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Say 'I Opt Out' of Airport Scanners on National Opt Out Day, November 24
Airport Business News ^ | 11-15-10 | AirportBusiness.com

Posted on 11/18/2010 8:44:23 AM PST by FS11

"Not only are these porno scanners a gross violation of individual privacy," said boycott co-founder George Donnelly, "they're also a threat to the health of millions of passengers and ineffective as well. The goal of the demonstrations is to urge Americans to exercise their legal right to 'opt out' of the scan."

If you have to fly on November 24, We Won't Fly urges you to opt out of the new scanners for your own health and privacy. Say "I opt out!" Be prepared for delays and intimate TSA "patdowns." If you're not flying on November 24, We Won't Fly urges you to tell your friends, family and community members who are flying. Organizers of local meetups can list their events on our nationwide map at http://WeWontFly.com/opt-out-day.

As University of California scientists noted earlier this year, the airport scanners may pose a serious health risk. "Our overriding concern is the extent to which the safety of this scanning device has been adequately demonstrated. This can only be determined by a meeting of an impartial panel of experts that would include medical physicists and radiation biologists at which all of the available relevant data is reviewed," they said in a letter of concern.

(Excerpt) Read more at airportbusiness.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 4thamendment; national; november24; nudeoscopes; optoutday; tsa; tsapervs; tsascanners
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On November 24 let BO & Big Sis know, "WE ARE MAD AS HELL AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!"
1 posted on 11/18/2010 8:44:34 AM PST by FS11
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To: FS11

I say call whatever airline that you normally use and tell them that you will find an alternate mode of transport to travel on until THEY put pressure on the gubmint to cease and desist with the nonsense.


2 posted on 11/18/2010 8:46:40 AM PST by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: FS11

I would not fly if they paid me.


3 posted on 11/18/2010 8:49:10 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: FS11
Not everyone flies on the same day. Better to cause a fuss today and forward. Why not? What's a particular day needed for?

4 posted on 11/18/2010 8:53:38 AM PST by I see my hands (How's that ballot box working out for you?)
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To: FS11

Make the TSA agent CHANGE THIER GLOVES BEFORE THEY TOUCH YOU!!


5 posted on 11/18/2010 8:55:29 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: FS11

oh the absolute horror !!!

they might touch my privy parts?

how about you people getting some perspective.

this is mass hysteria. I’m sick and tired of it.. Drudge is a strange dude, seems to have a hang up in this area.. This whole thing was “drudged” up by him.


6 posted on 11/18/2010 8:55:51 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: I see my hands

It’s a busy travel day - day before Thanksgiving.


7 posted on 11/18/2010 8:55:51 AM PST by presently no screen name ("Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down.." Mark 7:13)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I think it would be funny if passengers wear rubber gloves themselves too.


8 posted on 11/18/2010 8:57:20 AM PST by del4hope (Admendment IV to the US Constitution. Print it and bring it with you when you fly.)
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To: Chuzzlewit

I hardly think it’s Drudge’s fault that people don’t want to be touched inappropriately. I don’t want to be touched by strangers period. I really don’t care if you don’t have a problem with it. That makes you the strange one, not other people.

Nobody cares if you are sick and tired of it.


9 posted on 11/18/2010 8:59:05 AM PST by beandog
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To: I see my hands

Agreed.

To choose one day is to over-play this hand and by chance let those who’s actions authored this intrusion into our liberty have opportunity to cause more harm and cast our cause in a bad light.


10 posted on 11/18/2010 8:59:42 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (The Tea Party will be heard Mr. Speaker!)
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To: Howie66

Where can I find the dose rate for these extra scanners? How much millirem does the body receive?


11 posted on 11/18/2010 9:01:43 AM PST by yobid (CO2 is plant food!)
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To: yobid

Exray scanners.


12 posted on 11/18/2010 9:02:18 AM PST by yobid (CO2 is plant food!)
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To: Howie66

I wrote emails to four of the larger airlines that we normally use. Only Southwest replied and their reply was completely underwhelming (”it’s not our job to do security — that is up to the TSA”).

The carriers have been remarkably silent about this. Personally, I think that they stand to lose a LOT of money over this. I think it’s still a small slice of the population that even knows what is going on. As they come to find out, watch the air travel shrivel.


