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    Re: TSA ejects Oceanside man from airport for refusing security check

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    These idiotic security procedures serve no purpose. Putting aside the obvious fact that they're a disgusting affront to civil liberties, they don't even prevent terrorism. What's to stop a terrorist from just blowing up a bomb while he stands in line waiting for the security check? As Jeff Goldberg at The Atlantic correctly noted, "The coiled, closely packed lines at TSA screening sites are the most dangerous places in airports, completely unprotected from a terrorist attack -- a terrorist attack that would serve the same purpose (shutting down air travel) as an attack on board an aircraft."
    Hell, you wouldn't even have the benefit of the No-Fly list in that case. All a person would have to do is walk up to the line and detonate his bomb.

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    Re: TSA ejects Oceanside man from airport for refusing security check

    Well, if TSA thinks that the backlash is bad now, just wait until during and after the holiday season.

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    Re: TSA ejects Oceanside man from airport for refusing security check

    Seriously, isn't there any technology capable of erasing the need for groping people and stripping them naked for searches? I swear if this garbage ever happens to me I'll do the same damned thing the man in the OP did.

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    Re: TSA ejects Oceanside man from airport for refusing security check

    A friend reported this:

    This actually happened to me two weeks ago. I was flying home from
    Pittsburgh and they had just installed the new full body scanners. I did
    not know that I was supposed to empty my pants pockets before walking
    through them. So, when I went through, they pulled me aside because of the
    cash that I had in my front pants pocket and the wallet in my back pocket.
    Without saying a word to me, one of the TSA guys came up to me and put his
    hand in my back pocket and started to remove my wallet! I had a completely
    visceral reaction. Without thinking, I grabbed his hand that was in my
    pocket with my right hand and grabbed the front of his shirt with my left.
    Then I started to cuss him out (loudly) and push him back at the same time.

    Like I said, it was a completely visceral reaction, like if I caught
    somebody trying to pickpocket me. I do not know who was more startled, him
    or me. They did threaten to arrest me, but eventually let me go.

    All in all, it was a REALLY bad experience!
    This kind of thuggery will damage air travel, but I expect there will always be some folks who believe the line "We're here from the government, and we're here to help you" and allow themselves to be treated like animals.
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    Re: TSA ejects Oceanside man from airport for refusing security check

    Well, if you want to kill the airline industry, here you go.
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    Re: TSA ejects Oceanside man from airport for refusing security check

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Well, if you want to kill the airline industry, here you go.
    Meh, they'll just get a bailout. Government is always great at coming up with ridiculous solutions to government problems.

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    Re: TSA ejects Oceanside man from airport for refusing security check

    Let me get this straight. We can torutre people and invade countries, but don't search us?

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    Re: TSA ejects Oceanside man from airport for refusing security check

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Let me get this straight. We can torutre people and invade countries, but don't search us?
    How can you even remotely compare the two? Are the people who have to go through these security protocols the ones who are engaging in "torture"? No, they aren't. It's the TSA, which is a part of the government. Yes, the government that is also responsible for this "torture" that you speak of.

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    Re: TSA ejects Oceanside man from airport for refusing security check

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    How can you even remotely compare the two? Are the people who have to go through these security protocols the ones who are engaging in "torture"? No, they aren't. It's the TSA, which is a part of the government. Yes, the government that is also responsible for this "torture" that you speak of.
    It is all a response to the same problem. We're afraid of terroist, and in that fear, we've been willing to invade, willing to torture, willing to let the government spy, but not willing to be searched. I find this odd.

    Also, i'm not saying we're equal to terroist. Why do some miss the actual arguemnt?

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    Re: TSA ejects Oceanside man from airport for refusing security check

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It is all a response to the same problem. We're afraid of terroist, and in that fear, we've been willing to invade, willing to torture, willing to let the government spy, but not willing to be searched. I find this odd.
    I don't know who this "we" is to whom you're referring. If you were willing to torture people, I suggest you get some psychological help.
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