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Anyone that's flying on Wednesday.
« on: November 22, 2010, 11:40:53 pm »
Word on the street is that this Wednesday, the 24 of November, is "Opt-out" day for people travelling out of the airports. The idea is that everyone should opt-out of the body scan, and take the much longer to accomplish pat-down procedure, to slow down the airports to a crawl as a form of protest.

Sure, it sounds a lot like picking a day to not but gas for your car to put the "screws" into the big oil companies, and it may not accomplish anything, but I figured I'd pass the word.
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Re: Anyone that's flying on Wednesday.
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010, 12:31:44 am »
Actually because the procedure is so much slower, I believe it could potentially have a MUCH bigger impact than not buying gas for a single day.
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Re: Anyone that's flying on Wednesday.
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 12:32:38 am »
I'll be driving.  So in solidarity, I will opt out of following the speed limit.

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Re: Anyone that's flying on Wednesday.
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010, 12:41:18 am »
Suppose to counter the TSA, to counter this nonviolent protest to their security methods, simply states that it's "x-rays or GTFO NO REFUND FOR YUO".  They could call it a matter of short staff, necessity to keep the cooperative customers moving, and / or pressure from airlines, and easily painting the refusers as noncomformist malcontents to the NEW WAY OF THINGS tm

Nope, I haven't thought through what kind of political / public relations / business nightmare this would be.  Just tossing it out.
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Re: Anyone that's flying on Wednesday.
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010, 12:43:56 am »
Suppose to counter the TSA, to counter this nonviolent protest to their security methods, simply states that it's "x-rays or GTFO NO REFUND FOR YUO".  They could call it a matter of short staff, necessity to keep the cooperative customers moving, and / or pressure from airlines, and easily painting the refusers as noncomformist malcontents to the NEW WAY OF THINGS tm

Nope, I haven't thought through what kind of political / public relations / business nightmare this would be.  Just tossing it out.
It's possible, though it seems unlikely. What about cancer survivors? People with pacemakers or other sensitive medical devices? A harmless scan for normal people could have dangerous effect on them.
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Re: Anyone that's flying on Wednesday.
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2010, 12:52:12 am »
Suppose to counter the TSA, to counter this nonviolent protest to their security methods, simply states that it's "x-rays or GTFO NO REFUND FOR YUO".  They could call it a matter of short staff, necessity to keep the cooperative customers moving, and / or pressure from airlines, and easily painting the refusers as noncomformist malcontents to the NEW WAY OF THINGS tm

Nope, I haven't thought through what kind of political / public relations / business nightmare this would be.  Just tossing it out.
It's possible, though it seems unlikely. What about cancer survivors? People with pacemakers or other sensitive medical devices? A harmless scan for normal people could have dangerous effect on them.

Good point.  They'd mostly have notice from their doctor for those kind of conditions though, wouldn't they?  I'm pretty certain this is the case for pacemakers and implants (cousin has one, and needs her note with her when she flies).
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Re: Anyone that's flying on Wednesday.
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2010, 01:31:59 am »
Almost nobody (I only say "almost" because I'm sure someone, somewhere, is an exception) carries a doctor's note about their pacemaker or having had cancer. There's never been a reason for them to have to. I don't carry a doctor's note about brain tumor or my heart problem... hell, I don't even have anything documenting it at all. It's all filed away in my medical records.
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Re: Anyone that's flying on Wednesday.
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2010, 01:40:53 am »
Suppose to counter the TSA, to counter this nonviolent protest to their security methods, simply states that it's "x-rays or GTFO NO REFUND FOR YUO".  They could call it a matter of short staff, necessity to keep the cooperative customers moving, and / or pressure from airlines, and easily painting the refusers as noncomformist malcontents to the NEW WAY OF THINGS tm

Nope, I haven't thought through what kind of political / public relations / business nightmare this would be.  Just tossing it out.
It's possible, though it seems unlikely. What about cancer survivors? People with pacemakers or other sensitive medical devices? A harmless scan for normal people could have dangerous effect on them.


Then there's people like the guy who had the bladder implant, couldn't go through the scanner, and then while getting patted down, the TSA agent broke the seal on his tube and doused both of them with his urine.........


Good point.  They'd mostly have notice from their doctor for those kind of conditions though, wouldn't they?  I'm pretty certain this is the case for pacemakers and implants (cousin has one, and needs her note with her when she flies).
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Re: Anyone that's flying on Wednesday.
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2010, 03:43:41 am »
Almost nobody (I only say "almost" because I'm sure someone, somewhere, is an exception) carries a doctor's note about their pacemaker or having had cancer. There's never been a reason for them to have to. I don't carry a doctor's note about brain tumor or my heart problem... hell, I don't even have anything documenting it at all. It's all filed away in my medical records.

My brother-in-law's the exception to that rule. He carries a dr's note when he travels because he's a transplant patient and needs his anti-rejection meds. If he doesn't have a note, security makes him check his meds in his baggage, which would be a disaster if the bag got lost. The note also excuses him from being scanned because he's had so many already that it's a possible health hazard.
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Re: Anyone that's flying on Wednesday.
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2010, 03:44:14 am »
Since the scanners don't work through creased clothes, it might be worth getting as many people as possible to wear anything that might screw with the scanner.
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Re: Anyone that's flying on Wednesday.
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2010, 03:48:19 am »
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Re: Anyone that's flying on Wednesday.
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2010, 03:49:02 am »
1) Obtain a large amount of money to buy absurd amounts of tickets for absurd amounts of absurdly fat people.
2) Obtain an absurd amount of absurdly fat people and get them all to opt out.
3) Hide candy in their rolls.
4) ?????
5) There's no profit, but it will probably be funny.

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Re: Anyone that's flying on Wednesday.
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2010, 04:01:22 am »
1) Obtain a large amount of money to buy absurd amounts of tickets for absurd amounts of absurdly fat people.
2) Obtain an absurd amount of absurdly fat people and get them all to opt out.
3) Hide candy in their rolls.
4) ?????
5) There's no profit, but it will probably be funny.
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Re: Anyone that's flying on Wednesday.
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2010, 04:01:42 am »
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