View Poll Results: What should you be subjected to in order to fly on airplane?

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  • invasive pat downs

    12 10.62%
  • Non invasive pat downs.

    31 27.43%
  • Subjected to radiation so you and or your children can be virtually stripped searched.

    17 15.04%
  • Real strip searches

    11 9.73%
  • Cavity search.

    53 46.90%
  • walking through a metal detector.

    52 46.02%
  • other

    29 25.66%
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    Re: What should you be subjected to in order to fly on airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady
    so why does our gov't have a right to take pictures of us naked when we are fully clothed?
    Because national security trumps your self-image concerns.

    I'm as libertarian as the rest of my folks, but I'm not about to risk infinite lives and billions in damages because the TSA guy can see your nipples.

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    Re: What should you be subjected to in order to fly on airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Yeah, WE'RE the ones overreacting.
    If I'm ok with it, and you're up in arms about it... yes, you are.

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    Re: What should you be subjected to in order to fly on airplane?

    I'm beginning to agree with the senator who just said the TSA should be privatized. It would eliminate the 'the government is restricing my rights' bull****.

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    Re: What should you be subjected to in order to fly on airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Because national security trumps your self-image concerns.

    I'm as libertarian as the rest of my folks, but I'm not about to risk infinite lives and billions in damages because the TSA guy can see your nipples.
    You're not though. Terrorist bombings are a very very low probability event. Cars are far more deadly and offer a much higher probability of injury or death than terrorists do. As such, proper constraint of the government will not significantly alter the probabilities at stake. As such, the rights and liberties of the individual win out. Trading liberty for safety leaves you with neither.
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    Re: What should you be subjected to in order to fly on airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    If I'm ok with it, and you're up in arms about it... yes, you are.
    You're overreacting to ONE GUY who stuffed some explosives in his undies in the entire history of air travel, out of tens of millions of flights that originate in the United States every year (and incidentally, that flight did NOT originate here). Now the feds need to examine EVERYONE'S undies to make sure there are no explosives in there?

    Sorry, but one isolated incident doesn't justify this invasive garbage. I ride the metro every day and no one has ever tried to blow me up, despite the fact that I don't so much as pass through a metal detector.
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    Re: What should you be subjected to in order to fly on airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    If I'm ok with it, and you're up in arms about it... yes, you are.
    But we're the ones who are ok with accepting the low probability even of terrorist activity while you guys are all up in arms about it. There are far greater dangers to my life than anything a terrorist can pose.
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    Re: What should you be subjected to in order to fly on airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    I'm beginning to agree with the senator who just said the TSA should be privatized. It would eliminate the 'the government is restricing my rights' bull****.
    I would support that. If the airlines want to put on this show to pretend that they're keeping us safe, so be it. Some might be OK with a simple metal detector, others might prefer the shining-a-flashlight-deep-inside-your-asshole approach, and may the best policy win in the marketplace.
    Last edited by Kandahar; 11-19-10 at 03:06 PM.
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    Re: What should you be subjected to in order to fly on airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I would support that. If the airlines want to put on this show to pretend that they're keeping us safe, so be it. Some might be OK with a simple metal detector, others might prefer the shining-a-flashlight-deep-inside-your-asshole approach, and may the best policy win.
    Now there's a thought! If it were truly private and there were variations amongst the airlines over the type of security measures taken; actual competition. The people can choose. Do you go the standard route, or do you go the horribly invasive route? If there was real choice in the matter, there would be well less argument to be had against it.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: What should you be subjected to in order to fly on airplane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Given the likelihood of being bombed, yes it is. My rights trump your irrational fears any day of the week.
    The likelihood of a terrorist attack is more like 300 million to one, especially since OBL, the money source, is out of the picture.

    World wide unconnected terrorist events are being manipulated as possible US threats by our politicians and media, but nobody seems to care.

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    Re: What should you be subjected to in order to fly on airplane?

    Apparently my last post in this thread did nothing. To bad. Well, I'm not going to continue repeating myself over and over to the same arguements presented by those that seem to be in such a tizzy over security.
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