August 23, 2015

B.C. man with hip replacement becomes latest victim of airport "security"

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

A B.C. man with a metal hip was turned away from his flight to a wedding. Why?

Because a female security guard said the man could only be patted down by a male guard, and none was around.

It didn't matter that the would-be passenger and the female guard knew each other and each other's families, and she knew he wasn't a terrorist.

"Rules are rules."

So many government bureaucrats like this airport guard clearly get plenty of job satisfaction from this kind of pointless petty tyranny.

These guards have never foiled real terrorists, but they've humiliated and inconvenienced millions of people through this "security theater."

Adding insult to injury, these same guards constantly steal from passengers.

I've got a suggestion for put-upon airport passengers...


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commented 2015-08-25 01:37:57 -0400
As a security guard myself, I happen to have a unique view on this. Now the rules and regulations are different for airport security, but the base procedures are pretty similar:

1. Identify a potential threat, or in this case, have the person go through the metal detector and is directed to remove all metallic objects on their person. If the detector goes off, proceed to a wand search.

2. If the wand search detects an object, the person is asked to explain if they have any metallic implants. If they security guard doesn’t believe you, you will be pulled aside for a pat down, and possible dress search.

It’s really quite simple. And as was mentioned by Danile Chomiste, the reason for a refusal of a physical search is the risk of a sexual offence charge against the personnel. That is more put in place to protect legal interests of both parties. And if the guard is of the same gender and is homosexual, the person has the right to request a straight guard of the same gender. Now this isn’t always available due to cutbacks. It’s still an imperfect system, but it’s the best we have.
commented 2015-08-24 23:23:28 -0400
John Tauber…what an oversized chip on your shoulder…Men with your attitude ALWAYS get the negative feedback they expect from women because they instigate it by their overly emotional, irrationalattitude toward females. Real gentlemen never fear women because they treat them with respect and in turn receive the same. It is plain logic. Try it if you are able to muster up the courage…(and consider how your attitude is affecting your young sons and their attitude toward education under female teachers…ever wonder why boys aren’t doing so well in schools these days? Perhaps it is because of their fathers’ attitudes toward women that make the boys despise female teachers…and by default, education…time to look in the mirror and start thinking before you speak to children with the venom of a misogynist. Then you wonder why your son is getting in trouble with female teachers! He is channeling his father’s twisted attitude and finding he too can get females to dislike him…what an accomplishment, Eh?) So with your attitude you are sending your sons to jobs at Walmart, if not to gang culture…good go guys, while the girls are becoming engineers. Maybe time to start thinking before you speak???
commented 2015-08-24 14:11:35 -0400
JAMES MACMASTER “Boy, that helped your credibility, RICHARD BRINKMAN.”

Thank you James!
I’ve updated my free news service today with more on the topic of “Investigating 9/11 in Canada” – All Rebels welcomed!
commented 2015-08-24 13:07:30 -0400
Air flight security is just that, security. “Pointless petty tyranny” might be a stretch, but it goes without saying that trying to be comedic or otherwise flippant during ‘clearance’ procedures is a recipe for disaster. What is at issue here is CATSA’s inability to adequately staff their posts. Consumers are paying the fare, but are clearly being short changed, even cheated. Can’t help but wonder what would have happened if 5 or 6 men showed up for the same flight with metal prosthetic implants, each having to be turned away solely on the basis of staffing over sights. Of further concern is the female guard’s inflexibility in this particular instance, especially given Mr. Hart agreed to letting her pat him down under the supervision of his wife. My spouse has a had a titanium knee replacement and ’ding’s every time she passes through screening and we can’t count the number of times a ‘male’ guard has patted her down. So where’s the problem?

The lack of foresight and poor scheduling practises by CATSA supervisors is what warrants heavy criticism, yet another testament to sorry hiring dynamics in many of these smaller, outlying or more remote centres. Before I get dumped on for this comment, I’ve lived on and off in northern parts of BC and AB for the past 6 decades and it is a sad reality that far too many marginally qualified persons slide into important positions of influence. But I digress.

