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The TSA: Humiliation, Harassment, and Assault - The First Steps To Any Great Vacation!

Updated on October 31, 2012
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The TSA has taken airport security to a whole new level: 'Enhanced' Insanity!

TSA Agent: "What dat in yo pants, sir?"

Passenger: "That would be my penis, ma'am."

And, not only was said protruding penis pointed out and discussed publicly - its existence was also verified privately - before its horrified owner was allowed to board a plane to paradise!

A funny little anecdote - except when you consider that YOU could be next! The new 'enhanced' airport security measures are being called nothing short of 'legal' assault - and public outrage is growing!

Especially when one factors in that the average TSA agent requires nothing more than a high school education - and earns about $14.00 to $18.00 an hour!

These 'enhanced' protocols can be so invasive as to leave sexual deviants envious, molesters breathless - and pedophiles furiously submitting resumes!

The truth of the matter is - they OWN you - and you pay top dollar for the privilege!

Here is but a smattering of eye-opening, jaw-dropping examples of the TSA's growing power and authority - and the innovative ways in which they manage to abuse it:

  • Lori Dorn went through the airport scanner and was found to have strangely shaped prosthesis in her breasts. She explained that she had just had a double mastectomy and the surgeons had left material in both breasts which would allow her to have reconstructive surgery. She was not allowed to get the medical card from her luggage which would verify this assertion, and was forced to either undergo and hands-on examination - or miss her flight!

Lori made her flight. You do the math.

  • Lenore Zimmerman - a dangerous looking 85 year old grandmother - was pulled from her wheelchair and strip searched - panties down to her dangerous 85 year old ankles! They bashed her leg with her own wheelchair and left her bleeding. They then called her a liar by denying the strip search ever happened!

Lenore made her flight, but her first stop was to a doctor, her second was to bed - and her third was to the media!!

  • A mother was arrested at Nashville's International Airport and thrown in jail. Her crime? Trying to stop TSA agents from performing an 'enhanced' pat-down of her daughter. The daughter's age is omitted, but rumored to be very young. Perhaps even under the age of 6 - the 'approved' age to begin 'enhanced' pat-downs.

They missed their vacation.

  • A 17 year old was detained because there was a gun embroidered on her purse. Yes - you read that correctly -she got through security with flying colors, but was harassed because of embroidery! She told them that she had traveled many times with the same purse - but - that was like speaking Latin to Russians! She was given the choice of checking it - or surrendering it!

The process caused her to miss her flight!

  • Growing numbers of black women are complaining of being utterly humiliated by being forced to submit to their hair being poked, prodded, and patted down - AFTER being scanned without incident!

Can you say the 'R' word? Cause they sure 'R'!

While we all understand the need for security - these few examples leaves one wondering where exactly the lines are drawn between national security, personal integrity - and, oh yeah - those pesky 4th amendment rights!

If you are considering looking up the exact rules and regulations that the TSA operates under - allow me to save you a bit of time and trouble. Here are the first two!

1. TSA laws are secret and the general public is not privvy to them.

2. TSA laws are subject to change at any time with no notice (See Regulation 1.)

Be afraid! Be very, very afraid!

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      Flickr 5 years ago

      OUT OUTRAGEOUS that such things occur in the land of the free....well done, like the hub. you can add tags on the right hand side of your post, just type in what you would like to tag and hit enter, you can tag as many things as you like. You can also add tags by editing your post, on the right hand side there will be a box with the options of - recorder - tags - settings, just click tags and tag. hope it helps.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @flickr: Thanks so much. Now..how do i do links? lol

      Greedy girl wants to know...

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Good story, I'm sure law suits will be filed soon.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Lawsuits??? Against this little ole article? Lol..just kidding - I get it..

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      Flickr 5 years ago

      links are under edit as well, on the right hand side. Amazon, pictures more text boxes. they'll pop up at the bottom of your hub you're editing and you'll click edit and and then copy and past your link in the url spot.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Thanks Philly!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Thanks Flickr! One last question: how to get pictures where i want them in my hub? thanks!

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      Flickr 5 years ago

      pictures as far as i can tell can only be put on the right hand side of your hub or centered as a larger picture(s) throughout your hub.

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I saw one TSA agent open a woman's purse, take out her billfold, and count her money! The supervisor was called and she told the moron that it was not allowed.

      Do you feel safer?

