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    I think this is really wrong but can you still opt for the old fashioned search?.

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    (Original post by Ham22)
    i think full body scans are a good thing.
    how so
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    I used to like flying. Now it's nothing but a hassle, and only set to get worse.
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    (Original post by Ham22)
    i think full body scans are a good thing.
    Umm not really - obviously I'd support anything to prevent acts of terrorism, smuggling or otherwise but these seem like a fail to me.

    Whatever, I hope it proves me wrong when they catch a terrorist with this. Though, knowing them [the baddies], they will adapt to this and think of new ways.

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    Anyone who refuses should get a full intimate physical search, then get thrown out of the airport.
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    I want to stick things to my body and see if they pick up on it! Test how good these scanners and staff are.

    I've been through airports loads of time and forgotten about having deodorant cans or scissors in my bag not once was it ever picked up on.

    Also my friend has been through the airport countless times to the States whilst wearing these:
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    You could easily use that a weapon, not banned though :/
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    (Original post by hypocriticaljap)
    Anyone who refuses should get a full intimate physical search, then get thrown out of the airport.
    I think you should be able to opt for a physical search instead of that if you want to
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    Im all for them, I dont really belive they invade any rights, or have any negative reprocussions.

    And would much prefer it to being fondled by a security guard.
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    There's nothing I like more than for some geezer, preferably an old geezer, to feel me up.

    It's the highlight of my flight.
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    They should be compulsory it does not violate your human rights unless people behind the scanners like ghost porn
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    (Original post by fire2burn)
    You could easily use that a weapon, not banned though :/
    What, hit people in the head with a shoe? Surely if you want a weapon like that you can just buy a glass bottle from the duty free and use that to hit people? Or stab them in the eye with the plastic fork they give you with the meal, even that might be more effective...

    I remember back in the good old days - they sold swiss army knives at airports. :cool:
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    They're completely useless. All it takes is to smuggle a bit of explosive ingredient up your arse and you're sorted.
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    I'd be a little annoyed if I was selected but I'd never have something to hide so I'd just do it. As long as some guy isn't sticking his hand up my fine behind, I wouldn't have a massive problem with it personally.
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    That's ridiculous.
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    I really wouldnt have any problem with having a full body scan. I dont see the issue if it might help combat terrorism. MIGHT being the operative word.
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    What if you're a never-nude?

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    If only selected people are scanned, what's the point? Though I get its only in trial stages ATM.
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    Agreed.

    Think of the motive behind the searches, they are trying to search everyone for the safety of others, why would you object?
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    In theory I have no problem though I don't know how they would decide who to search, it would have to be random searches for the sake of fairness. I'm also not sure how effective it is, there's plenty of evidence to suggest they don't work that well.
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    (Original post by HJV)
    What, hit people in the head with a shoe? Surely if you want a weapon like that you can just buy a glass bottle from the duty free and use that to hit people? Or stab them in the eye with the plastic fork they give you with the meal, even that might be more effective...

    I remember back in the good old days - they sold swiss army knives at airports. :cool:
    Well the spikes on it aren't plastic, they're steel.

    My point is you cant take tiny tweezers yet great big heavy boots covered in metal panels and spikes are fine. It just seems stupid to ban tweezers and nail scissor when you could just use those shoes and make more of an impact so to speak. It's like they haven't the faintest clue on what to ban, so they just ban convenience items to inconvenience average passengers.
 
 
 
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