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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-10 04:46 PM
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66. I think you are smart
not to submit to this bullshit.

It is objectionable on all levels. The radiation is a health threat and it does penetrate the skin and goes to the muscle and tissue level. It is also objectionable because the scanners are ineffective, intrusive and humiliating, as well as huge waste of hundred of millions of dollars that has been handed out to the lobbyists and firm that make this obnoxious equipment.

Everyone should not be treated like a criminal nor be embarrassed in this way.

I am with you, do not submit. Don't travel, or if you must take a bus or a train. Fuck 'em.




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  -96% in poll say they'd change travel plans to avoid TSA gropings Liberal_in_LA  Nov-15-10 07:02 PM   #0 
  - I will  n2doc   Nov-15-10 07:05 PM   #1 
  - I did.  Matariki   Nov-15-10 07:07 PM   #4 
  - It's kinda of hard to drive over ocean  HipChick   Nov-15-10 07:08 PM   #5 
  - Eh, you could always get one of these...  Cleobulus   Nov-15-10 07:15 PM   #14 
  - Indeed. That's why I'm hoping there's enough immediate push back to end this nonsense.  Matariki   Nov-15-10 07:29 PM   #25 
  - If you have five days off and spend 4 days traveling how is your visit?  stray cat   Nov-15-10 07:09 PM   #6 
  - "Now I plan to drive them, instead of fly"  jberryhill   Nov-15-10 07:18 PM   #17 
     - I am not afraid of that  n2doc   Nov-15-10 07:22 PM   #23 
     - Drive Safely  jberryhill   Nov-15-10 07:30 PM   #26 
     - Thanks. Don't mind if I do.  MineralMan   Nov-15-10 07:43 PM   #32 
     - I think you are smart  avaistheone1   Nov-16-10 04:46 PM   #66 
     - wow... you really are afraid, arent you? wow. lol. nt  seabeyond   Nov-15-10 07:49 PM   #34 
     - No, I'm not afraid of flying, driving or the TSA  jberryhill   Nov-15-10 07:53 PM   #36 
     - I feel your concern.  thunder rising   Nov-15-10 08:38 PM   #50 
  - got it people. it is not NORMAL to submit to groping and naked scanners.  seabeyond   Nov-15-10 07:06 PM   #2 
  - If we were meant to fly we would have been born with wings - normal is foot travel  stray cat   Nov-15-10 07:11 PM   #8 
     - wow. just wow. nt  seabeyond   Nov-15-10 07:16 PM   #15 
        - It's true.  Skidmore   Nov-16-10 05:31 PM   #70 
  - This could actually end up hurting the airline biz quite a bit......  marmar   Nov-15-10 07:06 PM   #3 
  - The airline industry needs to step up  Ilsa   Nov-15-10 07:10 PM   #7 
  - If this hurts the airline's  Mz Pip   Nov-15-10 07:11 PM   #9 
  - Very true.  marmar   Nov-15-10 07:13 PM   #10 
  - Yep - Money talks. nt  progressoid   Nov-15-10 07:34 PM   #28 
  - wishful thinking  janewin   Nov-15-10 10:26 PM   #61 
     - No more bailouts  Mz Pip   Nov-15-10 10:54 PM   #62 
  - Biz Travellers have always propped the industry up..the infrequent flyer won't be off too much of a  HipChick   Nov-15-10 08:20 PM   #46 
  - I, for one, am booking a flight just for a little TSA action...  oxymoron   Nov-15-10 07:14 PM   #11 
  - I shouldn't laugh at this.  MinneapolisMatt   Nov-15-10 07:22 PM   #22 
  - I'm considering it  WolverineDG   Nov-15-10 07:14 PM   #12 
  - we did that a couple years ago, and it was so freeing. not being angry that i would have to submit  seabeyond   Nov-15-10 07:18 PM   #18 
     - I've taken the bus for short, 2-3 hour hops that I used to drive  WolverineDG   Nov-15-10 07:29 PM   #24 
        - from seattle to tx?  seabeyond   Nov-15-10 07:34 PM   #27 
           - Go to Greyhound.com & check out the routes  WolverineDG   Nov-15-10 09:56 PM   #52 
  - Well, if fear of the Fuhrergroper is what it takes for people to say STOP  dixiegrrrrl   Nov-15-10 07:15 PM   #13 
  - Suppose ...  Kennah   Nov-15-10 07:17 PM   #16 
  - To quote Willie Nelson: "On the road again. I can't wait to get on the road again."  muntrv   Nov-15-10 07:19 PM   #19 
