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Originally posted by celebration
reply to post by samkent
I flew just fine with regular airport security pre-9/11.
Last time I flew I felt like a cow being herded into the scanners. I was so humiliated my eyes literally teared up. And then someone got to see my body through my clothes... My body is for me and my significant other only - no other eyes allowed!
Except for the TSA agents who have the "authority" to do whatever they want even though most of them look like they've participated in way more illegal activities then I ever have.
At least the agents in my local airport do, anyways; they look like they just walked in from the wrong side of town.
It's very unsettling. And a lot of frequent-flyers get used to it after a while. To me the TSA seems to be trying to condition the masses into being accustomed to do humiliating and uncomfortable things at will of the "authorities". Makes it easier to segue to a police-state IMO.
Originally posted by bluestar.ranch
Well, travelers... those of you flying this year to see your family are safe.. no fears, no worries.. THE TSA AGENTS are watching our backside form danger.... C-U-P-C-A-K-E-S aboard flights...... from the cupcake terrorists.. thats right some traveler actually had the nerve to bring a potentially dangerous cupcake on board a flight.. but thankfully was stopped by a TSA agent before boarding.. OUR SKYS ARE SAFE
I would hate to see what would happen if you were ever actually sexually harrassed. So how do you manage to go the gyn?
You know that they don't actually see anything in those scanners despite what the melodramatics on ats go on about?
Full-body scanners at airport security checkpoints will no longer display explicit "person-specific images" under new technology being phased in nationwide, according to a statement Wednesday by the Transportation Security Administration. Instead, a software upgrade for the machines will show a generic body outline.
Critics have pointed to explicit scanned images as a virtual "strip search" and a violation of passengers' privacy ever since the full-body scanners were phased in last year. But TSA says that situation will change with this upgrade.
So you are making stereotypes about people doing their jobs and automatically registering them as criminals in your mind?
If you label people so easilly, how do you ever leave the house?
Overall response of the taff can be a hit or miss. With early morning flights TSA agents are either snide/rude or non responsive when greeted.
The terminals are ALWAYS under construction, the constant gate changes, the surly TSA, and about a hundred more things about this place that just suck.
(I apologize in advance for the politically-incorrect word-usage here; mods, feel free to *snip* if you would like)
However the TSA agents are equally, if not more, retarded than your typical airport.
grumpy check-in agents and TSA representatives
Small, cramped, kinda run down, and exceptionally snide TSA agents, easily the worst part about a trip to Dallas (too bad it's your first and last impression right?).
and I bet you look like Angelina Jolie.
What a sad, elitist attitude.
Funny, I have never felt that way. But then I don't automatically label people doing their jobs as sexual predators with a rap sheet that are checking me out.
I am not that full of myself....