by Dave Hodges – thecommonsenseshow.com
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is a cookie cutter version of the East German Stasi and because of the pot bellied perverts who work at the who expose the flying public to degradation, extreme violations of our bodies and lethal doses of radiation. All of this is being done in the name of keeping us safe. Because of the TSA, I feel so safe when I fly that I am refusing to fly again. No other country in the world subjects its air travelers to the combination of highly invasive screening procedures that Americans are being forced to endure.
It takes a special type of person to work for any country’s secret police. In short, it takes a power hungry person who enjoys controlling and humiliating others. Throughout history, members of the various secret police agencies are sociopathic, and have a long and serious criminal history. The East German Stasi were known for assigning voyeurs to each apartment building in which they would drill tiny holes were drilled in apartment and hotel room walls from which these Stasi misfits would film their neighbors with cameras, many times while they were having sex. The derived information was frequently and used to humiliate, blackmail and discredit potential political opponents.
In today’s America, where do the sociopathic misfits of society find employment which simultaneously satisfies their need to engage in voyeuristic activities, commit second degree sexual assault, engage in child molestation, humiliate the weak and the infirm and steal from the general public and be able to perform their heinous acts under the guise of protecting the public? The Transportation and Security Administration stands ready to accommodate the perverse needs of this special class of citizen.
The TSA does not effectively screen for criminal backgrounds. This means, in fact, that even pedophiles could work for the TSA. As an example, take the case of defrocked Catholic priest, Thomas Harkins, who was removed from his position by the Philadelphia for sexually abusing young girls. However, this did not keep the TSA from employing this pervert as he was hired by the TSA before his background check was complete and has worked at Philadelphia International Airport for the last 10 years. Although Harkins was never criminally prosecuted for his pedophile ways, his diocese settled civil lawsuits for $195,000 for his sexual proclivities and this most reasonable people would agree that this should have been reason enough to keep him out of the TSA and away from our private parts. This begs the question, if the TSA is not keeping out perverts such as Harkins, then who are they keeping out?
Some of the horror stories now emerging are causing a fury, and rightfully so. Is there no limit to how far TSA agents can go when frisking passengers?
It is well known that many TSA agents enjoy “feeling up” female travelers without cause. It is interesting to note that when females are groped by the TSA molestation squad, only females are allowed to molest females. However, TSA regulations allow their voyeuristic employees, of either gender, to view x-rayed naked images of any traveler and this leads to more dehumanizing treatment by this modern day version of the Brown Shirts. When Ellen Terrell and her husband, Charlie, flew out of Dallas-Fort Worth Airport several months ago, Terrell said that a female TSA agent asked her if she played tennis? Terrell asked why and the overly friendly TSA agent replied that, “You just have such a cute figure.” Terrell was made to walk through the naked body scanner several times by the voyeuristic perverts employed by the TSA.
Meg McClain never thought the infamous TSA abuse would happen to her. This very attractive, twenty-something female, was singled out by the TSA for a little “fun” because she is cute and the Tampa chapter of voyeuristic TSA pot-bellied perverts were bored. However, the TSA got more than they bargained for when she would not play ball and subsequently refused to submit to second degree sexual assault at the “hands” of the TSA. The TSA officials subsequently handcuffed her to a chair and spent the next 30 minutes berating her before one agent tore her boarding pass in half in a fit of rage in response the McClain’s opposition to being sexually molested.
The abuse of the TSA knows no bounds. For example, they like feeling up children, handicapped children. A toddler in a wheelchair is stopped by the TSA at ORD (O’Hare Airport in Chicago) and forced to into a sequestered area. On his way to a family vacation in Disney, this 3 year old boy is in a body cast for a broken leg. Watch as the TSA employee gleefully puts his hands on this child, in front of his father, and amazingly, the father capitulates. The following was filmed by a horrified bystander.
The degradation that American travelers face is so widespread, dehumanizing and it is totally unwarranted. Do you know how many terrorist plots have been stopped by the brave actions of the TSA? One Hundred? Fifty? Twenty? The answer is zero, the TSA has not even caught one terrorist. The organization is a financial boondoggle. In case you have not figured this out, YOU ARE TERRORIST! They are part of the conditioning process being perpetrated by Homeland Security in which you are being programmed that you do not control your body, the government owns you. That is the clear message that we can derive from the existence and practices of the TSA.
None of us who travel are safe, consider the case of a female flight attendant who was forced to pull out her prosthetic breast in order to prove that she was not hiding explosives. Did the TSA think this was some kind of booby trap? Is this some kind of sick joke, or were the TSA agents looking for an excuse to get a cheap thrill?
There are many stories of all sorts of inhumane treatment, such as the one regarding Tom Sawyer’s experience with the TSA. Tom is a bladder cancer survivor whose urostomy bag was ruptured by an unconcerned TSA agent. Then there is the case for Melinda Deaton has a four-inch medical tube sticking out of her stomach. The medically implanted tube is needed for treatment after complications with a gastric bypass surgery. Deaton frequently flies from Dallas to Minneapolis for treatment at the Mayo Clinic. She said the TSA agents strip-searched her and touched her feeding tube when she was on her way to three days of treatment. Imagine Deaton’s horror as her feeding tube was touch by a pot bellied, blue-shirted pervert who had spent the day copping feels and not changing gloves or washing their hands.
