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LAX Passengers Opt-Out of Opting Out, Let TSA Touch Junk

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Grassroots activists opposed to the TSA's new strident searching procedures might have called today "National Opt-Out Day," but as thousands upon thousands of passengers move through the terminals at Los Angeles International Airport, it seems more people are opting to not bother opting-out.

At last count today, only 133 passengers refused the body scan in favor of the pat down option, says LA Now.

There were people on the ground, however, urging travelers to take part in the campaign. "Nick Hankoff of spent about three hours at LAX this morning, where he distributed information about the body scanners to passengers who were willing to listen," reports the Daily Breeze. Television cameras captured a girl in a black bikini go through security, but not be selected for a scan. So much for the big protest.