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Originally posted by Konduit
Here's a question to ask yourself, when was the last time the TSA actually 'thwarted' a terrorist attack?
Every time there is a "real" terrorist they always somehow get on the plane anyways. Christmas day bomber, underwear bomber, shoe bomber on and on. TSA is #ing useless in case you haven't noticed.
The porno radiation scanners have been proven USELESS but they still use them, not mention the people who passed the legislation for it own stakes in the companies making them. Have you seen the scanner images? You see EVERYTHING. It's a porno theater and they have been caught singling out beautiful woman for bodyscans ie. Miss America. Guarantee you TSA officers have pleasured themselves to these images, don't be naive. It's disgusting.
These people ARE NOT trained professionals. They have been caught over and over lying, saying that they don't grope children, that they don't go on the inside of the pants. LIES LIES LIES and they get caught every time and deny it or lie and say they won't do it anymore. They make you take off your shoes and walk around barefoot/socks in an area where 100,000 other people have just gone through, very unsanitary.
Those who say flying is a 'privilege', not a right, it's called entrapment. You practically have no choice. You need to fly, we all do, and they know this and we are forced to subjugate ourselves to slave training.edit on 21-3-2012 by Konduit because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by camus154
Have you ever wondered if those of us who play nice with Big Brother are the smart ones?
Think about it the next time you call us "sheeple". Keyser Soze, is what I'm saying.
Originally posted by RomeByFire
When the founding fathers wrote the Constitution and the Fourth Amendment, they were not anticipating these things called "airplanes" in which people would sneak bombs onto and kill hundreds of innocent lives.
It's called doing the right thing. If you think you're special and don't have to be searched, then get the hell off of an airplane. I don't trust you - enough said.
Originally posted by CaptChaos
Since you are not American, who cares WHAT you think, anyway?
Originally posted by defcon5
If you give people something to gripe about, some always will.
Others go in looking for a fight because they are on a crusade and trying to make a point.
Ultimately though, they have no leg to stand on. The Contract of Carriage for an airline, which you agree to when you purchase your ticket, gives them the right to do any type of search they wish to you. You waive your rights as part of the contract between you and the airlines, to travel as their passenger.
The response to this is typically, “well I have to fly”, but the truth is flying is not a right, its a privilege. You are traveling as a guest of a company, and have agreed to their terms for that trip including the searches. Nobody forces you to fly, and its really not the airlines fault if you need to be somewhere in a big hurry (aka an emergency on your part, does not make an emergency on their part).
Others will gripe that they have to fly because of their job, but again, no one forced them to take a job that involved airline travel, and if they do not wish to comply with the airlines, they can get another job that does not require traveling, or they can take the company private jet . If their job forces them to fly, that is neither the airlines, nor the governments fault, and has no bearing on the two party contract you form with the airlines on receipt of your ticket.
Originally posted by FoxMulder91
First off, im Canadian, so perhaps I have a different mindset on the issue.
I personally like feeling safe when im on a plane, I like everyone being checked to make sure they dont have anything illegal on them.
I dont care if the person is young/old/has medical issues, etc. Everyone should be checked equally.
I dont see why people are attacking the TSA for making sure people are safe on their plane rides.
I see people doing their jobs to make sure innocent lives are not in danger.
Originally posted by liquidsmoke206
reply to post by FoxMulder91
let's pretend I'm a terrorist....
guess what.....while you were waiting in a congested screening line while the TSA checks a 3 year olds underpants I just decided to blow up the entire line before anyone even sees the plane.
Still feel safe?
TSA=complete fail. The serve no purpose other than to strip you of your dignity and civil rights....
Can't believe you didn't even notice....amazing...you logic assumes that terrorists are out to get planes and not people. You make no sense, but you'll probably never get it.
Originally posted by rickyrrr
Hmm, but how come there isn't an alternative airline choice without security that people can choose?