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It's little different than the "concerns" raised regarding irradiated food. When you add the word "radiation" to anything, people get scared.
but you use trains to get as close as is efficient......
Also, the people who do not like being seen naked, get over it. I would rather be instantly naked on front of people than have to deal with the shoe shenanigans.
Just cross-dress and go for the groping.
Yes! If the backscatter replaced all of the other BS I have to go through, I'm 100% for it. ThinkTotal Recall.
Israel's got it right in this regard. Look people in the eye, figure out of they're dangerous, scan their bags, and have armed guards hidden on every plane.
i.e.: Almost every Israeli.
TSA agents are nothing more than barely trained unskilled workers which follow manuals and procedures.
Also, the people who do not like being seen naked, get over it. I would rather be instantly naked on front of people than have to deal with the shoe shenanigans.It's more than a little ridiculous to worry about shame due to "nudity" wheneveryoneis going to be equally "nude." This would be true even if it were actual nudity and not silly scanner "nudity."
Rym, you stated that you really hope high speed rail comes to the northeast (or something similar enough), so that you wouldn't have to fly. Why do you think that similar security procedures will not be implemented at train stations? Also no train will ever, in our lifetime, go fast enough to make a long distance train ride seem reasonable when compared to a flight with a major carrier. Besides, we already have trains no one can afford to ride, and Amtrak already sucks at running them. Why should we give them more, or who should we give them to instead? And yes, I do believe "give" is the correct word for it, as any new rail system would require unprecedented usage of eminent domain. There is currently a media slant towards "high speed rail," but after all is said and done, our rails, even brand new ones, will be used for freight. The major freight companies spend a lot to maintain that slant.I agree that "opt-out" is a worthwhile protest, but don't fall for the high speed rail lie.
So, we spend the money to train highly skilled professionals. Or we offer the jobs with good salary and benefits to all of our homecoming injured veterans. Or, use the National Guard.
[An analyst] estimated El Al's security bill at $100 million a year, which amounts to $76.92 per trip by its 1.3 million passengers. Half is paid by the Israeli government.By contrast, the TSA spent $4.58 billion on aviation security, or just $6.21 per trip by 737 million passengers, in fiscal 2005.
It's just not feasible. Economy of scale rears it's ugly head.
I would pay for the privilege of flying on unsecured flights.
Also, the people who do not like being seen naked, get over it. I would rather be instantly naked on front of people than have to deal with the shoe shenanigans.Yes! If the backscatter replaced all of the other BS I have to go through, I'm 100% for it. ThinkTotal Recall.
@pokey: Stop believing every thing Adam Curry tells you.
Sure it is within medical dosage, but do you think that frequent X-Rays are good for you? It is ionizing radiation, and no matter how you look at it, it is harmful.
Agreed. Adam Curry is good at three things - Media, Self promotion, and Being an absolutely clueless, terrified, crazy fucker
Mostly because I am an advocate of listening to all sides before deciding things.
Mostly because I am an advocate of listening to all sides before deciding things.It is good to listen to all "sides". But crackpot is not a side.