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Originally posted by FissionSurplus
I did read about the nutcracking incident this morning. The article states that more intense and upsetting groping sessions are given to people who opt out of the scanners.
I have given up flying because of the TSA. Not only do they get their hands in your pants, but they also help themselves to whatever is in your luggage that they take a fancy to. Yet, we're supposed to support this, and to feel safe.
I had to go to California recently for family business. I drove the 1200 miles (2400 round trip) instead of flying. I refuse to give one dime to the airlines because they allow this. Airports and airlines are, technically, private property. I am appalled that people allow themselves to be treated this way. I have relatives who fly all the time, they laugh at me because I refuse to be treated like cattle. I feel sorry for them because they repeatedly go through the scanners, and then wonder why they feel ill during their vacations.
I swear the TSA couldn't get any worse if they went through the prisons and hired people that way.
I'm pretty sure our roadways will be next. As I was going through New Mexico, they had a border patrol stop. You drive up, some totally unfriendly a-hole asks if you're a citizen....you say yes, they wave you through. One person in the car ahead of me was confused or something (they looked old), didn't say the right thing and started to drive away. The border patrol officers started screaming "STOP" and went for their weapons. WTF??? They ran after the car with weapons drawn, and the car stopped. I'm sure the driver was confused.
I sat there in disbelief. Going for their weapons?
Welcome to the new police states of Amerika.