This is Scanpruf's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Scanpruf's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Recent Activity
And we're grown up. Digest this:
1 reply
To those who support the TSA. Please, take a car. I do not want to share a plane with cowards. You have the right to free travel. Go anywhere you wish. You do not have the right to interfere with my constitutional liberty/privacy. You actually don't have any “right” to fly without risk to your life but I do have a (legally-protected) right to not have my groin groped or viewed without permission. The TSA isn't due any credit for stopping planes being hijacked. There is more chance of you killing, or being killed by someone by driving your car, so if you are also willing to accept the government preventing you driving your car, your arguments might have some validity. Alternatively, you can accept that there are always risks in life, and while we can do what we can to prevent many of them, we cannot prevent them all and no risks are worth sacrificing liberty and the personal privacy/dignity that these TSA policies take away. If you do not want to get on a plane where people have not been groped or had their body scanned with radiation and had naked images of themselves viewed by strangers, please find other transportation. It is not your right to fly to your destination while insisting other people's dignity and fundamental human rights are taken away. No one is forcing you on that plane; however, I suggest you get over your fear. Nothing is ever totally safe and without risk but some things are worth taking risks and preserving liberty is the most noble risk of all.
1 reply
Let me see if I have this right. 2 million passengers per day (in the US only) for the past 9 years (since 9/11) equals about 6.5 BILLION passengers. One nut tries to blow up a plane with explosives in his underwear which failed. (BTW: You can’t put enough explosives in your underwear to down a plane) and now OUR GOVERNMENT wants to strip search or physically pat down all AMERICAN travelers at a cost of billions of dollars. Nobody has been killed by terrorists on an American aircraft since 9/11! Odds: 1 in 6.5 billion ? or less? the bombs didn't work! Powerball 1 in 40 million? State lottery 1 in 14 million. I'm 465 times more likely to win the state lottery, than to be killed by terrorists on a plane! WHAT ARE OUR LEGISLATORS SMOKING? Billions to strip search Air Travellers? Teachers all over the country out of work? Cities & Towns going bankrupt? What about the 300,000 killed in car crashes in the same period? What's wrong with this picture? Speaking of pictures, picture you, your wife and kids like this: or WTF?
Scanpruf is now following The Typepad Team
Jun 30, 2010