The Gate - Security Pat-Downs at Shopping Malls, Churches and Hotels?

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  1. BoardingArea

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    Imagine being searched and patted down before entering such places as a hotel, a shopping mall, a museum, a stadium, a train station, a place of worship or a bus depot and going about your routine business. This just might happen, as predicted by an Expert: Security Checkpoints Near Soft Targets...
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  2. Travelman
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    Part of daily life in Israel :)
     
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    Everyone says it's better to be safe than sorry, but the risk is not the same everywhere. While places like Israel might warrant more security, the US is not facing the same kind of perpetual threat from neighboring countries. Also, airport security, despite how much some dislike it, is reasonably efficient due to a controlled environment with limited access points that you don't find elsewhere. I expect there would be a significant decline in discretionary spending if it becomes too difficult or annoying to leave the home. People already increasingly choose to use Netflix over the cinema because of high prices, or to shop online rather than hunt for a parking space at the crowded mall. Do you really think many people will keep going if they get strip searched too?
     

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