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  1. Anonymous says:

    @anon #43
    > almost no one will really wear one of these things…very few people have the stones or, as important, the desire to fuck themselves over.

    What do you mean? The TSA said the gropings aren’t punishment, so how would they possibly be fucking themselves over? Remember, the TSA is “only” doing this to make you (appear) safer, not to screw with people that don’t want to be scanned.

    >backups in the security area make as good a target, if not better, as an airplane. By creating blockages, you are making it that much better for a potential attack

    Who cares? There are about a thousand unsecured soft targets that are way better than trying to blow up a plane. We are really safe from the previous war/attack though. Maybe france should build another maginot line too?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I think the solution is refuse to fly commercial. I assure you big drops in $$ will make the airlines take notice – and the only thing. I will NOT submit to sexual assault from them – period. Anyone who has had to submit to this needs to file suit. Especially CHILDREN. Try class action lawsuits and sue them for mental suffering and humiliation and sexual… everything. Make this the most miserable decision for them they’ve ever made. Don’t be lazy – you are needed. It’s not just for you. The power is within your hands to do this you flyers.

    I’m going to be calling every airline and telling them, while not a frenquent flier, I’m about to become a never-with-them-flier.

  3. professor says:

    I wonder what would happen if you tried the moaning-loudly approach during the pat-down “Oh yes,Oh God! Oh God! Yes! Yes!” and followed by a loud and profuse “Thank-you, thank-you, thank you…..you are SOOOO good!”

  4. Anonymous says:

    “Then again, I’m not really much of one for activism, protests and the like. I’ll leave the rabble-rousing to people with a higher degree of righteous indignation than I’m capable of summoning”

    Mkultra, then you deserve to be microwaved and fondled.

    Do they have T-shits in kids sizes as well? One slogan could be, “It was more fun with Michael Jackson”.

  5. Manny says:

    If I were travelling on my own business and had plenty of time, I think I’d put some kind of cut-out writing under my clothes

    “GETTING OFF?”, “LOVE USA, FUCK TSA”, …

  6. Beaver says:

    I was arrested at LAX for leaving a weapon in my carry on bag. Felony. I have no problem flying. I doubt a shirt would ever cause problems.

  7. Anonymous says:

    The TSA will continue to terrorize Americans because nobody in Congress or in Obama’s administration has the balls to tell them they have gone too far.

    Personally, I think the TSA in its present form should be disbanded entirely. It’s the illusion of security and is nothing more than harassment.

  8. Anonymous says:

    So, what are they doing with kids? I’ve got a (very expensive) trip that was paid for before this went into effect.

    * I don’t want them to take nekkid pictures of my kids, and expose them to radiation of a dubious, medically unnecessary nature.
    * I don’t want them to grope my kids.

    I’m Seriously Not Interested in them terrorizing my kids. The last time they patted down one of my kids, he was about a year old, and he was bawling because of it, and that was pre-enhancement. There wasn’t any serious groping involved.

  9. watchout5 says:

    I think a better protest is owning what they’re trying to do, instead of making you feel embarrassed (though I know too many people are scared and would rather take what appears to be the “easy” way out). If making some grunt worker put their fingers all over my nut sac makes anyone feel safer I may as well pop a Viagra so that when I get to that point I stick out like a sore thumb. Imagine the guy touching me, don’t you think he’ll file some kind of sexual harassment suit with his work? It’s not my fault I had a boner, it’s the TSA’s problem for thinking a closer inspection of my boner makes anyone safer ever, and they’re actively making my boner their problem. So instead of being squeamish, I’d rather be pulled out for intense screening and have them grab my nuts in full view of the public. Want to know where all that tax money we never see spent on reasonable things went? Take a look at my sac and read between the lines. I’d still like to have kids one day, so the less radiation I’m exposed to the better, LAY IT ON ME BROTHA. It’s just skin, whatever these dirty men do to me isn’t anywhere near as bad as death.

  10. AirPillo says:

    Well, they tipped their hand and allowed it to be obvious that the new pat-down policy was social engineering to punish people for refusing the scanners.

    Now that it’s so blatantly obvious that the intent is humiliation to force compliance, people are actually wising up and trying to put these thugs in their place.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Then there’s the hospital gown (open in the front) or the “Tarzan” loincloth options.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Hilarious shirts. I read more about the HR impact for employees of this TSA groping policy here
    http://www.raisingstinker.com/197/the-tsa-will-not-grope-my-child/
    The TSA needs to listen to the public discontent about this policy.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been thinking of screen printing hospital gowns with the TSA logo and name to wear through security.

