1. “as an American” she’s upset. She should be. As a non-American I have avoided traveling in the states.

    What boggles my mind is that TSA security could actually be useful and appreciated. Hire doctors and trained medical staff, install MRI and CAT scan machines, put the passengers through a full-body CT scan – have the invasion of privacy be a side effect of a medical check-up that could actually save lives. Think of all the true malignancies that could be detected were the machines (and even pat downs) done by medical professionals trained to detect cancerous growths.

    This is perfect because full-body CT scans are rarely covered by insurance – you could suddenly turn all the fear based spending into practical medical benefits to the citizenry. People would get health care, and the airlines would be safe.

    1. So people shouldn’t protest getting fondled by strangers, because someone claims the enemy wants us to protest, and we have to beat the enemy?

      That. Is. Stupid. I can’t even tell if you’re serious.

    2. I think most Americans don’t like strangers touching them (or their children) without permission, regardless of political affiliation.

      1. By joining the queue to go through security, you are giving tacit consent to a pat-down search. Personally, I don’t like being blown out of the air.

    1. That sounds an awful lot like something a terrorist would ask. Oh wow, what are the odds? It seems you’ve been randomly selected to undergo extra screening on every flight from now on. Anyone else have any questions about our effectiveness?

    2. A more pertinent question is: How many airline passengers are alive only because the TSA do such a fine job of patting people down?

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