My trip to Denver was very nice. I was able to meet some very nice people, I enjoyed making new friends with some new bloggers. The kids in the competition were great they all seemed to really enjoy themselves, each one of the burgers they presented were of great quality. Every one of the children did a very good job, they were a lot braver than I would’ve been. Having to get up in front of all those people and not only present their burgers but give a speech took a lot of bravery. I was very proud of every single one of the children. I will get up more about the competition in a later post. On another note, my experience in the Denver airport on the way home was very interesting and quite humiliating. I have heard about the new body scanners that they require people to go through at the airports in, and I had no objections to complying. I did read up on the body scanners before heading on to my trip. From what I have read and what I have learned about the body scanners is that they are very intrusive and they are able to see all the way to your insides. Even though I know what I know about the scanners, I was still compliant. I went through the scanner like everyone else at the airport. After going through scanner I was asked to step aside. I was then subjected to what I consider a gross violation of my civil rights. I was molested by a TSA thug. I was pulled aside in front of everybody there at the airport and was then groped. This TSA agent not only groped me in my private areas but lifted up my shirt then looked down my underwear in front of everybody where everybody was able to see what was happening. I have never been so humiliated in my entire life. Before I left for my trip, I did some research on the new body scanners I was curious to know what they did and what they were for after hearing different opinions about them in the news. And after reading about them on the TSA website, I was to think that we had a choice on whether or not we had to go through these body scanners. I understood that if a person refused to go through the body scanner they were subject to a search. I was not given the choice whether to go through a body scanner or a metal detector. I went through the body scanner as directed and I did not say anything, I was being very cooperative. I took off all of my jewelry and I emptied my pockets. Beside that, these body scanners were built so they could see everything. If they can see through your clothes and into your body, what was missed for them to do this to me? Why? Why did they do this to me? Not only have my rights been violated as US citizen but I have also been violated as a human being. I wanted to cry. I was not given a reason why I had to be patted down or rather felt up. I was told to be quiet and let them do their job. I wish I knew why they did this to me.
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