Infowars Poll -Nearly 1/3 of Americans Would Accept TSA Body Cavity Search

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by RB, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I think we have lost all manner of sannity.

    http://www.infowars.com/poll-nearly...ccept-tsa-body-cavity-search-in-order-to-fly/

     
  2. I just read that article. They didn't define body cavity search, for one thing, so it's possible people didn't know what they were answering. I would want to know more about that 1/3 of people -- Who the heck are they? How well do they speak English? How often do they fly?

    I'm as concerned about the 35% of people who would be willing to wear a taser bracelet to fly, and the 57% of people who thought a law requiring total obedience to TSA screeners was a reasonable idea.
     
  3. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    Naaa they can't really mean they'd be willing to accept a cavity search by TSA. Maybe they thought the question was related to dental health.
     
  4. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    It makes me want to sing mornful dedications to our missing Lady Liberty. She's left us for good. It seems we weren't worthy.

     
  5. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    This is InfoWars we're talking about, so take it with a grain of salt.

    That said, there's no denying we have a serious overabundance of willingness to acquiesce to authority in this nation, and that is a huge problem.
     
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  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Indeed, and note that the poll was done by Harris "Interactive", probably taking inputs from the first couple thousand people to find it on the internet. I saw no discussion of the poll's methodology.

    And if they do start doing body cavity searches, will we still have to ask the already un-hygienic perverts to change their gloves?

    Before your 6 a.m. body cavity check at the airport, I recommend a nice Mexican dinner with generous portions the night before, plus a dosage of Alli immediately after dinner & breakfast.
     
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  7. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Harris Interactive isn't a fly-by-night operation so the poll may be more reputable than it appears.
    http://www.harrisinteractive.com/AboutUs.aspx
    The Gallup poll had a similar distribution but of the polling sample half never fly. Probably a similar situation here. They call a household and ask some retiree in Podunk who has never been on a plane who agrees that cavity searches seem reasonable.
     
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  8. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Infowars isn't entirely out to lunch. They accurately predicted the outcome of the election days in advance. They often come out with stories days before anyone else.

    Yes, they are prone to getting excited over rumors, but at least they have their ears to the ground.
     
  9. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Oh, I'm not saying they're completely untrustworthy. It's just that Alex has some fairly outlandish ideas regarding Illuminati plots and secret world governments and the like, and can be rather alarmist at times, so discretion is necessary when reading their releases.

    Not a site I'd suggest to the gullible, but for readers who can analyze what they're seeing and hopefully separate out what Mythbusters refers to as "the kernel of truth" from the embellishments of Alex's oft-colorful imagination, it can be insightful.
     
  10. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    somehow, I don't disbelieve the survey. I'd imagine 20% of the population couldn't find their own town on a map.
     
  11. I've only seen a couple of sensationalized stories about the TSA on Infowars, and they were more or less factually accurate, just spun to be more shocking than perhaps they were. On this topic, as far as I've seen, they've really not done much tinfoil-hatting. They've in fact scooped the mainstream media left and right.
     
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  12. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I'd recommend a Yard House New York Steak Salad (served with fried pickled egg) chased with a decent porter.

    No Alli needed.
     
  13. Fried pickled eggs! I never thought of that! What a great idea! (From a culinary point of view, of course. The rest of the conversation has me barfing in my mouth a little.)
     

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