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Group slams Chertoff on scanner promotion
Washington Post via Globe ^ | January 2, 2010

Posted on 11/14/2010 7:21:19 PM PST by george76

Since the attempted bombing of a US airliner on Christmas Day, former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff has given dozens of media interviews touting the need for the federal government to buy more full-body scanners for airports.

What he has made little mention of is that the Chertoff Group, his security consulting agency, includes a client that manufactures the machines. Chertoff disclosed the relationship on a CNN program Wednesday, in response to a question.

An airport passengers’ rights group on Thursday criticized Chertoff’s use of his former government credentials to advocate for a product that benefits his clients.

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In 2005, Homeland Security ordered the government’s first batch of the scanners - five from California-based Rapiscan Systems. Rapiscan is one of only two companies that make full-body scanners in accordance with current contract specifications required by the federal government.

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TSA purchased 150 more machines from Rapiscan with $25 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. Rapiscan was the only company that qualified for the contract

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chertoff; chertoffgroup; michaelchertoff; rapiscan; rapiscansystems
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1 posted on 11/14/2010 7:21:24 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Thanks for posting this george76.


2 posted on 11/14/2010 7:35:38 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: george76
Chertoff's investment bonanza and American taxpayers/air travelers' nightmare.

GAO - Scanners wouldn't have prevented Detroit plot

3 posted on 11/14/2010 7:39:44 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: rockinqsranch

Thank you


4 posted on 11/14/2010 7:41:08 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

There was that other article earlier today about the CEO of Rapiscan accompanying Obama on the trip to India as part of the business delegation.

Too much cozy goin’ on around D.C. me thinks.


5 posted on 11/14/2010 7:43:41 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: george76

Chertoff is a political hack of the first order. Pretended to be building the fence as he was dragging his feet and running out the clock.


6 posted on 11/14/2010 7:45:41 PM PST by Phillipian (Post Tenebras Lux)
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To: george76

Heh heh, a scanner pimp.


7 posted on 11/14/2010 7:50:45 PM PST by Free in Texas (Let them eat bacon!)
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To: george76

Always, and I mean ALWAYS, follow the money.


8 posted on 11/14/2010 7:52:25 PM PST by Kahuna
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“TSA purchased 150 more machines from Rapiscan with $25 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.”

Obama’s slush fund. He understands, he is a Chicago politician.


9 posted on 11/14/2010 8:05:05 PM PST by Shermy
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To: george76

Body scanners for non-Muslims, baggage checks for non-Muslims, elaborate secured Emergency Management Centers all over the Country, etc., etc. All to make us more “secure”.

Meanwhile, we continue to allow the immigration of MORE Muslims, the construction of MORE Mosques and Madrases, extend MORE extra-traditional protection to Muslims here, and tie down our military in some unclearly defined goal in Afghanistan, while hordes of illegal invaders pour across our southern borders and Iran proceeds merrily along with their nuclear program while the Pakistanis play us for fools as a double agent for the Taliban.

Personally, I think our foreign policy has been directed by progressively more and more inept individuals since Reagan left office. And I resent seeing our freedoms continually abridged to no real purpose aside from setting in place a nationwide framework for a statist dictatorship.


10 posted on 11/14/2010 8:31:11 PM PST by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization.)
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