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If you're flying somewhere for Thanksgiving, will you be participating in...

National Opt-Out Day on Wednesday, November 24th?!

"An activist opposed to the new invasive body scanners in use at airports around the country just designated Wednesday, Nov. 24 as a National Opt-Out Day. He’s encouraging airline passengers to decline the TSA’s technological strip searches en masse on that day as a protest against the scanners, as well as the new “enhanced pat-downs” inflicted on refuseniks."

“The goal of National Opt-Out Day is to send a message to our lawmakers that we demand change,” reads the call to action at, set up by Brian Sodegren. “No naked body scanners, no government-approved groping. We have a right to privacy, and buying a plane ticket should not mean that we’re guilty until proven innocent.”


Asked by LoriKeet at 9:46 PM on Nov. 21, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • So since it's *sooooo terrible*, what things should we do to prevent future attacks? What's actually going to work?

    For the 50th time this week. We need to do this:


    (yeah, so about that question I asked earlier, about people spouting off opinions on things they obviously haven't looked up even the bare basic info on first...)


    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:38 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Is there some rule, saying someone has to look up and research everything, to discuss something?

    No, but there is a general rule to life that if you want anyone to take you seriously, you should have the first clue what you're talking about before you speak.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:15 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • And what happens when a "bad person" gets something on that plane and kills everyone? All of you are going to be so quick to point fingers, but at who? I say, don't like it, don't fly.

    This should be educational - tell us, exactly how is this system preventing anyone from getting something onto the plane?

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:00 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • NotPanicking, not saying it's fool proof, but you can't deny it cuts down the chances dramaticlly. Someone is going to have a MUCH harder time sneaking something onto a plane with these security checks in place.

    You do realize, right, that screening is random?

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:13 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  •'s not cutting down on crap..seriously. The guy that's making money off the scanners used to be head of homeland security under Bush. He's using his clout and stature to cash in big time...

    On technology that would not have prevented 9/11 OR the underwear bomber... it's a false safety net, security's not better than nothing, it IS nothing.

    It doesn't go after what terrorists use or have used, or what they are doing now. It's an invasive, billion dollar show giving some dude a really happy Christmas at the expense of our fourth amendment rights.

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:29 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • I don't normally plug my blog over here, but there are a good half dozen links in this one, so here. Please use this if you want to back up what I'm saying.

    They've groped a three year old girl while she screamed over and over and over "don't touch me"

    The forced a female breast cancer survivor to remove her breast prosthetics.

    They felt up a rape victim until she could handle no more.

    They were so gentle with a medical needs patient that they broke his cath bag and spilled his own urine all over him.

     a man was caught taking pictures of a coworker going through the naked xray. con't...


    Answer by lovinangels at 10:46 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • a man, whose penis had been seen during training machine, was mocked for it's size until he snapped, and beat a coworker with a night stick.

    A young child had his shirt removed and stood topless in the screening area.

    A woman had her shirt pulled off and then got laughed at by TSA of which told her he didn't get to see it, so he'd watch the tape later,

    and my personal favorite...over a hundred leaked naked photos from the xray machines (you know, the ones that couldn't store photos) have made it on to the web.

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:50 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • I'm still waiting for answer to NP's question about how this security is making us any safer.

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:11 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Gal51

    Answer by Gal51 at 9:57 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • I'm not flying but for those that are, thank you for finally standing up to this and saying enough is enough.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 10:08 PM on Nov. 21, 2010