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Weeping four-year-old girl accused of carrying a GUN by TSA officers
The London Daily Mail ^ | April 24, 2012 | Hugo Gye

Posted on 04/24/2012 9:55:17 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Of all the many complaints about airport security and the TSA, one of the most common is that they make little distinction between plausible security threats and passengers unlikely to be doing anything wrong.

And a recent incident in Wichita, Kansas has reinforced that argument, as a four-year-old girl was apparently subjected to a humiliating ordeal after she hugged her grandmother while she was waiting in line.

The girl was accused of having a gun and declared a 'high security threat', while agents threatened to shut down the whole airport if she could not be calmed down.

When asked about the overbearing treatment the girl received, a TSA spokesman did not apologise and insisted that correct procedures had been followed.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Government; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: tsa

1 posted on 04/24/2012 9:55:21 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; traviskicks; bamahead; Zanton; 2ndDivisionVet; wagglebee; ...

What kind of people does the government employ? They do this to a girl who’s barely a toddler. Would they have done this if she were an adult illegal alien?


2 posted on 04/24/2012 9:57:56 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I just can’t believe that the Republicans have not yet tried to demolish the TSA! What are they waiting for? The people are behind them probably 80% - are they waiting for a higher majority? Geez - This is ridiculous!

I refuse to travel by plane until things change!


3 posted on 04/24/2012 10:01:15 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT Get a)
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To: Clintonfatigued; xzins
Would they have done this if she were an adult illegal alien?

Illegal aliens can't get on commercial airplanes because... THEY HAVE TO SHOW TSA A GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO ID!

They can vote but they can't travel by air.

4 posted on 04/24/2012 10:02:49 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: Deagle
What are they waiting for?

Republiwusses are waiting for their stones to expand from the microscopic.

5 posted on 04/24/2012 10:07:44 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Well, I’d guess that unless the majority become Doctors, that we are lost but still waiting for results.


6 posted on 04/24/2012 10:13:03 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT Get a)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; SunkenCiv; sickoflibs; NFHale; ...

I wish I could remember the name of the freeper that said she was a TSA agent and that there are just a few rotten eggs in their ranks giving her and the other angels she works with a unfair bad rap.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 10:13:22 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Thanks George W!!!!

Real well thought out plan you put in there.

Thousands Standing Around need to be privatized.


8 posted on 04/24/2012 10:13:54 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum -Mission Accomplished)
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To: Clintonfatigued
They did have an employment campaign - on the back of pizza boxes. This of course; gives rise to the worst instincts of those 'least empowered'; who are now in uniform; at our security gates. . .And of course, it is meant to give 'rise to the worst'. Who else would do this?

It's a variation; but the 'same stuff' of useful idiots. . .

Of course; there ARE some decent folks in these positions; just not enough; given the task at hand.

9 posted on 04/24/2012 10:16:57 PM PDT by cricket ( It is not just 'the economy' and Newt knows it. . .)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Would they have done this if she were an adult illegal alien?

How about a Muslim or a child of one. NOPE; they would not. For that matter; how many childen of 'color'; have been victimized by TSA? Would bet 'NONE". . .

10 posted on 04/24/2012 10:21:08 PM PDT by cricket ( It is not just 'the economy' and Newt knows it. . .)
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To: Clintonfatigued


11 posted on 04/24/2012 10:31:58 PM PDT by garjog
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To: Rome2000

Thank you RINO Congress members and Democrats; and yes, some Conservative votes here. And yes; thanks too; to GW; who appeared unable to resist what seemed a pushy ‘mandate’ as the ‘smoke’ still burned from 9/11.


12 posted on 04/24/2012 10:32:43 PM PDT by cricket ( It is not just 'the economy' and Newt knows it. . .)
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13 posted on 04/24/2012 10:42:44 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Doug Casey has a good take on it...

Have you ever wondered where the 50,000 people employed by the TSA to inspect and degrade you came from? Most of them are middle-aged. Did they have jobs before they started doing something that any normal person would consider demeaning? Most did, but they were attracted to – not repelled by – a job where they wear a costume and abuse their fellow citizens all day.
14 posted on 04/24/2012 10:48:02 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: garjog

Why do these pictures make me want to shout the f word over and over, actually the f word w/a few others attached to it.