  14. CapnSoggy says:

    No one has convinced me that I should care if anyone has a picture of me, or anyone else, pseudo-naked.
    If you’re that self-conscious about your body image, perhaps you should consider therapy.
    There seems to be plenty of issues that deserve outrage and protest, this scanner technology is not one of them.

    • Anonymous says:

      Anyone who isn’t outraged the government can force bodily exposure without any good cause – that no one else could legally get away with… is an idiot or so left there is no hope for them.

      Where are you ‘it’s my body’ women now? Stand up for yourselves for crying out loud!

      Security in your person doesn’t mean anything anymore apparently.

    • Anonymous says:

      Your position- that Americans should happily embrace their government taking-and-storing naked pictures of them and their children- is utterly amazing.

      What is the benefit of this degrading exchange? Don’t tell me it’s “enhanced security” during airtravel. They are doing the same damn thing to the PILOTS OF THE AIRPLANES- the very people who could, at any time, decide to crash the plane into a building. So that argument is disingenuous at best- idiotic at worst.

      The bodyscanners are just another giant boondoggle- a gift from War State Lackey Politicians to their friends in War Industry Profiteering… If you don’t believe me, then why not go to youtube and watch Michael Chertoff, the former head of the Department of Homeland Security, showing up on every damn news channel possible- trumpeting the wonders of these new machines (while NOT admitting that he is on the payroll of the company that makes and installs the machines!) Do you get it now?

      The “War On Terror to Protect Us From The Freedom-Hating Enemy” is a big crock of crap. We’ve had more freedoms taken away from us by our own government than our theoretical enemies could ever take away by concocting low-budget schemes from caves in Afghanistan…

      The solution to the 9/11 hijackings was to fortify cockpits in all planes. It would’ve cost under $20M to make all cockpits in commercial jets impenetrable.

      Instead of that, we built up yet another massive government bureaucracy, “The Department of Homeland Security”. We spent billions on machines to detect bomb-making residue in 2002-2003- making some OTHER War State cronies super wealthy… And then a few years later, we forgot about those and are now spending billions on naked-body scanners sold to us by the former head of the Department of Homeland Security. These scanners will actually result in increased incidents of cancer, to say nothing of the further degradation of an American population who has already suffered a great deal under the incompetence and corruption of the political class over the last decade…

      In the end, the biggest terrorist risk to airplanes are ground-based stinger missiles being fired near a runway. No drug-sniffing machines, no x-rays, no genital fondling government lackeys are going to change that fact. Our government knows that- but they don’t care. They’re not really trying to protect us in the first place- they’re trying to crush us.

      So- if you don’t care if the government has photos of you and your kids naked… Maybe you should care that it is robbing you blind to enrich corrupt plutocrats who are wiping their arses with the Constitution? And it’s just going to get worse-and-worse until enough of us stand up and tell them to we’re not taking it anymore.

    • Anonymous says:

      this has NOTHING to do with my self consciousness. it has EVERYTHING to do with my personal rights. One could go so far as to say they already consider you GUILTY of something by forcing a search ( x-ray scan or enhanced personal scan ). I am NOT guilty of ANYTHING i have absolutely no criminal record ( nor do i plan on obtaining one ) so what have i done that is soo wrong i need to be accosted?

    • Anonymous says:

      The problem is not just the naked pictures–which are going to be very traumatizing to anyone who has been a victim of sexual assault. The problem is also that the radiation level is 20 times higher than they claim it is. Don’t believe me? Google “Airport scanners Columbia University” and read the PDF.

    • Anonymous says:

      That’s just one more way to belittle people who aren’t like you. Maybe someone who’s just had a mastectomy needs to get comfortable with their new shape, but they shouldn’t be forced to do so on the spot by the airports. Seriously.

    • Anonymous says:

      And what of self-sovereignty? Whether I have a body so fantastic movie stars weep or one so poor that small children run away so crying matters not an iota. Nor does my self-image in relation to such.

      What matters is that I have the right to control not only who I show my body to and how much of my body I reveal, I also have the right to control whether or not another person touches me and where.

      Hell, even if I were a stripper or a nude model, I’d still have that right. Stripping or posing nude would still be choices of mine. I would be granting my consent for those specific contexts and times.

      This is why in every other context, there are laws that cover this sort of thing. Even for convicted criminals, there must be ‘reasonable suspicion’, and for everyone else there must be a warrant… or it’s simply assault.

      • Anonymous says:

        You got that right. I cannot believe the assault people will just roll over and allow. Are they insane?

        It is no different than a single woman so afraid to lose her job to support her kids so some scumbag of a boss let’s her know ‘how’ to keep her job – wink, wink.

