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TSA full-body scanners at airports supported by majority of Americans, half against pat-downs: poll
NY Daily News ^ | November 23rd 2010 | Aliyah Shahid

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

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bodyscanners; bravosierra; cookedthebooks; handsoffmyjunk; napolitano; obama; poll; pravdamedia; tsa; tsapervs; zogbyism
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There is a poll at the link too....I suggest that you all FREEP THE POLL!!!
1 posted on 11/23/2010 6:35:02 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty
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To: Eagle of Liberty

IDIOTS!!!!


2 posted on 11/23/2010 6:35:52 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty
I can't risk saying something smart to a TSA goon and winding up arrested.

Guess I'll just have to boycott airports.

3 posted on 11/23/2010 6:36:44 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The people who hate Sarah Palin hate her because they know that her Presidency is inevitable.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

50% of the people couldn’t name the President.


4 posted on 11/23/2010 6:37:40 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Sounds like they polled everyone who works for Napolitano


5 posted on 11/23/2010 6:37:57 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: Eagle of Liberty

How can anyone have a positive opinion on the scanners, if nobody has released data about the adiation dose?


6 posted on 11/23/2010 6:39:08 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: SparkyBass

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.


7 posted on 11/23/2010 6:39:52 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Eagle of Liberty
There is a poll at the link too....I suggest that you all FREEP THE POLL!!!

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.

8 posted on 11/23/2010 6:40:01 AM PST by AndyJackson
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To: Ann Archy

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!!!


9 posted on 11/23/2010 6:40:33 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (formally known as Kerretarded....I changed my name)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

MBAAH-AH-AH-AH.

MMMBAAH-AAH-AAH-AAH-AAH-AAH.

The Sheeple have spoken.


10 posted on 11/23/2010 6:40:57 AM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty
Washington Post/ABC News poll

Who owns the Washington Post?

Hint: He owns a private jet timeshare service.

Follow the money...

11 posted on 11/23/2010 6:41:19 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: lacrew

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.


12 posted on 11/23/2010 6:41:40 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Looks like that CBS poll showing 81% support was bogus.


13 posted on 11/23/2010 6:41:45 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“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.


14 posted on 11/23/2010 6:42:19 AM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: Eagle of Liberty
I think they should take more time and energy finding out who services the air planes for the air lines..It seems there have been a lot of stuff going on lately to the planes and they have to go back to the point of departure and if the problem wasn't detected there would be hundreds killed..Look at the workers also give them a really good back ground check..
15 posted on 11/23/2010 6:42:31 AM PST by PLD
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To: Eagle of Liberty
I think they should take more time and energy finding out who services the air planes for the air lines..It seems there have been a lot of stuff going on lately to the planes and they have to go back to the point of departure and if the problem wasn't detected there would be hundreds killed..Look at the workers also give them a really good back ground check..
16 posted on 11/23/2010 6:42:52 AM PST by PLD
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To: lacrew
Go to this link for a brochure on the Rapiscan Secure 1000

Scan rate: Less than 7 seconds per view
Display: 19 inch high-resolution color monitor
Emission Per Scan: Less than 10 microRem

17 posted on 11/23/2010 6:43:53 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (formally known as Kerretarded....I changed my name)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

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 that’s going on. As I said on an earlier thread;

“If they have us asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about the answers.” A “Pynchonism.”

It’s a smokescreen to keep us busy while other cr@p slips under the radar!

* Department of Redundancy Department


18 posted on 11/23/2010 6:43:55 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

NY Daily News ^ | November 23rd 2010 | Aliyah Shahid

Interesting.


19 posted on 11/23/2010 6:44:40 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

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


20 posted on 11/23/2010 6:45:46 AM PST by albie
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To: Eagle of Liberty

This is the same poll that said that Obama has a 53% approval rating, and that the Democratic Congress has a 35% approval rating.


21 posted on 11/23/2010 6:45:51 AM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

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.


22 posted on 11/23/2010 6:46:09 AM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty
The eco/enviro wackos go around telling us how the earth ozone layer is depleting and how it will cause skin cancer, but, the liberals and this administration are fine with it for people to go through those scanning machines that could cause skin cancer..
23 posted on 11/23/2010 6:47:48 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

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...


