While TSA personnel are groping genitals of all airline passengers who refuse to be photographed naked by backscatter scanners, and while the public assumes that this display of groping assures the safety of airline travel, who is to say that a TSA employee who is doing the groping is legit? Who is to say that a TSA groping employee cannot be compromised? Who are these TSA people and what are their qualifications? Where did they come from?
During my previous career, I used to travel quite a lot, and I must say that an awful lot of the TSA employees that I saw looked like minimum wage type product. This is not being mean, truly, just a fact of observation… and we trust them with such things – touching our package and breasts for the sake of security. Sorry to be graphic, but that is apparently what is going on.
Most of the public automatically assumes a posture of pacifism when they see someone in a uniform. Are the TSA the modern day “brown shirts”? Who is the enemy here? It seems like we are…
While the TSA endeavors down this new path of groping genitalia of children, wives and grandmothers, why should this make us feel more safe and secure then before?
What do you think the level of experience, expertise, and training is to become a TSA employee qualified for front line groping? How is it that we are safer now because 7 year old junior is now practically strip searched, or grandma’s breasts are felt for explosives? Really? Really?
Admittedly I do not have the answer, however the recent escalation of invasion of privacy has risen to such a level, that I cannot help but wonder these things. While we give up our rights to privacy and willingly allow TSA personnel to grope our wives and daughters breasts and genitals, why would we think that this is OK and submit without a fight? Are we all whimpering pacifists, afraid to question “our leaders”? Really?
Why are we the terrorists?
I have been resisting the urge to post on the subject of the recent TSA procedures, but the libertarian tendencies in me just can’t accept this without action. I have not flown since the new TSA procedures were put in place, so do not have personal experience with what is really going on – only what I have been reading about, which is partly why I have waited until now to opine.
This type of action, completely giving up your rights for the sake of “security” is a very bad road to be on. This will lead to nowhere good. There has to be another way. Apparently the majority of the flying public (about 80 percent) are accepting naked backscatter scanner photos of themselves. About 20 percent are refusing and are subjected to breast and genital groping instead.
So, in other words, it seems that 80 percent of the public are OK with this? That is disturbing, if my assumption is true (assumption being that the 20 percent that are subjected to groping, are doing so in protest of backscatter scanners).
I would be curious to hear opinions on this subject, and feel free to comment.
I’ve heard that there is a movement afoot to protest during the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday travel period, by refusing the naked backscatter scanner, or not flying at all.
TSA pat-down leaves traveler covered in urine
TSA forces cancer survivor to show prosthetic breast
Young boy stripped searched by TSA
Rough Skirt Search leaves passenger sobbing in pain
Confused and Abused by the TSA
Sanitary Towel Prompts TSA To Grope Sexual Assault Victim
Doctors Sound TSA Germ Alert
Street-roaming Vans with backscatter scanners, scanning occupants of other vehicles
Homeland Security Compiling TSA Enemies List
Young boy strip searched by TSA:
TSA Scouring Internet and Policing Media’s Use of Scanner Images
The technology behind the TSA backscatter scanner is called terahertz radiation (THz). Some scientists now believe that this terahertz radiation may be “unzipping” your DNA.
A recent publication, available at the Harvard website states, “Based on our results we argue that a specific terahertz radiation exposure may significantly affect the natural dynamics of DNA, and thereby influence intricate molecular processes involved in gene expression and DNA replication.”
Sacramento area pilot punished by TSA for YouTube video taken at San Francisco International Airport exposing security flaws while the ground crew freely come and go to aircraft without any security screening. All they need is a swipe-card.
Stripped in Oklahoma City Airport
Don’t Touch My Junk (some TSA comedy, but true nonetheless)
Woman wins lawsuit against TSA for extreme pat-down where here breasts were exposed in plain site, while TSA agents laughed and joked about it. Lynsie Murley Wins Case Against TSA
Taking advantage of an entrepreneurial opportunity, a company has developed a line of airport scanner underwear that blocks your ‘privates’ from being viewed by TSA agents during an x-ray scan. ScannerShirts.com
Millimeter wave security scanner (the ‘nude’ scanner) apparently kills a women who had a heart pacemaker device.
Security Scanner blamed for woman’s death
Former Governor Jesse Ventura has taken steps to sue the TSA and the Department of Homeland Security, naming their chiefs John Pistole and ‘Big Sis’ Janet Napolitano in a lawsuit that will take on invasive airport pat-downs .
Ventura Strikes Back with Lawsuit Against TSA
A TSA agent hollers out, “Hey, I thought she was mine! I was gonna do her!“, when another TSA agent performed an opt-out pat-down of a female traveler.
TSA agents groping and conditioning 9-year old children, AFTER getting off of a train ride.
Giving TSA agents a peek under your clothes may soon be a practice that goes well beyond airport checkpoints.
TSA plans to body-scan pedestrians
New Hampshire may soon criminalize the TSA’s intrusive pat-downs and naked body porno scanners as sexual assault. “Let’s put their name on the sex offender registry, and maybe that will tell them New Hampshire means business”
New Hampshire Moves to Criminalize TSA Grope-down Procedures
TSA groping 6-year old girl. WTF…
Woman screams for help after TSA molestation in Phoenix.
When the TSA agent touched the woman’s breasts, she broke down into tears and screamed for a police officer. All the while the woman’s son was filming the ordeal on his phone, having to constantly fend off threats from TSA agents falsely claiming he was breaking the law.
Elderly woman asked to remove adult diaper during TSA search
“They took me to one side and they patted me down, and they made me stand for, with my arms out, for over 10 minutes,” she said. “I was beginning to feel that I wasn’t going to be able to continue to stand, I was going to fall down or something.”
94 Year Old Woman Ordered Out Of Her Wheel Chair For Invasive Patdown
She said she normally gets patted down. But this time, she says that two female agents escorted her to a private room and began to remove her clothes. She says the TSA agents showed no sympathy, instead pulling down her pants and asking her to raise her arms.
85-year-old woman may sue TSA after being strip searched at JFK Airport