Keeping my shoes on through airport security

  • Article by: CALVIN TRILLIN , New York Times
  • Updated: February 18, 2013 - 8:30 PM

No, sonny boy. I am definitely not gratified by the Transportation Security Administration’s deciding that I no longer have to take my shoes off in airport security lines. Not by a long shot. It means that my own government has certified me as harmless.

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pumiceFeb. 18, 13 7:42 PM

Calvin Trillin's the cat's pajamas!

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jarlmnFeb. 18, 13 9:00 PM

Gee, here I thought it was against the rules to "profile" a certain population segment?

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eman2001Feb. 19, 1310:29 AM

Even though I go through the scanner with fairly tight fitting clothing, I get patted down. This is disgusting and demeaning, yet it happens to thousands of people every day.

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marathongirlFeb. 20, 13 9:46 AM

What I love is that if they discount a group from it, gee who do you think terrorists will use to do their evil? Not that any of this has helped anything anyway. Instead of those expensive scanners they should bring our national guard troops home and station them at airports, like other countries have, and they should have explosive sniffing dogs just on regular patrol around the airport. Certainly a lot cheaper and actually safety measures that might work, since the naked scanners and the pat downs and taking off shoes would've done anything anyway.

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