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      how much safer could one possibly feel? lol..Thanks for stopping by Will Starr!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I enjoyed reading your experience and point of view.

      Tags are the keywords. Keywords and keyphrase are the words that people type when they are searching for something on the internet.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      lol..Oh, yes Will! Warm and fuzzy all over. kinda like having strange hands all over my body..LOL. Hope you enjoyed!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Thanks Vinaya..i figured out how to add keywords..i'm used to adding a comma at the end of each, and that's a no no here...

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      sheilanewton 5 years ago from North Shields, UK

      This was brilliant - and horrifying at the same time.

      Excellent first hub. Now it's time for ME to get going and write a hub myself!

      Lovely to talk to you on Hub Pages. We're friends all over the place now? You on redgage? If you are, send me a message and I'll friend you.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Hi, Sheila! Nope, not on redgage! I can only handle 1 at a time...or..in this case 1 1/2..lol

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow, not sure what is better between the information and the presentation. You are a unique hubber.

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      Derek James 5 years ago from South Wales

      Great first hub, ImKarn23, Voted up and awesome. Looking forward to more.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Thanks very very much tammy..i had no idea what to expect! Youève made me feel welcome...Warm again!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      scarytaff - you have made my day. i moved here from a site where i really enjoyed the community - but had principle issues with the management - or lack thereof. It was a tough decision! Thank you!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, great first hub! I realised that American security at airports was really hard, but not this hard! wow! I read on the forum the other day somebody from England was stopped actually getting into America because of something they put on Twitter! talk about big brother watching you. I know it was something stupid they said, but it turned out to be the old, England and America divided by a common language thing! just a stupid English saying that the security got the wrong idea about!

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      love doctor 5 years ago

      Vote up awesome and funny my friend. I wish you the best of luck here and remember what I told you.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      i will...join us..try again!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Nell..so sorry that i haven't replied to your comment! I'm new and i'm directionally impaired..lol. Please forgive me and come again? Good!

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      soumyasrajan 5 years ago from Mumbai India and often in USA

      Hi! Karen

      Enjoyed very much these descriptions, mainly your style otherwise these are so sad and ugly affairs.

      I read both your articles. You indeed exactly are as you mention in your profile

      "I use humor and sarcasm to get me through the day (can you tell?), I adore my dog, tolerate my kids, and enjoy poker, Harley's, yoga, dancing - and writing!"

      Enjoy writing and we enjoy reading.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      I re wrote my profile after reading others here. Wanna re-check it? Hope it makes you smile!

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great well written first hub, i enjoyed reading it. You done a great job writing your first hub,looking forward to reading more of your hubs.

      Vote up !!!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Thanks so much Kashmir! Very encouraging for a hP newbie!

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      Eddie Carrara 5 years ago from New Hampshire

      Great first hub ImKarn23, funny, scary, and true, and not in that particular order. It's got to be hard doing that job, there are so many sick people in the world that would use their 6 year old to smuggle bombs or there grandmother to hide drugs, how do you know who is who. I'm not saying the TSA is right, I'm just saying??? Good hub voted up and interesting, welcome to Hubpages :) Tags look good.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      lol..thanks about the tags, eddie! truth be told, i had a friend help me, but..i learn fast. Appreciate you taking the time to spend with me and hope you're 'interested' enough to spend some more!

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      I'm so reluctant to fly because of these new policies. I just don't want to deal with it!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Exactly, Natasha! That's why i flew direct from canada to mexico, and by-passed the worst of it the US..

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      Escobana 5 years ago from Valencia

      I like your style ImKarn23 and thanks so much for the follow:-) I love flying but going through the USA has been over 25 years ago when things weren't this stressed out.

      Just one tip for your first Hub. The content is great, good quality for sure but it would be much better even if you use fewer words in bold.

      Love your sense of humor by the way! Voted up, shared and away!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Escobana: Thanks for taking the time to read and comment! I appreciate the advice, as well! I'm a Libra - I take constructive criticism well! LOL

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      Cynthia Calhoun 5 years ago from Western NC

      You listed why I haven't flown since 2008 and drive across the country to visit my family instead of flying. I will not be VIOLATED! Grrr. It's scary what "rights" TSA has. I will do everything I can to avoid airports. Great first hub! Voted up and SOCIALLY SHARED.

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      Rosetta Ceesay 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Gotta Tweet this one.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @rosettaartist1: Love ya, hon! Thanks!

