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Now we have to worry about TSA perverts and pedophiles?

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This is a photo of the TSA booth by the security check-in point at Indianapolis International Airport.

Why is this a problem? Follow me over the fold for a high resolution image of that wallpaper on the TSA official's desktop. Warning.... NSFW... unless you work for TSA.

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According to a story published at Gizmodo, here is a high resolution image of the file used on the desktop of that TSA workstation:

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Now, I am as big a supporter of sick humor as the next guy. But even I know when things have gone from funny to frightening. Let's see where your comfort zone ends, shall we?

Ask yourself:

How would you react if you went to the principal's office at your kid's school and saw that as the principal's wallpaper?

How would you react if you went to your family's doctor's office and saw that as the doctor's wallpaper?

How would you react if you went to the police station and saw that as the desk sargeant's wallpaper?

How would you react if you went to your boss's office and saw that as their wallpaper?

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How would your boss react if you put that up as your wallpaper?

How would you feel knowing one TSA worker was fired after colleagues used the full-body screen to see his genitalia? The reason he was fired? He didn't appreciate their sense of humor, so he pummeled them.

How would you feel if you knew TSA security screeners on the job were found to have criminal records? How would you feel about their "new and improved" screening procedures if the person recently nominated to head the TSA gave Congress misleading information about incidents in which he inappropriately accessed a federal database, possibly in violation of privacy laws? He didn't get the job, but it wasn't because of the bang-up work done by TSA or his former employer, the FBI.

We can argue about whether or not letting another adult grab our crotch is something we are going to tolerate. We can debate whether men should have the right to demand a woman give them a pat-down; at least that uncomfortable story might have a happy ending. We can debate whether gay travelers should be allowed to stipulate same gender gropers or not; it would bring a whole new meaning to Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Talk about consciousness raising. Regardless of which side you come down on when it comes to adult on adult action, I think we can all agree that letting someone grope your kid really means the terrorists have won.

Think this is funny? Watch this and see if that doesn't wipe the grin off your face:

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For starters, I am not the Henry Porter who writes for the Observer in Britain. I'm a native New Yorker living in Maryland. I used to believe knowledge was power. Now I know knowledge translated into action is power.

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