CATSA must be held accountable and be forced to provide adequately for the flight travelling public. If they’re unable, get an outfit in there who can.
commented 2015-08-24 12:36:06 -0400
“As a civil information activist I have done my part having 2 petitions read in the House of Commons one by first the NDP Libby Davis and more recently the leader of the Green Party Elizabeth May a calling on the Canadian Government to investigate the events of 9/11”

Boy, that helped your credibility, RICHARD BRINKMAN.
commented 2015-08-23 23:57:54 -0400
Actually, we can make it even worse.
The reason a male must search a male, and especially why a female must search a female, is so there’s no “copping a feel” right?
Well then that means everybody can also demand that the person who searches them is NOT GAY for the exact same reason.
commented 2015-08-23 22:02:12 -0400
Joan said, "He didn’t explicitly say so. He suggested. "

That’s my point. Anyone can read in to what someone else says whatever “suggestion” they like. It is best to stick with what is actually said. As soon as a person reads into what someone else says, then all accuracy on what the person really said goes out the windows.

Joan said, “Peter, Peter Poison Eater?”

Really Joan?
commented 2015-08-23 20:37:48 -0400
From the Canadian Human Rights Act
Marginal note:Prohibited grounds of discrimination
3. (1) For all purposes of this Act, the prohibited grounds of discrimination are race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability and conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered.

Marginal note:Multiple grounds of discrimination
3.1 For greater certainty, a discriminatory practice includes a practice based on one or more prohibited grounds of discrimination or on the effect of a combination of prohibited grounds.

Marginal note:Denial of good, service, facility or accommodation
5. It is a discriminatory practice in the provision of goods, services, facilities or accommodation customarily available to the general public
(a) to deny, or to deny access to, any such good, service, facility or accommodation to any individual, or
(b) to differentiate adversely in relation to any individual,
on a prohibited ground of discrimination.
commented 2015-08-23 20:24:09 -0400
But Richard Brinkman, you must have a working hypothesis with which you would want to guide this investigation you propose. What is it? Who would you want investigated and why?
commented 2015-08-23 20:20:44 -0400
John Tauber – No wonder you feel oppressed by women. You give up all your power to us.

Bwahahahaha ! !
commented 2015-08-23 20:19:18 -0400
Peter Netterville – What got into your craw?

Ezra did so suggest this story is about feminist bullying.

He didn’t explicitly say so. He suggested.

What do you not understand about suggestion, Peter, Peter Poison Eater?
commented 2015-08-23 17:59:23 -0400
JIM MCMULLAN said: “Is this not a perfect example of Human Rights discrimination on two accounts? One because he is a male and another on the basis of a disability.” Interesting points. Anyone legal enough to know the answer?
commented 2015-08-23 17:52:51 -0400
The problem is worse than we know. I almost missed a flight from Calgary coming home earlier this year as Security seemed bent on getting their quota. The guard wanted to do a pat down, but then backed off offering the “booth” instead. I took the booth. Because of that, I was held for several more minutes barely making it to the gate for my flight. In 2010, while trying to access the gate for a flight home from Toronto, I was dragged aside along with a bunch other middle aged men by a (woman) Security Guard to undergo a “palm swipe”, apparently looking for explosives traces! This is what I was told by the young man with the “roller” when I asked him what was going on. W.T.F.! While this was going on, several groups of (Muslims?) the women in the full body bag attire walked past us laughing! They then proceeded through the checkpoint to the gates completely unchallenged by Security Staff! I sympathize with the gentleman from Terrace. This year I had eight titanium implants installed as part of a dental repair. I have been warned these will light up the metal detectors at airports like nobody’s business! I can only imagine what further aggravation I may have to endure, so I have made the decision to cease Commercial Flights. Private operators only based out of their own facilities, or bus, or train. I will just need to allow for the extra time needed.
commented 2015-08-23 16:52:01 -0400