24 posted on 11/23/2010 6:48:34 AM PST by TMD (Obama just took a trip to India to visit our jobs and then took a trip to China to visit our money.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty
TSA full-body scanners at airports supported by majority of Americans, half against pat-downs: poll

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.

25 posted on 11/23/2010 6:48:38 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Dems' response to 11/2: Do not go gentle into that new day,Rage,rage against the coming of the dawn!)
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To: Eagle of Liberty
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety"

Benjamin Franklin

26 posted on 11/23/2010 6:48:44 AM PST by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: snoringbear
Yep, if air traffic should drop significantly, there would be significant changes for sure

Significant changes? You mean in terms of a bailout being called for by the recently unionized TSA? This has all been orchestrated nicely.

Obama's thought process: Pat-down or body scan. Oh, you want neither and will now drive your car instead? Cool. I CALL FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION TO SAVE OUR AIRLINE INDUSTRY! The Government MUST bail them out!
27 posted on 11/23/2010 6:48:53 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (formally known as Kerretarded....I changed my name)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

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.


28 posted on 11/23/2010 6:48:56 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: rovenstinez

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.


29 posted on 11/23/2010 6:49:33 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Even if you make it through the x ray scan with no problems, you can still be subject to a randomized enhanced patdown.


30 posted on 11/23/2010 6:50:14 AM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Poll Results
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%


31 posted on 11/23/2010 6:50:30 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
It’s a smokescreen to keep us busy while other cr@p slips under the radar!

You mean like the ongoing saga at the Ground Zero mosque?
32 posted on 11/23/2010 6:50:48 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (formally known as Kerretarded....I changed my name)
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To: Eagle of Liberty
"Forty-eight percent of Americans said the pat-downs are justified, while 50% said they are against the new measures"

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.

33 posted on 11/23/2010 6:51:35 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: driftdiver

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.


34 posted on 11/23/2010 6:51:38 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Eagle of Liberty

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?

NOT ME.


35 posted on 11/23/2010 6:51:52 AM PST by xrmusn ((6/98))
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Expect that number to drop precipitously as more and more people have their nuggets fondled before boarding a plane.


36 posted on 11/23/2010 6:52:32 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: KarlInOhio
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.

BINGO!!! Develop a NEW NORMAL and then condition the sheeple to accept it.
37 posted on 11/23/2010 6:53:33 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (formally known as Kerretarded....I changed my name)
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To: Owl_Eagle

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.


38 posted on 11/23/2010 6:54:01 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Eagle of Liberty

This was on a thread last night:

http://www.npr.org/assets/news/2010/05/17/concern.pdf


39 posted on 11/23/2010 6:54:28 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Eagle of Liberty

ABCDisney/WashingtonPost?

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?!!!


40 posted on 11/23/2010 6:56:31 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: ladyjane

You depress me because you are right...


41 posted on 11/23/2010 6:56:33 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

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.


42 posted on 11/23/2010 6:57:00 AM PST by Blue Highway ("Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself" Barack Obama, Oct 15, 2008 Presidential debate)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

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.


43 posted on 11/23/2010 6:58:28 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Just say NO to Janetal patdowns.)
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To: driftdiver
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.

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.

44 posted on 11/23/2010 6:59:15 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: driftdiver
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.

Of course they do. We're all suspects in the EYES of Obama and Napolitano.
45 posted on 11/23/2010 6:59:56 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (formally known as Kerretarded....I changed my name)
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To: brytlea
You depress me because you are right...

I can't wait to use that line the next time I'm on the losing end of an argument! LOL

46 posted on 11/23/2010 7:01:44 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: driftdiver
50% of the people couldn’t name the President.

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.

47 posted on 11/23/2010 7:03:42 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Just say NO to Janetal patdowns.)
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To: ladyjane

LOL


48 posted on 11/23/2010 7:08:32 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

What's TSA auf Deutsch?

49 posted on 11/23/2010 7:09:57 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Blue Highway
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.

You mean the expansion of body scanners to subways, bus stations, etc?
50 posted on 11/23/2010 7:12:24 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (formally known as Kerretarded....I changed my name)
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