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Opt out of the porno-scanners until they are removed! We must stop them here.

The TSA’s full-body naked porno body scanners just became a big freakin’ deal. Why? As you can see in the above video, the only alternative is an enhanced groping while your personal items are chugging down the conveyor belt unattended and out of your reach. This is some serious abuse. To fly – to travel – my wife, small son and I now either need to risk cancerous x-rays in their excessively-detailed porno machine or we can submit to aggressive groping that is going to freak out my son and rankle me something serious. And that’s before my wallet gets stolen because they won’t let me hold it during the process. WTF.

The Pirate Party drops some truth.

Airlines need security but this is not the way. The state has monopolized airline security. As we all know, monopolies suck. Monopolies accumulate too much power. They are unaccountable. They are not responsive. Monopolies shove one-size-fits-all procedures down our throats. Let the airlines handle their own security, instead of foisting this cost on the taxpayers and dollar-holders (via Fed inflation). Even the leading Israeli airport security expert says the porno scanners are a waste of money. They’re ineffective. They’re unproven technology. And we just don’t know the risks. The dose of radiation may be similar to what you’re exposed to during a flight, but the concentration is considerably larger. Who needs more x-ray radiation anyway? I don’t. I get enough pollutants already, thanks.

I won’t take this lying down. Will you? What’s next? Mobile vans surreptitiously dosing us with x-rays as we drive to work in the morning or take the kids on vacation? Yep. Huh? Yes, believe it or not, that was next. It’s already here. And it’s not just the state buying these mobile porno-vans. Corporations might be doing it too. Radio host Alex Jones claims the plan is to roll these out to baseball games, concerts and who knows what else. He may be right.

That’s why libertarian activist and all-around great guy Jim Babb and I have launched We Won’t Fly. We Won’t Fly is a grassroots campaign in opposition to the porno-scanners and the enhanced gropers. We don’t like our health being compromised. We don’t like our privacy being invaded. We definitely don’t like our families being hassled. Jim is leading a pamphleting and protest for November 24th at Philadelphia international airport. I’m working on and online media campaigns. Join us. Organize a demonstration at your local airport. Blog at Tweet about it. Post on Facebook. We must get the word out. Reports are that 99% comply with the porno-scanners. Who can blame them.


Opt out of the porno-scanners. Opt out. Just keeping saying you opt out and just keep opting out until they ditch the porno-scanners. You can make a difference. If the lines are so long and so many are submitting, it just takes a few more opt outs and the wait will become unbearable. Some of those 99% will be so pissed off they might actually start asking questions. They might realize how dangerous and invasive these procedures are. How unnecessary and over-the-top they are. Meanwhile, keep opting out. Share your porno-groping stories in the comments or over at We’re in this together. If we don’t stop these monstrosities in the airport, they will be everywhere soon enough.

By George Donnelly

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17 replies on “Join the Resistance to TSA Scanners”

Screw Opting Out, DONT FLY ! email the Airlines and tell them you will never fly again until these things are removed.

The naked body scanners were implemented after a fake terrorist underwear bomber attack last year but the funny thing is, the underwear bomber got on his plane in an airport which had naked body scanners, HE WAS ESCORTED PAST THE SCANNERS AND GOT ON THE PLANE WITHOUT A PASSPORT BY THE US GOVERNMENT.
The war on terror is a lie!

I have a better idea. Don’t wash for a week prior to flying, then let them feel your balls. I always go for the rub down. Highlight of my holiday.

I remember going through Orlando airport after the shoe bomber tried to blow a plane up.

The poor security guy randomly picked me out. I must have looked like a terrorist, all 6 foot of me, lobster red skin, bald as a coot and hairy to boot. The Romans built the wall to keep us lot out.

Anyway i digress.

When he asked me to remove my shoes i tried to explain they’d just done a sockless two week tour of Disney. He insisted, so i obliged. My wife and friends just laughed as he went a lighter shade of green. That’ll teach em.

I really don’t understand how is more important for you that anybody can see your body rather than your own security in a plane. Anyway, what makes me really angry is that you are planning a boicot against these scanners the day before Thanksgiving, without taking into consideration also those families that have been waiting all the year for some days of vacation to spend with family and relatives.

Remember that your fight is against the TSA, not against all these people that just want to enjoy holidays and have spend a lot of money in flights and hotels. So don’t be selfish and don’t f…k all these people that have nothing with your claims.

I wonder if you will publish my reply provided that I don’t agree with you.


It’s about time you grow up, don’t you agree?

Before you start complaining like a child about losing your privacy, consider yourself in charge of national security in the area of transportation, and terrorists have a plan.

