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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
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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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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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"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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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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