Opt Out

There’s a National Opt Out Day being planned.  I don’t need it.  I already opt out, every time, and will continue to opt out, every time.  Two times and counting.

I don’t need the radiation.  We still don’t know what the long term effects are, and if you believe that the emitted amounts published by the manufacturer are even accurate when they leave the factory, much less after they’ve been in the hands of the TSA for a while and under their maintenance, you are a fool.  Add in that we know that the TSA has been lying about not storing the images, and that this technology would not have even caught the guy who prompted it’s installation (the underwear bomber), then it gets even more silly and dangerous.

So opt out.  For your health, for your privacy, and for your safety.


  1. Jessica Justice says:

    As a cancer survivor who has received radiation treatment, I think that I should not be REQUIRED to be exposed to MORE radiation without my lawyer and my doctors consenting. This is illegal and I don’t think my tampon is any of your business.

  2. Laughingdog says:

    I long ago decided to just opt out of flying entirely. I’ve flown once for work in the last two years, and I haven’t flown for personal trips since the whole “3 oz bottle, 1 qt bag” thing happened before my return trip from San Diego. Granted, it’s not just the TSA. The fact that the seats are no longer even as wide as my shoulder span, and my knees are driven into the seat in front of me if they decide to lean back, makes cross-country trips excruciatingly painful.

  3. Phelps says:

    I did the same thing LD, but I still travel frequently for business by air. I decided, “you know what, they are paying me by the hour — I’ll make my political statements on my own time, and just go along to get along while I’m on the clock.” This is different. I hang my politics up when I’m doing my job, but I don’t agree to gratuitously endanger my health, which is what this is.

  4. jesse says:

    I’m planning on opting-out every time I have to fly in the future, but I’d like to see people who choose to go through the scanners write messages on their body with tinfoil or whatever to spell out things like “fuck the tsa” and such.