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TSA scanners – Yay or Nay?

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Despite all the outrage about TSA security measures violating the Fourth Amendment (which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures), airline travel over the Thansgiving weekend went pretty smoothly with 99% of travellers choosing to use the Advanced Imaging Technology machines. Of course, there was the occasional hiccup – the  kid who was strip-searched  (what was the agent thinking??), the guy who opted out and got so thorough a pat-down that he threatened to have the TSA agent arrested if his”junk” was touched.

So should we accept body-scanning as another necessary annoyance during travel? Personally, I’m okay with it (those TSA dudes do have some basic policies in place: for example, the scanning-agent never gets to see the “real” passenger and images are immediately deleted) IF it ensures my safety. But does it really do that, given the apparent innovativeness of the modern terrorist?

What do you think? Yay or nay to these imaging devices?

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