Look at this video: Government Gone Wild?
This elementary school age boy evidently presents no threat to anyone, but he gets scanned.
This is an issue because the boy apparently has a sensory perception disorder (SPD), so his parents asked Transportation Safety Agency agents to use an alternate screening method for their son.
It’s been 15 years since 9/11, and all we’ve done is give make work jobs for thousands of people, who aren’t the sharpest tools in the tool shed at the hardware store, if you know what we mean. We aren’t any safer; after all, this type of screening isn’t done on Amtrak trains, Greyhound buses, our subways or any buses that go over bridges or through tunnels, or ferryboats. Those are all transit options where a bomber could kill or maim as many people as an airplane hijacker.
In fact, we are less safe. Airplanes are notorious for their stale air, their nearly non-potable water, and not being disinfected. However, the real risk might be in the security checkpoint, because we all have to empty our pockets and put our footwear into shared containers. Your cellphone then touches the same surface as the guy in front of you, who doesn’t watch where he’s stepping. The result? Our stuff gets coated with the germs from all these other strangers.
If you thought a toilet seat was disgusting, that might be the safest and cleanest spot around.