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      dazzlejazz 5 years ago from Down under

      ...and the saying used to be: 'Join the navy and feel a man.'

      Perhaps it needs to be redirected for the TSA?

      Fab work!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @dazzlejazz: lol..i think that's 'feel LIKE a man', but...i kinda like your take on it better!

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      Tony Lawrence 5 years ago from SE MA

      May I suggest to you that "newest first" comments are not the norm here or anywhere else on the Internet?

      Check around.. It's considered confusing by most..

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Pcunix: Yes, suggest away. And when you're finished suggesting - please tell me what you mean and then suggest how a technically inept hubber can rectify it. Thanks...and thanks for taking the time..

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      Tony Lawrence 5 years ago from SE MA

      What I mean is that you have these comments set to display newest first. Around the web and around here, most display newest last so that they read in order. It's in your Global comment settings and each capsule.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Pcunix: Thanks so much!!!!!!!! Ya only gotta tell me twice...Thanks!

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      Michael Kromwyk 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Great hub ImKarn23. In Australia the Government is about to use technology that will allow the scanners to see through clothing for concealed weapons. The consensus is that it won't be long before we start seeing images on the web after some security breach. Also love the t-shirt - Second base...got to get one of these! Cheers Michael

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @charmike4: Hi, Mike! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment! Only through the clothes? I'm surprised they can't see the sex of the unborn yet! It's out of control, and it is often just plain assault. I'm all for security but these examples and far too many others are unacceptable! Y'all come back now, ya hear, Mike?

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      William L Robb 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      I feel neglected?

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I agree. Air travel is getting worse with each passing decade and the TSA isn't helping. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Speedbag 5 years ago from Woodway, Texas

      Hub-a, Hub-a, @imKarn23. Super article from a keen and witty author.

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      picadilly 5 years ago

      Ms. L. this hub gave me reason to do the shudder lap dance. Although I do not travel frequently so far it has been without incident with the exception of my Intimacy Bra Boutique bra's wires setting of the alarms on the xray scanner once. I guess the heafty price of the those bras comes with a chunk of metal to lift and seperate, which is exactly what the woman pat down personell wanted to do. Holy Moly, who would have thought sexual exposure could take on a new definition centering around and in an airport terminal. It is ironic how you can just waltz on a train or bus and travel cross country but boats, and airplanes require so much touchy feeling hand play these days. Awesome submisson!!!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @picadilly: Ahhhh...to even require lifting and separating...lol..

      Thanks for taking the time and for the kind words! It is nothing less than frightening...where can we go from here, me wonders...(shudder)

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      sheilanewton 5 years ago from North Shields, UK

      Oh, ImKarn you are such a wit. I love to read your articles. You have such a sense of humour and are so observant about the world around you and the people in it. Found this on RedGage. Come visit me there too??

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @sheilanewton: If you are trying to flatter me - you are succeeding. How can i not take your kind words to heart when they come from a talented woman such as yourself? Hmmm? Tell me that...lol. I wonder if your opinion will remain the same after you read todays offering. OMG..it comes with a warning..fyi..

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      Gemini Fox 5 years ago

      Great hub! Keep it up!

      Haven't ever gone through a pat down but . . . left Phoenix with a cosmetic bottle that I was stopped for on the way back from North Carolina . . . .?! Have also been "pulled over" due the presence of extremely dangerous metal on my barrette and bra straps (eye roll).

      Yep, feeling safer . . . NOT!

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      I love your writing style. You always make me laugh. vote up awesome! I can see that the frisk airport check has gotten more up close and personal.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      I'm not surprised at all the comments, after the great lead-in! ;o) And with all of that we are not totally secure, nor could we afford to be. Decaff coffee when I come. I have not been known to nod off.

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      Joseph A K Turner 5 years ago from West Yorkshire

      HAHA. Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone. We can either laugh at this or cry! Perhaps both at the same time. Amazing, what a little bit of power can do, great article, good topic choice.

