Have the Terrorists Won?

“SPEBSQSA”

Since: Aug 08

Northern Virginia

#21 Nov 17, 2010
Batch 37 Pain Is Good wrote:
This is a violation of the Constitution 4th amendment....... The detail these machines show is like taking off your clothes. The Machine doesn't look inside your rectum so there is a problem. Just wait for someone detonates in the Airport taking many travelers at once...... Or a School, Mall,Church, Office Buildings.........
Do you have a viable alternative to "The Machine"????
say what

Grand Rapids, MI

#22 Nov 17, 2010
Ms Angie wrote:
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That's the one thing I thought of, yes, it is highly likely they would use children or senior citizens.
What do you think we should do?
Well...our options are to a) tolerate this level of privacy loss in the name of safety, b) come up with an equally effective but less invasive form of scanning or c) not scan and take our chances that we won't be on the flight that blows up or d) don't fly.

Anyone that thinks a terrorist attack won't happen again is naive.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Barnesville, OH

#23 Nov 17, 2010
Mr Wiggley wrote:
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Do you have a viable alternative to "The Machine"????
Yes I do...... Israel hasn't lost a plane to date...... Let's try their system which won't cause all these sexual assaults at our airports.....

“SPEBSQSA”

Since: Aug 08

Northern Virginia

#24 Nov 17, 2010
Batch 37 Pain Is Good wrote:
<quoted text>Yes I do...... Israel hasn't lost a plane to date...... Let's try their system which won't cause all these sexual assaults at our airports.....
And just why have they not lost a plane to date one might ask....
Do their riders complain of loss of freedom?? Or are they happy they can fly feeling safe and secure??

“SPEBSQSA”

Since: Aug 08

Northern Virginia

#25 Nov 17, 2010
say what wrote:
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Well...our options are to a) tolerate this level of privacy loss in the name of safety, b) come up with an equally effective but less invasive form of scanning or c) not scan and take our chances that we won't be on the flight that blows up or d) don't fly.
Anyone that thinks a terrorist attack won't happen again is naive.
That's the crux of the problem. The last time I flew from GR to DC I had to take my shoes off 3 times and have my carry-on searched as well. Did I care?? Nope, because they were checking others also and I'd rather feel that safety any day.

“think for yourself”

Since: Aug 08

GR

#26 Nov 17, 2010
Batch 37 Pain Is Good wrote:
<quoted text>Yes I do...... Israel hasn't lost a plane to date...... Let's try their system which won't cause all these sexual assaults at our airports.....
Sure. Then maybe we can adopt their check point after check point system as well.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Barnesville, OH

#27 Nov 17, 2010
Mr Wiggley wrote:
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And just why have they not lost a plane to date one might ask....
Do their riders complain of loss of freedom?? Or are they happy they can fly feeling safe and secure??
They use interrogators to screen passengers...... Trained personnel read body language and ask several key questions to evaluate the traveler. It is not a liberty losing process..... You may want balls out golf but they don't do that out there......

“SPEBSQSA”

Since: Aug 08

Northern Virginia

#28 Nov 17, 2010
Batch 37 Pain Is Good wrote:
<quoted text>They use interrogators to screen passengers...... Trained personnel read body language and ask several key questions to evaluate the traveler. It is not a liberty losing process..... You may want balls out golf but they don't do that out there......
Yep, I'm well aware of their security methods...that's why they have never lost a plane...
It can be a hassle but no one has come up with a better way as of yet that I'm aware of...

“SPEBSQSA”

Since: Aug 08

Northern Virginia

#29 Nov 17, 2010
Amazarak wrote:
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Sure. Then maybe we can adopt their check point after check point system as well.
Hey there Amaz...
What are the safe alternatives?? Mass public transportation will always present challenges.

“SPEBSQSA”

Since: Aug 08

Northern Virginia

#30 Nov 17, 2010
Amazarak wrote:
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Sure. Then maybe we can adopt their check point after check point system as well.
In addition...had that form of security been in place 9/11 might never have happened.

“think for yourself”

Since: Aug 08

GR

#31 Nov 17, 2010
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/_N...

See who is behind and profiting from these scanners.

They have stated they are saving images when at first they said they didn't, there are already lawsuits happening due to humiliated passengers, and these scanners really do nothing else for "our safety" except give the people watching a good laugh.

