What do you think of the airport body scans?

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  1. Al Rogers

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    You are right on Henry,many people have their head in the sand hoping the problem goes away.I was being nice when I said sand.
     
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    I'd rather have more pat downs and scans.

    Sets my mind at ease just a little more while flying.

    The more hoops we make the terrorists jump through, the less likely they are going to get through them all.

    Stop whining, it's the world we live in today.
     
  3. henry2

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    but how far do we go before we have lost all the rights when flying do they have to put into the leg irons and blackboxs on the handcuffs on a child to let them fly on a plane ..right or wrong it going to come to a head one day over something that sparks the wrong type of problem with the way we fly ..
     
  4. SweetPoison

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    Wow. I can't believe you said that, Scott. Can you ever carry on a serious, normal conversation? You don't need to inject jokes all the time, babe!


    Just sayin....
     
  5. SweetPoison

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    It is the babies I take issue with. My friend's 3 week old baby was taken and stripped, searched and swabbed. They tore up the car seat, baby seat, and handed her baby back butt naked, screaming. Then complained as she was not quick enough to dress her, and put all back together they tore up!:mad:

    I would seriously go off on someone that did that to my baby.

    Three weeks old? Total crap.

    However ~ I think yesterday they "apologized" and changed the age guidelines.
     
  6. Al Rogers

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    I dont mind what he said,it only tells you that he would like to be in my place and have those hands all over his body.:D
     
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    If they want every single person to strip down naked and wear only hospital gowns during the flight I'm honestly ok with that.


    I think the body scans are better than strip searches and even more thorough patdowns which would be the alternative. I'd rather have someone staring at me on their computer screen then someone cupping my big boy parts anyways.
     
  8. BBSean

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    No one is forcing anyone to be searched against their will.

    If you would like to use THEIR mode of transportation for YOUR convenience, you'll have to follow THEIR rules in place to keep you safe.

    If you don't like THEIR rules to get on THEIR plane, the solution is simple; find some other mode of transportation. :)
     
  9. DaveSt

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    First of all, it isn't "THEIR" plane unless in the time I wasn't paying attention the TSA bought up all of the airlines.

    Second, not everyone is flying for convenience. I travel a lot for business. Trust me, it would be much more convenient for me to stay home rather than flying to Europe or Asia. I doubt my company would allow me the extra time to take a ship either. The suggestion "Don't like it? Don't fly" is about a useful as "Don't want to die? Don't be born".
     
  10. BBSean

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    Maybe I can simple it up for you a little....

    The planes are privately owned by the airlines.
    You have no "right" to be on one, but you do have the right to purchase a ticket if you CHOOSE to get a ride on their machine.
    To buy the ticket, you pay their price and (read the fine print) follow their rules.
    Should you not agree to follow their rules and regulations, you're not getting on their plane and enjoying that convenient mode of transportation.

    If you don't like flying because of their rules, but your job requires it, you have two options:

    Get a new job that doesn't require flying
    or
    Follow their rules


    Heres a couple more examples:

    The convenience store has a sign that says "no shirt, no shoes, no service.
    So you walk in barefoot with no shirt on.
    Do you have a RIGHT to buy a candy bar?
    The owner has no obligation to sell you anything and can have you removed from the store.
    Don't like it? Go to another store that lets you buy from them.

    You have to go to court tomorrow to fight a speeding ticket.
    There is a metal detector you don't want to walk through...
    You don't want a pat down for weapons...
    Don't like it? You have no RIGHT to go inside...

    Your friend installs a new carpet in his home.
    You go over, he opens the door and tells you to take your shoes off before you come inside.
    You don't want to take your shoes off. He asks you to leave and closes the door.
    Do you have a RIGHT to enter his home or even stay on his property?

    Hope this helps... first of all.
     

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