Thursday, January 27, 2011

You’re More Likely to Drown in a Toilet than Die by Terrorist.

And you are FAR more likely to die of a heart attack, cancer, or lack of health insurance than you are to be killed by a terrorist.

So, no, the TSA's program, put into place last November,  to molest America is not about security or safety at all. It is about the acquisition of power by the economic and political elite at the expense of our rights. Some even say this could be desensitization for what's to come.

And if you think the harassment is going to stop, think again. History has shown us that once the governing forces get a taste of power, it only fuels their appetite for more power until they have absolute power.

The following ratios were compiled using data from 2004 National Safety Council Estimates, a report based on data from The National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau. In addition, 2003 mortality data from the Center for Disease Control was used.
You are 17,600 times more likely to die from heart disease than from a terrorist attack.

You are 12,571 times more likely to die from cancer than from a terrorist attack

You are 11,000 times more likely to die in an airplane accident than from a terrorist plot involving an airplane

You are 1048 times more likely to die from a car accident than from a terrorist attack

You are 404 times more likely to die in a fall than from a terrorist attack

You are 87 times more likely to drown than die in a terrorist attack

You are 13 times more likely to die in a railway accident than from a terrorist attack

You are 12 times more likely to die from accidental suffocation in bed than from a terrorist attack

You are 9 times more likely to choke to death on your own vomit than die in a terrorist attack

You are 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist

You are 8 times more likely to die from accidental electrocution than from a terrorist attack

You are 6 times more likely to die from hot weather than from a terrorist attack
Courageously, former Gov. Jesse Ventura is filing a lawsuit against the TSA and Homeland Security for "warrantless and suspicionless" scans and body searches.
Jesse Ventura filed the lawsuit Monday in a Minnesota federal court against the Department of Homeland Security and the TSA, claiming that his right to not be subject to unwarranted searches and seizures is consistently violated when he flies. The lawsuit claims that he is often stopped for “pat downs” because of a hip-replacement surgery that left a titanium implant in his side.

No Threat

In his complaint, obtained by The Associated Press, Ventura argues that the TSA and Dept. of Homeland Security “have no factual basis to support any reasonable suspicion that Governor Ventura poses any threat to airline safety, nor does he in fact pose any such threat.”
Unwarranted Searches

The argument set forth by the lawsuit is that the required searches are “unwarranted and unreasonable intrusions on Governor Ventura’s personal privacy and dignity," and are a justifiable cause for him to be concerned, specifically that he was subjected to “warrantless rubbing of the genitals” when a TSA agent conducted the pat-down. As a consequence of a 2008 hip replacement surgery, Ventura lives with a titanium plate that sets off the alarm in an airport screening magnetometer, requiring him to submit to a secondary search. He notes that prior to November, officials had always used a non-invasive hand-held wand, but during the November incident he wasn’t given that option.
How Does The US Compare Internationally

“The TSA has told us in the past that they were not able to gain the required visibility of other countries’ programs to see if they were commensurate with the U.S. screening procedures. This is the biggest challenge,” said Brandon Fried, executive director of the Airforwarders Association, which represents the $17 billion air cargo industry.

Washington Doesn’t Care

Too bad nobody in Washington cares. It’s easier to buckle under and live with the expensive waste of money rather than stand up for privacy. And before the GOP starts with their “privatize it” nonsense again, the private companies are following TSA procedures so the same would apply to them. Following the Tuscon shootings we heard one member of Congress talk about putting a shield around Congress for safety so brace yourself for more ridiculous ideas.

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