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TSA Manhandles Disabled Three-Year-Old in Wheelchair, Offers No Explanation

Paulus Textor Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 10:02 PM
....(contin'd) to them and their families? Could they afford a hundred bucks expense on each flight, filled with a hundred or more passengers each paying a couple hundred? How about this: Offer low-cost or free flights to any duly certified peace officer, ON CONDITION they travel armed. Cost? Next to nothing? Benefits? Incalculable. How about this one: ARM THE PILOTS. Send them through your own training course, if you wish (even though most of them are former military and already have had excellent training). There. You just replaced the gazillion-dollar TSA and Homeland Security with a far superior system, at the cost of about a nickel on the dollar.
ReddestNeck Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 1:13 AM
Also, the banning of most conventional weapons is so 20th century. When US commercial aircraft finally were required to do what El Al has done for decades (securely lock the cockpit during flight) armed hijacking became impossible. Bombing a plane down is the chief realistic hazard today.

The Transportation Security Administration is apparently not content with fondling America’s private parts or administering airport prostate exams. They have now uncovered a more nefarious kind of terror threat – three-year-old girls confined to wheelchairs.

Nathan Forck and his wife Annie, along with their three children were heading to Disney World for a family vacation. Lucy, their three-year-old, has Spina bifida and is confined to a wheelchair.

The family managed to make it through the TSA checkpoint at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport without any problems. But as they prepared to walk to their gate, a TSA agent pulled aside Lucy for...