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Mom upset about 12-yr old daughter's full body security scan experience
abc2news.com ^ | 7.21.2010 | David Kosin

Posted on 11/14/2010 7:44:39 PM PST by rawhide

The TSA calls them another weapon in the fight against terrorism.

The machines are meant to detect a wide range of threats. But even children could be picked by an agent to move through one, which doesn't sit well with Michelle Nemphos of Cockeysville.

Her 12-year-old daughter, whom she did not want to appear on camera, was at Tampa International Airport on vacation with a family friend when a TSA officer chose her.

"It's an image of a nude child that they're seeing. This is child pornography whether people want to believe this or not. How is this any different," said Nemphos.

A TSA spokeswoman say the agency's protocol protects privacy. Sari Koshetz says “The officer viewing the image is in a locked room with no windows. The door to the locked room is not opened until the passenger has cleared the checkpoint and the images have been deleted. Should the two officers need to communicate, that is done with whisper headsets."

For Nemphos, that's not enough, not only for her child, but anyone under age 18.

"People think that this is a blurry image. It is not a blurry image. It is an image of a naked person," she said.

Nemphos is still waiting on a response from the TSA.

(Excerpt) Read more at abc2news.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: body; image; scam; tsa; tsapervs
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Reported this last summer, but relevant based on what the TSA is doing today.
1 posted on 11/14/2010 7:44:42 PM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide
Dad shot in the leg he was trying to shove up said thug's arse. :)
2 posted on 11/14/2010 7:46:59 PM PST by allmost
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To: rawhide

Betcha there will be a porn website devoted to airport screening photos.


3 posted on 11/14/2010 7:47:14 PM PST by Slyfox
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To: rawhide
Surely the goobermint would not hire pedophiles!

Why the Church condemn any such behavior on moral grounds alone!

Best regards,

4 posted on 11/14/2010 7:48:33 PM PST by Copernicus (California Grandmother view on Gun Control http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=7CCB40F421ED4819)
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To: Slyfox

You are right. How long do think it will take?


5 posted on 11/14/2010 7:53:07 PM PST by allmost
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To: rawhide

Oh, we can trust government employees. They would never have an interest in porn. SEC comes to mind.


6 posted on 11/14/2010 7:53:47 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: rawhide

Nemphos of Cockeysville? You;re kidding, right?


7 posted on 11/14/2010 7:56:08 PM PST by 386wt
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To: SaraJohnson

http://informationliberation.com/?id=32995


8 posted on 11/14/2010 7:57:12 PM PST by rawhide
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To: SaraJohnson
The current headline on Drudge Report is "Scans, Hands or Fines"
9 posted on 11/14/2010 8:24:19 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: rawhide
Photobucket
10 posted on 11/14/2010 8:31:42 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 663 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Slyfox

My family won’t be flying commercial until this crap gets sorted out. This government has gone too far.


11 posted on 11/14/2010 8:34:53 PM PST by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: rawhide

I really hope parents will sue the TSA. Child pornography, molestation. We have to start bringing the full force of public pressure on these effing nazi nuckfutzes now.


12 posted on 11/14/2010 8:35:19 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Clump

We are off airlines as well. Pound Sand TSA


13 posted on 11/14/2010 8:36:00 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: rawhide

The problem is if you exempt children...the whole thing is pretty much useless because terrorists have been brainwashing kids forever. They’ll strap a bomb to a kid.

And yes...you better believe a terrorist is capable of doing such a thing. Absolutely.


14 posted on 11/14/2010 8:39:17 PM PST by jerry557
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To: Clump

Wouldn’t it be more cost effective to send all muslims away so that we won’t need a TSA? What in hell are we doing to ourselves?


15 posted on 11/14/2010 8:39:31 PM PST by 353FMG (In the end, it will be either ISLAM or America -- it cannot be both.)
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To: rawhide

And I still want to know, do they make sure only female scanners view female passengers, and male scanners view male?

Not likely, when they put both sexes through the same scanner.


16 posted on 11/14/2010 8:45:25 PM PST by heartwood
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To: rawhide
The officer viewing the image is in a locked room with no windows.

Just a flask of rum, a jar of Vaseline, and a box of Kleenex. There is no-way they can tell me that letting perverts sign up to look at nude pictures of people all day (who else would sign up for such a job?) is better than ... oh... I don't know... HOW ABOUT PROFILING - CHECKING THE PEOPLE THAT REALLY NEED TO BE CHECKED! TSA, you're the laughingstock of the security business. I've talked to a couple of operators in the real security business. (TSA) You are kids playing with cap guns compared to these guys.

17 posted on 11/14/2010 8:47:12 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: MamaDearest

The current headline on Drudge Report is “Scans, Hands or Fines”


I guess that means Homeland Security has been given the power by congresstraitors who do not read the leglislation they pass, to fine people at their pervert whim.


