A mean thought that might work. ( airport scanning)(a semi rant)

United States
November 23, 2010 12:01pm CST
What if a husband purposely left on something metal so he Had to be patted at the air port and the refused so his wife and kids had to go without him to his inlaws? I may be looking at this scanning thing all wrong. It would make the best excuse to Not fly where you were forced to fly! I hear there is a protest brewing tomorrow . Do you think there will be many who will refuse to be scanned And patted down? I am not sure. I don't mind being scanned , but I will try to kill Anyone who touches me. But to use not being scanned to Not fly is Brilliant! Your thoughts.
10 responses
@spalladino (17926)
• United States
24 Nov 10
If my husband did something like that he would be taking the train to my parent's house...he wouldn't get off scott free! I have a big concern about the scanners/pat downs that seem to be the in thing right now. I believe that it's a violation of your rights and also have to wonder about the dangers presented by the scanners. What if you're a woman who is in the very early stages of pregnancy and isn't aware that she's pregnant yet?
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• United States
24 Nov 10
If I were a man, I would Tell my wife she can go to her mother's Anytime but I am not going , period. Don't like it, we can divorce! No problem. As myself I will tell my guy to go visit his folks without me! I refuse to go! As fore your question, The moment the mother can tract the disorder to a scanning, there will be a lawsuit! A lawsuit is coming anyway. I heard or read there have been 600 complaints to the ACLU. When I heard that , I thought this will end real soon. The ACLU Does not play!
• Canada
24 Nov 10
good one, spalladino. i never even thought of that! strange what things have come to... you need to get a pregnancy test before you fly :s
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• Canada
23 Nov 10
I can only see one way that your idea would backfire on you: and that's if YOU bought the tickets! If you bought the tickets, then it would be a waste of money to refuse. However, your plan is pretty brilliant, but only if the TSA workers don't decide to call the police on you and have you arrested for refusing the scan/pat down. A word of advice: Don't try to kill anyone who touches you, but rather scream bloody murder, yell that they're molesting you. They would probably flip out and back away from you pretty quickly.
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• United States
24 Nov 10
Oh ! I'm sorry. I Would be calling them ever name I could think of and they Would fear for their life! It is molestation! I think I will just take the train until the Neo Nazis are finished with these checks. I prefer the train anyway.
• United States
24 Nov 10
I heard tha=ey aren't arresting people who won't be screened , they just don't get on the plane . And in some households the husband couldn't say I am not going , you go! So this is the Perfect way to stay home. And the way some husbands are treated by the in laws, It Is worth it!
• Canada
23 Nov 10
Excellent idea for the plot of a movie! I think people are too up in arms about this. When someone succeeds in getting a bomb or a weapon on a plane, people get ticked off that airport security isn't better, but when airport security gets better, everyone gets ticked off that they're being "violated"! It's like everyone thinks "no, no, no, you're supposed to search everybody else!" I would much rather be stripped and searched by a professional than die in a fiery plane crash resulting from a hijacking. But it sounds like the people doing the searches are NOT professional, and that's the problem. I mean, I don't mind being looked at by someone who is clinical and detached, but if it's some young security guard frisking me for sick pleasure I am not really interested!
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• United States
24 Nov 10
I rather die in a plane than lose the freedom I was born with.But then again I Always thought I would die in a plane crash if I ever flew. It would be a violation . and I wouldn't care if it was done by a doctor, It is Still a violation. And unlike others , I don't want Anyone touched, period. Use the screening machine or a wand that a guard has to wave near you , but Do Not Touch Anyone!
• India
23 Nov 10
this is a good idea but only a idea not fesable in real life
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• United States
24 Nov 10
I know , lol . I love the idea of the husband waving goodbye to the family , grabbing a cab anf getting home just in time for the game!
@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
24 Nov 10
I boycott the entire industry; I have refused to fly since they really started getting ridiculous, and most definitely when they started requiring looking at files in private computers. For me it was overboard for the longest time, and I refuse to be treated like that. The next security procedure they are going to implement is to inject every passenger with propofol and revive them on landing. I bet that will make it flying very safe. Now about the cargo ...
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@thesids (22363)
• Bhubaneswar, India
24 Nov 10
Will they scan people who go to the airport to get / receive their friends or relatives? If yes, I am not visiting you. Today's newspaper had an article on some undies that would protect me from getting screened 100% so if et all I have to fly (I know it would never happen) I would try getting them first. http://news.discovery.com/human/airport-security-body-scanners-underwear.html Cheers, theSids.
• United States
25 Nov 10
I'm sorry I was livid when I wrote this.The underwear may work. I have given up. I won't fly within the United States until I am assured I won't be violated. If they can't assure me , then I am not flying period!
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
25 Nov 10
Or like when you have to go to a business trip with a boss that you don't really care about. That with a holiday coming, you would rather stay home. You could tell your boss... ...hey, I didn't make the rules! I was scanning the news headlines yesterday, and I thought I saw one that said the protest didn't go off very well.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
24 Nov 10
That is a fresh angle to an age old problem! Leave it up to you to figure that one out! LOL
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• United States
25 Nov 10
Lol! Thanks my friend.
@lingli_78 (12846)
• Australia
24 Nov 10
interesting ideas... :-) may be i can try it the next time i am forced to fly to a place i don't want to go as long as i am not the one who have to spend the money to buy the ticket.. i'm not going to waste my hard-earned money to buy the ticket and then wasting it... rather than having to do this, i will say it upfront that i don't want to fly so that i don't even have to waste my money... take care and have a nice day...
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• United States
24 Nov 10
I was thinking of the situation when the ticket is bought for you.They say you are going or else. I'm saying if they think I am goig to stand for beig violated at the airport , they are mistaken! If they assume I will buy my ticket to go somewhere I don't want to go, then they are in for a big surprise. I will tell them , I am not going.
• Canada
24 Nov 10
Anything can be used in reverse. I once heard about a woman in Saudi Arabia, who wore the full veil, and used it to trick a man she was mad at, because in the veil he could not tell her from someone else. That which is used to opress and annoy, can be used to deceive, if one tries hard enough.
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