Excellent update on TSA protests and National Opt Out Day (and what happens next…)

From the website Optoutday.com: THANK YOU for making National Opt Out Day a success! Despite claims to the contrary, National Opt-Out Day was a rousing success.  The entire point of the campaign was to raise awareness of the issues of privacy and aviation safety at TSA checkpoints, with the ultimate goal of influencing policy – […]

National Opt-Out Day/Protest the TSA update

Check out the latest updates at wewontfly.com. The news media says that the TSA protests did not work, because airport lines are quiet. Well, part of the message from several of the boycott groups was “don’t fly”. So, the quietness may mean something, too. And, it will be interesting to see more stats about the […]

Yesterday’s Speedo Is Today’s Introduction…

It’s still a little early to see whether National Opt Out Day will affect the TSA screenings, or give a message to the Obama Adminstration and Homeland Security about Americans’ right to travel in dignity. Though, there is an interesting story about a meeting on Capitol Hill on Monday, which makes me think the politicians […]

To my friends and all fellow Americans: Please don’t ruin it for me (don’t get scanned or patted down)

If there is any possible way that you can skip any flight plans for Wednesday, November 24, 2010, please do. For a list of groups planning various levels of boycotts and demonstrations, please see the bottom of this post. If you allow yourself to get scanned by x-rays, or demeaned by having your genitals touched […]

Will new, oppressive, airport security measures keep us safer?

The Wall Street Journal has an excellent article on new TSA measures such as full body scanners (naked scanners) and aggressive pat-downs. The full article is: here. And, below is their excellent explanation of the foolishness of these new measures as a security strategy: It’s the same kind of trade-off TSA implicitly provided when it […]