or freaked out. I did no such thing. Silent tears were essentially my silent protest. Excuse me if I think it IS A BIG DEAL that a government agent slid their hand up and down my leg to the point that they were rubbing the edge of their hand along my vagina. Yes, I had my clothes on! No, I did not think I was about to get raped!! It was horrifying due to the fact that it was even happening! In this great country, that I dearly love, and don't want to see any shtf scenario. This crap was just simply uncalled for. If you, and the many others on here who have concluded that I'm an unstable show off, can't see that, well I'm sorry for you.