Travelers ‘Feel a Little Safer’ Seeing Rape Victim Dragged Across Airport by Police

Jason Ditz, December 23, 2010

In an example of how quickly many members of the public have become not only comfortable with by comforted by the harsh and seemingly arbitrary treatment received by others at the airport, 56-year-old rape victim Claire Hirschkind was hurled to the ground and dragged across the airport by police yesterday, reassuring others that the TSA was right on top of things.

It makes me feel a little safer,” noted Emily Protine, one of the other travelers who witnessed the arrest, the consequence of Hirschkind not wanting her breasts felt by TSA agents. “It is for our protection so I have no problems with it,” added another witness, one Gwen Washington.

Hirschkind was apparently singled out because she has a pacemaker implanted in her chest, but objected when TSA officials announced they intended to feel her breasts. When she argued there was no due cause “the police actually pushed me to the floor, handcuffed me,” Hirschkind report, prompting the extreme comfort of fellow would-be passengers Washington and Protine.

The TSA insisted that Hirschkind’s arrest and her treatment were perfectly in keeping with their orders, and an airport spokesman added that she had the option to “not fly” if she objected to having her breasts groped. The TSA added that only about 3 percent of travelers are actually subjected to the treatment. The other 97 just get to feel a little safer because they didn’t get singled out.




158 Responses to “Travelers ‘Feel a Little Safer’ Seeing Rape Victim Dragged Across Airport by Police”

  1. I wonder what people would think of this — and what the media would say — if Julian Assange had done *this* in Sweden…

  2. You mean "if Julian Assange had 'been accused of doing' this".

    They "were perfectly in keeping with their orders". Why does that remind me of something?

  3. This makes me sick. The fact that this is happening and the fact that people don't care enough about their neighbors to stand up for them. Was there nobody who objected? Did the reporters only pick those who agreed with TSA or was there really no one?

    The one true hero is Ms. Hirschkind. She stood up for her rights.

  4. Since expressing opposition to a groping got the last woman dragged across the airport in chains, one can only imagine what expressing opposition to the dragging would get someone else.

  5. If/and/or/when America wakes up and decides to NOT fly, maybe this gestapo crap will stop. Silly sheeple.

  6. Unfortunately, some people have no choice. They have to take flights to make a living.

  7. TALK TALK TALK…….TURN YOUR HEADS AND LOOK AWAY……..BUNCH OF COWARDS……TOUCH ME AND SEE HOW IT FEELS TO BE TOUCHED "REAL HARD" BACK

  8. Exactly, bunch of pussies! Stand up for your rights and for others. F the TSA, F the police, and F anyone who disagrees!

  9. Does 'F' stand for "Fight" or for "F*ck"? I mean "pussies" and "F" in one post… The problem is that I doubt people who didn't get upset by Abu Ghraib can get upset by the "F" word". Whatever the completion.

    Sorry. —->[]

  10. It’s relatively easy, I guess, to choose to look the other way. But of those who did, will they remember when their time comes (and it will unless they die first). how much more painful it is to know our “fellow earthlings” are right there watching and don’t even raise an eyebrow. uncle sam is turning into Big Brother and his hand is quite oppressive.

  11. Btw, you never know how those terrorists disguise. I mean it is well known that Al-Qaeda primarily recruits mature 45+ ladies and indoctrinates them to become suicide bombers. You should especially beware if they travel unveiled.

    If it weren't tragic, it would be http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080339/

  12. That Americans will go along with this speaks volumes for this country. I am truly ashamed to be an American. And I feel nothing but disgust towards the majority of Americans.

  13. This is why I don't go the F*** to the airport!! I am PISSED OFF at this neo Fascist administration!! You know what makes me spluttering angry as a heart attack!!! TSA agents groping a three year old child!! Everyone in America should be angry enough to chew nails!!! These TSA THUGS get off on feeling out children!! If they tried to do that in the 'hood that would be the last effin' thing they'd EVER do!!!

    This makes me ASHAMED to be an American. I can hardly wait to get the h### out of this country!

  14. Bob – I feel as you do. The majority of these sheeple that call themselves Americans are as disgusting as the TSA thugs. In the olden days people who are cowards were taken out back behind the shed and beaten senseless until they learned to stand up for what is right. Cowardice was not tolerated in the past. I will go on the record and state that approximately 75 percent of so-called Americans are cowards. They are so paranoid that they should immediately be institutionalized for LIFE. This country deserves what it gets and I am definitely getting the hell OUT as soon as I can. Amerika is well beyond saving. There is no hope whatsoever for this country. These sheeple are so scared that is makes me want to throw up for a billion years.

  15. People also feel secure when they see the police harass black kids. So at least people aren't racists and only feel secure when white women are harassed.

  16. I wholeheartedly AGREE with you, David.

    The one true hero is Ms. Hirschkind. She stood up for her rights.

    I'm VERY outspoken. I stay out of airports because I know I will be arrested because I can not go along with these sanctioned rapes of American citizens who have done no wrong. It is very sad to see Americans just go along with these blatant violations of our Constitutional Rights.

    America is finished. This is a free country no more. It is not unfree because of what these fascist thugs do to our fellow citizens in airports in the name of so-called safety – It is unfree because we Americans REFUSE, Categorically REFUSE to stand up for our rights according to the Constitution. Use 'em or LOSE 'EM.

  17. After this
    http://www.google.fr/search?as_q=tsa&hl=fr&am

    and this
    http://www.google.fr/search?as_q=tsa+mastectomy&a

    now a rape victim.

    If it weren't for that three year old baby girl , I'd say that you actually deserved what you got. You deserved "orders obeying" perverts. Now, do you still think we hate you for your 'freedumbs'?

