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TSA: Despite objections, all passengers must be screened
CNN ^ | November 15, 2010 5:55 p.m. EST | the CNN Wire Staff

Posted on 11/15/2010 4:20:38 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron

Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- In response to a video of a California man's dispute with airport security officials, the Transportation Security Administration said Monday it tries to be sensitive to individuals, but everyone getting on a flight must be screened.

The video, in which software engineer John Tyner refuses an X-ray scan at the San Diego, California, airport, has sparked a debate over screening procedures.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: optout; timeforaroadtrip; tsa; tsapervs; tsascanners
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To: kosciusko51
It is better to grope innocent white women and children than force the Moslimes to see a dog. :0)
251 posted on 11/16/2010 8:29:32 AM PST by seemoAR
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I’ll make a deal. I will agree to be scanned and groped if the Federal Government will do the same to EVERYBODY crossing the border from Mexico.


252 posted on 11/16/2010 8:31:35 AM PST by FReepaholic (Yoiks...and away!!)
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To: maddogmarine

Bomb sniffing dogs require highly skilled workers, another reason the current administration probably wouldn’t like it....not exactly an affirmative action low skill/high pay job.


253 posted on 11/16/2010 8:51:28 AM PST by Freee-dame
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Leftists and Muslims are the same kind.


254 posted on 11/16/2010 8:55:01 AM PST by Ptarmigan (God Hates Bunnies.)
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To: Freee-dame

I know it won’t happen, but this problem could be countered by contracting civilian companies such as American K-9 who provide dog handlers to assist the military overseas and let them take care of this aspect of security. These companies would maintain the high professional standards required of K-9 handlers without worrying about the TSA f-ing it up. One company could not fill all the slots at all the airports while maintaining their quota of people in combat zones, so you would see a surge of new K-9 businesses starting up all over the nation and new job opportunities for people who’ve acquired this skill or would like to learn it. A lot of military dog handlers would gladly jump into this sphere of work in the civilian sector, myself included. TSA already has their own K-9 program, so if this idea was implemented I could see both privately contracted handlers working side by side with TSA dog handlers to meet the numbers quota, which would be quite large. Just replace the goofy scanners and metal detectors with competent dog teams, x-ray carry-on luggage, fire the power hungry thugs and things would run a lot smoother without civil rights violations being a big concern.


255 posted on 11/16/2010 9:42:34 AM PST by maddogmarine (Interesting times we live in. Be prepared but don't live in fear.)
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To: qwertypie

I don’t give a rat’s patoot what your opinion about ANYTHING is, trollboy.


256 posted on 11/16/2010 10:32:48 AM PST by kiryandil
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Why do they even bother? This nonsensical random screening does nothing to prevent terror attacks, ruins the peace of mind for all travelers, torments the innocent, and doesn’t even appease the leftist rulers.


257 posted on 11/16/2010 12:11:54 PM PST by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

and they are going to win too. Nobody will do anything.

I have already lost faith in all of you.


258 posted on 11/16/2010 12:15:10 PM PST by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: Soothesayer
This nonsensical random screening does nothing to prevent terror attacks, ruins the peace of mind for all travelers, torments the innocent, and doesn’t even appease the leftist rulers.

Exactly - it is "security theatre", nothing more.
259 posted on 11/16/2010 12:18:15 PM PST by beezdotcom
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To: Soothesayer

I dunno...I’m starting to think there is another motive here.

Harm/destroy the airline business, control and conditioning the people or maybe even a distraction from something else that’s going on?

This is just too outrageous.


260 posted on 11/16/2010 12:24:21 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Moderates manipulate, extremists use violence, but the goal is the same.)
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To: MileHi
Some of us have jobs.........
261 posted on 11/16/2010 12:26:51 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: qwertypie

I have had read the posts to you giving you allot of flak for your personal view on pat downs.

We don’t fly for medical reasons.

But I would like to give my 2cents.

IMO the pat downs are crossing the boundaries of human decency, but not everyone feels that they are.

IMO Calling the pat down sexual assault is way over PC.

If the TSA workers were inserting fingers/tools into vaginas/anus’ or masterbating the passengers without their consent then yeah that is sexual assault.

I think the pat downs should stop.

Anyone with common sense knows if a group wants to terrorize/kill they will find a way.


262 posted on 11/16/2010 12:28:10 PM PST by Global2010
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To: beezdotcom
This is not good "Security theater".

"Security theater" should make people feel secure, even if they are not. This is worst than that, since not only do we not feel more secure, now we are angry that we are being violated while the "religious" group responsible for 90+% of the security measures may be made exempt.

263 posted on 11/16/2010 12:44:08 PM PST by kosciusko51
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To: kosciusko51
This is not good "Security theater".

