"Touch my junk and I'll have you arrested." We've all heard the story by now.
This AM, we see how an oppressive government operates in Amerika:
Don't Submit and We Will Investigate You
This is going to accelerate.
Of course, once again, we look at the totally ridiculous nature of the justification. One you have entered the security check zone, you can't back out. Now, understand that you aren't yet into the secure area. You are in the abuse area in your stocking feet, holding up your pants and watching your valuable and laptop be conveyed out of your sight in the distance.
Scenario: Suddenly you realize that the concealed weapon which you are permitted to carry and which you usually have in your briefcase, did not get removed before today's flight. You would like to have your briefcase back, return to your car and secure it properly. But, apparently that isn't an option. You must have the weapon discovered, the alarms sound, the grilling start and the weapon confiscated. You can't leave once you start because...you might be a terrorists seeking to gather "intel" on the screening process!
Reality check: If you want intel, simply take a flight. You don't need to go half-way, create a scene, leave the area and jot down the procedures. Just take a flight and blow up the plane next week, same time, same station.
And, why am I having flashbacks of Dr. Evil and the ransom demands? And the fine will be ten thousand dollars...no, that was before. It will be ELEVEN thousand dollars! Why, was a $10k fine not deterring enough terrorists?
And, from Iowahawk, a little traveling music:
Comply With Me...