Sunday, January 10, 2010

Strip Search

Electronic Warrantless Strip Search -
and how much radiation are we exposed to?

Is this all so GE can sell more X-ray machines?

and when the next terrorist hides explosives up his anus will they be doing full cavity searches too?

My goodness... people wake up... look at what we are subjecting ourselves to.
Look at what we are giving up.

"The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. [The public] will clamor for such laws if their personal security is threatened". - Josef Stalin

"Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death." - Adolf Hitler

"Why of course the people don't want war ... But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship ... Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger." - Hermann Goering, Nazi leader, at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II

"The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home." - James Madison

"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." -James Madison


Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

The thing that is so ridiculous about all of this is that the guy was allowed to board without a passport!
It would have been simple to enough to refuse to allow him to fly--flying on a private airline is NOT a right--and thus this threat would have never come so close to reality!
Makes you wonder if the powers-that-be are that stupid, or if this was allowed to precipitate greater fear and thus greater control over the people at home.

Michelle said...

I have not flown commercial since 9/11/01. I am so opposed to the infringements on privacy and the dignity of American citizens in this wrong-headed approach to national security. How absolutely stupid, alarmist, and ineffective, to subject millions of American citizens to such outlandish searches when protecting our borders from terrorist nations should be as simple as banning all travelers from those countries and profiling young arabic males. Duh.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

I've flown a lot less over the past decade than I used to.

It's the not the flying that's a problem, it's the airports which are 10 times worse for those that choose to enjoy Gods gift of tobacco than to smite our Creator by rejecting such a simple pleasure.

Lockers no longer exist, so during a lay-over in a smoke-free airport (and an increasing number are, offering smokers no where other than outside) one has to not only drag their carry on all over creation, but then re-enter and pass through the TSA buffoons an extra time.

Some of us recall flying in the 1960's - `70's when thanks to cheap fuel jets flew closer to full speed, generally 100 - 150 miles an hour faster than today.
Getting to the airport 20 minutes prior to take-off was plenty of time and the plane actually took off closer to on time than not.

Even when it was allowed, I can't recall smoking on a crowded flight as it would be rude, besides, we could light up immediately upon disembarking after our on-time landing.

Now thanks to layers of minimum-wage losers with badges, wielding more power and authority than any of them ever dared dream they would have over others; late departures, hours on the tarmac, and lengthy mid-route lay-overs in generally hideous airports near cities we never meant to visit (Baltimore - yuck!) what should be a 3 or 4 hour trip becomes a whole day.

A year ago this month my then employer dragged us off to Charlotte, North Carolina. (A beautiful city by the way, and friendly as all get out.)

Having grown tired of being poked with 10 foot poles by brain-dead TSA schmucks I decided to drive it.
A co-worker living not a mile away timed his trip from his front door to the moment he hit the hotel.

He beat me by one hour 15 minutes; considering I'd left later than I intended and got tangled up on 684 in NY, it amounted to the same time and I had not pushed it at all. Stopped here and there for coffee, took a nice 12 hour drive that didn't bother me a bit.

Plus, no stress.

Overseas destinations remain a problem; but at least there's no layovers half way across the Atlantic.

Eric H said...

Staged Opposition?