NATIONAL OPT OUT DAY FOR BODY SCANNERS AT AIRPORTS
Transportation Security Administration oversight hearing Wednesday NOV 17. See this link for more information: http://bit.ly/bICXfJ
Regardless of your home state, call the Committee chair to ask whether recent TSA abuses are on the agenda for the oversight hearing. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) chairs the committee. His office number is 202-224-6472 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-6472 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
Here is a list of Committee members and phone number. If one of these people is your Senator, please phone them, either at the number below or look online to find their nearest local office – you can even visit in person (though please call their office first if stopping by). TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE! CALL NOW!
FULL LIST OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV West Virginia 202-224-6472 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-6472 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator Daniel K. Inouye Hawaii 202-224-3934 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-3934 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator John F. Kerry Massachusetts 202-224-2742 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-2742 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator Byron L. Dorgan North Dakota 202-224-2551 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-2551 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator Barbara Boxer California 202-224-3553 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-3553 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator Bill Nelson Florida 202-224-5274 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-5274 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator Maria Cantwell Washington 202-224-3441 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-3441 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator Frank R. Lautenberg New Jersey 202-224-3224 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-3224 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator Mark Pryor Arkansas 202-224-2353 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-2353 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator Claire McCaskill Missouri 202-224-6154 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-6154 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator Amy Klobuchar Minnesota 202-224-3244 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-3244 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator Tom Udall New Mexico 202-224-6621 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-6621 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator Mark Warner Virginia 202-224-2023 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-2023 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator Mark Begich Alaska 202-224-3004 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-3004 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Ranking Member Kay Bailey Hutchison Texas 202-224-5922 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-5922 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator Olympia Snowe Maine 202-224-5344 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-5344 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator John Ensign Nevada 202-224-6244 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-6244 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator Jim DeMint South Carolina 202-224-6121 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-6121 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator John Thune South Dakota 202-224-2321 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-2321 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator Roger Wicker Mississippi 202-224-6253 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-6253 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator George S. LeMieux Florida 202-224-3041 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-3041 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator Johnny Isakson Georgia 202-224-3643 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-3643 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator David Vitter Louisiana 202-224-4623 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-4623 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator Sam Brownback Kansas 202-224-6521 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-6521 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Senator Mike Johanns Nebraska 202-2244224
Please forward this information as widely as possible, and be sure to call your Senators, no matter who they are, but especially if they sit on this Committee. The only way to change the system is by legislation through Congress. The Administration doesn’t seem to want to budge.
Senate Subcommittee Meeting info:
Jena Longo – Democratic Deputy Communications Director, (202) 224-8374 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (202) 224-8374 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Nov 17 2010 10:00 AM
Russell Senate Office Building – 253
Contact the communications director to find out more information about the meeting. You may also call the office of the Committee majority (Democrats) at 202-224-0411 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-0411 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. The minority (Republicans) Committee office number is 202-224-1251 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-224-1251 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
CNN Report on Body Scanners
Body Scanner in Action
RT Report on Enhanced Pat Down
WTNH Report on Enhanced Pat Down
Is this where we’re headed?
National Opt-Out Day
Posted on 16 November 2010
I have to give a hat tip to Drudge. The photo above clearly says it all. If this is where we have come to…if a Nun can be subject to this bodyscan / pat down crap, then it’s time to fold up the flag and replace hot dogs and apple pie with a falafel and some hummus.
I don’t mean any disrespect, as even my wife loves hummus, but I am talking about our way of life and our American standards. It seems that it’s all been stripped from us…no pun intended.
Story continues below…
By now you’ve heard about the “don’t touch my junk” video, but as the media looks deeper into this it is becoming a national uprising.
Watch the video as Tyner told CNN on Sunday that he was surprised to see so many people take an interest in his refusal and the dispute with airport screeners that followed it. But he said he hoped the video will focus attention on what he calls a government invasion of privacy.
“I don’t think that the government has any business seeing me naked as a condition of traveling about the country,” Tyner said.
Tyner said that after he declined the body scan, a TSA agent told him he could have a pat-down instead. Once the
procedure was described, Tyner said he responded, “If you touch my junk, I’ll have you arrested.”
The ‘Don’t Touch My Junk’ Guy Speaks Out: Passengers Are Treated ‘Like … Next, Tyner made this now-famous reply: “If you touch my junk, I’ll have you arrested.” Instead, Tyner was nearly arrested. He was removed from the airport …
Man ejected from San Diego airport after refusing invasive security check When he is taken aside by an official, who informs him he is going to perform a ‘groin check’, Mr Tyner responds, ‘You touch my junk and I’m going to have …
Would-be flier’s refusal to full-body scan goes viral The passenger, John Tyner, said he told a federal Transportation Security Administration worker, “If you touch my junk, I’m gonna have you arrested. …
Security regulations need refining The video captures him telling the security guard, “You touch my junk, and I’m going to have you arrested.” I’ve deduced that in addition to Tyner being …
Scanners and pat-downs upset airline passengers The passenger, John Tyner, said he told a federal Transportation Security Administration worker, “If you touch my junk, I’m gonna have you arrested. …
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