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      Larry Okeke 5 years ago from Enugu, Nigeria

      Boy oh boy! U sure know how to churn out good, funny hubs. I think i'll b very busy tonight perusing all ur hubs

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      Brian Slater 5 years ago from Nottingham Uk

      Is all this in the name of "Homeland security", god help us where all doomed.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and interesting. Perhaps the law should be changed so that a person can get to the airport around at least four hours before their flight dressed in a bathing suit. Can't hide much there, can you? Once checked in they can get dressed properly and calmly await their flight. No? Or am I missing the whole point here. I mean what could a woman be possibly hiding under her bikini???? Won't go over big with the older generation though. lol Well done Leslie.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Brianslater: Hi, Brian! Absolute power corrupts absolutely, it seems. I watched a show last night that said that turnover for TSA agents is about 50%, and that the gov't advertises for agents ON THE TOPS OF PIZZA BOXES.One woman said an agent actually touched her vagina, another woman had to remove a SOILED adult diaper, etc, etc, etc..From pizza boxes to vaginas - whadda world!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Gypsyroselee: LOL. Funny you should mention that! Did ya hear about the man who recently stripped nekkid to go thru airport security - to prove a point? He was arrested and thrown in jail! Apparently, you're not supposed to strip until ordered to! Hmmmm...remind you of another time in history?...omg..it'd be hilarious - if it were the fantasy it SHOULD be. The reality?

      Not so funny, eh?

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      martin 5 years ago

      haven't forgotten

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @martin: Thank, hon! Waaaay out of touch for a bit - don't have my own computer..

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Happy Canada Day Leslie - well no one writes quite like you - then again there is no one quite like you - always like to check out the older stuff - you have always rocked my world with your writing - lake erie time 8:39am on this sunday morning

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @epigramman: Thank You, E! (lol..an american who knows when canada day is? Yowzers! Yes, that was sarcasm, of course..lol). I think you'll enjoy something i wrote a while back on another site called 'real reasons for fake orgasms'..lol.. http://athingforcars.com/autos/real-reasons-for-fa... (i think you may have to copy and paste..sigh..)

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Gosh! You are so funny girl... LOL.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Lovedoctor926: and you are a woman of discerning tastes, my friend! LOL XX

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Agreed this is too scary to be funny, but your description brought a smile this morning. Been there, had one TSA guy wand down my upper torso repeatedly until I stepped back and said "ENOUGH!" I was flaming mad. Had them go through my COIN purse (concealing what? my quarters?). Had a female pat me down under my bra. Pretty scary.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Pegcold17: Yep...step right up - smile pretty - let us assault, molest, and humiliate you - and, oh yes - have a nice trip! it's truly surreal..

      had anyone told us this 15 years ago - we'd have laughed till we cried. Now? All there is is the tears...sigh

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      seanorjohn 4 years ago

      Congrats on exposing the deviant practices of the TSA. Love the Orwellian secret code of rules and regulations of this state sanctioned group of sexual.... someone mentioned lawsuits earlier. I think I will stop now and vote up. I sure don't fancy extraordinary rendiition and spending my hols in Guantanamo Bay.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Seanorjohn: lol..funny choice of words - that i'm 'exposing' the TSA. My issue is that they're 'exposing' US! LOL

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Leslie oh My word girl.. this is why I don't fly anymore.. how disgraceful.. how horrible awful.. this makes me down right mad..

      I am so glad you are keeping us informed. sharing with the world

      Debbie

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @DeborahBrooks: Yes, my friend - and it's only gotten worse - and more ridiculous! i'm constantly on guard for injustice to keep the world safe for love poetry!! LOL..hugzzzzzzzzzzzz...

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      I find this totally outrageous! When I have traveled with my mother with her in a wheelchair they always make her take off her prosthesis and pat her down completely. She is 88! It is so ridiculous. The standards need to be changed and small children should be exempt from a physical search. Some dignity must be restored to this process. This makes me never want to fly again.

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      Liz Elias 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Outrageous is a universe-class understatement! There is absolutely NO reason for this whatsoever, and the fact that the laws are "secret" is reason to be very, very afraid, indeed. This is the kind of thing that leads to a dictatorship--we are on the first rung of that ladder!

      I, personally, have not had to go through any of this, because, though I used to love flying, I've been afraid to board a plane ever since the original 9/11 event, and reading these horror stories of the abuse, nay, dismantling of our constitution, gives me no reason to re-evaluate my decision.

      The only way to fix this is for everyone to boycott flying for, oh, say a week or so--that should show them the error of their ways.

