Adidas Isolation 2 Basketball Shoes
"The TSA now talks about re evaluating everything," said James Babb, an organizer for one of the protest groups, We Won't Fly. "That is a tremendous victory for a grass roots movement."
the X ray scans that can see through people's clothing and the new pat downs that include the crotch and chest have been the target of a backlash among politicians, bloggers and others. The security screenings have been lampooned on "Saturday Night Live" and mocked on T shirts, bumper stickers and underwear emblazoned "Don't Touch My Junk," from a line uttered by a defiant traveler in San Diego.
airport on the way to a vacation in California. He was sent through a body scanner after a golf ball marker set off the metal detector.
CHICAGO, Illinois The big Opt Out looked like a big bust Wednesday as most of the Thanksgiving travelers selected for full body scans and pat down searches chose to submit to them rather than create havoc on one of the busiest flying days of the year.
Not all air travelers are selected for full body scans the majority required only to walk through more common metal detectors. Passengers picked for body can opt for a pat down instead. But once they have been randomly selected for the enhanced searches, they can't out of both the scan and the pat down.
Protest organizers some of whom had no plans themselves to fly on Wednesday were not prepared to declare the event a flop, saying the publicity alone cranked up pressure on the White House and the TSA to review their security measures.
View full sizeA passenger at Palm Beach International Airport is patted down by a TSA worker at Concourse C, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/The Palm Beach Post, Lannis Waters)
At Denver Adidas All Stars Colours
The Transportation Security Administration said few people seemed to be opting out. Some protesters did show up, including one man seen walking around the Salt Lake City airport in a skimpy, Speedo style bathing suit, and others carrying signs denouncing the TSA's screening methods as unnecessarily intrusive and embarrassing. airports than in previous years on Adidas Isolation 2 Basketball Shoes the day before Thanksgiving.
"I would go so far as to say that National Opt Out Day was a big bust," said Genevieve Shaw Brown, a spokeswoman for the travel company Travelocity, which had staff at 12 of the nation's largest airports watching for problems.
International Airport, Chris Maj, a 31 year old computer programmer, carried a sign that read, "END THE TSA ASK ME HOW." He and three others handed out pocket size copies of the Constitution.
"Just because you buy a plane ticket doesn't mean you have to subject yourself to awful security measures. It's not a waiver of your rights," said Stone, 44. "The TSA is security theater. They're not protecting us."
His wife, Marti Hancock, 58, said that ever since she was in the air on Sept. 11, 2001, and feared there was a bomb on her plane, she has been fully supportive of stringent security: "If that's what you have to do to keep us safe, that's what you have to do."
For days, activists had waged a loosely organized campaign on the Internet to encourage airline passengers to refuse full body scans and insist on a pat down in what was dubbed National Opt Out Day. But as of Wednesday afternoon, the cascading delays and monumental lines that many feared would result had not materialized.
24, 2010. Holiday travelers dismayed by airport body scans planned protests at bustling airports Wednesday, while the head of the nation's transport security agency urged passengers to comply with searches to reduce the possibility of delays on one of the busiest travel days of the year. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
"It was a day at the beach, a box of chocolates," said Greg Hancock, 61, who breezed through security at the Phoenix Adidas All Star Colorate
Airport protest never takes off
At the Phoenix airport Wednesday, husband and wife protesters Patricia Stone and John Richards held signs decrying "porno scans" and drew sidelong glances from some passengers but words of support from others, who told them, "Thank you for being here."
For days, Climacool Adidas Shoes Price
Adidas Isolation 2 Basketball Shoes
Nike Air Max Thea Toronto