Flying anywhere in the U.S. anymore is a pain in the neck. I had to fly from Spokane to San Diego this week on business. My piercings are healing, relatively new so I did not remove the stainless jewelry. I've also got a couple titanium pins in one knee that in the past set-off the scanners.
I was surprised when I walked through the scanner at Spokane on my outbound leg and did not set it off! On my way home I was not so fortunate in San Diego
. My knee they breezed past, but got excited when they passed the hand held scanner over my crotch. I explained to the female TSA agent, they escorted me to a interview room, and like most "brass badge packing ********" got pushy!!! There were two agents in the room, the female agent got cute and asked me what would set off their scanner...I unbuttoned...unzipped and pulled my penis out...she turned beat-red and backed away. They relented and let me proceed to the boarding gate.
Before I walked away I fired a broad side into the woman. Now that you've violated my rights, I need a badge number and identification! I sat down in the terminal and called her superior then filled a written complaint on my laptop.
You are a citizen of the U.S. I assume. It is the obligation of every citizen to call these people when they screw the pooch! If more of us do this we might start putting the TSA in check! However, it seems most people in this country live in fear of law enforcement.
I served this nation for ten years in the Air Force, I'm the real thing "PATRIOT" (most Americans have no idea what that means anymore), and I refuse to allow the abuses of our government! Our constitution and bill of rights was written to protect our individual liberties!
Stand-up and start doing the same, stop altering how you do things to appease the governmental agencies! The Patriot Act is unconstitutional, as is the dept. of homeland security and their employees.
We called down the thunder on ourselves at "911"! Our government and its foreign policy ensured we would be attacked at some juncture. If the U.S.had been minding its business, instead of sticking its nose into every other nation's in the world we would be much better off!