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  • 24 Oct 2012 11:00 PM | Anonymous
    TSA fights major image problem

    "As bad as these cases look, TSA Administrator John Pistole says they do not represent an endemic problem."

    Mr. Pistole is wrong. It is an endemic problem, and TSA leadership and management are responsible.  

    TSA did away with 2 important protections early on. Pre 9/11 security guards were licensed and boded, current TSA employees are not. Line screeners are poorly paid; this encourages theft. Finally, TSA leadership instituted a the enhanced pat down as punishment for those who "opt out". This procedure requires screeners to engage in illegal activity and compromise ethics; it encourages an attitude of disrespect of the passenger and encourages other unethical conduct. 

    TSA leadership has compromised the integrity of their own organization. They make excuses for widespread misconduct, and have yet to realized that they are the cause of their own problems.
  • 23 Oct 2012 11:00 PM | Anonymous
    Mom guilty of disorderly conduct for refusing to be molested

    She did not want anyone "...touching her daughters crotch."

    Ms Abbott did not want "...someone to see our bodies naked."  

    According to Tennessee's Department of Child Protective Services website:

    Sexual Abuse includes penetration or external touching of a child's intimate parts, oral sex with a child, indecent exposure or any other sexual act performed in a child's presence for sexual gratification, sexual use of a child for prostitution, and the manufacturing of child pornography

    Child sexual abuse is also the willful failure of the parent or the child's caretaker to make a reasonable effort to stop child sexual abuse by another person.

    Child abuse can happen anywhere -- in poor, middle-class or well-to-do homes, in rural or urban areas.


    Ms. Abbott did her duty: She made a reasonable effort to stop child sexual abuse by another person. Her reward was to be jailed and prosecuted in the interest of 'security'.











  • 20 Oct 2012 11:00 PM | Anonymous
    TSA moving x-ray scanners to smaller airports

    TSA is upgrading its scanning equipment, deploying its millimeter wave machines to larger airports and moving the X-ray scanners to smaller, less crowded airports.

    Neither machine has been or will be independently tested for safety to passengers or operators, and neither machine will be operated by a licensed radiologist or x-ray technician. 

    The cost of the new machines? $ 149,000 each!

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