Many travelers just wanted to be on their way, as they had their hands full of kids and luggage, but we got many smiles and laughs from people who were glad that we were there informing the public. One pilot who walked past us initially while just wanting to get to his plane, came back outside where we were standing on the curb to grab an opt out bag. Also, there were several employees of the airport who wanted the information and asked questions about the scanners and the whole screening process.
We were not hassled by any of the 'authorities' there (Sky Harbor Operations, Police, etc.)...they just left us alone as long as we did not get in the way or hassle people. Overall, a good experience.
There will be others that will be at the airport thruout the day to pass out more opt out bags, hold signs, and talk to travelers about the dangers of the scanners, their right to opt out of the radiation scans, and to give them information on where they can get dosimeter badges to be worn while traveling so they will know how much radiation they are being exposed to. The big selling point to people was that if they were going to opt out of the scans and be subject to the TSA grope, that we provided them an extra pair of blue gloves they could give to the TSA agents to use for their pat down - we have noticed that the TSA agents are not changing their gloves between gropes and this lends itself to the obvious spreading of who knows what.
This day is being called National Opt-Out
day in response to the the totalitarian edict from the TSA. The latest
measure from the POLICE STATE says that a passenger needs to be
radiated by pornographic scanners OR have their genitalia inspected by
TSA agents in order to fly on an Airplane.
The Travel Safety
Accessories contains 2 blue gloves for the TSA agents to place on their
hands prior to the groping procedure. Normally the TSA agents wear the
same gloves to grope each passenger. The baggie give the passenger the
ability to give the TSA agent a new pair of Blue Gloves to grope them
with so that germs from the testicles of one passenger are not spread to
other passengers thereby decrease the spread of disease.
baggie also contains a copy of the movie "For Liberty" How the Ron Paul
R3volution Watered the Withered Tree of Liberty. Recently Congressman
Ron Paul introduced legislation to stop this most recent attack on civil
liberties by the TSA.
The baggie also includes a Godzilla
Attack Dosimeter with information on how to order a real dosimeter so
that passengers and TSA agent alike can determine the actual radiation
received out of the pornographic body scanners