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AIR SECURITY: Better read than dead

Letter by Kenneth E. Christopherson, Tacoma on Nov. 23, 2010 at 1:12 pm | 25 Comments »
November 23, 2010 1:12 pm

Re: “Opt-Out Day at airports? Now that’s a junky idea” (editorial, 11-22).

The editorial was right: Public fuss about airport X-ray and pat-downs is unrealistic. Gynecologists and proctologists do more privacy invasive actions every day — without getting sexy! Airport security personnel would do their actions hundreds of times a day and think “Ho, Hum!”

Yes, there are rare exceptions: Some rare doctors repeat sexual misdeeds, under privacy. But one airport security examiner sees you, fleetingly, just once — and then never again! No danger!

I have for decades had much personal contact with many Europeans, there and here. They’ve often told me that Americans have much more hang-ups about sex. Many European airports already have these more intimate security checks — without any public uproars.

This American vastly prefers as tight security as possible rather than face higher possibility of dying from a plane crash caused by a suicide bomber.

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