Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Nov 2010 22:34 UTC
In the News As none other I know how problematic it is to discuss matters related to politics on the web. However, every now and then, there's no way around it, and this is one of those moments. There's this thing going on at airports in the US, and while many will see it as a separate issue, the body scanner issue, and the sad stories it has spawned, are symptoms of a far larger problem that is a direct threat to everything we've fought for during and since the Enlightenment.
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RE: we've lost without a whimper
by WorknMan on Tue 16th Nov 2010 23:14 UTC in reply to "we've lost without a whimper"
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So you're being intruded and inconveniences for no practical increase in security.

So are you guys saying that the scanners don't do anything to improve security? And if not, other than the pat downs, are there any decent alternatives?

If the answer is no, and there are no alternatives to improve security at airports, then I guess people are free to carry guns and bombs on planes if these security measures aren't doing a thing to prevent it, right?

Edited 2010-11-16 23:15 UTC

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