When Flying last weekend I’d see the people in the blue uniforms wandering around the airport and staffing the 4th Amendment violation stations, and I wondered “I wonder what the people of Germany thought when they saw their first Nazi Uniform in the 20s?”
Now I’m not saying the TSA are willing to commit genocide….unless the President authorized them to, then it would be on!
So here’s this feel good story from the goons in blue.
A leukemia patient making what she calls an “end-of-life” trip to Hawaii says she was embarrassed by security agents at the Seattle airport who refused her request for a private pat-down and made her lift her shirt and pull back her bandages.
Michelle Dunaj also says an agent at Sea-Tac Airport opened a saline bag, contaminating fluid she needs to survive.
TSA spokeswoman Ann Davis tells KOMO-TV it’s against policy to deny a private screening for passengers who request it. The agency is investigating.
I’ve actually had to talk TSA goons OUT of putting me in a private room to touch my penis. Hell in my last Perv-Scan refusal the guy tried to talk me into how “safe” the millimeter wave scanners are, I told the guy that the scanner was for HIS convenience, not mine.
Also they ask if I have any medical issues or fresh injuries before they touch you. I almost pointed out that the day before I had cracked my pinkie nail on Ambulance Driver’s trap thrower, and it hurt really bad. But pulling back bandages, and opening a STERILE bag of saline for a LEUKEMIA patient? (ie somebody who likely has a compromised immune system!)
These beasts are monsters….and they’re INCOMPETENT monsters!
An internal report shows screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport are properly executing standard pat-downs of passengers only 16.7 percent of the time….But it also found that in numerous categories, including removing prohibited items found during physical searches and exhibiting good listening skills, screeners performed their duties properly 100 percent of the time.
Of course that 100% is suspect, given that I know people who have forgotten knives they’ve forgotten in their bags, and we’ve read about people getting guns through security. Still, even this flawed study shows that when the TSA violates our 4th Amendment, they do it with rank incompetence.
A multibillion-dollar information-sharing program created in the aftermath of 9/11 has improperly collected information about innocent Americans and produced little valuable intelligence on terrorism, a Senate report concludes. It portrays an effort that ballooned far beyond anyone’s ability to control.
What began as an attempt to put local, state and federal officials in the same room analyzing the same intelligence has instead cost huge amounts of money for data-mining software, flat screen televisions and, in Arizona, two fully equipped Chevrolet Tahoes that are used for commuting, investigators found….Because of a convoluted grants process set up by Congress, Homeland Security officials don’t know how much they have spent in their decade-long effort to set up so-called fusion centers in every state. Government estimates range from less than $300 million to $1.4 billion in federal money, plus much more invested by state and local governments. Federal funding is pegged at about 20 percent to 30 percent.
Despite that, Congress is unlikely to pull the plug. That’s because, whether or not it stops terrorists, the program means politically important money for state and local governments….When fusion centers did address terrorism, they sometimes did so in ways that infringed on civil liberties. The centers have made headlines for circulating information about Ron Paul supporters, the ACLU, activists on both sides of the abortion debate, war protesters and advocates of gun rights.
Bloated, incompetent, and expensive! Disband the TSA YESTERDAY!