Baby is sent through X-ray machine at LAX

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  1. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Today's entry in the Yikes Files...

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-baby20dec20,0,6460373.story
     
  2. emw macrumors G4

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    So no one else was in line to say something? I mean, I fly through LAX fairly often, and there's never an empty security lane. You'd think someone would speak up about that.

    Doesn't sound like it was anything that will cause health problems at least.
     
  3. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Are you sure this isn't some new regulation?

    After all, you get one baby with a diaper full of poopers, and another baby carrying an innocent-looking bottle that's full of ammonium nitrate, and by the time you find out they're conspiring together, it's too late. BOOM!

    Just saying.
     
  4. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    Everyone else in line probably self-censored their warnings in order to keep from getting tagged by the TSA. Scary times.
     
  5. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    The women clearly was inexperianced in traveling.
     
  6. emw macrumors G4

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    Yes, she should have known that all babies must fit into 1 quart plastic bags in order to be carried onto planes.
     
  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I was surprised that it was only a day's worth of cosmic rays. A full scan would have been, oh, a week's worth.

    I see this now as a cheap alternative to MRIs. All passengers should be required to pass through the machines, which will not only scan them for dangerous weapons but will also look for health issues. Security officials will also be kept alert by getting to look for interesting piercings, and would be paid additional bonuses for each tumor they find.
     
  8. kitki83 macrumors 6502a

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    what I found awkward was that the lady only knew spanish and yet there was a communication issue. I go through LAX all the time and to hear this is surprising.
     
  9. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I want that t-shirt. :cool:
     
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    Well, we know now. Thank goodness for the TSA!

    My wife and I are flying out on Friday, I'll consider sending her through.. I'm just not sure she's safe.
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    How do we know they're not in on it?
     
  13. OutThere macrumors 603

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    We don't. Put him in Guantanamo stat. He could be dangerous.
     
  14. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    Okay, let's take the news report seriously for a second.

    WHY did they rush the baby to the hospital, fer cryin' out loud? If the radiation risk is THAT dangerous, they should rush the security guards and x-ray operator to the hospital too. They get heavier dosing than anybody else.

    Wait, hold on. Where did I put my kid..?
     
  15. apachie2k macrumors 6502

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    i could not believe this when i first read it, thank god the kid didn't get hurt.. it is really scarry like Thanatoast said.. no 1 would speak up cause they didnt want to get in trouble...
     
  16. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Erm...these are x-rays. Not fast neutrons. Enclosure shielding is effective at preventing the personnel from getting dosed. As opposed to babies that are inside the device. Plus they were dosimeters anyway, don't they?

    Now let's get back to the real issue at hand. The baby is not only a terrorist but likely also a human-cylon hybrid. Inexperienced traveller my ass.
     
  17. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    They use to use x-rays to look at the baby in the womb before they used Ultrasounds. Thats how they looked at my brother, and he's just fine. Sure kids use to throw popcorn at his third eye when he was growing up, but he got over it.
     
  18. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    would it be fair to say that he can look past it now? :D
     
  19. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    Still, I can't see what is reported to be only a portion of a single-dose, unshielded exposure being an emergent condition. Litigious? Well, theres the answer there. ;)

    The baby is not a terrorist, but a weapon. Ever see a diaper explode at 32K feet? :eek:
     
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    he could potentially be harbouring WMD's for Osama or Saddam...

    stranger things have happened, like bush getting elected, and then re-elected.
     
  21. bosoxinsa macrumors newbie

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    I can't wait till they start to post the sign that has the baby with the red circle around it and the line going through it!!! :D
     
  22. KingSleaze macrumors 6502

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    I've had communication problems with the TSA people at LAX while speaking English.

    I worked with radioactive materials at the time, I can't send my dosimetry (radiation exposure monitoring devices) through the x-ray, it would say that I got exposed when I hadn't. Could you do a hand inspection of them?

    No, if you want to take it on the plane, it has to go through the x-ray.

    So, I have to go through the x-ray?

    No, you can't do that, you'll get exposed to radiation.

    But if I send the dosimetry through the x-ray, it will say that I've been exposed. Could you do a hand inspection of my dosimetry?

    No. It's part of our rules.

    Could you show me the rules?

    No, it's in the rules that we don't have to show the rules.

    Aaaaarrrgggghhhh!
     
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  24. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    redtomato: Hiya, where's your dosimeter?

    Borg: My what?

    redtomato: Your dosimeter. It's a thing that records how much radiation you get.

    Borg: Why would I want one of these?

    redtomato: You know, in case of accidents. Things go wrong you know.

    Borg: Are you threatening me? Security alert!
     
  25. fuzzwud macrumors regular

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    Did they ever try X-raying the cylons? Would there be a Battlestar Galactica show if there was? I think it'd turn into an ER/Sci-Fi drama ...
     

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