FINALLY — A great alternative to body scanners at airports . . .
The Israelis are developing an airport security device that eliminates the privacy concerns that come with full-body scanners at the airports.
It’s a booth you can step into that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on you. They see this as a win-win for everyone, with none of this crap about racial profiling. It also would eliminate the costs of a long and expensive trial. Justice would be swift. Case closed!
You're in the airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion. Shortly thereafter an announcement comes over the PA system . . . "Attention standby passengers — we now have a seat available on flight number 1234. Shalom!"
As a frequent flyer, every week in and out of airports this would be the ideal solution!
The new scanners suck! For those of us who cannot lift our arms over our head, have metal in our body, or other / additional disabilities that prevent us from going through the scanners easily believe me these new lovelies are really hard. If you say to TSA I cannot do what you are asking they perform their nice pat down, it isn't pleasant. If you aren't obviously disabled they challenge your statements of disability (I carry a medical statement).
Are Airport Body Scanners really necessary? Apparently not, because on 24 November 2010, the designated National Opt-Out day, the TSA simply switched them off to avoid embarassment and media attention, at airports all...