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(Daily Mail)   Held by the TSA for 40 minutes and given a "intrusive physical body inspection" because you didn't want them to x-ray your breast-milk? That's a $75,000 legal settlement   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 20
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2014-04-24 06:14:27 AM
3 votes:
JoieD'Zen:

When i was breastfeeding and had overflow I would hand pump my milk and store it in glass bottles in the freezer. My doctor told me that micro waving would denature the milk.
F*ck the TSA.


The protein in eggs denature when you heat them, as well.

I'd advice you to never ingest heated eggs ever again.


/Protein is protein - the aminoacids stay the same and that is what the food gets broken down to before your intestines absorb them anyway...
/Feel free to educate the rest of the trailerpark about this.
2014-04-24 09:48:45 AM
2 votes:
It's not really about the x-rays.

This lady wanted to opt her breast milk out of an x-ray scan.  The TSA has an alternative procedure for this.  She did her homework beforehand and printed it out from the TSA website.  When she asked for this, she was denied.  When she objected, she was detained, aggressively searched, and denied the opportunity to even show the agents the printout of their own procedure.

Poorly trained agents used their jobs in a punitive fashion.
2014-04-24 06:56:37 AM
2 votes:
True story.

We just returned to CR from Vegas following step-daughter's wedding. We were going through the useless TSA routine (taking off shoes, putting shiat in bins) when one of those farking useless wastes of human life came up to me and said, very loudly "I SAID DON'T USE THOSE BINS. USE THESE!!!"

I told the puke stain that I hadn't heard him. To which he replied: "Oh, do you need a visual to help you figure it out?" and walked away.

When I finally got through and was able to collect my belongings, the worthless punkass piece of rubbish was standing at that location - doing nothing of any use to anyone on the planet, of course. My husband came up to me and asked if I was hanging in there okay.

And I responded (at the top of my lungs): "I'm doing GREAT, sweetheart. It thrills the shiat out of me to pay this COONT's salary."

That piece of shiat punkass nobody hung his empty head and walked away rather nervously.

Conclusion? They are all a bunch of worthless pieces of leeching fark, not fit to dust the shiat off of your shoes or mine. Farking hemorrhoids, the lot of them.

I farking despise the motherfarking TSA goons, the money this ridiculous theater costs and any shiatbag who supports what they do. Fark them. Fark ALL of them.
2014-04-24 06:35:26 AM
2 votes:
Good glad she won. These TSA bastards are nothing but poorly trained asshats who like to fark with people. I've been a victim of these people's retardation as well and I can imagine how pissed off shed have been. Plus x-raying milk? Gotta be something potentially hazardous about that, especially for a baby.
2014-04-24 06:34:32 AM
2 votes:

Public Savant: Protein is protein - the aminoacids stay the same and that is what the food gets broken down to before your intestines absorb them anyway.


Yes. But frequently people expect their infants to get useful whole proteins from milk (e.g. antibodies). And of course non-protein things like vitamin C are subject to thermal degradation as well.

"Denatured" doesn't mean "toxic" but it can still be undesirable. On the bright side, it has nothing in particular to do with microwaves (or x-rays for that matter).
2014-04-24 06:27:43 AM
2 votes:

JoieD'Zen: My doctor told me that micro waving would denature the milk.


It will, but so will the stove, or anything else that makes it too hot -- it's not the method of energy application, it's the temperature.

For reference, the pasteurization process for commercial milk is specifically intended to denature proteins in (living things in) the milk. But temperatures for that process are closer to 72°C, rather than the 37°C you're shooting for with infant food.
2014-04-24 01:47:32 AM
2 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: fusillade762: While I'm always fine with a good "TSA gets their comeuppance" story, in this case I have to ask: what's going to happen to breast milk if you x-ray it?

The x-rays can degrade the quality of the proteins in the milk. If a mutation were to occur, you could end up causing your child to develop cancer.

The TSA causes cancer.


When i was breastfeeding and had overflow I would hand pump my milk and store it in glass bottles in the freezer. My doctor told me that micro waving would denature the milk.
F*ck the TSA.
2014-04-24 12:06:50 AM
2 votes:

fusillade762: While I'm always fine with a good "TSA gets their comeuppance" story, in this case I have to ask: what's going to happen to breast milk if you x-ray it?


The x-rays can degrade the quality of the proteins in the milk. If a mutation were to occur, you could end up causing your child to develop cancer.

