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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-18-09 12:49 AM
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62. Well, I'm against the pretend War on Drugs also. Even though
Edited on Sun Oct-18-09 12:55 AM by sabrina 1
I have no interest in weed personally, I cannot believe that it is illegal. Grown up adults should have the right to smoke it if they want to. What a nanny state this is. All these 'Wars' on whatever, are nothing more than ways to take away rights and to make money, or provide an excuse to interfere in other countries. But one thing they are NOT for, is the welfare of the people. If the safety and well-being of the people was what this was all about we wouldn't have tens of thousands Americans dying every year because their government doesn't believe they have the right to live, would we?

That video is so disturbing to me. Looking at how she was treated, and I have not read her version of the story yet, I am appalled. To place someone in a 'box', to embarrass them in public like that, when did this ever become acceptable? You say it was all because she set off a metal detector? Well, let's say she had a knife. Aside from the awfulness of the whole procedure, they left her alone for so long, that if she had wanted to cause harm, she had plenty of time to do so. It's a sham, this whole 'security' game.

If that scene was meant to make anyone feel safer, it fails miserably to do so. A comment from that blo pretty much expresses what the rest of the world thinks of America these days:

.... I'm personally disgusted that a woman with a baby would be put in a glass cage for everyone to see - it must be humiliating. Fortunately I live in a civilised country, unlike the US..

I'm disgusted by it also and I do hope she and anyone else treated this way, files a complaint at least, or better yet, a lawsuit. That's the only way to stop this kind of treatment. I find it sad that anyone would excuse it.

Edited to add this comment which also expresses how that whole video will appear to people who value living in a really free society:

Anonymous said...

Setting aside the utterly dystopic visuals of "free Americans" being forced to disrobe or stand in plastic boxes as a government-imposed condition of travel, this video does not portray any kind of reasonable screening process.

Why is the mother, carrying a heavy-ish child, forced to stand in "the box" for all that time? And what, exactly, is happening when the TSO apparently sits her down for what appears to be a lecture?

While it is nice that TSA didn't abduct the child as claimed, I would expect TSA's explanation of this video to go a little bit beyond the very low bar of "see, we're not really kidnappers".

Show some professionalism, and explain the long "time out" in the box, and the apparent long period of hectoring thereafter, and how these comport with TSA's expectations of TSO conduct and performance.

Lots of good comments from people who obviously value respect for other people and the right to not be treated like this ever, in a country that claims to be all about freedom.
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