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Well, these scanners that display a generic body rather than the intimate details of the person being scanned may be a step in the right direction, but is it really progress? We read stories from time to time about people bamboozling those scanners--intentionally or not--to get contraband into the airplane, and one can only wonder about the instances that AREN'T brought to light. So this action may stifle the harshest critics but in the end probably does very little to address the assumed problem of nefarious characters getting bad stuff onto airplanes, and definitely does nothing to fix the very real and vexing problem of interminable waits while the shoeless,beltless line snakes slowly through those scanners. People, rather than scanners, taught to spot the bad guys is still far and away the best answer.
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