Has anyone here experienced the new "Touch-my-junk-and-I'll-have-you-arrested" patdown?

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    Nov 18, 2010 5:42 AM GMT
    Has anyone here experienced the new "Touch-my-junk-and-I'll-have-you-arrested" patdown?

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    I'm flying home for Thanksgiving ("back home again, in Indiana...") and I do NOT want to go through the big X-ray machine, so it looks like it's the patdown for me. I am definitely going commando. Hope he enjoys it.

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    Nov 18, 2010 11:36 AM GMT
    I've got a two hub, 20hr flight for thanksgiving I'm thinking of asking for the pat down out of protest to this ridiculous processes ...

    Is it just American citizens that are entitled to request it and international visitors have to take what we get?

    Nice try GOP.... but insisting these machines are installed everywhere that flies to the USA is nothing more than your lobbyists subversively trying to boost GE's share price
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    Nov 18, 2010 1:10 PM GMT
    Sadly airport security is largely about politics. Not completely, of course, but substantially. I´m going to CHicago in a month... not decided what i want yet
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    Nov 18, 2010 1:12 PM GMT
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    Nov 18, 2010 3:47 PM GMT
    I travel a lot, but I have not yet had the new enhanced pat down. If the TSA guy is cute, the he can touch me all he wants too and I'll probably just make a "joke" about touching him back.

    But the chances are that the TSA guy will be very unattractive in which case if they pat me down (I'd prefer the scanner instead) I know what will be going through my mind: "Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!"

    And while we're on the subject, am I the only who has noticed that the TSA seems to have a strong preference for hiring the most out-of-shape people they can find? They should simply enforce, or at least encourage, some kind of fitness standard as both the military and many other law enforcement agencies do. By eliminating the Muffin Top Brigade the public might feel a little more confident about these guys' ability to deal with a dangerous terror suspect. Just a thought.
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    Nov 18, 2010 3:50 PM GMT
    All it takes is for one parent to say "You may NOT touch my child!" loud enough to start a real problem at the airport. I'm scared as hell... for bot hthe TSA and the parents.

    This is going to get fuckin' ugly.
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    Nov 18, 2010 3:53 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidAll it takes is for one parent to say "You may NOT touch my child!" loud enough to start a real problem at the airport. I'm scared as hell... for bot hthe TSA and the parents.

    This is going to get fuckin' ugly.


    You're very right... all it takes is one upset traveler to really mess up the travel day for the rest of us.
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    Nov 18, 2010 3:57 PM GMT
    Is it just me, or does the entire pat down seem like a waste of time? If someone is planning on blowing themselves up, I doubt they are going to have a problem stuffing an explosive device up their cooch or ass. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 18, 2010 4:01 PM GMT
    What will prolly have to happen is the Airport police will do the actual pat down it will be plain and simple no screening, no pat NO FLY! There is going to be very little wiggle room on this! Especially with the threat of an Holiday attack!
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    Nov 18, 2010 4:02 PM GMT
    I don't get the big deal. Just go through the bleeding scanning machine and be done with it. All this security is just for show - as several journalists and security experts have pointed out, if terrorists and whatnot make it that close to the airport it's already too late.

    I'm indifferent to the pat down. I don't really get the excitement about that either. If someone wants to grope me than fine but these guys I'm sure are very uninterested in touching me and are just doing a job.

    I'm more irritated by taking off my shoes and the whole liquid rule. Those two nonsensical procedures annoy me to no ends.
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    Nov 18, 2010 4:32 PM GMT
    I'm not sure I want a full-body irradiation. I'm not sure I want any images stored. I think the pat down sounds safer all around. I don't think I will care if some agent grabs me...I'm gay. I like guys grabbing me...usually. Sucks for straight guys tho, I guess.
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    Nov 18, 2010 5:54 PM GMT
    apt773 saidI don't get the big deal. Just go through the bleeding scanning machine and be done with it. All this security is just for show - as several journalists and security experts have pointed out, if terrorists and whatnot make it that close to the airport it's already too late.

    I'm indifferent to the pat down. I don't really get the excitement about that either. If someone wants to grope me than fine but these guys I'm sure are very uninterested in touching me and are just doing a job.

    I'm more irritated by taking off my shoes and the whole liquid rule. Those two nonsensical procedures annoy me to no ends.


    I agree with this. I flew out of town a couple of days ago for an interview and I went through the scanner. It took about 30 seconds. You go in and stand there with your feet spread apart and hands in the air and you are done. Do not have to take your belt or shoes off. Through this week they are doing the pat down and scanner by selection process and they told me that over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday that probably everyone will go through it. Very painless and I think it took less time to go through that than it does to take your shoes and belt off and put them back on again.
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    Nov 18, 2010 6:08 PM GMT
    NakedBudd saidHas anyone here experienced the new "Touch-my-junk-and-I'll-have-you-arrested" patdown?

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    I'm flying home for Thanksgiving ("back home again, in Indiana...") and I do NOT want to go through the big X-ray machine, so it looks like it's the patdown for me. I am definitely going commando. Hope he enjoys it.

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    I think I'd just have to turn the flame on up to 11 and say in a lispy voice "I want the pat down, I want a cute guy to pat me down!" while jumping up and down, rubbing my hands with glee"

    Another fun thing, is to wear a kilt, with wallet chain... and then whip it off and toss it on the belt. and walk through.
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    Nov 18, 2010 6:23 PM GMT
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    NakedBudd saidHas anyone here experienced the new "Touch-my-junk-and-I'll-have-you-arrested" patdown?

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    I'm flying home for Thanksgiving ("back home again, in Indiana...") and I do NOT want to go through the big X-ray machine, so it looks like it's the patdown for me. I am definitely going commando. Hope he enjoys it.

