Friday, November 12, 2010

Pilots, Passengers, Parents Rail at New Perverted Pat Downs: Stepped-up Security Airport Screening Provokes Outcry to TSA

"My First Cavity Search: Helping your child understand why he may be a threat to national security."

Airborne Rebellion: Group urges ‘national opt-out day’ for airport body scanners

Pilots, flight attendants lead public opposition to intrusive new measures

TSA employee reportedly admitted pat-down involving touching of genitals meant to intimidate people into using body scanners

As public anger grows over the TSA's body scanners and intrusive new airport pat-down procedure, a Web site is urging travelers to "opt out" from the body scanners and instead choose to have a pat-down in public view, so that everyone can "see for themselves how the government treats law-abiding citizens."
OptOutDay.com declares November 24 to be the day when air travelers should refuse to submit to a full body scan and choose the enhanced pat-down -- an option many travelers have described as little short of a molestation.


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OptOutDay.com declares:
It's the day ordinary citizens stand up for their rights, stand up for liberty, and protest the federal government's desire to virtually strip us naked or submit to an "enhanced pat down" that touches people's breasts and genitals. You should never have to explain to your children, "Remember that no stranger can touch or see your private area, unless it's a government employee, then it's OK."
The goal of National Opt Out Day is to send a message to our lawmakers that we demand change. No naked body scanners, no government-approved groping. We have a right to privacy and buying a plane ticket should not mean that we're guilty until proven innocent.
According to SmarterTravel.com, the Web site is the brainchild of Brian Sodegren, who describes himself as "an ordinary citizen who is concerned about what is happening" and who "wanted to provide an educational platform and outlet to highlight what is going on."




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Sodegren is by no means the only air traveler to be upset at the TSA's new procedures. But his recommendation that travelers instead choose the pat-down may be too much for the faint of heart, given the allegations of sexual impropriety being leveled at some TSA agents who carry out the procedure.
Numerous first-person accounts have emerged of parents outraged at their children being "groped" by TSA employees, or individuals attempting to avoid irradiation instead being traumatized by a TSA pat-down.
In one incident now becoming famous online, a woman at Miami International Airport had her ticket torn up and was confronted by 12 Miami police officers after questioning the new procedure.
The Atlantic's Jeffery Goldberg reported in late October that a TSA agent admitted to him that the point of the intrusive searches was to acclimate people to being body-scanned at airports.
I asked him if he was looking forward to conducting the full-on pat-downs. "Nobody's going to do it," he said, "once they find out that we're going to do."
In other words, people, when faced with a choice, will inevitably choose the Dick-Measuring Device over molestation? "That's what we're hoping for. We're trying to get everyone into the machine." He called over a colleague. "Tell him what you call the back-scatter," he said. "The Dick-Measuring Device," I said. "That's the truth," the other officer responded.
UNIONS LEAD OPPOSITION
Pilots and flight attendants are not exempt from the new screening procedures, and unions representing them have begun urging their members to resist. The head of the American Airlines pilots' union stated last week:
There is absolutely no denying that the enhanced pat-down is a demeaning experience. In my view, it is unacceptable to submit to one in public while wearing the uniform of a professional airline pilot. I recommend that all pilots insist that such screening is performed in an out-of-view area to protect their privacy and dignity.
The pilots' union at US Airways has also come out against the new policy. US Airlines Pilots Association President Mike Cleary said in a statement:
Let's be perfectly clear: the TSA procedures we have outlined above are blatantly unacceptable as a long-term solution. Although an immediate solution cannot be guaranteed, I can promise you that your union will not rest until all U.S. airline pilots have a way to reach their workplace ... the aircraft ... without submitting ourselves to the will of a TSO behind closed doors.
This situation has already produced a sexual molestation in alarmingly short order. Left unchecked, there's simply no way to predict how far the TSA will overreach in searching and frisking pilots who are, ironically, mere minutes from being in the flight deck.
As we all know, it makes no difference what a pilot has on his or her person or in their luggage, because they have control of the aircraft throughout the entire flight. The eyewash being dribbled by the TSA in this instance is embarrassingly devoid of common sense, and we will not stand for it.
A flight attendants' union in Tempe, Arizona, representing mostly US Airways staffers, says its membership is "concerned" about the screenings. ABC 15 in Arizona reports:
A flight attendant who contacted ABC15, and asked not to be named because they are not authorized to be speak about the issue without union approval, says there have been more complaints from flight attendants filed Wednesday morning.
"They've already contacted the ACLU," said Volpe when referring to some members of the union. "We don't know if somebody may have had an experience with a sexual assault and its (pat-down) going to drudge up some bad memories."
The American Civil Liberties Union has opened a web page where members of the public can file "report abuse."
"The ACLU is collecting individuals' stories in order to determine the scope of this problem and evaluate future action," the page states.
Source: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/group-urges-opt-out-body-scanners/


Stewardesses Send Message to TSA

This is excellent news. Stewardesses say to TSA: Keep your hands off my private parts. Pilots are saying the same, and so are many passengers. The State has, I think and hope, finally gone too far with its genital gropes and nuclear naked-photos. Even the MSM are starting to cover this police-state scandal, though not truthfully. Airports are today microcosms of what the State wants all of society to be. That is, they see taxpayers as cattle, and expect us to shut up and obey their thugs in blue costume. Well, maybe there’s a stampede coming.