They will insert bomb material (firecracker like) in their body cavities (anus, vagina). They will choose the pat down, and they will not be caught. They will go into the bathroom, retrieve their bomb material, glue it to the bathroom window, and blow up the plane. How would you do to protect our citizens?

“Common Sense”, you have fallen into the trap of the false dichotomy. There is no need to choose between privacy and security. Both are feasible at the same time.

The TSA can choose to take the steps necessary to ensure that there are no delays. Opt outs may even make the scanner lines go faster, for those willing to risk them.

Skeptic, I don’t tolerate ad hominem and no further posts with ad hominem will be published from you.

That is exactly the problem. Having just one person, a monopoly, in charge of airline security for 300 million people is unmitigated FAIL. If Al Qaeda is what you are worried about, they are nimble and networked. The TSA is slow and hierarchical. It is no match. Airports and airlines need to work with customer and independent auditing organizations to develop custom solutions that all parties are happy with. Let the consumers vote with their dollars and may the best solutions win.

I guess you are not aware but the scanners do not detect anything below the surface of the skin. In reality both the patdowns and the scanners are ineffective security theater. I want real airline security, not more of this nonsense.

George Donnely; well made points and great site. The country is falling down due to the sheople and entitle-rs, all lapdogs of the government and enemies of the Constitution. What’s amazing to me is how young yet aware you are and how probable agents, posting on this site, with names like “common sense”, an oxymoron at the least, actually think that their lame reasoning amounts to a hill of beans. they would not have pulled this just 20 years ago. check out the youtube titles, they sold their souls for music and end of liberty. thanks for your efforts. hope you are legit.

After you opt-out, as soon as the TSA goon touches your junk drop to your knees in agony. After all, you just got hit in the nuts. After taking a few minutes to recover from the pain, demand to see a police officer and press charges for assult. If several hundred TSA thugs are hauled off in handcuffs, the policy will be changed.

I suggest a peaceful symbol to represent those who believe in peace yet wish to be left alone by law enforcement: a blue peace sign.

Imagine people wearing a blue peace symbol on their chest while waiting in line at the airport during this holiday season. A sign to others that they are respectful, but tired of being bullied by the TSA and other law enforcement. Perhaps this (or something similar) is something that peaceful anarchists could promote. It need not be an anarchist only movement, but it might be something that could gather momentum in our circles first.

The key is to select a symbol to rally behind which is not obnoxious. Much of the reaction to the TSA has been by people who don’t mind drawing attention to themselves, some are crude and many are rude. But, what we really need is a pleasant symbol, something similar to the colored bracelets that charities use, something that mom’s inline at the airport will not be ashamed to wear.

The peace symbol is widely recognized and rarely offends people, except for some people who associate it too much with druggy rebellious hippies. But a blue peace symbol, unlike say, a tie-died one, might have a more mainstream appeal and be very unconfrontational and subtle. And since most peace symbols today are unlikely to be blue, it might be easy to associate blues ones it with a bit more than peace, with the idea of law enforcement, a request for peace from them. This could be pursed as a vision of solidarity instead of as a protest. This might be something that people could support no matter where they lie politically.

What do you think George, is it something that you could support? …Promote? Do you a much better idea even perhaps?

How about this. Bring some ribbons or plaque that says
“We don’t support TSA groping” and leave them in a separate
grey tray as you walk away. Then don’t pick them up. There’s no law broken there.
They’ll have thousands of ribbons that remind TSA how reviled they are
for groping innocent travelers.

I am glad the nations security is not in your hands. To accuse TSA of groping or sexual abuse is sick. If it was a person you aimed your comments at you would be in a libel court. What you got to hide from enhanced security and scanners. Are your friends terrorists? Me thinks you “protest too much” for measures to stop terrorism. I for one, want enhanced measures including scanners as I am a frequent flyer and feel safer if these initiates are there. Shame they only get put in place when we have a scare. Your bags are scanned so why not your body? The radiation is less than a journey and certainly much less harmful than the holiday you fly to and sit in the sun. And who in their right mind thinks these blurry images are pornography. Perhaps its your Muslim sympathy’s again, perhaps in your prudish world women should wear burkas? You see more titillation from a low cut top or a figure hugging dress. If you dont want this then dont fly, the rest of us who do can hopefully feel safer that someone is protecting us from such evil. 80% of travellers want this. The disaster national opt out day were no one cared for your BS about scanners proves it.

I thought a liberal left person would encourage debate but if you put a different point of view your post is censored. Great! Some quoted “the test of democracy is the freedom of criticism”. Well done George!

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