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Old 09-29-2010, 02:37 PM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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It sucks for the Rolex lady. I wear a Rolex through the detector every time I travel. I never take it off at TSA. Should there come a day that I must remove it, it will go into the carry on and be fastened inside so I can keep an eye on it. Although my watches carry their own special insurance policy, I would still dislike losing one of them as most of their purchases are memorable to me.

In addition, my laptop and cameras stay close. I never, ever use the little round containers for small things. I put two bins into the machine at TSA: One for computer, one for "everything else" that must come out or cannot be condensed into my carry on.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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...rude, obnoxious and just think who the hell they are.....the rude ones far out number nice pleasant ones
As someone who flew pretty much every work for work for the better part of a decade, that is usually what I think about my fellow passengers.

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The new full body x-ray should be fought by all freedom lovers. Not only are they invasive but the images can be saved and shared despite claims the TSA made.
Generally, most people who I have seen complain about this are people that most of us would not want to see naked in the first place.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:04 AM
 
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Woman who was cuffed to chair and had her ticket torn in half when asking questions about pat down after "optiong out" of body scan.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJGvsAgpfig
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:36 AM
 
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I won't go through the microwave. I'd rather get felt up than zapped. Especially if one is crew or a very frequent flier, there is serious question of long term effects. The pilot unions are against the scanners even. To be clear, TSA does not want you to opt out, so they make it inconvenient. I don't trust TSA whatsoever (based on having to work with them in an official capacity) so I certainly will not trust that they say it's safe.

http://www.npr.org/assets/news/2010/05/17/concern.pdf

Interesting to note that Chertoff founded a security agency that advises the company that makes these scanners. I'm sure it's just coincidence

Why Is Michael Chertoff So Excited About Full-Body Scanners?

Homeland Security Today - preparedness and security news - Michael Chertoff on His New Firm (http://www.hstoday.us/content/view/8710/151 - broken link)

Chertoff Group

Also:

http://www.optoutday.com/
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The airport is the only place Americans still get to opt out. See the Automotive forum for a discussion of unmarked vans that are driving around the streets equipped to body-scan whomever they please without their knowledge or consent.

http://autos.aol.com/article/x-ray-t...c3_lnk1|183480

The Techno-Papal Inquisitions have been ramped up another notch. Presumption of guilt until you submit to a means of proving your innocence.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backscatter_X-ray

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Old 11-11-2010, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Kalamazoo
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Default unsupportive

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I'm surprised by the un-supportive response from a select few here. My biggest upset was the public pat down - which is pretty intense. Perhaps I did a poor job of explaining just how intense it is.

The other upset was being separated from my personal belongings. Do y'all not read the papers? Here in Norfolk (where I live) a woman was separated from her $24,000 Rolex watch and (surprise, surprise) the surveillance tapes from that day have gone missing.

Baker County woman sues after Rolex goes missing at Norfolk airport | jacksonville.com

I, for one, do not have the financial means to replace a wallet with traveling cash, a nice cell phone and a new Toshiba laptop, so I was pretty upset when TSA separated me from those items, leaving them to languish at the end of the conveyor built UNATTENDED and UNGUARDED.

Rosemary

I must say I am surprised by people's reactions to your post as well. Their reactions seem quite a bit more emotional than one would think is necessary to disagree with a person.
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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The airport is the only place Americans still get to opt out. See the Automotive forum for a discussion of unmarked vans that are driving around the streets equipped to body-scan whomever they please without their knowledge or consent.
And this is legal? Great. I can't wait until the home-vesion of this in a few years when it is smaller and cheaper. Pervs will be able to hang out in front of middle-schools and scan the kids on the way in and out. We need to shut this down NOW!
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I will believe almost anything negative about the TSA. And that's just based on my own personal experiences.

I've gotten the pat down before. Not pleasant but I survived.

What really got me was the 80 something YO woman in a wheelchair. She was crying because the TSA ruined her hairdo by picking through it with metal instruments. She was going to another city for her sister's funeral.

And in the meanwhile.....men wearing traditional garb under which could be hidden a nuclear device walked around unchallenged.

And BTW, I've flown all over the world and have never yet been asked to remove my watch. YET.
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Old 11-13-2010, 04:44 PM
 
Location: az native
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HAHAHA, I read this post and laughed. If I were the screener I would have tased you for good measure. You should lock yourself in your house and never leave. K, thanks.
That's pretty insensitive to laugh at someone's else expense. I see no humor in the OP's posting.
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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TSA agents are educated losers + many are perverts.

Its too bad the op didnt slap that tsa agent into tomorrow.

TSA is nothing but idiots.
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