  18. Land of the free and home of the brave? It is to laugh.

  19. I get searched a few times a month as I travel frequently and have an artificial knee which always sets off the metal detector. I'm not particularly sensitive about people touching me (I competed in a physical sport for 14 years). The TSA people have never been anything but very polite to me. They call me ma'am, explain what they are going to do (even though I know the drill by heart), ask me if I want a private screening. I don't feel as if I am being groped or raped. I just feel as if it is a complete waste of my time and I can't imagine it does a thing to make me or anyone else safer.

  20. TSA Employees need to .."justify" their job… otherwise it could be just a bit fun to liven up another dull day with no bomber finds.

  21. It is coming. One more major terrorist attack and the government will place the US under lock down: Fascism with a happy face.

  22. What you have here is the thinking of a vast number of people. I'll shamelessly use Niemollers famous quote as a template: "First they came for the activists but I wasn't an activist…..Then they came for the 4th admendmentists but I wasn't….."

  23. That may be true but not everyone has to fly and empty seats speak louder than you think.

  24. Sad , sad world . There have always been a few psychopaths willing to blow up an airliner while at the same time accomplishinjg their own suicide . NOW , we have an entire cult , which preaches and promises paradise to any man women or child who does the same And , in addition gives ever creative instruction on how to do so . Yes , it is inevitable there will be " a success " sooner or later .The reactions will vary , and no doubt be offensive to some , even abusive ….oh well .
    There is no solution . Nor will there be . ….happy flying !

  25. I understand they're going to be giving TSA agents tasers and guns and approving executions on the spot when mothers don't have their breast milk bottled properly or if their children cry. In cities near train stations they'll be loaded onto trains and trucked off to be gassed and cremated for disturbing the peace. Now do you feel safer?

  26. "An ABIA spokesman says it is TSA policy that anyone activating a security alarm has two options. One is to opt out and not fly,"

    It thought that was precisely _not_ an option, because "you can't just walk away" (wasn't that Big Sister who said that?). You will at least get fined if I remember correctly.

  27. Annie wrote: “It’s relatively easy, I guess, to choose to look the other way. ”

    That is what happened in Germany in the 1930′s and 40′s. They were Good Germans. Now you have Good Americans.

  28. And don't forget, while you're hot with annoyance at this "authoritarianism training", that in DHS tests of the airport security screening system, MORE THAN 90%OF THE KNIVES, GUNS, AND BOMBS USED TO CHECK/TEST THE SCREENING SYSTEM GOT THROUGH UNDETECTED. YES!!!! NINETY F*CKING PERCENT GET THROUGH. So not only do they violate your dignity and your person, but they fail utterly — catastrophically even — to achieve the goal of providing safety from terrorists — if there were any, which clearly there are not — by preventing lethal materials to be carried on board commercial passenger aircraft.

    Not pissed off enough? The DHS keeps the results of these screening effectiveness tests "classified" (though the results have been leaked, surprise surprise). You may have your own opinion as to why, but my opinion is that the DHS and TSA clowns are rightly apprehensive about the public outcry that would result if the public knew — I mean REALLY knew, UN FLIPPIN-DENIABLY knew — the totality of the "terrorism" hysteria taxpayer ripoff.

  29. Reminds me of the old slogan, attributed to Stalin: Shoot a dozen and millions will tremble.

  30. Go to any police state in the world, China, Russia, Viet Nam, Israel, and you will see the same treatment, that we are receiving at our airports. Haughty, facist, authoritarian thugs, in uniform, dishing out abuse to law abiding citizens. After awhile, we will have to tolerate all sorts of indignities from uniformed personnel, from sadistic petty cruelties to having guns pointed in our faces everywhere we go. The USA is becomming just another facist police state.

  31. Where is John Galt when we need him most?

  32. It already is, my friend…

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  34. QED: The average citizen is now a legitimate target. You want a little security? How about knowing that your next door neighbor wants you dead? And why are we not pulling military out of their beds in the middle of the night, why are we not fucking tossing these wastes out of the control tower and onto the tarmack? You are whiners. The doers are making plans!

  35. Uh no. They will simply move the police state tactics to buses and trains and eventually private autos just as the brits have.

  36. “It makes me feel a little safer,” noted Emily Protine, one of the other travelers who witnessed the arrest, the consequence of Hirschkind not wanting her breasts felt by TSA agents.

    “It is for our protection so I have no problems with it,” added another witness, one Gwen Washington.

    Part of me hopes that both of these two bitchtards experience very public rape at the hands of the TSA goons they apparently view as “protectors.”

  37. now you can understand why REST of the WORLD is so PISSED OFF…. at USA…

  38. Yes, hundreds of these women have blown up our planes. Uh, wait; NO women, of any description, have blown up our planes. Muslim airport workers have unrestricted access to baggage and the inside of the planes, yet not one plane has come down since 9/11. Doesn't this tell you that the specter of Muslim terrorists swarming over our country is phony? How can you be so gullible after everything that has been revealed about airport security? If they wanted to get us, they could have done so thousands of times over; but they haven't, have they? Hmmm?

  39. John Galt, through his fanboy Alan Greenspan, just crashed the world economy. Catch up man!

  40. Thank God! The Breast Bomber has been arrested!

  41. The Land Of The Free
    The Home Of The Brave

    WTF???

  42. Zombies deserve ALL the protection and more Nazis are providing to them. Hopefully Messiah and his henchmen come up with "enhanced" protection real soon!

  43. You honestly believe US is not under lock down now?

  44. Amazing isn't it? You haven't even the "freedom" to leave unmolested in person or pocketbook.

  45. It would have been a media wet dream. Though, of course, they'd phrase it differently.

  46. I've been tempted to fly but since these devices, and the subsequent TSA abuses, are on the rise, I see little reason to anymore. Driving has been a pleasure…. until the ass hats get the idea to ruin that as well in which case I'll be leaving the country for good if not earlier.

