Body Scanner Alternatives

Body Scanner Alternatives

Air travelers worldwide are protesting the use of full body scanners in airports, and they like TSA’s full-body pat-downs even less. Eternal vigilance is the price we pay in the battle against deadly exploding undergarments, and this public resistance doesn’t leave many alternatives. One of our readers suggested underwear check-in and compulsory use of security-compliant kilts by air travellers. We assume the airlines will charge extra for that.


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2 Responses to “Body Scanner Alternatives”

  1. Mike Licht Says:

    “Boffins design ‘modest’ naked airport scan,” Tom McGhie,

    “Underwear for the ‘don’t touch my junk’ set,” Joel Siegfried, The Examiner.

  2. tdl1501 Says:

    M, I’m a 52 year-old married woman, who got naked scanned, had my breasts groped in public and then had my palms swabbed for bomb residue. Happy Thanksgiving to the TSA too! I did not protest or “opt out” the day before Thanksgiving because I wanted to go to Nanny’s for turkey dinner. Why are we always ten steps behind the terrorists that have made their mark with 9/11 and getting everything the government wanted in terms of violating the Constitution?

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