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Airport Full Security Body Scanners Pros or Cons

Updated on April 16, 2012

Airport Body Scanners Pros or Cons

Airport Body Scanners Pros or Cons. Have they gone to far? What have we become? A country that does not trust? Are a country thats doing its best to protect us. Is it wrong to pat down a 3 year old? If it were kid you wouldn't like it. Is it necessary? Airport security is a number 1 priority and a top issue. We want to feel safe and be safe in this country, then this is it. The pat downs the going through airport security and the full body scanners. This is what we have become. We don't want 911 to repeat itself. No we do not want that . That was the most horrible time in our country, and the innocent lose of lives. It will always be in our mind. That horrible day, I will never forget nor will you or any of our country or around the world.

When the man said 'Don't touch my junk or ill have you arrested' this is what we have become. I do believe tact should be used when trying to grope us, but we still have to go through these Check Point Charley's. as i call them. Do we like it ? NO! But is it the law? Yes it is. If we want to fly in the friendly sky's we play by these rules.

I heard someone say the other day, they weren't going to check anyone under 12 anymore. Well this OK as long as they don't start transporting bombs or drugs on our young children. This i heard was called mules..They should give us our dignity when being checked. This is what the private screening areas are for. Who have we become/ A country that has to protect itself from terrorist or anyone else.

Is it safe to have the full body scanners? Well probably not. Is it more than likely that we will have problems later in life from this? The answer is most likely. We will have health related issues in our future. Happy Flying.

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    Rhonda Musch 3 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Hi Jennifer and I agree. But if they need to xray us to save our lives or from terrorist carrying concealed weapons are bombs. Them I am all in. However, I do not fly that often...)

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    Jennifer Lynch 4 years ago from Stowmarket, Suffolk.

    Having your body x-rayed is not something that you want to happen too much. Do we really know how damaging all this is to our health!

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Sir Pegacorn thanks for your comment.

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    Ms.Truffles 6 years ago

    I am find this article extremely helpful to the importance of terrorism in society. This article made my heart sob with passion. I agree soulfully with you and all that agree with my agreeable attitude. Thank you, for this informative article.

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    Sir Pegacorn III 6 years ago

    Planes make me feel dizzy sometimes. I wish they would wing their hardcore jump before it landed. That would it much better. As for the security, I'd rather X-ray myself at home.

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Dr Snuggles thank you for your understanding and yes we do voice ourselves freely on the internet. I appreciate all comments that are of a positive nature. I hope you continue to read more of my hubs. Thank you and have a good night to you and Mr. Cuddles both.

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    Dr.Snuggles 6 years ago

    Rhonda that is fine! I greatly appreciate the fact that we voice ourselves freely on this website. And to this lovely Mr.Cuddles. Although we started out disagreeing, I am glad to see that we made up. May your heart have all the blessings of a newborn calf and may the souls of your ancestors sing in your presence for you have enlightened a poor simpleton.

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Mr Cuddles thanks for your and Dr Snuggles comments.

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    Mr. Cuddles 6 years ago

    I too have seen the light, airport security must go on! And to you Dr.Snuggles, may your family eat well tonight for the moon shines in your window, and the sun lives in your fireplace.

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Dr Snuggles I apologise for deleting your comments. I appreciate you leaving me comments and the fact that you read my hub. Thank you. I may not have fully understood your comments. However I will have to delete the first comment above, due to hubpage violations or any discomfort I may have.

    Thank you

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    Dr.Snuggles 6 years ago

    Well you put it in such a gentlemanly tone, I am sorry. Rhonda this blog has truly helped me understand the importance of security. (no sarcasm intended)

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    Mr. Cuddles 6 years ago

    Excuse me "Dr. Snuggles" for being so polite. I appreciate your praise Rhonda, may God bless you.

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Mr Cuddles thanks for your comments.

    Have a great day

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    Mr. Cuddles 6 years ago

    I like airports but not that much

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks Denise nice to see you again. I appreciate your comment. The last that I heard they were not going to pat down anyone under 12 anymore.If we want to be safe we play by their rules. They are trying to do a great job at keeping us safe. Happy Flying. Thanks for dropping by for a visit.

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    Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

    Interesting hub...I didn't realize they were not going to pat down children under 12...as it should be. I travel a lot and thus far I have not had to experience the pat down.

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks KoffeeKlatch Gals for your comment. Yes it is a shame. That some people is just plain evil. So we have to have this security. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment, it is most appreciated.

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    Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Rhonda, I believe we need to take precautions. It's sad to think we live in a nation that needs that type of security but there you have it. Great article.

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks stars439 for your comment. Yes it is all about saving lives. Thanks for dropping by it is nice to see you again.

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    stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

    A wonderful hub. It is all about saving lives. God Bless You.

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Opinion Duck thanks so much for your. You speak of wisdom. I am glad you stopped by my hubs.

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    OpinionDuck 6 years ago

    Rhonda

    Airport Security is more show than real security.

    When the TSA is using low paying not well trained security people, and machines to find the terrorists, it tells you that something is wrong.

    I would prefer that instead of checking the 99.99999999% of airline passengers to find a few Terrorists, it would be better to employ the methods used in Israel.

    TSA is reacting instead of being proactive. That means when the terrorists do something, then the TSA tries to close it, but the terrorists move on to another method.

    Bottom Line is that the TSA is only given an illusion of security. IMO

    Thanks

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks LSpel for your comment. I know and I understand. This has all been started because of 9/11 when everything fell apart. When the world trade center came tumbling down, so did Americas trust. Security is a must have in this country. I want you the next time you fly, too think of something positive. This way your mind will be somewhere else. On happy times, this way you don't look like a terrorist. Happy flying to you in your futures. Have a Great New Year.

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    Lydia McCarter 6 years ago from The Murder Mitten

    I understand the need for full body scanners, but that doesn't mean that I don't hate security. They've patted me down so many times just because those things make me look so nervous-- I end up looking like a terrorist! Thoughts start racing through my mind about what I can and can not have in my bag (mainly personal hygiene products) & I just get so worried. I had to fly a lot back and fourth to Michigan to visit family while Mike was gone. Each time I got patted down :( they're good, but they're nerve racking!

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks susannah42 for your comment. Yes I do believe we need to take every caution that we can. Thanks for stopping by my hubs.

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    susannah42 6 years ago from Florida

    I do think we need to take evry precaution when it comes to the safety of the flying public.

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thank you onceuponatime for your comment. I am sure since you are in this field, it is a trying task at times. I believe that everyone of you are doing the bet jobs you know how.Thanks for stopping by my hubs.

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    Jackie Paulson 6 years ago from USA IL

    Hello and great hub on security at air ports. Since I am in the field I agree with all Security, scanning and all that. I have seen and found items that are not appropriate. Great writing.

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thank you Elizabeth for your comment.

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    Elizabeth Jernigan 6 years ago

    Great hub. Thanks

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thank you Joy Dans for your comment. Airport security is important. Thanks for reading my hub.

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    Joy Dans 6 years ago

    Thanks for your article. Airport Security is important to all of us. Thank YOU.

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks to everyone for there comments.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    One of the best articles i have ever read.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Great article.

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thank you to everyone for your comments.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    A really informational article

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    Eric Musch 6 years ago

    great article great advice love you babe