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TSA pats down a screaming toddler
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11-16-10 | SFC

Posted on 11/16/2010 12:47:55 PM PST by FS11

TSA pats down a screaming toddler

You might think a 3-year-old would whiz through security. A child is non-threatening, wears slip-on shoes, and carries little luggage.

Not the case for Mandy Simon who was passing through security with her dad at the airport in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 3yo; girl; molests; tsa; tsapervs
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obama excuses muslims terrorists from airport pat downs while TSA molests children.

http://www.cair.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=26681&&name=n&&currPage=1

1 posted on 11/16/2010 12:48:03 PM PST by FS11
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To: FS11

(Hoping - for your sake - Humblegunner does not see this thread.)


2 posted on 11/16/2010 12:50:05 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: FS11

A good Conservative Action Committee would file a FOIA to obtain the names and addressess of every TSA employee and publish it online.


3 posted on 11/16/2010 12:50:49 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: FS11

I cannot believe how dumb many people are on this screening stuff. Lets assume we stop screening infants, little old ladies and men in walkers.

Who would then be forced to carry explosives on board?


4 posted on 11/16/2010 12:51:58 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: FS11

Any TSA games turning up in schools or colleges or any such yet (”You be the respectable middle-class business-woman, and I’ll be the TSA agent...”)??


5 posted on 11/16/2010 12:52:11 PM PST by varmintman
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To: FS11

6 posted on 11/16/2010 12:53:07 PM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: FS11
From the article:

...If the TSA is going to search kids, maybe they need a little training on how to do it--or at least employees should have a few lollipops or stickers in their pockets.

This makes me SICK!

7 posted on 11/16/2010 12:53:55 PM PST by T Minus Four (Duh. We were talking about in the old days or not-so-distant old days)
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To: FS11; All
Heads Up! Senate TSA Oversight Hearing -- 17 Nov
8 posted on 11/16/2010 12:54:31 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: FS11

We are not going to survive our own stupidity. It’s that simple.


9 posted on 11/16/2010 12:55:07 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Raycpa
Ever since a TSA employee tried to steal my video camera I haven't trusted any of them.

The background clearance process for most of them was entirely too polite, and some of these punks are clearly criminally inclined.

Doesn't take all that many such people to screw it up for everybody. Darned shame their Grande Jeffe, that Napolitano woman is among the more mentally disturbed people to have ever been a cabinet officer.

10 posted on 11/16/2010 12:55:23 PM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: Responsibility2nd; FS11; humblegunner
"Hoping - for your sake - Humblegunner does not see this thread."

Don't read this comment, humblegunner! They don't want you to see! No, don't look!

Oops >8^)

11 posted on 11/16/2010 12:55:45 PM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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To: T Minus Four

I know. They ought to have lollipops and stickers for everyone!


12 posted on 11/16/2010 12:57:19 PM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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To: FS11

The TSA should hire gynecologists and proctologists who have lost their jobs due to Obamacare. At least we could get felt up by medical professionals.


13 posted on 11/16/2010 12:58:38 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (If not for the double standard, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: Thunder90
Very funny!

Reminds me of the scene in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels when Michael Caine asks Ruprecht what he did when Uncle Whoever last visited and Ruprecht, with resignation, dons a huge latex glove and lubes it up.

14 posted on 11/16/2010 12:58:41 PM PST by Pigsley
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To: FS11

What was that I heard on the last part of the video - ask the ticket people if your boarding pass has the code listed for your child to be searched and ask to be de-selected - what?

There’s a TSA selection code on the boarding pass?


15 posted on 11/16/2010 12:58:55 PM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Gaffer
Something like that was a plot element in "Unintended Consequences", only the federal agency was BATF.

Once upon a time, the oppressors wore bright red uniforms. Nowadays, if we want to engage in tar and feathers, we need lists on the internet to help us find the folks who need makeovers.

16 posted on 11/16/2010 12:58:55 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Raycpa

obama has exempted muslim women from scanning and full body pat downs. So what is to stop a muslim terrorist woman or man dressed like a woman from bringing explosives on a plane now, Ray?

http://www.cair.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=26681&&name=n&&currPage=1


17 posted on 11/16/2010 12:59:25 PM PST by FS11
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To: Thunder90

Re #6

Oh dear heavens. Funny but so sad.

