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Posted: 12/20/2016 9:48:43 PM EST
I'm wondering how many people opt out of the full body scanner at the airport, and if so, why. I always opt out because I never agreed with having them in the first place. I think they're just another government intrusion into our lives.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:49:42 PM EST
Tsa precheck
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:51:26 PM EST
No, I could care less if some TSA worker has to see my junk, doesn't bother me. Plus half the time they probably aren't paying attention
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:52:17 PM EST
I don't opt out

I just want to get through and be done with it

Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:53:08 PM EST
OP just enjoys getting groped.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:54:05 PM EST
I DGAF about it.  I actually kinda feel sorry for the TSA folks, considering the size of most folks in the airport. 
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:54:12 PM EST
I request it,I tuck my junk between my legs 1st and hope they trigger me by assuming my gender.I then find a safe place and call my lawyer
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:54:42 PM EST
Because of all the metal in my body I get raped with everything.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:55:43 PM EST
I don't fly anymore.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:56:22 PM EST
I'm fat so the jokes on them!
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:56:57 PM EST
I do not assume the surrender position in the radiation machine. I always opt out.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:57:08 PM EST
I want to be done with that clusterfuck as quickly as possible. Scan me, let me the hell out of here.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:58:26 PM EST
I asked about opting once out but I didn't want a cavity search
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:59:29 PM EST
No,I like to give them a little jiggle.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:59:30 PM EST
OP needs this T-shirt:



 http://www.refinery29.com/stick-it-to-tsa-body-scans-with-these-shirts-containing-a-hidden-message
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:00:09 PM EST
I always opt out for two reasons.

First, I'm skeptical of new, rapidly deployed technology that I'm assured is perfectly safe. After all, early X-rays, thalidomide, lead paint, agent orange were all wonderful creations in their time. Maybe this puts me in the same nut-job boat as the anti-vaccine crowd but I'll let other folks get exposed for a decade or so before I join in.

Secondly, I don't like the idea of being forced into a box that several thousand other people are pushed through daily. Flu anyone?
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:00:22 PM EST
I used to opt out all of the time. 

It used to be faster than waiting in line.

Not faster anymore. 
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:00:33 PM EST
I always wanted to wrap my junk in tinfoil and try to keep a strait face when the body search comes along.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:01:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Fantomas:
I don't opt out

I just want to get through and be done with it
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Same here. I just want to get security over with and get on with my day.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:01:30 PM EST
I have never seen a backscatter machine. But the millimeter wave machines I would opt out of if I was early. If I was running late I would go through it ocasionaly. With precheck. I'very only gone through metal detectors the last couple years.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:04:43 PM EST
Whatever the fastest path is, I take it. My goal is to get there, get the job done, and get home.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:09:18 PM EST
I generally let the TSA pic.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:09:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:12:11 PM EST
I wiggle and sling my junk around when they scan - want everyone to know that I am packing BIG bore.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:13:56 PM EST
I have PreCheck.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:17:05 PM EST
No. In fact, an hour before I check in I pop a Viagra and then listen to Penthouse Forum letters using a headset while I wait in the screening line.

When the agent gets the report over his radio after I am scanned, I say "Hey, it's cold in here. Don't judge."
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:17:11 PM EST
I did not know it was an option to opt out. So, no I have always done the body scan.

I did opt out of taking my shoes off once. Only once. The way the take of your shoes sign was written it appeared to be optional. So, I asked a TSA. He said it was optional. After I walked through the metal detector they pulled me aside and did the full cavity search. After the search was over I asked why they did it and TSA said because I did not take my shoes off. I asked why he did not mention that when I asked him about taking of my shoes and he said because I did not ask.

I take my shoes off now.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:17:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BigBadBarry:
I wiggle and sling my junk around when they scan - want everyone to know that I am packing BIG bore.
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Username is appropriate.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:20:03 PM EST
People don't care about the government intruding in their life anymore as long as it makes life more convienent for them...
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:20:17 PM EST
I always just go through the body scanner. I am not exactly "white" and as such always get an extra pat down. One TSA officer once said I had something over my chest, and started to ask me about it. I told him I had no such thing and he scanned my chest with a wand before letting me pass.

It's very unusual. However most of the time it's painfree. One time I saw the TSA officers unloaded these old couple's entire carry on luggage. They dumped out the entire content, patted them down, then gave them the all clear. Very unsure exactly what that was supposed to do.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:21:19 PM EST
I never opt out.

