Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Apr 9, 2012.
The Kids Are Alright ...
Daily Kansan: Students protest sexual harassment in airports
Not the country I had hoped to leave to the next generation. Unfortunately these kids have a lifetime of this to look forward to.
I'd love to invite these kids to TUG -
Very short article, but I like this quote, "“Taking away our freedoms is not the way to provide security,” said Anthony Orwick, president of Young Americans for Liberty."
I appreciate this one as well, as we share this sentiment, "“When we were in Iraq, we were told we were fighting for our freedoms,” Conway said. “I came back to a country that seemed to be less free.”"
Just sent this to Senators Roberts and Moran and Rep. Yoder of Kansas. Their offices have become totally silent on the issue of late. I suspect that others, like myself, have been less than receptive of their, to put it nicely, lackluster responses on this issue, so they're trying to keep from fanning the flames. Either way, these 3 elected "representatives" are far too great of cowards to say or do anything other than accept checks/cash.
I left a comment. I see that Fisher did, too. Only one sheeple so far.
And I responded to him. But he won't get it.
The good news in this story is that TSA didn't come out and fog them down with pepper spray.
I've been toying with the idea of calling my congress people and asking why the TSA is allowed to rape us at security.
Worth doing just for the satisfaction of hearing them waffle and equivocate and obfuscate and bluster over the word "rape."
At TSA News. Also includes the Naomi Wolf column:
University of Kansas students protest TSA
by LISA SIMEONE on APRIL 10, 2012
That's why I was thinking of doing it -- and having a cheat sheet nearby so that I can read off the definition of rape that the FBI just adopted for reporting purposes.
It might actually be fun to do it as a poll. Call a bunch of representatives and senators and see what they say. Then post the responses.
I'm up for it. My feelings are that if they are too embarrassed or conscientious to talk about it, then they have proved the point. If they do talk about it, I'll gladly post their response.
On a similar note, I was thinking of sending a lobbyist type check from myself pledging support for a less invasive screening technology that is widely accepted, like, say, metal detectors and trace detection. Lobbyists can buy support, surely citizens can as well? Obviously I'm being a little facetious, we all know there is no way of buying a representatives support for his constituents, we don't have near enough money. My real goal is to see exactly what happens. There are a few possible outcomes:
1. The representative cashes the check and thanks me for my support and suggestion, but does nothing.
2. The representative cashes the check and doesn't even thank me.
3. The representative returns the check and tells me citizens don't need to pay to get representation from their elected officials. (haha, I nearly spit up typing this)
4. The representative returns the check and tells me it's not enough for his representation.
5. The representative returns the check and tells me he won't take it as a matter of principle.(as in he supports the TSA too much to go against it)
I was thinking of adding that the amount was a weeks worth of groceries and was all I could spare in this economy. I think this would be worth the cost, but is the outcome so up in the air that is worth the experiment?
What say you, which would be the response and is this a worthwhile endeavor? Also, if none of the above fit your opinion of the outcome, give your own.
He/she will do #1.
...unless she is Nancy Pelosi, then she will probably do #2.
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