X-rays for travel

Canada
March 5, 2007 11:44pm CST
I just read that the goverment is planning on using low energy x-rays of people to see if they have anything under there cloths that not suppose to be there befroe they can board a plane. Between all the searches adn x-ray of baggage and pat downs do you think this is going a litttle too far.
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@nicolec (2674)
• United States
6 Mar 07
This is a tough one. Where do we draw line at privacy? Personally it wouldn't bother me since I have nothing to hide. As long at it's not dangerous. They would have to take special procautions for pregnant woman, I'm sure. But if it's safe, then x-ray away!
• Canada
9 Mar 07
We have to start to draw the line soon I belive with all the seaches, detectors adnd dogs there should eb no need for an xray.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
6 Mar 07
This does seem at times to be annoying but I am thankful to know that the airlines are attempting to do things to avoid problems we have had in the past. I'm sure everyone who complains would wish they hadn't if some hijacked the plane they were on.
• Canada
6 Mar 07
I belive there is enough screeenign and checking going on that it will not happen again. If you look at what the Isreali Airline did well we only need a few more steps then we are there and they are not using x-rays. I also belive that people will not be sheep next time and they will be more willling to fight no matter what casue they seen what can happen. Thsi is so sad that they had to die my thougth go out to there families.
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• United States
9 Mar 07
I think it's completely necesssary. A pat down cannot discover something a terrorist has hidden iside the body.Safety to me is more important than privacy with all these terorists running loose. Secondly,it's voluntary. A person can chose to be patted down if he/she wants .the passengers can't see the x-rays,only the hidden guard .Men can only look at male x-rays and females at females.
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• Canada
9 Mar 07
Right now it is voluntary soon to be mandatory for everyoen I could understand it being mandatry if flying to certian countries or comming from certian countries but not domestically. Also if some one really wanted to something there are easier ways now than flying.
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• United States
10 Mar 07
The news reports i saw said nothing about them becoming mandatory. there may be other ways to attack but they still try to attack by fling. Look at London not too long ago when they caught those terrorist trying to sneak that liquid explosive on board. The safety of people should be more important than a person having his/her privacy invaded. The safety of the american people is very important and passengers have to be a little inconvenienced to help keep this country and others safe then I'm all for it.
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• Canada
10 Mar 07
Yes the news report say it is nto mandatory yet but it may one day be. The x-rays would not of been able to detect the liguid they were trying to sneak on board a plane unless they were inside them. If they were concerened abotu peoples safety then they would not allow mechanical pencils or steel pens on board. Take one of these metal objects and feel how strong they are adn tehn try to drive it into a piece of wood then get a nail or spike and do the same see how far they both go in it will surprise you they are eqaully as dangerous as a knife. I think there are enough safety measures in place now becasue you see terrorists going after subways and buses now.
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@dana234 (2126)
• Spain
11 May 07
It´s certainly unpleasant to endure another security measure. Even if it´s low energy x-rays, I can´t see how they cannot be harmful. On the other hand it´s necessary to implement more methods to reduce the possibilities of people carrying mini bombs on a plane.