Privacy group says TSA device sees to...

Privacy group says TSA device sees too much

There are 11 comments on the Daily Breeze story from May 30, 2009, titled Privacy group says TSA device sees too much. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

It's taken years to get online but body scanner devices at Los Angeles International Airport can spot weapons hidden under clothing.

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Dneil

Thompsonville, MI

#2 May 31, 2009
I rather have a 'big digital camera' take a picture of me 'naked' than get on a plane with a terrorist. Also, I rather this than a pat down by someone who might be enjoying (secretly) what they are feeling. Blech!
we avoid flying

Makawao, HI

#3 May 31, 2009
government out of control because the people let it be out of control

we simply don't fly any more

the government has gone nuts

the companies that make this stuff buy the politicians and bureaucrats that approve the stuff

LAX is a zoo with the city of LA pulling in green cash by the piles

with that much green cash floating around, well you know what happens...

God help us if L A Mayor Villaraigosa becomes California's next governor
itzMeMaryL

United States

#4 May 31, 2009
I'D rather have all of the rights and freedom that my ancestors fought in wars for restored to the same level as when I was born than have a "big digital camera" take naked pictures of me to be posted on the internet. But those damn terrorist won after all and we're still afraid to fly (or board the plane).
Since I can't have my first choice, I'd rather get felt up by some poor airport worker because the experience will only last a few minutes and afterwards he or she can tell whoever they want about how it felt for them to feel me. Who cares what they say - because talk is cheap, but a picture is worth a thousand $$$words$$$.
PV friend

Laguna Niguel, CA

#5 May 31, 2009
itzMeMaryL wrote:
I'D rather have all of the rights and freedom that my ancestors fought in wars for restored to the same level as when I was born than have a "big digital camera" take naked pictures of me to be posted on the internet. But those damn terrorist won after all and we're still afraid to fly (or board the plane).
Since I can't have my first choice, I'd rather get felt up by some poor airport worker because the experience will only last a few minutes and afterwards he or she can tell whoever they want about how it felt for them to feel me. Who cares what they say - because talk is cheap, but a picture is worth a thousand $$$words$$$.
I agree with your firt statement, but I would prefer the pics to being "felt up". Nobody is going to want my pics and even if they did, how would you ever know it was me? Celebs can bypass the pics if they're worried and chalk it up to the price of fame.

Since: Feb 09

United States

#6 May 31, 2009
Rights, Rights, Rights

Sorry, I want Safety, Safety Safety..........Come on stop complaining you don't have anything anyone wants to see anyway.
Ummmm

Santa Monica, CA

#7 May 31, 2009
Do any of you really think flying is safer because of the TSA? They steal stuff and they miss stuff. And the rules about little plastic bags, etc are idiotic. This is a real violation of our rights, which lets uneducated people treat anyone who purchases a ticket on a miserable airplane as though they were a criminal.

Read a history book and learn the best way to control people is through fear. You are more likely to die in a car crash than on a plane. Especially on a plane taken over by a terrorist with nail clippers and a tube of sunscreen.

All this new xray machine is about is making money for the xray company, so that the company can give some of it to some politician's campaign.

The real terrorists are the child molesters who have taken our kids freedoms away. But here we are wasting money on this CRAP.
Don Diller

Pasadena, CA

#8 May 31, 2009
In my experience traveling in Asia and the Mid-East other nations, including Israel, seem to do a much better job with less invasive screening that our TSA does.

I can see this machine as being useful for secondary screening for suspicious travelers, but for ordinary citizens it's way out of line.

I suspect that if we could boil this down we'd find that the manufacturer is located in some congressman's district and/or state and has spent a bundle on lobbying in Washington.(It is deployed at the Salt Lake City airport among others.)
Not SoCommon Sense

Norwalk, CA

#11 May 31, 2009
Folks, have you forgotten that this Nation is at WAR and our enemies are on our soil, waiting for an opportunity to strike again? Do you forget about what you have read about terrorists who have been thwarted trying to blow up Airliners mid-flight? Shoe Bombs? Liquid Bombs?

As was already said, I would rather be searched or scanned than ride a jet with a nutjob bent on killing themselves and everyone else for some fanatical purpose. You should be more concerned with the terrorist recruiting on the Internet than TSA posting your image there.
Be Safe

Sherman Oaks, CA

#12 May 31, 2009
This is silly. If we have a technology that sees guns, etc, then let's use it. If you want to be strip searched, fine. If you DON'T want to fly, then DON'T.

There is no RIGHT to FLY.
Whatever

Burbank, CA

#15 May 31, 2009
TSA is just going too far. I don't like the idea of some one feeling me up and getting their thrills, they are not a doctor, just a regular Joe getting a thrill. Another thing about TSA they are not doing their job correctly when it comes to the TWIC. I've never been arrested always had law enforcement jobs, was born a U.S. citizen and they are holding me up with me getting my TWIC to work on the docks. When I call or email them no one has any answers and when I went to the office next to the Queen Mary, the old lady at the front desk was very rude and no one would help me, they just left me sitting there. Very very rude.
Average Jane

Waianae, HI

#16 May 31, 2009
I have nothing to hide so I welcome the inconveniences that ensure my safety. BRING IT ON!

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