We Won’t Fly


We are opposed to the full-body backscatter x-ray airport scanners on grounds of health and privacy. We do not consent to strip searches, virtual or otherwise. We do not wish to be guinea pigs for new, and possibly dangerous, technology. We are not criminals. We are your customers. We will not beg the government anymore. We will simply stop flying until the porno-scanners are history.

We will not be abused simply for the privilege of purchasing your services. We demand the airlines make their maximum lobbying effort in support of our, your customers’, rights and liberties. We are eager to fly again, but only when this invasive threat has been contained.

This scanner technology has now spilled out of the airports and into the streets. Mobile scan machines may be taking x-rays of you on the way to work or while you drive out of town on vacation. Your kids may be getting x-rayed on the bus. Soon, dangerous backscatter x-ray technology may be everywhere. Resist! Not just passively, but actively with your voice, your vote, your feet and your dollars. Our future, and that of our children, is at stake.

Question of the Day

What city (or town, or village) are you in right now?

Cambridge, MA.


Thanks to Lucy for creating a distribution map of Cynics.

Update 2:

Big thanks again to Lucy has updated the map once again which you can embiggen by clicking here.

And I’m posting this to the top for today’s QOD because:
(a) I’m a bit busy with some work projects
(b) I get 10,000 hits a day and only 148 people have answered. What’s up with that?