I guess it is time to break out the Natures weapons: Not shower for three days wear a diaper and poop and pee a lot, with just a good 3 day old stank going on, then insist on being patted down REAL GOOD!!! a few hundred plane loads of that and we might see changed - besides the air masks deploying automatically - lol.
I think loading the diapers is the gift those protesting the machine should give the TSA since they will have to be patted down one by one! I read the Pilots association won their protest so that NO pilot or crew member be subjected to machine scans or searches. Gee, that's not a weak link the chain - huh?
I have a few questions though: if you choose the scanner, do you still need to take your shoes off??? I have heard that "scanner readers" can tell if a woman has had a C-Section, abortion and obviously boob job, or if men have had a circumcision - I wonder where the ACLU (who should battle it out with PITA until the last person stands holding the winner flag - they both can rot for being extremists) where is the ACLU in all this. Of course the ACLU is known for never being on the correct side of an issue, no reason to start now.
The part that sickens me is that Muslim women are exempt (or argue that they should be) because it is against their religious rights?!, I want to know which religion condones either of these practices.
I won't even go to the joke about "Vatican Airlines declining the use of scanners on young boys because it could make them sterile, but assures the TSA that they will perform a thorough pat down search" but forgive me for stereotyping anyone, but HELLO... isn't there ANY common sense used any more. Do we seriously live in a world where Muslim women who cover 98% of their bodies are allowed to board planes without having to be searched like everyone else? Sorry, call me a bigot or racist, but we have too much to lose when our own government bends over backwards and open a loophole that leads us toward another 9-11.
The last big threat I heard (which lead up to the NO LIQUIDS OVER 4 OUNCES RULE was Terrorist women having breast implants with a different chemical in each breast, which when mixed (by piercing or smashed until the implants explode) either create a bomb or a chemical weapon that could take down a plane. Whether this is true or folk lore, isn't it something that should not be overlooked because of "claimed" regions reasons?
The evolution of thought leads to the day we are forced to fly naked, sitting on a portapotty modified airplane seat, handcuffed and ankle braceletted together, while nerve toxins automatically spray in our face if we attempt to leave the seat we are shackled to. And that's the domestic flights, toss in waterboarding and implanted stun gun needles on the International ones.
Of course, Obama say "We currently have no better way!" so it must be true. I can't wait until 2012 when the moving van pulls up to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and ships him back to Kenya where he comes from!