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“I am writing with some words of caution. I used to say that “if
you’re not on Facebook, it’s possible you don’t actually exist.” I think
it’s time to update that, courtesy of Slashdot: Facebook
abstainers will be labeled suspicious.”
Let me be clear, from the very start, I thought the idea of Facebook was a “Very Bad Idea”, and I do not have one. Of course, I keep gettingtold that I should put this blog to a Facebook link, but I am still resisting.
…… OK, Patdown…………….
Sen. Rand Paul told his communications director this morning he was being detained by TSA at the Nashville airport.
The Twitter account associated with Paul staffer Moira Bagley, @moirabagley, tweeted around 10 a.m., ET, “Just got a call from @senrandpaul. He’s currently being detained by TSA in Nashville.”
A TSA spokesman disputed that Paul was ever “detained.” But he was not granted access to the secure area of the airport when he tried to board a flight Monday morning.
The standoff was short-lived. By late morning, according to TSA, Paul had been booked on another flight and made it through the screening process.
Note: The Senator has since said that the TSA Agent “warned” him that if he attempted to “use his cellphone” they would give him the aforementioned patdown!
“This time the defendant, Sam Wolanyk says he was asked to pass through the 3-D x-ray machine. When Wolanyk refused, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel told him he would have to be patted down before he could pass through and board his airplane.”
“Wolanyk said he knew what was coming and took off his pants and shirt, leaving him in Calvin Klein bike undergarments.”
I think we should get dressed for our flights AFTER we have had our government sanctioned groping by TSA…. imagine the time saved!
Strip searching children:
Is there anyone else in America outraged by this?
From the video:
Lets get the facts straight first. Before the video started the boy went through a metal detector and didn’t set it off but was selected for a pat down. The boy was shy so the TSA couldn’t complete the full pat on the young boy. The father tried several times to just hold the boys arms out for the TSA agent but i guess it didn’t end up being enough for the guy. I was about 30 ft away so i couldn’t hear their conversation if there was any. The enraged father pulled his son shirt off and gave it to the TSA agent to search, thats when this video begins.
Just last week TSA administrator John Pistole told a Senate committee that the Transportation Security Administration that children under 12 would not be subject to enhanced pat downs.
Pistole announced there would be some method of screening in place that allows air crews to move quickly through checkpoints. Children under age 12 are not subject to enhanced pat downs.
But he didn’t say anything about strip searching children.
Update: The father of this young boy has come out to say that the TSA officer was trying to do a pat down on his son, and his son was not finding it easy to maintain his arms for the search. The father, in annoyance at the TSA inspection, took the boy’s shirt off to show the TSA officer that the boy had nothing on him. Regardless of how or why the boy’s shirt was removed, the BOY SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SUBJECT TO THE PAT DOWN INSPECTION AT ALL!!!
** Awful… 3 Year-Old Girl Accosted By TSA Airport Screeners (Video)
** Oceanside Man Ejected from Airport: “You Touch My Junk & I’m Going to Have You Arrested”
** TSA: Anyone Who Denies Groin Check Could Be “Subject to Civil Penalties”
** TSA OPENS INVESTIGATION – Groin Check Resister May Face $10,000 Fine (Video)
** TSA Agents Now Sticking Hands Down Your Pants
** Former Top TSA Official: “Nobody Likes Having Their 4th Amendment Rights Violated… We’re Going to Have to Do It” (Video)
** UNBELIEVABLE!… Senator Claire McCaskill Defends TSA Groping as “Love Pats”
** CNN Employee On TSA ‘Love Pats’: “I Felt Helpless, Violated and Humiliated”
** US Pilot on Intrusive TSA Procedures: “They Want to See My Penis” (Video)
** Ohio Woman With Baby Describes Sexual Assault By TSA Agent (Video)
** TSA AGENT ARRESTED ON SEXUAL ASSAULT & RAPE CHARGES (Video)
** Woman With 2 Artificial Knees Describes Sexual Assault By TSA: “I Was Shaking & Crying… I Likened it to Being Raped” (Video)
** Rough TSA Skirt Check Leaves Passenger in Tears
** TSA Forces 12 Year-Old Girl Traveling Without Parents Through Naked Scanner
** Passengers Face $11,000 Fine For Refusing TSA Gropings
** Retired Teacher & Cancer Survivor Left Covered in Urine After TSA Patdown