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Groping for WMDs

Posted by Rick · November 29th, 2004 · 1 Comment

As a follow up to my article of this morning which mentioned the erosion of freedoms for the sake of safety.

The Game and How We Played It has a story about how the Transportation Security Agency subjected some Thanksgiving travelers to grope sessions to ensure that they weren’t carrying any weapons of mass destructions among their (formerly) private parts. Brad Reuvers leaves a comment there giving the more gruesome details. As he put it,

Apparently there are “butt bombers” out there the media is not reporting on because that’s where they checked [a co-worker]. Is this invasion of privacy necessary? I think that what is going on is no longer an issue of security. It is an issue of dominance and control.

That’s pretty much the way it is, Brad. And if I were you, I wouldn’t fly again — now that your complaint is published, you’re on “The List.”

Categories: The Bush Regime


1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Gweny // Nov 30, 2004 at 8:02 pm

    On a trip with my husband, one of the security people checked out my birth control, poked at it, asked a bunch of questions and waved it around. I thought she might actually eat one of the pills.

    I guess I should be glad that’s all she did to me!

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