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Diabetic teen upset with TSA screeners at Salt Lake City Airport
ABC4 News ^ | May 6, 2012 | Don Hudson

Posted on 05/09/2012 10:20:09 AM PDT by Kaslin

SALT L AKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A Colorado teen is upset with screeners at Salt Lake City International Airport. The type one diabetic says TSA agents were abrupt, rude and were responsible for breaking her $10,000 insulin pump. A pump she has to have to survive.

Savannah Barry is mad and on a mission. She wants travelers to be warned before they walk through TSA security. "They need to get with the program and have some education across the board for TSA." After participating in a DECA conference in Salt Lake City with several classmates last week, Savannah, who is a type one diabetic and wears an insulin pump 24 hours a day, says she ran into TSA agents who were not prepared to deal with her medical situation. "I went up to the lady and I said, I am a type one diabetic. I wear an insulin pump. I showed her the pump. I said, what do you want me to do? I usually do a pat down - what would you recommend?"

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: diabetes; health; slc; tsa; tsapervs
Typical liberal TSA idiots
1 posted on 05/09/2012 10:20:12 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I’m amazed anyone travels by air any more.


2 posted on 05/09/2012 10:22:16 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Kaslin

Follow up: The company that makes the device gave her a new one for free. It’s still a stupid thing that TSA did.


3 posted on 05/09/2012 10:22:49 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Kaslin
Liberal. TSA. Idiots.

But you repeat yourself.

4 posted on 05/09/2012 10:23:43 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: DonaldC

I quit in mid-1995 after TWA 800 was shot down; haven’t flown since. If I can’t drive and CCW, I ain’t going. (I know, I know.)


5 posted on 05/09/2012 10:28:03 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Kaslin

She should have thrown a Burqa on. She would have walked right through.


6 posted on 05/09/2012 10:33:09 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: SkyDancer

I hope they billed the TSA for it


7 posted on 05/09/2012 10:37:48 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: DonaldC
I’m amazed anyone travels by air any more.

I'm not. The sheeple will fall in line with whatever these thugs put down on them. The sheeple want their airline trip, their six-pack & American Idol. If they get that they will prostitute out in any fashion for it. The elites know this so they keep pushing the crapola since there's no backlash. The story of the women in Tex that was to fly out of a small airport. A business women, she needed to get to a meeting. The TSA officers knew her but there was not a women TSA on call. She was willing (begging) the men to grope her. See how the PTB can control. Just start with no smoking in restaurants & it ends with no smoking everywhere.

8 posted on 05/09/2012 10:39:00 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: netmilsmom
Check this out

Undie bomb is hide & eek!

He could have breezed through security at any airport.

9 posted on 05/09/2012 10:42:31 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: carriage_hill

That was the one that was shot down over Long Island, NY, wasn’t it?


10 posted on 05/09/2012 10:45:04 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
They have finally done it. They have conclusively demonstrated that life would be better without the TSA.

The islamic terrorists hit once in a while, but the TSA's terrorism is a guaranteed experience every time you fly commercial.

Is this really the best we can do?

Are we better with this forced submission to a legislated "higher" authority's abuse for their appearance of safety?

Doesn't look that way.

11 posted on 05/09/2012 10:50:25 AM PDT by GBA (Isaiah 9:10)
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To: Kaslin

Yes, it was. East Moriches, NY (Long Island). I had a couple of business friends who were outside, not more than 15 miles away that evening, and saw it happen. But the FBI field interviews went nowhere, after all the paperwork, pics, sketches etc were “classified”, er *sanitized*.


12 posted on 05/09/2012 10:56:00 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Kaslin
"They need to get with the program and have some education across the board for TSA."

No, they need to disban the TSA and use credible screening methods ... like profiling.

13 posted on 05/09/2012 10:57:26 AM PDT by GingisK
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To: Kaslin

Remind me again, Jorge, why you had to Federalize airport security in the first place. Really improved our quality of life, thanks a lot.


14 posted on 05/09/2012 10:59:21 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Forget the GOP and build the Constitution Party, because the status quo is no longer the way to go.)
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To: Kaslin

Insulin pumps are spendy. But not 5 figures spendy. Last one I had to buy my wife was 3500.

well worth it.

We don’t fly. Wife is afraid of these very things happening.