        Now the ‘boss’ is the government! Scum. Sumbit to my sexual proposals and you can keep your way of life…

  15. feuilletoniste says:

    I recently had my first let-us-punish-you-for-not-submitting-to-a-body-scan experience. I waited for 10 minutes while the two women I was standing with looked for a THIRD woman to accompany them, and was patted down fairly normally – at least over the back. Despite the fact that I was female, and they were female, they were terribly reluctant to believe that the non-fleshy bits around my chest were in fact part of the underwire of my bra. They poked and prodded and finally took me into a private room, where I took my sweater off (I had a light cotton shirt underneath, fortunately) and they poked and prodded some more. Finally they brought in a supervisor who I was able to convince that I was not exotic enough to be hiding weaponry in my undergarments. I understand the need for security, but when it takes three women to recognise what a bra feels like under a single layer of clothing, I worry about the level of training they actually get for these pat-down procedures…

    • JimEJim says:

      Your post made me think of something I haven’t seen brought up before: Are you legally allowed to refuse being taken into a back room for further processing? I understand they might need to do further groping or make you take off more clothes, but I would imagine it might be worthwhile to make them do all that in full view of the rest of the public at some point.

      Of course, that depends on the comfort level of the participant if they’re less shy about making a bit of a scene, so I wouldn’t recommend it for everyone.

  16. mkultra says:

    Funny t-shirt, but I’m pretty sure I would never actually wear one within 5 miles of an airport.

    It isn’t that I’m a coward, but I have better things to do with my life than being forced to travel overseas by cruise ship for the rest of my life because I annoyed random TSA official #2782 into putting me on the no-fly list.

    Then again, I’m not really much of one for activism, protests and the like. I’ll leave the rabble-rousing to people with a higher degree of righteous indignation than I’m capable of summoning.

  17. sparkler says:

    no one gets groped or scanned before boarding a bus or train. ergo, it’s not terrorism if a train/bus/trolley/subway should be blown up? oh right, because 9/11 only involved planes. so to make a show of force, we only scan air travelers. i think i follow the logic? … no… this is not logic. cannot endorse.

    i lol in the sad way that the manufacturer of the scanners is called Rapiscan. Say it with me: rape-y-scan!! Everybody!

  18. Anonymous says:

    tsa = testicle stroking administration

    great, all the joys of flying and now this…

  19. Skep says:

    Does that shirt come in Arabic or Farsi? I mean, if you really want to make an impression on the TSA at the airport you might as well go all the way =:-0

    • knyghtryda says:

      For anyone who’s planning on doing a little t-shirt testing… please please PLEASE record it somehow (at least the initial bit before you get sent for a patdown). It would make for great entertainment AND find out who at TSA are actually doing their jobs (and ignore the shirt) are who are just there to be asshats. I get the feeling however that the asshat population is quite large… But who knows, maybe you’ll get lucky and have a laugh with one of the employees!

      • james84 says:

        It’s all fun and games until you end up in back room being accused of recording security procedures as part of terrorist reconnaissance.

  20. Skep says:

    Alternate slogan:

    TSA: Travel with a personal touch–very personal.

    Also, I really don’t want to see the TSA Holiday Santa booth where they take backscatter X-Ray pics of your tike on Santa’s lap. Really, no.

  21. Anonymous says:

    I wish Americans would become fed up with this. I was in the Tampa airport a couple of weeks ago and watched as one senior citizen after another was pulled aside for the virtual strip search. The signs at the TSA checkpoint said passengers could request a “private screening” but did not clearly say you could opt out of the scan. Guess the sign should have said you could request a “privates” screening.

  22. davidasposted says:

    Wear a poignant t-shirt. That will show them.

  23. dilinger says:

    I’m still waiting for the t-shirts that recommend others to opt-out (either for 4th amendment reasons, or for health concerns). Encouraging others in line to also cause security back-ups and TSA hassles would be well worth the cost of such a shirt.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Only a Nazi Regime would try to convince us that a stranger from the government needs to take naked pictures of our children to keep us safe.
    http://DontScan.us

  25. james84 says:

    TSA: One way or another we’re going to give you a digital going over

  26. an0nymous says:

    Rapescan?

    • Anonymous says:

      ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. Hell will freeze over before I agree to be molested by the government, the airport, uh, ANYONE.

      Why should the force upon what you could legal shoot and kill them for elsewhere?

