Scanner argument grounded

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by KrazyKat, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Amusing piece with opportunity for comment, discusses Pistole blowing-off Sen. Susan Collins:
    Pistole actually responds to Jeffrey Goldberg's question about the health risk by citing [the greater importance of] industry "competition."
    Herr Pistole missed his calling at I.G. Farben.

    [Mods-please edit title to say "argument"--thx]
     
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  2. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    The author gets the concept of the "assume the position" portion of scanning. It is beyond me how people can stand in those boxes in such a position and not feel they are being degraded.
     
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  3. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    Even without the risk of radiation and being seen naked by a stranger I simply could not "assume the position" like a common criminal in order to get on a plane as an innocent citizen of this country. Why am I considered guilty until proven innocent ONLY when I enter an airport? So far I've been able to move around this country by other means of transportation without being stopped to "show your papers" but I fear that in the future that will no longer be true. And when that happens the sheeple who thought the TSA was no big deal will understand why some of us are so incensed at what is going on now.
     
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    ^^^^^I cannot put enough Thumbs Up on this comment.
     
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  5. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    A form of social conditioning and it's working.
     
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  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Gaawd, you should've heard the hue and cry from my erstwhile blogmates when I used the terms "conditioning" and "grooming" over a year ago. They were incensed.

    They just don't get it. Rather, they refuse to get it. They're all educated enough and experienced enough to be able to see exactly what's going on, but they don't want to see it.
     
  7. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Ignorance is bliss.

    Sadly many can recite the names of characters from TV shows without hesitation but know nothing about what is going on around them.
     
  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Well, they know -- this is a highly literate, politically aware, historically aware group. They just don't want to see it. That's a greater sin my book. Genuine ignorance is one thing; willful ignorance another.
     
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