      Voted up, useful and interesting, but I'm sure wishing for a "disgusting" button right about now...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Pamela99: it's...beyond the pale, really! What has this world come to - exposing ourselves to strangers..Thanks for taking the time to vent, Pamela!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @DzyMsLizzy: I hear you loud and clear! You said the 'D' word - good for you - i was too afraid to..lol

      On the other hand - organizing the country to boycott? even for a week? Best of luck to ya, eh? Disgusting is a fair assessment my friend! Please...come again!

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      Liz Elias 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Can't live in fear... ;-) ..... And you have a new follower...I agree--that kind of boycott would be quite the accomplishment...but..even mentioning it can get folks thinking...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Dzymslizzy: I'm honored, thank you!

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      movielardatadare 4 years ago from Texas

      I sure have heard of some crazy stuff the TSA has done. I've never heard of these occurrences, but I know they're true. I'm so glad I don't fly...um, wait a minute. Next thing you know, there'll be TSA agents at bus stops, then football games, then stores, then my house...I have a hunch that the TSA agents at airports are just a test run. They're going to spread like bacteria to other sectors of our lives. Real touchy feely, they are, eh?

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Movielardatadare: Interestingly there were just 2 instances where the tsa was involved in the news this weekend! The first was a woman who had her breasts groped without warning in public (she was a breast cancer survivor who had had reconstructive surgery...)

      The second was a test done at the chicago airport to see what % of searches were done to code. What percentage would you expect? 80%? 60%..

      Nope - the % of searches done properly was 16%..uh-huh..

      Having your breasts groped is one thing - having them gropes for absolutely no reason whatsoever? CRIMINAL! Or - it USED to be!

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      movielardatadare 4 years ago from Texas

      That's insane. 16%. Sadly enough, I'm surprised it's even that high. My guess would've been single digits. As always, thanks for your uber informative hubs. Very enjoyable.

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi Leslie,

      I am flying to Chicago Midway later this week. I am lucky never to have had any bad experiences but I have heard of many stories like the ones you told.

      To be inconvenienced in the name of security is one thing but to be treated without dignity or respect is criminal.

      Voted up and awesome.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Sueswan: Lol..what a coinky-dink, Sue! Sorry if i caused you any unease..it's not like anyone seems to be able to do anything about it...

      these 'incidents' just keep happening - and seemingly - are buried after the initial shock...

      Have a great trip, my friend!

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      No unease here my friend! :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      this is a great write.. but it so horrid .. our freedoms are no more.. gone!!! SICK OF IT.. what can we do? bitch? well okay bitch.. and maybe someone will hear us but I have a feeling they just dont care..

      sharing with the world maybe someone will care!!

      Debbie

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @DeborahBrooks: The TSA reminds me of the Taliban - no matter what popular opinion is - they just keep bulldozing their policies on us - while at the same time hiding them from us..

      Interestingly - a test done in Chicago showed that only 17% of security checks are done properly - so - people are being assaulted for just bout nuttin'!

      Sigh..

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      ImKarn , I would like to be the TSA guy watching you come towards me ! ........That is , knowing you the way I think I do ! lol .

      Me - "mam , could you follow me please , you have been randomly selected for a "special " search .!.......No just kidding ! The TSA people are assaulting people ! That's true .......!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Ahorseback: Lol...naughty, naughty, sir!

      But...i like it...haha..

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Every time I read this I know I do not want to get on another plane.. lol,, I love how you keep all of us informed my dear.. Blessings to you

      got to share

      Debbie

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @DeborahBrooks: Sigh...yep..i'm having the honor of paying to be felt up by strangers on the 20th of the month!

      And - I cannot wait..

      LOL...

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      And these instances don't fall under sexual assault?! Obviously, what's good for the goose is NOT good for the gander!

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      I have flown thousands of miles in my life , dozens of airports , Inow just simply want nothing to do with flying ! I hope steam trains make a comeback soon !

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Bravewarrior: No, they don't! These are great examples of what too much power creates! There are SOOOO many more horrifying stories - they're endless - and shameful...

      And then - they do a secret test to find out that only 30% of TSA agents are doing their jobs properly...lol.

      and we're being cavity searched by these assholes..(excuse pun..lol)

      Happy New Year, dear friend! all the best!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @AHorseback: Mmmmm...steam trains sound so romantic - as long as they have all the, ahem, amenities..lol..

      Personally - i'd trather ride a horse - as long as it's fair weather, of course...lol..

      thanks for stopping by, Cowboy - All the best in 2013!

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