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Why are these new TSA measures such a big deal to you?

Enlighten me. I'd love to hear your point of view. I probably won't even make fun of you for it. :)

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:14 PM on Nov. 21, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • they're not. :) Anyone wanna guess how many vote downs I'll get?
    MommaofH2

    Answer by MommaofH2 at 7:14 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • I say at least six! LOL
    MommaofH2

    Answer by MommaofH2 at 7:14 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • They're not - but what they stand for is. They represent a loss of many of the rights that our society is accustomed to having and does not wish to lose.
    aliceinalgonac

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 7:15 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Rights???? What about lives????? Who has any rights when your dead?
    sheloveearth

    Answer by sheloveearth at 7:20 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • *big, deep, sigh*

    there are four hundred threads on this already. Each of them at least throws something into the conversation. Any reason you couldn't read one of them to see what everyone is upset about?

    Violation of fourth amendment.
    TSA acting badly.
    Scanners are pimped by some guy who used to work for the department of homeland security and is using his status to make money off the stimulus, promoting technology that admittedly would not have stopped the underwear bomber or anything else recent.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 7:20 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:21 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Rights???? What about lives????? Who has any rights when your dead?
    ___________________________________________________
    do you have the right to eat peanut butter? Because as many people have died from that in the US as have at the hands of terrorists in the US since 1960. That number also matches the amount of people who have been struck dead by lightning and died by deer.

    and do you drive at all?
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 7:23 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Here you go, anon. We'll see how long it takes you to run out of downvotes. I would ask your opinion, but I suspect it's far too many words for you:

    They came first for the Communists,
    and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists,
    and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews,
    and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.

    Then they came for me
    and by that time no one was left to speak up.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:28 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Because it is too invasive of the norm and overlooks the obvious. Israel uses behavioral profiling and we should incorporate that type of interview in to the system. We have plenty of military personnel that could be quickly taught interrogation techniques to weed out the safe from the unsafe...To subject anyone who sets off the metal detector (artificial hips, knees and stents abound these days) to pat downs and scans is outrageous and only amuses the real terrorists in our midst.
    annabarred

    Answer by annabarred at 7:31 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Thanks for the rude comment NP but I actually hadn't formed an opinion yet. That's why I went anon, in case I actually agreed with a conservative.
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 7:37 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

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