  47. It won't stop because it has nothing to do with security it has to do compliance to control and giving up our rights. If we stop flying this scanners will show up at the supermarkets, are we going to stop eating. What happened to Hirschkind has nothing to do with any threat it is done as an example to the other sheeple.

  48. Could someone contact this woman and have her contact the ACLU and file suit against those criminals?

  49. Go suck some TSA cock, you pathetic excuse for a human being!!!!

  50. All the shrill comments would be more so if a bomber got through the screening….comments like, "lazy TSA not doing their job!"….well if you do not want to go through the security process, then take the bus or charter yourself a private jet. As mentioned in the article, TSA gives you two options: not to fly or submit to screening. This woman chose neither and got what she deserved.

  51. Wackadooooooooooo!

  52. It’s not just about compliance and control, although conditioning citizens to be the governments bitches is a big part of it.
    It’s also about stealing from the public. Remember that after Michael Chertoff set these things up as head of the DHSS, he set himself up with a contract for $350Million to provide naked scanners to the airports. Never forget pure rapacious greed on the part of these criminal tyrants, too.

  53. If the 3 percent who are subject to this abuse stop flying, that means the security apparatus will have to find another 3 percent to work on. If nobody's buzzing because of implanted medical hardware, they can start screening for eye colour, nose size, or 'funny looks'. There will alway be that 97 percent who like seeing somebody else get shafted so they can feel better. Until the last 100 doofi who are lining up for the treatment.
    After that there's no need or security at all.

  54. Freakin' right the response would be shrill, all those billions wasted and a bomber still gets though? Lord love a duck!

    The more security there is, the shriller it will get. Eventually, though, as long as they keep on letting people get on airtplanes, something's going to happen. I'd like to think it will be because somebody really hates our freedoms or some other political ideology, rather than because somebody wanted to 'outfox' security. The effect will be the same, as will the response.

  55. Funny, I've been in a few 'police states' and there is a lot less policing at the airport than there is in America. Maybe what you meant was a police state 'under seige'.

  56. She’s just mad because she didn’t get that phone call the next day.

    She should just be glad they still want to grope her, even if it’s just a fling.

  57. Couldn't happen to a nicer people. Amerika has wished evil on the world, invasions genocide & propping up cruel dictatorial regimes. The middle east is awash with Amerikan puppet rulers who torture and enslave the people ruthlessly. Once upon a time – Amerika tried to be good. NOW as a nation, you have changed your hearts to do evil in the world. So, what goes around comes around. Enjoy.

  58. The sheeple who are quite alright with this crap will eventually be on the receiving end themselves. I hope they get the living crap beat out of them.

  59. I am doing something about this – I'm NOT flying. $$$ is all that matters to these clowns.

  60. By the time people wake up and realize this country is turning into Nazi Germany, it will be too late.

  61. As an American who is now a expat living in Amsterdam NL. I'am truely feel free for the first time in 30+
    yrs. travel is fun again,the US is soooo behind ,I can get on hi-speed trains go to Germany,France,
    Spain in hrs for 35 eruo no hassel, I can smoke hi-grade in my pvt.state rm. if I want to pay a little more
    I'am thinking you sheeple should change the words to one of your fav songs;"land of the free,home of
    the brave" do not really aply any longer.The school system is training the kids to be just smart enough
    to fill out the paperwk on low pay jobs. 12th.grade in states is about 9th or 10th. in NL.& Germany and
    Nordic countrys all learn 3 lang's & can drop one in 11th grade. As long as teachers union has a strangle hold (re;lobbyist in Wa/DC) on schools your done US is going to be a footnote in history.At lease European people have enough balls to protest against the bs in thier gove!

  62. Look in the mirror, jackass. Beating people up for disagreeing with your view is the conduct of a thug.

  63. Thought and self-examination aren't your strong point. You'd make a good thug — if you aren't that already.

  64. You were all gung-ho for the Bushit criminal enterprise and the crime of torture. Their crimes only matter when the victims are sufficiently white.

  65. Public safety trumps any individual right to threaten public safety, gun-nut. This is the first draft of that which became the Second Amendment. The final clause — which was voted down — was the only "individual right" debated concerning that amendment. Try to follow along —

    The right of the people (PLURAL, as in, "We the people"; it is not, "We the individual," or, "I the people") to keep and bear arms (as MILITIA) shall not be infringed; a well armed, and well regulated militia (NOT "individual") being the best security of a free country (NOT "individual"): but no person (INDIVIUAL) religiously xcrupulous of (AGAINST) bearing arms, shall be compelled (INVOLUNTARY) to render m,ilitary service (in the MILITIA) in person." "Creating the Bill of Rights," Veit, et al., at 30.

    And:

    US Con. Art. I., S. 8, C. 15. The Congress (not YOU, jackass) shall have Power To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, (and) SUPPRESS INSURRECTIONS.

    The individual does not have any right to shoot at the Constitution, and public safety.

  66. None of the terrorism — real and imagined — has anything to do with "hating our freedoms". It has to do with opposing imperialist/colonialist bullying outside the country of its origin.

    But none of that matters when the victims are insufficiently white: THEN they "hate our freedoms".

    We so enjoy telling bogus stories to ourselves about how wonderful we are, while shutting eyes and ears to all evidence to the contrary.

  67. This is the price of Empire. If you don't like it then be a Patriot, get out a club and start take aim at Pax Americana…

  68. Hope your wife gets raped, so she can tell you how she feels about being groped.

  69. “So that’s how Liberty dies…
    with thunderous applause”.

  70. A man on the sidewalk in New York City keeps howling like a wolf. A woman walks up to him and asks him why he is howling.
    "To keep the tigers away," he responds.
    "But there are no tigers here," she points out.
    He smiles. "See, it works!"