I made 16 flights to Baltimore and back due to foot surgery. Had 30 some nails going through the bones in my feet. They gave me a pat down every time because of the metal. The whole system is completely insane, but every insanity that drives our country comes from the left.


18 posted on 11/16/2010 12:59:59 PM PST by Faith
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To: FS11

I’m hoping the little toddler did “whiz” through security - while they had her diaper off. That might teach ‘em.


19 posted on 11/16/2010 12:59:59 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: FS11

.....parody check underway......

....lampoon trip alams set.......

....satire screens in place......

All clear.

Just wow.

Is the government actually trying to be as dumb as a paramecium?


20 posted on 11/16/2010 1:00:06 PM PST by EyeGuy (RaceMarxist Obama: The Politics of Vengeance)
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To: Celtic Cross

LOL! Really :-)


21 posted on 11/16/2010 1:00:32 PM PST by T Minus Four (Duh. We were talking about in the old days or not-so-distant old days)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I do not advocate violence or retribution, but these people need to know that others know who they are.


22 posted on 11/16/2010 1:01:07 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: FS11

“TSA pats down a screaming toddler”

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And we can declare the Islamic jihad scum the winner.

They have now totally disrupted our peaceful and highly efficient mode of air travel.


23 posted on 11/16/2010 1:02:12 PM PST by EyeGuy (RaceMarxist Obama: The Politics of Vengeance)
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To: FS11
How much exactly are they paying these people? It would have to be A LOT to make me feel up all those people all day. A LOT a lot.
24 posted on 11/16/2010 1:04:03 PM PST by T Minus Four (Duh. We were talking about in the old days or not-so-distant old days)
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To: FS11
obama has exempted muslim women from scanning and full body pat downs. So what is to stop a muslim terrorist woman or man dressed like a woman from bringing explosives on a plane now, Ray?

http://www.cair.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=26681&&name=n&&currPage=1

The link you posted does not match the text you posted.

25 posted on 11/16/2010 1:06:02 PM PST by whd23 (Every time a link is de-blogged an angel gets its wings.)
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To: Gaffer

If they (Obama, Government, et. al.) push it to the point of the old Soviet East Bloc, violence will inevitable. And unlike the East German Stazi, they will not be forgiven.


26 posted on 11/16/2010 1:06:33 PM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Clock King

These people are being set up as Obama’s Civilian ‘Defense Force’ he mistakenly harbinged during his campaign. They won’t stop with airports. They’ll soon infest every mode of transportation and will eventually patrol our streets and neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, etc. They are an abject cancer and need to be stopped now.


27 posted on 11/16/2010 1:08:58 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Raycpa
Who would then be forced to carry explosives on board?

Interesting logic, what happens after it's discovered someone succeeded in getting a device smuggled through that was hidden in a body cavity?

Will you condone the necessary searches?

Forcing someone to carry explosive on to an airliner is not going to happen, child or not.

28 posted on 11/16/2010 1:11:11 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Moderates manipulate, extremists use violence, but the goal is the same.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Forcing someone to carry explosive on to an airliner is not going to happen, child or not.

And they don't use children as human bombs either /s

29 posted on 11/16/2010 1:13:35 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Faith
Had 30 some nails going through the bones in my feet.

O U C H !

Sorry to hear you had to go through that :(

30 posted on 11/16/2010 1:14:45 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Moderates manipulate, extremists use violence, but the goal is the same.)
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To: FS11

He missed his calling.


31 posted on 11/16/2010 1:16:57 PM PST by I see my hands (How's that ballot box working out for you?)
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To: Gaffer; All

Now TSA is sticking their hands down inside peoples’ underwear and touching their genitals.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR5FUzPDhb8&feature=player_embedded


32 posted on 11/16/2010 1:17:33 PM PST by FS11
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To: Raycpa

“...dumb on this screening stuff..” “forced to carry explosives...” aboard airplanes. Hmmmm.

Are you intimating that white-haired grannies with canes or walkers or the children of obviously non-Middle Eastern parents would pose a security threat? Then I submit that you are part of the problem. Acceptance of this breech of the 4th amendment (unlawful search) will only lead to more egregious breeches.

