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Simple Measures to Defeat BodyScanners at Airport
Break ^ | 3/7/2012 | Break

Posted on 03/07/2012 9:47:37 AM PST by Jewbacca

This is a video showing how easy it is to defeat the TSA body scans and what a scam the entire process is.

Briefly, metal objects show up as "black" on the scan, so you can hide anything you want on your side and walk through the scanner --- something that was impossible with the old-fashioned metal detectors.

Heck I bet a pistol in a shoulder holster would make it through.

And before people cry about "letting the terrorists know," I guarantee they know already.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bodyscanners; tsa

1 posted on 03/07/2012 9:47:47 AM PST by Jewbacca
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To: Jewbacca

can’t open the link here what is the tactic and what is said please?


2 posted on 03/07/2012 9:53:47 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: manc

Basically anything can be put on your side and won’t show up.

(Metal shows up as black and the background is black.)

He was carrying all sorts of stuff in a pocket he sewed on the side of his shirt.

http://www.youtube.com/verify_age?next_url=/watch%3Fv%3DolEoc_1ZkfA

TSA keeps demanding Youtube pull the video.


3 posted on 03/07/2012 9:56:40 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca

Scanners were banned in Europe due to health concerns.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 9:57:06 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Jewbacca

A friend of mine wears a hairpiece, and he says they have yet to stop or ask him about it when he goes through that scanner.


5 posted on 03/07/2012 9:57:11 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

“A friend of mine wears a hairpiece, and he says they have yet to stop or ask him about it when he goes through that scanner.”

You could hide a pistol is somelady’s beehive hair, ala Ferris Bueler’s day off, as it wouldn’t show up, either, as there would be no constrast.

In fact, that would be better, as there is no human “backdrop” from any angle.


6 posted on 03/07/2012 10:01:05 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca

thank you , very interesting


7 posted on 03/07/2012 10:02:26 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: Jewbacca

I’m trying to visualize body structure and the stuff a thick old lady could sneak through.


8 posted on 03/07/2012 10:03:30 AM PST by WestwardHo
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To: WestwardHo

He carried through a metal box about the size of a little Berretta 22.

Explosives could be done the same way.


9 posted on 03/07/2012 10:05:40 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca

Thanks for posting.

TSA/DHS: I believe the terrorists won.


10 posted on 03/07/2012 10:05:57 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Jewbacca
You have to keep in mind that the object of the TSA isn't to achieve air travel security.

It is to present security theatre as a means of providing government jobs to favored groups and government contracts to well-connected donors.

Once you understand that, everything they do makes perfect sense.

11 posted on 03/07/2012 10:10:19 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Jewbacca
Holy Crap! Maybe I can fly again!I have refused to fly since the invention of TSA. I even drove over 1000 mile trip several times, to keep my weapon on my belt.

12 posted on 03/07/2012 10:13:08 AM PST by KodakKing (Freedom isn't free. Just ask any soldier. www.anysoldier.com)
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To: Jewbacca

“can the gummint be this stupid?” he asks....

Uh, yup...


13 posted on 03/07/2012 10:13:50 AM PST by bigbob
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To: KodakKing

“I even drove over 1000 mile trip several times, to keep my weapon on my belt.”

Well apparently on your hip, they won’t notice. Just wear a baggy shirt and no belt.

Pathetic. I wondered why Ben-Gurion Airport didn’t have these. Now I know.


14 posted on 03/07/2012 10:19:15 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca

This may or may not be true. I’ve seen two youtube hoaxes like this.

Hoax number one: Your cell phone (or other device) can be used to unlock your car if you lose your keys.

Basically, there is a person off camera with the pushbutton key fob. When the person on camera does whatever he does with the device he’s claiming can unlock the doors, the guy off camera hits the unlock button and, presto, the doors unlock. It depends on you trusting them to be honest.

Hoax number two: You can reset the “computer” on an epson printing cartridge to get the rest of the ink that is “hidden”. They show you a printer cartridge that shows almost empty on the digital readout. They then remove the cartridge and show you a little hole in the side. They use a paperclip and shove it in the hole to “reset” the computer. Then they re-install the cartridge and, presto, it shows as full.

Problem is, that little hole is just a hole in the shape of the plastic. It doesn’t even go all the way through. It is not a reset button at all (I dissassembled a cartridge myself to prove it). What thed did was simply remove the almost empty cartridge, Push a paperclip into the “hole” in the pattern of the plastic case, then insert a new cartridge in the printer.

Both of these videos depend on you simply trusting the person presenting the video to be sincere. After all, why would they just make it up. ;-)

I don’t buy this one either, based on what I saw in the video. Not enough evidence.


