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  • #26
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    Correct. PROFILE PROFILE PROFILE. America has a history of profiling people and we need to but those lessons to good use at the airport.
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    This really hampers my desire to seek out employment with the TSA, being as it was my number one reason for doing so in the first place. I think that I will remove my application from its database this afternoon.
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    @Denizen_Kate Shouldn't we somewhat enjoy what we do for a job? Otherwise its just called "Work" and not "My place of employment". The two have entirely different connotations that come to mind when you say them.
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    @Denizen_Kate I'm surprised in the age of computers, internet and access to pretty much anything, that porn in hard print even continues to be relevant.
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    I've never had a weapon or some other contraband confiscated from me by the TSA but they have confiscated my dignity on several occasions.
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    Airport security screenings are a lot like gun control laws: they give folks a false sense of security but they really don't do much to protect us from a really determined nutbag.
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    Agreed. Despite my sarcasm above, I wholeheartedly think that the TSA doesn't do much at all besides make innocent people suffer the consequences we'd like to apply to the "bad guys".
    This is where the Right ought to shine, and generally doesn't. It's funny, the people screaming loudest about taking away guns from innocent people and bad people still getting them, also support the TSA and Homeland Security, and things like the Patriot Act. Its just completely a mystery to me how they don't get the irony of supporting one of those points and completely going the opposite on the other.
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    @Fishbone345 - I don't get it, either. It all seems so obvious to me. Either you value your personal privacy and liberty or you don't. How they manage to fit both attitudes into one brain is a mystery to me as well. Bi-polar, you think?
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    This should cut way down on the stress-related illnesses suffered by TSA screeners. Seriously, have you looked at the typical passenger in the security line with you? You wanna look at all that but naked eight hours a day?:)
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    If you work at an orchard and pick up apples off the ground you are likely to get a lot of rotten apples, but every now and then you will find a completely undisturbed gem of an apple lying there. And that apple makes it worth the while. ;)
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    @Fishbone345 To carry on with your fruited metaphor, a pity most of our fellow travelers (pinko phrase alert!) are decidedly more pear-shaped than apploid.
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    Sometimes the fruit looks so perfect, appetizing, and yummy, the screener runs it through the picking process...over and over again.
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    I have been working out since winter started so when I go to the airport for my Bermuda trip I can see what I look like in one of those scanners. Too bad.
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    Sold to us for millions by former Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff. Nothing to see here my fellow Americans move along.
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    It's all my fault. When I flew in 2010, the TSA guy laughed himself into a heart attack. After the lawsuit when it was found I couldn't be banned from flying and the scanners were ordered to be removed to prevent further legal action..
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    Thank you for "exposing" the truth! I'd give you a thumbs up but figure you might want to save that for your next flight.....lol.
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    I not only wanted them removed solely for privacy, but for health concerns also!!! Now, if we could get those pedophile TSA agents to quit groping mine and my kids genitals!!!

    #PreppingTheSheep
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    I don't really care what they see. I am not hiding a thing. Oh, scary! We have private parts! I would rather trade a minute of discomfort for a safe, non hijacked flight.
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    Couple of things come to mind here. 1.) How many billion is down the tubes on these scanners that they are now scrapping because they didn't work properly? 2.) Why does our govt continually spend money on things the seller can't prove works before the govt buys them? 3,) Every single airport I have been in worldwide the past 30 years profiles people. Except the USA. Why would that be? Why would you pat down a 16 year old blonde girl "randomly" while the guy behind her is middle eastern, sweating, stuttering and looking at the floor but he goes right through? 4.) Who the hell hired these TSA? It is mandatory for a TSA agent to be obese? And smell?
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    well, the machines do work. that's not the problem. they actually work too well for most people's comfort.

    and if you have to ask why someone'd rather pat down a pretty 16 year old girl rather than a sweaty, dirty old man, then you really shouldn't be allowed to fly, anyway.
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    @dances-weebles Shame on you Weeble...16, isn't that a little young for you?...
    You're married , no? Better 'pat down' your wife!( smiling )
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    @dances-weebles Not in California it's not. 18 is legal. And in many states it's 17 or 18. You've just identified yourself as a pervert in about a third of America. Probably not wise.
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    I wonder, did these scanners catch ANYBODY who was trying to sneak weapons or explosives onto a plane? Would they stop anybody from detonating an explosive device that they had swallowed in the manner that drug mules smuggle heroin and cocaine?
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