    This country is not safer due to our fascist security systems in airports. The fact that no "terrorists" have gotten through tells us nothing. The fact that many, many guns and knives have gotten through undetected despite the fact that the Gestapo get to feel us up and look at our genitals tells us volumes.

  71. it is well known that Al-Qaeda never existed till the main stream media and CIA mad it so….they have just raised the terror alert from not really true to blatant LIE….but dont worry governments of the world have you best interests at hear they look after us all (if we have money and shares in their companys)

  72. I'm almost sure the reporters did not cherry-pick these two, and nine out of ten Americans would say something like this, especially on camera. Including many of those who post these very comments here – it's one thing to post anonymously, and another to expose yourself to coworkers, neighbors, etc. as anti-government type.

  73. There's even more blatant fact that this. Even if TSA did detect 100% of everything in these tests – still, for the ten years of their existence, they have not stopped a single real terrorist. That this simple fact does not immediately and completely wipes TSA out of existence, is more descriptive of the society than of the TSA itself. TSA after all only takes whatever it can.

  74. No need to imagine. Interference with police, plus assault on the officer.

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  76. Washington and Protine: American proles!

  77. What would George Washington have done if the redcoats did this to Martha?
    OMFG, if this happened when I was a kid every newspaper in the nation would have suggested the cops involved might better move to Russia than keep working as cops in a Free Nation.

  78. Is this Emily Protine?
    http://picasaweb.google.com/113770204041745396353

    Anybody know where to leave a bag of burning shit?

  79. Bottom line is the TSA & DHS has NEVER caught anyone trying to blow up or hijack a commercial flight . For all the billions of our hard earned tax $$$ spent, not one. Feel better now.

    How about they give you the option of come through nude or don't fly?

    How about complete strip searches before boarding, will you protest then?

    How about when it gets to the point that when you make a reservation the TSA/DHS comes to your house to inspect what you MAY bring on that trip. Will you protest then?

    Franklin said, "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Boy that pretty much describes you.

  80. And when TSA is abolished due to the public outcry, it will be replaced by the "efficient" privatized "service", and even more expensive, elaborate and instrusive processes and technologies, all justified in the name of security. Our legislators will dutifully fill their coffers year in and out. But there will be no money for local governments, school buses or teachers, and property taxes are sure to go up to pay for the money black hole our lives are being sucked into. But most people do not see it, or do not get it. Say "security", and everyone falls into neat marching formations. The nation of Borg, wired and assimilated. Resistance is truly futile.

  81. I think the title of this needs to be corrected to "Sexual Coersion victim", there appears to be no rape or intention of rape involved. The intent to sexual assault, on the other hand… or sexual coersion… definitely.

    Further, a lot of these pat downs are assumed to be 'safe and harmless' with no sexual intentions, because they are done by the same sex. In an era where homosexualism / lesbianism is widespread and rather widely accepted to be mainstream, such an assumption is laughably quaint and pure rot.

    A lesbian woman touching a woman's breasts or grouping and feeling her body against her will, is just as equivalent as a heterosexual male doing the same to the same woman. And a homosexual male patting down a heterosexual male, is equally an assault as a heterosexual female patting down a male. Now, you add in people who consider themselves to be bisexual, and anyone they pat down of any gender becomes a potential or direct sexual assault. They only way you can discern is by the person's intentions, and how can you see that. Such a thing exists only in their mind.

  82. News story about incident: http://www.kvue.com/news/local/Woman-arrested-at-

  83. Fat goofy Americans will never get it. Just a whole few generations of spoiled and brainwashed idiots with a political IQ of 0. Things will never change here because those who could stand up and derail the fascism have been employed by the ruling class to feed off the rest of us and keep the ruling class entrenched. See this video, it explains EVERYTHING:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbp6umQT58A

    When I see the masses take to the streets and rise up in Europe and then contrast that with the complacent American, it makes me cringe and realize the fact that this country has seen better days and now is simply the sunset of its time.

  84. U.S.A. To Get that “PERSONEL FEELING” from the TSA, FLY AMERICAN! Do you think that other countries dont do this! NOT!! ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT DOES IS THE D.S.A, “THE DISUNITED STATES OF AMERICA….To protect the WHITE HOUSE & other FEDERAL SITES INCLUDING “A.

  85. USE TRAINED DOGS!!!!!!!!!! USE TRAINED DOGS…………………USE TRAINED DOGS'' JUST LIKE THE WHITE HOUSE, ALL ARMED SERVISES, ALL FEDERAL "SECURED" SITES,,,,,& LIKE THE "REST OF THE MAJOR AIR LINES AROUND THE WORLD". IF IT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR THEM, WHY NOT US????????? NONINVASIVE, VERY, VERY FAST, & NO ONE GET'S WAY WITH ANYTHING, EG. EXPLOSIVES, SMUGGELING, ETC

    .WHY ARE DOGS NOT USED TO "SMELL" OUT BOMBS [EXPLOSIVES ] IN AFGANISTAN & THROUGH OUT WAR ZONES INSTEAD OF TROOPS?????????
    OR IS THIS "EXERISE" & ALL THE "CARNAGE," PART OF A MAKE WORKS PROGRAM, TOO????????

  86. What is wrong with Amerikans??? The comments on here about feeling safer due to the groping of individuals is totally off this planet. The next thing you know, they will be allowed to poke your rectum, just to make sure you’re not hiding a bomb up there. For heavens sake! What on earth are you afraid of? I’d be more afraid of your govt than from any supposed terrorist. I fly allot, to various countries in the world, but I’ll never go the the U$A. And for those who won’t fly, you can’t escape the money making machine. These procedures have already been planned for bus stations, and other ‘user friendly’ places. Even if you drive your car, there are plans in place to have you screened. They’ve already got large portable units, ready to be used around shopping centers, sporting grounds, etc. This is all money and fear driven. Even the military in Iraq have found that dogs are the best detectors of explosives. But hey, I guess that some people just love to be groped, as it makes them feel ‘safer’.