13 posted on 11/18/2010 9:02:27 AM PST by Zarro (Hands off Our Junk!)
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To: FS11

OPT OUT.

Say no to “Grope and Change”


14 posted on 11/18/2010 9:03:33 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: FS11

I routinely fly from Norfolk VA to Japan, via Dulles, and back. I have been patted down only twice, that was in Norfolk, and have never seen a scanner anywhere.


15 posted on 11/18/2010 9:04:11 AM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: Keith in Iowa

THEY DO WHERE I FLY


16 posted on 11/18/2010 9:05:01 AM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: Chuzzlewit

Oh, please. I caught a show this morning where a woman was keeping too many animals in her home. The people inspecting her home were the Michigan Humane Society. The inspector was stressing the need to check out these things and the woman’s “mental status”. At first, I thought her coat said HHS and not MHS. Why did I not find it shocking that HHS could possibly be inspecting her home? Evidentally, they have already convinced you that they can proceed to the next step of intrusiveness.

Where do you draw the line? I believe that we should have stopped them at the shoe removal.

Those who want to kill us are willing to surgically implant bombs in their body, so a feel up is not going to stop them. This is all security theater.

If that guy last Christmas had been successful, they would have never known where the bomb had been planted. Think about it.


17 posted on 11/18/2010 9:05:06 AM PST by del4hope (Admendment IV to the US Constitution. Print it and bring it with you when you fly.)
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To: Chuzzlewit

Thank you


18 posted on 11/18/2010 9:05:48 AM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: Chuzzlewit

The 4th Amendment isn’t sufficient perspective for you?


19 posted on 11/18/2010 9:06:35 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: FS11
"Can we have a drink first?".....
20 posted on 11/18/2010 9:08:32 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: presently no screen name
"It’s a busy travel day - day before Thanksgiving"

So don't dis-include it.


21 posted on 11/18/2010 9:10:45 AM PST by I see my hands (How's that ballot box working out for you?)
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To: Keith in Iowa; freekitty; flat; unkus; bitt; Bitsy; MamaDearest; 70th Division; Free ThinkerNY; ...

I just read and heard on the radio about a case of Cholera in the USA. What better way to spread disease than by the State militia touching you with their dirty and contaminated gloves at the airport of your choice?

People are coming and going from all over the world. Who knows what diseases are coming with them.


22 posted on 11/18/2010 9:13:28 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: stuartcr

Why am I not the least bit surprised that you agree with him. I think the two of you should get a room. It appears neither of you mind being touched by strangers inappropriately.


23 posted on 11/18/2010 9:15:07 AM PST by beandog
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To: Chuzzlewit

4th Ammendment Read it

Or how about just let one of these screeners touch one of your children in thier “privy parts”?


24 posted on 11/18/2010 9:15:55 AM PST by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Strange look on the TSA guy’s face. Please tell me he’s not smiling. I never knew the “X” in LAX, PHX, etc. stood for X-rated.


25 posted on 11/18/2010 9:18:47 AM PST by azishot
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To: FS11

Why can’t we just adopt the same methods that the Israeli’s use?

Their method works. And they are surrounded by terrorists.


26 posted on 11/18/2010 9:25:35 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: FS11; Howie66; TexasRepublic; I see my hands; Keith in Iowa; Chuzzlewit; ...
Odd. This Chuzzlewit fella only has exactly one thing to say on two different threads. Hmmmm.

27 posted on 11/18/2010 9:27:28 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine

IBTZ.


28 posted on 11/18/2010 9:30:26 AM PST by November 2010
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To: sam_paine

He can cut and paste...

I think he just wants to argue with someone about it.


29 posted on 11/18/2010 9:30:37 AM PST by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: sam_paine

Maybe a ‘wanna be’ TSA agent?


30 posted on 11/18/2010 9:31:22 AM PST by presently no screen name ("Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down.." Mark 7:13)
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To: sam_paine

I noticed that too, after I posted to him. Someone also posted that he had two daughters. He has an old sign up date, but I had never heard of him before here on FR.


31 posted on 11/18/2010 9:32:41 AM PST by del4hope (Admendment IV to the US Constitution. Print it and bring it with you when you fly.)
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To: Rightly Biased
I think he just wants to argue with someone about it.

Except that he's not responded to anyone. Sounds like auto-troll!