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http://www.abc15.com/dpp/lifestyle/travel/flight-attendants-union-upset-over-new-pat-down-procedures


PHOENIX - A flight attendants union with 2,000 members is upset over what it calls "invasive pat-downs" recently implemented by the TSA.

"We're getting calls daily about peoples' experiences, our members are concerned," said Deborah Volpe, Vice President of the Association of Flight Attendants Local 66.


Volpe confirmed that the union is offering advice to its flight attendants, who mostly work for Tempe-based USAirways, involving the security moves.

According to a union email obtained by ABC15, it tells flight attendants if they opt out of using the body scanner through security and are required to undergo a pat-down to ask the pat-down be conducted in a private area with a witness.

"We don't want them in uniform going through this enhanced screening where their private areas are being touched in public," said Volpe. "They actually make contact with the genital area."

Some passengers have told ABC15 they've already encountered flight delays due to crew members having problems with TSA employees.

"It (delay) was over three hours when they finally found a crew member to take her place," said Les Johnson who says his Charlotte bound flight was delayed. "She (flight attendant) felt that she was groped and supposedly filed a claim."

According to Volpe, complaints from flight attendants are expected to continue to increase and said some flight attendants are planning to file lawsuits.

A flight attendant who contacted ABC15, and asked not to be named because they are not authorized to be speak about the issue without union approval, says there have been more complaints from flight attendants filed Wednesday morning.

"They've already contacted the ACLU," said Volpe when referring to some members of the union. "We don't know if somebody may have had an experience with a sexual assault and its (pat-down) going to drudge up some bad memories."

Volpe made it clear the union is not against security.

"Security is the most important aspect, our offices were used as murder weapons," said Volpe. "Keep in mind we undergo extensive background checks and we fly quite often."

Volpe said she has been a flight attendant for nearly 25 years and she and other union leaders are pushing for a "crew pass" system that would allow flight attendants and pilots to essentially by-pass security.

"We don't want to delay anyone, we just feel this pat-down is a little much."

Source: http://grendelreport.posterous.com/stewardesses-send-message-to-tsa

Pilots, passengers, parents rail at new pat downs
Stepped-up security airport screening provokes outcry to TSA


MSNBC
WASHINGTON — Stepped-up security screening at airports in the wake of foiled terrorism plots has provoked an outcry from airline pilots and travelers, including parents of children who say they are too intrusive.


With the busiest holiday travel season nearing, fliers face long security lines and new rigorous pat down checks begun in recent weeks aimed at discovering hidden explosives. As a result, some travelers are questioning whether to fly at all.

The Transportation Security Administration has ramped up airport security after two plots by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. A Nigerian man hid a bomb in his underwear last Christmas and the group tried to send package bombs via U.S. cargo carriers but none of the explosives detonated.


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To thwart such attacks, TSA is deploying body scanning machines to U.S. airports but travelers and pilots have complained about potential health risks and that they are too intrusive. The alternative is a physical patdown by a TSA officer.

"Pilots are not the terrorist threat," said John Prater, president of the Air Line Pilots Association and a veteran pilot for United Continental. "Seeing scarce security resources being used on pilots makes absolutely no sense."

Some pilots, male and female, have complained the pat downs make them feel uncomfortable. The group urged any pilot who feels unfit for duty afterward to "call in sick and remove themselves from the trip."

That has prompted urgent talks between the pilots' group and TSA Administrator John Pistole. The two sides hope to resolve the matter in a few weeks, Prater said.

Executives from the travel industry, including online travel sites, theme parks and hotels, were set to meet Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Pistole on Friday to discuss their concerns that security is crimping travel.

"We have received hundreds of e-mails and phone calls from travelers vowing to stop flying," said Geoff Freeman, an executive vice president of the U.S. Travel Association, which set up the meeting with the Obama administration officials.

"You can't talk on the one hand about creating jobs in this country and getting this economy back on track and on the other hand discourage millions of Americans from flying, which is the gateway to commerce," he said.

Privacy groups have challenged the new body scanners in court, saying they are a violation of privacy and illegal. Lawmakers plan to hold hearings on aviation security next week when they return to Washington.

Some travelers are also livid about how children are being screened. During a trip last Sunday by a father and son through Orlando airport in Florida, the 8-year-old boy was selected for extra screening by TSA after going through the metal detector.

The father said the officer described the procedure before conducting it. Then he patted down the boy in the open security area, using the backside of his hands to check his genital area, he said.

"I didn't think it was going to be as horrible as he was describing," said the boy's father, Bill, who works as a lobbyist in Washington and did not want his full name used.

