Anyone boycotting the TSA scanners tomorrow?

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  1. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    Could someone please explain which specific rights, freedoms and liberties are being usurped, abrogated or violated by passing through security scanning prior to boarding an aircraft?

  2. lrv

    lrv Well-Known Member

    How is this supposed to scare someone? It makes me feel more secure.
  3. VegasOnAcid

    VegasOnAcid Well-Known Member

    All the rights discussions aside. I find it really funny that when they tested these scanners that they didn't even catch some things that were hidden. lol
  4. ekyle

    ekyle Well-Known Member

  5. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    JFK is no joke this time of the year.
  6. byteware

    byteware Well-Known Member

    The government doesn't get to "deem" it reasonable. Every search every government agent (police, FBI, TSA, etc...) has EVER done has been reasonable, until the courts say otherwise.

    Who says it's not reasonable. According to you, if the government deems it reasonable, then it darn well is.

    So, if making a public strip search a prerequisite to getting your driver's license issued/renewed, you would be ok, because no one is forcing you?

    That's not a search. If you were required to be strip searched before you drove, would you say... I just won't drive?

    For those who have to fly for their job, or else their family has no money... they ARE being forced.

    There is no search happening on a sobriety checkpoint, at least not without probable cause.

    You look at the graves of Americans who have died for you to have these rights, and say.. "eh... no thanks", and you think that's ok?

    Easy. The images aren't stored with the faces obscured. They are stored intact.

    You mean to tell me, that if a naked picture of your 8 year old daughter started circulating the internet that you wouldn't care? Really?

    Comments like these make me sick at my stomach. How could we as Americans care so little about our rights. You don't deserve the protection that has been afforded you.

    Fourth Amendment.

    These types of searches are unconstitutional WITHOUT probable cause.

    Flying isn't probable cause.

    Looking back, I would never serve this country in the military if I knew then what I know now. Why in the hell should I put my life on the line to protect your rights, if you don't even want them.
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  7. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    The images that leaked earlier leaked with pictures from a security camera. You could see the scanner images and the security camera images as well.
  8. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    But they don't. And neither does the TSA do public strip searches. Typical straw man argument. You have misrepresented my position and then used that misrepresentation to "prove" me wrong. They (being the local and state authorities) do require I empty my pockets and pass through a metal detector to enter many public buildings, should I need to enter them, which as a citizen I am required to do to serve as a juror, for example. Passing through any kind of scanning security is a form of search, since the point is they are searching for weapons.

    But you are not, so arguing that point is ridiculous and irrelevant. And again, it is NOT a strip search. Representing it as such is hyperbole designed to enrage and incite.

    If they are being forced to do anything, it is being forced to travel by air by their employer who should then bear at least some of the responsibilities of what that entails. Mandatory drug tests for professional athletes are part of their employment contract and they must agree to that in order to play. Just as you must agree to be screened before you can fly. You can walk away, if you find it so objectionable and perhaps risk your livelihood in the process, but it's still your choice.

    Cars are randomly stopped and the officers look inside. granted they don't open trunks or look under seats but they still look in your car and prevent you from proceeding until they are satisfied it is safe for you to continue driving.

    Inflammatory and offensive.

    It's easy to throw this out there, but still, no explanation.

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  9. nyydynasty

    nyydynasty Well-Known Member

    its not worth getting into at this point. no one will give in LOL

    i'll be walking thru those scanners and if you dont like it, then dont fly. as someone said earlier, the lines will be shorter so you're helping me out - thanks.
  10. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

    What other event in history was similar to this hmm...

    .. Strip searches

    .. Humiliation

    .. Blatant disregard for humanity

    .. And the victims not even willing to fight back?

    .....Oh right, the holocaust.... And this time the offenders are getting paid $15/hr to violate YOUR rights, your CHILDRENS rights, and more.

    So if you had an 8 yr old daughter, you'd be ok with someone taking nude photographs of her or manhandling her privates?

    ... Would you?!?

    All because you can save a few hours vs driving/train ?

    Would that be ok with you?