It’s time to engage some brain-power and solve this problem outside the PC bureaucratic box. Targeted profiling and professional screeners could solve the aviation security problems with much less pain to travelers and the airline industry. (El Al’s approach to security as a template)

Right now, the TSA fails to find/identify 90% of the hidden security test objects sent through their screening to check their effectiveness, and you’re worried about Swedish children being forced to carry explosives. Sigh!


33 posted on 11/16/2010 1:18:18 PM PST by downtownconservative (Imam Obama has now noticed he has no clothes. His response? "That infidel Bush stole my clothes".)
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To: FS11

Special recommendations for Muslim women who wear hijab:

* If you are selected for secondary screening after you go through the metal detector and it does not go off, and “sss” is not written on your boarding pass, ask the TSA officer if the reason you are being selected is because of your head scarf.
* In this situation, you may be asked to submit to a pat-down or to go through a full body scanner. If you are selected for the scanner, you may ask to go through a pat-down instead.
* Before you are patted down, you should remind the TSA officer that they are only supposed to pat down the area in question, in this scenario, your head and neck. They SHOULD NOT subject you to a full-body or partial-body pat-down.
* You may ask to be taken to a private room for the pat-down procedure.
* Instead of the pat-down, you can always request to pat down your own scarf, including head and neck area, and have the officers perform a chemical swipe of your hands.
* If you encounter any issues, ask to speak to a supervisor immediately. They are there to assist you.


34 posted on 11/16/2010 1:18:38 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Raycpa
And they don't use children as human bombs either /s

Thankfully, not yet. Not in this Country at least.

My point was that if someone is forced to carry some kind of explosive device in an attempt to board a plane, that's not going to happen.

Inside a crowded airport before the gate area is entered, scary thought.

35 posted on 11/16/2010 1:20:33 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Moderates manipulate, extremists use violence, but the goal is the same.)
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To: Faith

A neighbor of mine was injured by a mortar in Iraq a few years back and still has a fair amount of shrapnel in his body. Even though he has a card from the VA stating how much metal he has in his body (supposedly they can adjust their machines to ignore that amount) he still has to go through a pat down and be wanded every time he flies.


36 posted on 11/16/2010 1:20:34 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: FS11

I WILL NEVER FLY AGAIN.


37 posted on 11/16/2010 1:22:57 PM PST by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: downtownconservative

To: Raycpa
“...dumb on this screening stuff..” “forced to carry explosives...” aboard airplanes. Hmmmm.

Are you intimating that white-haired grannies with canes or walkers or the children of obviously non-Middle Eastern parents would pose a security threat? Then I submit that you are part of the problem. Acceptance of this breech of the 4th amendment (unlawful search) will only lead to more egregious breeches.

It’s time to engage some brain-power and solve this problem outside the PC bureaucratic box. Targeted profiling and professional screeners could solve the aviation security problems with much less pain to travelers and the airline industry. (El Al’s approach to security as a template)

Right now, the TSA fails to find/identify 90% of the hidden security test objects sent through their screening to check their effectiveness, and you’re worried about Swedish children being forced to carry explosives. Sigh!


AMEN! The STUPIDITY of the SHEEPLE in ASTONISHING!


38 posted on 11/16/2010 1:23:20 PM PST by FS11
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To: downtownconservative
It’s time to engage some brain-power and solve this problem outside the PC bureaucratic box.

Outlaw islam and deport all muzzzies.

islam is not a religion, it's a political doctrine and wholly incompatible with freedom and Western Culture.

39 posted on 11/16/2010 1:24:02 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Moderates manipulate, extremists use violence, but the goal is the same.)
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To: downtownconservative
Are you intimating that white-haired grannies with canes or walkers or the children of obviously non-Middle Eastern parents would pose a security threat?

The hijackers boarded planes in out of the way places where security was lax and transferred to other airports. They are still doing this by way of boarding in other countries. They attacked the weakest link.

If you establish that certain classes of people will be held to a lesser screening requirement you create a weaker link in the chain which could be exploited. It is common sense. On the other hand, if you want to argue that everyone who is a Muslim should receive extra screening and scrutiny then I'm all for it.

40 posted on 11/16/2010 1:25:04 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: FS11

This is nothing new.

