Sheila Gallant-Halloran

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Airport Security – Humour & Outrage in the Pat Downs

With the US thanksgiving holiday, increased security measures at US airports got a lot of attention, and criticism from passengers. 

Facebook has a swell of activity from US passengers with its “national opt out” day, and news stories have covered everything from John Tyner’s “don’t touch my junk” to SNL’s parody skit about TSA’s “it’s our business to touch yours.”

It’s certainly a story that looks at privacy issues and security risks. How will it unfold, especially now that Canada is increasing its security measures? 

What do you think? Do you see humour – or- outrage?

security pat downs in Canada http://ottawa.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20101124/airport-security-pat-downs-101124/20101124/?hub=OttawaHome

Canada’s Michael Ignatieff  says privates pat downs necessary http://www.nationalpost.com/downs+privates+necessary+Ignatieff+says/3880906/story.html

http://www.cbc.ca/politics/insidepolitics/2010/11/ignatieff-on-airport-security-and-his-private-parts.html

John Tyner says “don’t touch my junk” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYykxMupiT0

TSA shuts down some scanners on National Opt Out http://caivn.org/article/2010/11/26/tsa-shut-down-some-scanners-national-opt-out-day

passengers beating TSA to strip search by stripping first http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1332777/Passengers-beat-TSA-body-scans-stripping-BEFORE-airport-security.html

snl parody tsa 

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November 28, 2010 - Posted by | Lush Life Other Items, Lush Life Travel TIps & Advice

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