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Let's Take a Bet - how many Americans will comply with what's down the road?

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9/11 - US attacked by a bunch of guys with box cutters ► TSA established and restrictions made on sharp objects. Americans comply in the name of "safety."

Shoe Bomber attempts to board a plane ► TSA makes Americans take off their shoes and belts before boarding airplanes. Americans comply in the name of "safety."

Rumors fly around that Muslim women are hiding bombs under their burqas and may try to board planes ► TSA makes pregnant American women expose their pregnant bellies in order to ensure that no bombs are hidden under their clothing. Americans comply in the name of "safety."

Underwear Bomber attempts to a board a plane ► TSA makes Americans go through body scanners subjecting them to high levels of radiation which the TSA has yet to explain. Americans comply, in the name of "safety."

Rumors fly around that terrorists plan to board plan in groups taking seemingly innocuous liquids on board in order to combine them on a plane ► TSA implements policy that all liquid, including breast milk, catheter bags bags, and even food, cannot be taken past the checkpoints. Americans comply in the name of "safety."

Rumors fly that terrorists are hiding bombs in babies' diapers ► TSA makes Americans strip their babies at the checkpoint. Americans comply in the name of "safety."

TSA decides that naked body scanners aren't sufficient enough ► TSA employs invasive body "pat downs" which allow "screeners" to heavily grope breasts and genitals areas which multiple people have described as "invasive and humiliating." This policy is implemented for children too ► America complies in the name of "safety."

NOW? Rumors fly that terrorists are going to start hiding bombs in their rectums - Let's take a bet: How long will it take for TSA to implement "random cavity searches" in the name of "safety?" And how many Americans will bend over and take it? Literally. How many parents will allow this to happen to their children, consoling them afterwards saying, "it's okay sweety - the man in the blue shirt HAD to check your bottom for bombs?"

You can't really accuse me of making a slippery slope fallacy here either - the TSA has been "riding the slopes" for quite some time.

Officials Watch for Terrorists With Body Bombs on US-Bound Planes

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by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 7:42 PM
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by Judy on May. 1, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Actually, I don't believe them.  I would bet if someone wanted to give them a rectal, they would be raising holy heck.  If they would just stand there, bend over and take it, no wonder our country is such a mess.

Quoting -Eilish-:

The Gestapo didn't seem to bother many people either until it was too late.

Quoting candlegal:

I have posted about that in here a couple of times, doesn't seem to bother many.

Quoting -Eilish-:

Are you aware of the TSA VIPR teams? They have already begun creating TSA checkpoints on America's highways - they've started in Oklahoma. They are also at other forms of mass transit including subway stations, train stations, bus stations, etc.

Quoting AdellesMom:

My kids don't fly. When we go on family vacations, we drive! lol

Quoting -Eilish-:

Sooo, what about your kids? Will you let them do this to your kids?

Quoting AdellesMom:

Yes...I have to pay my bills! Especially since my DH won't be able to run his businesses for the next year or so. I have to do what I have to do to take care of mi familia!

Quoting -Eilish-:

Can you help me understand this? You would rather let a complete stranger stick their fingers way up your rectum than be late for a meeting?? (Sorry for the visual, but that's what it is). Is that what I'm understanding?

Quoting AdellesMom:

Probably not. I have to pay my bills...LOL I'd rather not be late for a meeting! lol

Quoting -Eilish-:

Quoting AdellesMom:

TSA is a pain. Unfortunately for me, I have to fly for work a LOT! :(

If this happens, will you say "no?"

by Silver Member on May. 1, 2012 at 7:28 PM

I simply won't fly...TSA is horrible and unconstitutional.

by Member on May. 2, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Is anyone aware we women have to holes to be searched and yes if they do cavity searches they will check both. Gross I think it has gone far enough.

by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2012 at 6:42 AM

Fucking chicken littles in here.  I lost a very good friend in the World Trade Center on 9/11.  Bend the fuck over or don't fly.  The reality is shit happens every day.  Flying is not a RIGHT.  Your rights are NOT being stripped.  Kill the drama. I find it tremendously hard to believe that any amount of explosives inserted in a rectum or a vagina can bring down an airline.  I haven't seen ONE alternative solution in this thread to the problem of keeping travellers safe.  And to the genius comment about Socialist, open a fucking book so you can understand what Socialism is.

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