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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The terrorists have won!
by aaronb on Wed 17th Nov 2010 18:11 UTC
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When governments implement and enforce a system where people have the option of be groped or fined because they do not want to have naked pictures of them saved its clear that the terrorists have won.

Its a mystery (to me) why people cannot view things like this in a dispassionate and logical manor and actually implement better security.

The current measure of security in airports seems to be the more the system violates and / or irritates people the more secure it is.

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