  27. Anonymous says:

    “We’re making air travel a touching experience.” Ah, I see what they did there.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Some people have brought up a good point: What do they do about children (for those of you not in the puritanical hellhole of the USA, this means anyone below 18, or 21, depending) going through security? Surely our sexual obsession with children- that’s what our incredible fear of child pornography and juvenile sexuality comes down to- must set up a paradox of issues. Do we sacrifice our security theater in order to pretend that juveniles don’t have nipples and penises?

    Seems like the best way to garner mainstream support for an anti-body-scanning or pat-down mandate would be to claim that the scanner creates CP(captain picard) and that a pat-down of children( again, anyone under 18) is child molestation. The ensuing shit-storm would get more accomplished than any amount of civil disobedience(which no one is doing) or witty t-shirts or sex toy deployments.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Sadly, my first full body scan resulted in an additional pat down which I have never had in normal security.

    I think is was the danger of my bracelet.
    I am really angry about all this but not sure what to do about it.

    Are the X-ray machines made by Halliburton or something? Who makes these decisions?

    • Anonymous says:

      Another is L-3 Communications, formerly known as Titan, a defense contractor. Interestingly enough, this same company is currently trying to establish immunity against lawsuits for allegedly torturing people at Abu Ghraib.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not Haliburton but you’re close. They’re made by Rapiscan Systems, which is a client of the Chertoff Group.

  30. Anonymous says:

    It’s more like a “Let us give you cancer or let us finger-rape you”.

    Imagine, being a TSA goon fondling and probing a nine year old girl right in front of the girl’s parents, and there’s not a damn thing the parents can do to stop it. Hell, they better not even make a peep if they don’t want to get handcuffed.

    Talk about a NAMBLA member’s dreams come true. Top THAT, Vatican!

    • Anonymous says:

      I found myself in one of these absurd situations when I took my 12 year old grandaughter to the airport to return home to her parents on the second day of her first period. The metal buttons on her tight 501 jeans set off the wand, and they needed my permission to pat down her genitals. I refused, and was told I could not leave, and they would have to turn me over to the FBI if I continued to refuse to submit. I said, “So be it.” They ended up retrieving her suitcase from the cargo hold of the plane, and allowing her to change into sweatpants. Whew. We don’t fly anymore.

  31. Anonymous says:

    @sparkler: The way I see it the TSA is simply the proving grounds for future police tactics and protocol. It’s just to help desensitize the populace to this stuff before it starts hitting the streets as non-voluntary police procedure.

    As has been mentioned MANY times before, backups in the security area make as good a target, if not better, as an airplane. By creating blockages, you are making it that much better for a potential attack. Think about that before you think slowing down the checkpoint is a good idea. Sure, it’s almost certain not to happen, but it makes everyone happier to get on their flight sooner and there isn’t a remote chance that you helped someone kill more people through your actions.

    If you want to protest, boycott the airlines until they can’t afford to run flights with the TSA as their security service. Seriously, they’re already up against the ropes, just boycott them and send letters to CEO’s and your representatives explaining why the current security system is inadequate and insulting.

    And to reiterate the obvious for what must be the thousandth time: YOU sign your rights away when you agree to buy a plane ticket. I’m not saying what the govt. mandates as security for air travel is right or sensible. You cannot argue that your (legal) rights are being violated, because you waived them when you agreed to travel. Your natural rights are not protected legally, necessarily.

    Of course, the people being what they are, almost no one will really wear one of these things. We all think it’s fun to be smart-asses and witty, but, frankly, very few people have the stones or, as important, the desire to fuck themselves over.

    • drewand1200 says:

      “If you want to protest, boycott the airlines until they can’t afford to run flights with the TSA as their security service. Seriously, they’re already up against the ropes, just boycott them and send letters to CEO’s and your representatives explaining why the current security system is inadequate and insulting”.

      Hey Idiot,
      The TSA is a GOVERNMENT agency not a privately hired “security agency”.

      Commercial carriers don’t get to choose if they “run flights” with the TSA.

      The conundrum is; if we boycott the airlines, the airlines loose jobs which helps kill the economy further and if we refuse the invasive procedures mandated by idiots in Washington (both parties), then we are either faced with legal action or more importantly, forego our individual freedoms.

      • Dewi Morgan says:

        As I understand it, the TSA is just one of many security options that airport directors can choose. (For Conservatives, it may help to point out that the government-funded TSA is the only Socialist option: all others are Capitalist)

        No airport director wants to be the one that DOESN’T choose the government-funded TSA and is then implicated in a terrorist attack, though. So all airports choose the TSA, and no other security company gets a look-in. Like the old IBM ad-line.

        Plus, of course, the government-funded and equipped TSA is miles cheaper than the other companies because they are massively subsidised.

