Since when were airport security pedophiles? Since when would nobody notice them taking camera footage of just the little girls' and boys' body scans?
Also, I don't care when the doctor sees my pecker and usually neither do the parents. Or are people so paranoid that anyone around a naked child is a potential pedophile?
Most people don't freak at seeing a naked child.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
"Yes, but are you a Protestant atheist or a Catholic atheist?".- Northern Irish joke
I have a 16 year old, I have very little concern about these scanners. It's not like her body image would be identifiable as her. The other thing is...it's just a human body. Why are Americans so freaked out by our own bodies?
Some of you people spend way too much time thinking about "perverted things that people could do."
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When we give people who may not even have a GED, who is part of an agency with a long line of not ony expressing severe incompetence [ask me, and I'll get going on ranting about THAT] but hiring and defending criminals who steal from passengers and plant stuff on passengers as a "joke" - when we give them more rights than trained medical professionals and even more power than that we give REAL COPS - then we have a reason to be worried. I don't know what kind of fantasy world those BLINDLY defending this [as opposed to agreeing with the idea but not the implementation per-se] wholehartedly live in, but it seems like they have not done much research beyond the feel good press and word of the TSA and DHS, not looking into the words of medical experts, opinions from constitutional attorneys, nor looking at the people who manufactured the damned things for facts about it / how it works, before defending these things to death. It genuinely scares me that this lack of research goes on before spouting off opinons on something that could have a major impact not just on privacy but on our own physical health.
Your Star, it is a fact that information leaks. Look at Wikileaks, and you'll see that even information that seemed unlikely to get leaked [source, security related reasoning] can get leaked. It is a matter of time.
[And if anybody HONESTLY believes that these things can't save / store / transmit images, take a class in computer architecture, or even just a simple class on how computers work, to see just how wrong this idea is]
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Nationalism in high dosages may be hazardous to your health. Please consult a psychiatrist before beginning a regular regimen, and if feelings of elitism and douchbaggery continue, discontinue immediately before you become unable to do so on your own.
I'm a frequent flier who racks up around 50k miles a year on Delta. I've flown in and out of most of the large airports around the U.S. I've had ZERO problems with TSA. The TSA reps I've encountered in my travels since 2001 have been, without exception, friendly, helpful, and courteous. I know the TSA screeners in my local airport on a first name basis, I see them several times a month, and the same crew has worked there for years (it's a small airport).
On the other hand, I have seen some passengers be extremely hostile, belligerent and rude---mainly because they, the passengers, can't seem to figure out how to follow simple instructions, such as not packing a bottle of liquid or jell larger than 3.2 ounces. In our local airport, I once watched TSA tackle a guy for packing a large quantity of marijuana in his carry-on bag.
Now, I understand that there are problems with any organization, but these are non-identifying body scans. It's funny how your post is full of the same fear we've seen above from Apdst--without any actual substantiation or evidence.
Let me just explain: your word doesn't count for **** with me. You're anonymous internet guy who has provided nothing but a rant.
Your post reminds me of the reviews I read online about a hotel I stayed at recently. The review stated that the desk staff and other personnel were discourteous and needed customer service training. While we checked into the hotel, I watched a drunken douchebag loudly berate the desk clerk. She told him, in no undertain terms, what his options were.
I'm sure that he then went online and wrote a review of how hostile the hotel staff were. But I've found that if you treat people with courtesy, more often than not, you get the same in return.
Our stay at that hotel, btw, was wonderful--largely because the staff--in all areas of the hotel--were wonderful.
I have a feeling that the same small group of discourteous assholes end up being treated like discourteous assholes, and then run around bitching about it.
My experiences are significantly different from what you appear to be saying. Given the lack of data or evidence associated with your claims, I'll go with my experiences.
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