It’s silly to blame this on Obama.

Happened under Bush, (gasp!) too.

Saw a kid being woken up from his stroller and made to stand up as his stroller was checked.

Just don’t fly.

Can’t believe all the crybabies out there, like that schmuck, don’t touch my junk. Listen ****hole, all men have the same, if you don’t want your junk touched, go thru the machine.

Otherwise, don’t fly, shutup and stop whining.

The machines were approved for deployment during the Bush Administration.

They just don’t appear overnight magically.


41 posted on 11/16/2010 1:25:04 PM PST by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes! Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -America is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

We have lost the war against terrorism.


42 posted on 11/16/2010 1:27:16 PM PST by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: Las Vegas Ron

What is there to stop someone from stuffing a babies diaper with chemicals which could create an explosion or slip a knife or pistol into some old ladies carry-on when they porter their bags inside?


43 posted on 11/16/2010 1:28:19 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: New Jersey Realist

I concur. I would suggest that people, if the have the option, not fly. Once the airlines’ income drops because of less traffic, then, maybe then, there will be pressure brought to bear against this silliness.


44 posted on 11/16/2010 1:29:08 PM PST by Parmy
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To: swarthyguy

NONSENSE!

President Bush did not allow muslims to opt out of searches as obama does.

Remain in denial of reality if you wish, but the fact is that obama is assisting Terrorists to breach airport security. obama and his Terrorist Pals are obviously planning a new attack on the US.


45 posted on 11/16/2010 1:31:34 PM PST by FS11
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To: Raycpa
I cannot believe how dumb many people are on this screening stuff. Lets assume we stop screening infants, little old ladies and men in walkers.

Who would then be forced to carry explosives on board?

I cannot believe how many people believe there are terrorists at every airport looking for someone to plant a bomb on. The mass hysteria that has resulted in insane tactics by Homeland security has not prevented a single airline bombing or etc. Alert citizens, on the other hand, have.

Israel has proven time and again that the only way to effectively prevent airline terrorism is rigid profiling.

Until the PC wingnuts are removed from government we will remain under seige, deprived of our constitutional rights and unsafe.

46 posted on 11/16/2010 1:32:33 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (The American Revolution is just as unpopular with statists today as it was at our founding.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Jihadists and their sympathizers fall pretty much into a narrow and fairly easily identifiable stereotype.

The Israeli airline El Al is far more targeted than western airlines, yet they have been flawless in their security screening.

Profile muslims and middle-eastern looking people and hire high quality professionals as security agents. Then the airways can be safe again...and the public won’t have to worry about voyeur and pedophile TSA agents.

Political correctness is destroying America!


47 posted on 11/16/2010 1:33:52 PM PST by downtownconservative (Imam Obama has now noticed he has no clothes. His response? "That infidel Bush stole my clothes".)
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To: Raycpa
If you establish that certain classes of people will be held to a lesser screening requirement you create a weaker link in the chain which could be exploited.

I hear what you're saying but what happens after someone smuggles a bomb in a body cavity>

There have been reports of women having "bomb breast implants.

I mean, how far do we allow this to go for the sake of PC?

I'm with you on the profiling, that seems to be the answer but instead TSA is fondling American Citizens and children instead.

WE need to stand up and defeat this crap and it looks like that is happening.

48 posted on 11/16/2010 1:34:52 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Moderates manipulate, extremists use violence, but the goal is the same.)
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To: New Jersey Realist
Have you seen the movie Taking Chance? It shows the journey of Marine Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl as he escorts the remains of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps home after he was killed in Iraq in April 2004.

The scene where Colonel Strobl is confronted by a Hotel Alpha of a TSA screener just makes my blood boil.

49 posted on 11/16/2010 1:35:35 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: Raycpa
What is there to stop someone from stuffing a babies diaper with chemicals which could create an explosion or slip a knife or pistol into some old ladies carry-on when they porter their bags inside?

That doesn't even make any sense.

Are you suggesting that baby diapers be inspected?

If someone is able to secret a gun or knife into an old ladies carry on then we're looking at the wrong people by your own admission.

50 posted on 11/16/2010 1:41:32 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Moderates manipulate, extremists use violence, but the goal is the same.)
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