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  1. Glenn E. says:

    Oh I love the creative signage. You know you have to wonder what sort of people sign up for this work? And if they really screened for perverts, like groping strangers. Would the TSA be left with anyone to do the job? I mean these people aren’t doctors, giving you a prostate exam. Nor are the prison guards or police, searching violent suspects or prisoners for drugs or weapons. In the name of Airline profits, NOT safety, we’ve accepted the excuse to be body searched by strangers, just for using commercial transportation. That’s a bit more expensive than bus and train.

    They’re not searching for weapons to protect the other passengers. They doing this to protect the Airline Industry’s bottom line. Because without all this security theater, the public will loss faith in air travel safety. And use other means or stay home. But hearing about thousands of people getting groped at airports, just to visit Disneyland. Causes me to believe the terrorists have already won. They’ve caused us to destroyed another part of our personal freedoms. Or at least, allowed big business to do it to us. Does the 4th Amendment of the US Bill of Rights, end at the front door of every major airport?

  2. chris says:

    #32 I would suspect that the average TSA screener is just trying to earn a wage to support a decent life.

    The system is foolish and often ridiculous, but I wouldn’t blame the cogs in that system. For every jack-booted-thug you encounter there are 100 ordinary folks.

    Now, as you move toward jobs that are allowed to exercise force I think the proportion of weirdos increases rapidly.

  3. Ben says:

    @32
    The airlines are losing money hand over fist and I suspect a big part of that is all of the BS that the TSA puts customers through. If the TSA were done away with an a free (as free as the gov lets them get in this country) market were allowed to operate I am sure the airlines would have no problem groping passengers that wanted that sort of “safety” on their flights. Or for people like me that don’t want to have to put our guns into checked baggage and walk right onto the plane; there would be flights with less “security”.