15 posted on 04/24/2012 11:39:10 PM PDT by punditwannabe
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To: Clintonfatigued

I went through this crap twice. It was enough.

Haven’t flown since.


16 posted on 04/24/2012 11:50:41 PM PDT by AnTiw1
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To: garjog

“All right Dog Breath, Spread em”


17 posted on 04/24/2012 11:54:56 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Clintonfatigued

All these well-paid TSA gropers with their union jobs are giving the illusion that they are protecting America from air terrorism. What a joke.

Nothing they are doing will detect the body cavity implantation of explosives. That old man with a huge pot gut and a pacemaker may actually have a bomb detonator made to look like a pacemaker and a pot gut filled with Semtex (not the similarly named energy drink). As little as 250 grams (or a little more than 1/2 LB) of Semtex can bring down an airline.

The Muslim terrorists have all the time in the world to perfect their internally implanted bomb designs on live animals.

Might I add, FUTSA!


18 posted on 04/25/2012 2:28:33 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Deagle
I just can’t believe that the Republicans have not yet tried to demolish the TSA!

What makes you think that the Republicans have any interest in constitutional government or in reducing or even reigning in any government function? Republicans gave us "no child left behind," and the senior prescription drug give away funded by our tax dollars to name just two examples. The ethanol as a motor fuel farce is due to Republicans. Even Reagan signed into law the unconstitutional ban on full auto weapons. They're really just "Democrat lite" when it comes to government excesses.

19 posted on 04/25/2012 3:49:12 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Free men and women don’t do this #%ap to one another and their kids.


20 posted on 04/25/2012 3:53:57 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Deagle

Don’t worry. Now that 0bama has declared the War on Terror over I’m sure both the TSA and Homeland Security will be abolished. < /sarcasm>


21 posted on 04/25/2012 4:07:12 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Impy
I wish I could remember the name of the freeper that said she was a TSA agent and that there are just a few rotten eggs in their ranks giving her and the other angels she works with a unfair bad rap.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Yeah! Just like there are a “few’ bad teachers giving the government schools a bad rap. Soon we will here the same excuses about Obamacare.

22 posted on 04/25/2012 4:11:40 AM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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To: AnTiw1
I went through this crap twice. It was enough.

Haven’t flown since.

I had to go on several trips since the TSA started their crap, and have to fly in the near future. I dread the security every time.

23 posted on 04/25/2012 5:12:04 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
What kind of people does the government employ? They do this to a girl who’s barely a toddler. Would they have done this if she were an adult illegal alien?

Nothing at all.

24 posted on 04/25/2012 5:15:40 AM PDT by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Impy
I wish I could remember the name of the freeper that said she was a TSA agent and that there are just a few rotten eggs in their ranks giving her and the other angels she works with a unfair bad rap.

Sure, just a few.......

25 posted on 04/25/2012 5:16:49 AM PDT by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Clintonfatigued; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; Impy; ...
Obama TSA profile of a terrorist:

Back when Bush was POTUS I used to complain regularly about TSA wasting money (big money) by treating us all like terrorists and almost everyone I talked to said they were happy it was keeping them 'safe'. It takes an Obama for Republicans to see the light.

26 posted on 04/25/2012 5:23:28 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely.)
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To: sickoflibs

The Patriot Act, and TSA, the need to protect us from us, was one of Bush’s biggest failures.

I think on Day 1 when Obama was first learning about his Executive powers he thought to himself, “Damn! I knew that president had far reaching powers, I didn’t know that Bush made it this easy for me.”

And then he set to working on Obamacare the very next morning. :)


27 posted on 04/25/2012 5:45:23 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("For the sake of our party we must stand united, whoever our nominee is."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Deagle
The Republicans brought us the TSA.
28 posted on 04/25/2012 6:13:52 AM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: sickoflibs

Nail on the head!


29 posted on 04/25/2012 6:16:41 AM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Deagle
I refuse to travel by plane until things change!

I''m with you! I will not get on a plane either. No need to.

30 posted on 04/25/2012 6:18:32 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Deagle
I just can’t believe that the Republicans have not yet tried to demolish the TSA! What are they waiting for?

