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Pholus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-10 01:32 PM
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46. Let's see your CONSTRUCTIVE side. Let's say I don't like this at all.
1) I no longer do discretionary travel by air.

2) I wrote my representatives.

3) I complained to the TSA.

4) I complained to the airlines.

So what's the next step? Constructively (if you can). Because like metal detectors the rape-i-scans are going to diffuse out into other applications if they're not stopped here.

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  -Noon news on CBS out of NYC says no one is "opting out" at the airport. Ilsa  Nov-24-10 11:11 AM   #0 
  - I had a mammogram last week. i asked the xray technician how strong the xrays are and what she  robinlynne   Nov-24-10 11:14 AM   #1 
  - ITA. I believe it is unreasonable to subject people  Ilsa   Nov-24-10 11:20 AM   #5 
  - Did she explain what her concerns were?  LisaL   Nov-24-10 11:32 AM   #20 
     - I'll put it this way. i smoke. i asked my doctor to do a chest xray to see how I am doing.  robinlynne   Nov-24-10 11:41 AM   #24 
     - From the CDC on prenatal radiation exposure  PADemD   Nov-24-10 01:39 PM   #47 
  - A large percentage of those who are vehemently opposed to  MineralMan   Nov-24-10 11:18 AM   #2 
  - Yep. The best way to protest is not to fly at all if you can.  krabigirl   Nov-24-10 11:19 AM   #4 
  - I looked at the wewontfly website and they actually  LisaL   Nov-24-10 11:21 AM   #9 
  - Well, that's a win-win for them. That way they can count those of us who didn't have plans to fly  blondeatlast   Nov-24-10 11:45 AM   #28 
  - Yes, that's one way. Of course, if you don't fly anyhow, nobody  MineralMan   Nov-24-10 11:23 AM   #13 
     - If a lot of people don't fly airline travel will drop and somebody will know.  LisaL   Nov-24-10 11:28 AM   #17 
        - It's not going to happen, you know.  MineralMan   Nov-24-10 11:35 AM   #21 
        - Well I am certainly going to avoid flying whanever possible.  LisaL   Nov-24-10 11:38 AM   #22 
           - OK. That's your choice.  MineralMan   Nov-24-10 11:42 AM   #25 
              - Just wait a bit before you are subjected to this everywhere  LisaL   Nov-24-10 11:44 AM   #27 
                 - I'll put it this way:  MineralMan   Nov-24-10 12:07 PM   #31 
        - They already know. Tourism from Europe, conventions, etc, is down  tsuki   Nov-24-10 11:42 AM   #26 
  - Wait til they grab your junk!  rfranklin   Nov-24-10 11:20 AM   #6 
  - I agree. I won't need to fly again for a few years..wonder how much worse it will be by then :(  krabigirl   Nov-24-10 11:21 AM   #11 
  - I can already tell you how I feel about that. I don't give a crap.  MineralMan   Nov-24-10 11:26 AM   #14 
  - +100 this is exactly how I feel n/t  taught_me_patience   Nov-24-10 11:51 AM   #29 
  - Some interesting info on the Junk Guy from The Nation  emulatorloo   Nov-24-10 11:27 AM   #15 
     - Yah. That woman who complained about her experience  MineralMan   Nov-24-10 11:40 AM   #23 
     - FWIW - They left out Tyner's college education  somone   Nov-24-10 12:17 PM   #34 
        - And? Is there something wrong with being educated?  LisaL   Nov-24-10 01:59 PM   #48 
  - Excellent post. Only those who don't care or have to fly are going this week  lunatica   Nov-24-10 11:21 AM   #8 
  - What does flying have to do with this? This is not about flying, it is  sabrina 1   Nov-24-10 02:53 PM   #60 
  - The M$M tried so hard too  treestar   Nov-24-10 11:19 AM   #3 
  - As did the rightwing commentators, Rush, Huckabee, Drudge etc  emulatorloo   Nov-24-10 11:29 AM   #19 
     - Politics makes for strange bedfellows. I am grateful for any and all support in America's fight  phasma ex machina   Nov-24-10 02:14 PM   #51 
  - I thought it was the patdowns that you were supposed to opt out of.  rocktivity   Nov-24-10 11:20 AM   #7 
