Full-body scanners to be installed at all LAX terminals

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Airline passengers pulled aside for a secondary security screening at Los Angeles International Airport may feel a little more exposed this summer.
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Cali

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Awesome!!!!! Gonna get me a job with TSA, I'll see more wood than a lunberjack!!!! Me loves America ..........
VicB3

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This TSA nonsense has gone too far. Good God, have they no sense of decency?

Just say "no." And if they save you have to go through it, that you have no choice even though you do, just turn around and walk out of the terminal.

Refuse to fly at that point. Get to your destination by alternative means - drive, train, whatever. Consider even getting your own plane. But regardless, just say "no" to this abomination.

And spare me the platitudes about anything and everything for the sake of "safety" or "fighting terrorism" or any other such nonsense. It's just about making you fearful and compliant. Consider that Las Vegas casinos are among the safest and most secure places on the planet; do they make you go through a body scanner when you walk through the door? And which place is "safer" in your opinion?

To repeat, this is beyond the pale; enough is enough.

Just a thought.

VicB3
lulu

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I had to think long and hard on this one. Do I want to be blown by a terrorist? Do I want the body scanner? Wow, tough decision, but the body scanner wins! And even more so when it is one of my children flying.
TMAX

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Let the ionizing radiation begin..
TED

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lulu wrote:
I had to think long and hard on this one. Do I want to be blown by a terrorist? Do I want the body scanner? Wow, tough decision, but the body scanner wins! And even more so when it is one of my children flying.
Blown by a terrorist .... Huh .. What ...
Raffi

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The biggest threat to our national security is our foreign policy - which goes completely against our national interests.

These expensive, invasive machines are ridiculous. It's a strip search, pure and simple, for no good reason. If they can look at us naked, then they may as well have us all walk onto the flights naked, and save millions of dollars.
Big Brother

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It really doesn't help that the name sounds like Rape-Eye-Scan
AmericanMade

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These machines will be in the scrap metal yard next year. Your tax dollars at work.
The passengers have the "option" of subjecting themselves to this violation. I say no and either get a pat down or allowed to walk through. Ugh!
HMMM

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I think I would rather have the scanner than a hands on me body search.
JohnHolmes

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Watch the mouths drop open when they have me body scanned. Flight delays for hours!
Allen

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These scanners are an unnecessary invasion of privacy and a waste of money. I will choose to decline going through them.

Since: May 10

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This is great for the Torrance company, but lousy for our rights and it will of course cause longer lines since everybody will elect to be patted down by hand instead of go through this contraption.

Personally, I won't fly anywhere that I can drive to in less than an a day since I just can't stand the violation of rights that goes on at airports. Airlines don't seem to be a loud voice against any of this, if more people boycott the airports maybe it will cut into their bottom line enough to motivate them to work against these encroachments.
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You don't have to go through the body scanner. You also don't even have to take off your shoes if you choose.

However, you will then be subject to a full-blown physical search by a TSA agent.

So take your pick, folks...
Erik

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BeeVee wrote:
You don't have to go through the body scanner. You also don't even have to take off your shoes if you choose.
However, you will then be subject to a full-blown physical search by a TSA agent.
So take your pick, folks...
I'd rather have a TSA agent feel me up than have them take and picture of my genitals.

Touch can't be stored or traded on the internet.
Greedy oncologist

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I hope no one gets cancer from these things...
westside steve

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Looking at the link "Erik" posted of the image, I say "ehhhh?", no big deal. I more feel sorry for the TSA people that have too look at the average lumpy passenger, hundreds a shift. More of a turn-off than a turn-on to my opinion.

Its like an anatomy chart, not something pornographic. In the end, just an outline of a nude figure: of no more harm to adults or children than Michalangelo's David or a buxom Titian painting. Grow up people!
Beth

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Yikes. One more reason for me not to fly.
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Only sheeple will subject themselves to this visually invasive device. Poor pitiful Amerika... look what it has become.
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You people are silly.

Even shower at a gym? High school or college locker room?

What's the big deal?
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Guess I can't travel with my gerbils anymore .... or don't they do cavity searches ...............

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