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Originally posted by GhostLancer
If you want to fly, then accept the screenings.
If you don't want to accept the screenings, then take the bus.
Originally posted by GhostLancer
THAT BEING SAID: no one likes being screened. But, can you even possibly imagine what would happen if a TSA agent did NOT do his/her job and let a BOMB get through?!!!!??!!!! Many people (hundreds!) could die on that flight, let alone any collateral damage caused by that crashing plane. What would happen then? Can you imagine the public outcry that TSA did NOT DO ENOUGH to protect citizens!!??
You're wrong if you think only those people you find attractive get molested. BTW, why would you doubt you'd be attracted to Christine?
Originally posted by FatgoblinNow correct me if I'm wrong but unless you're a playboy playmate or a penthouse centerfold or just awesomely hot (which I serrrrrrrrrriously doubt) I would imagine that the TSA agents have more to feel disgusted about by sticking their fingers up your crack than you would.
Is there a trend in this thread?
Originally posted by Xterrainan erection over power is 100x as dangerous as an erection over sweet sweet lushious curves.
Originally posted by gentledissident
BTW, why would you doubt you'd be attracted to Christine?
Originally posted by kro32
To say your over reaction to this was extreme is understating it. You got a simple pat down because you alerted the sensors and from what you wrote the agent sounded extremely professional and does not sound like a person out to violate you.
The fact that you think they should have let you pass without inspection because you showed a few scars is really silly. I could see people hiding and weapons and using that as an excuse to pass through security if that was sufficient evidence for the agents. Silly
I know children can be unruly at times but you hadn't planned for this at all so really is your fault. Why you are standing there with tears streaming down from a pat down that takes less than 20 seconds should be a telling sign that perhaps some anti-depressents or at least a quick check in with your doctor should happen as that's not normal behavior. Not saying anything about you personally just that people don't usually react like that.
Perhaps if this is so traumatic for you the train or an automobile might be the better route for you in the future. It will take more time but the strain on your mental state will be alot less.
Originally posted by Xcellante
My heart goes out to you. Seriously, is this what the USA is coming to now?
Because of the TSA I will never, ever, set foot on American soil again. There is no way I will subject myself, wife or kid through that BS. I couldn't trust myself. An intrusion into my personal space would never be tolerated, and I wouldn't give 2 monkeys if the people there "were doing their job". I would give them a pat down they will never forget...
To be honest if they do come to the UK or Ireland I will be thinking of the money I will save from NOT going on holidays or Football games if it happens. I know most here will do the same. Time to hit them were it really hurts, in the pocket!
She asked me why I was alerting on my lower left side. I replied and told her that I have a plate and screws in my left ankle and a titanium rod in my left tib/fib. She was like "oh." She could clearly see the scars. Right there the screening could have stopped. Instead it proceeded on and she told me what she was going to be doing. By now the tears were flowing. They were just a steady stream of anger and humiliation. The agent told me that once she began the pat down my children could not come into contact with me or else they too would need a pat down. That really got my tears going! How was I supposed to keep my toddler from touching me? Once again the agent asked if I wanted to go to a private area. I replied "no, let them all see."
...handed my 9 year old a sticker badge that said TSA on it. I looked down and said "never." He got the idea. As we walked away from security I saw him crumble up that sticker and throw it away.
Originally posted by aaron2388
I totally understand and sympathize with the 'anti-pat down, molestation' sentiment that many have in regards to TSA policies, but the whole "She..she touched my leg n the tears just streamed down my face" was hilarious..what a ridiculous overreaction. Nonsense like this only makes it harder for those with legitimate complaints to be taken seriously. Lol this was too funny, I'm sorry..You set off the sensors and expected to get a pass because you showed some scars? What would be the point of the screening people at all if you could claim you have metal plates in your body and walk right through? I can't get over how ridiculous this is...thanks, though, I really needed a good laugh.
Originally posted by Anonymous Avatar
Originally posted by 2012king
lol, are you serious?
maybe you need to unplug and come back to reality for a while.
anyway, would it please you if there were seperate flights for people who didnt want to be searched? i know which ones i would go on!!!
the sad fact is, there are terrorists willing to take any opportunity to exploit security, wether its on a flight, or entering buildings.
it happens and its a known fact, so to say that security personell are satisfying some sick desire to grope people is absolutly absurd.
when you take a job in security (in the UK anyway) you have to have background checks, criminal checks and all sorts. it is a bit of a joke, but they choose to do that job to keep people safe, not to publicly humiliate them by "groping" as you naively suggested.
Let me explain this as clearly and simply as possible. The TSA has hired known rapists and sex offenders. The TSA admits they have caught ZERO terrorists. They also admit that their techniques and equipment would not catch the types of threats they were supposedly hire to catch.
To say that terrorists are waiting around every corner for the opportunity to hijack a plane or any other public place is pure mindless drivel.
To violate the privacy and and sanctity of innocent children, women, and men simply because simpletons like you drink the government koolaid and see boogey man everywhere is affront to humanity in general. If you are that scared of the world then stay home and whine to yourself. Again let the big boys and girls of the world who don't need the Government or anyone else to hold their hand and protect them from the very problems they create live their life without it being intruded upon by your childish belief that terrorists are waiting around every corner.
Simply put, grow up and get a grip. The only terrorists I can see are the ones who pass and enforce these draconian laws while robbing us blind of our finances. Those people at least know what they are doing and willingly lie about it. What is sad is the people like you who believe the lie and will let others suffer for your ignorance.