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    Obama stands by controversial air security screening methods

    Lisbon, Portugal (CNN) -- President Barack Obama stood by new controversial screening measures Saturday, calling methods such as pat-downs and body scans necessary to assure airline safety.

    Speaking at a NATO press conference in Lisbon, Portugal, the president called the balance between protecting travelers' rights and their security a "tough situation."

    Per the new rules, travelers may be subject to full-body scans at 400 such machines in 69 airports nationwide. Those who voluntarily opt out -- as well as those who set off a scanning machine or a metal detector -- are subject to a pat-down. Some travelers have likened the pat-downs to groping.

    The president said such methods are needed after what happened December 25, 2009, when Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab of Nigeria allegedly boarded a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit with a bomb hidden in his underwear. Abdulmutallab reportedly failed to set off the bomb, which metal detectors didn't detect, though his attempt led to airport screening procedures that have caused a holiday travel uproar.

    "At this point, the Transportation Security Administration, in consultation with our counterterrorism experts, have indicated to me that the procedures that they've been putting in place are the only ones right now that they consider to be effective against the kind of threat that we saw in the Christmas Day bombing," said Obama.
    Ok Obama. You lost me here. You're actually suggesting that I'm gonna be safer travelling as long as some security dude can touch my balls.

    **** that.

    You're telling me that there's not one TSA agent that's gonna get a ****ing stiffy from feeling up me, or my mom or anybody else for that matter, it's ****ing rediculous and indefensible.

    Since when did it become Ok to say

    "you've bought a plane ticket, now bend over, and we're gonna get to do with you what we want".

    No son of a bitch is touching my junk.

    All your howling during the campaign about how bad it was under Bush in terms of personal privacy and you're defending this rubbish.

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    Re: Obama stands by controversial air security screening methods

    The safety and well-being of America cannot be assured until the powerful Hand of the Government rests firmly upon the genitals of the entirety of it's people.
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    Re: Obama stands by controversial air security screening methods

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    The safety and well-being of America cannot be assured until the powerful Hand of the Government rests firmly upon the genitals of the entirety of it's people.
    Shades of 1984!!
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    Re: Obama stands by controversial air security screening methods

    Remember how I'd always say "I voted for change and I got Bush III?"

    This is what I'm talking about. For 9 years now we've been slowly forced to accept more and more harassment and intrusion from the agencies who are supposedly there to protect us. And we keep accepting it. I've talked to co-workers whose response is "well, it keeps us safe."

    What? That's it? No questions? Jesus, people. The TSA has virtually no oversight. Congress gives them everything they want because to do otherwise is to give your opponent the "OPENED THE DOORS TO TERRORISTSSSSS" attack ad. And we've gone along with it. People who vote against the TSA get voted out of office. The sole senator to vote against the PATRIOT act got voted out of office.

    The really sad part? The terrorists who hate us probably don't even care about airplanes anymore. They've done the damage there, they're switching to other tactics. Mailing bombs via UPS costs them almost nothing, but we're going to end up with massive mail screening procedures I bet. Then what? They blow up one bus, and suddenly the TSA is at every intercity bus hub.

    My future travel predictions:
    Naked, handcuffed, and sedated. Don't think it wont ****in happen.
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    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Obama stands by controversial air security screening methods

    If it's not written on the teleprompter Obama can't respond.

    Israel has a system that works but because we have allowed the Liberals and their political correct BS to take over we have to put up with Janet Napolitano's please touch me in places non Homosexuals would never touch me in policies.

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    Re: Obama stands by controversial air security screening methods

    The president said such methods are needed after what happened December 25, 2009, when Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab of Nigeria allegedly boarded a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit with a bomb hidden in his underwear. Abdulmutallab reportedly failed to set off the bomb, which metal detectors didn't detect, though his attempt led to airport screening procedures that have caused a holiday travel uproar.
    To play devil's advocate, if the TSA were to end the pat-downs tomorrow what would stand in the way of a repeat of the Christmas Bomber?

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    Re: Obama stands by controversial air security screening methods

    President Obama could use some advice from a late 20th century philosopher...

    "if every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right”.
    - George Costanza

    I think it applies.

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    Re: Obama stands by controversial air security screening methods

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    If it's not written on the teleprompter Obama can't respond.

    Israel has a system that works but because we have allowed the Liberals and their political correct BS to take over we have to put up with Janet Napolitano's please touch me in places non Homosexuals would never touch me in policies.
    Israel's level of security isn't feasible for the U.S. in the big picture, although some of it would make sense. El Al's security protocols add about $77 to the cost of a ticket for its 1.3 million/year plane trips. U.S. security procedures add $7.80 to the cost of a ticket for its 735 million/year plane trips.

    What would it cost for the U.S. to get Israel-level airport security? | FP Passport

    One tier of their security protocol is to pressurize all luggage 'to altitude' to guard against bombs that are designed to explode at altitude. I like that a lot. Their baggage screening:

    •Swabs are taken of carry-on luggage and examined using hi-tech bomb sniffers
    •Hi-tech liquid explosive detecting devices on passengers’ personal belongings both check in and carry-on
    •Checked luggage is stored in a secure room that's constantly guarded by El Al personnel
    •All baggage and cargo also go through a decompression chamber on the ground (simulates pressure in the cargo compartment during flight to test for bombs set to go off at high altitudes)
    http://aviationknowledge.wikidot.com...secure-airline
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    Re: Obama stands by controversial air security screening methods

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    To play devil's advocate, if the TSA were to end the pat-downs tomorrow what would stand in the way of a repeat of the Christmas Bomber?
    You mean the type of attack that has failed twice because the chemicals mixed to make the explosive are too sensitive to mix properly in coach class on an airliner?

    Nothing. Of course, that's about what stands in the way now. The scanners wouldn't pick up that crotch pouch.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Obama stands by controversial air security screening methods

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Ok Obama. You lost me here. You're actually suggesting that I'm gonna be safer travelling as long as some security dude can touch my balls.

    **** that.

    You're telling me that there's not one TSA agent that's gonna get a ****ing stiffy from feeling up me, or my mom or anybody else for that matter, it's ****ing rediculous and indefensible.

    Since when did it become Ok to say

    "you've bought a plane ticket, now bend over, and we're gonna get to do with you what we want".

    No son of a bitch is touching my junk.

    All your howling during the campaign about how bad it was under Bush in terms of personal privacy and you're defending this rubbish.
    if he put an end to the screenings, and someone got through and blew up a plane, then he would hear how he didnt do enough to prevent it...a lose lose situation

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