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Airports consider congressman's call to ditch TSA

There are 3 comments on the story from Nov 19, 2010, titled Airports consider congressman's call to ditch TSA. In it, reports that:

In a climate of Internet campaigns to shun airport pat-downs and veteran pilots suing over their treatment by government screeners, some airports are considering another way to show dissatisfaction: Ditching TSA agents altogether.

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Fort Worth, TX

#1 Nov 19, 2010
I will never fly again as long as this is the process.

Monroe, LA

#2 Nov 19, 2010
TSA Twitter Account Finds Jokes In Travelers’ Junk

Maybe you’ve heard about the touching of the junk? A new Twitter account,@tsagov,(Bio:“We pat your groin. We see you naked. We’re the doormen to the sky. Why? Because everybody is a terrorist.”) launched on — and has already cleared 5,000 followers.

The site, which lists its location as “London/France/Your Underpants” has found the funny in those invasive groin pats:

And kids, it’s not just junk-touching that’s really, really funny when you think about it–those backscatter scanners are a comedy goldmine, as it turns out:

Follow “Agent Smith” here.


Redondo Beach, CA

#4 Nov 19, 2010
Another failure by the federal government.

Hire a bunch of halfwits, most of whom would not be qualified to walk a beat a the local mall, yet they are given carte blanche to treat paying passengers however they wish, based on a government badge on their shirt.

The former head of Homeland Security leaves that position, goes to work for a company selling full-body scanners, and suddenly the feds start mandating that these be stuck in airports across the country.

Good for any airport that kicks the TSA to the curb. The only good ending will be when the last airport caves & follows suit.

The airlines should be responsible for their own security. They have the largest interest in keeping their passengers safe & happy, thus would be financially motivated to do the most secure job of screening their customers, while not treating them like animals.

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