15 posted on 05/09/2012 11:00:24 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Kaslin
I guess they broke it because they couldn't figure out a way to steal and fence it. It's not like a iPod or a camera which you can enjoy yourself even if you can't sell lit.
16 posted on 05/09/2012 11:02:36 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Kaslin
We have a doctors letter for our type 1 son when we travel.
But have never needed it; the TSA folks have always been ok to deal with on the pump and insulin issue.
17 posted on 05/09/2012 11:03:29 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: Kaslin
A Colorado teen is upset with screeners at Salt Lake City International Airport. The type one diabetic says TSA agents were abrupt, rude and were responsible for breaking her $10,000 insulin pump. A pump she has to have to survive.

Besides, 16 years of life is plenty.

18 posted on 05/09/2012 11:05:15 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: carriage_hill

Well you know who was president at the time. I read about reports of witnesses seeing a rocket hitting the plane


19 posted on 05/09/2012 11:06:48 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

The girl had a doctor’s note too, but then some people know everything better then a doctor would, or so they think


20 posted on 05/09/2012 11:11:58 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Our son just takes his pump off and puts it through the carry-on scanner. We haven’t had any problems.

From watching the video at the site it looks like the girl had a letter from the pump manufacturer saying the pump should not go through the body-scanner. By all means, don’t listen to the manufacturer, the TSA agent knows better.

They are so worried about the pump but I don’t hear any mention of the syringes and opened vial of liquid that is likely stuffed in her carry-on. TSA is too stupid to realize a possible weapon when they see it.


21 posted on 05/09/2012 11:19:00 AM PDT by toast
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To: Kaslin

BJ. There were 2 reports: 1) terrorist-fired MANPAD and, 2) US Navy training accident. In either case, it’d be a massive cover-up, but it could be done, I guess. The evidence for #1 is very extensive, though. Not so much for #2; that was a scapegoat position, I believe.

My bad: it was July 1996, not 1995.

Lots here to read, until *eternity* comes: http://twa800.com/


22 posted on 05/09/2012 11:19:59 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: carriage_hill

Shot down with what?


23 posted on 05/09/2012 11:24:33 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Kaslin
The TSA should have well known that the full body scanners can damage insulin pumps and with the doctors note and total cooperation from the teen should have done the pat down. However, idiocy is rampant in the TSA and if I were the girl's father I would be suing the TSA agents responsible personally for at least the cost of the replacement pump. Good lord what will these scanners do to cardiac pacemakers?

Our local airport recently got a full body scanner and the TSA runs EVERYONE through it and doesn't bother with the metal detector. I suppose they have to justify the use of their new toy.

24 posted on 05/09/2012 11:37:18 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: carriage_hill

“1) terrorist-fired MANPAD”

Of course, always easy to see a 5 foot long, flat-finish (non-reflective), 6” wide missile from over 5-miles away.

“2) US Navy training accident.”

Of course, all those thousands of Navy and other service personnel that you thank for their service can keep a terrible secret of a “shoot-down” of an American civilian aircraft. Of course, those thousands of honorable servicemen that we thank for their service for being patriotic and dedicated Americans are willing to lie to protect one of the most loathed presidents by the military. Of course, there are no grudge-carrying enlisted (or officer) that would be blabbing and turning in the Big Guys in charge.

Of course, the lack of proof is proof of how good the cover-up was.

Not going to change your feelings on this, I know. Just needed to point out the obvious logical and factual inconsistencies of your feelings on this subject just so those casually reading this thread may be better informed.


25 posted on 05/09/2012 11:37:31 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Hulka

I gave up long ago. Kudos to you for making your point in a civil manner.


26 posted on 05/09/2012 11:49:16 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: Kaslin

Yes the TWA aircraft was shot down. Media tried to spin it as static electricity in fuel tank or some such nonsense. I do believe it proved to be the beginning of the end for TWA - my first employer and a once great airline.


27 posted on 05/09/2012 11:51:08 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Hulka

I don’t buy the shoot down theory, either. Even if the Navy wanted to cover it up there is no way they could keep a couple hundred mouths shut. It just isn’t in the average sailor’s DNA to cover up something like that.


28 posted on 05/09/2012 12:00:58 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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29 posted on 05/09/2012 12:15:54 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: DonaldC
That is the whole idea. The Government does not want to have you travel and be too free.
30 posted on 05/09/2012 12:21:26 PM PDT by pterional
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To: Kaslin

>>He could have breezed through security at any airport.<<

Muslim Brotherhood members are part of the TSA.


31 posted on 05/09/2012 12:46:24 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Kaslin

I like this part:

“The only surefire way to detect nonmetallic explosive devices is using bomb-sniffing dogs, but that’s impractical at crowded airports.

