Opt Out of Naked-Body Scanners on National Opt Out Day, November 24

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  1. sannyasinman profile image60
    sannyasinmanposted 12 years ago

    Act now and travel with dignity . . .


    1. Doug Hughes profile image60
      Doug Hughesposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Here's a suggestion. Let's let one of the major airlines bid for the right to be the "NO SEARCH" airlines. No body scanners - no pat-downs no metal detectors. The airline won't do anything to anyone who objects. Shorter lines - quicker check-ins. Should be very popular until a few planes get bombed. But maybe that won't happen.

      Of course if this was proposed, the minority who object to body scanners would object, because their airline of choice is a prime target. They will insist that ALL airlines adopt lax standards so the odds of their plane being bombed are equal to those of planes filled with people who want security.

      And that's wrong.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image78
    Uninvited Writerposted 12 years ago

    Sure opt out on that and they will bring out the latex gloves smile

    Most people behind you will not appreciate it either.

  3. profile image56
    C.J. Wrightposted 12 years ago

    I gotta boarding pass and I'm gassy!LMAO

  4. Cheeky Girl profile image66
    Cheeky Girlposted 12 years ago

    I put out a tweet on that story, apparently most people opted out of er.... opting out, it seems! Sheesh! Oh well!

  5. Milla Mahno profile image60
    Milla Mahnoposted 12 years ago

    I have nothing to hide. I don't mind to opt in. wink

    1. sannyasinman profile image60
      sannyasinmanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Will you say the same when they are introduced in railway stations, schools, bus stations, concerts halls, and other public places "for your safety"? Airports are just the start.

      These scanners are a gross and unnecessary intrusion of privacy, their accumulative effects are dangerous to health, and they DO NOT make us any safer.

      You have to understand that this is just a test of public reaction. If everybody meekly swallows their line of " if you have nothing to hide, then you won't object", they can do whatever they want to you.

      We need to object.

      1. jenniferain profile image58
        jenniferainposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Exactly. If you think this is it, you're mistaken... it's just the beginning.

        With these scanners we are basically getting exactly into the position the terrorist wanted us to. It's ridiculous. This future is looking bleak.

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image78
    Uninvited Writerposted 12 years ago

    Have you been complaining about the security sweeps since the very beginning? I don't recall seeing any posts about it.

    1. Doug Hughes profile image60
      Doug Hughesposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      UW - This is a classic right-wing HEADS-I-WIN TAILS-YOU-LOSE totally phony controversy. Here's how the scam works.

      You protest how the federal government is abusing travelers.  You scream for  less stringent security. This can go two ways. Either you GET lax security (and hopefully a bombing) and then you scream about how Obama is weak  on security.

      OR - TSA continues to use scanners and you protest the tyranny of TSA.

      Either way,  you have a campaign issue. Want to see the proof that  this is phony? Watch GOP candidates take BOTH sides of the issue  - sympathetic to travelers AND strong on national security. This is the most revolting kind of politics (and yes, I have seen democrats do it ,too) and the GOP is planning to provide a steady stream of these 'outrages' but candidates will NOT take a clear stand but position themselves to be on BOTH sides of the same issue. (Example - being against the deficit at the same time you push for lower taxes.)

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image78
        Uninvited Writerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        It still all comes down to these measures being okay when it was happening to someone else.

  7. Ron Montgomery profile image59
    Ron Montgomeryposted 12 years ago

    I can't believe how this is getting so blown out of proportion.  You people who want to endanger the lives of others because you're afraid of someone seeing a silhouette of your body are better off staying home. You may want to re-think your priorities.

  8. qwark profile image61
    qwarkposted 12 years ago

    There's nothing that can be done to save a flight if there's a well thought out and enacted plan to bring it down!
    If it would "ENSURE" my safe arrival, they can do a "finger wave" on me!
    I could care less if they touch my "junk!"
    If an "x-ray" pic is necessary...do it!
    ...but do it to everyone!

  9. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 12 years ago

    It's a body. I'll be donating it to science anyway. A scan is a lot less intrusive than a scalpel.

    It's what's in my mind that is all mine and can't be seen. That's all I care about. smile

  10. profile image0
    Alen Ostovicposted 12 years ago

    If there wouldn't be security we would be having a conversation about how low security is on the airports. I don't mind being buttraped by fat guy with his latex gloves if that's what's going to keep the plane going lol


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