    ...Some people.

    And it's a sad state when people like the quoted don't have enough balls to fight this kind of monstrosity, yet they will get on an internet forum and pretend like there is nothing wrong with it. Why?
  11. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    As mentioned earlier, some people don't have the choice. If I don't fly, I may never get to see my grandparents ever again. They're in their late 80s. Some people fly for business every day.

    This is to say nothing of the poor TSA employees who are getting a high dose of radiation on a daily basis with no protection. X-ray techs wear the lead vests and go in a different room because exposing themselves to radiation every day for a long period of time has health effects. It's no biggie to the patient who gets an x-ray every 6 mos, but it is a big deal to the person working the machine every day. The TSA employees have nothing to protect themselves.
  12. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    And once again we have a demonstration of Godwin's law.

    Game over.
  13. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

    Have you guys seen the video of a child being strip searched by TSA? Check it out on Youtube. I don't exactly remember but I believe the boy was crying throughout the ordeal.
  14. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

    Speaking of this, even the TSA employees are coming out against this.
  15. 93civiccpe

    93civiccpe Active Member

    Here's what I propose.. it is a multi-fascet response as it seems as they are making the "pat-downs" incredibly terrible to make the alternative (body scans) more appealing. If you make the alternative miserable enough, everyone will stop fighting and just go along. Well lets turn these tables.

    While they are about to begin the patdown, you are required to stand still but you do not have to be quiet. As soon as they touch your ankle to work their way up, I suggest making the sound of your favorite barnyard animal. Blow some kisses.. lick your lips.. give a wink.. you know.. creep them out.

    Phase two is not for the faint of heart. Stand in line in a fishnet shirt and bicycle shorts and pop a few viagra before you get there. There's no way they are going to want to pat you down, but it is their job. Once again, barnyard noises, blowing kisses, licking lips, etc. can only help...
  16. tommy_ed

    tommy_ed Well-Known Member

    unreasonable search or seizure; search without a warrant

    i think this is pretty wrong, and it isn't really doing much as far as security goes.

    Watch: ‘If you touch my junk, I’m gonna have you arrested,’ man tells TSA agent after refusing body scanner | Raw Story

    then watch/listen to the youtube videos...
  17. VegasOnAcid

    VegasOnAcid Well-Known Member

    Kids cry when they get their hair cut too tho.. lol.

    In general I feel it is too invasive, esp since their scanners dont even pass their own tests.... But I fly pretty often so little I can really do.

    Funny how things have changed... When I was a kid, I got caught in Ohare with a toy gun, before they painted orange on them. It was all black looked extremely real. When they took it from me they just gave my dad a dirty look... Now he would probably have been arrested and sent to Cuba for "further questioning."
  18. byteware

    byteware Well-Known Member

    Let me see, your position was... you aren't forced to be scanned, so that makes it ok.

    Regardless of the fact that many people have to choose between being scanned and/or groped OR not be able to feed their family

    My statement was, if they did a public strip search in order to get your driver's license... nobody would be forcing you. So that would be ok.

    I'm taking your justification for this being ok, and applying it to something else, and I'm applying it HONESTLY.

    However, applying your justification like that invalidates your position, and so you don't like it... that's not a strawman argument, that's a... you don't like it argument.

    Hence the difference between reasonable, and unreasonable.

    Oh, so your justification that "you aren't forced to" only applies to flying in an airplane? Is there a limit to what they can do as long as they don't "force you to"?

    As far as it not being a strip search. They are taking naked pictures of you. How exactly is that different from a strip search? Aside from the fact that you never see the person seeing you naked, and they get to keep naked pictures of you?

    Right, because Employers should protect their employees from being strip searched by the government for no good reason... /sarcasm

    Right, in this economy, you can quit a job you've had for 20 years because you don't want to be screened. There are tons of jobs just waiting for someone to fill them. Have you lost your mind. You are honestly comparing an employer requiring a drug test, to the government doing a strip search on you for no good reason?

    Are you really comparing cops looking in your car with taking naked pictures of you?

