* Nov 24: National Opt Out Day!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Baba gounj, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    We will not be Treated like Criminals

    We are opposed to the full-body backscatter x-ray airport scanners on grounds of health and privacy. We do not consent to strip searches, virtual or otherwise. We do not wish to be guinea pigs for new, and possibly dangerous, technology. We are not criminals. We are your customers. We will not beg the government anymore. We will simply stop flying until the porno-scanners are history.

    We will not be abused simply for the privilege of purchasing your services. We demand the airlines make their maximum lobbying effort in support of our, your customers’, rights and liberties. We are eager to fly again, but only when this invasive threat has been contained.
    How to Opt Out: Say “I Opt Out”

    You are not required by law to submit to imaging.
    How to Raise Hell

    1. Stop flying.
    2. OPT OUT of the scanners. EVERY TIME!
    3. Educate yourself, your family, friends and neighbors.
    4. Organize an educational event at your local airport for National Opt Out Day, Nov 24.
    5. Create a video saying why you won’t fly. And send us a link!
    6. Protest to the airlines.
    7. Make a fuss to the hotels.
    8. Complain to the government.
    9. Report your experience to EPIC.
    10. File a complaint with the ACLU.
    11. File a TSA Civil Rights complaint.
    12. Tell We Won’t Fly your TSA story.
  2. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    I'm personally a fan of the idea of when you ask not to go through the scanner and they have to "grope" or "pat" you down, you moan and really act like you're enjoying it. Might as well make them uncomfortable and put on a good show.
  3. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    The Pirate Party in Germany have started growing protests against the scanners.

    George Donnelly, one of the creators of "wewontfly" has been involved in a much larger discussion that started with some folks over at Center for a Stateless Society and then spread to other activists at several other radical libertarian/anarchist groups that may organize similar actions in the US except go one step further. The protests may approach the TSA wearing a coat or other type outerwear and then opt out. When pulled aside for the physical search, they will remove the outer wear to expose a fully nude body and of course film crews will be present to film the process and make it obvious just how far these opt out searches go.

    Also a growing focus is building towards former Homeland Security Chief Micheal Chertoff as to his own relationship and benefit to the deployment of these scanners.
  4. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    All right and good, if you actually don't plan on boarding the plane in the first place, and let your ticket go to waste instead.

    I'm flying to Houston next week, from there to FLL.
    Maybe that machine has some benefits, like no longer taking your shoes off, or emptying your pockets ?
    If so, I'm all for it !
  5. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    I would guess there are some that will fly frequently since that will be the only groping they ever get.....:)
  6. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    LMAO!!!! :lol::thumbup:
  7. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    No exceptions ! No how ! No Way !! Obama will probably write a "waiver" for them too !!!
    You want to fly.......you follow the procedure....period the end !!
  9. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    13. Complain about the food at Guantanamo
    14. Refuse to participate in water boarding unless its bottled water.
    15. Demand first class accommodations upon arrival in new home country of Pakistan.

    Babe Ruth level home run there Tie.
  10. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member


  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Hey, you gotta watch those nuns !! I remember in grade school, they would put their hands in hidden pockets that would go up to their armpits and pull all kinds of stuff out of there. That's a whole mystery world under the nun's habit!!!
  12. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I'll see it for myself !
    After my brief return appearance here, I'm leaving again for 5 weeks.

    See you folks around xmas time !
  13. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    Who friggin cares...what does it have to do with this thread?
  14. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Should we "drop a dime" and......................

    "Yes Sir, I'd like to report a..............."

  15. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    What is has to do with this thread ?
    I will be going thru that scanner 4 times !!!!!!
  16. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    Make sure you make a scene....maybe you will get strip searched by Bubba...:surprise:

  17. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Make sure you film it so you can go viral too.
  18. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Klein, don't let 'em touch your junk!!!!
  19. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    You mean my half dead body, do ya ?

    Every morning when I wake up, I'm just happy that I did ! 12" of myself is already stiff ! :funny: LOL
  20. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    You sure have a long neck- maybe you need a softer pillow.