Okay, so I went through SeaTac security, where they made 90% of the public go through the porno scanners. It was the same day that the story came out (on Time.com, so not a fly-by-night thing) about the possible TSA cancer cluster in Boston due to the new porno scanners. I refused to go through the scanner, even though the TSA tried their line of “It’s safe. Same amount of radiation that’s around you naturally, blah, blah, blah” (which you know is a lie, or we’d all be seeing everyone naked through their clothing in the first place).
So I was told that I would be subject to an additional screening for the new porno-groping that the TSA does. He pulled me about 6 feet to the left, but still in view of everything going on.
Me: So, I guess you do your new porno grope in full presence of all the other fliers.
TSA: The procedure isn’t new. We’ve been doing it for years. (Which is a lie.) If you want, you can have a private screening, but I promise it will be much more invasive (emphasis mine).
It just didn’t sit well with me. I mean, did the TSA just threaten me? If I said I wanted a private screening, by this guy’s own admission, it would be much more invasive.
That’s coercion, is it not?
Then again, I put nothing past the TSA anymore.