TSA sinks to new low: Inspects adult diaper of 95 year-old cancer patient

(excerpt from) The Daily News TSA checks grandma’s ‘Depends’ Last Updated: 7:10 AM, June 27, 2011 Transportation Safety Administration screeners in Florida forced a 95-year-old cancer patient in a wheelchair to remove her adult diaper so it could be inspected, it was reported yesterday… Kimberly writes: Homeland security, the TSA, and citizens who believe that […]

Airport security outrage: Former Miss USA Says TSA Agent ‘Touched My Vagina’

Susie Castillo’s website is: here. (excerpt from) Chicago Tribune Former Miss USA Says TSA Agent ‘Touched My Vagina’

Video: Our government frisks innocent, 6-year-old girl

KW: If you watch this video — which it is hard to do — you will see how the techniques the TSA uses to convince the child to succombe to this search, and feel assured, could be modeled by any child molester. This is very bad for our children, and our country. (In some places […]

Excellent update on TSA protests and National Opt Out Day (and what happens next…)

From the website Optoutday.com: THANK YOU for making National Opt Out Day a success! Despite claims to the contrary, National Opt-Out Day was a rousing success.  The entire point of the campaign was to raise awareness of the issues of privacy and aviation safety at TSA checkpoints, with the ultimate goal of influencing policy – […]

National Opt-Out Day/Protest the TSA update

Check out the latest updates at wewontfly.com. The news media says that the TSA protests did not work, because airport lines are quiet. Well, part of the message from several of the boycott groups was “don’t fly”. So, the quietness may mean something, too. And, it will be interesting to see more stats about the […]

Yesterday’s Speedo Is Today’s Introduction…

It’s still a little early to see whether National Opt Out Day will affect the TSA screenings, or give a message to the Obama Adminstration and Homeland Security about Americans’ right to travel in dignity. Though, there is an interesting story about a meeting on Capitol Hill on Monday, which makes me think the politicians […]

Nader: TSA is delivering naked insecurity

As published in USA TODAY, November 18, 2010, and sent to Nader’s e-mail announcement list: TSA is delivering naked insecurity by Ralph Nader To airline passengers: Get ready for naked insecurity. To the Department of Homeland Security: If you thought this week was bad, brace yourself for a tsunami of protests in the days ahead. […]

TSA security guard pats down crying 3-year-old girl

New incident: Video of a young boy, shirt off, being patted down by TSA. Video: here. Another incident: Young child whose pacifier set alarm off, taken out of mom’s view for screening. Story: here. _________________________________ Story about three-year old I don’t know who is worse, this young girl, or her parents for getting sucked into […]

Will new, oppressive, airport security measures keep us safer?

The Wall Street Journal has an excellent article on new TSA measures such as full body scanners (naked scanners) and aggressive pat-downs. The full article is: here. And, below is their excellent explanation of the foolishness of these new measures as a security strategy: It’s the same kind of trade-off TSA implicitly provided when it […]

Updates on the full body scanner issue: Michael Chertoff; Follow the money; pilots revolt

Update: On Wednesday, November 24, 2010, the day before Thanksgiving, there will be an Opt-Out day, for people to either not fly, or to opt-out of the full body scanners. More information and ideas at www.wewontfly.com ___________ Glad to see the outrage on both left and right about the TSA’s full body scanners, and the […]

How do full body scanners make women feel?

Kimberly writes: Below is an excellent video to express how women feel when faced with the choice of full body scanners or having to have an aggressive pat down by TSA personnel at airports. I will not fly due to this horrible violation of human rights. Though, I know that my decision lets the human […]

We need a passenger/tourist revolt against full body scanners

Update: Several groups are calling for an Opt-Out day on the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 24, 2010. More information is at wewontfly.com ____________________ Kimberly writes: I am serious. I would never, ever expose myself to radiation in order to go on some vacation, or even a trip to see a relative. And, as a […]

Time to make big changes with air travel

It is amazing, the narrow box which elected officials, security officials, and the media use to evaluate what should be the response to a terrorist nearly blowing up another airplane. It is mystifying that when such a big, dangerous, longstanding problem exists, they all still return to the most simple problem solving model: “There are […]

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