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New pat-down rules in airports?

Don't touch my junk! 46% 154 votes
Save us and search everywhere! 18% 63 votes
Bring on the x-rays! 17% 57 votes
I quit flying years ago. 17% 59 votes
333 total votes

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Sorry, but I still don't feel any safer Post-9/11.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
November 17, 2010 at 3:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

one person's junk is another person's treasure...

it had to be said.

wondering (anonymous profile)
November 17, 2010 at 9:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)

According to apologists for these rules, the government is trying to strike a balance between privacy and security. In fact, it's clear that "balance" means completely surrendering the former to the imagined demands of the latter. Terrorists might be able to take American lives, but the only way they can undermine American values is to get fearful Americans to do that for them. That achievement began the day after 9/11 and continues to this day.

pk (anonymous profile)
November 21, 2010 at 11:32 p.m. (Suggest removal)

What does Israel do to prevent hijacking? It's seems they don't have a problem with the Bad Guys taking over their planes.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
November 22, 2010 at 4:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

According to the polls less than 20% of Americans have a problem with this - yet it's all over the news. Once the again the those who yell the loudest get the attention.

Num1UofAn (anonymous profile)
November 22, 2010 at 12:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Yup, if the majority doesn't mind surrendering their rights and liberty based on the perpetual fear-mongering of politicians and bureaucrats, the rest of us should just go quietly along.

pk (anonymous profile)
November 22, 2010 at 1:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Someone famous once said those that would give up their freedom for safety deserve neither.
If we let the terrorists control how we travel and temble in fear do we still deserve to be call Americans ? Our Forefathers would of never let the Brits or the Nazis control us to this degree.Maybe the Tea Party should get together and throw all the scanners into the Bay ...around with Beck,Hannity and Rush.

SmileySam (anonymous profile)
November 24, 2010 at 10:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Big deal. Go through the scanner, and nobody touches you.

Does it occur to anybody that the root of all this trouble is somebody being denied their human dignity by somebody else? They say "follow the money" - I say follow the denial.

Every person denied their basic human dignity is a source of potential outrage. When we stop supporting abusive governments, and stop sending our troops on military adventures, the need for the body scanners and the fear will go away.

rambler (anonymous profile)
November 24, 2010 at 2:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It actually feels good when they pat me down. Like a mini massage. Am I weird? We americans are too phobic about being touched. Or obviously being seen "naked" by the scanners. We see more cleavage around town than I'd like to see too. Not to mention the obesity epidemic that grosses me out. What a world we live in!

speedyennui (anonymous profile)
November 24, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Don't fondle my flippers.

sixdolphins (anonymous profile)
November 26, 2010 at 8:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Do these pat-downs apply to traveling nudists?

Also: is "junk" the new euphemism for "private parts" which itself is a euphemism?

billclausen (anonymous profile)
November 27, 2010 at 4:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I agree with Rambler bring our troops home and no more wars and we shall not have to worry any more. Time public for another revolution and get rid of all our government that thinks war is the answer, we do not have any need right now to be overseas we should have all our troops home. I voted Obama in because mistakenly I thought he would be different but he has not helped the situation by increasing the troops in Afghan we are not helping them we are killing them

limeysue (anonymous profile)
November 28, 2010 at 4:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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