At 01:15 AM 9/12/01 -0700, Joe Dees wrote:
>And something else I forgot; the only reasons I can think of for people to
>fear low-power x-ray searches are if they are embarrased at the dimunitive
>size or odd configuration of some of their body parts, or if they are
>muling some treasured contrababd, for themselves or others. Well, LIVES
>are at stake here; if'nyer ashamed at the size of yer pep-pee- or ta-ta's,
>then employ the extropian alternative of augmentation, and ifnyer problem
>is related to contraband transportation, then use your big brains to
>figure out alternative modes of transport, while working to change the
>laws. The lives of innocent citizens are too heinous a price to pay to
>salve your egos or facilitate your substance use preference legality
Subjecting innocent people to ANY dose of ionizing radiation, or ANY
radiation that has not been "proven safe" in a quest for total security is
<Sarcasm mode on:
There are other ways of checking for contraband. Making the passengers
board the plane in hospital gowns and straitjackets would be one. No
passenger thus treated could possibly hijack a plane, or utilize anything
hidden in a body cavity to do so. Best of all, it's a cheap solution - no
high tech needed.
All the security piled on the airports in the last thirty years have not
deterred the terrorists. There will always be an end run possible with any
security measure. Making life even more stressful for everyday citizens is
not good policy. This is one of the terrorists' big goals - turn America
into a big locked down prison.
The road to the police state is paved with "common sense" intrusions on
citizen's rights, in the search for "safety".
"Those who would sacrifice freedom for security deserve neither." Seems
like that's just what we got yesterday.
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