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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:13 AM

Right on, Ron Paul

No, I am not a Ron Paul supporter, but I completely agree with his position on the TSA.

"In a harshly worded attack on the Transportation Security Administration, which handles security screenings at U.S. airports, Ron Paul, known for his strident libertarian views, said the TSA 'gropes and grabs our kids and our seniors and does nothing to keep us safe.'

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On the campaign trial, Ron Paul has called for the abolition of the TSA on the grounds that it wastes taxpayer money and violates personal liberties."

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/01/23/ron-paul-tsa-an-out-of-control-police-state

Real security will be achieved when the airlines are once again in charge of protecting their property and their passengers. This is the way it is handled in Europe. In Schipol (Amsterdam) for example, the airlines do the security process AT THE GATE, so no long lines, no hassle. The personnel are polite and even-tempered, unlike some of the TSA types I've dealt with at Newark and, worse, JFK.

More on Schipol here: http://www.securitydirectornews.com/?p=article&id=sd200904ao5v37

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Reply Right on, Ron Paul (Original post)
Owlet Jan 2012 OP
Scuba Jan 2012 #1
trumad Jan 2012 #2
peacebird Jan 2012 #3
Owlet Jan 2012 #6
Tunkamerica Jan 2012 #10
trumad Jan 2012 #12
cliffordu Jan 2012 #17
onethatcares Jan 2012 #4
jefferson_dem Jan 2012 #5
renegade000 Jan 2012 #7
kenfrequed Jan 2012 #8
redqueen Jan 2012 #9
Owlet Jan 2012 #14
redqueen Jan 2012 #15
Owlet Jan 2012 #16
geckosfeet Jan 2012 #11
renegade000 Jan 2012 #13
jorno67 Jan 2012 #18

Response to Owlet (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:18 AM

1. Paul's right about a couple things and either wrong or crazy-wrong about the rest.

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Response to Owlet (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:20 AM

2. Fuck Ron Paul

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Response to trumad (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:24 AM

3. gaack...! The mental image......!

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Response to trumad (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:30 AM

6. What a well thought out, articulate response

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Response to Owlet (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:37 AM

10. How bout:

Fuck Ron Paul and his racist, homophobic, hypocritical, ridiculous ass.

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Response to Owlet (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:43 AM

12. Let me try it with a bit more thought.

Fuck Ron Paul and his sycophant Douchebag PaulBots.

Better?

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Response to trumad (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:30 PM

17. Now you're talkin'!!!

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Response to Owlet (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:25 AM

4. even a broken clock is right twice a day

n/t

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Response to Owlet (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:25 AM

5. "No, I am not a Ron Paul supporter..."

...

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Response to Owlet (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:32 AM

7. according to you own link

it doesn't seem like Schipol is that different from US airports... they have the L3 millimeter wave scanners at several checkpoints, and it seems like they have even more cameras/surveillance. no information about what their pat-down practices are, but i can't imagine if you set off metal detectors they're just going to let you walk through unexamined.

i'm pretty skeptical that this isn't simply an attempt by Ron Paul and his son to simply exploit the unpopularity of the TSA to push their anti-goverment/ privatize everything agenda.

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Response to Owlet (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:35 AM

8. I wouldn't endorse him for anything.

His position on TSA concerns does not help any civil liberty arguments made regarding the TSA.

The only reason to post his opinion of the TSA is to elevate him by letting him glom onto the issue.

Are you certain you aren't a Ron Paul supporter?

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Response to Owlet (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:36 AM

9. If you're not a Ron Paul supporter

then why isn't the subject line something like 'Abolish the TSA'?

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Response to redqueen (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:57 AM

14. Good idea: that's what I should have done

That's really the jist of the post, I thought.

I have a puppy that barks at any of her toys that squeak. It appears that some here on DU have the same reaction to the words "Ron Paul"

I think it's called a Pavlovian Response: no thought involved, just bark.

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Response to Owlet (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:12 AM

15. No, it's called seeing the big picture... you kiss a racists's ass, you should expect the backlash.

Really not complicated.

I can spell it out for you in more detail and using smaller words if you need that. I trust you finally comprehend what's wrong with saying "Right on, (racist piece of shit) Ron Paul!"

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Response to redqueen (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:27 PM

16. Woof!

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Response to Owlet (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:39 AM

11. Ron Paul - tea party libetarian type.

Would he advocate for no airport security and letting passengers and airport employees carry their own firearms for self protection?

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:43 AM

13. more like:

patdowns and Rapiscan backscatter systems are ok when private companies employ them!

it only becomes evil when government does it!

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Response to Owlet (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:36 PM

18. Ron Paul is just upset because the TSA tried to search his baby boy...

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