Tuesday, November 23, 2010

TSA Pat Downs

I am so sick of hearing about the TSA pat downs.  Do people really have that short of memories.  I know how to end this security problem.  Starting tomorrow everyone will fly naked.  That should speed up boarding times.

8 comments:

  1. Flying naked will definitely lengthen the pat down times...if you know what I mean.

    Sorry :-(

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  2. My dad says the same thing! Great minds must think alike!

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  3. Actually, most people look a lot better with their clothes on. Most TSA agents will probably look the other way.

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  4. Hmmm... perhaps a campaign of interesting body art will be more effective. It needn't be permanent, but having amusing message spelled out across a few different people as a form of culture jamming might be effective.

    At the very least it would freak the screeners out.

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  5. It seems to me that there really are cheaper and less intrusive ways to do this, sniffer dogs seem to be a much more agreeable way of being examined for explosives, or a mechanical chemical sniffer http://tinyurl.com/22vmksq.

    I really believe some one has sold this x-ray type technology to a government think tank and is making a bundle of it. There is a better way America, and stop being so scared. We need to stop abusing innocent people, we are letting the terrorists win by being so scared.

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  6. I agree wholeheartedly with Sea Pix.

    And our politicians and pundits are doing the terrorists' work for them.

    The Underpants Bomber merely managed to set his own genitals on fire. But instead of holding him up to ridicule and humiliating al Qaeda for the incompetence of their followers, our pundits and politicians spent days doing al Qaeda's work for them and making the American people afraid.

    When the Times Square bomber failed to do more than ruin the upholstery of his own vehicle, again our leaders and opinion-makers did their absolute best to create the fear that the terrorists failed to create.

    And now that stories are coming out about a cancer survivor having to show her prosthetic breast, a urostomy bag leaking all over its wearer due to rough handling, and so on, the government is suddenly alerting the media that "the terrorists are talking about smuggling explosives in medical devices" to keep the public from saying "Okay, enough is enough."

    The Constitutional guarantees against unreasonable search and seizure have been suspended. Cellphones and laptops may be seized and held indefinitely with no warrant, not even a declaration of reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing.

    No, my memory isn't short; I recall George W. Bush explaining to us after September 11th that "the terrorists hate us for our freedoms". In what sane world should the response to that be to willingly surrender those freedoms? To allow ourselves to be pushed further and further towards an authoritarian police state where freedom is happily discarded for the illusion of security?

    And if we as a nation are so terrified that we meekly allow all this to happen, then we have already let the terrorists win.

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  7. It seems to me that there really are cheaper and less intrusive ways to do this, sniffer dogs seem to be a much more agreeable way of being examined for explosives, or a mechanical chemical sniffer http://tinyurl.com/22vmksq.

    I really believe some one has sold this x-ray type technology to a government think tank and is making a bundle of it. There is a better way America, and stop being so scared. We need to stop abusing innocent people, we are letting the terrorists win by being so scared.

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