You want to know why?
It's because I have no say in the matter. Get groped, get virtually stripped, or don't fly. I should be able to decide who gets to see me naked, and I should also be able to decide who gets to touch me in that way. What if I'm wearing a skirt and g-string? You don't get to touch there without at least buying me a drink first! Not flying isn't really an option when I'm in Europe and I have family in the states that I want to see occasionally. Why the 'enhanced' patdown anyway? What's wrong with a regualar police style one? Much less embarassing and invasive, but obviously effective enough.
Okay, so my main objection is that people get the fantastic choice between being virtualy stripped or being groped, but I olso object on the grounds that there is no fucking point. If people are being caught at the airport then it s my opinion that security has failed. Are 'terrorists' really going to be stopped by this? Pre-9/11 levels of security plus the reinforced and locked cockpit door should be perfectly adequate.
This makes me uncomfortable, because it makes attacking someone outside of a mosque because you have a problem with their religion somehow worse than attacking someone outside a sci-fi convention because you have a problem with geeks.
In my mind this legitimises some kinds of hate. I'd be much happier if the whole hate crime thing was done away with, at least until someone figures out how to word it so that it's fairer and doesn't elevate only certain groups to having special 'victim' status'.
A phone with this enabled would be near impossible to lend to her. I'm not saying it's a bad idea but it'd need to be something that can easily be disabled.
I imagine that this is something I'll be re-reading every few years.
Can't afford it at the moment. This actually pays much better.
This is the first sit down job I've ever had, I've done a little work as a laborer and also factory work (assembly line stuff). Unfortunately it is minimum wage work but I find it immensely rewarding. At the end of the day I can step back and think 'I did that' and actually have something to see for my actions.
Here I can work for 40 hours a week and earn more than when I was working 55. If it wasn't for the money, I would be doing some kind of physical labor.
For me, the money wins out at the moment. Good question though