Candace: I only watched the first one, it's disgusting, most of it major Media broadcasts, and the purpose of some of this I believe is to bring acceptance of implanted RFID chips. but these apparently are real scare stories of people going thru security. I have deliberately caused minor problems sometimes to see the reactions when I travel. I don't know if I have been in a total body scanner or not, when I went to Toronto a year ago. I do remember having to stand still in a framed device. But whether it was a body scanner or not, I do not know.
A few years ago I journeyed to spend some time in Las Vegas, and at the last minute, I tossed a 1 qt carton of chocolate soy milk to use in my coffee while there, into my carryon, forgetting all about the security. Well it was of course "found" and I did game play to a point, but didn't wish a full arrest. I bitched generously but politely, saying it was obviously a store pack etc. Then I insisted they call the supervisor which they did and offered to open and drink some of the stuff. I was told if I wanted to take it aboard, I could buy as many 3 oz plastic containers as would fit in the ziploc bag and put it in them. I declined that option. I was determine to prove in some way I was NOT a Soy MILK Bomber, but I did not succeed. At least I didn't get myself arrested for it, but I was tempted, except you know, the trip was a treat by another……… I raised all sorts of trouble on that trip though with hotel management and the like. And got us 2 free nights for my efforts.
My carryon luggage was then searched in front of everyone, not behind a private screen, but right up there in front. The audience got to view my underwear and the like packed in it, they held it up high for everyone to see. They were going to give me troubles about the supplements I had that were not in bottles, but in one of those trays you can buy to sort your pills in for a week. I did say if they confiscated those they would be facing a lawsuit, because my heart would be causing them some trouble. It was necessary for me to carry them onboard incase my luggage was lost or delayed. I got passed thru on that one, fortunately.
I hope the audience got a lesson, I suppose they did, don't mess with the TSA. I was told during this, that is was fine to pack the soymilk in the shipped thru bags. To which I rather loudly protested, that, OH it's ok for me to pack a bomb the size of my soymilk carton into a suitcase, but I can't carry soymilk on board the craft. I also made a point to bitching to fellow passengers about it at every opportunity, for the hopefully, teaching value.
When I traveled to Toronto over a year ago, I had a minor run in with them. I insisted I was taking my OWN water and water bottled thru the gates, as I was NOT going to be forced to purchase a bottle of expensive water. I was carrying a store bought bottle I had actually refilled. In front of everyone there, I opened and drank what was left in it, obviously proving it did not contain explosives, and believe or not, I got to keep my empty bottle so I could refill it later without buying any. Ditto on my return thru the Canadian system, except the person there wouldn't let me drink it, they went and emptied it and returned it. One reason these things are NOT allowed, is they want you to purchase their overpriced shit that I will not put in my body.
When I went thru Canadian customs, the person checking my passport attempted to "Joke" and started asking me for my driver's license, my social security card and other materials. I was initially upset, as some of this was packed and not in my carryon and purse and I was confused, as the passport was supposed to be sufficient. I haven't ever been thru customs anywhere before.
He started laughing and said he was just joking and trying to make a point that all this is extreme. Until rather recently US citizens did not have to have a passport to enter Canada, just a driver's license. I had to get my first passport for that trip.