Has the TSA gone too far???

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Registered: 01-22-2000
Has the TSA gone too far???
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: 05-02-2006
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 2:13pm

From what I have read recently, it seems that the TSA agents are extremely undereducated in how to perform their jobs correctly, and some of them seem to be on a major power trip.

2010 Siggy
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Registered: 04-16-2008
Sun, 11-28-2010 - 2:13am

I am so glad someone beat me to it with that quote!

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Fri, 11-26-2010 - 8:16pm
Benjamin Franklin said it best and most succinctly:
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

* This was written by Franklin, with quotation marks but almost certainly his original thought, sometime shortly before February 17, 1775 as part of his notes for a proposition at the Pennsylvania Assembly, as published in Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin (1818).


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Registered: 03-09-2001
Wed, 11-24-2010 - 12:32pm


from the article:

"For disabled, airport security hassles are old hat
By DAVID PORTER, Associated Press David Porter, Associated Press 2




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Registered: 09-08-2006
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 2:00pm

I feel it is both sad and unfortunate.


iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 10:53am
I remember checking my gun with my luggage. I kinda doubt that's allowed now! However, I haven't flown in almost 20 years.


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Registered: 05-02-2006
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 10:35am
cshell_sonny wrote:

What a great looking family! I love your siggy!!!!

Thank you!

2010 Siggy
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Registered: 03-30-2007
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 9:42am

The airlines need to grab this bull by the horns and tell those who want to cause delays, that if they aren't on the plane when it's scheduled to leave, to bad.

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Registered: 10-07-2010
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 9:14am
I agree and yet disagree. I am flying to Boston next week. I know I have a choice of the scan or the pat down. In all honesty, I would rather go through the security then they miss someone who should have been through it.

I am praying that the protestors aren't going to affect my lines as I am on a tight morning schedule to take the boys and get to the airport. I saw a poll this morning that 2/3 of Americans aren't too concerned about the security and would rather be safe than sorry.

I don't know the answers and have a friend who is choosing to drive than fly because of the rules.

I choose to fly and just go through the security hoping that it is going to help in the long run. Now I am sick scared when I fly, a nervous wreck, so any hoopla over the new rules or a person freaking out will probably cause me to stroke out!