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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-17-2010, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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Pat down and body scans??

Is anyone going to do any air travel this holiday season? How do you feel about either the pat down or body scan?

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post #2 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-17-2010, 09:43 AM
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You do NOT want the pat down. Pat down is a lie, its a squeeze down that can turn into a strip down, and hasn't happened to me but even a FULL body cavity check. And no, they won't allow you to request a female does it, it has to be same sex, as that somehow makes it less invasive. Just try not to yelp.

The body scan sucks from a privacy standpoint, but the government has people so outright frightened with this constant terrorism fear mongering that there is no way its going away.

I just wish they would have spent some of those trillions in mostly wasted Obamabucks to actually build a high-speed rail system between major cities, but nope.
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I've never flown in an airplane -
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post #4 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-17-2010, 10:29 AM
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As I'll be entering the Land of the "Free" in September, I might encounter this.

I watched a film once where a guy was "searched" by a rather buxom lady. I hope it's like that.

To an extent, I agree with Duckman. It's a good excuse to frighten people even more.
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Because I have an metal hip, I get the full pat down every time I fly. If I got to choose I wouldn't have it. I don't get to choose. It's not that big a deal.
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. And no, they won't allow you to request a female does it, it has to be same sex
This violates my constitutional rights.

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This violates my constitutional rights.
But it is sexual harrassment if it were the other way around.
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I've been on a plane once, on a trip to CA, and that will be the one and only time for me. I'm quite happy with my two feet on the ground, and in my own little corner of the world. I have no desire to travel any further than what we can actually drive.

Personally though, if I was in the situation, I'd opt for the scan.
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But it is sexual harrassment if it were the other way around.
I think the answer is to offer fliers a choice. We should get to pick our searcher. Maybe the TSA could post pics of who will be available at each gate on each shift.

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I think the answer is to offer fliers a choice. We should get to pick our searcher. Maybe the TSA could post pics of who will be available at each gate on each shift.
Maybe more people would choose pat-downs if they did that.
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