I give Mr44 as hard a time as anyone, but I'm going to defend him here, even if I'm not sure I agree with him. I don't think he's being unreasonable. I will certainly not make light of the incidences that have been reported. But of my friends who have travelled very recently, none of them understand what the big deal is. So this might be an issue with the individual agents regarding ineffective training, which of course TSA is certainly responsible for. Now I tried to read everybody's posts, so forgive me if I missed this, but has it been addressed as to why TSA is implementing these procedures? What was wrong with what we had been doing up until now? Perhaps I'm being my old cynical self, in that I'm a firm believer that behind many ideas there is a private company looking for $$$, I do agree with whoever posted (I think it was Lowbacca) regarding how Chertoff was pushing the scanners while at the same time the company who makes them are a client of his. But more importantly, we should ask why these enhanced procedures are necessary in the first place.