Archive for October 24th, 2010

79% of NY Daily News readers disapprove of body scanners

October 24, 2010

Why do polls show overwhelming distaste for the body scanners when the people in line at the airport do not?

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Expert: The Naked Body Scanner May Not Even Catch an Underwear Bomber

October 24, 2010

In the L.A. Magazine interview, he casually mentions that it is not clear that Abdulmutallab would have been detected, by the Naked Body Scanner, when he was carrying the explosives in his underwear.

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I’m fed up with the TSA

October 24, 2010

The body scanner would not have discovered the explosives hidden by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and yet Americans continue to be told that the TSA is making travelers safe. I am of the opinion that the security measures at airports have largely been successful only at irritating passengers and making air-travel more unpleasant than, well, just about anything else I can think of.

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Travel tales: Another KC airport nightmare

October 24, 2010

A reporter’s account of poor coordination at a body scanner checkpoint in Kansas City

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Taking the leap through a full body scanner

October 24, 2010

Reporter’s description of going through the body scanner

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