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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    How many billions have been “earned” by companies making these machines, and conning, ‘er, selling them to panicked Americans– who don’t fly? Israel and others know the real answer is scanning the crowd for behaviors, not BVDs. Now about them taking your laptops and searching for your “art” collection you’ve downloaded, no invasion of privacy, or the Constitution there.

  2. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Protect me from terroists but don’t touch or look at me!

  3. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Average number of Americans killed, 1980-2005, by:  • terrorist attacks on America, 165*  • bathtub drowning, 332  • falling off ladder, 365  • bicycle accidents, 762  • falling down stairs, 1588 and let’s not even get started on guns and motor vehicles.

    More details here:

    ––––– *that’s ALL terrorist attacks, not just the ones involving planes

  4. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Sorry, that should have been “Average ANNUAL number …”

  5. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    I have to fly in a couple of months. I’m trying to decide if I wanna get felt up or scanned. ;D

  6. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    There was a story I can’t find now, a pilot had been felt up so many times by TSA men that he felt to sexually violated to work anymore.

  7. pavlov

    pavlov said, over 5 years ago

    There are other ways to provide security without such invasive measures. One program known as SPOT – Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques is supposedly used with great success by the Israeli airline El Al. And why would you screen a pilot if they were going to cause harm they could just crash the plane someone’s not thinking to clear.

  8. landshark67

    landshark67 said, over 5 years ago

    I would like to point out that there is no constitutional right to fly. If you don’t want to submit to the security rules you can always take the greyhound or amtrack or drive your self.

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    ^^ I’m impatiently waiting for the so called bullet trains.

    I absolutely refuse to submit myself to this kind of scanning. They already proved it has gaping loopholes. It doesn’t detect anything …err… um… inserted. If a terrorist intends to kill himself by taking down a plane, will it really bother him to stick a retractable knife up his bum to easily slip it past “security?” And let’s not forget that said “security” STILL doesn’t scan packages carried in the cargo hold as part of transportation agreements with package delivery companies.

    Enjoy you’re invasion of privacy and DELUSIONS of safety before they get shattered….. again.

  10. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 5 years ago

    The bad guys must be chortling somewhere at those stupid security departments and dreaming up new ways to smuggle a small amount of explosive material aboard so they can completely screw up airline travel.

  11. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 5 years ago

    If we truly had capitalism, we could have alternative airlines where people agreed to fly with minimal searches and if they get blown up, too bad.

  12. Kylop

    Kylop said, over 5 years ago

    RichardSRussell…NOW you’ve done it! Before we were at least safe because the terrorists didn’t know we can’t climb stairs!!!!! But now….NOW….they’re going to be building stairs all over the place!


  13. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, over 5 years ago

    I don’t understand how this happened, anyway…Conservatives obviously know these are porno-scanners and a violation of the fourth amendment, and I’m pretty sure Libs are against a police state also…so why do we have this? I don’t know how we got it, but it appears that Obama and Napolitano ordered them.

    There actually are constitutional issues landshark, it is not the private companies instituting these policies, it is the “TSA”, a branch of DHS, an agency of the federal government.

  14. Loco80

    Loco80 said, over 5 years ago

    The solution is obvious, then. Just scan Arabs. Better still, make them walk. A rag on the head will leave us all dead! Personally, I haven’t been on a plane since 1992, but if I fly again, and somebody wants to scan me, I feel sorry for them! They’ll need therapy. Seriously, though, does anybody out there have body parts that a pervert couldn’t find better copies of on-line? I can appreciate modesty, but I doubt that the TSA agents can get a thrill from their jobs.

  15. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 5 years ago

    Every aspect of this so-called war on terror has been ineffectual at best. Until Islam reforms itself into a truly “peaceful religion”, nothing will work. Until the world shuns all Muslims and brings pressure onto the vast majority of adherents, all of our efforts are in vain. As for the Airlines, the obvious goal of the current regime is for the Gov. to fully take over air travel.

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