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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opting out
by mkools on Wed 17th Nov 2010 09:54 UTC
mkools
Member since:
2005-10-11

I just returned from the States yesterday. On the way to it I had to go through the body scanner as well but I didn't know it was a body scanner until I was in it, they didn't notify me nor didn't ask my permission which pissed me of kind a because I heard the other day it could be bad for your health.

So on the way back home I had to go through it again but I refused, only now they frisked me extensively for a couple of minutes so I don't know what's a better option.

Solution? Just all opt-out for it, it will create such massive waiting lines that they have to remove it.

What I don't understand as well is that they let some people just go through the metal detector while others need to use the body scanner.

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RE: opting out
by l3v1 on Thu 18th Nov 2010 14:46 in reply to "opting out"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

I just returned from the States yesterday. On the way to it I had to go through the body scanner


Which airport was it? Does anyone know of some site that has an up to date list on which airport&terminals use them? I'm going to the US next week, and I'm curious. Last time I went (~3 months ago) I didn't encounter it at LAX or MCO.

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