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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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?

Actually, the most recent bomb scare (and subsequent boost in security practices) was in cargo shipments - which often times fly on passenger jets.

Cargo shipments do not get the same scanner treatment, and scanners do nothing more to prevent cargo bombs. They only create a perception of higher security.

You also rarely hear about the cargo planes that get blown up.

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