I never said it was "good". I give it "Two thumbs down".
264 posted on 11/16/2010 12:49:06 PM PST by beezdotcom
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To: Gabrial

“Has anyone yet seen a MUSLIM woman dressed in Muslin garb treated in this way by the TSA in an Airport?”


Yes - I saw a Muslim couple go through security. The woman (wearing a Hijab) was selected for the naked body scanner. The man was not and only had to go through the metal detector.
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In that case, we at least know that some Muslims ARE subject to the same security stipulations as the rest of us. Thanks for telling me. Has anyone else seen this? I know it’s only anecdotal, but still — I’d really LIKE to believe this has happened more than ONCE...?


265 posted on 11/16/2010 1:21:06 PM PST by patriot preacher
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To: Freee-dame

Bomb sniffing dogs require less skilled workers than the Body scanners? Please.


266 posted on 11/16/2010 1:47:37 PM PST by jd777
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To: plain talk

Hiya Janet. We know you rulers aren’t screened for anything.


267 posted on 11/16/2010 2:31:28 PM PST by Luke21
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To: SkyDancer

I noticed you posted that image several times. If that was MY daughter being patted down like that, that TSA agent would be out cold in seconds.


268 posted on 11/16/2010 2:43:11 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Defund the TSA.)
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To: SkyDancer

Just having a look around at most young women today, the pat down by a fellow lady should not prove to be a problem at all.


269 posted on 11/16/2010 2:45:37 PM PST by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: Las Vegas Ron; Gilbo_3; hiredhand; Squantos; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385; ...

“Don’t Touch My Junk”...

Just became my Official Slogan...and this guy is my friggin’ hero!!!

Ha!


270 posted on 11/16/2010 3:13:55 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I click on “everything” to give me all the postings ... That picture went up in different places so sorry for the redundancy .....


271 posted on 11/16/2010 4:00:06 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Don't Read The News You're Uninformed, If You Do Read The News You're Misinformed")
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To: Luke21

Why? because I fly and go through the screening without whining like a liberal — that makes me a “Janet”? How did you arrive at that, Einstein?


272 posted on 11/16/2010 4:30:41 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Luke21
Do they ask men to cough when they do the groin check?

Will Kaleed Shiek Mohammed get a groin check when he comes to the states?

If you pee on a TSA agents hand, is that a federal crime?

Can I pick the TSA Agent I want? Say I know there a Hot looking TSA Agent that starts her shift in an hour, can I wait for her? If I tell the agent, I like them gently shaken with a little twist, is that harassment of a federal worker? Or is it prostitution? I am paying her salary for sex. So why can't I ask to get it done properly?

So many questions.....

273 posted on 11/16/2010 4:59:00 PM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: NFHale
“Dont touch My Junk Bro! “

Mike Tyson used to say that when he was in the Federal Penn. Now he's laughing, watching white men line up for a squeeze from the bro at TSA.

274 posted on 11/16/2010 5:07:05 PM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I have been screened through the nakid thing. I don’t fly much anymore but really don’t care that I may be patted down or screened. Who cares? To me it’s like protesting someone sees your cat scan or nakedness in an ER trauma room.


275 posted on 11/16/2010 5:09:33 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Las Vegas Ron

They just want to see your kids junk or feel them up.


276 posted on 11/16/2010 5:36:35 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Any more doubt that this is a Beaver eater??

277 posted on 11/16/2010 5:41:47 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: ErnBatavia
LOL.....Any more doubt that this is a Beaver eater??


278 posted on 11/16/2010 6:01:39 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

Napolitano must have misunderstood the memo about finding bombs in packages a few weeks ago...


279 posted on 11/16/2010 8:12:16 PM PST by mike182d ("Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?")
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To: Las Vegas Ron; ex-Texan

Unless an American citizen is for Obamaism you are the enemy.

280 posted on 11/16/2010 9:19:14 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never "free")
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To: pops88
What else would you expect from a bull dyke lesbian?

I surmised that Big Sis is giddy about allowing her fellow gay and lesbian cohorts who may have gay or lesbian screeners to molest men, women and children.

A huge part of the Homosexual Agenda is trying to promote adult / child sex.

These TSA thugs are touching the genitals of children, usually if you do that to a child you get 30 to life. The TSA? They get raises.

They already said pictures got posted online. I think someone should file a lawsuit against Big Sis for production and distribution of child pornography.

Thanks to PC democrats, we don't profile. It's funny how Israel doesn't have any problems. Well that's because they profile!!!

281 posted on 11/16/2010 10:25:26 PM PST by Dengar01 (Go Blackhawks!!! Go Bears!!!)
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To: ErnBatavia

I thought it was Jimmy Hoffa, hiding out in a fright wig and a dress!


