Should we stop the installation of the new scanners?

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  1. Baruch Menachem
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    This is the third thread on this, but this is from a different side.

    We were told that the scanners wouldn't/couldn't be used to check areas that shouldn't be checked, and that the personnel manning them would behave in an adult manner.


    During the installation testing of the scanners in Florida,one of the TSA scanners had some facts about his manhood revealed that caused him to be subjected to a great deal of humor from his co workers. So much so that he responded by attacking one of his tormentors with a metal rod.

    To me, this is proof that what we were told about the scanners is false. The TSA people are not adult enough to use them properly, and that there is too much humiliation involved for the folks who are run through them.


    The crotch bomber was on do not fly lists, on the basis of regular police work done correctly should have been stopped before he even got on the plane in Lagos. Scanners would not have done much more than add one more level of failure.

    Do those who supported the scanners have second thoughts yet?
     
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    why would they have second thoughts? they love big government and anything they throw at them in the name of "security". fucking pussies is what they are, neocons & liberals suck the same big government dick, just for different reasons
     
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    I am opposed to them being used routinely. I would much rather do some sensible profiling focusing on the most likely suspects for terrorist intentions. Those that are behaving suspciously or who are dressed suspiciously should be given the option of a thorough search or walking through a scanner.

    There should be the heaviest penalties for any personnel caught misusing the scanning equipment in any way.

    Already the UK is looking at problems developing.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/jan/04/new-scanners-child-porn-laws
     
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    I'd say your response was a complete waste of same.
     
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    tsa scanner operator looks like a viable career for ex-catholic priests
     
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    Didn't support them, still don't. We keep trying to substitute gadgets and gizmos for thought and intelligence.
     
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    You would count on the No-Fly list to screen out all potential terrorists?

    It is easy to find out who is on the No Fly list and who isn't. The scanners will catch things that metal detectors don't. If screeners act unprofessional....Fire Them
     
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    Actually I haven't minded increased airport security, despite the sometimes inconvenience, because it is comforting knowing that I am unlikely to be sharing an airplane with a terrorist or terrorists. The scanners do add another layer of security to the whole, and I appreciate what you are saying.

    And maybe we have arrived at the point where an electronic strip search is necessary, but even there, it isn't fail safe. A terrorist intent on blowing himself up along with the airplane is probably crazy enough to learn to hide the explosives in body cavities where the scanners can't see.

    It's easy to say fire the unethical or unprofessional scanner AFTER your naked body has been plastered all over the internet and you have been thoroughly embarrassed. There must be a better way.
     
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    Until such time as we ADMIT who the LIKELY threats are and screen those groups more actively I am ALL for every and any technical gadget that can caught terrorists and criminals. And even when we do if ever start profiling our likely threats those technical items are a boon to security.

    Ohh by the way? Post a link to your original claim please.
     
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    Not just that, whatever gets me through those damn lines quicker is fine by me.
     

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