  - The citizens' opinions are irrelevant  Canuckistanian   Nov-15-10 07:21 PM   #20 
  - I will as well. I won't fly.  krabigirl   Nov-15-10 07:22 PM   #21 
  - If enough people refuse to fly ...  spin   Nov-15-10 07:38 PM   #29 
  - There should be a protest timed for Thanksgiving  Canuckistanian   Nov-15-10 07:41 PM   #30 
  - there is.  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-15-10 07:56 PM   #37 
     - The day before Thanksgiving is Amateur Hour at the airport.  MineralMan   Nov-15-10 08:04 PM   #43 
        - You got that right!  RavensChick   Nov-15-10 08:26 PM   #48 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-15-10 10:16 PM   #56 
  - Does that mean the center seat will be unoccupied? It's much  MineralMan   Nov-15-10 07:41 PM   #31 
  - ya, but you price will double because they have to cover cost. nt  seabeyond   Nov-15-10 07:51 PM   #35 
     - I'm already booked and paid for Christmas, so no worries, there.  MineralMan   Nov-15-10 07:58 PM   #39 
        - lol, thumbs up. even chrsistmas day in an airport  seabeyond   Nov-15-10 08:37 PM   #49 
  - Maybe they figure terrorists fear groping more than death and will quit.  sally cat   Nov-15-10 07:43 PM   #33 
  - not a scientific poll......  amborin   Nov-15-10 07:57 PM   #38 
  - no but rarely do these unscientific online polls get 96%  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-15-10 07:58 PM   #40 
     - maybe not but the results are still not valid.....and now only 79%  amborin   Nov-15-10 07:59 PM   #41 
        - Plus, if you had a second question asking how many had  MineralMan   Nov-15-10 08:05 PM   #44 
  - What happened to prompt this increased "security"?  gmoney   Nov-15-10 08:01 PM   #42 
  - No, but Michael Chertoff (and probably other politically connected people)  tblue37   Nov-15-10 08:25 PM   #47 
  - "are already being felt"...  -..__...   Nov-15-10 08:07 PM   #45 
  - I'm taking the Amtrak next time  IrishEyes   Nov-15-10 08:51 PM   #51 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-15-10 10:20 PM   #59 
  - I'm sorry you feel the need to be so mean and insulting  IrishEyes   Nov-16-10 04:37 PM   #65 
     - +1000 nt  laughingliberal   Nov-16-10 10:02 PM   #74 
     - +1  jmm   Nov-16-10 10:11 PM   #75 
     - The comment you are referring to will not withstand the new rules. When do they take effect again?  CLANG   Nov-16-10 10:42 PM   #77 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-15-10 10:20 PM   #60 
  - Good, when the airlines scream, politicians will listen,  MadHound   Nov-15-10 09:59 PM   #53 
  - Silly, those porno-scanners are only for the riff-raff, don't you know.  alarimer   Nov-15-10 10:09 PM   #54 
  - what people say and what people do has little relation  pitohui   Nov-15-10 10:12 PM   #55 
  - Mostly each year around New Years..  AsahinaKimi   Nov-15-10 10:18 PM   #57 
  - It's just a 5mm wide catheter with a fibre optic probe!  kenny blankenship   Nov-15-10 10:20 PM   #58 
  - Some of us have little choice, but....  Pacifist Patriot   Nov-16-10 11:04 AM   #63 
  - Why is a decline in travel a surprising effect? And why are they calling them "pat-downs"?  gkhouston   Nov-16-10 11:08 AM   #64 
  - I have to fly about four more times this year, and then again in January.  Common Sense Party   Nov-16-10 04:48 PM   #67 
  - No, but it's an indication that the end of the world is closer than we think.  CLANG   Nov-16-10 10:52 PM   #78 
  - That low?  Fuzz   Nov-16-10 04:49 PM   #68 
  - So glad I have no where I'd like to go via air travel.  nc4bo   Nov-16-10 05:16 PM   #69 
  - I'm thinking about it...  TroglodyteScholar   Nov-16-10 05:36 PM   #71 
  - "A surprising effect of the scans may eventually be a decline in air travel"  Kat45   Nov-16-10 07:36 PM   #72 
  - The bus to Mexico is starting to look good,  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-16-10 10:00 PM   #73 
  - I have foregone one trip already  daleo   Nov-16-10 10:16 PM   #76 
 

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