Here's to them flying there without psychological damage while going through security.
The director of the Sanford Airport Authority has decided to opt out from TSA screening and instead use one of the 5 approved private security companies that hopefully don't "touch your junk", pull out your boobs in front of the entire security area then laugh about it, feel up your 3 year old or give passengers and crew cancer (I'm aware that some of those statements might be a bit extreme but you get my point).
a few things to take from this ordeal:
1) you always have the right to a witness, regardless of what the TSA agent says
2) be respectful yet stern, you don't want to get arrested but you also don't want an ex-con or pedophile to go to far...
3) If you have an actual problem with the machines, print this out and bring it with you
4) DOCUMENT agent names, etc if something happens and read this
source -> http://wdbo.com/localnews/2010/11/sanford-airport-to-opt-out-of.html
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There has GOT to be a better way that needlessly humiliating citizens, not really going a whole lot to find actual threats and waste 2 hours at the airport right?
Oh wait, there is -> http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/744199---israelification-high-security-little-bother
"There is absolutely no intelligence and threat analysis done in Canada or the United States, Absolutely none." -Rafi Sela (The president of AR Challenges, a global transportation security consultancy, who has worked with the RCMP, the U.S. Navy Seals and airports around the world)
Click here to see which airports are currently using the new scanners (as of 11/20/2010)
Let the TSA know how you feel -> https://contact.tsa.dhs.gov/DynaForm.aspx?FormID=10