The TSA are disgusting. I just had a fairly bad experience with them and I won't bore you with the details, but I will say categorically that John Pistole and company are lying about the procedures they use and how they go about things. At sky harbor airport in Phoenix they simply run everyone through the scanners - you can choose the scanner, the pat down or not to enter the secure area. that's it. I watched a news conference with TSA officials the night before I flew and they unequivocally state that you only get enhanced screening if you fail the other screening or are selected for some other reason and that on average only 3% are screened that way. Absolutely and completely untrue. And yeah, the TSA are "only doing their jobs". Well, yeah, so were the brownshirts in the 1930's. Our civil rights are being eroded on numerous fronts, but I guess it's all OK as long as no one misses the next episode of American Idol and everyone gets a shiny new iPhone. anyplace within 1,000 miles I need to go I'm driving, or I'm not going no matter how much I want to - I refuse to carry a bottle of lube with me everywhere I go.