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JamesA1102 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-10 09:29 PM
Response to Reply #69
70. And you have every right to choose an alternate mode of transportation
if you don't like the safety requirements.
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  -"President Obama, would you be okay with Sasha and Malia being Xrayed?" Stinky The Clown  Nov-16-10 06:24 PM   #0 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Nov-16-10 06:25 PM   #1 
  - Again, it just stuns me that this erosion of our civil liberties and privacy are taking place under  Tatiana   Nov-16-10 06:28 PM   #2 
  - An airplane is owned by a private company  JamesA1102   Nov-16-10 11:47 PM   #35 
     - So you're okay with the pat downs and electronic strip searches?  Stinky The Clown   Nov-17-10 08:47 AM   #39 
     - Any one that doesn't like it is free  JamesA1102   Nov-17-10 11:32 AM   #43 
        - Yes indeed, just as even the wealthiest person is banned from sleeping on park benches  Greyhound   Nov-17-10 10:38 PM   #74 
        - Or they can take one of your buses  JamesA1102   Nov-18-10 06:24 AM   #86 
        - Ben Franklin had a comment about your viewpoint.  hobbit709   Nov-18-10 06:22 AM   #85 
     - It is the policy of the DHS.  SammyWinstonJack   Nov-17-10 08:54 AM   #40 
     - TSA isn't owned by the airlines so your comment is  crikkett   Nov-17-10 10:08 AM   #42 
     - But the airlines adhere to TSA safety guidelines  JamesA1102   Nov-17-10 11:34 AM   #44 
        - True. But TSA is a private company subcontracted  walldude   Nov-17-10 03:08 PM   #46 
           - OK But what you are talking about is corruption  JamesA1102   Nov-17-10 05:41 PM   #57 
     - That 'private' company is publicly chartered  appal_jack   Nov-17-10 03:02 PM   #45 
     - And you have every right to choose an alternate mode of transportation  JamesA1102   Nov-17-10 05:44 PM   #58 
     - Sir, which train do I take to get to London from Denver?  CanonRay   Nov-19-10 08:49 AM   #117 
        - Denver to New York by train  JamesA1102   Nov-19-10 01:26 PM   #119 
     - Great reply! Absolutely awesome!  kayakjohnny   Nov-18-10 06:47 PM   #104 
        - No just the opposite  JamesA1102   Nov-18-10 10:49 PM   #109 
     - TSA = Federal Gov't  Hydra   Nov-17-10 03:15 PM   #47 
     - Those are hypothetical extremes  JamesA1102   Nov-17-10 05:46 PM   #59 
        - Uh huh  Hydra   Nov-18-10 10:17 AM   #95 
           - So you're argument is that people should be allowed to carry guns  JamesA1102   Nov-18-10 02:46 PM   #100 
              - I have no problem with metal detectors  Hydra   Nov-18-10 04:22 PM   #102 
                 - So some invasions of privacy are OK with you  JamesA1102   Nov-18-10 10:46 PM   #108 
     - And our tax dollars pay for the DHS and TSA. n/t  superduperfarleft   Nov-17-10 03:39 PM   #50 
     - So restaurants, being private enterprises, are free to exclude minorities?  WinkyDink   Nov-17-10 05:52 PM   #62 
     - False equivelency  JamesA1102   Nov-17-10 07:56 PM   #67 
     - TSA is not private...  ljm2002   Nov-17-10 06:44 PM   #66 
     - But the airlines adhere to TSA safety guidelines  JamesA1102   Nov-17-10 07:57 PM   #68 
        - Ha ha this is fun...  ljm2002   Nov-17-10 09:25 PM   #69 
           - And you have every right to choose an alternate mode of transportation  JamesA1102   Nov-17-10 09:29 PM   #70 
           - I've seen you say that  KittyLover   Nov-17-10 10:35 PM   #73 
           - Please tell me where the constitution guarantees you the right  JamesA1102   Nov-17-10 11:05 PM   #75 
              - Basic human rights  KittyLover   Nov-18-10 02:35 AM   #79 
                 - But you can choose an alternate form of transportation  JamesA1102   Nov-18-10 06:14 AM   #83 
           - Of course...  ljm2002   Nov-18-10 01:00 AM   #78 
              - That is extremist rhetoric  JamesA1102   Nov-18-10 06:16 AM   #84 
                 - Debate? What debate?  ljm2002   Nov-18-10 08:49 AM   #91 
                 - You hear trains are next?  JamesA1102   Nov-18-10 10:08 AM   #93 