Really don't get why people get so freaked out over them.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:21:49 PM EST
Why would I care about walking through some box? Am I supposed to care about them seeing an xray photo of my balls or something? It's a non issue for me.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:21:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2016 10:22:56 PM EST by crashburnrepeat]
always opt out, mostly to be a PITA and to establish that we can, in fact, opt out. I have been punished several times by being held in small holding areas for 20 minutes, lectures from the fuckballs at the TSA, having my luggage dismantled and strewn everywhere.



F the TSA. Useless assholes. I hate them. The do nothing but burn dollars and put on a show.

I still don't trust their backscatter machines aren't storing high res images, and it's interesting how every time we go to the airport they never hassle me about opting out, but if wife tries to opt out, they almost always try and cajole her into the scanner.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:23:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mcb:
OP needs this T-shirt:

http://www.refinery29.com/static/bin/entry/697/x/6307/4th-amendment-wear-tsa-shirts-2.jpg

 http://www.refinery29.com/stick-it-to-tsa-body-scans-with-these-shirts-containing-a-hidden-message
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I wouldn't exactly say they violate the 4th amendment right since entering the airport is basically giving consent to search. They posted signs all over the airport to describe this.

Now if they put random stop-and-frisk or random police checkpoints around the cities without any sort of warnings, then that would be a problem. Most DUI checkpoints post signs prior to the checkpoint explaining that proceeding will essentially give the police the right to search your vehicle.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:24:11 PM EST
I ALWAYS opt out and elect the Swedish massage instead. I don't need anymore backscatter radiation in my life, no matter how safe they tell me it is.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:27:53 PM EST
No problem with it. Got turned down for precheck, but I fly all the time with my wife - she's crew.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:28:32 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dyezak:
Tsa precheck
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Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:28:46 PM EST
I always opt out. Was asked why last time and said "Because I can and I get enough radiation at work and the ARA says only one chest xray per year and this is the same asize a chest xray" tsa guy says "you were scanned three times coming in and..." apparently it wasn't public knowledge. Several smaller airports are testing back scatter.

If you walk through dubai airport, you will be scanned a minimum of 4 times and you can't even tell they are there
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:28:50 PM EST
OP in TSA queue: "touch my penis"
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:30:06 PM EST
I always opted out. I would request that they go a little to the left or right on occasion too. They never held me up and several times I made it through faster than my wife who was in the normal line. They would pull people who were opting out and let us go through ahead of everyone else. 
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:32:07 PM EST
Ya know, if those guys want to look at my cock, I'm not gonna lose any sleep over it.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:34:56 PM EST
No. I just do it.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:37:10 PM EST
Last time they asked me to stop dancing.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:50:30 PM EST
I have pre check and got the "you have randomly be selected for additional screening" yesterday. I was the only one in line
scanned and molested for $85
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 11:02:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Rodent:
I do not assume the surrender position in the radiation machine. I always opt out.
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This
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 11:05:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By vztim:
No, I could care less if some TSA worker has to see my junk, doesn't bother me. Plus half the time they probably aren't paying attention
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This was how I felt the time I had to go through it at O'Hare, and it was not bad really, but immediately upon completion of it I was then pulled out of line and patted down as well. I was like "really"
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 11:07:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RV8guy:
I don't fly anymore.
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Same here. It's no longer convenient. It's no longer enjoyable, not just because of the ridiculous security, but because of the other passengers you're forced to be exposed to.

Personally, I'd rather drive. I'm more comfortable, I get to enjoy the scenery, and I don't have to put up with the TSA or smelly, loud, obnoxious travellers.


Link Posted: 12/20/2016 11:07:46 PM EST
these are the scanners that the designer came out and said that these really weren't originally designed for humans. something about DNA rearrangements.

I always get the full treatment, so I just opt out and get ordered around by people looking for nitrile gloves.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 11:34:30 PM EST
I hate tell you TSA haters but nothing is seen, it just shows and outline of human, and will highlight any areas of concern on the black outline.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 12:50:12 AM EST
Always opt out here in the US.

I do have a question, though. I was at Heathrow (London) anbd went through security where they had these. Can you opt out in other countries? I ended up getting waived through a regular x-ray machine, so I didn't have to ask.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 12:55:57 AM EST
For those of you opting out due to radiation concerns - the energy involved is non-ionizing i.e. won't give you cancer.
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