They are afraid. Their greatest fear is that a terrorist attack happen after they dismantle TSA. They are as afraid of this possibility as they are of reforming entitlement programs. This is why the TSA will be with us forever.

31 posted on 04/25/2012 6:53:21 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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To: sickoflibs
compassionate conservatism and the 'security' to go with it...watch how many posts this thread gets telling us that ABBB is 'better' than bambam himself...

all this crap was instituted by "R"epublicans...

32 posted on 04/25/2012 7:46:52 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; All

They’re misunderstood...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYD6t3-FbX8&feature=related


33 posted on 04/25/2012 7:53:31 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Really?)
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To: Paine in the Neck
Let us carry our privately owned firearms on airplanes and none of this would be an issue.

Shoe bomber? Underwear bomber? Box cutters? Erratic Muslim clerics causing a scene?

No trials for them. Just burials at the hands of their intended victims.

34 posted on 04/25/2012 7:57:36 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: sickoflibs

Yeah..


35 posted on 04/25/2012 8:26:32 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Gilbo_3; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Impy
RE :”compassionate conservatism and the ‘security’ to go with it...watch how many posts this thread gets telling us that ABBB is ‘better’ than bambam himself...
all this crap was instituted by “R”epublicans..
.”

GWB kept us safe.

‘Flags waving’ Da-Da-Da , America-America.

But now it's all different, Obama does it because he hates us. It's like TARP :)

I dont like those scanners and I definitely dont like being separated visually from my ID, especially when they wont let me near the gate without my ID.

36 posted on 04/25/2012 10:55:56 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

It used to be, when one of these guys screwed up, you didn’t get meat in your hamburger, there was something sinister in the secret sauce, or there was an extra dollar charged to your credit card.

Now they’re there to F up our wives and our children.

This is what Freedom looks like? Really?

This is what Land of the Free and Home of the Brave means to these people?

Somewhere along the way, we let someone with terminal dyslexia interpret the U. S. Constitution. Hey folks, I want a second opinion!


37 posted on 04/25/2012 11:04:13 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: sickoflibs

I haven’t agreed with this from day one either.

At one point I went so far as to say I would voluntarily board a doomed flight rather than have our populace have to put up with this s—t.

I meant it too.


38 posted on 04/25/2012 11:15:29 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

One of the things that bothered me the most about the airport security, was them singling out my wife on the last two flights we took together.

I was forced to walk ahead while they gave her ‘extra attention’. I was raised to respect my wife, and be there to protect her if need be. Now I’m told ‘f—k you’, go on your way while we do as we please to her, or we’ll tackle you and basically F you up.

Say what? Never again.


39 posted on 04/25/2012 11:21:40 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: sickoflibs

“You vill obey!!”


40 posted on 04/25/2012 11:29:37 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Dead Corpse

Thank you, D.C. !!


41 posted on 04/25/2012 11:31:03 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Common sense... How does it work again? ;-)


42 posted on 04/25/2012 12:06:11 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Dead Corpse

Bro....we are in treacherous times. Off to the shooting range.


43 posted on 04/25/2012 12:54:48 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Meh... I practice in my back yard. Bow and a variety of air pistols/rifles. Keep the eye/hand coordinated. I have a few projects going that limit my range time with the rest of my "freedom support tools".

Getting there though. Just gotta get this deck built and I should be able to enjoy the rest of my summer.

44 posted on 04/25/2012 1:16:24 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Impy; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Impy.


45 posted on 04/25/2012 2:55:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

It would be interesting to see how this has effected
air travel.
I don’t fly any more and it sounds like a lot of
people have made up their minds that it’s not worth it.

It’s really screwed up that instead of takiing it to
the terrorists it’s the tourist who gets the short end.


46 posted on 04/25/2012 3:02:23 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

9/11 made it easier for terrorist ethnic groups to fly on our airlines. I haven’t flown much in my life, but can’t imagine wanting to now, short of owning and flying my own plane.


47 posted on 04/25/2012 5:32:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: sickoflibs

I was Bush supporter once and I never supported it, but that doesn’t surprise me.

If I ever fly again I’m gonna make sure my shoes smell really bad so the pig gets a wiff when I’m ordered to take them off so he can look inside for nukes.


48 posted on 04/26/2012 5:17:53 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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