BOYCOTT 26: No Flying, No Shopping, No Buying Gas on the 26th of Every Month

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    BOYCOTT 26: No Flying, No Shopping, No Buying Gas on the 26th of Every Month

    UNDERSTANDING THE BOYCOTT
    This Boycott is against Oppressive Federal Policies that are dictating TSA Procedures to harass the American public, attempting to make us submit to Body Scanners using molestation pat downs. The TSA is punishing those who refuse Body Scanners; because they want to collect scanned images from every citizen.


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  2. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    I understand and appreciate what this is going for, but without something to supplement it I doubt it's going to have the desired impact. It's like the chain E-mail messages about "don't buy gas on X day!" claiming that it will force Exxon to change their policies.

    Now, if we were to print up some kind of literature and go to a store, fill up a shopping cart, then walk out without purchasing and leave the pamphlet in the cart explaining the lost sale, that would at least convey a message. We'd still need large numbers to pull it off. Perhaps 2 different pamphlets - one explaining the loss of revenue to the business and another encouraging people to join in - would be useful. Gas stations around here have plastic boxes full of brochures for their branded Visa cards, maybe we could slip something in those.
     
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Whoa, Celtic Whisper, love this idea!
     
  4. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Rather than try to resolve the economic cause and effect (b/c there are a lot of steps in there and the US is a big place) why not just declare victory and report on people who ARE boycotting, and mostly on WHY they are? Happy, proud, free people 'who won't give a darn nickel because'...and quickly getting to the issue of the scanned information being collected --(which I think is tremendous BTW)-- in supermarkets, online (Hi, Microsoft!), medical information, financial info of course -- and how these scanners may be big biometric (and quite unhealthy) technology to take the last shred of PRIVACY we have, our own covered bodies.
     
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    KrazyKat, even better.
     

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