  87. how about that 12 year old little girl whos first experience at being felt up was by TSA you people are really screwed up allowing this behaviour in your country by so called authorities. I'm not coming to your country ever soon it will be the same at train, bus and all other public places. Paranoia is rampant time to revolt or suck it up and just do what your told

  88. America has gone down hill and we are all to blame for deserting our watch. Of course they have thugs, thieves and perverts doing this kind of a job, no decent human being would subject another human to this kind of treatment, they would walk out of their job. We live in a perverted society, most people have no morals to begin with, so, what do you expect? If you don't want to be treated in this manner, don't fly, call the airlines and tell them you won't fly unless they do something about getting rid of the scanners and TSA. Hit them where it hurts, their wallets!!!! But, people are stupid, they will continue to be abused, herded like sheep, ruled by fear. Got it? That's how the people are controlled, add the tasers, and they will look like cattle being forced into the slaughter house!!!

  89. They are the “GOOD GERMAN BURGOMEISTERS” who had NO IDEA there was something wrong in the CAMPS.

    TSA, If we do not fight them in the airports,
    we will be fighting them in our neighborhoods ……….
    when they grope your children in your parks and playgrounds..

  90. You obviously have never been on T.A. international airport. I come there once a month and I can assure you that in 99% of the cases you are barely able to notice that there is any security at all! No visible guns, no aggression, no intimidation. Send the morons who run the show on US airports over and have them educated. But first lift the IQ threshold for TSA staff as it would be a waste of time.

  91. I posted earlier and may have offended some, sorry, let me explain. I got profiled in the early 90′s while flying. No arrest record, I just created a blip in some data base. A sniffer dog was brought to examine my luggage. The dog barked. Based on this, airport security confiscated all the money I had on me.
    Nobody ever believed this story. In America, cops robbed me at the airport and didn’t even arrest me. Would some believe me now after seeing this whole TSA thing? Bend over, spread your bum cheeks and cough for freedom, because I don’t really care. I felt as if there was some justification for all this after 911 when I felt patriotic for about five minutes until the 5 Dancing Israelis tipped off that whole scam.
    As long as beer and football (bread and circuses) satiate the masses, you’ll not see any changes, but to those of you rubbing your eyes in TSA shock, hi. Can’t say it’s good to see you, but I suppose some company is nice.

  92. I have a idea TSA should only hire good looking young women to do the screening, and we get to fondle and grope them back, and of coarse we have a private room to do what we like, I might even start traveling by air then. give up your libertys everyday and soon you will have none

  93. @Jason- That was really ignorant of you: "She got what what she deserves" you say?? No One Deserves To Be Treated Disrespectfully, PERIOD!! This is not about them being "lazy TSA not doing their job", it's about them performing a procedure that is in every sense of the words, Sexual Harassment!! Your Local Police is NOT allowed to do this (and they would face severe consequences), yet you're OK with strangers sexually assaulting you??

    If your Mom and Dad or Sister and Brother decided to "opt out" and they got thrown to the floor (and quite possibly hurt or killed) for no reason, Did They Deserve That???? Would You Stand There And Let It Happen????

  94. There are alternative air travel options not affected by TSA B.S.

    Check out the following campaign for more info and to help make it happen.
    http://www.thepoint.com/campaigns/campaign-0-1502

  95. Perhaps the Cliff Notes version you read left some things out…The Looters are the ones who just crashed the world economy – and are still in power and still looting. Mouch (Greenspan and his ilk) doesn't need help from fanboys. The entire story is more relevant today than it was when written in the 1950's.

    We need a Galt to stop the madness.

  96. I know it's a lot of words but Read the entire article…the woman had previously been a rape victim. They were not talking about the groping by TSA as "rape". Crikey!!

  97. guys……. read it and weep…… its all about control… there was no real threat to airlines on 911… the whole thing was an an inside job… why?!? to instil FEAR…….. and thats exactly what there doing now with all this tightened security…… when are people going to stop looking on the outside and look to the real cause and reason

  98. There is the old question: What came first – the chicken or the egg. Going back to the early history of this planet there were always wars. These wars were mostly power struggles among the ruling classes The general public never started a war. They were cheerfully ready to being shot at, injured or killed. After the conflict was over these same monarchs, kings, rulers etc. were sitting together discussing the results of their dirty business. We, int he so called free world, are wondering why all of a sudden there is such a hatred toward the west. Only after looking into the past history and checking out the countries where this hostility started, can one appreciate their urge to harm those who they feel have done them wrong in the past. Unfortunately, again those who are suffering under these circumstances are the little people. We can only hope that reason will prevail and some day those who are the cause of these problems will get their deserved reward. That may be wishful thinking.

  99. People who seek a controntation with airport security personnel should be punished so as to discourage this by other people.

    This silly woman should seek alternative means of transportation, or as they say, "get over it."

  100. Yes, TSA is just following orders. Where have we heard that before?

  101. Laws are passed for the masses today, and not the few , that think them up..Control is the order of the
    day, and for tomorrow..Fear has a snow ball effect, and in the USA, the administration is actually pushing for a war, to get itself out of hawk..Only the USA administration is so adamant, that only they can possess , Nukes, and are crying on deaf ears..Make no bones about it, as long as they keep doing, undeclared wars , they most certainly will get hit, and seal up their country like a "Mason"Jar.. They will create a country of citizens in detention centers, and that is their building dreams for the future..Their empire is in a state of collapse, and she will take many with her..