Something to ponder....if children are walking through these scanners, isn't that considered child pornography?
Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#32 Nov 17, 2010
Eddie Eagle wrote:
<quoted text>Damn Right... and lets take the commies out with em!
Don't forget them thar brown folks? This here place is run over with cans....... Mexicans, Africans, Puerto Ricans.

GOD BLESS The WSA, ya F'ing Redneck.

“think for yourself”

Since: Aug 08

GR

#33 Nov 17, 2010
Mr Wiggley wrote:
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Hey there Amaz...
What are the safe alternatives?? Mass public transportation will always present challenges.
Hey Wiggley!:)

Well, what are the safe alternatives for walking out your door every morning? Or getting in your car? Last year, a friend and myself took the train to Chicago. No security checkpoints, no searches, but LOTS of people. No one was injured, there were a few shady characters on the train, especially at 1am on our way back home, but we arrived safely home and no harm done. Without security checkpoints, searches on anyone or porno scanners.

I'm not saying take away all security measures from the airlines, but this is ridiculous. But, on the other hand, I could have a lot of fun with the invasive pat downs and request a cavity search. But that is my sick sense of humor....

I do not like the idea of giving up certain rights so I feel an artificial sense of being "safer".
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#34 Nov 17, 2010
Islamic extremism is not limited to these two wars....Pleeze, pay careful attention to all that is going on in England, France, and Sweden, with their muslim immigrants and all the problems that have been introduced....We could be in jeopardy as we treasure our freedom of religion, and it could come back to bite us, in the end......this dilemma is not as distant as a foreign war, that you may only see on the nightly news, or read about in the newspaper.....it is very real and it will be at our doorstep soon........Airport security is a distraction and nothing compared with what is to come.....
say what

Grand Rapids, MI

#35 Nov 17, 2010
Amazarak wrote:
Hey Wiggley!:)
Well, what are the safe alternatives for walking out your door every morning? Or getting in your car? Last year, a friend and myself took the train to Chicago. No security checkpoints, no searches, but LOTS of people. No one was injured, there were a few shady characters on the train, especially at 1am on our way back home, but we arrived safely home and no harm done. Without security checkpoints, searches on anyone or porno scanners.
Trains don't blow up 2 miles over terra firma. Our passenger train system in the US isn't widely used enough to be a tempting target to terrorists...they want maximum bang for their buck, so to speak.
say what

Grand Rapids, MI

#36 Nov 17, 2010
Mr Wiggley wrote:
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That's the crux of the problem. The last time I flew from GR to DC I had to take my shoes off 3 times and have my carry-on searched as well. Did I care?? Nope, because they were checking others also and I'd rather feel that safety any day.
I absolutely agree. We flew (on Northwest)from Florida to Detroit 2 days after the fruit of the boom bomber. Security was insane; it took us 3 hours to even get to the scanners, let alone through them, but you can bet passengers weren't bitchin' about the extra security measures then. Makes me wonder it doesn't take an attempt once a year or so to keep people grateful that someone is at leat attempting to ensure that they don't wind up spread across the country side like human confetti.

“SPEBSQSA”

Since: Aug 08

Northern Virginia

#37 Nov 17, 2010
Amazarak wrote:
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Hey Wiggley!:)
Well, what are the safe alternatives for walking out your door every morning? Or getting in your car? Last year, a friend and myself took the train to Chicago. No security checkpoints, no searches, but LOTS of people. No one was injured, there were a few shady characters on the train, especially at 1am on our way back home, but we arrived safely home and no harm done. Without security checkpoints, searches on anyone or porno scanners.
I'm not saying take away all security measures from the airlines, but this is ridiculous. But, on the other hand, I could have a lot of fun with the invasive pat downs and request a cavity search. But that is my sick sense of humor....
I do not like the idea of giving up certain rights so I feel an artificial sense of being "safer".
I'll get back to you tomorrow...I'm headin for bed. I have some points I'd like to present...check again tomorrow.
Interesting discussion....

“SPEBSQSA”

Since: Aug 08

Northern Virginia

#38 Nov 17, 2010
say what wrote:
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Trains don't blow up 2 miles over terra firma. Our passenger train system in the US isn't widely used enough to be a tempting target to terrorists...they want maximum bang for their buck, so to speak.
I have some thoughts on this as well...
I'll sleep on it and get with this tomorrow as well.
Interesting point by the way.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Barnesville, OH

#39 Nov 17, 2010
Mr Wiggley wrote:
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I have some thoughts on this as well...
I'll sleep on it and get with this tomorrow as well.
Interesting point by the way.
Think Beslen
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Barnesville, OH

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