"We spend my child's whole life telling him that only mom, dad and a doctor can touch you in your private area, and now we have to add TSA agent and that's just wrong," he told Reuters. "At some point the terrorists have won."

TSA defends the body scanners as safe and says the devices and friskings are key tools to help detect hidden explosives.

"While for security reasons we can't get into the specifics about our security procedures, our officers are trained to work with parents to ensure a respectful process for families and we are reviewing our policies for children," the agency said.

Source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40136368/ns/travel-news/?GT1=43001

TSA porno-scanners: what they’re really looking for
“Male, anomaly, right thigh.”

“Female, anomaly, right arm”

“Male, clear.”

It’s just after 6 AM. I’m sitting at a gate at Boston’s Logan airport. I had noticed a long line at the checkpoint, and saw that it was because they were using the porno scanners. As a frequent traveler who lives in the Boston area, I know Logan. I went to another checkpoint where I walked through the magnetometer without incident, then made my circuitous way back to my flight’s gate.

I hadn’t realized when I took my seat at the gate that the black cloth surrounding the area next to me held the TSA voyeur ogling the images from the porno scanner.

“Male, anomaly, lower back.”

“Female, anomaly, groin.”

“Male, clear.”

This went on for several minutes, at a rate of about 4 per minute. The porno scanners are much slower than magnetometers. They aren’t any better at detecting explosives or bomb-making parts, as several critics have demonstrated. So why is the TSA so determined to force these extremely expensive, dangerous, humiliating x-ray machines upon us? It can’t be because of the fool who scorched his privates last Christmas; these machines have been in development for many years.

Economists will explain that the TSA is a monopoly, and monopolies always raise the price and lower the quality of goods and services. Raising the price means slower scans and longer lines. But it also means that the TSA will have a perfect excuse to demand larger budgets and more workers to deal with the intolerable lines they create once the porno scanners are in widespread use. It’s a perfectly understandable, rational decision for a tax-feeding bureaucracy immune to competition.

Besides, certain perverts think it is fun to look at naked people.

“Male, anomaly, groin.”

I hear a door open, and soon there is another voice in the room. They talk quietly and I can’t hear what they are saying.

“Female, anomaly, right breast.”

“Female, clear.”

“Male, clear.”

“Male, anomaly, right torso.”

“Female, anomaly, abdomen.”

The two suddenly erupt in laughter. I don’t know the joke, but it is all too easy to imagine what they find amusing.

The litany goes on, and I’m left to contemplate the dying Republic and the loss of any pretense of freedom, dignity, or basic decency. The contempt of the government for its victims is obvious. There is no reason to think that strip searches will stay confined to airports.

The operating procedure for the porno scanners make it clear that control, not security, is the overriding concern. If a TSA agent decides to send you through the magnetometer, usually but not always because the porno scanner is occupied, you can walk through with no further action required. But if you choose the magnetometer, or “opt out” in TSA parlance, you are punished by shouting and being made the center of attention, then subjected to a humiliating public groping.

The procedure is designed to punish those who do not meekly submit to any and every whim of people wearing government-issued costumes. It has nothing to do with security.

Listening, I realize that the TSA voyeurs are not looking for potential threats to aircraft safety. They search for “anomalies.” They are looking for anyone and anything that is different. Colostomy bags, breast prostheses, catheters, money belts, covered piercings, deformities of all kinds, the list of intimate things that many of us conceal beneath clothing is very long, while the list of things truly dangerous to aircraft is short.

The drill is to first identify the sex of the victim by looking at their naked image. This takes some careful scrutiny when the victim is a young child. But the porno scanners are up to the task, the image is so clear the voyeurs can tell if males are circumcised.

When you submit to a porno scan, you can be quite certain that your sex organs are the first thing the voyeur examines. Then the rest of your body is scrutinized for as long as the jaded voyeur finds it pleasurable. Those with unusual or particularly attractive physiques will be given especially careful scrutiny, with the most interesting images captured on cell phones or other devices, including the scanner itself. You will be free to go only if the pervert in the dark room fails to find anything at all different about your body.

Source: http://www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/ClaireWolfe/2010/11/05/tsa-porno-scanners-what-theyre-really-looking-for/

3 comments:

  1. A former IRA operative said "We only have to be lucky once. You have to be lucky everyday."

    That pretty much says it. For each of these measures, dedicated soldiers, and righteous indignation will find new and different ways to force us to live in terror, either from them or our protectors.

    OR

    We can cut Israel loose - free the internees at the concentration camp named Gaza, and rein in the oil companies ravaging the Middle East.

    If we war on a fifth of humanity, on behalf of Jews and oil... they will resist, and they will find ways to punish us.

    American Jews and Big Oil are controlling the conversation - and we are captive to their appetites for Middle Eastern lands and oil.

    We need to address root causes - because if I lived in any of the places we bomb - I would be looking for revenge as well.

    the average american can either look to the real villains - or suffer police state terror for the rest of their natural lives - or until the real victims get lucky.

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