For mine, Homeland Secuity and other such organisations find... er, invent shit like this just to keep themselves employed and wielding power over fightened, intimidated people who stll think there are Reds under the bed..
And we all know that such departments are created to provide jobs for the 'boys'.... friends of politicians who are ex-military thugs and have eff all chance of getting a job anywhere else.
and little old ladies would get body cavity searches at the bus stop
Nah, Homeland Security have taken them off the 'to search' list.... they're mean spirited when interfered with and are full of gas, making cavity searches too hazardous for operatives. Yeah, HS handles them differently now! They give them a shot that feigns Alzheimers and they take them to the nearest aged care facility, where the nursing staff can deal with the gas and bein lashed out at with umbellas.
Yup, them Homeland Security fellers are sure tough bastards... read a while ago where they intimidated a 15 y/o girl into exposing her breasts at an airport pat-down. Should never happen like that, not when there's scanners and crap that can see everything on and about you.