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Spreadin' the glove: TSA infecting U.S.?
WND ^ | 11-22-10 | Bob Unruh

Posted on 11/23/2010 7:38:32 AM PST by 444Flyer

Those latex gloves Transportation Security Administration agents wear while giving airline passengers those infamous full-body pat-downs apparently aren't there for the safety and security of passengers – only the TSA agents.

That's the word being discussed on dozens of online forums and postings after it was noted that the agents wear the same gloves to pat down dozens, perhaps hundreds, of passengers, not changing them even though the Centers for Disease Control in its online writings has emphasized the important of clean hands to prevent the exchange of loathsome afflictions.

"Herpes via latex glove ... ewwww," wrote one participant on the independence-minded AR15 website forum.

Responding to the question, "Does the TSA change latex gloves after each sexual assault?" another wrote on the same forum, "I seriously doubt it. Gloves are for their protection, not yours."

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cellulitis; crabs; gentialwarts; lice; mrsa; stds; tsa; tsapervs
What happens if you have an open cut, even just a scratch, and the thugs rub over it with dirty gloves during their assault on you? Virus? Staph infection? Possible exposure to Aids? Worse?

Even if they put on a 'fresh' pair of gloves with each new assault victim are they following any hygenic procedures? Are they washing their hands between changing gloves so as not to contaminate the exterior of the new glove when putting it on?

Do they purposely NOT change gloves between passengers as a further threat that people better use the Rapescan machines or they risk contracting a communicable disease from a dirty TSA glove?

1 posted on 11/23/2010 7:38:34 AM PST by 444Flyer
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To: 444Flyer

How about spreading those Bed Bugs that are infiltrating every nook and cranny of New York?


2 posted on 11/23/2010 7:42:33 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Or fecal matter...Blech!


3 posted on 11/23/2010 7:44:29 AM PST by 444Flyer ("The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power." -Daniel Webster)
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To: 444Flyer

As long as they don’t use the same condom I’m okay with it.


4 posted on 11/23/2010 7:45:32 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: RummyChick
"How about spreading those Bed Bugs that are infiltrating every nook and cranny of New York?"

"How Bedbugs Spread"

"Bedbugs often spread by hitching rides on people's clothing. They jump from host to host when people brush up against each other in crowds (yet another reason to keep your distance on the subway)..."

http://manhattan.about.com/od/citylife1/a/bedbugsbites.htm

5 posted on 11/23/2010 7:48:03 AM PST by 444Flyer ("The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power." -Daniel Webster)
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To: 444Flyer

At this point I would demand that they they change into a clean pair of gloves before they touched me, and I would demand to see them get the gloves from the original container in my presence.


6 posted on 11/23/2010 7:48:42 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: 444Flyer

I’ve been wondering about this.

I’ll bet the TSA agent who broke open the poor guy’s uroscopy bag didn’t bother to change gloves before moving on to the next target.


7 posted on 11/23/2010 7:49:46 AM PST by Nickname
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To: 444Flyer

So our choice is what? Herpes or cancer?


8 posted on 11/23/2010 7:50:10 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 444Flyer

The democrat party as a unit needs to be impeached. Not by Congress, but by the people. Driven from the land. Driven back into the slimepit from which it came.


9 posted on 11/23/2010 7:50:26 AM PST by Tax Government (Democrat: "I'm driving to Socialism at 95 mph." Republican: "Observe the speed limit.")
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To: 444Flyer

I think we can kiss the airline industry good-bye. Nobody in the gov’t cares, and nobody in the industry is making a stink (from what I can tell).


10 posted on 11/23/2010 7:51:07 AM PST by MichaelCorleone
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To: 444Flyer

That is just nasty.

People pierce their private parts, this isn’t a question of this happening, just a question of when.


11 posted on 11/23/2010 7:51:32 AM PST by dila813
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To: 444Flyer

So disgusting

TSA pigs

The lawsuits from this thing are going to reverberate for a decade


12 posted on 11/23/2010 7:52:59 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 444Flyer

Last night I joked about the success of the TSA pat downs
to a friend saying next they intend to use them at the Court House and at the VA -and before anyone can get seen by their
Doctor at any hospital or clinic. And at the friendly local
Drivers licence facility.He just looked and said That is not funny Bob.


