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Ex-TSA Agent: Yes, America, We Saw
You Naked. And We Laughed At You.

PJ Media, by Bryan Preston

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/31/2014 1:13:39 PM

Thousands Standing Around. Taking Sense Away. Touching Stuff Aggressively. Whatever you want to call TSA, this former agent confirms that most of what the agency does amounts to ridiculous security theater. We knew the full-body scanners didn’t work before they were even installed. Not long after the Underwear Bomber incident, all TSA officers at O’Hare were informed that training for the Rapiscan Systems full-body scanners would soon begin. The machines cost about $150,000 a pop. Our instructor was a balding middle-aged man who shrugged his shoulders after everything he said, as though in apology. At the conclusion of our crash course, one

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Did they think we believed them when they told us not to worry and did you expect anything less from these incompetent fools in the TSA? The article doesn´t mention it but you have to wonder how many of these sickos got their jollies from abusing old ladies, soldiers in wheelchairs and little children.

      


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