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#383815 - 01/30/12 12:11 AM Re: security pat-downs [Re: traveler]
WriterKeith Offline

Registered: 12/30/10
Posts: 980
Loc: California
Unless I'm mistaken I believe there is a rule that we're not to share links on discussion boards. But in this situation, because it would be so VERY helpful to ALL of us, perhaps the moderator could get permission for the MSNBC link to be shared about "the good that can come" of patdowns?

I have taken to the stand-up comedy stage to educate other male survivors and those who try to love them. I blog about my isolated religious upbringing where physical and sexual abuse were commonplace and I serve as a facilitator of a weekly support group for men who have suffered sexual assault.

#383825 - 01/30/12 02:09 AM Re: security pat-downs [Re: mike13]
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 4134
Loc: resettling in NE Ohio
Mike - It's a verse from a song that means a great deal to me - by Michael Kelly Blanchard called "Be Ye Glad". Probly on Youtube too. You can find all the lyrics by seaching his name and the title of the song. I had to edit it drastically to get it under the allowed length for signature lines. First time i heard it i thought - that is mine!

"My experience has shown me that I all too often tend to deny that which lies behind, but as I still believe, that which is denied cannot be healed." Brennan Manning, "All is Grace - A Ragamuffin Memoir"

#384106 - 02/02/12 02:09 AM Re: security pat-downs [Re: traveler]
mike13 Offline

Registered: 02/02/11
Posts: 419
Loc: California USA
Thanks Lee

#384179 - 02/02/12 08:40 PM Re: security pat-downs [Re: mike13]
devon0 Offline
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Registered: 08/07/00
Posts: 45
Loc: TX, USA
Glad you brought this up. I didn't realize it but I had a problem with the TSA. It wasn't the pat-downs because I've not traveled since they started that. It was the "open your belt buckle" if they scanned it with the wand and it set it off. Being told to open my belt buckle was too much for me. I would go into an anxiety attack and that would only lead to more and closer exams leading to more tension. I had no idea it was a flashback! Duh! Of course it was. But, like I say, I don't travel now and have few plans to but next time I'll know better. Thanks for that posting!

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