  102. This message is for North America-Canada_USA-Please stop, trying to lead our citizens around, as though we are very young children, in need of your protection, as no-one has asked you to do this.
    One of your presidents has stated, The worst Fear, is fear itself, as you are trying to implant , into the minds of your people..You have the world where you want them on ""edge'' , and you do this out of ""greed""..Out of greed, You are about to manipulate a severe market down turn, and if it will put you at ""war, '' this is were you want to go, as an administration, on behalf of the Corporations that feed you , with their ""keep silence money–(Tax Dollars) Where money is concerned, people do not count., give them a few pennies, let the Corporations and the Administration,s and Governments reap, the balance and the advantages, crooked Government s bring..People wake up, stop these
    people , keeping you so occupied , with your debit, you fail to see , the" Forest" for the "Tree,s"..

  103. Hitler started this way.. he hyped up the fear, and pushed the 'We are the best" nationalistic message, while promising jobs, security and getting rid of criminals..

    He said; "Just give me the power" and the people did… just like today. The jails filled up, jobs appeared, but you had to join the Natzi party to get them, and soup was given to all. Then the money ran out, and no one wanted to release criminals back on the street.. The solution? Gas them all. Problem solved, no more expensive housing of worthless criminals.

    Oh, then there was the pesky problem of terrorists coming in and bombing government buildings, (It was an inside job by the way) which then created the need for wars of revenge in foreign countries, to no end. The excuses were all the same as today…. we are exporting freedom and democracy and we are the best.

    I know a Jewish man who left this country recently. He said it is the same as what happened right before Hitler came to power.. All of the same things are in place.

  104. This is an excuse for your bigotry Vojkan

  105. You were treated fine because you didn't protest at all and it didn't bother you. If it bothered you and you protested at all…you would have a much different experience. As this lady did. The excuse that we give up our "inalienable" rights (lol!) when we purchase a ticket is just another nail in our Republic's coffin. If you object to getting groped at the airport they drag you out…arrest you…tell you you're kicked out of the airport for good and threaten you with a $10K fine. This is the land of the free? You don't even have the freedom to say who can and can not touch your own body.

  106. I always say this to Americans when arguing with them. I follow it with…last of the frightened snivelling cowards is more like it. It would be a good thing to be taken over by the Taliban. They would toughen us up a bit maybe. Give us a backbone again. We are all jellyfish.

  107. I hope you get what you deserve real soon

  108. This makes me sick..

  109. They won’t be laughing when the velvet glove comes completely off the iron fist of these Communists.

    Americans are stupid and will indeed get everything they deserve very soon.

  110. Gwen Washington has a twisted take on reality. If watching her fellow citizens being mistreated makes her feel safe I can only wonder how happy she would feel watching them rounded up and put into camps.

  111. Dont cry about USA, change it

  112. Bianca, there is such a simple solution that would NOT be intrusive at all, very inexpensive and capable of a total and complete search for any type of explosive materials. You wouldn't have TSA moronic thugs in existence, (they would go back to their respective loony bins and prisons) nor would you need scanners to that Chertoff can get richer. The answer is; DOGS. Yes dogs. They have the snoz to find over 13000 different types of explosives. Each dog costs about $8,000 and are far more effecient and safer, yes safer, then Michael Chertoff's expensive boondoogle. Yea, GO DAWGS!!!! Sincerely, Geheimish

  113. What really gets me, is how many are actually buying into the "terrorist fantasy". They were "made up" by the CIA, among others, to support the military industrial complex, and perpetual war. What TSA is doing, is assault and battery, and child porn. Our rights, and the law, don't stop at the airport door. Being arrested for refusing to be assaulted, is a false arrest, and a huge lawsuit. This pre-Nazi America we've had inflicted on us calls for violence if necessary, since the government's way of handling this is with violence. The ones that submit to this abuse are the ones to worry about, the weak and gullible, mindless f*cks that do whatever they're ordered to do. The ones that are co-opting with the Gestapo to hand over their inalienable rights. The TRUE American will never submit to this domestic terrorism, perpetrated by our government of criminal's.
    America has become an embarrassment, a third world cesspool with a terrorist government spreading death and destruction around the globe, as well as in the homeland. Our government is no longer beneficial to the people of America, as if it ever was, it has become a power hungry control freak, causing way more harm than good. All the unconstitutional laws they enforce are null and void, yet they continue to violate our rights unabated. It's up to us people, this aint going to fix itself.

  114. Excuse me, Pendulum? You do understand irony, don't you??

  115. Oh, how Amerikans deserve everything they're gonna get!

  116. Think about this, the last three "attempted bombings" in the US were all overseen (setup) by our FBI. They supplied the bomb (fake) material, instructions, collaboration, support, and, instigated the whole plot. The other two were stopped by civilians, not TSA.
    And who said they're "not doing their job"? The problem with TSA is they violate the constitutional rights of all Americans, along with the law.

  117. I choose not to fly to the US of A now in fact I don't even fly in Australia – why? – because the world governments are actually the terrorists – they create fear – fear is control – control is terrorism!!!

  118. "Land of the free", with the highest prison population of the "free" world.

  119. Maybe my daughter is particularly sensitive, or maybe I'm particularly sensitive to someone assaulting her, but, the first one to put their hands on her will be searching for his teeth. Promise.

  120. I'll try to be more polite than people who already answered you and I'll try to explain why your reaction is so wrong. To my discharge, I relish in watching the US becoming more Communist than the Soviets.

    My answer risks to be long. It's because truth requires more than a few words.

    You don't mind to be touched. You're a woman, I'm a man, and yet I do. There's a convention in France. People kiss the air while they chuck cheeks when they meet in the morning. I got labelled as hoity-toity because that ritual made me feel uncomfortable. I only rub cheeks with people I'm really acquainted with.

    So, if you don't mind to be touched by people you don't know from Adam or Eve, there are people who do. And if you don't mind unknowns to palpate your intimacy, there are people who do. Especially if it's a three year old baby, if you had a breast removed or if some a**hole has raped you.

    Please, abstain from stupid comments in the future.

