LAX holiday travelers not raising a ruckus over security measures
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#1 Nov 24, 2010
Sometimes i buy my ticket, go to lax, get frisked by security, and then go to an agent to change my flight so i can do it all again..Cheaper than a lap dance with the same rules. They can touch me but i can't touch back. No two drink min.
#2 Nov 24, 2010
0.147%- basically in the parts per million of passengers who cared enough to raise a stink.
I figured this was a tempest in teapot created by the media on a slow news day. Anecdotally, nobody I know really cares that much about a full body scan. Besides, "the man" as been able to do a lot more invasive scans of anyone walking the streets, and through buildings, for years using FLIR.
Nobody cared when it was to see in side containerized cargo or catch "drug" evildoers, they just don't like them to be aimed at themselves: when in fact its been aimed at them for many years already. I'm sure plenty of "mass scans" went down all over.
If you are one in a thousand, get over it, the rest of us don't even care.
#3 Nov 24, 2010
Of course not, why bother. We didn't even care when they handed over billions [of our "money"] to our global bankers. And we still think Orwell's "Animal Farm" was just another story?
What about Wells' fancy "Time Machine"?
#4 Nov 25, 2010
There are multiple reasons one might request an opt-out.
- Health (radiation concerns, especially those with certain medical conditions)
- Political Statement
Radiation safety is still a big concern of mine -- there has been NO independent review of the data TSA has provided. The radiation numbers (backscatter XRAY) that TSA provided might be safe if they were distributed across the volume of the entire body, but most of the radiation energy is absorbed by the skin layers.
@Westside Steve, the percentage you cited is a misleading number. How many of the 80k-90k passengers through LAX were forced to choose between a full body scan or a pat-down? That's the number you should be using to calculate the percentage.
But since October, I've flown out of SJC, DTW, SFO, LIH, and DFW. I was requested to go through the full body scanner 4 out of the 5 times. I opted out every single time and received a pat-down.
#5 Nov 25, 2010
The sheep have settled down and now begins the slow? march towards the slaughterhouse.
#9 Nov 25, 2010
I agree with this article. Furthermore,
most Californians don't mind being raped by high taxes,
45% of Californians don't show up to vote,
most Californians are on some type of welfare and entitlement program,
and most Californians are okay with being radiated, which leads to cancer, being the sheep they are.
#10 Nov 25, 2010
Californians, in general, have already given up most rights just to live here (especially property rights). God forbid you let a tree block someone's view or put an extra toilet in a house...you think a zap of radiation is going to phase 'em? haha...tell 'em it's anti aging and they'll pay for it...
This place never ceases to amaze...
and...just because people didn't "opt out" doesnt'e mean they embrace the practice. Not everyone is a paid protester...
#18 Nov 25, 2010
The media and conspiracy theorists are the only two idiot groups making this into an issue.
#19 Nov 25, 2010
they won't mind until their grapes turn into raisins. I would rather they feel me up.
#24 Nov 27, 2010
Is anyone else aware that there is an airline that flies out of Ontario called Great Lakes Aviation that has cheap flights to/from various small cities in the southwest United States?
www.flygreatlakes.com is there website. Maybe DailyBreeze can do an article on them for alternative, affordable ways to fly.
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