18 posted on 11/14/2010 8:47:34 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: heartwood

Of course not.

You think no airport will run into staffing problems? What if they can’t find a female officer on duty to fill a shift?


19 posted on 11/14/2010 8:48:29 PM PST by jerry557
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To: Clump
My family won’t be flying commercial until this crap gets sorted out. This government has gone too far.

Ditto, we're done. Do you hear me airline industry? Push back - TSA is a joke and will kill you.

20 posted on 11/14/2010 8:50:57 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Slyfox

The images go over a network from scanner to viewer. ANY network can be breached, and the files transferred to SD chips, thumbdrives, etc.

There will be perv CDs on sale by Christmas


21 posted on 11/14/2010 8:54:01 PM PST by wrench
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To: rawhide
Violates the 4th ammendment- unreasonable search. It would be 'reasonable' to search people of Middle Eastern decent or of suspicious nature exhibited at the time of boarding (goofing around making jokes about bombs, etc.).

It's not the American way, some other method has to be employed. How about a quick interview, a few direct questions, and body language observations (eye movement, etc.) to trip a more thorough screening.

Also, any Muslim act to down a plane (successful or not) results in a missle strike on a Islamic Holy Site or predominantly Muslim city chosen at random. Second attempt, two missles. Repeat as necessary.

We may not be able to end every attack but will at least get their attention. Retaliate as one would if under attack (because we are).

They've got a lot of jihadis, we've got a lot of missles. Time to use them. Put the ball in their court, see how long they wish to play the game.

22 posted on 11/14/2010 8:55:44 PM PST by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: wrench

They don’t even need to do that.

Im sure the TSA just got flooded with job applications from closet pedophiles.


23 posted on 11/14/2010 8:58:27 PM PST by jerry557
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To: heartwood

I flew the other day and didn’t see a single female go through the scanner...only males.

I wonder what the ratio is?

And if the unbalanced ratio is legal???


24 posted on 11/14/2010 8:58:38 PM PST by mreerm
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To: Slyfox
Betcha there will be a porn website devoted to airport screening photos.

What's going to happen will be some of these "promptly deleted" images of famous celebs are going to hit the web and then something will get done about it.

25 posted on 11/14/2010 9:03:50 PM PST by Drew68
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To: rawhide

I can’t wait to DRIVE to my Sisters in Fort Smith for Christmas!


26 posted on 11/14/2010 9:06:14 PM PST by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: Drew68
Or prominent republicans (Sarah Palin?)
27 posted on 11/14/2010 9:15:25 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: rawhide
While there are those who would argue the object of terrorism is death or destruction, that is incidental to the psychological aspect.

That the terrorists have taken an arguably "free" nation and propelled us to the hysterical point where there are those who argue we need to image nude childtren, or even submit (key word, there, submit) to groping, searches, etc. while they cow our government to not profile them is prima facie evidence we are losing the war.

It has nothing to do with military conquest, the chains which the American people are insisting on wearing are forged of their own fear.

Those who would sacrifice essential liberty for safety deserve neither (and won't have either).

28 posted on 11/14/2010 9:30:56 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: rawhide

Al Qaeda didn’t need to take away our freedoms, the US Gov’t is doing the job for them.

We know basically who the enemy is, what mosques they go to, and what countries they are from - yet it is normal Americans who are treated like criminals


29 posted on 11/14/2010 9:33:08 PM PST by PGR88
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To: jerry557

“And yes...you better believe a terrorist is capable of doing such a thing. Absolutely.”

So why not just check the a$$hole Muslim ragheads then?


30 posted on 11/14/2010 9:35:34 PM PST by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: Drew68

I bet that’s just how it will happen, or something very close.


31 posted on 11/14/2010 9:38:09 PM PST by The KG9 Kid (l)
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To: babygene

Because profiling will never happen in America. The lawsuits would be endless. The media would automatically label any politician that supports it as a racist.


32 posted on 11/14/2010 9:39:44 PM PST by jerry557
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To: jerry557

“The media would automatically label any politician that supports it as a racist.’

THE TIME HAS LONG PASSED WHEN ANYONE SHOULD GIVE A CRAP ABOUT WHAT THE MEDIA SAYS OR THINKS. AND AS FAR AS BEING RACIST, RAGHEAD ISN’T A RACE...


33 posted on 11/14/2010 9:43:44 PM PST by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: Slyfox
Betcha there will be a porn website devoted to airport screening photos.

Photos already exist on Google.

Go to Google... select "images"... then enter "TSA body scans" as the search term.

About 24,400 results (0.48 seconds)

34 posted on 11/14/2010 9:49:08 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: rawhide
Mom upset about 12-yr old daughter's full body security scan experience

As she should be. Isn't there a law against viewing child pornography?? How is this different??