Even power hungry flight attendants are getting into the act. Airport security is so invasive, so unconstitutional, that one can go to jail for merely primping. Jeanie Daniels is such a victim of this in-your-face-tyranny as she was told put her nail varnish away because of the smell. Daniels decided to take her act to the bathroom but was busted by a Southwest flight attendant who was lying in wait as she continued to use the nail varnish in the bathroom of the plane. When Southwest Flight 1536 landed, two police officers were waiting to arrest Daniels when she stepped off the plane. The District Attorney later dropped the charges but not before she spent 10 hours in jail. I find the smell of finger nail polish to be repugnant, but 10 hours in jail?
What about the opt out option? Can’t you choose to be x-rayed instead? Sometimes, this is true, but it is not guaranteed. Perhaps before we explore opt out possibilities, perhaps there is a lesson that we can derive from history. After the Berlin Wall fell, X-ray machines were found in the East German prisons. Prison survivors state that the Stasi intentionally irradiated political prisoners with high-dose radiation in order to provoke cancer in them. The East German Stasi attempted to carry out their eradiation of their political enemies in private. The TSA assaults Americans with the same kinds of cancer causing high-dose radiation, but emboldened by the authority of a criminal government, they do so within the full view of the public. Even the Stasi did not often display their disdain for individual citizens in the manner that the TSA does.
The backscatter devices are not safe. For example, a plethora of epidemiological studies have strongly suggested that X-rays and other ionizing radiation are a cause of many types of human cancer according to Dr. Hohn Gofman, a professor at U.C. Berkeley. X-rays may even be responsible for most of the deaths from cancer and ischemic heart disease, and several other maladies related to TSA backscatter devices.
Of course, the flying public still possess the right to opt out of the backscatter and opt in for being felt up by a TSA agent who has not been screened for pedophilia, intravenous drug abuse and a whole host of other criminal activities which could potentially pose a threat to travelers. Passengers, who choose the feel-up option should really keep hygiene in mind. I previously interviewed Dr. Jane Orient about the feel up procedures on The Common Sense Show, and she stated “… what about the transmission of scabies, crab lice, bedbug larvae, and all manner of germs by TSA gropers? Does the TSA agent change gloves and wash their hands between subjects, as hospital personnel must do? The evidence states that the TSA agents do not change gloves, between each passenger and they are most certainly not washing their hands.” Therefore when you are being groped by the TSA perverts at the airport, you and your children are being groped and felt up by every other person that the TSA agent has groped and felt up on that day. The nausea alone, caused by the contemplation of this practice, should keep any reasonable person from flying.
WeWontFly.com has the right idea as they have stated “We are opposed to the full-body backscatter X-ray airport scanners on grounds of health and privacy. We do not consent to strip searches, virtual or otherwise. We do not wish to be guinea pigs for new, and possibly dangerous, technology. We are not criminals. We are your customers. We will not beg the government anymore. We will simply stop flying until the scanners are history.” I say, AMEN!
The TSA is not going to willingly give up their power because there is big money behind the perpetrating of this abuse. A backscatter x-ray machine for airports costs between $100,000 and $200,000. A trained police dog costs around $10,000. Police dogs don’t cause cancer. Police dogs would be able to detect explosives more accurately than poorly trained staff using a full body x-ray machine. This is not conjecture, in airport tests the TSA are repeatedly failing while the abilities of bomb dogs and drug dogs are well known. Police dogs “scan” much more quickly than airport-naked-picture-machines. So why aren’t we using dogs for this? Oh yeah, I almost forgot that the two manufacturers of the full-body scanners have powerful friends. The L-3 Communications manufacturer of the millimeter wave scanner, hired lobbyist Linda Daschle. Linda is the wife of former Senator Tom Daschle. The other manufacturer, Rapiscan, paid $1 million to the Chertoff Group, run by former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff. Chertoff has made numerous public appearances proclaiming the value of the controversial machines. Each machine costs the taxpayer about $150,000, but that is only the purchase price, the installation, the subsequent staffing, costs even more. So, there you have your answer on why the TSA uses dangerous backscatter machines in lieu of trained police dogs because there is big money in eradiating the flying public and that is more important than truly looking for explosives. And the net effect is that Michael Chertoff and Linda Daschle have made the TSA their own private whore.
Making matters even worse, in this airport version of making a deal with the devil, once you are at the security checkpoint, there’s no turning back; you have no choice but to submit to either, or both, of the new and enhanced security techniques, according to the TSA. TSA policies state that would-be commercial airline passenger who enters an airport checkpoint and then refuses to undergo the method of inspection designated by TSA will not be allowed to fly and also will not be permitted to simply leave the airport. That person will have to remain on the premises to be questioned by the TSA and possibly by local law enforcement. Anyone who refuses the TSA abuse faces fines up to $11,000 and possible arrest.
It’s a little known fact that airports are not required to use TSA screenings at all. They can opt out of such programs altogether — including the body scanners and “enhanced pat-downs” — and hire private screening agencies instead.
The answer to this abuse is simple, stop flying. What about those who must fly for their work? It does not matter if all of these collaborators were to continue to fly. If just half of the people, for whom flying is discretionary, were to cease flying, the system would collapse. The airlines, presently near insolvency, would go broke within weeks. The airport revenues would greatly diminish. Tourism would greatly suffer. In short, the entire system would come to a grinding halt. The related industries would be screaming at the politicians to cease the abuse of the flying public and reasonable security procedures could be re-implemented and the pot-bellied blue shirts would have to find jobs befitting their station in life. Michael Chertoff would have to stop living off of his conflicts of interest as would Linda Daschle.
I am done flying until we have reasonable procedures at the airport, how about you?