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    It makes me a laugh that nail clippers and metal cutlery are banned yet once on the plane there's a trolley full of glass wine/spirits bottles that could potentially be far more deadly.
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    "On Jan. 26, Homeland Security’s acting inspector general, Richard Skinner, testified that “the ability of TSA screeners to stop prohibited items from being carried through the sterile areas of the airports fared no better than the performance of screeners prior to Sept. 11, 2001.”" 4/15/2005
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    It's true. I've gotten through with nail clippers I forgot were in my carryons and I have a set of tweezers permanently in my purse they've never said a thing about. TSA's "security measures" are laughable (well they would be if they weren't so annoyingly inconvenient) and overall pretty useless.

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    Remind me never to fly anywhere in the US.
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    It's not just the U.S. In St. Martin, on the way out, I accidentally left a grooming kit in my carry-on luggage. After the scanner flagged it, two women furiously poured through every inch of my wife's and my carry on. I think they ended up confiscating my bottle opener.

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    We flew out of JFK this morning in the international building. No sign of the new scanners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    It's not just the U.S. In St. Martin, on the way out, I accidentally left a grooming kit in my carry-on luggage. After the scanner flagged it, two women furiously poured through every inch of my wife's and my carry on. I think they ended up confiscating my bottle opener.
    Mohandas, when was this? I flew out of Sint Maarten in August and basically got the wave through...though we were the very last flight before the hurricaine decended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    It's not just the U.S. In St. Martin, on the way out, I accidentally left a grooming kit in my carry-on luggage. After the scanner flagged it, two women furiously poured through every inch of my wife's and my carry on. I think they ended up confiscating my bottle opener.
    There's a big difference between that, and being groped, stripped and bombarded with Z rays
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    And what if people start suing for emotional distress because they feel like they were molested? What about people who have experienced sexual trauma and are extremely uncomfortable being touched by strangers? Because people will probably sue about this stuff, it's pretty serious business.

    I haven't flown in years and I don't intend to if it means risking this shit. Somebody tries to touch me, they're getting a fist in the fucking mouth, I don't care what the security policy is.
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    Interesting...

    Airport Screeners: Denied radiation badges?

    Posted on September 13, 2010 by Ira Flatow

    I continue to wonder why those TSA folks who stand by x-ray machines for a whole day do not know how much radiation they are exposed to. Last weekend, one of them told me she asked for a common radiation badge and was told she could not wear one.

    This weekend, when traveling through the airport at Buffalo, NY I happened upon one of those new whole body x-ray scanners. Refusing to be screened that way, I chose for a full body pat-down. Upon gathering up my stuff, I asked one of the screeners if she knew how much radiation she was exposed to each day. She said she did not know and wanted to wear one of the badges that her friend wears at a local hospital, but was told “no,” that would not be permitted. She was upset with that decision.

    Why do dentists, doctors, med techs, etc.. who work in other x-ray environments gladly wear these exposure detectors on their clothing but TSA employees do not or cannot?

    Sure the baggage x-ray machines are supposed to emit no “harmful” levels of radiation, but how would we know if they are working properly, or how much the workers are actually receive, if they are not allowed to wear them. Or better yet, why are they not required to wear them for their own safety?

    If you know, I’d like to know…!
    Airport Screeners: Denied radiation badges? | The Science Friday Blog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    There's a big difference between that, and being groped, stripped and bombarded with Z rays
    I don't know if thing have changed within the past year, but I had the backscatter scan last December when going from BWI to Orlando. I didn't get the scan on the way back. They didn't scan or pat down my wife or kids. However, this was probably before the underwear bomber.

    In St. Martin was about 6 or so years ago. Every time I have been there, it's been a nightmare getting back out. Just barely making the plane.

    And what if people start suing for emotional distress because they feel like they were molested? What about people who have experienced sexual trauma and are extremely uncomfortable being touched by strangers? Because people will probably sue about this stuff, it's pretty serious business.

    I haven't flown in years and I don't intend to if it means risking this shit. Somebody tries to touch me, they're getting a fist in the fucking mouth, I don't care what the security policy is.
    Nobody is ordering anybody to get on a plane. If you want to fly, however, this is what you potentially have to go through (scan or pat down). You can take a swing at a TSA officer, it will probably result in landing face down with four TSA officers sitting on you, as well as a felony conviction.

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    I love how it's sexual assault if a random person does it to you, but because it's the government it's legal molestation.

    Another shocking twist from Obama: CEO of company who makes the irradiation scanners travelled with him to India! Amazing!

    However, perhaps even more interesting is the news that President Obama was finally asked to address the whole thing this weekend, and (not surprisingly) defended the scans and the pat downs as "the only [procedures] right now that [the TSA] considers to be effective," to prevent terrorism (while also admitting that he doesn't have to go through security to get on airplanes, so he hasn't experienced the scans.

    No surprise there. Of course, what he didn't mention is that he just got done traveling with the CEO of OSI, the parent company of Rapiscan, the makers of the main naked scanner that is being purchased and put into all these airports. Apparently, OSI CEO, Deepak Chopra (no, not the new agey guy), "was selected to accompany US President, Barack Obama, to Mumbai and attended the US India Business Entrepreneurship meeting..."
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