Has the TSA gone too far???

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Has the TSA gone too far???
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Sat, 11-20-2010 - 5:20pm

A flight attendant, and breast cancer survivor, made to remove her prosthetic breast for a TSA agent while in public??? Are you kidding me???

What do you think?

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Registered: 11-04-2010
Sat, 11-20-2010 - 5:22pm
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Registered: 10-11-2005
Sat, 11-20-2010 - 8:31pm

For once I'm going to have to agree with you on this one.

~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
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Registered: 01-21-2006
Sun, 11-21-2010 - 7:28am

To All:

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Registered: 03-09-2001
Sun, 11-21-2010 - 1:37pm

Totally disgusting and uncalled for. This poor woman should have screamed "bloody murder" over this at the time, not just endure this crap, even though she was shocked into fearful silent compliance. Good grief! :O Trouble is, they have us all over a barrel of fear -- if we give them a hard time, we don't get to fly, and maybe end up threatened with jail or the big bad gov't persecuting us with fines, etc. How do people choose between disappointing loved ones and not allowing this horrible disrespectful treatment, and not being allowed to fly? Or business people needing to fly for the job? They have us all over a barrel, suffer being treated without respect and consideration, with unnecessary invastive searches, or suffer the consequences that only a nasty gov't can threaten. :smileyindifferent: There has to be a common sense way to do things, with RESPECT for people. UGH! This really needs to be pushed by people and the gov't forced to work this conflict out. We do not live in a totalitarian state without human or civil rightsw. Unlike countries like China and Iran, etc. Or, is that the kind of country we want to live in, now, letting fear take away our freedoms? :smileymad:



Blessings,

Gypsy

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Registered: 03-30-2007
Sun, 11-21-2010 - 2:23pm

And if we didn't have the TSA checking everyone, a bomber slips thru then what?

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 10:05am

Yes.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 09-11-2007
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 12:29pm

@All

The whole problem is a double edged sword. On one hand we all want to be safe and prevent another 9/11.

On the other hand no one wants their privacy invaded.

It's a hefty balance to maintain. The further we get from 9/11 the more people let it slip into memory. Not that they forget but it becomes a more and more distant event. Something we hope will never happen again, and the further we get from it, the less we believe it will. We convince ourselves that we will never suffer such a horrible event again. And suddenly the measures we have put in place to ensure it does not happen again, become invasive and abusive. We demand things go back to the way they were and stamp our feet in outrage when they do not.

While I certainly disagree with the invasive nature of the current implementations, people asked for this post 9/11. Bush gave it to them. We all felt better at the time. We could see something was being done to further ensure our safety. Then the show bomber came....and we demanded more security. Then we had a plot

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Registered: 03-30-2007
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 1:13pm

I completely agree with your post!!

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 1:21pm

The thing is, because we are always preventing the last terror attempt instead of the next one, we are likely

 


 


I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure

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Registered: 03-09-2001
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 2:16pm
Abuse just keeps being revealed. From the article...

"Sawyer, a bladder cancer survivor who has worn a urostomy bag since a surgery three years ago, said a TSA agent at Detroit Metropolitan Airport caused the seal of the bag to open partially during a pat-down, spilling urine on his clothes.

Sawyer said he tried to caution the agent against pressing too hard on his abdomen because of the bag. The agent didn't understand and continued with the search, Sawyer said, and "pulled the seal kind of half-off" the bag.

"These people need to be trained on medical conditions ... and emotional conditions," Sawyer said Monday on CNN's "American Morning." He said the agent "didn't apologize, he didn't do anything."

"I'm a good American, I know why we're doing this and I understand it," Sawyer said. "But this was extremely embarrassing and it didn't have to happen. With educated TSA workers, it wouldn't have happened."

http://m.cnn.com/primary/_c7HyhH-iynx0KQZT3


Blessings,

Gypsy

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