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PORK: One way to get past TSA

| December 10, 2010 9:00 PM

I just read where in Seville, Spain, a mosque was to be erected in an area of contention similar to the one at Ground Zero in New York. Rather than mobs protesting and causing possible conflicts, the people simply buried a pig at the proposed building site. The ground was then considered contaminated and the mosque was built elsewhere.

Whether one agrees or disagrees with this action is irrelevant. But a thought hit me considering all the turmoil over TSA and their practices of full body scans and pat downs of little old ladies from Norway. To speed up the process of getting people through security, offer one of two options. Either eat a piece of bacon before boarding or pet a pig on the snout as you pass through and if you refuse either, you get a full scan or body pat.

I realize that there are others beside Muslims who consider a juicy pork chop to be objectionable, but this proposal would eliminate most scans without profiling, and definitely speed up the process of getting most people through security without humiliation.

DALE HEDMAN

Hayden

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