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'Naked' scans at airports supported

The Local · 7 Jan 2010, 11:08

Published: 07 Jan 2010 11:08 GMT+01:00

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Sixty-three percent of the 1,006 people surveyed by weekly magazine Stern backed the mandatory scanning of all passengers. Another 31 percent were opposed to backscatter devices that can scan underneath clothing, while six percent were undecided on the issue.

Eastern Germans – known for their relaxed attitudes towards nudity – were particularly supportive of the new security technology, with 72 percent in favour of such inspections. Only 61 percent of western Germans were similarly inclined to be digitally undressed by airport security.

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Despite their conservative social mores, German Christian Democrats were the biggest backers of such scans among the members of the country’s five major political parties. Opting for security over propriety, a whopping 73 percent wanted backscatter devices to be installed at German airports.

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Your comments about this article

13:57 January 7, 2010 by martell
Another one of these manipulative "polls" which are in fashion in those days. Mass manipulation of the worst kind. You will find polls which have opposite results if you do research.

I do not care if they see my genitals. But as long as they can't prove that the radiation emission of these machines is absolutely harmless to the frequent flyer, I will insist to undress instead of getting rayed.
16:47 January 7, 2010 by gord01
The clamor to ramp up airport security with invasive naked body imaging scanners has nothing to do with ensuring the safety of travelers at all. Rather it is part of an ongoing incremental push to break the will of the people and encourage mass subservience and meek obedience by a tyrianical scientific tyranny. Using false flag pattsies who are planted by the same people who want us all to be treated like terrorists.

Hold your hands up next it will be RFID taser bracelets before bording a plane.
17:19 January 8, 2010 by amdgbvmh
How about some good old fashioned profiling?! (insert sarcasm here) > Oh no, we can't risk offending anyone. Not offending anyone is WAY more important than actually protecting human life.

Up is down, black is white and right is wrong. The world has gone mad.
20:36 January 8, 2010 by P Gosselin

You could have dog sniffing instead.
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