Hi everyone

Discussion in 'New Users' started by Sunny Goth, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    I lurked for awhile on flyer talk, but ended up never posting. Seems like a good forum, but the constant thread movement was too jarring for me.

    Other relevant stuff -- I used to fly all the time for work, and was a gold member on Alaska Airlines, but when the TSA instituted their latest round of 'security' measures last year I decided that enough was enough -- I refuse to subject myself to unnecessary radiation, the privacy invasions, and the sexual assaults. Now I drive and take the train. And I occasionally call Alaska and let them know why. :)

    My legal work focuses on all things related to consumer privacy. I occasionally work with other privacy organizations (like EFF, EPIC, CDT, PRC, etc) in coalitions.

    Happy to be here! And here's hoping that if I press 'create thread' my post will be posted (I'm not always great at this).
  2. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Welcome aboard, sounds like you have a background that would be a great contribution to TUG! :)^
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  3. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Welcome, Sunny Goth! Glad you found us.
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  4. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Welcome aboard! Glad to have someone with your knowledge and appreciation for our privacy rights in the group.
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  5. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Welcome Underground, Sunny Goth!

    With your background and knowledge, I know I'm looking forward to hearing more from you!
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  6. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    Welcome to TUG! We're happy to have you join us :)

    I'm in somewhat of the same situation. I fly about 150K per year, but I've been thinking of slowing down, especially if TSA ever takes away the option to opt-out. Luckily, I've only have to opt-out five times this year. Most of the airports I fly out of are easy to SDOO, or don't have any scanners ^
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  7. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Thanks! :)

    More soon.
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  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Welcome, Sunny Goth. I, too, have stopped flying entirely. It's a big sacrifice for me, as I love travel more than I can say -- have always considered it a core part of my being. But my last flight was in September of 2010. No more Europe, no more Mexico, no more Asia, Africa, etc. for me. If I can't get there by train, bus, or car, I ain't going.
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  9. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Thanks, Lisa. I'm very much like you - I love to travel. I like it less if I have to do it for work, but in general, there's almost nothing I like more. I haven't yet been to Africa or Australia, and probably won't get to go unless I end up flying out of Canada or something like that.

    Yup, that's me too.
  10. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    Welcome Sunny Goth, I hope your stay is long, and happy!

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