Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Morning Newsdome: National Opt-Out Day, a new American tradition to ruin your upcoming air travel

Posted By on Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 11:05 AM

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>> Happy National Opt-Out Day everyone! That's the day before Thanksgiving when travelers can say "no" to TSA airport scanners (and thus say "yes" to body cavity pat-downs). But the joyous tradition doesn't end there, Brian Sodergren, the boycott's organizer, explains: "Families should sit around the dinner table, eating turkey, talking about their experience — what constitutes an unreasonable search, how forceful of a pat down will we allow on certain areas of our body, and that of our children, and how much privacy are we will to give up for flying?" And a new American tradition is born. (CNN)

>> A regular kid was minding his own business on a Southwest Airlines flight from Burbank to Phoenix, probably thinking about the social implications of Opt-Out Day, when he found a loaded gun magazine in the seat pocket in front of him! TSA officials believe the gun was left by a law enforcement officer on the previous flight. This officer deserves a deep, deep pat-down by Steven Slater. (CNN)

>> South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said "enormous retaliation" is needed against North Korea after they fired 200 rounds of artillery shells at the country yesterday, though President Obama is pushing for "restraint be exercised on all sides." Meanwhile, Kim Jong-Il toured a soy sauce factory yesterday. That man is cunning. (CNN, AOL News)

>> Ireland decided this weekend to accept the European Union bailout, but now investors are selling off stock and bonds in Portugal and Spain which may be next in line for a bailout. The fate of the euro is in trouble. Go America! (the Wall Street Journal)

>> And finally: The Federal Reserve projected that the high unemployment rate, currently at 9.6 percent, isn't going anywhere despite corporate profits soaring. They predict that a full year from now, it will only be down to 9 percent, and by the end of 2012, it will be 8 percent. So this Thanksgiving, be thankful for the job you've got, and if you're unemployed, well, um, you know. (the Washington Post)

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