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    I think I'd just have to turn the flame on up to 11 and say in a lispy voice "I want the pat down, I want a cute guy to pat me down!" while jumping up and down, rubbing my hands with glee"

    Another fun thing, is to wear a kilt, with wallet chain... and then whip it off and toss it on the belt. and walk through.


    Funny you should mention that... I see one of the protest groups is planning to wear kilts (with the traditional lack of undergarments) and request a patdown. I would love to know what they do with a woman who is wearing a short skirt and no underthings.

    I still think we should have a contest who can come up with the best TSA-related porn title.
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    Nov 18, 2010 6:28 PM GMT
    Looking forward to it. But I will request the assistance of a fluffer and hand them a note from my doctor that says my ego bruises easily.

    Then it's..."Thank you sir, may I have another."
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    Nov 18, 2010 6:32 PM GMT
    well, when one refers to 'junk' it congers up several thought and some are a handful and others are just a sticky mess :-)
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    Nov 18, 2010 6:40 PM GMT
    I am more interested to see how the lawsuits against this policy turn out. I'm also curious if the courts say this new "screening" measure violates the 4th Amendment. Personally, I think the TSA is walking a seriously fine line - regardless of the terrorism threat.
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    Nov 18, 2010 6:44 PM GMT
    NakedBudd saidHas anyone here experienced the new "Touch-my-junk-and-I'll-have-you-arrested" patdown?

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    I'm flying home for Thanksgiving ("back home again, in Indiana...") and I do NOT want to go through the big X-ray machine, so it looks like it's the patdown for me. I am definitely going commando. Hope he enjoys it.

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    I experienced an interesting situation a few years ago. I was at an event in the houses of parliament and arrived wearing my kilt (obviously nothing below) I set off the metal detector alarm and the 2 armed cops looked at each other, then me and said "erm......I think we should just let him through" and there I was looking forward to a good rub down :-P

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    Nov 18, 2010 6:46 PM GMT
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    NakedBudd saidHas anyone here experienced the new "Touch-my-junk-and-I'll-have-you-arrested" patdown?

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    I'm flying home for Thanksgiving ("back home again, in Indiana...") and I do NOT want to go through the big X-ray machine, so it looks like it's the patdown for me. I am definitely going commando. Hope he enjoys it.

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    I experienced an interesting situation a few years ago. I was at an event in the houses of parliament and arrived wearing my kilt (obviously nothing below) I set off the metal detector alarm and the 2 armed cops looked at each other, then me and said "erm......I think we should just let him through" and there I was looking forward to a good rub down :-P



    I'd have been like "I paid hundreds of dollars for this flight and I want my complimentary soft drink, pretzels, and hand job."
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    Nov 18, 2010 6:48 PM GMT
    his gun scared me! lol
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    Nov 18, 2010 6:52 PM GMT
    I don't really care. I'm more interested in just getting through the darn security area and I don't care if a guy touches my junk for a second. I'm used to getting massages and having them hit my junk sometimes..........and even 'handle' my junk on all-too-rare occasions!
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    Nov 18, 2010 6:54 PM GMT
    doesn't that 'touch' cost extra? "-p
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    Nov 18, 2010 6:56 PM GMT
    I've not gotten that kind of pat down. the pat down i got was really simple, none of us got to choose a scan or a pat down. Guy didn't grab or patted my packages, not that i wanted to. I was frustrated because of the massive lines! All he wanted to do was do a quick pat and get the other travelers going. This was at the Dallas Airport. Don't know if other airports they get kinky lol
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    Nov 18, 2010 6:57 PM GMT
    RYAN1000 saidI am more interested to see how the lawsuits against this policy turn out. I'm also curious if the courts say this new "screening" measure violates the 4th Amendment. Personally, I think the TSA is walking a seriously fine line - regardless of the terrorism threat.


    I can agree with you... but then, our forefathers didn't have to deal with underwear bombers and shoe bombers. We are treading on a fine line of protecting all citizens, and protecting our freedoms.

    And like the other guy said, I think I am more irritated by the STUPID rules they still imply like the ounces of liquid in a container, and taking away toe nail clippers and such. The TSA rules are as stupid and the airline carriers charging for baggage. If they want to charge for a bag, build it into the ticket cost so its not so insulting.

    But when it comes down to a pat down or a scan, I have already chosen the scan. I don't have the patience to wait for a pat down. With so many people getting irritated by them, there slowing down the line to make a flight. Before we know it, I can drive cross country before one gets through airport security.
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    Nov 18, 2010 7:09 PM GMT
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    And like the other guy said, I think I am more irritated by the STUPID rules they still imply like the ounces of liquid in a container, and taking away toe nail clippers and such. The TSA rules are as stupid and the airline carriers charging for baggage. If they want to charge for a bag, build it into the ticket cost so its not so insulting.


    YES! And such a waste of time! I fly jetBlue almost exclusively (they do not charge for the first bag and have the best FF program IMHO), and this summer when we flew USAir I was amazed at the ridiculousness with the luggage. First of all in SJU you also have to go first through a Department of Agriculture screening with its own line, then get in line again to check in and surrender your bags. There was no way to know your bag was over til you got to the counter, at which point people were spreading their luggage all over the place shuffling things from bag to bag to make weight.

    We saw this happening and went over to the closed Pan Am counter and used their scales to see which bags were over and do that juggling before getting on line. If there was a scale at the beginning of the line it would solve a lot of that waiting.

    THEN you had to pay for your bag since they didn't just put it in the ticket price, another transaction that wasted yet more time.

    And people wonder why I will drive from NJ to JFK to fly jetBlue.