  121. Sorry my comment has been taken literally. It was meant to be sarcastic.

  122. You're fear of death is why you think it's ok for them to do that. There is nothing you can do to prevent when it's your time to die. What they did to her was excessive. I, as a woman, who also happens to be married, would not want a stranger touching me intimately. That is not their place. The TSA have those wands that can do the job just as well. Shame on you for thinking it's ok to treat another human being like that. I wonder what you would say if it happened to you, but instead they groped your balls?

  123. Thankyou TSA for doing your job. Papa Bill O’Really told me the terrorists hate us for our freedoms. So obviously the solution is to stop having freedoms.

    And the terrorists need to know that we got rid of our freedoms, so it’s vital that these incidents happen frequently and are widely publicized. Of course the fact we have two millions locked in cages shows we stopped having freedoms, but the terrorists don’t know about that, since they only know what’s on TV, and TV won’t talk about all the prisoners.

    If you don’t like being groped, forget about busses and trains. You can’t even buy a bus or train ticket without government ID. I know, because I quit flying 25 years ago. The Border Thugs routinely board buses and trains looking for brown people. I’ve seen this many times. Train passengers are randomly searched. Either submit, or you don’t get on.

    The whole world is a prison; some of us have slightly bigger cages.

  124. Emily Protine is totally scary. How can you possibly think that this is OK? Get some education! You don't know what you are giving away with your ignorance. Do you really think the Patriots (NOT the football team!) of this nation risked everything for you just so you can throw it away? Not to mention those brave soldiers of the past and present risking their very lives just so you can pretend everything is all right and just because it's the Government, it must be legal, ethical, moral, or lawful? Just how far do you want them to go? Do you want them to set up their "security" stations at the grocery store? The Mall? Your child's school? They're already talking about the subways and train stations.

    You can bet if I am faced with this situation, I WILL put up a fight. I'm a 52 year old grandmother and I am going to do everything I can to protect this nation and the CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF ITS CITIZENS THAT IS BEING IGNORED AND MANIPULATED BY THE MEMBERS OF "AUTHORITY". I am not afraid to die. If it is my fate to blow up at 30 thousand feet, then so be it. I won't be sitting in my chair waiting for it to happen. I am afraid of where this nation is headed and the corrupt leaders we are allowing to send us there.

    God bless you, Claire. You are a true patriot of this nation.

    "A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government." – Edward Abbey

    "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." ~Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

    "We have enjoyed so much freedom for so long that we are perhaps in danger of forgetting how much blood it cost to establish the Bill of Rights." ~Felix Frankfurter

    "Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance." ~Woodrow Wilson

    "I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." ~James Madison, speech, Virginia Convention, 1788

    "Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have." ~Harry Emerson Fosdick

    "It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you." ~Author unknown, sometimes attributed to M. Grundler

    "Men fight for freedom, then they begin to accumulate laws to take it away from themselves." ~Author Unknown

    "We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home." ~Edward R. Murrow

    "Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves." ~D.H. Lawrence, Classical American Literature, 1922

    "Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die." ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

    "Nations grown corrupt
    Love bondage more than liberty;
    Bondage with ease than strenuous liberty."
    ~John Milton

    "Most people want security in this world, not liberty." ~H.L. Mencken, Minority Report, 1956

    "Freedom is never free." ~Author Unknown

    "Live FREE or DIE – Death is NOT the Worst of EVIL." – General John Stark of New Hampshire

  125. I do hope I'm not the one you answered to. Because, if I am, you got my comment completely wrong. Actually, if my comment is what you answered to, you have everything wrong.

    Please, read what I wrote, carefully. Have you ever heard of the term "sarcasm". Some people, having no other mean to ward off the horrible thoughts some other people inspire them, resort to a form of humour called "sarcasm", in order to preserve their own mental sanity.

    Is it clearer now?

  126. Thank god I am not actually required to fly anywhere.

    Although if I am I would probably make strong hints that i'm from the generation where if anyone but ma or pa touched my special place… GO FOR THE EYES!

    Ah well. The american sheeple had plenty of opportunities to actually change their country. They've now waited to long and its off to the slaughter house.

  127. Getting angry at Americans who are going along with this anti-freedom surge coming from the direction of the US Government is no solution.
    They obviously like living in an authoritarian society (synonyms for fascist: dictator, strongman, Big Brother, adviser, despot, leader, oligarch, magnate, authoritarian, extreme right wing etc.).
    Which begs the real question, do we feel like living with them?

  128. 10 Years is not that long…Remember all the talk at the time the Patriot Act was being rammed down our throats – about how our Constitutional freedoms and rights were being eroded and given away – and how, as Benjamin said that if we give up our rights for momentary security we'll end up with neither (paraphrased)… Well, take a good look around you. What we allowed to happen has blossomed and what we have now is less then what we had 10 years ago – and we ain't gonna get it back. And those who sit back and allow the "authorities" to have their way with our citizens who may be less capable of defending themselves is what we have earned for being "patriots" and "good citizens."

  129. Having lived in an african democratic country which our govt. supported. I travelled freely, but would not allow my african friends and collegues families to be abused at check points enroute to work sites. For example; at one temporary check point [they could set up at their volition] they started checking each woman and opening and empting all personal baggage and food onto the ground. I went to stop this harassment and in seconds had 4 M-16's in my face. All I can say is that I tried as they continued their so called duty and dumped everything onto a pile as we had to watch. the men in the group could do nothing for fear of their life or physical beating. I was the one that needed to stand up being an expat. We slowly give up little right and soon there will be no rights. we need to stand up with our fellow citizens. What if 100 travellers came to her support how would that be handled or 1000 what wuld they do arrest the whole mob. I will not allow it to happen, What do I have to lose, my life? So be it! Come on people, We need to take back our country, Why will the majority keep quiet. It only takes a few to bring it down.

