On the other hand, why stop with just the full body scans? I am ALL for a mandatory semi-nude flying rule. Everyone that flies excluding pilots, must fly in "see-through security flight suits." Only under garments, or "swim" wear, now to be called "flight security modesty garments" will be allowed under the vinyl see-through security flight suits.
Ahhh just think of it. No more hassle of wondering what to wear on the flight. Hundreds of travelers in their underwear, wearing what was formerly known as transparent rain gear, sitting for "no more than three hours" on the runway waiting for take off. Yes, the smell, feel and sound of grandma's vinyl clad furniture on a warm summer day in your shorts.
Think of all the great looking bodes you will get to see. Just like a day at the beach, well kind of. You may just have to avert your eyes here or there, but it will be worth the discomfort to check out the good looking ones.
On the other hand, maybe for some guys that would create another kind of "groin bomb." Hmmm, could an air marshal arrest a guy for an involuntary erection? I can see the headlines now. "Men Arrested for Unauthorized Items in their Laps. Several young men and some middle aged men were arrested and removed from the plane when they refused to follow the orders of an air marshal to unerect their penises on command. The flight was carrying the final competitors of the national wet tee shirt team to a contest in L.A."
Maybe that is what it will take to get some of you to wake up and realize that it is ALL about control and money. TSA is the problem. If you want your freedom back, you are going to have to Seize it back!
The Underpants Bomber vs. the Keystone Kops
Becky Akers on the Christmas Kamikaze @ LewRockwell.com
"And all because the TSA once again failed. Remember that this agency hit headlines a mere fortnight ago for leaking its top-secret security manual on the internet; now, a possible reader slipped past checkpoints with PETN on him. You might think the TSA would slink away in defeat and shame; instead, it came out swinging – at passengers. They paid the price with onerous new restrictions for its bungling, as they always do when an incident like Flight 253 proves the TSA’s utter irrelevance. Perhaps it hopes that harassing and humiliating us more than usual will distract us from its culpability.
The rules are so ridiculous the Mad Hatter must have dreamed them up. "Passengers [on international flights arriving in the US] must remain in seats beginning 1 hour prior to arrival at destination…Passengers may not have any blankets, pillows, or personal belongings on the lap beginning 1 hour prior to arrival at destination." Victims also suffer a "thorough" groping at the "boarding gate prior to boarding, concentrating on upper legs and torso" – unless they are "Heads of State or Heads of Government." Yep, murderous criminals who start wars and steal our money are "exempt from the measures." The TSA hasn’t yet prohibited passengers from becoming sick at 30,000 feet, but if you do, kindly conduct your business in the plane’s loo quickly: "an air marshal, his badge visible" arrested one man on Sunday’s Flight 253 who objected to emerging "while still unwell."
Meanwhile, the Napster was on a truth-telling jag. She also astoundingly admitted that "…the system worked. …The passengers and crew of the flight took appropriate action."
Janet isn’t the first of Our Rulers to divulge this damaging info. In 2007, the Government Accountability Office reported that the TSA "considers…able-bodied passengers to be an important layer of aviation security" because they will "engage in self-defense actions should an incident occur onboard commercial aircraft." That’s right: taxpayers deprived of all weapons and defenses but fingernails, whom the TSA suspects for terrorists and abuses accordingly, not only comprise one of its often-hyped "layers of security" but an "important" one! Is this complete, jaw-dropping insanity or what? And why are we paying $7 billion a year for these thugs to molest and insult us when, in the end, they count on us to defeat terrorists? Finally, exactly how does the TSA expect us to "engage in self-defense actions" after stealing our knitting needles and pocket-knives? Heck, once a screener finishes robbing us, we can’t even squirt Listerine at a terrorist’s eyes. Shouldn’t these wingdings hand out Saturday Night Specials at the gate instead?"MORE HERE