                 - and you telling people 20 times to take an alternate form of transportation doesn't shut down debate  CreekDog   Nov-19-10 01:27 AM   #112 
                    - False equivelency nt  JamesA1102   Nov-19-10 08:07 AM   #115 
                       - Thanks for proving my point!  CreekDog   Nov-19-10 05:00 PM   #121 
                          - You're a legend in your own mind nt  JamesA1102   Nov-19-10 05:46 PM   #123 
           - I couldn't agree more  TfG   Nov-18-10 10:23 AM   #96 
     - if you are advocating a boycott of the airlines, then I agree  northernlights   Nov-18-10 06:05 AM   #81 
     - The airlines did not devise Homeland Security or the TSA. n/t  Mimosa   Nov-18-10 10:25 AM   #97 
     - But they have the right to use private security if they don't  JamesA1102   Nov-19-10 01:24 PM   #118 
     - You missed the WHOLE point. But it appears that was your purpose. n/t  DeSwiss   Nov-18-10 06:56 PM   #105 
        - No you miss the point  JamesA1102   Nov-19-10 01:26 PM   #120 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Nov-16-10 06:28 PM   #3 
  - If they haven't been, I'm sure they will be.  leveymg   Nov-16-10 06:30 PM   #4 
  - You're concerned with the dosage?  Stinky The Clown   Nov-16-10 06:32 PM   #6 
  - Sadly, even here on DU, there are folks that are not concerned about their freedoms  madinmaryland   Nov-16-10 06:35 PM   #10 
  - Freedoms eroded? Your freedoms were lost when we didn't start impeachment on 9/12  leveymg   Nov-16-10 06:47 PM   #15 
     - I was not really replying to you, but I do agree with you. Over the last ten  madinmaryland   Nov-16-10 08:04 PM   #30 
  - Death is undignified. I don't want to increase the chances of it happening.  leveymg   Nov-16-10 06:40 PM   #11 
  - it is also about radiation  WannaJumpMyScooter   Nov-16-10 06:45 PM   #14 
  - Then don't fly, and don't let your kids fly. They get a bigger dose of radiation at 35,000 ft.  leveymg   Nov-16-10 06:48 PM   #16 
     - well, I don't... and they are lying ahout  WannaJumpMyScooter   Nov-16-10 11:40 PM   #32 
  - That is a nice opinion but...  rexcat   Nov-17-10 03:58 PM   #52 
  - Actually studies have been done of radiation workers by the UN.  Sirveri   Nov-18-10 06:41 AM   #88 
     - Your dose of radiation for this equipment is based on what the manufacturer...  rexcat   Nov-18-10 09:53 AM   #92 
        - If the x-ray strength is too high the device can't work.  Sirveri   Nov-18-10 06:27 PM   #103 
           - Time will tell about the safety of the x-rays...  rexcat   Nov-18-10 09:07 PM   #106 
              - You fly often enough that you probably should opt out.  Sirveri   Nov-18-10 10:46 PM   #107 
                 - There seems to be some questions as to what the dose of radiation...  rexcat   Nov-18-10 11:51 PM   #111 
  - UCSF clinics are telling their patients to avoid the scanners  CreekDog   Nov-19-10 01:34 AM   #113 
  - Cancer issues are only one of the considerations  GiordanoBruno   Nov-16-10 06:32 PM   #7 
  - It's not a strip search, and no one will touch your "junk" if you go through the damn scanner.  leveymg   Nov-16-10 06:51 PM   #18 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-16-10 06:54 PM   #19 
     - Because people continue to try to blow up airplanes in the United States.  leveymg   Nov-16-10 06:57 PM   #21 
        - Better throw them in the junk heap today.  avaistheone1   Nov-16-10 07:01 PM   #25 
        - Life is not without risk  Stinky The Clown   Nov-16-10 07:03 PM   #26 
        - We ceased to be a nation of free people on 9/12 when we didn't demand accountability  leveymg   Nov-16-10 07:27 PM   #28 
        - *LMAO*  Hydra   Nov-17-10 03:21 PM   #48 
        - Do they teach either probabilities or risk analysis in school anymore?  Pacifist Patriot   Nov-17-10 04:43 PM   #55 
           - Hard to say  Hydra   Nov-18-10 10:11 AM   #94 
        - You've got a fabulous supply of duct tape and plastic sheeting in your garage, don't you?  Pacifist Patriot   Nov-17-10 04:43 PM   #54 
        - They are useless for what they are intended  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-17-10 11:38 PM   #76 
