posted on Jul, 14 2011 @ 10:44 AM
I think everyone needs to stop being so negative about these searches....... they are being carried out for a reason, that reason is PROTECTION OF
YOU, and your children, and your family, and your friends. Anyone that comes on here to claim that they are "Fondling little girls" needs to take a
step back and stop being such a drama queen..... they are searching people for explosives and weapons, not on some sort of mission to abuse your
children. To open a topic with that as a headline is not only misguided, but sensationalist and slightly childish IMO.
We as a community need to stand up for our rights when our freedoms and liberties are UNREASONABLY contravened, but these searches are reasonable and
for an obvious purpose. Be angry at the right things people... not the systems that are put into place to protect you and your families..... If you
don't want to walk through the scanner, then don't, and state why you don't want to, but you cannot reasonably expect anyone, in any country given
the current worldwide security climate, to allow you to get onto a plane with 200+ other people without being thoroughly searched..... to think this
is extreme naivety. Believe me.... a terrorist, or someone that wanted to carry out an attrocity, would not give a flying **** if he had to use a
child to carry the explosives onto the plane..... these people will go to any lengths.
And please stop exagerating, I have visited America many times recently, (I date a girl that lives in LA), and I have personal experience of these so
called invasive searches. They are a security patdown, as you would generalyl expereince at any outdoor music festival or gig.... no more. To claim
that the TSA staff are purposely "Fondling" your crotch is just idiotic. Please, grow up people, they have more important things to worry about,
like stopping your death. This is just another sympton of our increasingly narcassistic society.........
As many previous posters have said... if you don't like the new rules that have been brought in to protect you, then don't fly..... you have the
option, but to arrive at the airport knowing these procedures are in place, and then to kick up a massive fuss just to prove a point is ridiculous.
Just get in your car and drive... that way, those of us that are quite happy with being as safe/sane as possible can board the plane in relative
peace, safe in the knowledge that none of you narccasistic nutters have made it through security.
Really, they don't want to feel your crotch...... or your childrens.... they are searching you for your own safety......
Please, fight against the right wrongdoings, not the right doings done slightly wrong..... we have far more important things to worry about at ATS.