        If there was a huge commercial reason for airports to pick a different (more expensive, less-well-equipped) security provider, then they would, of course.

        But that’s not gonna happen until something happens that strips the TSA of its government subsidies, and privatises it.

      • AirPillo says:

        Meh, choosing not to fly doesn’t do a lick of harm to the national economy. If you’re not spending it on plane tickets you’re spending it elsewhere.

        It is true that all of this bullshit may well be the straw that broke the camel’s back for some airlines, though, given that the industry was facing hard times even before 2001.

        I’ll echo your point that airlines can’t do a damn thing about this. Authoritarian thugs are putting a lot of people off of flying entirely, and that’s a massive opportunity cost to the airlines. It’s been 9 years of this nonsense and 9 years of damaging the airline business. If the airline lobby could change this, it would have already.

        • Markle says:

          Meh, choosing not to fly doesn’t do a lick of harm to the national economy. If you’re not spending it on plane tickets you’re spending it elsewhere.

          Well, that’s a really weak argument. Tourism does more than spread the wealth, it allows the population to communicate on a grassroots level. Staycationing fosters insularity. Insularity breeds division.

          And it’s not just domestic tourism and business travel, of course. I literally(and I know what that means and implies), know several dozen people overseas that have, over the last 8 years or so, restricted their travel to the US based on the perception of the indignities they would have to put up with visiting here. Europeans, Oceanians, and ex-pat Americans, alike.

          Second paragraph: Airlines have always had a hard time. Before deregulation allowed airlines to drop unprofitable routes, air travel was expensive. That meant a smaller customer base. After, it’s been cut-throat competition for market-share leading the industry to shave margins.

          There isn’t much of an airline lobby. They can’t afford it. Their margins are razor thin. Politicians in DC that don’t have government-paid air travel do depend upon the airlines to get them back ‘home’ to campaign for their jobs, so I guess they do recognize some self-interest in perpetuating the industry.

          • AirPillo says:

            While I get that you think I’m missing the mark in my reasoning aren’t you basically agreeing with the conclusion for different reasons?

            If airlines had the power to change this they would have already because it’s murder on consumer demand in an already difficult business to be profitable in.

  32. kmoser says:

    Is it policy that you get patted down by a TSA employee of the same gender as you? I imagine that would raise the hackles of homophobic travelers. Can you request somebody of another gender? What if you’re a hermaphrodite?

  33. Anonymous says:

    Wear an adult diaper – a full one!

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      There aren’t many people who are going to stick their hands in a diaper, no matter what their bosses say.

  34. drewand1200 says:

    Yeah, I meant to say service not agency.

    The TSA is a GOVERNMENT agency not a privately hired “security service”.

  35. PaamayimNekudotayim says:

    T-shirt: “Don’t ask for my tax dollars to pay for the cancer you will get from working next to these machines all day”

  36. Anonymous says:

    Some idiot wrote “And to reiterate the obvious for what must be the thousandth time: YOU sign your rights away when you agree to buy a plane ticket.”

    Um, no – you don’t. Airlines are commom carriers: a public transportation service. You no more surrender your rights when flying than you do when taking a bus. Sadly, stupid people have come to believe that you have no rights when [fill in any activity here] – encouraged by the repressive subversives we sarcastically refer to as a “government.”

    Stop being a sheep.

  37. bjacques says:

    By the way, if you have any stiffness (like a partly-frozen shoulder) or pain that’s aggravated by the “hands-up-and-spread-em” position, you’ll proabaly be patted down anyway. If the scanners are anything like the ones the Dutch use in Schiphol, it seems to register hot spots that stand out from a baseline body temperature. Hot spots can be caused by increased blood flow to a stressed part of the body.

    Oh noes, did I just give away top-secret proprietary security information?

    Come to think of it, better hope being scanned doesn’t make you horny.

  38. Anonymous says:

    its interesting that people in the US are up in arms about this even though they have a choice to submit to the nakedscan or not..

    in UK you dont even have a choice and they are going along with it like little sheep… not a peep

  39. Anonymous says:

    Hey, feel free to join our “Say no to the TSA GROPE!” page”
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_168932076459314&ap=1

  40. Anonymous says:

    I think I’ll just wear a kilt and no underwear.

  41. Anonymous says:

    TSA – The Sexual Assaultists

  42. Anonymous says:

    I would rather just strip and have them see me up front and personal. I think they should make that an option. I don’t want the radiation (just had chemo) and I don’t want to be felt up (abuse victim). Just let me get naked and I’ll go along, or I won’t or can’t fly.
    And what happens if a woman doesn’t know she is pregnant and gets radiated?
    God help us.

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