There aren’t enough dogs to check every passenger at every security line.

And travelers would be even more offended than they are now if they were sniffed by a dog before boarding any flight.”

If you asked me, I would take the dog sniffing over the cancer machine or being pawed over by a TSA mouthbreather, any day of the week.


32 posted on 05/09/2012 12:53:03 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Digger
"The sheeple want their airline trip, their six-pack & American Idol."

Yeah, well pal, I don't drink beer and I don't watch American Idol, and I DO have to fly for my job....one hell of a lot. I'm not given much of a goddamned choice what happens at airports across the U.S. and elsewhere.

So be REAL careful who you call "sheeple".

33 posted on 05/09/2012 1:44:28 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: carriage_hill
“classified”, er *sanitized*.

You left out the video, taken from the patio of a restaurant/bar that was shown on the no-work news that night or the next.

34 posted on 05/09/2012 3:19:46 PM PDT by Deaf Smith (O. M. G.)
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To: rlmorel; USNBandit

Thanks, guys.


35 posted on 05/09/2012 3:44:04 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Hulka

I never thought for a second that the US Navy had anything to do with it, other than salvage operations, but the theories etc are out there. I respect our US Military - all branches - very much.

The MANPAD theory is also out there, and while I doubt anyone could see the actual missile from 5+ miles at dusk, perhaps the flame and trail could be seen. The 2 chopper pilots who claimed to have seen it, had experience w/ other projectiles and MANPADS, IIRC.

The used MANPAD tube (which the USN recovered and which later disappeared), PETN inside the plane, plane’s structural hit exam etc etc etc are purely circumstantial, IMO, but added together make a case for a terrorist-fired missile, of some kind. IIRC, MANPADS don’t reach the altitude TWA 800 was at when it exploded. But too many people saw it happen; I think it was 30+ who the FBI interviewed and *sanitized* the field interviews, pics, videos, sketches etc.

I’m not a black helicopter theorist or anything like that, but this whole thing just doesn’t pass the smell test. It stinks. I think the FBI and NTSB picked-up a turd and tried to dust-it-off, but too many people already knew otherwise.


36 posted on 05/09/2012 3:52:51 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: carriage_hill
It's a shame they did a cover up instead of a full report.

Who knows what recent history we might have avoided, including Clinton's second term and all that's come from it, had they been professional investigators instead of professional politicians and their enabling helpers.

Oh well...at least some contractors got some B747 BS mod work to do and Bill got 4 more years and many, many more interns. Priorities, doncha know.

37 posted on 05/09/2012 4:17:10 PM PDT by GBA (Isaiah 9:10)
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To: GBA

Priorities + politics = whitewashing (am I being racist?).


38 posted on 05/09/2012 4:29:58 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: USNBandit
I used to think the same way, but that was before I got to witness our current media in action...or rather lack of action.

At this point, with enough money and power, I'll bet "they" can cover up anything they want to. Maybe not forever, but long enough for it to go away. The Normalcy bias is very strong.

With the appropriate motivations and/or threat, almost anyone will be quiet. That's what I learned studying American politics. TWA Flt 800 is just one example.

39 posted on 05/09/2012 4:30:19 PM PDT by GBA (Isaiah 9:10)
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To: Kaslin

“gahnzo55,” at the news site behind the link, argued against the young woman and in favor of TSA on the issue. “Get tough on crime,” eh? Republicrats! No vote, no sale.

Either fight the high intensity foreign war, or enjoy your police state protection of the political regulator class from the 99%.


40 posted on 05/09/2012 4:30:59 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: carriage_hill

Probably, I never can tell any more, so I just assume everything is racist.


41 posted on 05/09/2012 4:32:02 PM PDT by GBA (Isaiah 9:10)
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To: GBA

Me too. I should have included a smiley-face or sarc tag.


42 posted on 05/09/2012 4:59:35 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: DonaldC
I’m amazed anyone travels by air any more.

I can understand if one has to travel by air for their job, but for other reasons? Don't get it. I quit in 2000.

43 posted on 05/09/2012 6:33:07 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: carriage_hill
Not for me, though I suppose I should have added them as well. Hard to believe we need such things.

These days, I see the term "racist" in the same context as someone saying "I'm fine" when asked how they're doing.

Meant something long, long ago in a sanity far, far away, but now it's just another overused, meaningless expression in a world that has lost its way.

So many symptoms and we still won't see the cause or the cure...

44 posted on 05/09/2012 7:28:13 PM PDT by GBA (Isaiah 9:11)
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