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A TSA employee views a image in the Resolution Room near the new full body scanner at Port Columbus.
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Wow, what a waste of money. Not only that, but throwing money after a method that infringes on our civil liberties. Bad move Columbus Airport.
Reynoldsburg OH 43068

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I guess I'll have to go somewhere just to see if the "TSA SUCKS!" tattoo on my butt shows up.
George

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May 19, 2010
 
Hey guys , look at the bright side. It may cheaper then having a scan done at Grant/Riverside if they tweak the settings.
Darren

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@DrC:

Actually, I agree with you that it could be seen in some light and in strict interpretations to be an infringment upon civil rights.

However, let's just make sure that you and all other liberally minded individuals understand the VERY reason that these will become the norm at public transportation venues.

It is because EVERYONE, including my 74 year old, mother HAS to be treated as a potential threat instead of the .01% of the world's population that ACTUALLY attempt terriost acts. Because certainly we'd hate, just hate, to single out one particular group that actually does commit the crime.

You may or may not be interested in ending terrorism, I don't know, but the solution is easy, profile those who are most likely to be the problem. If they don't like TOUGH!! Maybe then they feel a little heat and turn in those that they might know thereby eliminating the threat.
George

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As long as its safe, and they offer alternatives to the people who object. There is NO issue with this.
In The Morning

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May 19, 2010
 
The option of "pat down" exists now. Probably in the future it will be required to use the machine. Loss of liberty always starts out with voluntarily actions that become mandatory rules.

The TSA states that the x-ray machines are safe for passengers, but what about TSA employees. Thousands of passengers a day going through these machines can not be good for those standing near them for eight to ten hours a day. I wonder what the future cancer rates will be for TSA security? I hope I am wrong about that one. I wish no ill will on anyone.

Look at how you are required to put your hands up when you step through the machine. Why is this necessary for a machine that is designed to scan through objects? Could not the machine pick up airline contraband even with your hands and arms at your side. The truth is that this is a submission tactic designed to train the masses into further compliance with the State.
George

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Liberties don't mean crap if you are dead from a bomb!
Not a Buckeye

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May 19, 2010
 
George wrote:
Liberties don't mean crap if you are dead from a bomb!
What you all are overlooking, forgetting, or don't know is that none of the freight flying in the hold of the planes is scanned. They only freight scanned is what comes from the post office.

So while you guys criticize or praise what the TSA is doing and the show of safety with passengers, remember you're sitting on uninspected freight in the holds.

Chew on that for a while.
Big Johnson

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May 19, 2010
 
Darren wrote:
However, let's just make sure that you and all other liberally minded individuals understand the VERY reason that these will become the norm at public transportation venues.
It is because EVERYONE, including my 74 year old, mother HAS to be treated as a potential threat instead of the .01% of the world's population that ACTUALLY attempt terriost acts. Because certainly we'd hate, just hate, to single out one particular group that actually does commit the crime.
I know exactly what you mean. If they would just go after the Hutaree types then the rest of us would not be so inconvenienced!
Fry Daddy

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George wrote:
Liberties don't mean crap if you are dead from a bomb!
I couldn't have said it better myself! I'll take my liberties ALIVE.

Can't wait until these folks who are affraid that if they get scanned someone will see on the scan how small their brain is when someone actually starts patting them down.

You don't want scanned - you don't want patted down - stay HOME- I don't want to be on a plane with you.
Common Sense

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After Coleman's stupid move today banning city employees from traveling to Arizona has gotten over 2,000 comments on Topix, just think of it this way: the illegals and the far left are upset that that the illegals will have to supply documents to prove they are legal if they are stopped, while at Port Columbus we are having to go through complete full body scans.
HONESTLY, I'm totally alright with the full-body scan. Anything they can do to help protect us from the sick terrorist murderers is fine by me.
rgj

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Them pervs wanna see my junk, all they have to do is ASK....
Stan

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Since when is the TSA knowledgeable of radiation dosage limits and long term effects? I will opt for the pat-down so as to limit my radiation exposure. Although, perhaps I should reconsider...many of the greatest superheroes were born out of radiation accidents!
MichEllie Light Obama

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Can we get Michelle Obama to walk through it so we finally know the answer to the big question? Did you see her gown from tonight's state dinner? Whoooweee.....it says nothing but "tranny."
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May 19, 2010
 
T.S.A. stands for "Thousands Standing Around"

I wonder what would happen if I just stripped naked at the security checkpoint. Would they still let me get on the plane?
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I went through one in Chicago and have been getting calls from producers wanting me to star in adult films.
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Darren wrote:
@DrC:
Actually, I agree with you that it could be seen in some light and in strict interpretations to be an infringment upon civil rights.
However, let's just make sure that you and all other liberally minded individuals understand the VERY reason that these will become the norm at public transportation venues.
It is because EVERYONE, including my 74 year old, mother HAS to be treated as a potential threat instead of the .01% of the world's population that ACTUALLY attempt terriost acts. Because certainly we'd hate, just hate, to single out one particular group that actually does commit the crime.
You may or may not be interested in ending terrorism, I don't know, but the solution is easy, profile those who are most likely to be the problem. If they don't like TOUGH!! Maybe then they feel a little heat and turn in those that they might know thereby eliminating the threat.
So then what about Timothy McVeigh?
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X-ray scatter technology... Cancer anyone?
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The local "news" last night was completely deceptive in the faked-up pictures they showed. I've seen the real pix and they're much more explicit than the ones on local TV last evening.
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I will be taking my future business away from your city.

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