  130. You are right Bob! I am ashamed to be an American too! Stupid, ignorant, American sheeple will wake up one day on their way to the FEMA Camps and believe they are being taken to a nice resort. History always repeats it's self sooner or later.

  131. One better; what is wrong with any parent that would allow this to be done to their children? Going to visit grandma would just have to be put on hold until enough freakin stupid people quite flying and the government figures out we are not going to tolerate this crap!!!!!

  132. Quit your belly aching, and don't fly! Ride a bus or a train, or better yet drive yourself. TSA workers are just doing as ordered. They probly hate it as much as you do. Ever bathed or diapered an old person??? It doesn't make you a pervert. Someone is just doing their job. I felt embarrassed washing their private parts when they couldn't. But if I where in their diaper, I would hope someone took the time to do the job right. Also, if TSA misses a bomb and it kills your loved ones, you all would be standing in line to sue the slackers. SO SHUUUUUT UP!!!!

  133. Unfortunately, not everybody has watched the Monty Python's Flying Circus.

  134. Yeah right, big guy. You do that and see how fast you're in cuffs, and how long you're held.
    Don't get me wrong. I would love to donkey punch one of those gropers in the nuts, and I am afraid I would.

    Not gonna fly until this is corrected. I can't believe these sheeple "feeling safer" because a RAPE VICTIM REFUSED TO BE GROPED.

    Americans, grow a pair and hurry. Fascism lies in the future for people who just roll over every time the gummint says so.

  135. Your self-centered attitude doesn't leave much room for anyone but you, does it. Big deal, doesn't bother you. It apparently bothers other people, like the guy whose catheter got groped and spilled urine all over him, the children, the mastectomy victims, the rape victims, autistic people and others who cannot bear to be touched. Sure, they could choose the scanner, what's a little radiation? Houston drinks it, and they're okay.

    Maybe your attitude would be a little more generous if you were a rape victim instead of some selfish git with a gammy leg.

  136. I'm afraid you're right. I am poised near the border, ready to scoot off to some beach in Baja where I can laugh at the dumb Americans who still think they're the arbiters of freedom while submitting to draconian "anti-terrorist" measures.

    If they don't fight now, it won't get easier later on down the road.

  137. Well, that's all nice, but I'm tired of trying to make a difference, only to be flooded with ten thousand requests for funding.

  138. You might be feeling different if you'd been the victim of rape. Maybe you should think about that instead of passing judgement on things you know nothing about.

  139. Emily Protine you are a pathetic excuse for a human being. I would love to tell you that right to your face. No one should be subjected to that kind of behavior. And just because you might willingly go along with it doesn't make it right. You may not mind being groped but lots of people would.

  140. Jason you too are a pathetic excuse for a human being. And if you don't know it then it makes you even more pathetic. But really I like one of the other responses. Hope your wife gets raped. Then see how she feels going through the groping at the airport. You pathetic piece of shit.

  141. Actually Ron Paul is probably no better than the rest. For real shrills the Republicans take the cake.

  142. Another pathetic excuse for a human being.

  143. No, YOU shut up! If people like you were here in the 1700s, we'd still be drinkin tea and paying taxes to Her Majesty, the Queen.

    We don't, because people chose to fight the power, and a new nation is born.
    Now that nation is slowly being subverted by people who know that you monkeys won't fight for your freedom.

    If the TSA misses a bomb, chances are it will be in all that unscanned luggage you're sitting on at 60,000 feet.

  144. As an evil American, I couldn't agree more. The US government has gone insane with control over every aspect of our lives. I'm sickened by our government, THEY are the real terrorists. Our puppet obama has shown his intentions are to destroy America by bankruptcy, and tyranny. Our entire government has turned criminal under his watch. The day he was placed in his position, was the day America as we know it ended. We're a third world nation, with an evil dictatorship that we asked for. Apparently we like it.

  145. "Lisa, I'd like to buy your rock."

  146. Haha, I missed that episode.

  147. I simply will not fly until they get the government gets their act together. If that is NEVER, then so be it!! I have plenty of metal in me & I'm sure I would set off most detectors. My question is, how were they able to fire the people that they said they did..considering that they are Federal Employees?? Those are normally the only ones you cannot get rid of.

  148. OK , I am done with flying! I have been patted down five times within the last two months. I am a white male 38 years old, regular looking man. Sure enough when the TSA agent is done, I get phone numbers handed to me by several TSA agents! I am tired of these fags! I'll drive. TSA is the Transsexual alliance"

  149. We've got a war on everything, except governmet. All those in favor?

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  151. I hope people keep this article in mind the next time they're pestering the children in their lives to do well in school. I can't imagine a better way to create mentalities dependent enough to demand this than to tell children that they'll be nothing in life if they don't allow a large portion of their thoughts and actions to be dictated by random "trained professionals". As for those cops, I'm sure they're very proud to be "meeting standards", and have long ago had any concerns over the significance of their actions defeated by all those years of blindly following pointless orders.

  152. The FBI and CIA use bomb-sniffing dogs who are far more efficient at actually finding explosives than this perverted, idiotic, rip-off TSA business. Russian airports use the dogs too. I wonder sometimes how much Americans will take before they finally really rebel, or maybe just go insane.

    It's all a scam anyway because those 9/11 "terrorists" didn't actually do a suicide plane bombing, those supposed "terrorists" were mostly found alive in various parts of the world after 9/11. There's lots of circumstantial evidence it was an inside job. The terrorist nonsense gets repeated until people believe it, but there's no proof any terrorists committed 9/11. Quite the opposite. 9/11 sure was convenient to certain people though, it got rid of an old asbestos-filled building, got rid of evidence against Wall Street fraud, and scared Americans into accepting any number of infringements on their rights, while paying billions in hyped-up "security" measures that only cause trouble and paranoia.

    And the burgeoning "security" business people rake in the dough…

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