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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-17-09 09:00 PM
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242. Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix
were sued (I think a class action ) for such unnecessary groping and they had enough evidence to take it to court! The way I see it, if I were a terrorist and wanted to slip something on board, I'd go through Phoenix, I'd have an attractive woman in front of me to occupy the guards, and slip right on in.

Your are intentionally twisting the argument past the point of common sense, exactly like the TSA agents frequently do. You can stay home and wet your pants every time someone says bogity bogity boo a terrorist might get you-and give up your rights. But I fear an improperly serviced engine more than a toddler in diapers. Just because it may not have happened in this case, doesn't mean it hasn't happened. I have heard far more stories from my traveling friends along the lines of this. I can see it really happening-it just hasn't been captured on tape yet.

My 72 yo mom was strip searched last time she flew. Her crime-staying over an extra few days and buying a one way ticket two days before her flight. This woman just got her first traffic ticket EVER 3 years ago. Common sense would have dictated her just receive a routine screen and going through her carry on a little closer....BUT A DAMN STRIP SEARCH. She was so humiliated and I sent a letter of complaint for all the good it would do. Mom hasn't flown since and refuses to. As a senior with money and time....air lines kill for this demographic and she would rather die before taking a plane ever again.
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