Seriously, folks. The TSA's newest airport screening procedures are not an attempt to make our lives more any more miserable. There's no foreign terrorist conspiracy to make our lives slightly less convenient. The new methods (full-body scan and optional pat-down) are the best ones we currently have available to detect explosives that are now so refined that the most recent security procedures would have missed them.
If just one or two of these explosives successfully brought down airliners over the US, the entire air travel industry would be thrown into chaos. Besides the loss of lives, the economy would likely take a nosedive, and people would be scared shitless to board another commercial plane.
The distain so many people are showing these days about the new security is insane. The government is actually trying to insure, the best way they can on a large scale, the safety of everyone. This is one of the prime objectives of all democratic governments. If there was a better and less intrusive way of doing this, it would be happening now. The spoiled, selfish nature of many Americans is quite evident with this latest uproar.