13 posted on 11/23/2010 7:53:39 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: 444Flyer
TSA spreading STDs and infections among the general public, wonder if they ever thought about this before their new procedures went into effect ?

Can the TSA be sued for infecting someone with the Aids virus ?
How Chlamydia ? Herpes ? Hepatitis ?
14 posted on 11/23/2010 7:53:53 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: 444Flyer

We have yet to control our borders from terrorists or illegal aliens or even bed bugs.

To The Administration: Stop Being Douche-Nozzles

Warning: Impolite language. If you don’t like it blunt and in-your-face, don’t read this.

http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=173092


15 posted on 11/23/2010 7:54:04 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: 444Flyer

What’s the fine if you ask them to put on clean gloves?


16 posted on 11/23/2010 7:56:18 AM PST by DManA
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To: 444Flyer

I was wondering when this issue would gain some traction.


17 posted on 11/23/2010 7:56:36 AM PST by Suz in AZ
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To: RummyChick

When I was in high school, the wrestling teams in our area all had their season cancelled because kids were coming down with strange skin diseases from the wresting mats.


18 posted on 11/23/2010 7:57:50 AM PST by PGR88
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To: trisham

Tell ‘em you’ve got a nasty STD, caught in Africa, and complicated by flesh-eating bacteria. And,,, you’re on your way to a special clinic that deals with life-threatening diseases.


19 posted on 11/23/2010 7:58:54 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Yeah they can be sued for that.


20 posted on 11/23/2010 7:58:58 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 444Flyer

What happens if you have an open cut, even just a scratch, and the thugs rub over it with dirty gloves during their assault on you? Virus? Staph infection? Possible exposure to Aids? Worse?
Even if they put on a ‘fresh’ pair of gloves with each new assault victim are they following any hygenic procedures? Are they washing their hands between changing gloves so as not to contaminate the exterior of the new glove when putting it on?

Do they purposely NOT change gloves between passengers as a further threat that people better use the Rapescan machines or they risk contracting a communicable disease from a dirty TSA glove?

1 posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 9:38:34 AM by 444Flyer


Most important: DEMAND CLEAN GLOVES.

“For those of you who fly and opt for the ‘pat down,’ you need to demand the TSA thugs change their gloves. I’ve been watching on the news how they operate. People are being searched [with] dirty gloves ... gloves that have been in crotches, armpits, touching people who may be ill, people who pick their noses. Do you want those gloves touching you?”


21 posted on 11/23/2010 8:00:57 AM PST by FS11
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I might be worth a try, although they’d probably just quarantine anyone who did.


22 posted on 11/23/2010 8:01:27 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: DManA
What’s the fine if you ask them to put on clean gloves?

If you don't witness them putting on their gloves how are you to know? If they tell you the gloves are fresh, why would you take their word on it knowing they are already breaking the law by molesting you? They can't be trusted.

23 posted on 11/23/2010 8:01:27 AM PST by 444Flyer ("The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power." -Daniel Webster)
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To: brytlea

They do change them after every customer. There aren’t that many going thru the groping. You shouldn’t have to ask, but I sure would if they don’t.

Pistole said on CNN the gloves can be swabbed for residue that would indicate explosives & that was why they scrape around inside the belt line.


24 posted on 11/23/2010 8:07:44 AM PST by jazminerose (o)
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To: 444Flyer

WND has it wrong, the gloves are not latex. There have been prior threads on this issue.


25 posted on 11/23/2010 8:09:06 AM PST by jazminerose (o)
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To: PGR88; neverdem; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Liz; STARWISE; ASA Vet; BIGLOOK

“When I was in high school, the wrestling teams in our area all had their season cancelled because kids were coming down with strange skin diseases from the wresting mats.”

It is called herpes gladitorium. It probably came from the mats and could easily come from TSA gloves.