  - If you opt out of patdowns you won't get on the plane.  LisaL   Nov-24-10 11:22 AM   #12 
  - Apparently the media isn't hyping this after all. CBS anyway.  sally cat   Nov-24-10 11:21 AM   #10 
  - Too Late For Many...  KharmaTrain   Nov-24-10 11:28 AM   #16 
  - The Cow Goes MOO! The Sheep go BAAAH!  Newest Reality   Nov-24-10 11:28 AM   #18 
  - Doesn't that SUCK! I was hoping for huge delays today, cancelled flights...  cherokeeprogressive   Nov-24-10 11:54 AM   #30 
  - Sheeple - "people who don't do what I want them to do" /nt  jberryhill   Nov-24-10 12:44 PM   #36 
  - I bet on Monday or so, we'll find out that the airlines had a terrible weekend. n/t  EFerrari   Nov-24-10 12:50 PM   #38 
  - Bet you're right...right now they want a positive spin in this crap.  Desertrose   Nov-24-10 12:55 PM   #39 
     - There are folks that will defend authority to the death.  EFerrari   Nov-24-10 01:26 PM   #44 
        - Lol, true. As if this issue was just about flying anyhow.  sabrina 1   Nov-24-10 02:54 PM   #61 
  - Hahahaha! Funny and sad at the same time.  Pholus   Nov-24-10 01:08 PM   #40 
     - Being pissed, and advocating a stupid response are two different things  jberryhill   Nov-24-10 01:15 PM   #42 
     - Let's see your CONSTRUCTIVE side. Let's say I don't like this at all.  Pholus   Nov-24-10 01:32 PM   #46 
        - Those are all constructive things to do  jberryhill   Nov-24-10 02:09 PM   #50 
           - Yup, as I thought. Always easy to be the critic.  Pholus   Nov-24-10 02:27 PM   #52 
              - As it is to be the keyboard "activist"  jberryhill   Nov-24-10 02:36 PM   #54 
                 - You're the one panning an active protest. I was asking for alternatives. YOU offered none.  Pholus   Nov-25-10 10:18 AM   #69 
     - Pure unadulterated bullshit. DUers have been fucking livid for 10 years.  glitch   Nov-24-10 02:08 PM   #49 
        - I was pointing that out, actually.  Pholus   Nov-24-10 02:30 PM   #53 
  - The nation has been spoon fed propaganda by government (both republicans and Democrats) and media  Individualist   Nov-24-10 12:10 PM   #32 
  - People want to get where they're going without needless delay....Amazing!  Rowdyboy   Nov-24-10 12:15 PM   #33 
  - Enjoy your police state  highprincipleswork   Nov-24-10 12:36 PM   #35 
  - Enjoy your brand of fear mongering /nt  jberryhill   Nov-24-10 12:46 PM   #37 
  - Cause we all know the motivator for taking this crap isn't fear, right?  Pholus   Nov-24-10 01:13 PM   #41 
  - the ironing is delicious..  frylock   Nov-24-10 02:42 PM   #57 
     - The TSA AND the screaming meemies  jberryhill   Nov-24-10 02:51 PM   #59 
        - current TSA procedure anything but reasonable  frylock   Nov-24-10 02:54 PM   #62 
           - Aside from asserting a conclusory statement as argument  jberryhill   Nov-24-10 03:11 PM   #65 
              - Words  highprincipleswork   Nov-25-10 01:39 AM   #68 
  - Yep, Americans are among the docile people anywhere /nt  Bragi   Nov-24-10 01:31 PM   #45 
  - I agree.  Lucian   Nov-25-10 10:28 AM   #70 
  - I don't believe it. do you?  The Backlash Cometh   Nov-24-10 01:18 PM   #43 
  - give me convenience, or give me death  frylock   Nov-24-10 02:39 PM   #55 
  - Most are in denial as you can see from some of the responses here  truthwillprevail   Nov-24-10 02:39 PM   #56 
  - truthwillprevail, I liked your post so much I am reposting it.  TheWatcher   Nov-24-10 03:02 PM   #63 
     - Thank you Watcher  truthwillprevail   Nov-24-10 04:35 PM   #66 
        - Thank YOU, my friend.  TheWatcher   Nov-24-10 04:56 PM   #67 
  - realize that it is 2% who are screened for them  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-24-10 02:45 PM   #58 
  - It costs a LOT to buy a ticket..most are non-refundable  SoCalDem   Nov-24-10 03:06 PM   #64 

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