posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 04:47 AM
This is *really* scary for numerous reasons.
1) It is illegal to search someone without probable cause, and scanning random people is NOT probable cause.
2) X-rays are not good for your health. For instance, when I got my jaw X-rayed recently by my dentist so that he could prepare for my wisdom tooth
extraction, I wore a full chest and groin X-ray protector, and the rays weren't even pointed at those areas. I do NOT want to be X-rayed without my
consent or knowledge. And considering the range of a van to a pedestrian, versus the tiny distance between my jaw and the dentist's x-ray machine,
that van has to be putting out a LOT of power.
3) Privacy issues. These are essentially the same arguments as the scanners in the airports, but most people don't want strange people looking at
their genitalia or whatever. Personally, I don't care about this point, but I have a huge issue against points #1 and #2.
People on ATS are always talking about 'the police state', and this, in my opinion, is one of the most dangerous steps in that direction yet taken.
(The only worse one I can think of being the idea of microchipping people)
edit on 12-12-2010 by DragonsDemesne because: expanded point 2,
adding the 2nd sentence for it