Skip to comments.TSA full-body scanners at airports supported by majority of Americans, half against pat-downs: poll
Posted on 11/23/2010 6:34:58 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty
Americans aren't crazy about the new airport pat-downs. But according to a new poll, nearly half still back them, with even more supporting full body scanning.
Forty-eight percent of Americans said the pat-downs are justified, while 50% said they are against the new measures, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll revealed.
Meanwhile, the majority 64% said they supported the use of full-body scanners while 32% said they were against it.
The 385 full-body scanners being used at 68 airports across the country have sparked an outcry from flyers, who argue they're virtual strip searches because they produce invasive, intimate images of passengers.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/11/23/2010-11-23_tsa_fullbody_scanners_at_airports_supported_by_majority_of_americans_half_agains.html#ixzz167D3ikMx
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Guess I'll just have to boycott airports.
50% of the people couldn’t name the President.
Sounds like they polled everyone who works for Napolitano
How can anyone have a positive opinion on the scanners, if nobody has released data about the adiation dose?
Your average guy is going to think what the 0bama administration wants him to think, that the bomber could be anyone so everyone has to be checked.
One thing you can be sure of is that TSA and the White House have a full up operation to freep these polls, along with their paymasters such as Chertoff and company.
CANNOT believe we live in a nation so filled with “Reality Show” mind-numbed people.
The Feds give you a choice: Body Scanner or a pat-down so invasive that it becomes extremely offensive. Then all of the stories come out and go viral about HOW INVASIVE the pat-downs have become and VIOLA! A majority of Americans favor the body scanners.
And who benefits? Obama does, Napolitano does, Soros does and Rapiscan does.
Who loses? AMERICANS!!!
The Sheeple have spoken.
Who owns the Washington Post?
Hint: He owns a private jet timeshare service.
Follow the money...
I’d like the TSA screener to look that little boy 6 years old he is patting down and honestly say that he has possible suspecting thoughts that he is carrying a bomb in his underwear. WHY pat downs, when we KNOW that a nun or an Amish Mennonite widow named Stolzfus with a bonnet is 92 years old and came to the airport in a buggy? Will she blow up the plane. PROFILING...time has come. Next will be the instituion of Slavery, not based on race, but people who are just plain STUPID.
Looks like that CBS poll showing 81% support was bogus.
“Guess I’ll just have to boycott airports.”
Yep, if air traffic should drop significantly, there would be significant changes for sure. Actually, even before this latest fiasco I started driving more. If one is traveling less than 300 miles it’s about break even or even more favorable to drive when calculated as total elapsed time from door to door. And, a lot less hassle as well.
Forgive me for repeating myself one more time, again, just like last time, exactly!*
I think the TSA BS is a diversion to get us to not pay attention to everything else thats going on. As I said on an earlier thread;
If they have us asking the wrong questions, they dont have to worry about the answers. A Pynchonism.
Its a smokescreen to keep us busy while other cr@p slips under the radar!
* Department of Redundancy Department
NY Daily News ^ | November 23rd 2010 | Aliyah Shahid
We shouldn’t be surprised. Anyone stupid enough to vote the kenyan usurper into office is stupid enough to support full cavity searches of hot blondes and 85 year old grannies.
“Profiling just isn’t right”!
“We are a nation of tolerance”!
“We’re better than others because of our fairness”!
“White people are just as capable of terrorism. Didn’t you see ‘Die Hard’”? ~sarc
This is the same poll that said that Obama has a 53% approval rating, and that the Democratic Congress has a 35% approval rating.
Manufactured “news” to generate the desired outcome, again.
Isn’t that why the searches are so intrusive. Nudge the people in to the scanners their buddies sell. Not to mention the T-Shirt and image business that can be generated.
How many of those polled actually fly? My guess is it’s like asking if you mind if the “other” guy pays more taxes. It always sounds like a good idea if you’re not personally affected...
How much of this pat down operation was to get people to not ask questions about the safety and privacy of the full body scanners? If the choice was between full body x-rays vs metal detector with being wanded, everyone would take the metal detector. It looks like the TSA is playing bad cop/worse cop.
The majority of Americans do not fly much, if at all.
The majority of Americans have never read our Constitution.
The majority of Americans aren’t very smart. In fact, half of them are below average IQ.
Foxnews had some pro-grope people on today.
Some lady who used to be a TSA puke said they view EVERY passenger as a potential terrorist. Even grandma and the 3 yr old.
Even if you make it through the x ray scan with no problems, you can still be subject to a randomized enhanced patdown.
Thank you for voting.
Do you think the ‘enhanced’ security measures (pat-downs, body scanners) are too invasive, or justified precautions?
They are an invasion of my privacy and offensive. 31%
Terrorists are trying to kill us, we need to do what’s necessary. 55%
I don’t know 14%
Most of those people are answering in theory. I wager that the numbers against would rise upwards of 95% if you ask people right after they've been patted down.
How stupid is it to view every person as a potential terrorist!? It’s insane. The terrorists (who 0bama will not call terrorists) have won.
Well, DUH, if the question is
Would you rather have a full body scan or have someone walk behind you and shoot you in the back of the head once you are on the plane?
That is like being a TOTAL OPTIMIST is if you are surrounded by people with guns who you absolutely know ‘don’t like you’, they hand you a shovel and tell you to dig a hole just about your ‘length’. How many fools would dig the hole?
Expect that number to drop precipitously as more and more people have their nuggets fondled before boarding a plane.
I heard a guy say today that everyone is a potential threat, but if someone grabbed his package he would punch them in the neck.
This was on a thread last night:
The media outlets that employ “Apollo moon landing” denier Whoopi Goldberg (who ranted against the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on The View/Shrew) and Washington Post with a fabricated “bush’s fault” death list that included a woman who died crossing a highway in Kansas?
THAT is the media source for this BULLSTALIN?!!!
You depress me because you are right...
I talked to some people that travel frequently and oddly enough they didn’t have a problem with the scanners. These are normally conservative folks but they got irritated when I mentioned all the TSA crap going on and the potentially cancer causing radiation from scanners and the bacterial/virus spreading gloves they use during pat downs when groping grandmothers after that same glove was down the skirt of a traveling hooker with 5 kinds of STDs. They seemed to resent the people opting out of the scanners as jerks for slowing them down. I sort of lost respect for them not seeing the bigger picture.
Just watched an interview with Thomas Sawyer, the guy with the stoma. He and his daughter seem very understanding, forgiving...she seems to think safety is paramount and that the new measures somehow provide it.
I fear America is lost.
AND the pilot and the stewardesses.
I say it is time to scan-&-grope the Obamas when they board Air Farce One then. He has a troubled background (associations with known terrorists, radicals, and inconsistent paperwork) that would cause him to fail a White House security clearance.
EVERY passenger means EVERY passenger, including the pro-terrorist perp in the Oval office.
I can't wait to use that line the next time I'm on the losing end of an argument! LOL
Last night I had a dream of looking at a satellite map, and seeing that half the US, everything from the Mississippi to the East Coast, was totally covered with white fog, as if some monster snowstorm hung over it.
It may have been a sort of mind map, in which case the fog is even deadlier than a weather phenomenon.
What's TSA auf Deutsch?
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