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Also, two things I found out when researching this about a year ago: LAX does have a higher incident rate of inappropriate behavior during these searches (whether that's due to training or whatever) and each airport in the US can choose whether to use TSA or a different private company. If these airports that currently sub-lease their security out to TSA suddenly started getting hundreds and hundreds of complaints and requests for a different security company, one that screens their employees very carefully and only uses the safer of the two types of scanners, it would definitely make a financial impact on the TSA!
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The problem with the amount of radiation that a person is exposed to is that the machine is set to one generic level. For an average sized person (over 5'3"about 150 lb for example) the radiation amount isn't harmful if you aren't flying very often. For those of us who don't fit the average, or children or the elderly the amount of radiation is significantly higher that the recommended safe amount. TSA also doesn't allow their screeners to wear radiation badges because they don't want a visible indicator of just how much radiation is leaking out. Just wait until the screeners begin developing cancer. Thank you Wil for speaking out on this. It is a horrible violation of our rights. Whoever performed your pat-down had absolutely no right to insert their hand underneath your clothing. That's unlawful sexual contact, or assault if you felt physical pain from the contact. The scariest thing about all these searches for me is that until just a couple of years ago, a person who was a registered sex offender could be hired as a TSA screener if the offense happened more than 5 years prior to the date of application. It was a loophole that was (supposedly) closed in the past couple of years in their hiring process, but they didn't go back through and "clean house" of those people who are not supposed to be around kids or have other restrictions. I like the idea of calling 911 after an invasive pat down. You may catch a sex offender violating the terms of his release...
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I never connected Brent Spiner with Bob, although I loved Night Court as a kid. It was a great memory to share with all of us, thank you!
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