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Airport Security Solution

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Published on 2nd July 2010 by Brett M. Christensen

The following has been rocketing around via social networking, blogs, forums and email for the last few months. At this point, I'm not sure who authored the piece, but the proposed solution is certainly generating a lot of commentary.
Here's the solution to all the controversy over full-body scanners at the airports:

Have a booth that you can step into that will not x-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on your body. It would be a win-win for everyone, and there would be none of this crap about racial profiling and this method would eliminate a long and expensive trial. Justice would be quick and swift.

This is so simple that it's brilliant. I can see it now. You're in the airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion.

Shortly thereafter an announcement comes over the PA system, "Attention standby passengers. We now have a seat available on flight number 4665 .... Paging maintenance. Shop Vac needed in booth number 4."

Somehow, even if such technology was available, and reliable enough to work every time, I can't imagine any jurisdiction actually installing such a booth, regardless of how effective it might be. Can you? Have your say in the comment box below.



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