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commented 2015-08-23 16:38:54 -0400
OH, OH John Tauber although you are 100% on the money, here comes the tirade from you know who, be ready
commented 2015-08-23 16:28:41 -0400
John, you are not saying women are emotional, are you? No, say it is not so!
commented 2015-08-23 16:01:55 -0400
Woman are the worst people for these jobs, ‘cause they carry too much emotional baggage with them, and they always are either way too anal, or they have this pissed off “I hate men” type attitude.. I just dread pulling up to the US/Canadian border, and seeing a young girl there.. It becomes "God, how the heck did I end up in this bloody lineup.. " Sure wouldn’t want one of these things for a wife.. Just like having an RCMP woman for a wife.. Your life would be a living hell— they’re so brainwashed.. And couple that with their over emotional disposition, and you’ve got trouble.. This whole situation at the airport is just totally ridiculous — but totally predictable.. . ..
commented 2015-08-23 15:07:51 -0400
Is this not a perfect example of Human Rights discrimination on two accounts? One because he is a male and another on the basis of a disability.
commented 2015-08-23 14:39:53 -0400
I don’t travel as much as I used to for business, but when I did I had my share of bossy, unfriendly, pushy, rude security people at airports. I must admit that I also met some that were friendly and courteous, though the other mentality outweighed the friendly ones. Too bad, because flying can be stressful for a lot of people and that kind of attitude only adds to their stress.
I always knew there was something off about Brinkman, from the very first propaganda video he posted on the Rebel. I never could put my finger on what it was though until a while ago, as I wrote in another comment, Brinkman is a ‘Truther’, hence he lives with a foil hat on his head and loves conspiracy theories and is trying very hard to get someone on the Rebel to agree with him. Keep trying Richard, but please also try and follow Vlad’s suggestion from a while ago and catch that plane leaving for Syria.
commented 2015-08-23 14:17:32 -0400
I don’t even blame the security guard but rather her supervisors who didn’t have the personal available to do their job.
commented 2015-08-23 14:09:18 -0400
Richard no wonder you can’t get a job.
commented 2015-08-23 13:54:27 -0400
Richard 2/3 of Canadians don’t want the Canadian Govt to investigate according to your numbers.
We know exactly who did 9/11 . Each if the 19 Arabs were tracked from the beginning. All conspirators are dead. Only idiots would waste our money incveatgating what we are 100% certain of.
commented 2015-08-23 13:17:19 -0400
JOAN ABERNETHY – Good question Joan and thank you for asking -

I would answer something like this "I’m not here to judge who is responsible for 9/11 and I’m certainly not going to waste my time and energy debating back and forth on the conspiracies whether or not it was Muslims, Jews or Dick Cheney who was responsible for 911. As I said to Todd Babiak of the Edmonton Journal and shared with Jonathan Kay author of "Among The Truthers and former editor with the National Post during my exclusive interview Jon – I’m just one of the 1 in 3 Canadians who has serious doubt about the official 9/11 story and before we put more Canadian troops into more harms way fighting wars of 9/11 retribution I want the Canadian Government to conduct it own investigation of 9/11 first.

Continued… Edmonton’s Free News Sharing Website :
commented 2015-08-23 12:51:29 -0400
Joan said, "This is not a case of feminist bullying as Ezra suggests "

Joan, you have a “feminist” obsession. Ezra di not suggest this was a case of “feminist bullying”. I DO wish you would stop reading into what people say and/or comment.

You really do need to see a psychologist about your obsessive compulsive behaviour regarding feminists.
commented 2015-08-23 12:46:37 -0400
Richard, mr. troll sir, it is not the politicians’ fault that the security guard is an overbearing power mongering fool who is far overstepping her authority.

You and left wing trolls like yourself are all too happy to blame the politicians for what you know has to be done, that being the security of the Canadian people. That is one of the responsibilities of the federal government.

If a terrorist got into Canada because we did not have security (setting the fact that in this case it is Terrace BC aside), then goofus puffs like yourself would be blaming the politicians for not keeping Canadians secure.

All I am asking from, Richard Brinkman (and other leftie trolls that stalk this site), is a bit of maturity.
commented 2015-08-23 12:41:27 -0400
Brinkman you are just an idiot blogger. Human rights activist? You don’t want to know what I think of HR orgs. They are corrupted by their agenda.
Wow you had your crap read by 2 freaks in the house. Give me a break!
Is Corporate a bad word? Is that why you prefaced your comment on News Media. I love. Corporations, you know the ones why provide jobs, medical research etc. I’m surprised you could tie your shoelaces without help.
commented 2015-08-23 12:26:36 -0400
@richardbrinkman – the story is about someone else, not you DICK!!! Human rights activist? Does that rhyme with nuisance, DICK??!!!!
commented 2015-08-23 12:08:28 -0400
Richard Brinkman – Who do you claim was responsible for the 9/11 attacks?
commented 2015-08-23 12:06:14 -0400
This is not a case of feminist bullying as Ezra suggests but of out-of-control absurd and ridiculous politically-correct appeasement policy. The security guard could have lost her job whether or not a man was terrorist if she patted him down. I say all she had to do to protect against liability, as no doubt is the reason for the policy, was to get his video consent to pat him down. But that is not a procedure security guards are allowed to institute. That is an executive decision.

If you try to mess up a rural airport bureaucrat by speaking French, you must do better than yelling out “croissant”. And don’t try something stupid like “Puis je tu embracer?” Make it ordinary and commonplace, something politically-correct airport personnel understand like “Puis je avoir un 7-Up, s’il vous plait?”