A younger relative got herpes gladiatorum decades ago. It cost his parents a small fortune to get the correct diagnosis as no one really knew about it then.

Since then, his parents and he in his adult life have spent a small fortune on the oral anti viral drugs to prevent or control painful Herpes breakouts on his body, neck and cheeks.

http://www.nsaahome.org/textfile/spmeds/Herpes.pdf

If wrestling mats can carry and transmit Hepres gladiatorum, those blue gloves of the TSA SS troopers will probably do the same.


26 posted on 11/23/2010 8:16:58 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: jazminerose
Does anybody know exactly what brand/type of glove they are using? Would help to have that information.

“They do change them after every customer...”

Are they practicing hand washing between every glove change? If they aren't they can simply contaminate the ‘fresh’ glove. The same as spreading contagions through food preparation.

“....It has been demonstrated that both the interior and exterior of gloves can become contaminated with surface hand microorganisms if the hands are not washed prior to gloving (Docket C-3). Hands themselves can also be contaminated with organisms found on the glove surface...”

http://www.hygenius.com/gloves.htm

27 posted on 11/23/2010 8:17:26 AM PST by 444Flyer ("The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power." -Daniel Webster)
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To: 444Flyer

Everyone should be worried about HepC, the virus that lives outside of the body (blood born) for more than 24 hours. In other words, blood to blood contact = infection.


28 posted on 11/23/2010 8:26:58 AM PST by MotherRedDog
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To: 444Flyer

There were several threads over the w/e about the type of glove, one guy who posted is a chemist & gave a pretty clear explanation.


29 posted on 11/23/2010 8:26:58 AM PST by jazminerose (o)
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To: 444Flyer
Those latex gloves Transportation Security Administration agents wear while giving airline passengers those infamous full-body pat-downs apparently aren't there for the safety and security of passengers – only the TSA agents.

Same with a lot of grocery store deli departments...

30 posted on 11/23/2010 8:31:10 AM PST by GOPJ ('Power abdicates only under the stress of counter-power." Martin Buber /a Tea-nami's coming..)
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To: 444Flyer

Enjoy:

TSA Images Thread - Pics, Bumper Stickers, T-shirts, you name it

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2631674/posts


31 posted on 11/23/2010 8:33:45 AM PST by GOPJ ('Power abdicates only under the stress of counter-power." Martin Buber /a Tea-nami's coming..)
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To: 444Flyer; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!

“Oh that, dear? I must’ve gotten it from a TSA agent...”


32 posted on 11/23/2010 8:43:39 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: 444Flyer

We can’t even take purell on board with us to sanitize our hands because it may be explosive and the TSA spreads germs through incompetence and idiocy.

It is a sad day in america....


33 posted on 11/23/2010 8:44:35 AM PST by GraceG
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To: All
Post this in your local airport tomorrow:

Photobucket

34 posted on 11/23/2010 8:56:22 AM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: jazminerose

Thank you for the info. Since I don’t fly, I have not seen the procedure. :)


35 posted on 11/23/2010 8:59:10 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: trisham

Have the crabs.


36 posted on 11/23/2010 9:10:07 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: a fool in paradise

You have an advantage, then. :)


37 posted on 11/23/2010 9:14:22 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: jazminerose
They do change them after every customer.

And probably put the used gloves back in an original box...and save them for tomorrow.

Next day's customers see them pulling a "new" pair out of an original box...

38 posted on 11/23/2010 9:54:48 AM PST by moovova (Don't let Obama spoil the word "hope" for you...)
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To: 444Flyer

Intimate Pat-Downs Raise Risk of Infection at Airports

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20101123/sc_livescience/intimatepatdownsraiseriskofinfectionatairports

Has ever one forgotten about http://history1900s.about.com/od/1900s/a/typhoidmary.htm Typhoid Mary?


39 posted on 11/23/2010 1:25:28 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: 444Flyer

MRSA
Necrotizing Streptococcus Group A


40 posted on 11/23/2010 3:24:29 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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