11/27/10

Scanning Davy Crockett


The Apostate's Chapel has a questionnaire up, about all this Traveler's Subjugation Agency bullshit.
  1. Would you submit to a full-body imaging scan? NO: only in a hospital, for a competent doctor.
  2. Would you submit to a full-body pat-down search? NO: Was Davy Crockett scanned before he went out and became King of the Wild Frontier? Did Daniel Boone wait around for a pat-down before he went out and settled the wilderness? “Home of the Free and Land of the Brave” my ass.
  3. Do you find either of these measures personally invasive? YES. Professionally I've spent a lot of time teaching children to recognize a "bad touch"; that they own their bodies; that they have a right to say "no". I don't appreciate the federal government coming in and showing them it was all a lie. 
  4. Do you find both of these measures personally invasive? YES
  5. Do you find both of these measures equally invasive? YES, just in different ways, and a $10,000 fine for not doing them also. I find a forced choice between extortion, cancer, and sex abuse in violation of the 4th Amendment personally invasive. I'm touchy that way.
  6. Do imaging scans enhance airline passenger safety? NO, they do just the opposite. 
  7. Do pat-down searches enhance airline passenger safety? NO, and they wouldn't be worth it if they did.
  8. Are there other measures that airlines should take, in addition to these, to enhance passenger safety? NO. The only thing they should take is a flying leap.
  9. Are there other measures that airlines should take, instead of these, to enhance passenger safety?NO, unless “get rid of all security and go back to the way things were in 1960” is a measure.
  10. Will these security measures make you more or less likely to fly in the future? LESS, since it's only gotten worse since I told them to stick it, and swore off flying forever, and even canceled my vacation, about a year ago. 
Extra Bonus Question.

    1 comment:

    the chaplain said...

    I like the bonus question. Wish I'd thought of it. Oh yeah, I checked "free."