Saturday, November 20, 2010

TSA brain scan and mental pat-down

Going through screening at the Phoenix Sky Harbor last night, the TSA Trooper picked a prescription bottle out from one of my bins. After examining the bottle he made some comments about the medicine then started asking questions about the effectiveness of the medicine and its side effects. He was so interested in this Rx that he followed me from the ingress side of the X-ray scanner to the egress side, then continued his grilling as I repacked my property and put on my shoes.

I was actually happy that there wasn't a back-scatter scanner at this terminal, so I didn't want to press my luck by telling him to mind his own business and bugger off.

What kind of training does TSA give to the former QuikTrip clerks that it hires? Apparently HIPAA is another law that is not applicable to TSA.


Dad29 said...

One is forced to conclude that all this has nothing to do with 'security' and EVERYTHING to do with 'control.'

It's the only deduction which flows from the known inputs.

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