32 posted on 11/18/2010 9:33:16 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: FS11

Wrong day to do an ‘opt’ out - this date hurts citizens - not feel and grab goons employed at airports.


33 posted on 11/18/2010 9:34:27 AM PST by GOPJ ('Power abdicates only under the stress of counter-power." Martin Buber /a Tea-nami's coming..)
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To: FS11

Why is the boycott on such a busy day? Create confusion? I don’t know if I like this. I’m all for making a statement, but’s let’s do it on a safer day.


34 posted on 11/18/2010 9:36:36 AM PST by Skeez
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To: Zarro

I would love to see the pilots strike over this issue.


35 posted on 11/18/2010 9:36:48 AM PST by alamogal
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To: sam_paine

He’s been around a while... Prolly trying to figure out how to delete his comment.

This ain’t facebook lol


36 posted on 11/18/2010 9:36:49 AM PST by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Make the TSA agent CHANGE THIER GLOVES BEFORE THEY TOUCH YOU!!

GREAT POINT !!!

37 posted on 11/18/2010 9:38:15 AM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: UCANSEE2

Why can’t we just adopt the same methods that the Israeli’s use?

Their method works. And they are surrounded by terrorists.

26 posted on Thursday, November 18, 2010 11:25:35 AM by UCANSEE2


The muslim Terrorists aren’t profiled because we have one of them in our White House who controls our Dept of Homeland Security.

BO is aiding and abetting his Terrorist Pals.


38 posted on 11/18/2010 9:38:59 AM PST by FS11
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To: del4hope

I”ve been here since 2000 and I have contributed to this site.

I have 2 daughters, yeah, so what?

you people are acting like children, in my opinion.


39 posted on 11/18/2010 9:41:25 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: sam_paine

response on the other thread...


40 posted on 11/18/2010 9:43:58 AM PST by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: del4hope
I think it would be funny if passengers wear rubber gloves themselves too.

Good idea. I also think people should wear one of those mats they put on you at the dentist's office when you get Xrays.

dental radiation apron

And tell the TSA agents that the government won't spend the money to buy radiation equipment for TSA agents because the government wants to expose them to radiation so they become sterile.

41 posted on 11/18/2010 9:44:30 AM PST by grasshopper2
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To: sam_paine

Sick individual.


42 posted on 11/18/2010 9:45:23 AM PST by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: sam_paine

Check out #31.

Bizarre.


43 posted on 11/18/2010 9:54:40 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Moderates manipulate, extremists use violence, but the goal is the same.)
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To: stuartcr
So, because you travel through Norfolk VA only, and have never seen a scanner, you are convinced there is no issue?

I have been radioactively strip searched or manually groped by TSA agents at seven airports from El Paso, TX to Boston, MA and from Pensacola, FL to Chicago, IL. And all within a two week period.

Perhaps you should consider that your situation may not be representative of the experience other travelers are facing.

44 posted on 11/18/2010 9:55:29 AM PST by been_lurking
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To: Chuzzlewit

Then as a freeper, most likely conservative, please answer where you will draw the line on intrusiveness and unconstitional searches and seizures?

There is a reason for that being in the constitution.

If these threads offend you, then why are you posting on them?

Please answer both questions in a civil debate.


45 posted on 11/18/2010 9:55:45 AM PST by del4hope (Admendment IV to the US Constitution. Print it and bring it with you when you fly.)
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To: FS11

I think this is an intentional act to drive the airline and tourist industry into the ground.


46 posted on 11/18/2010 9:57:39 AM PST by MattinNJ (Palin. I cannot spare this woman. She fights!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

California likes Ma’am Boxer.

Ethics Rangel was re-elected in a landslide.

Nevada unions love Reid.

Chuzzlewit loves government agents with rubber gloves.

What can we say?


47 posted on 11/18/2010 9:58:30 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine

Oops, meant #39 on this thread.

Sorry about that.


48 posted on 11/18/2010 9:59:06 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Moderates manipulate, extremists use violence, but the goal is the same.)
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To: FS11
Protect your Fourth Amendment rights. Demand they show you a proper search warrant!!!
49 posted on 11/18/2010 9:59:06 AM PST by foxfield (Sarah Palin, America's "girl next door".)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Why is my post bizarre?


50 posted on 11/18/2010 9:59:39 AM PST by del4hope (Admendment IV to the US Constitution. Print it and bring it with you when you fly.)
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