Friday, June 3, 2011

This is Terrorists Winning: Stupid Unconstitutional TSA Patdowns--REALLY!?

Airport Fake Security Theatre: Boycott this way-beyond The Patriot Act violation of civil rights.
Watch just a few of these, and decide for yourself if this is the direction we should go. I use the word STUPID because of the strange patdowns of little children and grandmothers, of forcing breast cancer suvivors to remove prostheses, etc., while those who Are threats CLEARLY (to ANY IQ 80 or above) are ignored.
Fu'Cryin' out LOUD.
[[here is excerpt from the latest:" Jean Weber of Destin filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security after her 95-year-old mother was detained and extensively searched last Saturday while trying to board a plane to fly to Michigan to be with family members during the final stages of her battle with leukemia.

Her mother, who was in a wheelchair, was asked to remove an adult diaper in order to complete a pat-down search.“It’s something I couldn’t imagine happening on American soil,” Weber said Friday. “Here is my mother, 95 years old, 105 pounds, barely able to stand, and then this.”  ]]

Flight attendant for over 30 years forced to show her prosthetic breast: watch this entire video. (four minutes.)

these complaints are everywhere but not getting much attention.

a 6 year old girl:
 a 3 year old girl crying:

See me, Feel me: the WHO soundtrack and politics

cancer survivor man covered in urine from his bag:
cnn story here:

Pretty scary here: groping gone wild:

tsa jokes

abc news:


TSA is stopping terrorists?

Pat me down, I want you to!
I seem to remember....

more HERE


  1. During the Bush years ("post 9/11") as this deconstruction of our Rights and Constitution began - people kept saying "we gotta keep ourselves safe from Terrorists.." and that giving away our Liberty, Rights and Privacy was OK and Part of it- basically they would say to me. one friend (an old Fundamentalist- aka Super Right Wing "Florida" Christian called me "satanic" for questioning these breaking down of our basic Liberties in the USA..and the story has continued to THIS - the Flight Attendant video sums it up. It has long ceased to be About profiling the realistic threat on/of a specific nature for any given mode of transpo, or environment. I wish people (Actual USA citizens) at large, could understand the War on Terror is as useful as the war on Drugs- The STATS on that are available-jails are filled with casual drug users- what does that stop?
    It employees vast number of Police like people to incarcerate non-criminal US Citizens,,That simple and TAX dollars pay for this.-where is the outrage on that from our TeaPublicans?
    Its a Non Partisan Problem- but the Spending thing has become the foster child of above mentioned body politic.

  2. how many actual questionable instances can you list in a one year time span? then how many actual passengers were processed without incident in the same time span? once you get that ratio and post it here, then ,and only then, will you see if you've got a real problem or just an over-reaction.

  3. Anonymous
    No, actually, the point was not about safety or overreacting but about rights. How many people have now had their rights violated? Unreasonable searches are banned in USA.
    Would you be willing to allow all cell phones be monitored for safety's sake? Why or why not? Chances are better there at catching a terrorist.
    If the point of screening is not to catch terrorists but to say, "see, we are doing this so dont even THINK of trying another 9/11," then they have now won in that arena. Rights lost.
    If they blew up all macdonalds, should we all get patted down or strip before entering macdonalds?! (that will put a chill on the weight gain hahah)
    Everyone can decide at what point they are willing to give up rights. And which ones.
    BTW there are dozens of reports in every city with an airport, just google it.

  4. anon- it would be a fool's errand to squawk about every incompetent or ineffective transaction, true. (and we are a nation of over-reactors in so many arenas)-
    i think what irritates here is the underlying goad of a Right being lost: an injustice underlying an ineptitude. (thanks, CJ)
    -the statistic you describe would rely on correct and complete reporting. since the media reports what it wants or does not want, it is an impossible task. (I believe if the media wanted to they could absolutely crow about this issue until it was changed/stopped. Or they could make every complainer that manages to get national attention look like an idiot-depending on the agenda) However, I hear those who work with the scanners are starting to manifest significantly higher cancer rates; things may change one way or another anyway.

    the reason the Israelis are NOT squawking is that a) there are not meaningless but politically correct search parameters being used that waste massive amounts of time and money and take a huge emotional toll—and b) their daily risk is sky-high compared to ours. They really are in War of the Worlds. Thank you for your insightful comment.
    i know there is a time to give up rights, freedom, and our usual way of life-but we need to be smart and timely about how we do it. this is not the way, it seems to me...

  5. Every week there are more examples of bad bad invasions of privacy. like here,