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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-17-09 02:49 AM
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120. Thank you for the healthy dose of common sense.
"Stop treating us all as if we are a potential bomber."

A couple of years ago the metal in my ankle from an old injury set off an alarm at SEA-TAC. I explained the problem and invited the TSA guy to wand my ankle after showing him the 6 inch scar. He completely ignored what I was telling him and called a female screener over. She proceeded to do a complete bra feel up in full view of everybody. Needless to say I was beyond pissed and let everyone within earshot know it. While this was going on an elderly woman in a wheelchair came through. She was hunched over and had to be at least 90. The assholes yanked her shoes off and literally hoisted her out of the chair to wand her. She looked utterly terrified. Her daughter, who looked to be in her 70s, was kept away. She was crying and pleading with the people to leave her mother, who had Alzheimers, alone. It was horrible.

When I relayed this story to a group of women at a friend's house a few days later, one woman told me I should be glad the inspection was so thorough. "You and the old woman could have been terrorists," was her brilliant comment.

The government has done a fine job of scaring the public into submission and making gullible people believe that the TSA is useful. If anyone was truly interested in causing havoc aboard an airplane, they surely would figure out how to slip past the screeners. The system as it stands now is total bullshit.
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