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Petition for the International Boycott of Body Scanners
Lonnehart at 2:02PM, Jan. 13, 2010
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Question… how would you detect a small ceramic blade taped to someone's back without these body scanners? Metal detectors won't see them and pat down searches may not find them…
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LOOKIS at 6:11PM, Jan. 13, 2010
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I've got no problem with body scanners. It's a lot more pleasant than a strip search.

However, next step for the terrorists is to swallow a balloon of explosives, then take a dump in the airplane toilet and recover the balloon. There is no possible way to detect that.

My proposal: Only allow American citizens to fly to the USA. Most foreigners are just troublemakers anyway.
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Orin J Master at 10:46PM, Jan. 13, 2010
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ah, it doesn't matter. the moronic toys are already borderline useless, so as soon as the airlines key onto the fact it's hurting income, out they go.

libertarian? man, no wonder he's messed up.
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Lonnehart at 1:12AM, Jan. 14, 2010
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I suppose that would be a problem. People are smuggling drugs using ingested balloons… However, how much explosive would it take to blow a big hole in the plane? I'd imagine more than you could safely swallow in balloons…
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lothar at 6:39AM, Jan. 14, 2010
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hell ! who needs explosives!!! just get all get a huge body builder terrorist high on PCP to punch a hole in the plane !
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ozoneocean at 8:02AM, Jan. 14, 2010
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ah, it doesn't matter. the moronic toys are already borderline useless
That's not actually true. If it were, then metal detectors and pat downs would be utterly pointless and we may as well not ever bother with any security at all, or people should only be allowed to travel naked after having full MRI body scans. lol!

In the end they're just part of the security Vs public convenience balancing act. They're actually more convenient and faster than metal detectors and pat downs. So in that sense they're very good tools.
The trouble here is that:
1. people misunderstand their use. It's not actually just to detect dangerous items, it's to show the shape of the human body- any shapes on it that alter that human shape will need further investigation. That's how it works.
2. People are immaturely upset about the idea of nudity.

But the airport security people will probably make it fail themselves, by STILL requiring people to go through a metal detector as well. That would be unnecessary and increase waiting times, when just using the scanner by itself would likely decrease them.
 
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PhilWrede at 8:14AM, Jan. 15, 2010
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However, how much explosive would it take to blow a big hole in the plane? I'd imagine more than you could safely swallow in balloons…

Unless they developed some kind of time-release explosives that combust when mixed with stomach acid. Then, they could just fill their stomachs with explosive material, housed in some kind of coating that dissolves at a predictable rate. Then, at about the right time, Boom!

Wait a second, I think that's the first story for the new season of 24…
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Lonnehart at 2:40PM, Jan. 15, 2010
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Lonnehart
However, how much explosive would it take to blow a big hole in the plane? I'd imagine more than you could safely swallow in balloons…

Unless they developed some kind of time-release explosives that combust when mixed with stomach acid. Then, they could just fill their stomachs with explosive material, housed in some kind of coating that dissolves at a predictable rate. Then, at about the right time, Boom!

Wait a second, I think that's the first story for the new season of 24…

That'd have to be some powerful explosive. It would have to blow through the tissues of the body before blowing a hole in the plane. That'd be one messy airline disaster…
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LOOKIS at 6:20PM, Jan. 15, 2010
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That'd have to be some powerful explosive. It would have to blow through the tissues of the body before blowing a hole in the plane. That'd be one messy airline disaster…

I don't think terrorists are overly concerned about making a mess. :neenjah:

And it doesn't take much explosive to blow a hole in the skin of an airplane because airplanes are designed to be as light as possible and the skin of an airplane is just a sheet of very thin aluminum - much more vulnerable than a steel car door, for example.

And once there is a small hole in the skin then wind pressure enlarges it. Remember, you have a 400+ mile per hour wind impacting the airplane skin.

We need a high speed train system in the USA. A 200mph train would be a satisfactory alternative to airplanes.

Also, when the oil runs out there ain't gonna be no battery-powered airplanes. But electric trains are no problem. We've already had them for years.
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Zad at 7:51PM, Feb. 22, 2010
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I would be fine with it as long as I could draw some curtains and do sexy poses. If the government is going to store creepy blue x-ray nekkie pictures, they should at least be good ones.
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lba at 8:17PM, Feb. 22, 2010
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Oh for fuck's sake. Why did you bring back another one of kyupol's crazy attacks from the back of the forum? Just let it die man!
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ozoneocean at 9:17PM, Feb. 22, 2010
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I would be fine with it as long as I could draw some curtains and do sexy poses. If the government is going to store creepy blue x-ray nekkie pictures, they should at least be good ones.
Heeeey, don't be so harsh man. I rather like this contribution!
Zad
I would be fine with it as long as I could draw some curtains and do sexy poses. If the government is going to store creepy blue x-ray nekkie pictures, they should at least be good ones.
Heartily agree :)
 
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marine at 3:53PM, Feb. 23, 2010
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I agree.
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Zad at 8:22PM, Feb. 23, 2010
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I didn't realize a month was old, but considering how slow DD is, my bad. I'm used to at least NG pace, if not Livewire. (A new thread every couple of seconds.)
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lba at 7:50AM, Feb. 24, 2010
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The age isn't the problem so much. It's that if you bring back the crazy, he'll come back and continue it, like some kind of horrible internet swamp thing. When it comes to a kyupol thread, it's old about 10 seconds after the second post when someone tries to remind him that he's got delusions of life.
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ozoneocean at 8:05AM, Feb. 24, 2010
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Well Marine commented too… which is something. Where does he go all the time?
 
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