Wednesday, January 12, 2011

They Definitely Want To See Your Stuff

Say you're a decent human and don't want government fools (or anyone else you don't specifically choose) to see your stuff. You might try wearing special undies:

A recent entry into the line of "privacy underwear" was created by Marc Carey, a Kentucky attorney who says his T-shirts, panties and boxer briefs have strategically-placed logos with special ink on them that blurs private parts to TSA agents.

"They're not protest garments, they're designed to be a reasonable compromise for travelers to allow the TSA to do their job, but allow people to travel without a great deal of inconvenience and preserve their dignity," Carey told affiliate WXIX.

Another product that's received a lot of attention is Flying Pasties, or "reusable vanity inserts" that "can obscure your private areas when you pass through airport scanners," according to the company's website.

But passengers should be aware that if they wear such products, they will likely be subject to more scrutiny at the airport, the TSA warns.

"If there is something shielding an area and we don't know what's under it, we have to conduct a pat-down," the agency says on its blog.

"Some might think this is TSA's way of getting back at clever passengers. That's not the case at all. It's just security."

It has everything to do with being vindictive and nothing at all to do with security. The TSA is a bunch of rat-bastards.

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