Well, I know the whole world is a buzzed with news of Prince William’s engagement to get married…or maybe not. However, the story of the young man who stood up to the TSA by first refusing the full X-Ray screening and then the full pat down has put him up against the ginormous National Security Agency and the Transportation Security Agency. He did not want them touching his jewels to make sure he did not have anything explosive attached there.
He secretly hid a cell phone and recorded his whole interaction with the TSA agents. He blogged about it and now he is being interviewed internationally by major outlets about his junk and civil rights.
It has brought up questions about privacy and how much security measures are needed to secure our airports. I personally think the TSA agents need to get more money for having to touch the junk of guys like John Tyner. I mean, I wouldn’t, Al Quaeda or not.
Although there may be some validity to the privacy issue that Tyner makes, he is no Rosa Parker on this issue as some have asserted. I prefer that we take measures to secure our airways. However, we need to find better and less intrusive ways to do it. We also need to find ways to get better arrival and departure times and stop letting national security be the excuse for poor customer service and mistreatment of air travelers.
We also have to make sure that we have the best personnel working at the airports.
Now granted none of us like strangers taking pictures of or touching our junk ( well most of us, at least) but hopefully Tyner’s episode will spur discussion on better ways to secure air travel.
Now Mr. Tyner, rest assured that no one soon will touch your junk…well , maybe your doctor and your wife.
- TSA ‘Don’t Touch My Junk’ Crusader John Tyner Interviewed on Fox News (mediaite.com)
- Drudge Report: The Terrorists Have Won! [Video] (realestateradiousa.com)
- A rallying cry for security-wary passengers: don’t ‘touch my junk’ (calgaryherald.com)
- Touching Junk for the Sake of Security? (newsy.com)
- ‘You touch my junk and I’m going to have you arrested’ (americablog.com)
- Legal Sex Abuse in Airports? “Don’t Touch My Junk” Guy Touches a Nerve (psychologytoday.com)
- “Out of Control: John Tyner Ejected from Airport After Telling TSA Agent: â€œYou Touch My Junk & Iâ€™m Going to Have You Arrestedâ€” and related posts (scaredmonkeys.com)
- I Want to Thank the TSA for Keeping John Tyner off the Airplane (jessicagottlieb.com)
- Video: Man Threatened With A Civil Suit And $10,000 Fine For Not Submitting To TSA Groin Pat Down (sayanythingblog.com)
- The ‘Don’t Touch My Junk’ Guy Speaks Out: Passengers Are Treated ‘Like Criminals’ (VIDEO) (tvsquad.com)
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Well, it is funny….but at least it has people thinking now;)