    Now, if cops were allowed to thoroughly search your car, then we would have a comparison. But honestly, you are comparing a cop looking over visible areas of your car for anything suspicious, with a rental cop taking naked pictures of you?

    I'm sorry you are offended that I get disgusted when people give up their rights without a fight. I'm offended that you would even TRY justifying giving up your rights.

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  19. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    The TSA now has their own Twitter account. Worth reading.
  20. copestag

    copestag Well-Known Member

    if youre referring to the video of the 10 year old boy with his shirt off....... he wasnt being strip searched...... he was undergoing their normal patdown and started throwing a fit when they reached around his chest........ so his father took his shirt off so they could see rather than touch........ at least thats the story the father told when interviewed about it

    as far as the groping and invasive patdowns go........ its kind of funny that every story weve heard so far of them going too far.... the very next day the TSA releases a statement saying there were rumors that the terrorists were gonna use this method to try to smuggle bombs........ example: woman forced to remove her fake boob...... next day TSA says there were rumors that terrorists were gonna use prosthetics to smuggle..... why are none of these "rumors" known before theres an issue with a screener?

    so whats next...... as someone mentioned above..... and I mentioned in another thread yesterday......the scanners and patdowns cannot detect something internal....... drug mules have been smuggling drugs in their anal cavities for decades...... so are we going to eventually have mandatory colonoscopies for everyone before boarding the plane? after all its about safety....... and you cant be even reasonably sure theres no bomb without everyone having a scope jammed in their rear end

    IMO until there are mandatory colonoscopies for every person in the airport then we may as well get rid of all security measures.......... whats the point of scanning someone if it cant even remotely be sure theres no danger?
  21. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    I am bored with arguing histrionics and hyperbole. This is not about strip searches or feeling up 9 year olds. Protest if you will, fly if you must. I wish you no ill.
  22. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

    Translation = Crap, I ran out of Ammo.
  23. lrv

    lrv Well-Known Member

    Right, I'm sure it will see a judge soon, and they'll deem it reasonable.

    I don't deem it unreasonable because you're choosing to fly. If you were walking down the street, and someone walked up for a search, that would be a different story. But, when all is said and done, you're coming to their turf, using their tools. If they require a search, you still have the choice of walking away.

    You're not being forced to submit yourself to the search.

    No, you obviously have a self entitlement issue. There are many jobs in which flying is not required.

    Seriously, you're bringing up people fighting for our rights, again? Look, we don't think it's a violation of any of our rights. We accept that in order to fly, a privilege, we must submit to a search. It's that simple.

    Well, by flying, you're potentially giving permission to be searched. If not, you don't fly, get over it.

    Really? Thank you for serving, but no thank you. I'd rather you not serve if you're going to throw it in our face every other day.

    Did you seriously just compare flying on an airplane to the Holocaust? Credibility out the window.

    Take the train.

    Really? I used to work in an ER, right down the hall from Radiology. They never wore any protection, other than a small button-like device to tell how much radiation they've been subjected to.

    If you're coming to my house, but I tell you you can't come in unless you allow me to search you, it's either (a) let me search and you come in or (b) you turn around and go home.

    You still have the choice not to fly.

    There is no right to fly. It's an inconvenience to not fly, but not even close to a violation of your rights.

    No one is forcing you to fly! This country operated for years without planes, get over yourself.

    Translation: "There is no point in arguing this matter because I agree with it, but they feel a sense of entitlement, and how dare they(!) search me! I'm an American!"
  24. ChiTownJim

    ChiTownJim Well-Known Member

    I don't get why people are so sensative about this. While it's sorta invading peoples personal privacey quit being so lame . So what if a TSA person sees you naked or feels you up. Deal with it....
    I forgot to pay a speeding ticket and ended up getting arrested for it. When I was booked they made me strip down , lift my sack and spread my cheeks. I've never had more then moving violations in my life. But whatever they were doing my job and really didn't care about it at the time. Shit happens
  25. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    Nah, just patience. No point in trying to pet a rabid dog. Just wait until it dies or shoot it.
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