35 posted on 11/14/2010 9:50:33 PM PST by DustyMoment (Go green - recycle Congress in 2012!!)
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To: rawhide

Latest outrage

http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/2010/11/awful-3-year-old-girl-accosted-by-airport-tsa-screeners-video/


36 posted on 11/14/2010 9:59:29 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: rawhide

I don’t get it. If a terrorist wanted to hide a bomb that was undetectable, they would surgically implant one. All the body cavity searches would never find a bomb buried deep in the intestinal cavity.

All these body searches and massively expensive scanners are just more of the “do something about it” stuff to make the sheeple think they are being protected.

The terrorists are probably looking at easier targets than airplanes anyway.


37 posted on 11/14/2010 10:13:11 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: rawhide

Get this; Muslims are exempt from pat down,so I hear.Is that official??


38 posted on 11/14/2010 10:23:41 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_ipthe_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: jerry557

Dogs. Dogs. Where are the dogs?

Even a cat could be trained to sniff out explosives (that would be a way to get around Moose theological objections), but the dogs’ noses have them beat.


39 posted on 11/14/2010 10:23:56 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: jonrick46

Well the idea of terrorists is to create consternation even if they can’t create physical damage. Terrorists have to be loving this.


40 posted on 11/14/2010 10:25:12 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Exactly right. The 100 million or so muslims who want to destroy the west are laughing themselves silly at what we’ve done.

I’m infuriated every time I go through an airport screening and see the BILLIONS of wasted manhours and tens of BILLIONs of wasted dollars. This is an enormous drag on our economy and I wouldn’t be surprised to see this knocking down our economic recovery.

The ex-director of security at the Ben Gurion airport in Israel was on Fox this morning and says we are doing it all wrong. We need to focus on the intentions of people and their behavior rather than on the things they are carrying. But neither he nor the Fox interviewer would come out and say the word “muslim” — even they were too pussified to name the enemy causing all this waste and mayhem in the US. The Fox woman said something like “Wouldn’t your approach offend ‘some people’ “ or somesuch.

We are WAY past worrying about offending muslims and I’ll be 80% of the country believes the same. Yet we continue to bend over backwards for fear of offending their precious sensibilities. That the U.S. has degenerated to this is appalling.


41 posted on 11/14/2010 10:38:24 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I just read this article in Forbes Online by Art Carden entitled Full Frontal Nudity Doesn't Make Us Safer: Abolish the TSA He nails it.

http://blogs.forbes.com/artcarden/2010/11/14/full-frontal-nudity-doesnt-make-us-safer-abolish-the-tsa/

42 posted on 11/14/2010 10:39:51 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: Candor7

That’s ridiculous, how would a TSA agent know the difference between a muslim and someone that said they were, just to avoid the pat down?


43 posted on 11/14/2010 10:40:16 PM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I hope one of the first things a President Palin does is to subcontract this to the Israelis. Oh the p*ss’n and moan’n among the moose, but the skies will get a lot friendlier in an instant.


44 posted on 11/14/2010 10:41:55 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: stuartcr

Again, I say dogs. Bring on the dogs. With “modesty muzzles” if protocol requires, but the best sniffin’ dogs that can be had in America.


45 posted on 11/14/2010 10:43:40 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Clump
"My family won’t be flying commercial until this crap gets sorted out. This government has gone too far."

And the "Overton Window" expands just a bit more...

46 posted on 11/14/2010 10:48:32 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: rawhide

This is madness.


47 posted on 11/14/2010 10:52:30 PM PST by random_user_827 ((b) use DHCP to automatically assign IP addresses to hosts)
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To: rawhide

“The officer viewing the image is in a locked room with no windows. The door to the locked room is not opened until the passenger has cleared the checkpoint and the images have been deleted. Should the two officers need to communicate, that is done with whisper headsets.”

. . .

Who is watching the watchers that ogle naked images of our families and exchange private whispers about what they see?


48 posted on 11/14/2010 10:54:45 PM PST by Nickname
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To: Nickname
From another link I posted in this thread: ...after nearly a year of authorities lying in claiming that the technology used in airports did not allow the naked images to be saved or transmitted, it emerged that police agencies, including the U.S. Marshals Service, who were using the same systems, were storing naked body scanner images. The TSA’s own documents also confirmed that the machines must "allow exporting of image data in real time" and provide a mechanism for "high-speed transfer of image data over the network."

I do not trust the federal government here!

49 posted on 11/14/2010 11:01:22 PM PST by rawhide
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To: SaraJohnson
I guess that means Homeland Security has been given the power by congresstraitors who do not read the leglislation they pass, to fine people at their pervert whim.

Giving credit where credit is due: Democrat congresstraitors no doubt in our minds.

50 posted on 11/14/2010 11:02:22 PM PST by MamaDearest
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