     - No one should be forced to make the choice between the damned scanner  avaistheone1   Nov-16-10 07:24 PM   #27 
     - The Damn Scanner  GiordanoBruno   Nov-16-10 07:28 PM   #29 
     - I was pulled for a "random" check last week when I flew...  Cid_B   Nov-18-10 06:14 AM   #82 
  - Not true.  bluetrain   Nov-16-10 06:33 PM   #8 
  - What's not true? You don't think their dentist will Xray them?  leveymg   Nov-16-10 06:54 PM   #20 
  - No, I read two airlines advise their pilots NOT to be x-rayed  704wipes   Nov-17-10 06:08 PM   #64 
  - Children and older humans should not have to go through this indignity  avaistheone1   Nov-16-10 06:31 PM   #5 
  - That picture is STUNNING.  Stinky The Clown   Nov-16-10 06:35 PM   #9 
  - Ugh.  Danger Mouse   Nov-16-10 06:50 PM   #17 
  - None of us should have to go through this indignity. Period. nt  obxhead   Nov-16-10 07:00 PM   #24 
  - How does pating down a small child that age makes sense to anyone?  redirish28   Nov-16-10 09:06 PM   #31 
     - If I read one more time that....  Pacifist Patriot   Nov-17-10 04:45 PM   #56 
     - It certainly was  TfG   Nov-18-10 10:42 AM   #99 
  - You really have a knack for clarity and common sense. Thanks.  sally cat   Nov-16-10 06:41 PM   #12 
  - Very legit question.  redirish28   Nov-16-10 06:43 PM   #13 
  - Would he be ok with his wife getting groped? Or his daughters? n/t  Catherina   Nov-16-10 06:59 PM   #22 
  - Now, now, I'm sure there's nothing President Obama can do to stop this stuff.  BlueIris   Nov-16-10 06:59 PM   #23 
  - After they're installed in all the airports, with the gropings too, the policy will be fixed later.  TransitJohn   Nov-16-10 11:44 PM   #33 
  - I bet he'd say HELL,NO. n/t  Mimosa   Nov-16-10 11:46 PM   #34 
  - They won't have to worry about that, now will they?  AngryOldDem   Nov-16-10 11:54 PM   #36 
  - This shit keeps up and they'll be sitting around with  LibDemAlways   Nov-17-10 12:10 AM   #37 
  - This is beyond the pale.  Lugnut   Nov-17-10 01:05 AM   #38 
  - Didn't mind them swimming in the toxic waters known as the Gulf of Mexico.  nc4bo   Nov-17-10 08:55 AM   #41 
  - Could be a plot to increase support for Amtrak. nt  woo me with science   Nov-17-10 03:36 PM   #49 
  - No, it was first devised and the procedures now being used were  tblue37   Nov-17-10 03:44 PM   #51 
  - Doesn't matter when they were developed. What matters is when they were implemented  Stinky The Clown   Nov-17-10 05:49 PM   #61 
  - Good Question Bad Detail  Pacifist Patriot   Nov-17-10 04:41 PM   #53 
  - No  Stinky The Clown   Nov-17-10 05:46 PM   #60 
  - R&D, studies and pilots begun under Bush administration.  Pacifist Patriot   Nov-17-10 06:15 PM   #65 
  - Actually it did start with the Bush Admin  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-17-10 11:42 PM   #77 
  - Blaming Bush for stuff going wrong now allows more stuff to go wrong now.  sally cat   Nov-17-10 10:27 PM   #72 
     - Not necessarily.  Pacifist Patriot   Nov-18-10 07:16 AM   #90 
  - he won't be the pres forever, and they will have to be xrayed  crazyjoe   Nov-17-10 06:04 PM   #63 
  - It's worse than being x-rayed, it's allowing strangers to grope  sabrina 1   Nov-17-10 09:37 PM   #71 
  - maybe he'd prefer that they get groped.  northernlights   Nov-18-10 06:04 AM   #80 
  - The scanners should have been the LAST step  ecstatic   Nov-18-10 06:28 AM   #87 
  - Not to mention being groped by over-enthusiastic TSA agents. nt  TBF   Nov-18-10 06:47 AM   #89 
  - isn't it just special to have people here defending this breach of privacy  fascisthunter   Nov-18-10 10:35 AM   #98 
  - Obama let his daughter swim in Gulf oil saturated waters  lovuian   Nov-18-10 02:57 PM   #101 
  - Wonder if his kids ate the seafood there.  avaistheone1   Nov-19-10 01:51 AM   #114 
  - Don't feed it. n/t  truth2power   Nov-18-10 10:52 PM   #110 
     - I find myself agreeing more with Stinky's posts than disagreeing with them.  nc4bo   Nov-19-10 08:26 AM   #116 
        - I hope you (and Stinky) will accept my apologies. I didn't mean for this to be a response to  truth2power   Nov-19-10 05:28 PM   #122 

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