The TSA causes cancer.
2014-04-24 10:32:59 AM
1 votes:
Until the TSA can stop people from crawling over the fence and hiding in the wheel well, then all of this "You can't bring on a tube of toothpaste and we're going to x-ray your milk" crap is 100% useless.  I suspect it would be useless anyway, but right now, anyone that wants to carry a backpack full of explosives and put it on a plane can do it.
2014-04-24 09:46:08 AM
1 votes:
Personally I am more outraged that this self important coont subjected her fellow travelers to her crotch fruit.
I use to have some sympathy for people traveling with kids until I was trapped in that metal tube with some one else's kid for 10+ hours while they were screaming or unhappy.
Its crazy to me that some how it became some social norm to just grin and excuse that bull crap. Oh, its OK, they are a baby.
Yea, they are a baby, but the parent should have known better.
Fark any one traveling with a kid under 2.

/Yup, bitter about it.
//Yup, its happened more than once.
///Don't hate kids, just hate self important people who don't value their fellow travelers.
2014-04-24 09:21:05 AM
1 votes:
The eleventh of September certainly didn't help, but this has been a long time coming.  Check out George Carlin's You're All Diseased special (1999) if you haven't seen/listened to it yet.  He is one of many to call it well ahead of time.
2014-04-24 08:45:25 AM
1 votes:

fusillade762: While I'm always fine with a good "TSA gets their comeuppance" story, in this case I have to ask: what's going to happen to breast milk if you x-ray it?


Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Lady was birth hormone crazy. The total energy absorbed from those X-rays will not do anything. She should be more concerned about dragging children through a nasty airport & airplane.
2014-04-24 08:40:12 AM
1 votes:

snochick: Don't hold back, how do you really feel?


I know. I get rather snappy about it. I just hate being treated like a slave/criminal/chattel by a bunch of freeloading, fatass, cop-wanna-be, failures at life.

I once asked a sheriff at the airport why they don't just arrest the assholes for assault. He told me - straight up - it's because DHS gives their department lots of money and toys. That's it. He also acknowledged that they are not duly sworn law enforcement and what they do (or, more pointedly, HOW they do things) is likely illegal (in his eyes, anyway).

Made me just want to eat my own head.

I don't fly typically. Were it not the wedding of a close family member, I probably would have just stayed home.
2014-04-24 05:12:39 AM
1 votes:

JoieD'Zen: AverageAmericanGuy: fusillade762: While I'm always fine with a good "TSA gets their comeuppance" story, in this case I have to ask: what's going to happen to breast milk if you x-ray it?

The x-rays can degrade the quality of the proteins in the milk. If a mutation were to occur, you could end up causing your child to develop cancer.

The TSA causes cancer.

When i was breastfeeding and had overflow I would hand pump my milk and store it in glass bottles in the freezer. My doctor told me that micro waving would denature the milk.
F*ck the TSA.


Sure microwaves x-rays all of those... rays are all the same.

Bad rays...BAD!

/derp
2014-04-24 05:08:23 AM
1 votes:

To TSA:


FALKEN PUNCH!!!

2014-04-24 05:05:41 AM
1 votes:
It isn't surprising to anyone that the TSA idiots have no idea what their own guidelines are, we expect that, but I'm tired of people I pay acting like complete shiat heals at the drop of a hat.
2014-04-24 05:04:41 AM
1 votes:
To summarize: ignorance and stupidity from all involved cause strife.

/Did you know the only radiation that's green is visible light with a wavelength roughly between 495-570 nm?
2014-04-24 05:00:12 AM
1 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: The better way to handle it would be to just mandate that breast milk is scanned like everything else. execute every TSA employee, down to the janitors.


FTFY
2014-04-24 01:20:08 AM
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: fusillade762: While I'm always fine with a good "TSA gets their comeuppance" story, in this case I have to ask: what's going to happen to breast milk if you x-ray it?

The x-rays can degrade the quality of the proteins in the milk. If a mutation were to occur, you could end up causing your child to develop cancer.

The TSA causes cancer.


Could also turn into a breast milk based superhero, if I understand my comics right.
2014-04-24 12:15:13 AM
1 votes:

fusillade762: While I'm always fine with a good "TSA gets their comeuppance" story, in this case I have to ask: what's going to happen to breast milk if you x-ray it?


Just Googling around a bit the consensus seems to be that there's no danger from an X-ray to breast milk (whether in the bottle or the breast).  That being said, the TSA apparently does have a different procedure available, so if they didn't follow it, that falls on them.  The better way to handle it would be to just mandate that breast milk is scanned like everything else.
 
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