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Worse than the pornoscan

2010-10-29 19:14:18.003523+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Jeffrey Goldberg in The Atlantic: For the First Time, the TSA Meets Resistance, talking about how the TSA plans to make the alternative to the back-scatter body imaging devices pornoscanners so odious that we'll be lining up to step through them.

With a hat tip to MeFite adipocere:

... I will use pornoscan at my next flight, but in return, can we refer to pat-down agents as "flightfondlers?"

"Yeah, let's skip the pornoscan and go straight to the flightfondlers, please. I was not as lucky as I hoped last night."

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2010-10-29 22:33:38.534402+00 by: meuon

I allow extra time anyway. I'm more opposed to the money spent on pornoscanners than the multitudes of TSA staff.. so grope me. Heck. I'll strip naked in public, that's not my issue. Depending on what device and technology is being used, I'm also not so sure it's a great idea for health reasons.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-10-30 07:03:04.992793+00 by: mvandewettering

I've flown on three flights from airports where they are now standard. Two resulted in an extra pat down, once because I left a dime in my pocket, the other for reasons which were unknown. I particularly like the undignified "hands over your head" pose. Great to be treated like a criminal for the privilege of being wedged into a seat for two hours with crying babies and that suspicious looking old lady whose coughing and probably has SARS.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-10-31 18:57:32.351988+00 by: petronius

Here's an interesting situation: people taking radioiodine as a treatment for thyroid cancer can now go home imediately after their dosage. One lady did so after treatment in NYC and set off radiation detectors in the Holland Tunnel.