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2 years ago  ::  May 09, 2012 - 1:09PM #1
Ironhold
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A diabetic 16-year-old was returning from a class trip when TSA screeners forced her to take her machine through the full-body scanner rather than give her the pat-down called for by the paperwork she had on her. The manufacturer can't promise that the machine will still work as they never tested it against interference caused by scanners, but the only response from the TSA was a request for a conference call.

I think someone's going to be getting fired very shortly.
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2 years ago  ::  May 09, 2012 - 2:19PM #2
Nepenthe
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Perhaps someone will get fired, but since this is par for the course concerning government agencies, I think it is doubtful.

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2 years ago  ::  May 09, 2012 - 9:42PM #3
REteach
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Bin Laden must be rolling with laughter on the ocean floor. Not only did we pass all these laws to keep ourselves safe from everything, we then complain when they are implemented.  He must think death was worth it to watch what we have done to ourselves?

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2 years ago  ::  May 12, 2012 - 8:05PM #4
TemplarS
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May 9, 2012 -- 2:19PM, Nepenthe wrote:


Perhaps someone will get fired, but since this is par for the course concerning government agencies, I think it is doubtful.





Government agencies, huh?


Seems your much-vaunted free-market corporations aren't any better:


abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2012/05/j...


JetBlue cited a “computer glitch” on Thursday as the reason it removed an 18-month old girl from a plane bound for New Jersey earlier this week.



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2 years ago  ::  May 14, 2012 - 9:11AM #5
Nepenthe
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May 12, 2012 -- 8:05PM, TemplarS wrote:

Government agencies, huh?


Seems your much-vaunted free-market corporations aren't any better:


abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2012/05/j...


JetBlue cited a “computer glitch” on Thursday as the reason it removed an 18-month old girl from a plane bound for New Jersey earlier this week.



Nowhere in my post did I imply that free-market corporations would be any better.  And the incident concerning the 18 month old girl deals with the idiotic, government created no-fly list.

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2 years ago  ::  May 14, 2012 - 6:52PM #6
Marcion
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TSA are nothing but thugs.

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2 years ago  ::  May 17, 2012 - 9:22PM #7
TemplarS
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Giving anybody a badge and some authority carries with it the inescapable fact that some will misuse the authority.  I doubt the TSA is any worse than other institutions; it is just that when they abuse their authority, it generally happens in a very public way, with lots of witnesses.  Lots of other police abuses happen on dark roads with just the cop and the victim.

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2 years ago  ::  May 18, 2012 - 1:53AM #8
Ebon
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May 17, 2012 -- 9:22PM, TemplarS wrote:

Giving anybody a badge and some authority carries with it the inescapable fact that some will misuse the authority.  I doubt the TSA is any worse than other institutions; it is just that when they abuse their authority, it generally happens in a very public way, with lots of witnesses.  Lots of other police abuses happen on dark roads with just the cop and the victim.



^ This. It's a sad fact of human nature that if you give someone authority, a certain percentage of them will abuse it. Most don't of course, and the organisation will generally do it's best to weed out the power-crazed.

He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. ~ Proverbs 14:31

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2 years ago  ::  May 18, 2012 - 8:27AM #9
Nepenthe
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Yes, but there is a difference in abusing the power you are given and being given the power to abuse.  For TSA, it is not that they are abusing the small amount of power they have, it is that they have been given a large amount of power and legality to abuse people.  Simply put, it is legal for them to abuse and assualt other people.  They can legally take their fingers and insert them into a woman, against her will.  This is not an abuse of power, it is the power that was given to them by law. 

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2 years ago  ::  May 25, 2012 - 3:11PM #10
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