15 posted on 03/07/2012 10:30:18 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Jewbacca
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16 posted on 03/07/2012 10:33:02 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: cuban leaf

Well, the TSA is certainly upset and tried to pull the video.

It’s certainly a real lawsuit he filed.

Gizmodo and others have picked this up.


17 posted on 03/07/2012 11:58:39 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca

I’m not saying it is definitely a hoax. I’m saying I need more evidence than just the video.


18 posted on 03/07/2012 12:06:42 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Jewbacca

—TSA keeps demanding Youtube pull the video.—

How do we know this?


19 posted on 03/07/2012 12:07:34 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Vigilanteman

“You have to keep in mind that the object of the TSA isn’t to achieve air travel security.”

I believe the object of the TSA is employ the otherwise unemployable.

At the Office Of The Aging in my mother’s county in NY, the receptionist told me they aren’t there to help the elderly. She told me outright that the department exists to employ people.


20 posted on 03/07/2012 12:13:39 PM PST by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: cuban leaf

I am not your servant, you lazy tool.

Go use Google; type in “naked scanners easily defeated.”


21 posted on 03/07/2012 12:22:34 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: MayflowerMadam

Congratulations on finding at least one honest bureaucrat.


22 posted on 03/07/2012 12:37:45 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Jewbacca

Gee, that was harsh. Is that your video. ;-)


23 posted on 03/07/2012 12:38:31 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Jewbacca

—Go use Google; type in “naked scanners easily defeated.”—

I just did. I sampled ten of the hits and they all referred back to this video. If I have a hundred sources on a story, but all of them got their information from the same source, I only have one source.

I’ll keep checking, but so far we have one source and a “claim” that the TSA wants the video deleted, yet I can pull it up and watch it any time I want. ;-)


24 posted on 03/07/2012 12:47:32 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Jewbacca

—Go use Google; type in “naked scanners easily defeated.”—

Update. I hit every link on the first page of hits googling this. ALL of them simply blog, in one way or the other, about the same “engineer” and his video. And the ones with comments all have the same “The TSA is worthless” types of messages.

Don’t get me wrong. I HATE the TSA and have gone through many pat downs to avoid EVER going through one of these machines. But I take every story on a case by case basis.

I’m no fan of Hitler, but if you said he was a lush I’d call you a liar. He was a tea totaler.


25 posted on 03/07/2012 12:54:23 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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So I guess now the TSA well say the solution to this problem is to scan people twice. Once the old way then turn 90 degrees.


26 posted on 03/07/2012 12:54:42 PM PST by pepperhead (Kennedys float, Mary Jos don't)
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To: pepperhead

Wouldn’t work for behive hair, for example.

(Think Ferris Bueler’s day off.)


27 posted on 03/07/2012 12:57:19 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: pepperhead

3 times, then 90 degrees the other way :)


28 posted on 03/07/2012 1:08:55 PM PST by hannibaal
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To: Jewbacca

I have not flown since the introduction of the XRay/MMW scanners. I will drive or just not go if I don’t have to.

My last trip I was pulled aside as I had set off the metal detector. They tried the hand held version to pinpoint the item. They never found it, and just decided it was a security tag left on my clothes and let me thru.


29 posted on 03/07/2012 2:38:36 PM PST by matt04
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To: opentalk
Scanners were banned in Europe due to health concerns.

When?

30 posted on 03/07/2012 2:41:15 PM PST by Sarajevo (Money cannot buy happiness, but it's more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle.)
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To: Sarajevo
From: link UK

...Europe banned the controversial airport 'strip-search' scanners last year over fears the X-ray technology could cause cancer. They emit low radiation doses and the European Union told members in November not to install them until the potential risks are assessed.

31 posted on 03/07/2012 3:11:56 PM PST by opentalk
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To: Vigilanteman

You have to keep in mind that the object of the TSA isn’t to achieve air travel security.
It is to present security theatre as a means of providing government jobs to favored groups and government contracts to well-connected donors.

Once you understand that, everything they do makes perfect sense.
_____________________________

I agree 100%

I differentiate between security and safety.

Security is controlling you.

Safety is helping you be safe.


32 posted on 03/07/2012 3:18:05 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: opentalk

Thanks, I was wondering because I went through one at Schiphol in January last year.


33 posted on 03/07/2012 6:25:51 PM PST by Sarajevo (Money cannot buy happiness, but it's more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle.)
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To: Sarajevo
More from UK link

...They have also been tested in Germany, France, Italy, Finland and Holland but will be completely banned in April if experts rule they are dangerous.

interesting, TSA is evasive about the health risks and transparency with testing. Hopefully testing results in other countries will be published.

34 posted on 03/07/2012 6:50:28 PM PST by opentalk
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