282 posted on 11/16/2010 11:12:16 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: SkyDancer

Well, I noticed that this “Skydancer30” was part of the properties on that picture and wondered where it was taken. I’m waiting for someone to take out one of the TSA agents when they feel up some good looking woman and the hubby is PO’ed.


283 posted on 11/17/2010 4:55:01 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Defund the TSA.)
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To: Shannon
This big story is already going viral in Japan. LINK HERE

It is highlighting, in Japanese, the Johns Hopkins study that these airport machines are not safe and can be connected to skin cancer. It shows a photo of machine, and then the text of the JH study in Japanese. CNN Japan this morning is also now running the story in Japanese, it is spreading in Japan, they are as a people, VERY sensitive people about "radiation" (no pun intended) as well as having images of their private parts on public display, especially in a foreign land. Particularly female Japanese travelers, who bring tons of yen/cash for shopping splurge US tours, will most likely now stay away in DROVES I predict if this kind of story spreads, and will stick with other countries to visit.

284 posted on 11/17/2010 6:02:55 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I support "a pathway to kicking your a** off U.S. Soil", if you came here & remain here illegally)
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To: Soothesayer
This nonsensical random screening does nothing to prevent terror attacks, ruins the peace of mind for all travelers, torments the innocent, and doesn't even appease the leftist rulers.

You're absolutely right. If they really wanted to make things safe they'd head over to Israel and take some lessons from their security. Period.

Despite the scans and pat-downs I don't for a minute believe safety is the real issue here. A power play to make the masses more subservient is what's going on. What are they going to insist on next; bus drivers patting people down? Security guards at the schools doing random pat-downs on high school kids? Getting frisked at the local mall? Where does it end?

It's not enough that the gov has taken over healthcare, student loans, car industry etc. Now they want their highly trained (not) and intelligent (not) airline security workers to have access to our bodies. No thanks. I'll drive my car.

285 posted on 11/17/2010 6:54:09 AM PST by Shannon
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To: Las Vegas Ron

LOL!


286 posted on 11/17/2010 9:03:33 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I wonder what is next. They never stop, so what’s next? Bring it to the trains? Universal breathalyzers in cars?


287 posted on 11/17/2010 10:36:20 AM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: rwfromkansas

OK, it takes me about thirteen hours to drive to where I go.

To take the plane, for about a 2 hour flight, I have a total travel time of about 9 hours.

In the car I can relax, listen to music, look at scenery, stop when I want.

In the airport I’m scrutinized, scowled at, strip searched, packed in and spit out.

I prefer to drive.


288 posted on 11/17/2010 10:44:36 AM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: NFHale; Clintonfatigued

I’m tempted to make it my tag line. ;d


289 posted on 11/17/2010 11:20:04 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Lighten up Francis...


290 posted on 11/17/2010 1:54:03 PM PST by Wu (Excuse me while I kiss the sky......)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Oh, are they screening people on private planes? Are they screening military personnel before they get on military planes? Are they screening executives on private jets? Congresscritters? First family?

What about folks getting on boats? Train passengers? 18-wheelers? Cars? Or is it just the passenger airline industry that we’re ending today? When can we sign up for our microchip? At what point are we truly robots?


291 posted on 11/17/2010 2:01:19 PM PST by petitfour (Are you a Dead Fish American?)
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To: Arrowhead1952

If that was MY daughter being patted down like that, that TSA agent would be out cold in seconds.

A serious question: if you have told your children to yell stop/run/hit/ tell an adult if someone touches them inappropriately, what would TSA do to a child that hits/otherwise reacts to the grope search? Arrest the parents, eject the family? What if your young teen daughter hauls off and slaps or does a knee to the groin of an agent when they touch her breast? I’m really curious what the fallout of CHILDREN fighting back on this would be.


292 posted on 11/17/2010 5:02:42 PM PST by usmom
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To: usmom

Well, I am lucky my daughter does not have to fly anymore. Her BF / (hopefully future husband) is a private pilot flying oil execs around the country. She has an open invite to accompany him to any and all places he goes. I don’t think she sill put up with any type of harassment, including some TSA agent touching her breasts or any other private areas.


293 posted on 11/18/2010 5:37:38 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (De fund the TSA.)
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To: usmom
I don't think she will put up with any type of harassment, including some TSA agent touching her breasts or any other private areas.
294 posted on 11/18/2010 5:38:38 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (De fund the TSA.)
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To: usmom

First- sorry for late reply. I always forget to check the pings... Now, I am only going by news accts etc, and I haven’t flown in a while, but it just seems like I see a LOT of black TSA people searching white people. it was only in last day or so I saw someone (can’t remeber color) seaqching a woman in (seemingly) Muslim garb... Kind of odd after all this stink a shot like this comes out.


295 posted on 11/20/2010 8:03:33 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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